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Brian Pobuda

Photography, Photo Editor Digital Asset Manager


Brian Pobuda is a Digital Asset Management Specialist, Photography Manager, Photo Producer with 14 years of experience in a variety of creative and strategic roles.  A digital media enthusiast with demonstrated experience in engaging and developing DAM systems for large companies including Audi,  AKQA, HP, University of Phoenix, Getty Images, Beyond, Medtronic,  Airbnb, Citrix and Sephora,

Brian Pobuda's Background

Brian Pobuda's Experience

Picture Desk Editor/Staff Photographer at Getty Images

June 2001 - May 2004 | Los Angeles

Edited incoming digital images related to news, sports, and entertainment. Archived, color-corrected, sized and edited caption information for incoming images. Scanned and transmitted images to media clients and to company website. Updated and maintained company website. Photographed entertainment assignments for international celebrity magazines.

Staff Photographer at LA Times Community Newspapers

October 1996 - September 2000 | Newport Beach

Provided photographic coverage of news, features and sports for daily and weekly newspapers, both metro and community sections.

Photo Editor Internship at Newsweek

May 1994 - November 1994 | New York

Edited and researched photo assignments for news stories for the weekly magazine. Monitored the photo wires and assisted photo editors in daily tasks (circulation 1 million).

Senior Digital Asset Manager at AKQA

June 2012 - Present | San Francisco, CA

Collaborates with Business Analysts, User Experience and Creative to ensure assets meet business, functional and creative requirements. Collaborates with Sr. Art Director, Sr. Motion Designer and CRD on defining asset requirements based on creative direction and front-end capabilities. Collaborates with PM and Creative on managing incoming RTT assets. Participates in asset reviews to ensure product asset accuracy. Coordinates with Retoucher on required asset revisions/enhancements. Prepares spreadsheets and/or decks, as needed, to facilitate asset stakeholder reviews. Contributes to defining the content tagging and metadata system. Defines and manages visual asset file system, versioning and tagging. Ensures all assets are up-to-date in the DAM and tagged/described correctly. Assists PMs in ensuring proper routing/trafficking of assets from initial delivery through development. Assists PMs with communication with Creative team on asset status, availability and risks/issues.

Brian Pobuda's Education

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

1989 – 1994

BA

Concentration: Photography, American Studies, Film


Brian Pobuda's Interests & Activities

Digital Asset Management, Photo Editing, Photography, Digital Librarian, Video Editing, Video Production.

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