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Alia Funaro  
Color Retoucher/Photographer
As a graduate from Brooks Institute of Photography,
I have a good knowledge of seeing the image all the way through; from the photo shoot, through the process, to the final product. I have excellent photo retouching skills dealing with skin tones, color swatch matching, conversions, and color theory. I have professional knowledge in Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, and Bridge, with a working knowledge in Quark, InDesign, Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat, MS Word, Excel, and Filemaker Pro.
Freelance Photographer
Photographer/Photo Editor/ Retoucher (May 2007 - Present)
Contact, email, and set up appointments with clients
Managed various photography assignments for business and individualized clientele
Edited, retouched, and prepared final images for clients
Effectively communicated with clients for creative direction

RR Donnelley & Sons - Premedia, Torrance, CA
Color Retoucher (August 2005 - February 2010)
Color corrections, conversions, silos, and retouching of images.
Preparing images for page layout and press
Retrieving images from archives, and organizing images from various servers
Provide color approval proofs for clients and quality assurance check

Page Assembler (December 2004 - August 2006)
Digital file management
Preflighting all digital files
Process files utilizing Quark Express, InDesign, Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, and Illustrator
Creating contact proofs and quality inspection on final files

Process Control (June 2004 - December 2004)
Organizing incoming and outgoing projects and prioritizing deadlines
Responsible for the quality, consistency, and timeliness of projects
Provide clerical, administrative, word-processing, and data entry

Brooks Institute of Photography, Santa Barbara, CA
Studio Supervisor/Teacher’s Assistant/Digital Computer Tech (February 2001 - March 2004)
Responsible for the daily operations and overseeing the daily functions of 23 fully operational photographic studios, including maintenance and continuity of all hot lights, studio backdrops, and strobe equipment in studios
Resolving customer complaints
Delegating tasks, training, and supervising a staff of 3
Monitoring reservations and usage of studios and equipment
Securely opening and closing the studios

California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
Assistant Administrator (October 1997 - October 2000)
Provide clerical, administrative, word-processing, and data entry
Assist with student affairs, and with basic office support for Student Affairs Department, Fellowship Office & Performing and Creative Arts Department, and Admissions Office.
Prepare work-study payroll and weekly payroll
Prepare payment requests, purchase orders, travel advances and reports, work orders, and maintain petty cash funds
Coordinate department relocations, schedule on-campus conferences, and stocking office supplies
Alia Funaro
Photography, Production
Print, Computer
POST DATE: 03.30.2012
Pasadena, CA
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