Image Retoucher

Image Retoucher

Primary Function:

The Image Retoucher is responsible for the editing, manipulating and finalizing for output of digital product images created by the photo studios. This role is also tasked with creating unique product images through image manipulation means over traditional photography.

Principal Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Edit, retouch and composite images shot by the Photography teams using advanced Photoshop techniques
  • Create unique product images through pixel or vector-based methods.
  • Utilize color correction and image compositing techniques to create consistent image experiences while maximizing throughput
  • Utilize the Adobe Creative Suite and SpinMe Studio to ensure product images meet our Publishing standards
  • Enhance details on product images to ensure they display well on print and digital devices.
  • Identify where existing image assets can be repurposed, and modify those assets in Photoshop
  • Utilize the Digital Asset Management system to ensure images are properly tagged for easy identification and reuse
  • Troubleshoot problems and escalate when necessary
  • Attend team meetings to discuss art related issues, work progress, etc.
  • Understand project requirements and develop cost effective retouching means using available technology and resources.
  • Understand all aspects of Grainger s publishing processes and systems.
  • Inspire and support team members, accept personal responsibility for the project deliverables.
  • Monitor deliverable progress, manage scope changes and changes requests, meet commitments, follow up, and be on time.
  • Help with product sorting/styling as needed
  • Creative thinker with the confidence to share ideas with the team

Preferred Education & Experience:

  • BA/BS or equivalent preferred
  • 5+ years retouching in a production environment; Bachelor s degree in Graphic arts or related field preferred.
  • Advanced Adobe Creative Cloud experience (Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • Strong and polished retouching skills keen eye and aesthetic
  • Attention to detail, highly organized and able to manage multiple projects concurrently
  • Ability to quickly adapt to new software tools and changes in project direction
  • Exhibit excellent team/collaboration skills and the ability to work in a fast paced production environment
  • Knowledge of SpinMe Studio, 360 photography and CGI processes a plus.

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