Simon Shirley
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Simon Shirley

Senior Creative RetoucherManchester, United Kingdom
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Simon Shirley
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Simon Shirley

Senior Creative RetoucherManchester, United Kingdom
About me
I am a very experienced, reliable and trusted photoshop artist, high end Retoucher, conceptual designer and 3D visualiser. I am disciplined, diligent, a true craftsman within photoshop, possessing both technical knowledge and artistic creativity. With 23 years experience in this creative genre of the industry, I live and breathe creative and artistic retouching. I am self motivated, ambitious and cultured whilst being aware of the evolution within the industry having worked for nearly a quarter of a century as a creative retoucher. I am fearless, bold and old school in my working method,with a knowledge and skill set second to none. I am aware of current trends and I am culturally motivated and influenced from every direction whether it's music, fine art, graffiti, media, travel, fashion, philosophy or the arts. I am unique and a valuable asset to any creative environment. I have volunteered with Greater Manchester Police as a special constable. I also train in the martial arts. My ambition is great as is my potential, I've acquired skills, knowledge and techniques, along with my natural artistic and creative nature that are ready to be unleashed on potential opportunities. I am always seeking to progress in my career in the creative world and accept new challenges when they present themselves. I have the means to freelance remotely, to create and produce incredible imagery, by means of high end retouching, image manipulation and composition.
Projects
  • Hardy’s
    Hardy’sThe image was retouched and composed for Hardy’s in1998, the work was executed using Scitex Blaze
  • Dirty Oil movie poster for Dogwoof Films
    Dirty Oil movie poster for Dogwoof FilmsMultiple image composition to illustrate the movie Dirty Oil to feature on cinema posters.
  • Nissan TBWA
    Nissan TBWAA series of images for TBWA for Nissan to feature in trade magazines in 1998 that were retoucher, composed and involved art direction from myself.
  • Intense
    IntenseComposition and retouch for Tim Marner for Intense Clothing. The environment was created and the model added.
  • Co-Operative
    Co-OperativeRetouching and illustration for Co-Op ‘Winds of change’ campaign. The campaign included print, OOH, ambient (projection on to the CIS tower in Manchester) and digital. The floating seeds were illustrated by myself.
  • Bear Faced Groceries
    Bear Faced GroceriesCreated for Tim Marner for Bear Faced Groceries, this composition was created for their AW17 campaign
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Projects credited in
  • Footasylum - Jordan
    Footasylum - JordanBig thanks to everyone involved! Models: @blameitonbabs @charliemedforth @rajan._ @hannahjgiron @amxndakali Art Direction: @daulphino_ Photography: @jenniferjukesphotography Video: @elliotholbrow Artwork: @charlotte.horsfall Styling: @alissa_omalley @riverrfallon Production: @bethspellacy @kodyegan Retouch: @papatoofly
  • Footasylum - Nike React Element 55
    Footasylum - Nike React Element 55Big thanks to everyone involved! Talent: @thomasvegeler / Corey Chuck Art direction + set: @daulphino Photography: @phillipsplaine Video: @hancox92 Styling: @riverrfallon Production: @bethspellacy @kodyegan artwork: jmistry87 + bribent Retouch: @papatoofly
  • Footasylum - Converse Twisted
    Footasylum - Converse TwistedBig thanks to everyone involved! Talent: @rhiannahariyanto Art direction: @daulphino Photography: @sophielickissphotography Video: @neorgiouvideo Styling: @riverrfallon Production: @bethspellacy @kodyegan Retouch: @papatoofly
  • Nike Tailwind
    Nike TailwindFootasylum campaign for Nike Tailwind Creative and AD: Tom Appleton Photography: Tom Fielden Videography: Sarah Obende Retouch: Simon Shirley
  • Footasylum - Nike 270 React
    Footasylum - Nike 270 ReactBig thanks to everyone involved! Talent: @Jake100 & crew Direction: @daulphino_ / @yessryan Photography: @jenniferjukesphotography Video: @hancox92 // @itdrwitself Styling: @sugarpea_ Production: @nickguygee Retouch: @papatoofly
  • Footasylum - Converse Snoochie Shy
    Footasylum - Converse Snoochie ShyBig thanks to everyone involved! Model: @snoochieshy Direction: @daulphino_ Photo: @phillsplaine Styling - @riverrfallon Video - @hancox92 Production - @bethspellacy Retouch: @papatoofly
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Skills
  • Photoshop
  • Retouching
  • Photo Manipulation
  • Art Direction
  • Motion Graphics
  • Image Manipulation
  • Visual Concepts
  • Image Retouching
  • Digital Imaging
  • After Efects