Resume

EXPERIENCE

 Hudson Yards             October 2015-Present             New York, NY

Senior Digital Retoucher

  • One of two retouchers selected for retention during merger with shootdigital
  • Prepared files for other retouchers; packaged projects in an accessible way to facilitate timely completion

 

shootdigital            November 2012-September 2015            New York, NY

Senior Digital Retoucher

  • Managed quality control; reviewed, evaluated, and corrected all files prior to submission to clients
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively tackle unusually challenging projects

 

Bloomingdale’s, Inc.            January 2010-October 2012            New York, NY

Digital Retoucher

  • High volume retouching, produced up to 80 images a day of on-figure PDP
  • Designated as exclusive retoucher and sole manager for the Home Division web image assets

 

Catchlight Digital            September 2007-February 2008            New York, NY

Digital Retoucher

  • Independently handled projects with minimal direction from client
  • Successfully interpreted client’s vision through use of self-directed research

 

Freelance Experience            March 2008-Present            New York, NY

High-End Digital Retoucher

  • Diverse array of clients ranging from large firms to independent artists

 

EXCEPTIONAL PHOTOSHOP RETOUCHING

  • Precise skin cleanup without removing natural and essential textures
  • Skilled reshaping of figures and features to achieve maximum aesthetic effect while preserving believability
  • Comprehensive understanding of advanced selection techniques and modifiers
  • Expertise in color theory and color correction, matching to prints, products, reference files, and swatches
  • Masterful selection and application of blending modes to groups, layers, and tools
  • Advanced compositing of complex elements, including figures, objects, and environments
  • Maintain an expeditious workflow by utilizing actions, batch processes, and custom hotkeys
  • Achieve a superior rate of client satisfaction by providing a customized approach for each project
  • Efficiently handle multiple projects per day, maintaining focus and continuity

 

MANAGEMENT & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SKILLS

  • Founded NYC Professional Digital Retouchers in 2012 and stayed on as organizer/leader. This group meets monthly and helps members advance through their careers by passing on expert knowledge and encouraging networking with others in their field.
  • Created company mentoring and training program at shootdigital for junior level employees. Developed retouching procedure guides which included step-by-step instructions for the sequence of actions and tools to be used to achieve the best result, as well as a detailed overview of the company’s digital infrastructure.
  • Entrusted with assessing retouching employment tests to screen potential employees at shootdigital.
  • Invited to do a demonstration at Adorama on high-end beauty retouching; presented seminar in August 2015.

 

CLIENTS

Product & Beauty

Retail & Fashion

Miscellaneous

Avon

Barneys

BBDO

Chantecaille

GQ

Lloyd & Co.

Elle

Harper’s Bazaar

Mansur Gavriel

Estée Lauder

(Aerin, Clinique, Darphin, Lab Series)

Vogue

McCann Erickson

L’Oréal

(Redken, Pureology, Mizani, Essie)

Bloomingdale’s

NYT

MAC

JLM Couture

Ogilvy & Mather

Moroccanoil

Lazaro

OK Magazine

NARS

EP Pro

People Magazine

Olay

Donna Karan: Urban Zen

Queen Latifah

Philippe Salomon

Victoria’s Secret

Francine Segan

Zico

West Elm

Joanne Gair

Revlon

Tory Burch

Visionista

DevaCurl Hair Care

Trademark

Random House

Aquage Hair Care

Karen Neuburger

Johnson & Johnson

EDUCATION

   Pratt Institute            Fall 2003-Fall 2007            Brooklyn, NY

  • BFA: Photography; Graduated Summa Cum Laude
  • Art History Minor
  • Concentration in Art Education – Drawing & Painting Core