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Dear Art Producer, Raquel Duarte and The Dynamic Life a Freelance Producer in an Ever-Evolving Advertising Industry

On this episode of Dear Art Producer, Heather is joined by Executive Producer, Raquel Duarte.

With a BFA in photography from School of Visual Arts and 20 years of field experience, Raquel Duarte first conquered the publishing industry with an internship at Glamour Magazine while also working as a studio manager and on-set assistant for fashion photographer Jon Ragel. She then shifted gears to representing and producing for a roster of renowned photographers, as an artist’s agent at AFG Management and later Marge Casey. 

Today, she applies her experience and expertise as a freelancer by producing for advertising agencies, such as Arnold, Lloyd&Co, Directv, Translation, Pereira O’Dell, Interesting Development, YardNYC, AirParisNY, amongst others. Raquel has been honored to guide the creation of campaigns for global brands, such as Timberland, AT&T, Remy, Martin, Crate & Barrel, and Alaska Airlines to name a few. Raquel applies her working motto of making “content that we are proud” of to every aspect of her 20 plus year career and has always embraced the challenge of an ever evolving advertising industry.

In their conversation, Heather and Raquel dive deep into the challenges of being a freelance producer, remote work, the evolution of the producer’s role in such a dynamic industry, as well as insight into Raquel’s personal working style and processes.

Link Here for Episode 84 – Raquel Duarte on iTunesStitcher, or Spotify.

This weekly series shares conversations with Art Producers in Advertising, where together we can envision the future for this industry and take steps forward as a community. If you are interested in being on the podcast, please email me at Heather@Heatherelder.com – we are still recording episodes. And if you like the podcast, please consider sharing it on social media and leaving an iTunes review. We would love help spreading the word.