Photo Retoucher - US

Kids II Inc - Atlanta, GA

Full-timeEstimated: $55,000 - $74,000 a year
EducationSkillsBenefits
At Kids II, we’re really good at what we do. And when we’re great at our jobs, we help parents be great at their jobs.

Parenting is demanding, and that’s where we come in. We want to reimagine how brands can make it easier for early stage parents – not by just selling them products, but by providing holistic solutions that transcend borders, categories and aisles.

No matter our title or department, at Kids II, our job is to create more tiny wins for parents, so they can create bright futures for their little ones. That’s a big task!

We’re serious about what we do, AND we love to have fun. Our team is hardworking, entrepreneurial, and passionate about helping families create millions, if not billions of tiny wins.

SUMMARY

The Photo Retoucher creates, designs and assists all company designers with photography retouching maintaining integrity of predetermined photo style and brand essence. May assist in estimating retouching costs, overseeing work done by external suppliers, and preparing proofs for review by packaging and marketing creative teams. This role has knowledge of commonly used techniques, best practices, and procedures within the retouching field. Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. Works under immediate supervision of the Post-Production Manager.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Responsible for image compositing and manipulation of all levels and complexity
Responsible for global image consistency across all brands and all levels of complexity
Works directly with product designers, package designers, marketing creative designers, product management, & engineering teams in US and Asia.
Interfaces/coordinates with all related departments (i.e., Marketing Creative, Packaging, Trend and Surface, Product Managers, Product Design, Development, Engineering, etc.) directly
Coordinates and maintains the consistent retouching of packaging, digital & marketing imagery to meet Kids II global and brand strategy objectives.
Researches and develops unique retouching processes, on brand and within deadlines.
Responsible for meeting time-line requirements for all product lines, adhering to style guides and maintaining schedule milestones to support cost-sensitive production. Must be trusted to sustain all departmental written communication.
Responsible for creating prints and/or proofs of images for presentations to design teams and upper management.
Quality control on all requests, fixing images as needed to meet direction or needs.
Responsible for retouching of images in the timeframes requested for each project.
Handles multiple projects and/or specific departmental needs simultaneously.
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

3 - 5 years job experience in the juvenile products, toy industry or consumer product goods company
Adobe Illustrator and in studio photo art direction a bonus
Experience working with creative teams within a fast-paced, corporate environment.
EDUCATION & SKILLS

BFA in Graphic Design (or related field)
Expert in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Bridge (5+ years).
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
Detail-oriented dialogue about the properties of a given image a must.
Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
Must have the ability to work effectively in fast-paced high-energy creative group.
Ability to problem solve.
Ability to work independently with little supervision.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

None required.

COMPUTER/TECHNICAL SKILLS

MAC and/or PC based software including Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop a bonus.

We offer competitive pay, flexible hours, and generous benefits. Plus, to keep things fun (because we are all kids at heart), we offer a host of team member activities and philanthropic efforts throughout the year and company-wide awards and recognition for a job well done!

Check out our website at www.kidsii.com and our social media pages on LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram for more information and open positions in the career section.

Drug Free Workplace M/F/D/V