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Photo Retouching Specialist

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Digital studio client is looking to bring on a Retoucher for an ongoing freelance assignment ensuring quality standards for client deliverables.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Ensures accurate, consistent, and timely completion of high quality basic to intermediate level artwork, effectively using industry standard software, tools, and Photo and Color manipulation techniques
- Photo composition
- Color manipulation (CMYK, RGB, Grayscale)
- Retouching
- Scanning
- Ensures client project team has most current information about the status of the assigned project(s) by logging and maintaining in project tracking system
- Meets quality standards at all times for all assigned deliverables and makes recommendations to Management for improvements in reports, tools, processes and assigned tasks
- Supports Company’s profitability efforts by focusing on and encouraging others on the efficient, accurate and timely completion of the assigned Production activities
- Modifies and/or enhances images (e.g. digital and conventional) for basic to intermediate Production assignments to incorporate in final layout for Assembly
- Under the direction of the client project team performs color manipulations, retouching, photo composition, and printer specific color corrections or modifications for packaging or digital (pre-media) layouts per client’s technical specifications

REQUIREMENTS:
- Secondary School (e.g. High School) Diploma, General Education Degree (GED), or an equivalent combination of education and experience
- Computer Graphics Certification preferred
- Experience in Graphics Arts industry (e.g. Photo or Design Studio/Agency environment) or similar environment a plus
- Basic understanding of effective Print, Photo Studio, and/or Digital production, processes, roles, tools (digital and conventional) and workflow practices and trends
- Basic to proficient in Pre-media and/or Creative Services and solutions
- Basic to proficient in photo and color manipulation techniques and processes such as: Color separations Color conversion (e.g RGB-CMYK ) and correction Profiling (e.g. Press) Trapping and bleeding of imagery
- Good people, organizational, and analytical skills (including attention to detail)
- Good verbal and written communication skills
- Basic to proficient Computer Software (SW) Skills: Apple Mac equipment and operating systems Overall Business SW (e.g. MS-Office Suite) Specific Functional SW (e.g. Abode Design Suite, Acrobat plus QuarkXpress; Project Management Software; Agile; or others; etc.)

Interested candidates please respond with onsite availability and samples of relevant work. Thank you!

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