|Sally Bjornsen began her marketing career over twenty years ago with NIKE Inc. as a brand manager. It was at NIKE where she had her first experience on a photoshoot. "It was so much fun," says Bjornsen. "I loved watching this group of really creative people work together to pull off what would become a national consumer print campaign. Photoshoots can be messy and loud and full of activity but then in the end you get this amazing image that has a life in magazines, online, on billboards and in-store." |
Bjornsen started "Sally Bjornsen Represents" in 2002 upon the suggestion of Zee Wendell, one of her photographers. At the time Bjornsen was a brand manager at Nordstrom and was pondering a career change. Bjornsen told Wendell that she was "loosely" looking for a creative job that would allow her to use her extensive background in marketing and advertising. "You should represent me," said Wendell. And that was the beginning of Sally Bjornsen Represents.
Prior to starting her agency Bjornsen held marketing and advertising roles at a variety of advertising agencies and consumer product companies, including: NIKE, Eastman Kodak, Nordstrom, Drugstore.com, Hammerquist and Saffel and VOICE Advertising (her own advertising agency that specialized in marketing to women).
Bjornsen loves coaching the artists she represents as they create and evolve their "visual brands." Her experience as a client and advertising executive is invaluable as she works with each individual to edit their portfolios and set strategy for attracting appropriate clients.
Bjornsen is also a mother, published author and outdoor enthusiast. When she is not pitching the work of one of her photographers, she can be found making up silly stories with her son, writing a humor essay or on an outdoor adventure.