ANIA ORLOWSKA

Creative Talent Acquisition and Management ■ Creative Projects Coordination

“My passion is recognizing creative talent; bringing the right people and resources to the job; and executing on all the little steps that effectively turn creative vision into reality.”

Areas of expertise
  • Project Management

  • Creative Team and Talent Management

  • Creative Direction / Production

  • Photo / Video Shoot Supervision

  • Contract Negotiation

  • Talent Search / Acquisition

  • Event Production and Management

  • Concept Development

  • Desktop Publishing

  • Cross-Cultural Communication

skills profile

Ambitious self-starter

with strong organizational, problem-solving and time-management skills.

 

Effective communicator

with a clear, direct style to prevent misunderstandings and keep all parties informed.

 

Visual expert

with a keen eye for detail and design that meets today’s commercial standards.

 

Collaborative multitasker

with the ability to build relationships and manage projects from concept to implementation to marketing needs.

 
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

photographer platform

Created online platform to find and book a photographer. Coordinated more than 100 bookings in the first year of business.

talent agency

Built a network of more than 100 creative professionals worldwide as the owner of The Orlowska Agency.

lifestyle magazine

Created an island lifestyle and creativity magazine with an online reach of 150,000.

music event

Initiated first-ever Bass Stage at the annual Amsterdam Roots Open Air Festival and helped establish the Bassculture Foundation.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Founder & Owner

Booking A Photographer | www.bookingaphotographer.com

March 2016 - Present

Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

Booking A Photographer is service that helps clients to find and book a photographer. The site features a range of hand-picked, professional photographers to suit different needs, styles, locations and budgets. Talent includes portrait, lifestyle, fashion, events, commercial, family and wedding photographers.

 

  • Conceived idea and designed website. Created a successful business and recognized brand.

  • Coordinated more than 150 bookings to date.

  • Continually identify and acquire high-quality talent.

  • Maintain network of more than 300 professional photographers (70 on website).

  • Acquire other talent as needed (make-up artists, stylists, models, etc.)

  • Advise clients on the selection of a photographer to suit their needs.

  • Act as liaison between clients and photographers and responsible for all correspondence.

  • Supervise shoots, manage talent and troubleshoot where needed.

  • Plan and manage shoot schedules.

  • Manage blog, Instagram and Facebook channels.

  • Manage a Facebook Group community for photographers and others in the industry. Members get exclusive access to job assignments.

  • Manage all financial, legal and marketing aspects of the business.

Founder & Editor-in-Chief

Bassculture Islands | basscultureislands

Jan 2014 - Present

Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

Bassculture Islands is an online island lifestyle magazine that inspires people to live more creative lives. Featuring artists and personalities who live and work on tropical islands, Bassculture provides a modern perspective on creativity, art, culture, fashion, travel, and more.

 

  • Conceived idea and designed website (www.theorlowska.com/bassculture-islands).

  • Produced 11 issues + 1 special edition.

  • Created magazine layout for last 2 issues using Adobe InDesign.

  • Reaching an audience of 150,000 online and more than 3,000 via social media.

  • Develop story ideas and acquire talent from all over the world to be featured in the magazine.

  • Conduct interviews with talent.

  • Work closely with graphic designers and writers to create each issue.

  • Manage Instagram and Facebook channels.

Founder & Owner

The Orlowska Agency | www.theorlowska.com

Sept 2012 - Present

International

 

The Orlowska Agency is a boutique agency focused on providing creative talent for projects that focus on photo/video production and digital media. The agency has attracted creative professionals from around the world.

 

  • Conceived idea and designed website.

  • Represent more than 30 creative professionals in different areas.

  • Outsource talent from a portfolio of more than 100 creatives.

  • Acquire other talent for projects as needed (make-up artists, stylists, models, etc.).

  • Act as liaison between clients and artists and responsible for all correspondence.

  • Manage all financial, legal and marketing aspects of the business.

Public Relations Manager

PengCo Music 

Jan 2011 - Oct 2012

Trinidad and Tobago

 

PengCo Music is a music management group focused on music and video production, digital distribution, artist representation, marketing and event management.

 

  • Maintained a favorable public image for the company.

  • Developed relationships with media, pitching story ideas and answering inquiries.

  • Consulted management on PR strategy and strategic messages.

  • Arranged interviews and other media opportunities.

  • Created press kits and tracked press coverage.

  • Contributed to the development and production of music events.

Member Board of Directors

Bassculture Foundation | www.bassculture.nl

Nov 2007 - Jun 2011

Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

Bassculture is an independent organization located in Amsterdam that programs Live Radio Shows and organizes creative miscellaneous gigs. Bassculture’s mission is to create crossovers between music, cultures and art and to inspire people “thinking outta the box”.

 

  • Founded this non-profit organization with 2 other people.

  • Contributed to programming parties and co-hosted events.

  • Helped manage marketing and public relations activities.

  • Introduced new artists and provided floor management.

education

InHolland University of Applied Sciences, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Received Bachelor of Economics, Media & Entertainment degree

Specialized in International Music Management

Completed thesis: “Soca Mind: The influence of culture on success in soca music industry in Trinidad and Tobago.”

Attended 2007-2011

 

Kent Institute of Business and Technology, Sydney, Australia

Received Certificate in Business Management

Attended 2005-2006

languages

English

Basic Dutch

Polish

testimonials

"Ania offers an extensive network of creative talent which she is uniquely able to match with the specific needs of her clients. She is personally engaged in each step of the process and possesses a natural, positive, and solution-oriented approach that makes working with her a true pleasure!"

AISHA THOMPSON

head of marketing at HOODLAMB

 

 

"Ania is just amazing! Not only does she understand our publisher's quest for quality, she adds certain layers to the definition of the principle. We just love working with her."  

 

MANU VAN KERSBERGEN uitgeverij Rorschach

“Ania is a very hardworking and dedicated person. She is a go-getter and will go out on a limb to reach her goal while still taking other people's suggestions, opinions, and advice into consideration.”

 Lena Hartandi-Niesen

Project Manager at Virology Education B.V.