Beagy Zielinski

Creative & Art Director
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I've held creative leadership roles where I've achieved significant results. My diverse fashion industry expertise gives me a unique perspective and insight. I have a knack for up-skilling teams and improving efficiency, leveraging my firsthand experience in many of these roles to achieve exceptional outcomes. My distinctive experience in creative leadership, team empowerment, strategic innovation and goals for growth perfectly align with the the role described. My Key Skills and Accomplishments:
 Inspiring Creative Leadership: My leadership style fosters innovation and excellence, creating a collaborative environment for creative professionals to thrive. Strategic Conceptualization: I work collaboratively with cross-functional teams to develop creative campaigns aligned with the company's overarching vision and messaging. Meticulous Design Oversight: I ensure the highest quality creative work, from initial concept through to flawless execution, encompassing print, digital, and video. Effective Project Management: I possess a proven ability to manage multiple projects efficiently, keeping them on schedule and within budget, all while maintaining rigorous creative standards. Client-Centric Collaboration: I closely engage with clients to deeply understand their creative needs and objectives, delivering strategic creative solutions that consistently exceed expectations. Crafting Creative Strategies: I play a pivotal role in developing creative strategies and concepts for marketing and advertising campaigns, underpinned by an acute understanding of market trends and target audience insights. Team Empowerment: My commitment extends to recruiting, training, and nurturing creative team members, empowering them to excel and fostering their professional growth.

Previous Brands
Work Experience
Apr ‘21 - Now

. Set up photo-studio and implement workflow structure to improve image quality, productivity Producing & art directing creating mood boards for photo shoots and workflow Oversee creative direction of all Firusas imagery across e.commerce platforms, social media, Booking models, hair , make up and photographers internationally newsletters and print Maintaining strong relationships with photographers, showrooms, model and talent agents & pr Develop brand signature style Create and maintain photography, styling, retouch, model and still life guidelines Managing budgets, invoices and receipts Recruit & Manage Styling, Retouch, Photography, Copy & Still Life teams Manage department schedule, budget and workflow Cast models and negotiate usage rights, day rates and contracts Edit & oversee all customer facing copy in German & English Oversee & approve all customer facing images and video Work closely with buying and business stakeholders to ensure creative endeavors align with company KPIs Staying informed of trends and forecasting trends Conceptualize, creative direct & style all campaign and social media shoots Work with IT to develop tech to improve workflow and productivity

Nov ‘18 - Nov ‘19

Manage 28 sets and ensure our daily KPI of 2500 looks per day is met Recruit & interview team members and manage team of 47 Fashion Stylists, Still Life Stylists and 4 Styling Deputies Develop Style Guides for Men, Women, Sports, Premium & Kids Departments to help ensure teams stay on brand Create motivation opportunities for stylists A direct result of the motivational opportunities created was that the sickness rate went from 22% to 8% within 6 months A/B testing. With the results we created new set design and lighting standard along with posing a photography guideline with buying team Review and reject or approve re-shoot requests from buying team Give annual Zonar performance reviews & establish development plans for each member of my team Work with model bookers on finding on brand models and have weekly reviews evaluating models

Mar ‘15 - Nov ‘18

Photograph & Style up to 86 looks per day Pitch and develop new posing, set backdrops & styling guidelines & new organizational tools to the creative director which were later implemented and contributed to the re-branding of Stylebop's signature style Worked closely with Creative Director & Fashion Director to elevate the visual language used for the re-brand I oversaw the fashion styling team and manage deadlines & priorities, holiday schedule Together with Merchandiser decide which looks go online on specific dates and in what order to shoot them Review site regularly for mistakes or areas that could improve & initiate re-shoots where needed . Cast & book models & negotiate & sign off on model contracts and usage agreements Photograph, style and art direct social media & homepage imagery including videos, gift & stills

Freelance Fashion Stylist
Mar ‘04 - Now
Self employed

Freelance Styling Clients Include: CELEBRITY: Pharrell Williams Gigi Hadid Tyra Banks Zoë Kravitz Alan Cumming Eve Salvail Gabrielle Union Kelly Rowland Laura Carmichael Lena Gercke Toni Braxton Lucy Liu Missy Elliott Neil Gaiman PUBLICATIONS: MOJEH Marie Claire Glamour ELLE Harper 's Bazaar Cosmopolitan Vogue.de Shape Flaire Faces The Mayfair Highsnobiety L'Officiel COMMERCIAL: Douglas Miele Saks Fifth Avenue Miele About You Maybelline Redken Heineken Amazon Porsche Joico Nordstroms

German - Fluent
English - Native
French - Basic
Education & Training
The Fashion Institute Of Technology
Fashion Merchandising Management
Kingsborough College & Fashion Institute Of Technology
Fashion Merchandising Management
Vienna, Austria