U.S. Retouch Manager
March 2013 – present
- Mentor, motivate, and lead the Net-A-Porter, Mr Porter, and Outnet retouch team.
- Responsible for 3,400 retouched photos per week, including marking up and approving.
- Interview and test potential retouchers and interns.
- Improved performance by 40 percent and continuously increase weekly targets.
- Work with the London, Asia Pacific, and in-house teams to offer support, streamline the workflow, and maintain high quality standards.
- Partnered with GQ in 2013. Launched on-model retouching for The Outnet in May 2013, Net-A-Porter site refresh in July 2013, Mr Porter site refresh in June 2014, and Lancome beauty in June 2014.
February 2008 – present
- On-site retouching, prepress imaging, and proofing for various studios, including Lord & Taylor, Ralph Lauren, Macy’s, and Gotham Inc.
- Off-site retouching and photo restoration for photographers, businesses, actors, models, authors, families, etc.
- Restored and retouched all 340 photos in the 2011 coffee table book Jersey Girls: The Fierce and the Fabulous, by Marie Moss and Barri Leiner Grant.
- Volunteer retoucher at careforsandy.org.
Senior Digital Imaging Specialist
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia
June 2010 – June 2012
- Lead retoucher for MSLO’s flagship magazine Living, and solely responsible for retouching photos of Martha Stewart.
- Also retouched for MSLO’s other magazines (Martha Stewart Weddings, Whole Living, and Everyday Food), books, ads, and iPad digital magazines/apps.
- Communicated directly with Martha Stewart, art directors, creative directors, and production associates to manage projects.
- Tested potential retouchers, mentored new hires, profiled and calibrated monitors, and maintained proofers.
- Helped create iPad imaging and animation workflow in 2010.
- Saved the department up to $100k each year by streamlining the workflow and keeping all retouching in-house.
August 2005 – February 2008
- Lead retoucher for Scholastic News, Choices, Scope, MATH, and Clifford magazines, posters, and books.
- Profiled and calibrated monitors. Managed color for printing on various paper stocks.
- Communicated with art directors, editors, and production associates to manage projects.
- Helped set up in-house proofing in 2007 to save the department time and money.
Digital Imaging Technician
The Big Picture Inc.
October 2003 – August 2005
- Scanned and retouched images for large, high resolution output. Matched colors to clients’ specs.
- Specialized in large-format printing, including banners, vehicle wraps, retail displays, and billboards.
- Worked one-on-one with high profile clients, including Macy’s, Hearst, Lincoln Center, and Saks Fifth Avenue.
Internet Retailing Awards 2013 International, Global, and M-Retailing Commended Winner
WGSN Global Fashion Awards 2013 Best E-Store
American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) 2012 Best Lifestyle Magazine Cover
Society of Publication Designers (SPD) 2011 Tablet App of the Year
Martha Stewart Living: Boundless Beauty, November 2010
Association of Educational Publishers (AEP/EdPress) 2007 Distinguished Achievement Award
Scholastic “Winter Animals” poster
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