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I am a commercial photo retoucher working in New York City and living in Hoboken, NJ. With a decade of career experience focusing on e-commerce, marketing, and product retouching, my passion for Photoshop goes back 15+ years. I pride myself on my efficiency and knowing just about every shortcut in Photoshop. I graduated from Syracuse University in 2010 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Photography from the S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.
I presently work for Very Great as the lead retoucher for a creative department that produces content for their brands; W&P, Courant, Wild One and Dovetail. As a creative lead in my department I am responsible for managing our retouching workflow and creating standards for each brand’s photo deliverables, in addition to producing high-end retouching. Very Great products span a variety of industries including food and beverage, technology, pet essentials and publishing. My retouching across all brands produces content for a range of mediums including digital advertising, e-commerce, social media and packaging design.
Previously I’ve held retouching positions for Macy’s, ABC Carpet and Home and Major League Baseball. My experience with these companies have ranged from high volume e-commerce to high-end print work.
On a personal note, I’m from Syracuse, NY and still bleeding orange for my hometown and college. I moved to Hoboken in 2012 to take my career and love of retouching to the next level and never looked back. A few months after moving I talked my twin sister into moving with me. My husband and I live with our Frenchie Jellybean and our adopted kitty Freddie. I love to travel and stay active with spin, HIIT workouts, snowboarding and the occasional run and hike.
Drop me a message if you’d like to collaborate or just chat! I love making new retouching friends as well.