Native of Dallas, Texas, photographer Shana Anderson graduated from Southern Methodist University with a Bachelor of Arts in Film and a minor in English. Specializing in portraits, fashion, art, event and commercial photography in the Highland Park / University Park and Dallas area, Anderson has a growing portfolio of high profile clients including Renaissance Dallas Hotel, Donna Karan, Belk, Samsung, Timothy Oulton, Kale Naturals, Hilton Anatole Dallas, DIFFA Dallas, Neiman Marcus, CHRISTUS Health, Uber, Innergy Fitness, John Wayne Cancer Foundation, Ruthie’s Rolling Cafe, Nationwide, Versace, Dallas Children’s Theater, Vacheron Constantin and Essie. She can be seen in such publications as Town & Country, Elle Decor, Women’s Wear Daily, Du Jour, Luxe Interiors + Design, D Magazine, GrandLuxe, PaperCity, Modern Luxury Dallas and was featured on the cover of the 2012 Summer issue of Patron Magazine.
Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
Bachelor of Arts/Cinema-TV-Radio, Minor in English
(Other concentrations of study in Creative Writing, Advertising, Journalism, Layout and Design, Photography and Film Theory)
D StyleSheet , Dallas TX
Photo stylist/photo & stylist assistant 2011-present
Hilltopglossy , Dallas TX
Photographer/photo stylist/Blog contributor 2009-2012
Always At Auction, Flower Mound, TX
Lead Copywriter/ Branding & Merchandising specialist- Jewelry 2010-2011 Create, update, and produce content for product detail pages and marketing support materials on various AtAuction operated websites.
Copywriting/Art direction/Branding of new product development, marketing, photography and advertising
Create product content (product titles, product copy, images and other product content) that maximizes the sales potential.
Work directly with multiple internal teams, including Photographers, Creative, Buying, Auction Scheduling, Merchandising, Website/e-commerce Marketing
Develop and implement strategies to ensure optimal product sales presentation.
Neiman Marcus, Dallas, TX
Visual Design Stylist/Window presentation/Trimmer 2008-2011
Limonada Vintage, Dallas TX
Photo stylist/photographer 2006-2009
Highland Park United Methodist Church, Dallas TX
Events Coordinator 3/05-5/07
Communicating with people inside and outside the organization regarding scheduling, event planning, room layout, etc. for activities including everything from small office meetings, wedding receptions, educational lectures and annual large events for hundreds. This information was exchanged in person, in writing, telephone or e-mail for over 10,000 events a year/membership 12,000 plus.
Individually responsible for EventU/ServiceU database event management and scheduling software and training our staff of 80+ employees.
Art direction/Copywriting of merchandise, print, website, media; including selection of card stock, color selection and communication with our in-house print room for many activities and events.
Trailblazer Studios, Dallas, TX 2003-2005
Creative Writer/Development/Marketing Assistant for Turtle TV
Promoted after 4 months to Assistant to the Director, Linda Stogner
Art direction/Copywriting/Branding of merchandise via print, website, media.
Prepared spreadsheets, invoices, reports, memos, letters and other documents.
Scheduling travel accommodations, planning agendas, festival entries.
Preformed research for means of marketing through internet, prepared questionnaires and conducted study groups.
Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 2001-2003
Photography Assistant to SMU’s Photographer, Hillsman Jackson
Turtle TV Network, Trailblazer Studios, Dallas, TX 2003
Assistant to the Director, Set Design/Props, Turtle Wrangler
Laws of Deception, One More Time Productions 2003
Creator, Writer, Co-Director, Producer, Editor, Casting, Set Design
Feature-length: To Get Me to You; Wild Horses; and Laws of Deception
ACTIVITIES AND SKILLS
Photography and Cinematography: Digital, video, film, B&W/color development
Television Studio: Director/Technical Director, Set Designer, Tape Operator, Camera Operator
Art direction/Copywriting/Branding: new product development, marketing, photography and advertising of merchandise via print, website, media and social media.
Directed Study: SMU Advanced Screen Writing with Kelli Herd
Master Class: Taught by playwright and screenwriter, Horton Foote. Special invitation extended by the Division of Cinema-Television in the Meadows School of the Arts