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Lilly Michelle


New York, United States
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Freelance / Contract Work - Yes
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Total Experience: 4 years and 11 months
Work Experience: PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
HIGH END RETOUCHER - FREELANCE 2009 – 2010
DGS CENTER, FOR UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP New York, New York

• High-end retouching on musicians for album covers
• Restoring old printed albums for new mass producing, building extensions on images 1 – 1/1/2 inch each side, removing small objects and text and logos from background, skin and color improvement
• Reconstructing Parts of Images, Bodies, Clothing, Backgrounds
• Working in CMYK and RGB modes, Photoshop CS3, Wacom Tablet.

COLOR MAC OPERATOR / RETOUCHER 2008 – 2010
QUAD GRAPHICS, FOR OK MAGAZINE, JCREW, VOGUE, ALLURE, GLAMOUR New York, New York

• High-end retouching on celebrities, building extensions on images, removing small objects / people from background, skin improvement, deleting blemishes, dark spots, facial hair, teeth / eyes whitening, image contrast, color balancing on skin , cloths or background.
• MASKING / Alpha channels - silhouettes of models, figures, products, building shadows, drawing hair (hair mask for over type)
• Reconstructing Parts of Images, Bodies, Products
• Working in CMYK and RGB modes, Photoshop CS3, using Capture Plugin (CAMERA RAW), Wacom Tablet.
• Working on Cover Images for OK Magazine, Teen Vogue.
• Extremely fast turnaround. Processing approximately up to 20 images a day (8hrs) of described above (complex compositions intuitively and quickly).
PROJECT MANAGER, WEB DESIGNER, CO-OWNER 2007 – Dec 2007
MBMD PR, INTERNER BUSINESS CATALOG WITH MORE THAN 120 000 FIRMS Sofia, Bulgaria
• Hand coding HTML/ CSS for constructing WEB TEMPLATES for huge Internet Business catalogue.
• Using Dreamweaver, Photoshop and other web tools to generate web site prototype, templates and layout design.
• Review the final layout of employees’ digital work as RETOUCHING IMAGES, 3d PANORAMAS and suggest improvements as needed.
• Develop graphics and layouts for clients Internet websites and web pages including contact information, online portfolios, and work specifications using Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Image Ready), DreamWeaver.
• Direct Managing and Coordinating a Call and PR Center for an Internet Business Catalogue. Managing and hiring staff, working time schedules, coordinating working process including databases, clients packaging, writing customer service script.
• Connect ideas into a technical spec, which best suits the project's time and budget.
HIGH-END RETOUCHER, GRAPHIC/WEB DESIGNER 2007 – 2007
VICTORIA SECRET INC. HEADQUARTERS New York, New York
• Edited graphics and photos using pixel or bitmap editing, airbrushing, resizing, masking, or image retouching to clean dirt spots, fix edges, backgrounds, add and remove items, building product reflections.
MANAGER, HIGH-END RETOUCHER, GRAPHIC/WEB DESIGNER, CO-OWNER 2003 – 2007
EASTWEST FASHION CORP Long Island City, New York
• Direct Marketing and Advertising initiatives, launched and implemented the design of significant graphic ads extremely using Adobe Photoshop, Image Ready and Adobe Creative Suite.
• Confer with staff to discuss and determine layout design and use of color correcting, cleaning, scanning, and retouching images - silos, conversions, vignettes, complex masking, perspective, COMPOSITIONS (light to heavy background removal and alter)
• Review the final layout of photographer’s digital images and suggest improvements as needed in commercial still life, Beauty, Fashion, Cosmetics.
• Develop graphics and layouts for company Internet websites and web pages including contact information, online portfolios, and work specifications using Dreamweaver, HTML / CSS/ JavaScript / DHTML, FTP.
• Prepare notes and instructions for workers who assemble and prepare final layouts for printing using Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop.
• Study model’s specification to plan portfolio presentation, photo shoot arrangements, or modeling poses, clothing, and overall look.
