Lenny Carter

Photography, Image Specialist, Design, Retouch

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

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About me

 

I am looking for a long term position in relation to helping organisation, digital archiving, imagery, promotional type work - I love to help and research new things and being busy - I'm open to short contracts in the meantime and / or freelance work.

Skills

 

  • Visual Arts
  • Print Design
  • Art Photography
  • Digital Imaging
  • Picture Editing
  • Retouching
  • Fine Art
  • Digital
  • Design
  • Textile Design
  • Excel
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Lightroom

Work history

Currently

Design, SEO and Small Business Advice

Volunteering Consulting

Jun 2014
  • Volunteering with Makerhood Lambeth, The Open Works (Lambeth Council Project) which helps to teach, support and promote local makers and/or people who wish to start their own business. Aiding and training the digital side of business which includes: o Websites o SEO/META o Copyright o Domain o Hosting o CRM o Email o Research o Image editing o Promotional material & design o Social media outlets and set up All aspects require beginner’s needs with minimum or no budget. Selling own designed products (prints, cushion covers, handcrafted Jewellery and toys) in local physical shops in West Norwood and Tulse Hill and promoting the premises who hosted the event as well as aid other members. Attended meetings with other members and organisers who were researching the project and wishing to improve communication, organisation, to expand and share with other similar projects in the UK. I also co-host 'The Stitch', helping new makers in learning new skills in sewing, up-cycling, mending existing clothing and other creative textile projects. Also, assisting with the group’s creator with website creation and social media promotion: including: photography, editing and other technical issues. Aiding a traditional painter with their photographic and artwork archive, training in software/database, creation of greeting cards and other products to feature their art in a book series.

2015

Photographic Retoucher

Runnycustard Photography, Retouch Design

Apr 2008 - Jan 2015
  • Freelancer as Retoucher and Photographer. I sell photographic prints, illustrations and also licence surface pattern designs - of which feature some of my photographic work. I sell prints and other products that feature my work and sell through various high street shops.

2014

Retoucher & Web Site Manager

Moviestore Collection Ltd

Apr 2007 - Aug 2014
  • Working on site and from home. • Retouching / scanning of 35mm & prints of Movie stills. • Picture research for client enquiries. • Database Management & research of keywording of each image. • Website management including procuring a new Digital Asset Management company saving the company nearly £2000 per month in fees as well as organising an email & postcard campaign to notify old and new clients. • self appointed IT duties as this is a very small company! • Training of new staff.

2004

Photographic Retoucher

Idols Publishing

Mar 2002 - Jun 2004
  • Photographic Retoucher for an Advertising and Publishing company. Duties included: o Quality control, training and supervising new members of the digital team. o Communicate and coordinate with internal departments. o Kept up to date with new developments in the industry. o Designed artwork, illustrations for stationary and marketing materials. o Discussed projects with designers and print requirements with printers o Resize and source photos or images o Beauty retouch of celebrities, full image compositions, colour correction. o Check approved designs in the form of computer files, and make the necessary corrections or changes to the text, image or layout o Develop and finalised documents and artwork from initial layouts and concepts, working within an established style and using guidelines o Finish off a design following a particular style or format o Redraw or recreate designs or graphics o Use a wide range of graphics software packages, such as InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator

2001

Photographic Retoucher, Scanning Technician and Creative Colour Technician

Getty Images

Jul 1996 - Jun 2001
  • Initially started with Tony Stone Images who were later taken over by Getty Images and then transferred to the Hulton Getty branch. ?Photographic Retoucher, Scanning Technician o Scanning/retouching Colour / B&W prints & negatives. o Victorian glass images suffered decay and damage and needed rebuilding and enhancing. o ISDN/FTP to various press/newspaper/editors and private clients. o Hard copy prints and proofs produced when requested. o Scan on demand & manipulations. Colour Technician o Enhancing / duplicating of transparencies / negatives to 70mm transparencies using a Rostrum Camera. o Colour management. o Organising workload with daily & weekly deadlines & reaching required targets. o Database administration. o Liaise with analogue processors, digital department and logistics.

Education

2011

BA(Hons) Digital Media Design First

University of the Arts, London

Aug 2008 - Jun 2011
  • First Class Honours