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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.

    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
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    • 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
    Taylor Kigar, Integrated Producer

    Taylor Kigar, Integrated Producer

    On this episode of Dear Art Producer, Heather is joined by Integrated Producer, Taylor Kigar. Taylor has tackled still, broadcast, illustration and cinema 4d productions, most recently at Deutsche New York. She's a literature lover, a baking enthusiast and queen of the perfectly crafted email. 
     
    In their conversation, Heather and Taylor discuss the role of an Integrated Producer, the challenges she faces in today’s world, what she looks for in photographers, and why it is always worth it to work with new people. 




    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 Taylor Kigar 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

    • 43 min
    Raquel Duarte, Integrated Content Producer

    Raquel Duarte, Integrated Content Producer

    Raquel Duarte first conquered the publishing industry with an internship at Glamour Magazine while also working as a studio manager and on-set assistant for fashion photographer Jon Ragel. She then shifted gears to representing and producing for a roster of renowned photographers, as an artist’s agent at AFG Management and later Marge Casey. 
     
    Today, she applies her experience and expertise as a freelancer by producing for advertising agencies, such as Arnold, Lloyd&Co, Directv, Translation, Pereira O’Dell, Interesting Development, YardNYC, AirParisNY, amongst others. Raquel has been honored to guide the creation of campaigns for global brands, such as Timberland, AT&T, Remy, Martin, Crate & Barrel, and Alaska Airlines to name a few. Raquel applies her working motto of making “content that we are proud” of to every aspect of her 20 plus year career and has always embraced the challenge of an ever evolving advertising industry.
     
    In their conversation, Heather and Raquel dive deep into the challenges of being a freelance producer, remote work, the evolution of the producer’s role in such a dynamic industry, as well as insight into Raquel’s personal working style and processes. 



    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 Raquel Duarte 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

    • 55 min
    Arpi Agdere, Producer, Wieden + Kennedy

    Arpi Agdere, Producer, Wieden + Kennedy

    Arpi Agdere is currently the Art Producer at Wieden + Kennedy. Originally from Istanbul Turkey, Arpi worked for 7 years as an in-house art producer at Vans in Los Angeles and has experience working on both sides of the camera as well as within production companies and creative studios. She has a BFA from Art Center College of Design and is deeply rooted in fine art. She also loves giving back to the art community by doing portfolio reviews and providing mentorships for creatives at every age.
     
    In their conversation, Heather and Arpi explore the joys and the challenges of being an Art Producer in this day and age and how COVID protocols are simply part of production now. 
     
    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 Arpi Agdere 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

    • 32 min
    Anya Mills, Content and Art Services Director, The Martin Agency

    Anya Mills, Content and Art Services Director, The Martin Agency

    Anya Mills has been producing for over 30 years and is currently the Content and Art Services Director at The Martin Agency. After starting her career in Tokyo as a creative, she quickly realized helping ideas come to life was her true calling.   Moving from New York city to Richmond, Virginia in 2001, she spent 10 or so years at the Martin Agency and then took a leap to the client side where she produced a proprietary typeface and started their production and photo department. She recently returned happily to Martin diving back into the role of art buying and art production.
     
    In their conversation, Heather and Anya explore the importance of relationships, challenges faced during the pandemic, and how Heather brings her experience as a creative to the role of producer. 
     
    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 Anya Mills 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

    • 43 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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