Starting in the industry twenty years plus ago, I held positions in just about every role in the pre- and post- production process. I started out as a photo assistant working with 8x10 film, then transitioned to retouching and photo composition in the early stages of digital media to prop styling. From there, I made the progression to client and account management, finally culminating in photo art direction and leading large scale production shoots. Because of the many roles I held during my career I have a unique understanding of all of the moving parts involved in producing a shoot from concept to delivery successfully.
My love of the craft has never wavered, only grown as I continuously encounter increasingly talented individuals. I am always inspired by the creative souls I am fortunate enough to work with. The ability to collaborate with these amazing people only reinforces my desire to continue to bring organized and detailed project management to these productions. The more creative people I get to work with, the more inspiring my job becomes. I am very fortunate to be able to work and share ideas with some of the most wonderful and hard working folks out there.
My underlying philosophy is to work hard but have fun while doing so. We spend most of our days working and it is so important to really enjoy what you do, the people you surround yourself with, and be inspired. Get to work, but don't forget to have fun: tell stupid knock knock jokes, take five to watch a funny animal video, or put on some music and have a five minute dance party to blow off a little steam. Though you should know that I am self-diagnosed as choreographically dyslexic and will likely step on your toes or kick you in the shins, if things really get out of control so beware.
"Her productions are meticulously planned, scrupulously organized, and she always makes sure that the team has all of the resources and time needed to complete the task. As a team leader on set she maintains an orderly and efficient day, but with an eye to keeping her coworkers motivated and happy. She makes my job possible by providing unending support and encouragement to my crew."
— Dane Tashima, Photograher
- The Land of Nod
- Brinker International
- Little Caesars Pizza
- Fashion Fair Cosmetics
- The Home Depot
- Euro RSCG
- Golden Corral
“I had the pleasure of working with Barb on the Chili's business for several years and she was always a great asset to my team. She took on each project with expert knowledge of all the deliverables, going above and beyond without fail to ensure that each shoot ran smoothly. I valued her expertise and never had to worry about any aspect of the shoot while I was working with her. Barb would be a great asset to any team and I highly recommend her work.”
— Bobbie Boehler, Sr. Marketing Manager, Brinker International
"Barbara is an outstanding project manager and producer. Her attention to detail and follow-through are something you can depend on. Every project we worked on together was executed flawlessly and completed on-time. It's a pleasure to work with her."
— Sarah Sanders, Freelance Art Director/Graphic Designer
"Barb is an outstanding producer and, as a freelance art director, it has been a complete pleasure to work with her on Land of Nod shoots. Barb's role requires her to juggle a ton, both in studio and on location, and she never misses a beat. Her organization, planning skills, and efficiency in solving issues creates a very happy/no drama set environment that allows the creative team to be creative — a luxury not found on all photoshoots, and one I very much appreciated."
— Megan Duffy Rostan, Freelance Art Director