Katie Mckenna

Junior Retoucher

  • LevelJunior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
  • AvailabilityLocked Pro Plan feature
  • ProfessionsPhotographer - Retoucher - Motion Graphics Designer

Projects

About me

Energetic and with a passion to succeed, I graduated with a First Class degree in photography from Norwich University of the Arts. Now freelancing, I focus on post production and pride myself on my eye for detail to complete my work and others to the highest professional standard. I am furthering my skills in motion graphics and animation to widen my abilities in the creative industries as I push myself to learn multiple skill sets. I can work in both the studio, and location, as part of a team or on my own and can adapt to different situations quickly. I am looking to continue learning and growing in the industry.

Skills

  • Advertising
  • Product
  • Commercial Photography
  • Retouching
  • Powerpoint
  • Word
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Motion Graphics
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Indesign

Companies I’ve worked with

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    Graceful Monkey

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    Work history

    2018

    Jan 2018 - Jan 2018
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Working as a runner, I assisted on a photographic shoot alongside a crew of 25 people. Working alongside the team, I assisted in a variety of jobs to help whenever was needed to ensure the photographic shoot ran smoothly throughout the days. This consisted of helping with catering, wardrobe, models and variety of other jobs.

    2017

    Junior Retoucher

    Graceful Monkey

    Oct 2017 - Oct 2017
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • My skillset and work ethic led to me being brought on at Graceful Monkey as freelance retoucher to complete 34 lifestyle and still life images for ‘Timberland’. Working under pressure for the client to complete a certain number of images per day, I was able to complete the brief given, to the highest standard possible. This consisted of image comping, colour correction of each image and meeting client’s needs with organized file names to stay on top of work.

    2017

    Creative Production Internship

    Graceful Monkey

    Aug 2017 - Oct 2017
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Internship
    • I completed a two-month internship working at the Creative Production studio Graceful Monkey. During this time, I assisted on many live projects, specifically retouching, motion graphics, animation and VFX as well as working on projects including still and moving images. Whilst working in the studio alongside professionals, I was able to retouch several of my own portfolio photos to the highest standard and expand on my knowledge of motion graphics and animation through the use of After Effects. Illustrator was another program I used regularly during this time, for the purpose of creating characters and objects which were then further developed in After Effects. Building my knowledge and photo libraries to maintain my knowledge and skill set to the current industries and expand my knowledge of content within the industries.

    Education

    2018

    BA (Hons) Photography First Class Degree

    Norwich University of the arts

    Oct 2014 - Jun 2018
    • Norwich, United Kingdom