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Paige Melton

Paige Melton

About Artist

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  • Artist Statement

    My creative works include realism, abstract painting, line art, and photography. When it comes to realism, I particularly love to capture individuals and their unique features in portraits. Most of what I have crafted are realism drawings, but most recently I have been producing them digitally. I appreciate digital creations because they allow you to have all the tools you need at your fingertips and are the most convenient, as we live in a technological era. However, it will never compare to tangible mediums. I have practiced realism from a young age, and it has become a great foundation for my work in other mediums.

    Because realism can become tedious, abstract painting is an activity I use as an escape and for relaxing. Additionally, it has aided me in figuring out what colors complement each other best and creating palettes from them.

    I recently found a love for minimal and modern art, so I began exploring this style when I wanted a piece of my own in my room. Specifically, I enjoy creating line art of people’s pets. The animal is typically made out of one single continuous line and exhibits a distinctive feature from the particular pet. Line art has taught me to back away realism and has shown me how our minds will fill in details that may not actually be present.

    Lastly, I have worked for almost five years in retail, which has given me an appreciation for fashion photography, as well as portrait photography. My knowledge of color and style has given me the skills I need to put together outfits for photoshoots which will help to create the target aesthetic I am looking for.

  • Resume

    Paige Melton
    (318)773-9183 | paigelmelton@gmail.com | @pg.meltoncreative
    Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paige-melton-936357136

    EDUCATION

    BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE IN MASS COMMUNICATION
    Louisiana State University of Shreveport – Fall 2019
    Concentration in Public Relations

    • Coursework focused in mass communications, communication research, copy editing, press releases, communication theory, journalism, graphic design, storytelling, public speaking, and social media.
    • Secretary of Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society, Fall 2019


    ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREE IN COMMUNICATION MEDIA
    Bossier Parish Community College - Spring 2017
    Concentration in Mass Communication

    • Coursework focused in film, video editing, photoshop, public speaking, script writing, news writing, voice and diction, and live studio production.

    RETAIL/LEADERSHIP SKILLS

    • Prepare outfits for customers based on styling knowledge and their personal style
    • Utilize knowledge of current fashion trends, as well as classic pieces, to assess which pieces to accept from customers based on supply and demand of the store
    • Maintain an efficient pace when processing, presorting, or checking out items in order to satisfy customers
    • Supervise five other employees during a shift while processing clothing from customers
    • Train new employees in workplace practices, prioritizing, and efficiency

    SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGEMENT/CONTENT CREATION SKILLS

    • Coordinate weekly uploads based on a schedule to ensure organization and attractiveness on social media platforms such as Instagram and Facebook
    • Use strategic thinking to innovate new ways to gain followers on platforms
    • Collaborate with a creative team to create photoshoots through assembling seasonal outfits, modeling, photographing, editing photos in Adobe Lightroom, and uploading photos to various social media platforms and business website
    • Captures memories and creates exceptional experiences for clients
    • Executes standard photography operation procedures including image editing techniques, tools, processes, and guidelines

    EXPERIENCE

    SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR/KEY HOLDER
    UPTOWN CHEAPSKATE MARCH 2015 –PRESENT Work to assist customers with finding trendy outfits for an affordable price, presort through customer clothing to find the most wanted and high-quality items, and price customer items according to condition and style to give them the best deal. Additionally, responsible for taking pictures and managing posts for our social media accounts, opening/closing the store, and modeling various merchandise for the online store.

    PORTRAIT AND FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER
    PG.MELTON PHOTOGRAPGHY 2018 - PRESENT
    Use artistic and technical skills to create images clients will love, whether it is senior pictures or family portraits. Furthermore, responsible for taking fashion photos for Uptown Cheapskate. Experience editing photos in Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.

    CAMERA OPERATOR/SCRIPTWRITER
    HOMEWORK HANGOUT JANUARY 2016 - MAY 2017
    Hands on experience working with a live studio camera to adjust shots, worked with a creative team to write scripts and produce new segments, and have assisted with other elements such as graphics, teleprompter, sound, and master control.

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