Jon Birdseye

Seattle Washington | 917-532-5349 |


I want to help photographers and their clients create the best images possible. Whether a complex composite or simple product shots, I can execute it all above expectations. 


Retoucher at Large Seattle Wa, 2010 - Present

  Freelance High End Retoucher and Digital Imaging

  •I work with studios and agencies on projects and campaigns with national and international focus. I enjoy helping photographers produce and deliver a perfect image.

  •I have worked on prominent magazine editorial, high fashion, product packaging and front facing web images. If you've shopped online or walked down a store aisle you have probably seen my work.

  •I specialize in complex composite work with exacting color specification, working with a high attention to detail

Dan Langley Photography Seattle Wa, 2010 - Present

  Freelance Retoucher

  •Producing images to the clients specifications and the photographer's exacting requirements

  •Compositing of images to create beautiful fashion still-lifes

  •Specialization in fine watches and jewelry

Imagine Color Service Seattle Wa, 2011 - Present

  Freelance Retoucher

  •Pre-press CMYK retouching for catalogs.

  •Image compositing, matching skin and product color to prints for consistency across images

  •Read and execute specific CMYK color instructions as laid out by color planners

Jeff Harris Photography New York, NY 2005-2010

  Senior Retoucher

  Senior retoucher at Jeff Harris Photography, a large commercial still-life studio.

  •Responsible for all in-house retouching, from basic clean-up, color correction and knock-out's

  •To complex composite and special effects

  •Balanced the photographer's vision with that of the client, while maintaining the highest image quality and ensuring that jobs progressed in a timely manner through the postproduction process.

  •Oversaw multiple freelance retouchers and maintained the studio's OSX-based server, network and computer systems, as well as a large digital archive of current and previous jobs.

June Bateman Fine Art New York, NY 2000 - 2004

  Gallery Manager

  •Aided in all areas of operation for a SoHo photography gallery to maintain relationships between the gallery, it's clients, and it's artist.

  •Installed and handled photographic artwork

 •Designed and produced all print ads and show announcements.

•Supervised freelance installers and student interns.


MFA School of Visual Arts New York, NY 2002

BFA Washington State University Pullman, WA 1999


Photoshop Expert



Managing Teams of Retouchers

Developing and Instituting Studio Workflows

Phase Camera Systems

Hasselblad Camera Systems

references available upon request