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Amy Andresakes

Art Director/Graphic Design/Retoucher - MARCHON EYEWEAR, INC - Oyster Bay, NY
Art Director/Graphic Design/Retoucher at Marchon Eyewear
Senior Creative Manager/Graphic Designer/Retoucher at Acclaim Entertainment
School of Visual Arts, BFA
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Summary

Highly skilled and self-directed professional with 20+ years of experience in Art Direction and high-end digital retouching across a variety 
of commercial and creative environments. Exceptional collaborative and interpersonal skills; dynamic team player with well-developed 
written and verbal communication abilities. Highly skilled in client and vendor relations and negotiations; talented at building and 
maintaining "win-win" partnerships. Passionate and inventive creator of innovative marketing strategies and campaigns; accustomed to 
performing in deadline-driven environments with an emphasis on working within budget requirements. Winner of numerous BOLI awards 
for outstanding achievement, sponsored by the Long Island Ad Club. Personally contacted and complimented by Bo Derek following the 
publication of a retouched photo used in a highly successful ad campaign. 
Creative experience in the following:

Work Experience

Art Director/Graphic Design/Retoucher

MARCHON EYEWEAR, INC
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Melville, NY
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1998 to Present

Delivers performance-focused direction in the management of digital photographic retouching and composition. Trains and mentors a high-performing design group in the strategies and best practices to determine the visual style, color palette, imagery, typeface, and other 
graphic standards. Leverages extensive knowledge of the production cycle and excellent organizational skills to manage the creative flow throughout the department, ensuring that all deadlines and client specifications are consistently met. 
 
Various edits/retouching include but are not limited to: Soften skin, color changes, color corrections, altering/changing the appearance of the subject or environment surrounding the subject, remove dust/scratches, enhancing the color or clarity of the image - giving a more 
vibrant crisp visual look, removing a subject from one environment and placing it in a different environment making it look like that both the subject and the surrounding environment looks natural together, adding highlights/shading effects to accentuate the visual qualities within the image, building/piecing together various parts and pieces to create from scratch a realistic reflection of the subject, etc. Highly detailed oriented, excellent communication skills and can take direction easily. 
 
Key highlights 
Maintains knowledge of the aesthetics of multiple brands, including Calvin Klein, CK, Coach, Nautica, Diane Von Furstenberg, Nike, Airlock, Mar- chon NYC, and Disney, to ensure graphic consistency across a broad platform. Solely responsible in decreasing the Creative Departments budget by bringing the retouching process in house and no longer out sourcing. Maintained optimal quality of high-end fashion digital photography. Honed exceptional skills in fashion image retouching, product enhancement, color correction, and photo editing. Eliminated outsourcing costs by streamlining the production process through expert retouching and composition.

Senior Creative Manager/Graphic Designer/Retoucher

ACCLAIM ENTERTAINMENT
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Glen Cove, NY
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1994 to 1998

Directed the design team in the use of imagery, logos, and fonts to establish a custom visual 
style. Managed the design and production work-flows; reviewed design content to ensure graphic 
consistency across a broad platform. 
 
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Education

BFA in FINE ARTS, GRAPHIC ARTS

School of Visual Arts -
New York, NY

1983 to 1987

Skills

Art Direction Skills: Conceptualized and designed Collateral materials, Ads for magazines, Look Books, Email Blasts, Brochures, Posters, Public Relations materials and supporting promotional and Marketing materials. Trained creative team in computer software and provided guidance bringing a project from inspiration through print. Retouching Skills: Handling photo/image files involving manipulating the photos, color correcting both models, products, background environment, removing undesirable content to enhance a rich visual quality image. APPLICATIONS: Photoshop CS4-CS6, Camera Raw, InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat, FTP

Additional Information

Key highlights 
Maintains knowledge of the aesthetics of multiple brands, including Calvin Klein, CK, Coach, Nautica, Diane Von Furstenberg, Nike, Airlock, Marchon NYC, and Disney, to ensure graphic consistency across a broad platform. Solely responsible in decreasing the Creative Departments budget by bringing the retouching process in house and no longer out sourcing. Maintained optimal quality of high-end fashion digital photography. Honed exceptional skills in fashion image retouching, product enhancement, color correction, and photo editing. Eliminated outsourcing costs by streamlining the production process through expert retouching and composition.