100 episodes

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 • 46 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.

    Chris Wurst, Executive Producer

    Chris Wurst, Executive Producer

    In this enlightening conversation, Executive Producer Chris Wurst shares his insightful journey from working on movies, reality shows, and music videos to becoming an integral part of the advertising industry at Leo Burnett. Chris talks about his initial interest in production, exposure to reality TV, transition into the music video world, and finally his role as executive producer at Leo Burnett. Chris also emphasizes the value of collaboration, authenticity, personality, and respecting time and effort in the ever-evolving creative 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 Chris on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christopherwurst/ 
     
     
    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
     

    • 51 min
    Pete Anderson and Robyn Swierk of Freshworks

    Pete Anderson and Robyn Swierk of Freshworks

    In this episode of Dear Art Producer, Heather Elder, is joined by Robyn Swierk, the Senior Creative Program Manager, and Pete Anderson, the Global Video Lead, both from FreshWorks During the discussion, Robyn and Pete share their roles at FreshWorks, their workflow, how they engage with artists for projects, as well as tips for how artists can effectively pitch their work. They also reveal their predictions for the remainder of 2023 and share their dream jobs. Listen in for valuable insights into the creative process at FreshWorks. Stay tuned for more episodes of Dear Art Producer, bringing you the inside scoop on the enthralling world of creative production.





    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 Robyn on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/robynswierk/ 
    Find Pete on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pete-anderson-a689106/ 
     
     
    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
     

    • 40 min
    Sandra Gomez, SVP, Group Director, Creative Production

    Sandra Gomez, SVP, Group Director, Creative Production

    The 100th episode of the "Dear Art Producer," Heather Elder  welcomes Sandra Gomez, Senior VP and Group Director in Creative Production at FCB Health. In their conversation they delve into Sandra’s illustrious career and contributions to the industry. Her journey from a production assistant to her current leadership role at FCB Health exemplifies the transformative power of passion and purpose in the creative field. Listen in as they discuss the importance of fostering a supportive work environment, utilizing efficient systems like for streamlining production, and the critical role of scoping and spec sheets in successful project execution. Also discussed is Sandra’s criteria for evaluating artists and the value of emotionally connecting with their work, and the significance of inclusivity in artist selections. 





    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 Sandra on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sandra-gomez-834b714/ 
     
     
    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

    • 55 min
    Christina Cort, Executive Producer

    Christina Cort, Executive Producer

    In this episode of Dear Art Producer, Heather Elder sits down with Christina Court, Executive Producer at JOAN Creative, for an insightful conversation about her journey in the world of art production and the ever-evolving landscape of the advertising industry. Listen in as Heather and Christina delve into various aspects of her career, her role as an executive producer, and her thoughts on the future generation of talent. 





    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 Chris on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christina-cort/ 
     
     
    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
     

    • 51 min
    Aggie Ryan, Assistant Producer

    Aggie Ryan, Assistant Producer

    In the latest episode of "Dear Art Producer," host Heather Elder engages in an insightful conversation with Aggie Ryan, Assistant Producer at Preacher, an advertising agency in Austin, Texas. Aggie shares her unique experiences in the world of advertising and filmmaking, highlighting projects like the Preacher confessional radio station at Willie Nelson's ranch and the importance of flexibility and adaptability in the industry. The episode delves into various aspects of the creative process, client interactions, and the evolving landscape of marketing, making it a must-listen for anyone interested in the advertising and production world in 2023.




    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 Aggie on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aggie-ryan-946a56159/ 
     
     
    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
    Ali Berk, Director of Art + Print Production

    Ali Berk, Director of Art + Print Production

    In this episode of Dear Art Producer, host Heather Elder interviews Ali Berk, Director of Art and Print Production at 72andSunny in Los Angeles. Ali shares her fascinating career journey, starting as an intern in the fashion industry at Tommy Hilfiger at a young age, moving through high fashion brands and editorial magazines, and eventually transitioning to the advertising photography side. Listen in as she discusses her role at 72andSunny, where she oversees art production, photography, illustration, CGI, animation, and graphic design, the importance of creating meaningful partnerships between artists and brands, and the value of being deeply involved in the creative process. The conversation also touches on the challenges and opportunities in the current production landscape, with a focus on providing value and creating work that is hard to ignore.
    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 Ali on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alison-berk-9010636/ 
     
     
    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
     

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 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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