Lead Photographer

Your job is to lead the photographic vision and execution of Artifact Uprising. With a keen awareness of emerging trends and styles, you’ll push AU’s photography in a fresh and relatable direction. You act as a mentor for other photographers (internal and external) and provide constructive direction and feedback. The role requires a balance of creative and production-oriented thinking as you will also be responsible for managing the shoot calendar and photography budget—the ability to function equally in both domains is key. A familiarity with video creation, and a passion to explore this avenue is required. Your primary focus will be on still photography, but proficiency with moving picture can help grow AU in a direction that continues to evolve. You will think conceptually and create relentlessly with a passion, detail, and dedication to the craft.


  • You will be responsible for the strategy of all brand photography and execution of overseeing its creation (this includes both studio and lifestyle assets).
  • You will be responsible for understanding industry trends, and help guide the photography of the company in a fresh and relatable direction.
  • You’ll be fully integrated in the day-to-day operations of the business, and responsible for communication and collaboration around visual assets with stakeholders in all departments.

  • You will work closely with the Design Director to create a visual direction on a quarterly basis to guide the aesthetic of AU’s photography.
  • Your work will help support the goals and needs of overall campaign objectives, while operating within AU’s brand standards and guidelines.
  • You will be responsible for coordinating with other departments to create timelines pertaining to product innovations or launches.
  • You will work closely with designers to communicate needs and deliverables.

  • You will own responsibility for the photography and video captured and the process of editing from creation to handoff to the design department.
  • Your work will translate the quality of AU physical products into visual assets that communicate that quality across all touch points.
  • You will help ensure all outward facing photography adheres to our brand guidelines and elevates our overall brand communication.
  • You will help create and maintain an organized asset management structure.
  • You will help mentor other photographers (in-house and out) Guiding them to understand the AU brand and aesthetic.


  • Portfolio demonstrating work (must be submitted with resume in order to be considered for position)
  • Bachelor’s Degree or formal course work in Photography or similar field
  • Proven experience in E-Commerce photography, digital cameras, and lighting
  • Experience shooting and retouching product imagery as well as high technical proficiency in Lightroom and Photoshop
  • Extensive knowledge of Canon 5D cameras
  • A positive attitude and an eagerness to learn
  • Experience in a variety of digital capture formats, knowledge of image file management, file storage, and server organization is a plus
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects and deadlines at once as well as working independently
  • Ability to meet deadlines and make decisions in a fast-paced environment
  • Flexibility to adjust to changing priorities
  • Proactive and able to take initiative
  • Detail-oriented and creative
  • Portfolio that demonstrates expertise in both still life and video experience
Artifact Uprising® is a Colorado-based company that creates premium quality, customizable photo goods for your digital photos. Driven by the belief that everyone has a story to tell, the company is known for elevated design and thoughtfully sourced materials. Signature products include the Layflat Album touting ultra-thick pages and foil-stamped covers, textured matte Everyday Prints, and a line of customizable frames.

Job Perks
Health, vision and dental insurance for families, flexible vacation policy, gym reimbursement, 401(k) matching and commuter benefits.

Why Artifact Uprising?

Creative Freedom
We value the creative process and look to our employees to speak into Artifact Uprising products, identity and approach – regardless of position or title. We look for driven people who demonstrate initiative to take the company to the next level.

The Working Life
We strive to create a workplace where everyone works hard but also has the flexibility and balance to enjoy life outside of the office.

It Won’t Be Boring
We are a small company with big ideas - and we recognize it will take every last one of us to reinvent the way brands approach business. We believe a good workplace empowers its team to rise to new challenges, expand their skill sets and think outside of the box. Through this, we foster a company culture that is always growing, always reaching, and always looking to see things differently.

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