Hello! My name is Dina, I am a professional high-end retoucher with a sharp eye to details and a strong background in editing imagery for beauty, fashion, and advertising. I'm open to new connections and paid jobs. Let's get in touch!Locked Pro Plan feature
Kazan (Russia), Berlin (Germany), Rome (Italy) Among other jobs I retouched campaigns for PETA and PETA UK, for animal rescue organizations such as Fur Friends in Need, Louie’s Legacy Rescue Shelter. As well as cover stories and editorials for GQ, L’Officiel, Billboard, Prestige HK, Adon Magazine, South China Morning Post and other respectable international magazines. I also retouched album covers for numerous artists and recording studios to be exposed on iTunes.
I gave a series of six lectures and workshops to 2 groups of students of a Photography training course, introducing them to converting RAW files, basic retouching skills and color grading techniques.
I was responsible for color grading, collaging, photo manipulation including skin, hair & makeup editing without losing essential textures. As part of the retouching team I was retouching regular clients image flow for an entire network of photo studios situated in the 11 biggest Russian cities. As well as retouching studio own and its partners ad campaigns for printed materials and web, working closely with photographers, art directors and stylists. Alongside to special photo projects of the studio, where I got to retouch interior and architectural photoshoots, food and product images. I actively participated in biweekly training programs and workshops for retouchers, perfecting my techniques and skills.
While working as a graphic designer I was responsible for designing layouts and editing images for printed materials; preparing files for sublimation print on textiles; measuring, sketching and designing advertising pasting on cars, outdoor advertising; correction, page make-up and imposition of books and periodicals. I was also responsible for training junior graphic designers in color separation for offset and screen printing, preparing cut-outs, and layouts for cutting plotters.
Working as a studio assistant I was responsible for capturing customer portraits, retouching and preparing digital images for printing; composing images into albums and preparing them for further production in printing facilities; scanning films and old photos for artistic restoration and colorization; printing with inkjet and laser printers and post press procedures such as cutting, binding, laminating; maintenance and ink refilling of inkjet and laser printing machines.
Working as a junior graphic designer I developed my skills in typography, prepress and color grading, converting and preparing images for print and web. I was responsible for creating layouts of printed; color separation and films output for offset, stencil and screen printing; creating and preparing files for making cut-out forms for packaging; designing, sketching and preparing street signs, signboards and other types of outdoor advertising for further production processes; preparing companies portfolio for endorsement of their signboards by the municipal authorities.
SEP 2019 – DEC 2019 Participant at the MOSCOW INSTITUTE of ELECTRONICS and MATHEMATICS, MIEM HSE, online educational program Moscow, Russia I successfully graduated in the "Fundamentals of Computer Graphics" online training course, including the following topics: Software-independent fundamentals of computer graphics including physical, biological and mathematical backgrounds of light and color perception. Mathematical differences between additive, subtractive, perceptional and universal color models and their practical advantages. Programming and code writing practices for creating graphics and animation. Lossy and lossless compression of images and video files. Color management, profiles adjustment and calibration.
28 – 29 SEP 2019 Participant in XXXII DESIGN WEEKEND, design conference Ulyanovsk, Russia With main emphasis on time optimization, process systematization and design of urban spaces.
30 SEP – 1 OCT 2017 Participant in XXI DESIGN WEEKEND, design conference Nizhny Novgorod, Russia With main emphasis on product design, typography and creative concepts; visual communication and CGI retouching.
27 – 28 MAY 2017 Participant in XIX DESIGN WEEKEND, design conference Kazan, Russia With main emphasis on professional growth for teams, design thinking, and communication customer needs.
Participant in the "Color in Photography" online training course that included following themes: color harmony and composing, contrast and color perspective, theory of skin tone coloring, bi- three- and multicolor compositions, fundamentals of Capture One and 3DLut, preparation for publishing (print and web), working with serial images.
Participant in "Color Grading and Digital Color Management: Fundamental Color Correction" online training program; "Management of visual volume and image sharpness" workshop.
Participant in the "Still Life and Product Photo Editing" workshop.
Participant in the "Adobe Lightroom" training program, including topics: Multilevel selection, systematization, cataloguing, organizing of images; The general settings, masking and local corrections, batch editing and creating of individual color presets.
Participant in the PROFILESCHOOL.RU "Advanced Retouching" training program
Participant in the PROFILESCHOOL.RU "Commercial Retouching" training program
I graduated with honor in the "Computer Arts and Design" course, including following subjects: Software interface and software dependent computer graphics; creating, using and publishing bitmap, vector images as well as animations; communicative design, typography, color harmony and composition; color profiles, color management and color calibration of monitors and printing machines; books and magazines page make-up and imposition, prepress preparation in InDesign and XPress.