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Dear Art Producer connects the photography and video community with art producers in the advertising community. This podcast introduces you to different art producers, share the stories of their diverse career paths, explore what it means to stay relevant and examine industry topics such as marketing, estimating, directing, websites and more.

Dear Art Producer Heather Elder

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 45 Ratings

Dear Art Producer connects the photography and video community with art producers in the advertising community. This podcast introduces you to different art producers, share the stories of their diverse career paths, explore what it means to stay relevant and examine industry topics such as marketing, estimating, directing, websites and more.

    Nicole Schiavo, Associate Producer

    Nicole Schiavo, Associate Producer

    On this episode of Dear Art Producer, Heather sits down with Nicole Schiavo, Associate Integrated Producer at DDB Chicago. 
     
    Nicole has been in her role for six months now. Her team at DDB speaks very highly of her and, as you will see, her enthusiasm for our industry is infectious and very much appreciated. In her free time, Nicole is an avid foodie and enjoys cooking and baking new recipes.  
     
    In their conversation Heather and Nicole discuss the role of Associate Producer and what it means to establish yourself in the industry. 
     
    In an industry where the rules are always changing, it’s helpful to hear from those on the front lines. Heather Elder is the visionary behind NotesFromARepsJournal.com; visit HeatherElder.com for industry updates, stunning photography and video, and the artists behind the work.
     
    More about our guest:
    Find Nicole on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicoledschiavo/ 
     
    Resources Mentioned:
    Artist Management Association Usage Glossary https://artistmanagementassociation.org/glossaries-and-definitions 
     
    More about your host:
    Heather Elder’s Bio
    Heather Elder’s Blog
    Heather Elder on Instagram
    Heather Elder on Twitter
    Heather Elder on LinkedIn
    Heather Elder on Facebook

    • 32 min
    Andy Anderson, Photographer

    Andy Anderson, Photographer

    We are excited to be hosting a special episode with one of our photographers, Andy Anderson. Andy is known for his unyielding curiosity and soulful imagery. After representing him for over 20 years, we have followed his journey from Argentina to Alaska and from Iceland to Cuba and everywhere in between. His portfolio contains vast landscapes and intimate portraits, always dedicated to documenting the world as he sees it. 
     
    Most recently, this took him to Nepal to photograph and interview the often overlooked Sherpa. Listen as Andy tells us about his time in Nepal and about the Sherpa and their vital role in mountaineering. 



    In an industry where the rules are always changing, it’s helpful to hear from those on the front lines. Heather Elder is the visionary behind NotesFromARepsJournal.com; visit HeatherElder.com for industry updates, stunning photography and video, and the artists behind the work.
     
    More about our guest:
    Learn more about Andy Anderson and see some of his work here:  https://heatherelder.com/talent/andy-anderson-portfolios 
     
    More about your host:
    Heather Elder’s Bio
    Heather Elder’s Blog
    Heather Elder on Instagram
    Heather Elder on Twitter
    Heather Elder on LinkedIn
    Heather Elder on Facebook
     

    • 35 min
    Jamie Zimmermann, Integrated Producer

    Jamie Zimmermann, Integrated Producer

    Integrated Art Producer, Jamie Zimmermann returns to the show to talk about what she is doing these days, how her job and life has changed over the course of a pandemic, and her approach as an Integrated Producer having been a photographer and rep as well. 
     
    Since the last time Jamie was on the podcast,  She's now living in San Francisco and is an Integrated Producer at Venables Bell & Partners and has expanded the types of projects she works on beyond art producing. This includes broadcast, digital content, and experiential. Her main clients are a Reebok and Cardi B collaboration and 3M.
     
    In their conversation, Heather and Jamie discuss Jamie’s love for puzzle-like projects, her biggest challenges, working with cost consultants, and doing tarot card readings for her productions! 



    In an industry where the rules are always changing, it’s helpful to hear from those on the front lines. Heather Elder is the visionary behind NotesFromARepsJournal.com; visit HeatherElder.com for industry updates, stunning photography and video, and the artists behind the work.
     
    More about our guest:
    Find Jamie Zimmermann on LinkedIn here. 
     
