Daniel Jester

Daniel Jester

Creative Force Chief Evangelist

Daniel Jester is an experienced creative production professional who has managed production teams, built and launched new studios, and produced large-scale projects. He’s worked in-house at brands like Amazon, Nordstrom, and Farfetch as well as commercial studios like CONVYR. Creative-minded, while able to effectively plan for and manage a complex project, he bridges the gap between spreadsheets and creative talent.

Course Audience

This course is for those responsible for handling high-volume e-commerce quality control who want to learn how to use Creative Force’s quality control features to review, approve, reject, and provide feedback on images coming from both their internal and external post-production teams.

Description

In photo studios around the world, quality control teams are asked to slog through less than optimal ways of working as they execute their critical responsibility of ensuring that images coming from post-production are edited to the quality and style standards of their studio.

As someone working in QC, you’re probably familiar with some of the more frustrating aspects of QC work, including:

  • Downloading and uploading images from an FTP or cloud-service which involves navigating a labyrinth of disorganized folders
  • Lack of access to reference images and style guides to help ensure you are following up-to-date style guidelines
  • A lack of clarity about what images still need to be reviewed
  • A lack of transparency about what stage of the approval process an image is in
  • An inability to provide clear feedback on images that you reject and need to send back to post-production
  • Manually having to name or re-name files correctly
  • Only being able to review images if you are logged into your local network

All the above makes sample management cumbersome, error-prone, and needlessly painstaking. We designed the Creative Force quality controls with all of these shortcomings in mind to provide a better working experience for those who act as gatekeepers to the studio's image quality.

To start, we’ll cover some of the concepts that form the foundation for how Quality Control is handled in Creative Force. Those concepts include:

  • Quality Control Workflows
  • Primary and Secondary products
  • Outfits

Once you’ve got the basic concepts down, we will dive deep into the features that drive QC in Creative Force. This will include learning how to:

  • Configure external, internal, and hybrid QC workflows
  • Navigate the QC Kanban board
  • Pick a task to work on
  • Navigate the film strip view
  • Toggle display data and variants
  • Utilize the Auto QA feature
  • Utilize the information in the Product and Styling tabs
  • Check your work using the before and after view
  • How to reject an image and provide instructions to the post-production team
  • Read the data insights provided around the QC step

At the end of it all, you’ll receive a shiny new Creative Force for Quality Control certificate you can share on LinkedIn to let the world know you are a certified Creative Force QC and master of “Flow Production.”

About this course

  • $195.00
  • 31 lessons
  • 30 minutes of video
  • 1 hour to complete
  • Creative Force QA certification

Upon completing this course, you will receive a certificate of completion you can share on LinkedIn or anywhere else you feel like sharing your accomplishment!

Course Content

    1. Quality Control Overview with Daniel Jester

    1. Quality Control Flows Overview

    2. Internal QC

    3. External QC

    4. Hybrid

    1. Shop the Look

    2. Primary & Secondary Products

    1. Kanban Board Introduction

    2. Accesing the QC Kanban Board

    3. Navigating the QC Kanban Board with Daniel Jester

    1. Film Strip View Introduction

    2. Navigating the Film Strip View with Daniel Jester

    1. Utilizing Reference Images

    2. Reference Images with Daniel Jester