Carl Neumann

Creative Director
Photographer
Music Journalist

Carl Neumann has a rich and diverse history in the aesthetic arts industries, whereby he is talented in creative design, photography and music journalism, and also highly-experienced in small business management. With these combined talents, he has created over one hundred websites, brochures and corporate videos for small to large national and international companies.

As a portrait, fashion and creative photographer for arts and high-profile music publications, Carl photographs Australian and international artists including musicians, actors, and models, and also company CEOs and events, and he also writes for a number of national music magazines and boasts a very high-profile portfolio.

Curriculum Vitae

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Employment

  • 2013 – Present

    Photographer

    Freelance

    As a portrait, fashion and creative photographer for arts and high-profile music publications, Carl photographs Australian and international artists including musicians, actors, and models, and also company CEOs and events, and he also writes for a number of national music magazines and boasts a very high-profile portfolio.

  • 1993 – Present (15 year Hiatas)

    Music Journalist

    Freelance

    Carl has always been a passionate music lover and over the years his knowledge of rock, heavy metal, jazz and blues music has grown profoundly. He has interviewed and reviewed many international and Australian artists for several well-known magazines and websites, including Rolling Stone (Australia), Heavy Mag, Scenestr, Scene Magazine and Impress. Artists he has interviewed include KISS, Faith No More, Def Leppard, Pantera, Bon Jovi, Motley Crue, Pearl Jam, Tumbleweed, Primus, Henry Rollins, No Doubt (Gwen Stefani), The Cruel Sea, Silverchair, The Tea Party, Andrew G (Host of Australian Idol/Feebles Junky), Powderfinger, Midnight Oil, Kreator, Edguy, Testament, Jeff Beck, Gary Numan, Chick Corea, Iced Earth, Tankard, Finntroll, HammerFall, Hugh Jackman, Peter Dinkley, Chris Jericho, Ugly Kid Joe, Tool, Sepultura, Soundgarden, Godsmack…a constantly expanding list of artists.

  • 2003 - Present

    Owner & Marketing Director

    d'Italia

    Managing Director with his wife and Founder of the business, Suzanna Zagon. Direction and control of tailor-made marketing campaigns for d'Italia, which is a large boutique fabric store specialising in current season Italian designer fabric, French lace, fine quality dressmaking, couture and women's tailoring.

  • 2012 - 2013

    Creative Director & Corporate Salesperson

    Interactive Web Videos

    Directed both creative and video production to create high-quality corporate videos for website and TV. Creative direction for websites and marketing consultation.

  • 2007 – 2011

    Creative Director, Graphic Designer & Salesperson

    AusMarketing Creative Agency

    Serviced Australian and international clients within most types of industries with creative design, website design and development and internet marketing.

  • 2000 – 2005

    Artwork & Picture Frame Salesperson

    Print Decor Gallery

    Advised clients in their homes, offices and the shopfront gallery as to which artworks (prints and original pieces) would fit their environment the best. Once the suitable artworks were found, frames would be custom-designed for those artworks.

  • 1997 – 1998

    Music Journalist

    Rolling Stone Australia

    Freelance - Interviewed, worked with and met many Australian and international artists.

  • 1995 – 1998

    Artist Booking Agent

    Coast to Coast Entertainment - Band Agency

    Booked original Australian musicians and bands throughout the eastern coast of Queensland - from Gold Coast to Cairns - including Powederfinger, Feebles Junky (Andrew G) and other Australian acts.

  • 1993 – 1998

    Music Journalist & Distribution Manager

    The Scene Magazine

    Interviewed, worked with and met many Australian and international artists. Organised the weekly distribution of the magazine straight off the press into the shops and music stores throughout Brisbane and Gold Coast.

  • 1993 – 1994

    Clerk & Regional Manager

    Dept. Lands - Titles and Deeds - Fax Section

    Worked on a project as a full-time casual, in basic administration and was later promoted to manage the state's faxing section.

  • 1990 – 1993

    Indoor Cricket Umpire

    Rockhampton Indoor Cricket Center

    Umpired A-Grade mens indoor cricket fixtures and tournaments at nights after school.

  • Birth - 1992

    Student

    Rockhampton Schools

    Graduated year 12 schooling in Queensland.

Skills

It's difficult to put production levels into a bar chart. But, here are some simple indications of Carl's personal strong points.

  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Writing
  • Photography
  • Graphic Design
  • Project Managment

Recognition

As life is a never-ending learning mechanism for Carl, he is addicted to learning and bettering his skills, with the following courses and achievements:

  • New York Institute of Photography Course

    Certificate in Advanced Photography (in-progress)

  • WISE Business Management Award

    Recognition of highly-ethical and proficient business solvency and management skills. 5x awards in total to date.

  • Grammar Course

    Certificate in Basic Grammar

  • GUEST ON RRR

    Talked about the diversity of music in each capital city.

  • GUEST ON JJJ

    Promoted Coast to Coast Entertainment and Australian bands.

  • GUEST ON ZZZ

    Guest DJ on several shows here and there.

  • Radio Show Host - Australian Artists

    Noosaville FM

  • Lance Miller - World Champion Toastmasters Speaker

    Public Speaking Workshop

HIRE ME AS A PHOTOGRAPHER OR MUSIC JOURNALIST

I have a number of projects presently locked in well into the future, however I am always seeking more freelance work - so contact me to get started.

Client Testimonials

Contact or Hire Me

Send me an email or phone +61 3 8060 9422

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