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A Freelance Photo Art Director available for assignments in our Kentucky-based studio who will conceptualize and oversee the creation of fashion and home still life editorial product shoots at Rue Gilt Groupe. The Art Director will carry out photo shoot concepts through planful direction and on-set execution.  This is NOT a REMOTE position.


  • Conceptualize and art direct photography, independently and supporting Creative Director
  • Demonstrate a keen eye and strong sensibilities for editing, cropping, and the brand’s overall aesthetic
  • Plan photography with an eye to an overall, holistic view of mobile first, and current creative direction
  • Collaborate with stylists and photographers, plan and execute set and prop design, delegating tasks where needed
  • On off set days work and plan set design and direction for upcoming shoots (painting, prep, prop sourcing)
  • Photography should reflect the Rue La La & Gilt brands, as well as the external brands being shot
  • Partner with design, studio creative teams, and photo production crews; support conceptualizing & planning of shoots
  • Work collaboratively with the greater team including Art Directors, Designers, Copywriters, etc.
  • Stay abreast of fashion and home/lifestyle photography trends, as well as industry technology evolution


  • Model a collegial, positive and productive working environment that inspires others
  • Possesses strong communication skills to lead creative team with confidence
  • Meet productivity and efficiency goals


 Cross-Functional Partnership:

  • Partner with Production and Sample Management teams for scheduling 
  • When necessary, partner with Boutique Producers to select samples for impacts


Core Competencies:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in studio productions, photography, lighting, set design and styling techniques and terms
  • Demonstrate proficiency in CaptureOne, Adobe CS5 suite
  • Provide clear, actionable, and decisive feedback with adaptability
  • Welcome feedback on projects and implement improvements
  • Must be able to shift priorities to meet deadlines based on changing calendars
  • Display strong self-motivation and self-advocacy
  • Excellent attention to detail and discernable elevated taste
  • Must demonstrate ability to work independently, and via remote direction from Sr. Creative


  • 3+ years of Photo Studio Art Direction
  • Strong portfolio of work required

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