Sara Mays | Photography Resume Photos

Photo Editor, United Airlines:
October 2013 - Present

Source photographs for web and print use. Choose photographs that best represent the United brand for various projects and ad campaigns. Assist the lead Photographer and Art Director on photo shoots. Photo research, photo retouch, assist with various graphic layouts. Assist the Project Manager of Media Services and Logistics on various projects. Archive and edit historic film photographs and artifacts. Photograph events and products.

Freelance Photographer, Chicago Sun-Times:
January 2013 - October 2013

Photograph various venues, people and covers for the Chicago Sun-Times business magazine and the daily newspaper.

Freelance Photographer, Redeye:
February 2013 - August 2013

Photograph food, people and events throughout the Chicago area.

Photographer, Obama National Headquarters:
May 2012 - Nov 2012

Photographed campaign events and "meet and greets" of the First Lady, Michelle Obama and Vice President, Joe Biden. Managed photographs for various social media websites and consulted with the design team regarding photo request for advertisement and literature campaigns. Worked with state level digital directors to source photography content and managed photography updates for state campaign offices. Determined and selected locations and styling for merchandise shoots for print and online catalogs.

Freelance Photographer/Media Manager, Crain's Chicago Business Magazine:
July 2012 - October 2013

Photograph people and venues for the print magazine. Archive and manage video content. Record, edit and archive podcast content.

Photography Intern, Office of Mayor Rahm Emanuel:
April 2012 - August 2012

Edited and archived photographs of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and sourced photographs for website and public use. Assisted with photographing events attended by the Mayor.

Freelance Photographer, Time Out Chicago:
May 2011 - October 2013

In charge of archiving and sourcing photography content and updating content in spreadsheets. Photograph multiple events each week for both the Time Out Chicago and Time Out Chicago Kids websites. In charge of editing and uploading final images to the website.

Senior Photo Editor, Columbia Chronicle:
October 2010 - May 2012

In charge of shooting and editing multiple photo and video assignments each week for the print and online editions. Worked well in a fast paced environment with reporters and graphic designers on page layouts and photo illustrations. Managed staff photographers while issuing photo assignments and art direction. Sourced stock photography when needed and in charge of developing photo essay ideas.

Proficient in:

  • Adobe programs
  • Microsoft programs
  • Flickr
  • Google programs
  • Mac and PC
  • Basecamp
  • Drupal
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Saxotech

Awards and Accomplishments:

  • Photography scholarship to Ohio Wesleyan University
  • Photographs selected by 60 Minutes for use
  • First place by the Associated College Press for editorial content.
  • Honorable mention for feature photo by the Illinois College Press Association.
  • Interviewed by Le Monde newspaper.

Chicago-based Photographer