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.

What is VPI?

VPI stands for Vendor Provided Imagery. This is a tool we developed at Creative Force to allow external product photography vendors to provide studios with imagery and then upload that imagery to the studio's Creative Force account.

Course Audience

This course is for those who will be working with photography teams outside of your organization who will be managing vendor-provided imagery for their studio.


Some of our customers came to us with an interesting use case. They said that, in some of their creative production workflows, they used an external photography team to capture imagery. That imagery was then brought into the studio and then sent to either an internal or external post-production team and then on through the creative process to asset delivery.

And so our customers asked us: how could they get the benefits of Creative Force when working with these external photography teams who were capturing images outside of Creative Force and enable those external teams to upload their photography to the studio’s Creative Force account?

For this, we developed our Vendor Provided Imagery (VPI) tool.

As part of this course, you will be learning how to manage VPI from the studio side of the tool. This will include learning how to:

  • Add a new vendor to your Creative Force account
  • Navigate to a list of your vendors
  • Configure your image request levels
  • Add your vendor's users
  • Request images from a vendor
  • Manage the product tab to track the progress of your external vendor and the status of the images you have requested from them

At the end of it all, you’ll receive a shiny new VPI for Studios certificate you can share on LinkedIn to let the world know you are certified in using Creative Force’s VPI functionality.

About this course

  • $85.00
  • 14 lessons
  • 10 minutes of video
  • 30 minutes to complete
  • Creative Force VPI 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. Defining VPI

    2. VPI for Workflow

    3. Product Types Not Products

    1. Multiple Product Imagery Sources

    2. Navigating to Product Vendors

    3. Adding a Vendor

    1. Accessing Vendor Settings

    2. Image Request Level Settings

    3. Adding Vendor Users

    1. Requesting Images from a Vendor

    2. Requesting Images from a Vendor with Daniel Jester

    1. Filtering for Vendors

    2. The Production View with Daniel Jester

    1. Learner Feedback Survey