Accessories West Imports

Title: Photographer & Graphic Designer
Timeline: October 2015 – February 2017
Software: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom
Website platform: BigCommerce
Ads Integration: ConstantContact

When I came in for my first interview (and photography test) at Accessories West Imports, I saw necklaces hanging on the walls on the corridor and I gasped. After I was officially accepted, my boss told me I was the only candidate who actually showed interest in the products. What can I say? I’ve always loved jewelry.

Accessories West Imports was a fashion jewelry wholesale company, based in Van Nuys, CA. As a product photographer and graphic designer, my responsibilities included retouching product photos, designing the new logo and new layout for product cards, copywriting hundreds of product names and descriptions, wireframing the new wholesale BigCommerce website & uploading product listings, and designing email campaigns with ConstantContact. This website was later changed to a retail version of Accessories West Imports’ retail sister company, Olivia Leigh Jewelry.

Sadly, a copyright lawsuit (for one of its jewelry designs) hit the company and forced the owners to downsize, and along with my coworkers, I lost my job.

Here are some of the designs (and photography) I’ve done for Accessories West Imports: