Slawka Gladka

Creative Retoucher

Level
Mid Level
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

Projects credited in

  • Art Director
    Creative Retoucher
    Photographer
  • Art Director
    Creative Retoucher
    Photographer

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

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      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

      Bachelor of Arts (BA)

      University Of The Arts London

      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