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Firstname/Profession
Dan
Retoucher / Graphic Designer
12 Plus years Experience
Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Queenstown, Wellington
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Represented: 23/11/17

Bio

After obtaining a degree in fine arts (graphic arts) in Timisoara, Romania, I started doing graphic design out of passion, in a time when the best computer had no more than 32Mb of RAM. Once the internet got better, Flash websites and animations, naturally became my main focus, which lasted for a very long time. Right up until I arrived in New Zealand in 2007 and worked as a senior web designer for Virtus Communications. At the end of 2007, Virtus Communications merged with Ogilvy & Mather New Zealand and I ended up going through various positions before making my mark as a high-end retoucher.

 

My plans now are to expand my retouching skills by working in 3D (Cinema 4D) as well. Also, to capture the "real reality" better I plan to acquire a medium format digital camera for the same reasons, to expand my range of work. I have been practicing photography (from film to digital) for the last 25 years, and have my own photography website with many personal projects published on urbaum.com.

 

Meanwhile, I am working on an illustration book, which brings me back to the old time, when after a long day of handcraft you have to scrape the paint off your hands.

Expertise

2D / 3D Generalist Canon 40es Camera - Photography Cinema 4D Digital Art Illustration Illustrator InDesign Photoshop Retouching

My skills

Design Skills
Retouching
Graphic Design
Illustration
Photography
Craft Design
Composition
Editing (after effects)

I'm best known for...

creative high-end retouching

Recent Employment

Senior Retoucher / 2007 - 2017 / Ogilvy & Mather

Industries I know well

FMCG
Retail
Food + beverage
Fashion

Qualifications

Bachelors of Fine Arts (5 years)

Languages

English, Romanian

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