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Date: Jul 25, 2022

Location: CHICAGO, IL, US, 60603-4013

Company: Grainger Businesses

Grainger is North America's leading distributor of maintenance, repair, and operating products and services. Our wide assortment, deep expertise, innovative technology solutions and unparalleled customer service keep customers' operations running and their people safe.

We're looking for passionate people who can move our company forward. We have a welcoming workplace where you can build a career for yourself while fulfilling our purpose to keep the world working. We embrace new ways of thinking and recognize everyone is an individual. Find your way at Grainger.


Position Details:

The Retoucher edits, manipulates and finalizes digital product images.

These images include those created by the photo studios and provided from suppliers.

You will be also tasked with creating unique product images through advanced digital image manipulation including pixel and vector-based techniques.

You will report to the Supervisor, Photo Studio.


You Will:

  • Post-production image editing work which includes retouching and compositing images created in the Photo Studio as well supplier provided images using advanced Adobe Photoshop techniques
  • Create images (photographs, illustrations and icons) through pixel or vector-based methods.
  • Use color correction, manipulation and image compositing techniques to alter existing images to match the Grainger Style Guide standards while maximizing throughput
  • Use the Adobe Creative Suite and SpinMe Studio to ensure all product images exceed Publishing standards
  • Enhance details on product images to ensure they display well on print and digital devices.
  • Identify where existing image assets can be repurposed to fix errors and create images when they do not exist, using Adobe Photoshop
  • Recommend when image creation is better achieved though post-production retouching work instead of traditional photography.
  • Use and understand all rich content systems to ensure images are named and tagged for easy identification and reuse
  • Troubleshoot problems
  • Monitor deliverable progress, manage scope changes and changes requests, meet commitments & follow up
  • Share ideas for image improvements with the team
  • Attend team meetings to discuss art related issues, work progress


You Have:

  • 5+ years retouching in a production environment; Bachelor's degree in Graphic arts or related field preferred.
  • Advanced Adobe Creative Cloud experience (Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • Retouching skills – keen eye and aesthetic
  • Ability to quickly adapt to new software tools and changes in project direction
  • Exhibit excellent team/collaboration skills and the ability to work in a fast paced production environment
  • Knowledge of SpinMe Studio, 360 photography and CGI processes a plus.
  • Portfolio of retouching examples preferred


Rewards and Benefits:

With benefits starting day one, Grainger is committed to your safety, health and wellbeing. Our programs provide choice and flexibility to meet our team members' individual needs. Check out some of the rewards available to you at Grainger

  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans
  • Generous paid time off (PTO) and 6 company holidays per year
  • Automatic 6% 401(k) company contribution each pay period
  • Employee discounts, parental leave, 3:1 match on donations and tuition reimbursement
  • A comprehensive set of emotional, financial, physical and social wellbeing programs


DEI Statement

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.