Photo Stylist

  • Job Type:
    Contract/Temp to Hire
  • Category:
    Design - Photography
  • Location:
    Bannockburn, Illinois
  • Job Code:

Paladin is working with a retail company in the North Chicago suburbs, looking to add a Photo Stylist to their team. The Photo Stylist uses strong conceptualization and design skills to create effective shot composition, set development, product styling, and propping to highlight product features and benefits to achieve strategic advertising and merchandising objectives. This is an exciting opportunity to work on a variety of product categories with a focus on Fashion!



JOB TYPE: Temp to Permanent

LOCATION: Bannockburn, IL

EXPERIENCE LEVEL: 3+ years of experience in Commercial Photography/Styling (background in textiles and apparel preferred)

BENEFITS: Medical, dental, short/long term disability, life insurance, PTO, tuition reimbursement, discounts, work-sponsored events, onsite company store, and more!



  • Assessing merchandise style and content to highlight features in a variety of products on model, room set and/or table top
  • Active participation in preproduction meetings
  • Follows creative concepts and standards that promote advertising, merchandise and sales strategic objectives
  • Plans and coordinates daily prep and shooting schedules for products
  • Takes ownership of projects providing prepping and on-set styling for photography
  • Partnering cohesively with Photographers and teams in a fast-paced/fluid environment
  • Ability to understand and implement brand objectives and create the desired look with a critical and creative eye working with tight deadlines
  • Listens to constructive criticism and make changes quickly
  • Works within budget and is responsible for cohesion of stylistic elements, prop shopping, organization of the props/prop room and updating elements in relation to trends
  • Researches and develops new concepts, sets and locations to enhance product performance and sales goals
  • Tears down sets, puts props away and maintains an organized studio space



  • 3+ years of experience in Commercial Photography/Styling
  • Associates Degree or equivalent experience
  • Sharp aesthetic, with an eye for composition, color and set design
  • Ability to successfully work on multiple projects simultaneously with a confident and positive attitude
  • Up to date in the latest styling, home decor and fashion trends
  • Expert experience in a photo styling role for apparel, home decor, and textiles
  • Familiar with commercial lighting, equipment and general studio behavior
  • Strong portfolio of work showing experience, skill and personal style is a must
  • Must be able to follow established processes and procedures, deliver high-quality work and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills
  • Must be a self-starter and team player



If you are interested and available for this opportunity, please send the following items immediately to Amy at to be considered for this role

  • Updated resume in word format
  • Salary requirements
  • Brief overview of your relevant experience, and why you would be a fit
  • Portfolio

*Note: Candidates that provide all the above information will be given priority. We get a high volume of applications, so I can’t reply to everybody, but I do review every application carefully, and will get back to you if you look like a good match for my client.




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