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LEAD STYLIST 90028

 

LEAD STYLIST

Business Development - Sales
 

Think Cosmopolitan: we’re all about the home. Owned by Romain and Kim Dubus, we’re a small family business expending at a fast pace, the goal of the team is inspiring folks from all walks of life to take ownership of their spaces & create value where they’re planted.

LEAD STYLIST

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide day-to-day direction, supervision, coaching, and support for Styling Team
  • Monitor team member schedules and make work assignments, ensuring that work is prioritized appropriately
  • Work with the Photo Art Director insuring all sets are staffed with the appropriate Stylists 
  • Manage the prop room and aisles by SKU’ing and maintaining studio photo props
  • Lead Styling Team by demonstrating proper set etiquette and complex techniques while working on set
  • Collaborate with the Photo Art Director and Photographers to create compelling images of home products in full environments and vignettes for product pages, videos, and other marketing initiatives 
  • Ensure photo sets are clear of unused props and merchandise to increase efficiency and workplace safety
  • Review images continuously with the photographer during photo shoots to ensure merchandise is featured appropriately
  • Dust, clean, and/or steam merchandise and props to ensure items are free of dust, fingerprints, and wrinkles.
  • Lead by regularly working on high-profile projects and demonstrating advanced styling techniques and trends for team members 
  • In addition to styling, fully participate as needed on assigned projects, including: planning, budgeting, developing concepts, location scouting, and set designs
  • Assist the Photo Art Director in developing concepts and designs for realistic photo sets that follow current trends
  • Collaborate with the Photo Art Director to establish style guides and standard
  • Serve as the point person or liaison for certain projects as assigned by the Photo Art Director
  • Identify and approve the purchase of needed props, tools, and supplies
  • Independently source and purchase props for assigned projects, while staying within a budget 
  • Follow outlined styling standards and identify areas for improvement to be incorporated in to the style guide 
  • Follow home décor trends and evaluate competition in order to style home sets and products to meet or exceed industry norms 
  • Direct the curation of the prop collection and establish processes for acquiring, organizing, and retiring props 
  • Represent the photography studio in interdepartmental projects and major company initiatives as assigned
  • Develop and oversee budgets for props
  • Assist the Styling Team in tracking, organizing, and retiring props
  • Have likeness used on film, tape, photograph and record for various content projects
  • Perform other duties as required and assigned by manager and upper management
  • Follow legal policies as directed
  • Perform other duties as required and assigned by manager and upper management.
  • Follow legal policies as directed.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelors degree in a related field or equivalent experience.
  • ​6+ years experience styling products for commercial photography/video productions, with significant experience styling home products or environments
  • 3+ years experience supervising others
  • Demonstrate strong understanding of color theory, two dimensional composition and styling techniques by submitting a portfolio of work
  • Experience styling bedding and other textiles/soft goods required
  • Expert in 2-dimensional design, color theory and visual problem solving
  • Ability to display flexibility with scheduling on location shoots and during times of peak shooting
  • Knowledge of Photoshop, Capture One and DSLRs.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Ability to work within and meet tight deadlines under pressure
  • Ability to display flexibility with scheduling and travel during location shoots and times of peak shooting
  • Ability to handle high pressure situations while maintaining professionalism
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally as needed to attend events
  • Willing to work a non-traditional schedule to accommodate activities

 

Think Cosmopolitan is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Think Cosmopolitan is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

Applicants wishing to view a copy of Think Cosmopolitan’s Affirmative Action Plan for veterans and individuals with disabilities, or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the Human Resources Department at (323) 747-8207.

JOB LOCATION

Please send all applications to info@thinkcosmopolitan.com with the subject "Employment Application"