I am a creative and highly experienced media researcher based in Oxford, Oxfordshire specialising in picture research, art direction and media research, with a background and BA (Hons) degree photography. I source, clear and commission photos, videos and audio for any project, primarily for publishing clients.

My strong project management skills enable delivery of high-quality media research for any project. I have a proven track record of commissioning creative assets and sourcing the best media possible within time and budget for picture agencies, independent businesses, greetings card and educational publishers.

I have over 22 years’ experience in liaising effectively with picture agencies, production companies, freelancers, suppliers and photographers — all of whom I now have as contacts. 

Picture Research

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Using a picture researcher can save your project lots of money by ensuring all images are cleared for correct use with limited risk, within time and budget.

Media Research

Using a media researcher is an easy way of commissioning clips for use in marketing or in products and can speed up the process of obtaining the right clips while ensuring any third-party rights are cleared for use.

Art Direction

Using an art director can ensure you have creative assets suitable for use in marketing or in products, and take away the stress of getting the right images specifically for your project.

Skills profile

  • Fantastic organisational skills to keep your project to deadline and budget
  • Excellent skills negotiating license fees from sources worldwide
  • Excellent knowledge of copyright law to enable me to clear assets (photo, video or audio) for any project
  • Extensive contacts with picture agencies worldwide, photographers and production companies
  • Over 22 years’ experience in the photographic industry working in picture agencies, in retail and educational publishing, and with photographers
  • Loads of contacts with photographers, production companies, picture libraries and other freelancers
  • Excellent experience of the educational market and a strong understanding of the type of assets required in educational products and marketing
  • Good knowledge of all social media platforms
  • Up to date knowledge of the Industry by attending Footage Market Place, Fotofringe and BAPLA Focus, the annual events for Image and Footage buyers.
  • Member of the Picture Research Association (PRA)
  • Credit image/Fotolia/ Minerva Studio