My name is Ken Pao, I’m the Director of the Premium Accounts here at ImageBrief. With the induction of one of our newest teammates, Jacob, I thought it would be a great time to introduce him to our Photographer Community and also speak a bit about ourselves for those who have yet to work with Aoibheann (pronounced A-Veen) and myself! We here at ImageBrief are working tirelessly with our Premium Photographers hand-in-hand helping them build their photography business, connecting them with our buyers and clients, and promoting their work. I personally couldn’t imagine a better job for myself as I come from a commercial photography background and understand all the challenges us photographers deal with on a daily basis. Read below for some more info on me and the other awesome people that make up the Premium Dream Team!
Ken Pao (Director of Premium Accounts)
I’ve been on the ImageBrief team for almost two and a half years now and was one of the first American hires when Simon and Meg crossed the pond from Australia. It’s been quite a ride for me seeing the incredible growth of the company and originally starting out working as the Photo and Content Editor of all the briefs. Prior to starting full-time with the company, I was working as a pro commercial photographer for almost a decade, specializing in beauty & fashion imagery shooting for clients such as Sephora, Target, CoverGirl, MAC, and L’Oreal, and editorially for magazines like Elle, Harper’s Bazaar & L’Officiel. You can check out my portfolio on my website or on my ImageBrief Profile. I currently still shoot for some of my regular clients but have now focused my full attention towards the Premium Accounts at ImageBrief and developing it to be the online tool for the modern photographer to build their business. I’m excited to be able to share my experience with my Premium Photographers whether it be a portfolio review or connecting and promoting their work with our huge pool of buyers and clients. When I’m not busy chatting with photographers and getting them assignment work and image sales, I love to travel all around the world and am secretly envious of all our travel photographers…
Aoibheann Daly (Premium Product Manager)
Hailing all the way from Dublin, Ireland, Aoibheann originally studied Product Design in university. After finishing her studies, she found herself wanting to get more involved with startup companies because she liked seeing the development of a product/service grow from something small into a successful business. When she got an opportunity to come to New York City, she jumped at the chance and through happenstance, got connected with ImageBrief and started right away as one of the Manager’s of the Premium Accounts! With her feisty personality and can-do attitude, she’s become an invaluable resource for our photographer community working closely with them to educate them about all the opportunities the Premium Accounts have to offer. Aoibheann or “Aveen” is your go-to person if you’re interested in learning more about the Premium Accounts, or if you just want to hear a really cool accent…
And introducing (drumroll please)… Jacob Pastrovich (Community Manager)
We are thrilled to have Jacob on board as the ImageBrief Premium Community Manager! As a photographer himself, his involvement in the photography community runs deep. Shortly after graduating college and returning to the States from traveling and photographing in Eastern Europe, he got started working at a photography resource center in Philadelphia. From there, he moved to NYC to run the New York Photo Festival and the powerHouse Portfolio Reviews for two years. During that time he worked closely with a great deal of photographers, editors, galleries, and partners/affiliates in the photo industry. With his expert knowledge and background in using social media to its full potential, Jacob brings a great deal of experience with him and he will be focusing on the marketing and promotion of all our Premium Photographers to our clients and photographer community. In his spare time Jacob still shoots, focusing more on personal projects which you can see here.
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