Senior Retoucher (min. 6 month contract)

  • Contract

Job Description

Prodigious Australia is a next generation, future built Content Creation and Post Production company powered by Publicis Groupe. The modern content production model is ever changing and Prodigious was created with this in mind, enabling our clients to remain relevant & highly competitive.

At Prodigious we bring together a broad range of creative and production talent within a state-of-the art facility. In essence, we have created an environment that encourages creativity and fosters collaboration.


We have an exciting opening for a Senior Retouching Artist (min. 6-month contract from September) to join our talented team. You will be responsible for creating high-quality imagery and executing advanced retouching techniques and see opportunity in every brief.

We are looking for someone who has a strong artistic eye, technical proficiency, and the ability to collaborate effectively with other team members. You will have exceptional attention to detail, a deep understanding of lighting, shading, and composition, and the ability to bring concepts and ideas to life through visual storytelling and excellent craft.



Retouching and Image Enhancement:

  • Utilize advanced retouching techniques to enhance and refine digital images, ensuring consistent quality and visual aesthetics.
  • Retouch and refine textures, colours, lighting, and overall visual appearance to achieve the desired final result.
  • Maintain a high level of accuracy and attention to detail in all retouching and image editing tasks.
  • Strong skills in image compositions and large image extensions.
  • Eye for grading and colour correcting.
  • Manipulate and composite images, with ability to integrate CGI elements seamlessly with photographic assets.

Technical Expertise:

  • Stay up-to-date with the latest trends and techniques.
  • Possess a strong understanding of lighting principles, perspective, anatomy, and visual composition.
  • Optimize retouching workflows to maximize efficiency and quality, while meeting project deadlines.
  • Processing Raw imagery through capture one software.
  • Troubleshoot technical issues and provide solutions to challenges that may arise during the retouching process.

Collaboration and Communication:

  • Work closely with the creative team, art directors, photographers, and other stakeholders to understand project objectives and deliverables.
  • Collaborate effectively in a team environment, providing creative input and receiving feedback constructively.
  • Communicate and present ideas, concepts, and progress updates clearly and professionally.
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines while maintaining a high standard of quality.

Quality Assurance:

  • Perform detailed quality checks on assets to ensure accuracy, consistency, and adherence to project requirements.
  • Continuously evaluate and refine techniques and processes to improve the quality and efficiency of retouching work.

CGI Creation (desirable, though not essential):

  • Develop and execute high-quality CGI assets, including 3D models, textures, lighting, shading, and rendering.
  • Interpret creative briefs, concepts, or storyboards and translate them into realistic and visually stunning CGI visuals.
  • Collaborate with the creative team to understand project requirements and provide creative input and suggestions.
  • Ensure that CGI assets align with brand guidelines, technical specifications, and creative vision.


The ideal candidate is/has:

  • A strong portfolio demonstrating retouching work across various photographic fields (including food & beverage, editorial, automotive, product and beauty).
  • Excellent understanding of colour theory, composition, and visual storytelling.
  • Solid knowledge of photography and understanding of photographic principles.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively with cross-functional teams.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to adapt to changing project requirements.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and a passion for delivering high-quality work.
  • Time management skills to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • Some experience as a CGI Artist (highly regarded).
  • Proficiency in industry-standard CGI software e.g., Modo, Autodesk Maya, 3ds Max, Cinema 4D (highly regarded).
  • Examples in their portfolio demonstrating expertise in CGI creation, 3D modelling, lighting & rendering (highly regarded).


What we’ll offer you!

Be a part of the Publicis Groupe family, recent winner of the Employer of Choice Awards and one of the world’s most progressive and dynamic modern communications businesses. You can learn more about us at

Enjoy all the perks that come with our network offering:

  • A comprehensive Wholeself program supporting Physical, Mindful and Financial wellbeing.
  • A creative, lively and rewarding office environment where people love working with each other, supported by our Publicis Liberté flexibility approach “working your way, with us!”
  • Access to our Global AI Platform, Marcel, connecting Publicis Groupe employees with opportunities for career mobility and collaboration across our global network.
  • Extensive Learning & Development opportunities, including more than 15,000 learning programs via our online learning platform Marcel Classes.
  • A culture of open feedback and support to reach your goals through our Career Conversations program.
  • A committed Diversity, Equality and Inclusion strategy driven through our Viva! Women, Égalité, enABLE, EmbRACE and Ecologique committees.
  • Leave benefits including Birthday Leave, Flexible Public Holidays, and an additional 5 days of leave (after 2 years of service).
  • Work Your World program enabling employees the flexibility to work from anywhere in the world for up to 6 weeks per year.
  • Parental leave policy with up to 18 weeks (based on tenure) paid primary carer leave, secondary carer swap and Cub Care leave.
  • Access to counsellors, psychologists and professionals through Sonder - an all-in-on digital wellbeing technology platform designed to support psychological, medical & safety needs.
  • Proud partners of Diversity Council Australia, Pride in Diversity, Family Friendly Workplaces, Supply Nation and the Australian Disability Network.


If you don’t tick every box in this ad, please don’t rule yourself out. Research suggests that women and other people in underrepresented groups tend to only apply if they meet every requirement. We focus on hiring people who share our values of inclusion, collaboration, adaptability, fearlessness, and integrity, rather than ticking boxes – so if this role resonates with you, please apply.

Diversity. Inclusion. Equity. More than just words, these are part of our DNA. At Publicis Groupe we are committed to the inclusion and recognition of all people; regardless of race, age, culture, ability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status and religious affiliation. We believe that to deliver the best solutions to our clients, our people need to reflect the diverse communities in which our clients operate in. We value diversity and the skills, knowledge and experience that difference brings to our culture and solutions. 

Uniqueness is powerful; without it we wouldn’t be where we are today. So be you – we like it that way. 

We are committed to providing reasonable adjustments for people with disability or those that require additional support throughout the application process.  If you need any assistance or adjustments, please contact us via [email protected] - your personal information will be kept confidential.


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