Freelance Digital Retoucher - Craft (Bronx)
Employment Type: Full-Time
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WHO WE ARE
To achieve success in the world of global adaptation and production, you need more than just clear processes and smart technology, you need true craftsmen and women people who care deeply about their clients brands and who work tirelessly to drive maximum cost savings for a client while ensuring that each brands story remains impactful as it travels around the world.
At Craft Worldwide, weve been fortunate enough to assemble a team of the industrys best craftspeople, each with a rich and robust background in advertising, adaptation and production.
Craft Worldwide currently employs over 500 full-time employees operating in 25 markets with specialty in global broadcast/video production, print production, digital production and global translation.
While we are wholly owned by McCann Worldgroup, we have been purposely established as a truly independent company within the Interpublic Group of Companies.
*on-site role & candidate must have technology client experience
The Retoucher is a highly trained digital artist that specializes in image manipulation, and color correction within the creative industry. You will lead all image manipulations and color management for marketing materials within our division.
YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES Responsible for taking digital images and manipulating them to produce a high-quality product Must be a creative, imaginative artist to help produce photo realistic compositions with expert knowledge in photo color correction Responsible for maintaining high quality while executing high volume of images under very tight deadlines Collaborates with the creative teams to develop print, OOH, new business presentations and advertising campaigns Able to interpret creative direction from Art Directors and Retouching Manager and apply to final product Participate in peer teams to improve efficiency, quality, service and profitability Identify and develop systems to support efficiency Communicate with other teams in order to proactively address discrepancies and solve issues Applies appropriate profile to supplied image according to publication, save in the proper format and proof out to assess starting point of image Evaluates DPI adequacy to final output size and adjusts if necessary or notify production manager Is an expert at retouching and color adjustment Must prepare art for production and publishing: checks ink densities according to publication specs, link hi-res art to mechanical before proofing, evaluate color bars for color calibration accuracy, prepares proofs and PDFs Must maintain updated timesheets and records for billing purposes Work within our ManagePlus (WIP) system (replacing Jobcharge). Utilize Approvals Plus (ProofHQ) for reviewing work when appropriate. Must possess strong communication skills and an artistic intuition Performs other duties as assigned Must be able to work flexible hours
REQUIRED SKILLS 8+ years of creative agency, in-house or high-end retouching experience Expert working knowledge of Photoshop: Layers/Sets, masks, paths, color correction tools, actions, batch processing. Layer Comps: for key art (nested-smart objects) used within digital web banner-workflow; frames or sequences. Simplifying smart-objects upon placing in WIP-PSD banner files for optimal file size handling Expert knowledge in color theory Must have a strong sense of color/design and the ability to perform as an assistant to the creative team in areas such as layout, design and image composition Knowledge of proofing devices such as Kodak Approval and Inkjet output a plus Must be able to anticipate and execute what a client or art director wants to achieve Must have strong creative skills in order to effectively create the desired results easily and efficiently Superior knowledge and skills of software programs within the Mac environment Superior knowledge of, InDesign; Illustrator knowledge a plus Must have knowledge of output devices such as color printers and large format inkjet devices. Working with publication specifications, such as ink density and final file size Must be able to deal with a flexible process that is ever evolving to meet the clients' needs. Must be able to work independently and with a team Comfortable working under pressure within tight deadlines Must be self-motivated, professional, detail oriented, and possess excellent oral and written communication skills Strong creative vision, communication skills and problem solving abilities
NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.
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