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Digital Product Retoucher

DATE:  Sep 7, 2021
CITY:  Columbus
REQ #:  120850
LOCATION NAME:  Home Office, Columbus - Photo Studio

**Based in Columbus, OH with the ability to travel to the home office as needed**

The Digital Product Retoucher will be responsible for retouching, editing, and curating a compelling collection of digital photography and imagery that engages customers and elevates the brand. This is done through color correction, removal of styling tools, warping, and sizing images to standard silhouettes.  Work with the digital photography team to ensure the product is best represented while adhering to established style guide standards. 



Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Retouch vendor provided and in-house product imagery.
  • Work includes cropping, masking, color correction, removal of styling tool, shadow creation and/or clean up.
  • Retouch across all product categories and be able to switch gears as needed while ensuring the quality of all retouched images meet company standards.
  • Ensures tight deadlines are met by partnering with Senior Retouchers for daily direction.
  • Retouch a high volume of images with varying degrees of difficulty.
  • Maintains proper file naming and image protocol for upload and archiving while working in the digital asset management system.
  • Contribute and maintain photography and retouching guidelines in training materials. 
  • Ability to flex into a digital product photography role, depending on workload.
  • Ability to flex into vendor information processing role, depending on workload.
  • Collaborate with and provide direction to digital product photography team.
  • Maintains awareness of trends and can articulate impact of those trends on product imagery.
  • Assist in managing vendor retouching team; outsourcing jobs, quality checks, reporting, etc. 


Required Skills and Competencies:

  • Experience in a high-volume commercial studio preferred, especially in retail environment.
  • Highly experienced in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Proficient retouching skills and knowledge of color correction in the RGB color space.
  • Ability to retouch to specific requirements while hitting daily baseline output.
  • Familiarity with Canon cameras, Profoto lighting equipment, and Capture One
  • Experience working with Adobe AEM (digital asset management) is a plus.
  • Intermediate knowledge and experience with Microsoft Excel
  • Team player that is also comfortable working independently.
  • Must be organized and process oriented. 
  • Ability to multi-task effectively, work under pressure, in a fast-paced and growing team environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are needed when working with cross-functional partners.
  • Passion; We love what we do. We do it with passion, enthusiasm, and dedication.
  • Manages Change; Effectively implements planned organizational change; communication strategies; collaboration in implementation; and monitoring success.
  • Bachelor’s Degree of equivalent experience in: Photography, Digital Design, or Retouching
  • Examples of work required (before/after).


Physical Demands:

  • Able to lift and move up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to be on their feet 8+ hours a day if needed.


SETTING GOALS – Plans and organizes work efficiently with DSW’s mission as a compass.  Generates new ideas, supports change.  Continuously seeks new knowledge and uses new information effectively. 


WORKING WITH OTHERS – Listens to others and values opinions, promotes a team atmosphere by demonstrating humility and respect, appreciates the importance of diversity.  Builds effective relationships, relates well to others, delivers and responds to feedback in a constructive manner.  Is dedicated to working with business partners to exceed the expectations of the customer (internal and external).


GETTING RESULTS – Takes initiative, is personally accountable for work performance; targets and achieves results.  Simplifies and processes complex problems, understands underlying issues and addresses root causes, analyzes quantitative information and presents it in an effective way, seeks input from others and makes timely decisions.


Minimum Qualifications


  • 2+ years in a related retouching position. Retail experience a plus.


  • Bachelor’s degree: Photography, Design, Merchandising or related field  


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Why Choose A Career with Designer Brands?

Empowering associates and building strong teams poised to disrupt the retail and footwear landscape through positive change is at the core of who we are at Designer Brands.

  • Invested in helping our associates learn, develop, achieve and grow into strong leaders
  • Shared commitment to creating a culture fueled by engagement, excitement, optimism and fun
  • Dedicated to giving back and community involvement 

About Designer Brands:

Designer Brands Inc. is one of North America’s largest designers, producers and retailers of footwear and accessories. 

  • Designer Brands Inc. operates a portfolio of retail concepts in nearly 1,000 locations under the DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse, The Shoe Company, and Shoe Warehouse brands and operates leased locations in the U.S through its Affiliated Business Group. 
  • Designer Brands designs and produces footwear and accessories through Camuto Group, a leading manufacturer selling in more than 5,400 doors worldwide. 












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