Benjamin Stelly

Location New York
Bio

Shoots Director at Spring Studios

Creative Director Photographer Interior Designer
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Work History

Director of Shoots and Business Operations
Spring Studios
2018 – Present
Greater New York City Area
Align with C-suite on hierarchy of business objectives; strategize with management leads on best practices for implementing priority cross-team processes therein; and manage through fulfillment and reporting Drive inter-departmental process improvement by eliminating redundancies within Sales, Production, Client Services, Finance, HR and IT workflows Formulate and analyze critical business needs and reporting metrics for Sales and Production pipeline and business development growth opportunities Create and oversee regulatory compliance of teams to ensure proper project execution and results tracking Lead global development and implementation of new software solutions to improve operational communication, project management accountability, client experience, and financial reporting Create and manage the Shoots budget and P&L; accountable for weekly sales and status reports Maintain client database and manage business development (returning, prospecting and inbound leads) opportunities through strategic sales and marketing initiatives Manage the Shoots & Events project management and resource planning calendars Collaborate with accounting teams on weekly cash flow, revenue recognition, accounts receivable and accounts payables schedules Evaluate strategic vendor partnerships and track ROI metrics for capital expenditure and fixed assets related to production and equipment inventories Collaborate with creative teams on Spring’s brand guidelines as they are executed in digital and printed marketing collateral Recruit and evaluate full-time and freelance sales and production staff; provide critical and constructive feedback during annual employee performance reviews; and create training literature and programs for employee on-boarding
Shoots Director
Spring Studios
2017 – 2018
Greater New York City Area
Head of Bookings
Spring Studios
2015 – 2017
New York, New York
Photographer
BenjaminStelly.com
Jan 2008 – Present
Creative Producer and Marketing Manager
HONOR NYC Full-time
2013 – 2015
New York, NY
Responsible for $3M annual marketing and creative production budget In-house production lead on creative content projects including shoots, presentations and runway shows Managed contractor and vendor relationships and coordinated contract terms and negotiations Concepted, developed and managed creative assets for printed and digital omnichannel branded content Organized and developed training initiatives for freelancer production assistant and intern program Implemented inventory and tracking software for managing press, editorial, VIP and archival sample collections
Booker
Pier59 Studios Full-time
2012 – 2013
Greater New York City Area
Sales Executive responsible for a $15M annual revenue projection Led negotiations for all new and returning clients contracting venue, equipment and food & beverage rentals Concepted creative re-branding and sales for a 20-year-old company Collaborated with leadership team on best practices targeted at delivering exceptional client service
Assistant to the Creative Director at GQ Magazine
Conde Nast Full-time
2011 – 2012
New York, NY
Managed personal, professional and travel appointments for Creative Director and the Fashion Editorial team Coordinated market sample trafficking and organized fashion closet for shoots, fittings and run-throughs Created and distributed creative production and editorial schedules for shoots, events and brand activations
Photography Intern
Vogue
Jul 2011 – Dec 2011
Greater New York City Area
Assisted the Photography, Art and Production teams with administrative functions, graphic design support and assembling and delivering layouts for upcoming print issues and special projects (Vogue's Editor Eye). Coordinated art planning for research and photography teams from agents and studios on behalf of the Photography Director.
Fashion Intern
Vogue
Jan 2011 – Jun 2011
Greater New York City Area
Assisted with the operational organization of the Fashion Department on executing key calendar deadlines for run-throughs, fittings, shoots, fashion week and production drops. Assisted the Editor-in-Chief office with administrative functions and initiatives. Maintained the fashion week calendar of invites and RSVPs for the Sittings, Market, Bookings and Contributing Editors. On set production support for shoots and special projects (The Met Costume Institute's Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty Gala) … see more
Production Assistant
Schuman Inc - The Sartorialist
May 2011 – Aug 2011
Fashion Editorial Intern
Interview Magazine
Aug 2010 – Dec 2010

Education

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
New York University
2010 – 2011
Bachelor of Architecture / Bachelor of Arts, Plan II Dual Degree Program
The University of Texas at Austin
2008 – 2009

Skills