Slawka Gladka

Creative Retoucher, Illustrator, Artist

Level
Senior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

  • Creative Retoucher, Illustrator, Artist
  • Creative Retoucher, Illustrator, Artist
  • Creative Retoucher, Illustrator, Artist
  • Creative Retoucher, Illustrator, Artist

Projects credited in

  • Art Director
    Photographer
    Creative Retoucher, Illustrator, Artist
  • Art Director
    Photographer
    Creative Retoucher, Illustrator, Artist

About me

I am a Creative Retoucher with 10 years experience. I have started my professional creative career 12 years ago as a Junior Graphic Designer for Civiarts and after 3 years I have moved on into retouching. After 6 years of working for a London-based studio and becoming Head of Retouch I decided on a different path and have worked freelance in studios across London and remotely for a variety of clients for the past 4 years. My art education started in 1997 and I have achieved a diploma in Graphics and Fine Art and a BA Illustration degree. Traditional drawing and painting techniques have added a great deal of skill to my digital art and retouch abilities. I have experience in all fields of retouch: creative, fashion, beauty as well as lifestyle and e-comm. I appreciate working with others but I am also confident taking responsibility and working independently. I believe that working thoroughly and attention to detail is a key factor in retouching and I apply it to all my work.

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Skills

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Illustration
  • Drawing
  • Advanced Retouching
  • Digital Illustration
  • Digital Arts

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Packshot Factory Ltd

    Packshot Factory Ltd

    • Publishing
  • John Lewis & Partners

    John Lewis & Partners

    • Design
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    Various Clients

    • E

      Eric R Kuhne Associates

      Work history

      Currently

      Creative Retoucher/Illustrator

      Various Clients

      Jun 2015
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • - Creative Retouching - High End Retoching - E-commerce Retouching - Product, Fashion, Lifestyle

      2015

      Head of Retouch Department

      Packshot Factory Ltd

      Jan 2009 - Jun 2015
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • High End and Creative Retouching Packshot Retouching Artwork Application Concept Sketching Video Editing Multiple Project Managment File Managment Client Communication Quoting Timeframe and Costs

      2009

      Junior Graphic Designer

      Eric R Kuhne Associates

      Jul 2006 - Dec 2009
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Research for the projects Scanning and re-touching images in Photoshop Creating illustrations /diagrams and graphs Designing calendars, logos, in papers and catalogues Designing some book lay outs Printing small and large scale artwork

      Education

      2008

      Oct 2005 - Jun 2008
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Illustration and Book Arts First Class Degree

      2002

      Sep 1997 - May 2002
      • Bydgoszcz, Poland
      • 5 years of Applied Arts studies ending with; Diploma Presentations and Exams Fine Art - three large format (A1) drawings Practical Design - book design including cover and 12 (A3 format) illustrations History of Art - an oral exam testing art knowledge from prehistoric to the present day Standard GCSE qualification