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 members of the photography team who are providing images to a photo studio that is using Creative Force via VPI.


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.

This course is designed to get those external photography teams up and running using VPI as quickly as possible. As part of the course, members of those external teams will learn how to:

  • Access the vendor portal
  • Navigate the request box
  • Understand the different image request levels
  • Bulk upload images
  • Auto-map images to automatically handle file naming
  • Manual map images
  • Upload images
  • Submit images by product type

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

About this course

  • $85.00
  • 16 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. Course Objectives

    2. Defining VPI

    3. VPI Workflow

    1. Account Creation

    1. Request Inbox

    2. Touring the Vendor Portal Kanban

    1. Understanding Image Request Levels

    1. Bulk Upload Button

    2. Final Analysis & Auto Mapping

    3. Review Auto Mapping Result

    4. Manual Mapping

    5. Upload Complete

    6. Bulk Upload and Mapping with Daniel Jester

    1. Submitting Images

    2. Submitting Images with Daniel Jester