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Isaiah Dillard is a ten-year professional leader in business growth. A United States Air Force Veteran, educated in business strategy and digital media. With a career in business ownership, team leadership, business strategy, digital media production, and community leadership. To date leading thousands in organizations and managing millions in sales and company assets.
Business Designer, Media Specialist, Community Leader, Military Retired Veteran/ Squadron Commander, CEO, Photographer, Industry Strategist, Marketer, and Project/ Team Leader and Manager. Subject matter expert in photography with a continuation of learning, competent in-camera features, techniques, and functionality. Experienced in business solutions, creation, and marketing with a focus on business management and customer relations. Leader in photographic electronic sales, personnel management, photo education, and business strategy.
I have been producing clear, engaging, and effective results for clients in a corporate setting for ten years. My experience in creating leading invaluable assets for every organization and client. Focusing on facts, action, efficiency, and direct-to-market, long-term scalable growth. I have created high-efficient teams, sales growth and avenues, and new market opportunities. I love learning a role or need and finding the right full solution to sustain results.
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Photography Mentorship Program
Mentor: Gallery owner, Ben Wallace's Photographer from the Detroit Pistons
Program held in Detroit, Mi for top-rated students through the local school districts that have a passion for photography and diversity. Learned from the Great and tough photographer from the NBA. Learned further film techniques, how to create and master a shot, how to tell a story, and how to become a professional in photography
Art Institute of Michigan
Formal University photographic training learning the basics and extremes of photography, study light, art history, and studio photography.
Online University learning of Emergency preparedness practices and techniques focused on community impacts of managing risk. Case studies and critical thinking skills are implemented to learn law, crime, government, international relations, climate, risk factors, and preparedness.
Business Management, Marketing, Project Management
Online University learning of business practices and techniques focused on case studies and critical thinking skills to be directed and implemented into daily business practices.
Blue Pixel Photography training
Best Buy, Canon Camera USA
One-on-one photography training with World Class Photographers 2017 (Denver, CO) & 2019 (Tucson, AZ)
Photography week-long training with Blue Pixel photographers, a network of sports, news, and Olympic world-renowned photographers.
Nick Didlick -Superbowl, Olympics & Reuters News
Damian Strohmeyer- NBA, NFL, NCAA, Freelance photographer
Deanne Fitzmaurice- News Journalism
Rick Wilking- Olympics, Reuters News, Sports
Sarah France- Successful Freelance Business
Richard- Sports, Freelance Photographer
Life of Work
2008 /Ameture Freelance - Choice school photographer
Self-made event photographer at school events
Worked to get the best shots during events to provide to school for their uses
2010/ Focus Hope Mentorship
1-year mentorship training with esteemed NBA photographer for the Pistons player Ben Wallace.
Black & White film-based training to sharpen skills. Focused on storytelling, the eye of photography, thinking before shooting, and photographing content in the camera
2011/ Air Force Graduation Family Photographer
Travel with family and photo document trips, events, and graduation. Edit and deliver photos for family, photograph headshot photos for financially burdened service members and families
2013/ DAC Imaging
Freelance event, sports, family photographer, Local high school graduation party, Family Babyshowers, Catholic Baby Baptism, Troy Flag Football league, Troy Firefighter Family Graduation Dinner
2013 /Destination Trip Photography Business Startup Art director/photographer
Design and build scalable business for destination photography for App design. The first destination was to be the island of Grande.
2014/ Digital Counter Measures IT Education Business/Marketing Advisor
Start-up new entity of established information security company. Advise company owner on business decisions, and marketing avenues and be the spokesperson for company customers and service providers. Build and design Curriculum and host classes. Attend marketing events
2014/ Su-rge Studios Photography LLC Licensed Business Photography
Numbers-based business aimed at providing the highest quality of photographs, customer service, and business relationships with the fastest turnaround time. Focused on- event photography, high-risk photography, portrait photography, product photography, and occasional private photo lessons
2016/ Best Buy West Michigan Canon Expert/ Camera Department Manager$ - Subject Matter Expert for photography and Sales Leader
knowledgeable on all things cameras, to be the subject matter expert for West Michigan best buys and their camera-based customers
Host on-location photography training courses
Managing $850,000 in camera revenue annually
Awarded National Second top-rated Canon/Best Buy Camera Salesman in 2017, 2018
Lead, train, and manage a team of 3-photo experts (Sony, Canon, Nikon), along with a team of 9-general photo salespersons
Produce organization profits and revenue of $ 5 million of photographic and electronic sales annually
Facilitate the needs and profit projections and objectives of key Photo Brands (Nikon, Canon, Sony, Panasonic, & Olympus)
Produced the top-selling sales team in the territory, and added over 20% sales growth from prior management
2017/ Black Gold Media Marketing Business Advisor
Be a sole business advisor to owners on startup paperwork, business ideal creation, and implementation. A company focused on digital media marketing solutions for small business
2018/ Mr. Gun Dealer Content Manager Web Sales Content Manager & Firearms Product Industry Photographer
Manage over 15,000 SKUs of products for web-based sales, descriptions, and photos
Design and create companies photo studio and custom photographic processes
Photograph the highest quality industry-use product photos of inventory
Create custom SEO-ready marketable product descriptions
Phone Advisory Minutes
Over $300 million in Management Advisory Assets
Over 50 New Business Designs
Over 50,000 words of Strategy Delivered