Advanced PhotoShop and Illustrator skills (experienced with up to Adobe CS5) for photography retouching and some graphic design. Experienced with adjustment layers and masks for color, contrast, etc. Extensive experience retouching skin and hair. Extensive experience with compositing multiple images.
Freelance retouching - 2011-present
Assistant to retoucher for Spin Magazine and Prevention Magazine. Also work on images for editorial, fashion and beauty advertising. Freelance retouching work for rising photographers.
Founder I Like You As A Friend Jewelry, NYC - 2007-Present
Founded small jewelry company- responsible for design and production of all jewelry (mainly metalwork, some beading), as well as all aspects of running a small business- book keeping, administrative duties, to sales and marketing, accounts management, etc. Photograph and retouch jewelry, design and maintain website and web shop, all marketing materials from business cards to look books. Jewelry design and production from creating models to soldering, stone setting, piercing, forging, and other benchwork. Managed small amount of outsourced work for casting and plating.
Assistant, Paz Collective Jewelry, NYC - 2007-2008
Assisted with all aspects of a small jewelry design company, specializing in Mexican silver. Accounts receivable and payable using Quicken. Inventory control using FileMaker Pro. Photographed and retouched jewelry. Coordinated, set-up and performed sales at various trade shows at the Javitts Center. Utilized Photoshop and Illustrator knowledge to assist head designer. Assisted with managing suppliers and vendors in Mexico.
Manager, Cath Kidston NYC - 2006-2007
Managed all New York operations, from inventory control, staff scheduling, payroll, and benefits, site maintenance and cleaning, accounts payable, management of petty cash, to staff and store events, etc. Duties also included press loans and marketing, graphic design and creation of marketing materials for the US Store. Handle customs paperwork and issues with goods from suppliers overseas (mainly China and India).
Administrative and Design Assistant, Stutrud Design - 1999-2002
Projects included product packaging, print media advertisements and gift-wrap designs using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, and QuarkXPress. Many projects utilized retouching skills focusing on skin texture and tone, color matching, and compositing of multiple images.