Today we’d like to introduce you to Devon Bert.
Devon, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I knew at a fairly young at that I wanted to pursue a creative career in fashion. A theater kid at heart, I was always in awe of the costumes I saw on stage. From there, art school was a natural next step. At Savannah College of Art and Design, I honed in on my fashion skills and collaborated with photographers, film makers, textile designers and more. In college, I fell in love content creation beyond fashion. Working with unexpected products and materials is the type of artistic challenge I thrive for.
With college and a handful of internships under my belt, I began working full time at JackThreads in Brooklyn. There I continued to collab with other amazing creatives. When I moved to San Francisco, I began my career as a freelance fashion and prop stylist. While the hustle is real, the payoff is better than anything I’ve experienced. I find it essential to keep myself surrounded by a network of artists that both challenge and encourage me.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Absolutely not! Although I did get a full time job in fashion right out of college, I still had to tear my way through the red tape. Knowing what you’re capable of when no one else does can be the most frustrating thing as a creative.
As a freelancer, I’ve had to make a name for myself in a brand new city. Moving here, I knew no one, but with a positive attitude and a trust in myself, I was able to make a great network in the last two years.
Sticking to your guns and not being afraid to show your talents is key. Keep testing and making art in your free time. It won’t always come with a big check, but the payoff is invaluable. The struggle never ends but with more confidence and good people around you, you’ll find your worth.
So, as you know, we’re impressed with Devon Bert, Photo Stylist – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
As a fashion and prop stylist, every day is different. From editorial, to e-commerce and food styling–I’ve done it all. While I love dreaming up fantastical editorials, my bread and butter is product styling. I specialize in both on-model and laydown styling. I think it’s important as a freelancer to have lots of skills under your belt. I taught myself how to do laydown, or still life, styling in college when I saw many fashion brands turning to that type of imagery. I think what that’s what sets me apart–I wear a lot of hats. I try to keep my talents diversified so that I never get stuck in a creative rut.
My proudest moment to date is probably being published in a magazine for the first time. That really solidified to me that I was on the right track.
So, what’s next? Any big plans?
I feel like sky is the limit! Just looking back at the past two years and all the cool stuff I’ve worked on, I’m stoked to see what the future holds. I’m also looking forward to growing my creative network even more. Meeting and working with others has proven to be the greatest asset and I can’t wait to keep that going.
- Website: https://www.devonbert.com/
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thedailydevon/
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