Photo Retoucher

San Francisco
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Jessica Cizek

Job Description:

A popular beauty retailer is seeking a Photo Retoucher to work on site and social media assets. This person will partner with Photo Art Directors, Digital Designers, and Production Designers, and will be responsible for retouching product photography.

The candidate must be experienced with the intricacies of high volume retouching production without sacrificing the overall image quality. Deadline management is critical, as this person will need to meet deadlines for multiple projects simultaneously and be flexible to the ever-changing environment.


• Focus on retouching and editing product images in a high volume studio

• Verify color of products using physical samples and reference files.

• Evaluate imagery to ensure they meet imagery brand standards, including proper product color, contrast and shadows.

• Ensure visual consistency of images within projects and across the overall website.

• Quality control: check in files, mark up internal changes, review proofs

• Participate in reviewing others work for quality and accuracy as part of ongoing quality program.

• Partner with Asset Managers, Producers and Production Designers on workflow and file management with internal systems.

• Effectively communicate with cross-functional partners when problem solving.

• Ability to understand, embrace and execute markup requests and the overall brand vision/goal.

• Thrive in our environment that is high-volume, fast-paced and feedback driven.



Client Description:

Major beauty retailer, but you will be employed by Aquent. Freelancing long-term with Aquent gets you access to some pretty cool things: You're paid weekly with the option for direct deposit Subsidized health (including term life and LTD) and dental benefits after your first four weeks of work (averaging at least 20 hrs/wk) Access to Fidelity 401(k) Access to FSA Program (pre-tax payment toward Bart passes, etc.) Access to our Talent Rewards Program (we reward for referrals!) Access to free online courses via Aquent's Gymnasium to help you develop your skills: http://gymnasium.aquent.com/ Access to free online courses via Lynda.com Aquent support: your Aquent Agent checks in with you during the course of your contract to make sure you're happy and progressing according to your expectations (we're also there to be looking for new opportunities for you when you're close to wrapping up).


• Impressive and advanced retouching, compositing and color correction abilities.

• Advanced knowledge of Photoshop CC, color management, composites and masking.

• Photoshop scripting and automation technique capabilities

• Understand Photoshop action sets, image resolution, color space, and image file formats

• Advanced skills in Adobe Creative Suite, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Lightroom and Capture One

• Proficient in Excel, Word, Google Docs and use of FTP

• Strong visual skills, attention to detail and an eye for consistency and color

• Keen understanding of lighting, reflections and textures

• Strong understanding of digital file handling, photography and graphic design

• Creative and technical problem solving abilities

• Manage last minute changes gracefully and take direction easily

• Exceptionally organized with the proven ability to multi-task competing projects against aggressive deadlines.

• Advanced degree or related experience in the photography, design or related field

• Strong time management skills and ability to prioritize

• Bachelors Degree or equivalent

• 3-4+ years retouching experience in a high-volume environment.

• Portfolio displaying before and after retouched imagery