• Discussed logistics of image production to the overall layout ready for distribution and marketing.
• Connect ideas into a technical spec, which best suits the project's time and budget.
• Partner with marketing manager on the design of business development publishing projects.
HIGH END RETOUCHER, COLOR CORRECTOR, PRE-PRESS 2001 – 2003
TONE MAKERS INC., FOR SONY, ARISTA, RCA RECORDS, ETC New York, New York
• Collaborated with graphic artists, editors, and writers to produce master copies according to design specifications for clients such as Arista Records, RCA, and SONY.
• Edited graphics and photos using pixel or bitmap editing, airbrushing, resizing, masking, or image retouching to clean dirt spots, fix edges, backgrounds, add and remove items using Adobe Photoshop, QuarkXPress.
• Operated Photoshop software and equipment to restore images in color or black and white.
• Converted RAW digital files and various other types for retouching or printing for placement on the Internet, using computer software.
• Entered coordinates of images and color specifications, into system to retouch and make color corrections, color balances, saturation, curves, layer masking, clone stamping, healing brush.
• Imported text and art elements such as electronic clip-art or electronic files from photographs that have been scanned or produced with a digital camera, using computer software.
• Used Suitcase as font management for graphic materials while preparing them for print (pre-press).
• Periodically archived files and projects with Wam!Net while using Flight Check for final document inspection.
WEB DESIGNER New York, New York
SENSENET, INC. 2001 – 2002
• Developed and designed web applications, banners, and web sites through all phases including inception, realization, development, and maintenance.
• Communicated with network personnel or web site hosting agencies to address hardware or software issues affecting web sites.
• Directed web site content creation, enhancement, and maintenance utilizing Photoshop, ImageReady, HTML/DHTML, Macromedia Dreamweaver, Flash, CSS, and JavaScript.
• Structured web sites using authoring or scripting languages, content creation tools, and digital media to create animated logos, rollovers, menus, navigation bars, banners, and Flash movies.
GRAPHIC ARTIST & WEB DESIGNER Forest Hills, New York
NEDELNIK PRESS 2000 – 2001
• Shaped concepts and layouts based on knowledge of layout principles and esthetic design concepts such as scanning, printing, digital imaging, photo and image manipulation in Adobe Photoshop, QuarkXPress, Illustrator.
• Determined size and arrangement of illustrative material and copy, and selected style and size of printed ads, business cards, brochures, letterheads, banners, flyers, and direct mail.
• Visualized and implemented prototypes for web site, layout, organization, color and logo in Flash, Dreamweaver, Adobe Image Ready, HTML/ CSS/ JavaScript/ DHTML, FTP.
INTERN, FREELANCE TO FULL TIME GRAPHIC ARTIST ASSISTANT AND DESIGNER Sofia, BG
1996 – 1999
• Assisted in the design of monthly publication.
• Conceived advertising materials (Letterheads, cards, brochures, flyers, etc).
FREELANCE / PER PROJECT EXPERIENCE
Retoucher and Web Designer Project Based, VICTORIA SECRET DIRECT, Inc., (2007)
High End Retoucher and Image Consultant, Modeltime, Inc., (2005)
Graphic Designer, Retoucher and Pre-Press, Fray Printing, Inc., (2004)
Graphic Designer, Retoucher and Pre-Press, DeegeeMaxx Printing, (2004)
On Project Retoucher & Corrector, Copy Tone Visual Communications, Inc., (2003)
On Project Retoucher, New York Historical Society, (2002)
Freelance Web and Graphic Designer, BY Pages, (2000)
Freelance Web and Graphic Designer, Euromedia, (2000)
Specialization: Modeling, Texturing
Software's Known: Maya, Photoshop
Education: 3D Project Based course, Autodesk Maya 2010
3D Training Institute New York, NY
3D MODELING with Autodesk Maya 2009 2009
3dti Animation Institute New York, NY
INTERACTIVE MEDIA – Web design 2000-2002
Pratt Institute New York, NY
VisualL Arts and Communication 1995-1997
NBU University Montevideo Sofia, BG
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Gender: Female
Nationality: American, Bulgarian
Languages Known: English, Bulgarian
Address: NYC
Zip Code: 11105
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