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Professional Experience
 

Andresen Digital • 1815 Centinela Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90404
Senior Digital Artist • New Business and Account Manager 05/16 - 07/17

 

After years of creating images at Andresen for the most recognizable brands on Earth, I had success winning major new business for the company.

In addition to retouching and finishing for this powerhouse creative support group with clients such as Apple and Beats, I pitched and won both Saatchi & Saatchi and Rubin Postaer as new clients for Andresen.
 

XYZ Studios • 4077 Redwood Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90066
Senior Digital Artist • 01/15 - 05/16

 

Applying over 20 years of digital imaging, design and creative experience to advance this elite retouching and finishing team:

Creating, developing and finishing powerful images for this renowned creative production group’s global ad agency clients including Saatchi & Saatchi, Team One, Rubin Postaer & Associates, and Mitsubishi.

TMM+A Los Angeles • 14010 Captains Row Ste. 336, Marina Del Rey, CA, 90292

Retoucher / Finisher / Color Expert / Creative Consultant • 06/10 - 01/15

Creating dynamic images for L.A.’s most prestigious studios, including:

Andresen Digital for TBWA\Media Arts Lab • 1815 Centinela Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90404

Working exclusively on the Apple account with multiple art directors and the world’s most prominent photographers, I create final images and approved color for the universally recognizable iPhone, iPad and iPod campaigns worldwide.

Rocket Studio • 5950 West Jefferson Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90016

High-resolution retouching, compositing, color correction and finishing for this sought-after studio and their high-profile advertising partners such as TBWA\Chiat\Day, Saatchi & Saatchi, Deutsch, and many others.

Graphic Venue, Inc. • Venu Interactive • 1111 El Segundo Blvd., El Segundo, CA 90245

Creative Services Director / Senior Retoucher / Finisher • 08/08 - 06/10

After winning a major ad agency account for Graphic Venue as a consultant, developed and launched the Creative Services Department for this boutique Design, Marketing, Printing and Pre-Media shop.

Consulted to develop and launch Venu Interactive, a 2-way interactive advertising and marketing venture. High-resolution retouching, color correction, finishing on numerous major print ad campaigns. Complex Photoshop compositing & photo illustration, in addition to pre-press, trapping, and proofing.
Specialized skills including Flash, AS3, Pageflex web-to-print solutions and Joomla! CMS were integral to expanding the company’s core services beyond traditional design, creative retouching and pre-press.

DraftFCB Group • 100 West 33rd Street, New York, NY 10001

Senior Retoucher • 04/05 - 07/08

Led the digital imaging studio at DraftFCB, which routinely sets the ad agency standard for creative retouching and print production.

Collaborated with multiple creative directors, account representatives and photographers to develop award-winning campaigns for
demanding Fortune 100 clients. Consistently managed varied personalities, campaign concepts and production schedules simultaneously.Oversaw high-resolution retouching, color correction, finishing and calibration for output on numerous national print campaigns. Clients included Diet Coke, Kraft, General Foods, Gevalia, Oreo, Jell-O, Nabisco, Planters, Chevrolet, American Standard, MetLife, Merck, Roche, and many others.

TMM+A, New York • Retoucher and Pre-Press Expert • 06/03 - 04/05

Quickly and consistently adapted to new environments, workflow protocols and personalities to deliver exceptional results for clients such as:

CPS Lowe • 150 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017

Final retouching and color correction for this prestigious IPG agency in their industry-leading ‘Studio PSD’ department on accounts such as General Motors, Johnson & Johnson, Unilever, Reebok and others.

Cline, Davis & Mann • 450 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10017

Pre-press specialist at one of the nation’s leading pharmaceutical advertising agencies for Pfizer, Amgen, Novartis, Ortho-McNeill and others.

Lloyd (+ co.) • 180 Varick Street, New York, NY 10014

Intensive retouching, compositing and final color for this cutting-edge boutique fashion agency on accounts such as Gucci, Hilfiger, Cole Haan, Movado, John Varvatos and others.

JRJ Associates, Inc. • 45 John Street, New York, NY 10038 

Production Director / Retouching Supervisor • 07/98 - 06/03

Applied a wide variety of skills, assumed a wide range of responsibilities, and served as the primary contact with corporate clients at the highest level.

Managed an 8-retoucher, two-shift studio. Initially hired as senior retoucher, color, pre-press & on-press expert, this position developed to include web design, creative direction and ultimately consultation with partners on expanding the company’s abilities and direction to include new media, illustration, sound engineering, copy writing, editing and animation. Clients included Sony Records, L’Oréal, Borghese, Universal Entertainment Group, AMC, Women’s Entertainment, and many others.

Software, Skills and Specialties

Expert-level image editing, design, illustration and production ability in numerous current Adobe Creative Suite applications. Advanced photo processing skills using Capture One, Adobe Camera Raw & Lightroom.

Expert-level retouching, complex compositing, illustration, color correction, typography and pre-press experience. Strong interpersonal, leadership, time
management and communication skills combined with traditional fine arts sensibilities. Emphasis on the demanding requirements of the advertising industry.

Education
SUNY College at Potsdam • Fine Arts Studio, English Literature, Music
School of Visual Arts, NYC • Comprehensive Macintosh Graphics

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