LAUREN JOHNSON
laurenparkerphoto@gmail.com
http://laurenparkerphotography.com
http://instagram.com/impulsings

education

2016 | BA English and Studio Art

George Fox University, Newberg, OR


professional experience

2011-Present | Owner and Photographer at Lauren Parker Photography, Portland, OR

Managing all aspects of running a photography business, including client relations, branding and marketing, photo and video processing and editing.

2016-Present | Marketing and Customer Support at Pic-Time, Portland, OR

Communicating with clients to include answering general questions, troubleshooting issues, processing orders, etc., and attending events to advertise and promote the company.

2012-2013 | Copywriter, Section Editor, Photographer, Reporter, Crescent Newspaper, George Fox

A little bit of everything! Began writing articles, then moved up to interviewing, reporting, and photographing people and events. Then moved on to become the editor, which included managing the writers and photographers, approving articles, proofreading, and promoting the newspaper.

2014-2015 | Photographer, Writer, University Yearbook, George Fox University, Newberg, OR

Photographed and wrote stories and articles on people, places, events, and experiences of students and faculty.

2015-2016 | Creative Director, University Yearbook, George Fox University, Newberg, OR

Oversaw and facilitated all aspects of the yearbook publishing—hiring and managing a staff, hosting events and shoots, packaging and distribution, and late night burrito runs for the team.

2017-2018 | Instructor of Photography, George Fox University, Newberg, OR

Taught Beginning Photography: Black and White Film, Intermediate Photography: Digital Photography, and Advanced Photography. Created lesson plans, facilitated class discussion, critiqued work, graded papers, hopefully instilled some love of creating in them.


awards

2012 | Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

State Finalist for Writing Portfolio

2013-2016 | Triple “S” Award, George Fox University Art Department, Newberg, OR

Photography portfolio award chosen by outside practitioners, for the creative advancement of image making as an art form.

2014-2016 | Photographer’s Forum Best of High School & College Photography

State Finalist.

2014 | EyeEm Awards

International Photo competition. One of ten finalists in the “Illusionist” category. View here.

2015-2016 | Honorable Mention, Student Art Show, George Fox University, Newberg, OR

Outside juried and judged exhibition.


exhibitions from 2016

2016 | liminal

Senior Thesis exhibition, Lindgren Gallery, George Fox University, Newberg, OR

2018 | A N C I E N T S

Solo show, The Barn, Corban University, Salem, OR


skills

Photoshop | 6 out of 6
Premiere | 5 out of 6
Lightroom | 5 out of 6

Social Media | 5 out of 6
Print Media | 5 out of 6
Editing/Proofreading | 6 out of 6

Photography | 6 out of 6
Videography | 5 out of 6


Hobbies

Volunteer documentary work at Rewild Portland
Reading (check out my goodreads!)
Tapestry Weaving
Watercolor
Photographing my cat

other projects

Immunity short film | Art Director
Joan Dark: Folk Hero 48h Film Festival | Production Assistant