Job Details

Job title

Retoucher, Ralph Lauren

Location

New York, United States

Level

Manager

Function

Creative (Graphics, Images, VM etc)

Posted

Contract

Full-time, Salary Unspecified

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Job Description

Ralph Lauren Agency is looking for a highly skilled and creative retoucher to be part of our in-house Studio. This position will be responsible for delivering the highest quality retouching, compositing, image prepping, proofing, color correcting and color matching for all print (CMYK) and digital (RGB) imagery, while integrating the brands unique aesthetic and internal guidelines. Will work closely with studio leadership, Brand Creative, Production Ops and Production Artists to ensure delivery of quality, color correcting and color matching for all print (CMYK) and digital (RGB) imagery, while integrating the brands unique aesthetic and internal guidelines. Will work closely with studio leadership, Brand Creative, Production Ops and Production Artists to ensure delivery of quality, color and consistency for all imagery.

  • Collaborate with Art Directors and Production Ops to interpret client/brand specific preferences and instructions in order to deliver work that consistently exceeds creative expectations

  • Utilize technical expertise to determine the proper retouching solutions needed to achieve the best and most efficient printed or web published result

  • Perform complex tasks such as replacing textures on fabric materials, re-lighting models/products/environments, correcting banding and moiré issues, head swaps and composing of images from multiple image sources.

  • Review work for quality and accuracy ensuring visual consistency of images across the brands and within the campaign

  • Prepare proofs (soft proofs/PDF's/Epson’s)

  • Server Management, maintenance and troubleshooting

  • Reporting and analysis as requested

  • Meet daily image goals and display flexibility when deadlines change

  • Maintain technical expertise by keeping up with the latest retouching innovations including new techniques/processes, software and equipment

  • Partner with RL Library and Production Artists for file archiving to EDAM

The Ideal Candidate

  • 5+ years of experience in high-end fashion and product retouching for both print and digital media

  • Hands-on knowledge of color correction based on RGB color space and conversion to CMYK

  • Must have a strong understanding of CMYK color space including total ink coverage, profiling, color management and file formats

  • Thorough understanding of digital photography, color theory, color management and related terminology is required

  • Solid grasp of printing processes to ensure print feasibility, color adjustment and file building techniques

  • Ability to follow creative direction from senior team members and build upon creative ideas as needed​

  • Advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, Bridge, InDesign, Acrobat, After Effects, Lightroom) Capture One and Excel

  • Must enjoy working in a collaborative, deadline-driven environment with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously against multiple timelines

  • Visualize the big picture and easily communicate and execute how we get there

  • Exceptional organizational skills, a superior eye for detail and expert skill level

  • Positive energy, enthusiasm, a passion for what you do and contributing to an amazing, talented team

  • Diplomatic, and ability to balance business and creative perspectives

  • Solution-oriented approach and ability to identify opportunities and efficiencies

  • Applicants must include a link to a portfolio or samples of their work

About Us

Club Monaco is an international brand that designs and creates modern yet timeless clothing and accessories for women and men. Since its first store opened in Toronto in 1985, Club Monaco has been recognized by fashion influencers for its thoughtfully designed, purposeful collections featuring relevant, wearable pieces, fine fabrics and exceptional fits. In 1999, Club Monaco became a subsidiary of the Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation.