Hey there, I'm a Digital Asset Manager.

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  • Digital Asset Manager

  • Digital Archivist

  • Creative Content Producer

  • Photo Shoot Producer

  • Photo Researcher

  • Lifestyle Photographer

  • Editorial Photo Editor

Contact me regarding rates and availability.


DAM systems experience: Xinet, 5thKind, Adobe Scene 7, Workfront WebDAM, SourceAudio, Dropbox, Lionbox, Copy and proprietary systems.

Photography experience: Analog & Digital Photography, Camera format: 35mm: medium & large format, B&W and color print making, Content Producer, Art Direction, Adobe Photoshop CC: Photoshop, Bridge, Lightroom, Illustrator

19 plus years of film and digital photography experience for editorial, advertising, music packaging, celebrity portraiture, travel and lifestyle photography. Sample clients include Conde Nast Publication, Time Inc Publication, Glamour Magazine, W, Vogue Deutsch, Men's Health, Warner Bros Music, Sony Music and United Airlines. See sample images at stevenlamphotography.com

My interests: Exploring LA on my Brompton folding bicycle, music and art bookstores, street art, museum and galleries, snowboarding, camping and the great outdoors.



Avery Products Corporation
Digital Asset Manager
Nov 2017 to present

Saatchi & Saatchi
Digital Asset Coordinator
Feb 2016 to Jun 2017

TBWA\Media Arts Lab
Freelance Photo Researcher
Nov 2015 to Nov 2015

Plastic Palmtree
Digital Asset Manager
Jan 2013 to Nov 2015

Art Institute of California - Los Angeles
Faculty (Graphic Design Dept)
Jan 2003 to Jan 2004

Steven Lam Photography
Apr 1999 to Present



Art Center College of Design
School Name
Jan 1997 to Apr 1999

Music Licensing
UCLA Extension
Jan 2014 to Mar 2014

Pasadena City College
Certified Lithographic Press Operator
Jan 1992 to June 1994


Skills & Languages

DAM system migration from legacy to new platform

Established DAM workflow: New asset creation process, naming convention, asset delivery, asset permissions, etc.


Metadata & Keywording

Metadata CSV (Import/Export)

Asset Usage Rights

DAM user adoption & training



Chinese - Cantonese

Chinese - (Teochew aka Chiuchow & Chaozhou)



Available upon request



It was a pleasure working with Steven at Saatchi & Saatchi. He was not only very hardworking, kind, and diligent, but extremely quick and responsive when delivering key assets and work. I appreciated Steven’s timeliness because while working on advertising campaigns, there were always such tight deadlines to meet. Steven is an asset and I’m confident that he will excel in all future endeavors.
— Rhianna Lucas, Account Manager at LoopMe
Steven is a delight to work with — both on an aesthetic level as well as on a personal one. His work is consistently beautiful, while he creates an atmosphere of joy, creativity and focus on any job I’ve had the pleasure to work with him on.
— Nan Oshin, Creative Director / Photography Director
I had the pleasure of working with Steven at Saatchi & Saatchi on the Digital Asset Management team, managing TMS (Toyota) DAM assets, and can attest firsthand to his incredible eye for detail, hardworking manner and tireless commitment to great work. Coming from a creative background himself, Steven understands the short completion dates and urgent requests that come with working in DAM, and is able to pivot between multiple tasks from a myriad of teams without any loss in quality. His pleasant manner, no matter how severe the fire drill, and photographic (no pun intended!) memory made our working experience together a joy from beginning to end. I would recommend him highly to any team looking for an excellent worker who brings positive vibes to the office every day.
— Robert Husted, Jr. Producer with Technicolor Marketing Services
Steven Lam is an incredible partner & collaborator. He is extremely efficient and amazing at what he does. We have worked together on many different projects as well as hired him for multiple jobs at our studio. He excelled and exceeded our expectations on every one of those tasks. Steve is trustworthy and wonderful person, I can trust him with many serious tasks as well as large undertakings, and I know he will be reliable and extremely detail oriented.
— Masha Kupets Navarre, Creative director and Designer
I had Steven as a photography instructor when I attended Art school at the Art Institute of California. His course focused on composition and narrative. Because of that class, I look at images in a new way. I believe those tools remain a very important part of my work process to this very day. Steven was also very passionate in helping students achieve their vision on projects, a very important trait in my opinion.
— Walter Miramontes, Creative at Lucky Brand


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