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Retoucher

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As a Retoucher for the photography studio at this top tech company, 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.
As part of this nimble, ambitious team, you must demonstrate a collaborative working style, great communication skills, and an ability to thrive in an environment of innovation where processes are actively being created
and refined.

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. Identify
personal 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.

Requirements:
● 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.
● Familiarity with existing Google products and product categories.

Preferred Qualifications:
● 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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