    More about your host:
    Heather Elder’s Bio
    Heather Elder’s Blog
    Heather Elder on Instagram
    Heather Elder on Twitter
    Heather Elder on LinkedIn
    Heather Elder on Facebook

    • 35 min
    Dan Southwick, Senior Integrated Producer

    Dan Southwick, Senior Integrated Producer

    On this episode of Dear Art Producer, Heather sits down with Dan Southwick, Senior Integrated Producer at LinkedIn Creative Studio. Originally from Chicago, Dan relocated to California to escape the cold. With bass in hand as a touring musician, and an education in photography under his belt, he stumbled quite naturally into the field of advertising in San Francisco. For the bulk of his career to date, he has led production efforts at creative agencies and internal creative departments at many well known tech companies such as Meta, Airbnb, Apple, Eleven Inc., and Goodby Silverstein & Partners. 
     
    In their conversation, Heather and Dan discuss what it is like being a musician turned art producer, working as part of an internal agency, and how constant reinventing and evolving is part of the industry. 



    In an industry where the rules are always changing, it’s helpful to hear from those on the front lines. Heather Elder is the visionary behind NotesFromARepsJournal.com; visit HeatherElder.com for industry updates, stunning photography and video, and the artists behind the work.
     
    More about our guest:
    Find Dan Southwick on LinkedIn here. 
     
    More about your host:
    Heather Elder’s Bio
    Heather Elder’s Blog
    Heather Elder on Instagram
    Heather Elder on Twitter
    Heather Elder on LinkedIn
    Heather Elder on Facebook

    • 36 min
    Deb Grisham, Director of Photography Production

    Deb Grisham, Director of Photography Production

    On this episode of Dear Art Producer, Heather is joined by Deb Grisham, Director of Photography Production at Creative Drive. Deb’s start in advertising began in London as a photo assistant and her love of production and troubleshooting provided her with the opportunity to learn a variety of roles from talent agent, to studio manager, to producer, to art buyer. She has worked with a range of clients from luxury goods, to fashion, to cars and her round table experience enables her to better understand what the photographer agency and client’s needs are in order to obtain a successful end result. 
     
    Listen as Heather and Deb discuss changes in the industry in the time they have known each other, what makes meaningful relationships, how to facilitate connection whether working in person or remote and the pros and cons of each. 




    In an industry where the rules are always changing, it’s helpful to hear from those on the front lines. Heather Elder is the visionary behind NotesFromARepsJournal.com; visit HeatherElder.com for industry updates, stunning photography and video, and the artists behind the work.
     
    More about our guest:
    Find Deb Grisham on LinkedIn here. 
     
    More about your host:
    Heather Elder’s Bio
    Heather Elder’s Blog
    Heather Elder on Instagram
    Heather Elder on Twitter
    Heather Elder on LinkedIn
    Heather Elder on Facebook

    • 42 min
    Tanya Hotton, Freelance Art Producer

    Tanya Hotton, Freelance Art Producer

    Freelance Producer, Tanya Hotton’s versatility allows her to integrate print, broadcast, and online projects seamlessly. Over the years, she has shot for consumer advertisers worldwide that range in costs from thousands to millions of dollars. She is an expert at stretching a budget and getting the most out of a tight deadline. Ultimately, it is her thoughtful and professional approach that allows her to create successful collaborative relationships with creatives, clients, noted photographers and talent around the world.
     
    In this dynamic conversation, host Heather Elder and Tanya Hotton talk about what her role as a freelance art producer looks like these days, what it was like for her during COVID when work stopped coming in, and how she finds her artists.  
     
    In an industry where the rules are always changing, it’s helpful to hear from those on the front lines. Heather Elder is the visionary behind NotesFromARepsJournal.com; visit HeatherElder.com for industry updates, stunning photography and video, and the artists behind the work.
     
    More about our guest:
    Find Tanya Hotton on LinkedIn here. 
     
    More about your host:
    Heather Elder’s Bio
    Heather Elder’s Blog
    Heather Elder on Instagram
    Heather Elder on Twitter
    Heather Elder on LinkedIn
    Heather Elder on Facebook

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

Italiansburg ,

Valuable Industry Insight!

This podcast is like no other, and I heartily thank Heather for doing it! She pulls back the veil of our sometimes opaque industry, and let’s us get to know the Art Buyers and producers.

Bgrax ,

Great show

Spent 30 years working in the camera department of motion production. Know and met plenty of ad agency people over those years. This show is awesome. Thank you. Bill Gray

dwstinson ,

Very informative

Lots of compelling interviews and relevant information for commercial photographers!

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