Lead Photographer at Artifact Uprising

| Greater Denver Area
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Denver, CO - Your job is to lead the photographic vision and execution of Artifact Uprising. With a keen awareness of emerging trends and styles, you’ll push AU’s photography in a fresh and relatable direction. You act as a mentor for other photographers (internal and external) and provide constructive direction and feedback. The role requires a balance of creative and production-oriented thinking as you will also be responsible for managing the shoot calendar and photography budget—the ability to function equally in both domains is key. A comfort with video creation and editing, and a passion to explore moving picture is required. Your primary focus will be on still photography, but proficiency with motion can help grow AU in a direction that continues to evolve. You will think conceptually and create relentlessly with a passion, detail, and dedication to the craft.


  • You will be responsible for the strategy of all brand photography and execution of overseeing its creation (this includes both studio and lifestyle assets). 
  • You will be responsible for understanding industry trends, and help guide the photography of the company in a fresh and relatable direction. 
  • You’ll be fully integrated in the day-to-day operations of the business, and responsible for communication and collaboration around visual assets with stakeholders in all departments.
  • You will work closely with the Creative Design Director to create a visual direction on a quarterly basis to guide the aesthetic of AU’s photography. 
  • Your work will help support the goals and needs of overall campaign objectives, while operating within AU’s brand standards and guidelines. 
  • You will be responsible for coordinating with other departments to create timelines pertaining to product innovations or launches. 
  • You will work closely with designers to communicate needs and deliverables.
  • You will own responsibility for the photography and video captured and the process of editing from creation to handoff to the design department. 
  • Your work will translate the quality of AU physical products into visual assets that communicate that quality across all touchpoints. 
  • You will help ensure all outward facing photography adheres to our brand guidelines and elevates our overall brand communication. 
  • You will help create and maintain an organized asset management structure. 
  • You will help mentor other photographers (in-house and out) Guiding them to understand the AU brand and aesthetic.


  • Portfolio demonstrating work (must be submitted with resume in order to be considered for position)
  • Bachelor’s Degree or formal course work in Photography or similar field
  • Proven experience in ECommerce photography, digital cameras, and lighting
  • Experience shooting and retouching product imagery as well as high technical proficiency in Lightroom and Photoshop
  • Extensive knowledge of Canon 5D cameras
  • A positive attitude and an eagerness to learn
  • Experience in a variety of digital capture formats, knowledge of image file management, file storage, and server organization is a plus.
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects and deadlines at once as well as working independently.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and make decisions in a fast-paced environment
  • Flexibility to adjust to changing priorities
  • Positive attitude, proactive and able to take initiative
  • Detail-oriented and creative
  • Portfolio that demonstrates expertise in both still life and video experience

Artifact Uprising® is a Colorado-based company that creates premium quality, customizable photo goods for your digital photos. Driven by the belief that everyone has a story to tell, the company is known for elevated design and thoughtfully sourced materials. Signature products include the Layflat Album touting ultra-thick pages and foil-stamped covers, textured matte Everyday Prints, and a line of customizable frames. 
Job Perks
Health, vision and dental insurance for families, flexible vacation policy, gym reimbursement, 401(k) matching plan and commuter benefits. 
Why Artifact Uprising?
Creative FreedomWe value the creative process and look to our employees to speak into Artifact Uprising products, identity and approach – regardless of position or title. We look for driven people who demonstrate initiative to take the company to the next level. 
The Working Life
We strive to create a workplace where everyone works hard but also has the flexibility and balance to enjoy life outside of the office. 
It Won’t Be Boring
We are a small company with big ideas - and we recognize it will take every last one of us to reinvent the way brands approach business. We believe a good workplace empowers its team to rise to new challenges, expand their skill sets and think outside of the box. Through this, we foster a company culture that is always growing, always reaching, and always looking to see things differently. 
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Artifact Uprising is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.

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We are located in the up and coming Sunnyside neighborhood in Denver and is surrounded by great local restaurants, bars and coffee shops.

An Insider's view of Artifact Uprising

What’s the vibe like in the office?

"Our team at Artifact Uprising is made up of bright individuals who connect over big cups of coffee and dream forward together. We celebrate our failures and learnings, continually championing one another to grow in our roles, all while making fun a high priority. We are a small but mighty company that values stories, connection, and innovation."


Customer Experience Team Lead

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

At Artifact Uprising we rally around our shared business goals. As a result, we have cross-departmental teams that determine how we achieve those goals. These groups become incredibly collaborative and spur conversations that have an impact on the business far outside the anticipated outcome.

Morgan Kois

Marketing Strategist

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I was looking for a change when I found Artifact Uprising and jumped on board as a seasonal holiday employee. Since then, I’ve had the pleasure to grow with the company on our Customer Experience Team and more recently on our People Operations Team.


People Operations Specialist

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

By encouraging them to find inspiration outside of the 4 walls of our office. We aim to be conscious observers of what’s happening in other visual areas: fashion, interior design, illustration, fine art, etc, to reinvigorate our creative energy.


Creative Director

How does the company support your career growth?

I joined AU following a career change and have since had the opportunity to learn about all aspects of the business, from customer service, to digital product, to growth and marketing. It’s been fun and exciting to be a part of such a fast-growing business and tight-knit team. I feel appreciated for my hard work and look forward to what's ahead!


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What are Artifact Uprising Perks + Benefits

Artifact Uprising Benefits Overview

At AU, we understand that it's important to take care of our employees inside and outside of the workplace. That's why we try and put together a comprehensive benefits and perks program for our team so they feel well taken care of.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
We have an internal culture committee comprised of volunteers to help understand what's happening at the ground level and suggest improvements and other fun monthly events!
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Highly diverse management team
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Can contribute up to the annual IRS limit.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Artifact Uprising sponsors family oriented events Annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees receive 32 hours per year of paid volunteer time.
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Artifact Uprising hosts company outings Monthly.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Acme Co.'s pet policy is dog friendly daily.
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Artifact Uprising offers employees professional development opportunities like Annual individual budget for training, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings once per quarter.
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
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