Professional Bio

Scott W. Coleman is an award-winning freelance photographer, writer, and editor. He is also an accomplished entrepreneur, business owner, and a veteran of both the newspaper publishing and the human resource services industries.

Scott has been writing and shooting professionally for more than twenty years and has completed a variety of corporate and public projects including training manuals, employment handbooks, marketing brochures and web content, in addition to news articles, feature stories and editorials published in a variety of newspapers and magazines. He has reported on and photographed everything from local news to high school, NCAA and professional sports, to major political events including the Texas Democratic and Republican Party conventions in 2010. He is experienced with reporting, editing, layout/design, image preparation, digital photography and pre-press.

Beginning in 2005, Scott co-founded and successfully grew Focus1 HR Group, a human resources consulting and outsourcing firm, to a multi-million dollar venture overseeing more than a thousand employees at dozens of worksite locations throughout Texas. Prior to launching Focus1, Scott successfully turned around a failing recruiting and staffing services branch office in Austin, Texas into a market leader and was later charged with launching what became a highly successful San Antonio branch office.

Before his eleven-year career in the human resources field, Scott spent a decade in the newspaper industry, where he learned all aspects of the business from delivery to pre-press to reporting. To-date, Scott has spent time working in virtually every role within a typical daily newspaper, ultimately serving as editor and publisher of a startup niche publication from 2010-2011, sports editor of a Central Texas community newspaper, and editor of a suburban weekly reaching more than 100,000 print and online readers.

His photographs have been published in newspapers and magazines around the world, and he has received acclaim for his work with musicians in genres ranging from folk and country to hip-hop and metal. His recent work has garnered multiple awards from the Texas Community Newspaper Association and the Texas Press Association in the areas of feature photography, sports photography, sports writing, layout/design, and opinion writing.