At The Mom Project, we recognize that our Community includes more than working moms. We also welcome and connect with other moms, dads and allies who are building both a career and a family. Case in point – Saul Palomo, a freelance Advertising Creative Producer and Manager with a specialty in retouching projects.
Saul joined The Mom Project several months ago. Currently, he’s aiming to pivot into new areas and sectors that can utilize his valued skills set as a Creative Producer and Manager. As a father of two girls, he believes in leading by example and showing his daughters that they should never give up on their goals and dreams.
Learn about how Saul leans on The Mom Project as a valuable resource. From accessing articles to exploring career opportunities, he's well on his way to achieving meaningful career outcomes by connecting with vetted companies of all sizes looking for skilled, diverse talent.
What is your current role and in what industry?
Currently, I’m a freelance Advertising Creative Producer and Manager. I also work on retouching projects.
I started out assisting photographers during graduate school at the School of Visual Arts New York City (SVA NYC), eventually becoming a retoucher. I won a Communication Arts award early in my career.
I then moved into the pharmaceutical advertising world. I directed a team of digital artists to deliver award-winning campaign artwork within the Omnicom Health Group whose clients include Pfizer, Novartis and Biogen. Additionally, I handled all senior management portrait photography and traveled with account teams to produce client work onsite.
Today, I am looking to explore new areas and sectors that can utilize my skill set as a creative producer and manager.
How did you learn about TMP and what motivated you to sign up with TMP? I initially learned about The Mom Project through LinkedIn, while looking for alternatives to existing employment agencies. In the past, I have conducted job searches with Creative Circle, Aquent, Robert Half and a recruiter. The Mom Project's commitment to supporting women, moms, dads and allies in their journey to find work-life integration motivated me to sign up.
Can you share more about your journey with The Mom Project? I had been on the job hunt for more than six months and needed to expand my search, as I am trying to expand beyond my past job title. I have explored many of The Mom Project articles in The Study section. I love the variety of subjects covered. As an "older" job candidate I know I have to be more patient in my job search and welcome the content available in The Study. Additionally, I am looking into opportunities to increase my digital production knowledge by taking online courses.
What has been your favorite aspect, tool, or part of The Mom Project? One thing I love about The Mom Project is the pay transparency with each listing. For example, when I match with a job listing, I can quickly see the hourly or salaried pay available to determine if it is a good fit for me to apply.
What advice would you share with other moms and parents? As a father of two girls, I believe we should all lead by example. I want to show them that you should never give up on your goals and dreams.
What is something that people might not know about you? I love playing the guitar and making music on the computer.
How long have you been a member of the TMP community? Two months so far and looking forward to exploring The Mom Project Community and opportunities further.
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