Emma Jacob

Emma Jacob

RetoucherLondon, United Kingdom
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Emma Jacob

Emma Jacob

RetoucherLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I've been photo retouching for over a decade, in addition to previous experience in graphic design and fashion illustration, enabling me to bring a nuanced depth to every project. I have a comprehensive grasp of lighting and anatomy and can handle complex briefs that require unique elements created from scratch or further embellishments. I've delivered highest quality retouching on hundreds of ad campaigns, editorials, & e-commerce projects for leading global agencies & brands, including Burberry, Vogue, Gucci, HSBC, and L'Oréal, covering the full production lifecycle, whether on my own or as part of a team. I've developed many long-term relationships and collaborations within the industry. In 2011, I co-founded Isolarity to provide services with a personal touch to a broad client base. Exclusively represented by Happy Finish for 11 years, I decided to part ways (05/2020), preferring the opportunity to forge new working relationships directly with clients again.
  • Shaun Leane Jewellery Campaign | RETOUCH
    Shaun Leane Jewellery Campaign | RETOUCHBeauty & jewellery retouching and colour grading exquisite and edgy fine jewellery for Shaun Leane campaign 2020 Photography by RGB Digital
  • Wonderland Magazine | RETOUCH
    Wonderland Magazine | RETOUCHBeauty retouching, compositing and colour grading on Winky Lux lip balm editorial for Wonderland Magazine. Photography by Haruki Horikawa
  • Calibre Magazine | RETOUCH
    Calibre Magazine | RETOUCHRetouching and colour grading high end luxury watches for Calibre Magazine Photography by Baker & Evans
  • Breast Cancer Care Awareness Ad Campaign | RETOUCH
    Breast Cancer Care Awareness Ad Campaign | RETOUCHRetouching, colour grading and extensive compositing of elements for this striking Breast Cancer Care Awareness ad campaign. Photography by Julia Fullerton-Batten
  • Neon Hope | RETOUCH
    Neon Hope | RETOUCHProduct and fashion retouching for New Hope sunglasses and bags. Photography by Lydia Whitmore
  • Sunday Times Style | RETOUCH
    Sunday Times Style | RETOUCHProduct retouching, compositing and colour grading of many luxury makeup brands to look like the image was taken on another planet.
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Projects credited in
  • Stan & Liam for Boys by Girls Magazine
    Stan & Liam for Boys by Girls MagazineWe shot this at sunset and the following sunrise with a brief sleepover and a mammoth beans on toast to break it up... Photographer and Director: Mollie Rose Stylist: Itunu One Models: Stan West and Liam Mower Retouch: Emma Jacobs Magazine: Boys by Girls
Work history
    Principal RetoucherIsolarity Ltd
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    • Exclusively represented by Happy Finish: 02/2011 - 05/2020 • Co- founded Isolarity Ltd to provide high-end retouching solutions to creative agencies and photographers. • Collaborating with photographers and agencies to maintain fair and accurate schedules to deliver high quality work consistently and on time. • Maintaining communication between multiple teams in the creative process. • Working as a cohesive team with other retouchers to produce quick turnaround/high volume projects when needed. • Providing training and guidance on retouching practices and QA procedures to juniors. • Removing imperfections, compositing, colour correcting and colour grading images as directed. • Color matching of products from samples provided by the client. • Using high-end, non-destructive techniques for retouching images including dodge and burn tools. • Creating and maintaining standards and systems for retouching on all assets produced. • Managing file & folder structures. • Preparing, naming and filing all images according to production specs. • Clients have included: Victoria Beckham, House of Fraser, Gucci, Ted Baker, Vogue, Vanity Fair. • Photographers worked with: Vincent Peters, Mariano Vivanco, John-Paul Pietrus, Damon Baker.
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    Assistant RetoucherHappy Finish
     - London, United KingdomFreelance
    • Worked closely with Director/Principal Retoucher to learn advanced retouching techniques. • Supported Principal, Senior and Mid-Weight Retouchers in delivering retouched assets to prestigious clients. • Clients included: D&G, Cesare Paciotti, Frankie Morello, Clarks, Lisa Eldridge, Boots.
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  • Advanced Retouching
  • Colour Grading