Will Lipman Resume
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Location: Pleasanton, CA, USA
School: SDSU
Field of Study: Liberal Studies

Will Lipman Resume

Pleasanton, CA
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Extensive experience photographing people and products in studio and on location. Comprehensive skillset including ideation, propping, styling and retouching. Skilled in magazine layout and production, with expertise in Photoshop and experience with InDesign. Produced photography for ecommerce, tech companies, magazines and apparel makers. Ability to meet creative and technical challenges within designated timeframe and budget. Thrives on creative collaboration, yet able to take the reins and operate in an autonomous mode. “Scrappy creative thinker”.

Howry Design
Old Navy
Seidel Advertising
Party City
Sharper Image
Rocket Vodka
Y Design Studios

Photoshop, CaptureOne, Lightroom, InDesign, iMovie, Keynote.
Nikon, Canon, Sinar, Mamiya, and Hasselblad. Leaf, Phase One and Sinar digital backs. Speedotron, ProFoto, Broncolor and Arri lighting.


Party City
In-House Photographer 2016-2019
Created images in studio and on location for world’s largest party retailer. Photographed products, lifestyle and models for ecommerce, marketing and social media. Stills and Animated GIFs.

AOL, Palo Alto, CA
Photographer/Sr Designer 2011-2013
Directed and produced original photography for magazine covers and features. Involved in and managed all aspects of photography for AOL’s in-house Palo Alto studio: ideation, art direction, propping, styling, location scouting, model casting, scheduling, budgeting and post-production retouching.
Awards including 2013 Appy Award and 2012 Society of Publication Designers Gold Award. Coordinated and executed event photography and celebrity interviews at CES, E3 and Tech Crunch Disrupt (see blog for coverage).
Designer, mobile 2010-2012
Production Design for mobile apps, including Editions, Mobile Living, Play and Moviefone. and layout for Engadget Distro, issues 2-31
Magazine design

Freelance Photographer 1994 - Present
Full-service commercial photography studio. Manages teams of photo assistants, stylists, models and secondary shooters for advertising and catalog clients: fashion, technology, housewares and interiors.

Bachelor of Arts, San Diego State University

“Will is a consummate professional. He collaborates to deliver the best images for the project, is open to experimentation and has the patience of a saint.”
- Jill Guenza, Senior Designer, Levi Strauss & Co
“Will is one of the hardest working guys in the business. An amazing photographer, digital manipulator, Art Director and most importantly a scrappy creative thinker who always gets the shot or solves the problem no matter what obstacle is placed in his path. Will is the type of guy who when you ask for something to get done it get's done! He came a long way as a designer in the mobile design department at AOL as well. Anyone interested in hiring Will would be lucky to have him. If you have any questions regarding Will's expertise or professionalism I'm more than happy to talk with you about him. It is my sincere hope that I can have the privilege of working with this man again." -Jeremy LaCroix, Head of Design and UX, AOL
“Will Lipman is a rare combination in the creative industry. He has an incredible aesthetic that he is able to combine with a "get it done" business acumen. He is thorough, smart, creative and a pleasure to work. I
highly recommend him.” -Howard Seidel, Seidel advertising
“Will’s photography has made an amazing difference in the magazine... not only the look and quality, but we saved tons of money. There was no need for the color corrections and photo manipulation that we used to do every time hoping to make bad photography look acceptable. Thanks Will! You saved me again!”
-Elena Welch, Creative Director, Levi’s Rivet Magazine
"Will is creative, extremely dependable and our go-to guy to get the job done. He has a great attitude and was able to keep cool under a demanding workload. I will definitely work with Will again."
-Brooke Shinsky, Cost Plus World Market