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Retoucher

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As a Retoucher for the product photography studio, you will collaborate with the studio team to provide creative solutions for high­-quality digital photography that directly support product
presentation. We are looking for an individual with a strong portfolio and a passion for visual design across different channels. Your work will contribute to projects for interactive screens, devices, fixtures, and spaces.

Overall Responsibilities:
- Retouch images, demonstrating fluency with standard industry demands.
- Deliver quality and consistent retouching across a range of product photography.
- Perform assigned projects within the time and budget given, according to industry, company, and brief standards, review feedback, and own creativity and instincts.
- Drive tasks to completion by collaborating with the photography team through ideation, development, and execution.
- Provide clear communications regarding project status, issues, and priorities. Identifypersonal needs with regards to process and tools, to help the studio work at optimal efficiency.
- Ability to embrace an iterative process, collaborating with other imaging personnel to establish consistency across specific brand looks and standards.
- Work with the Digital Asset Manager to final (i.e. name, sort, and upload) images.

Top 3 Daily Responsibilities:
1. Retouch images, demonstrating fluency with standard industry demands.
2. Deliver quality and consistent retouching across a range of product photography.
3. Perform assigned projects within the time and budget given, according to industry, company, and brief standards, review feedback, and own creativity and instincts.

Required Skills:
- BA/BS Degree, art degree preferred
- 5+ years of experience retouching in a product photography studio or agency.
- A strong portfolio that demonstrates an elevated sense for design and detail, and analytical ability to interpret concept and/or brand guidelines.
- Fluency with pre­-media and/or Creative Services and solutions, namely, Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe Bridge, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe After Effects (emphasis on smart objects and non­-destructive editing). Working knowledge of Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat and Color Management/ColorSync.
- Expert ability to retouch across a variety of photography styles, varied by lighting, color, and composition; tabletop, hard lines, soft lines.
- Understanding of material types and how they work within a product presentation context; sense of highlighting visual details that make each product unique, keeping the user in mind.

Nice to have:
- Proficient understanding of product presentation alternatives, namely, 3D Visualization.
- Proficient understanding of effective Print, Photo Studio, and/or Digital production, processes, roles, tools (digital and conventional) and workflow practices and trends.
- Self-­motivated, flexible individual with strong communication and leadership skills.
- Proven ability to proactively establish rapport, credibility and influence, and drive results throughout a highly matrixed organization.
- Able to balance working in a creatively driven organization with an analytical and disciplined approach to marketing.
- A love of efficiency, desire to produce a high quality deliverables, and an ability to execute against multiple projects ​in a fast­-paced, dead-line­-driven, and technical work environment in often uncertain and ambiguous circumstances.                                                                           

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