Share this Job

Technical Photo Retoucher

Brand:  SGK
Company:  Matthews International Malaysia Sdn Bhd
Line of Business:  SGK APAC

Penang, MY, 14100

Req ID:  9591

SGK is a global packaging and brand experience company. From idea to implementation, we deliver packaging solutions and brand experiences that give brands the freedom to speak louder, scale faster and grow stronger. We simplify marketing and amplify brands to deliver value.  SGK is a Matthews International company. 


The Technical Photo Retoucher works across a broad range of image styles as needed; fashion, beauty, lifestyle, event, ambient and creative concepting - taking ownership and responsibility for the quality of the output.


Supporting the rest of editing team, you always adhere to workflow procedures, ensuring images are structured and delivered according to guidelines. You should have the capability to explore and interpret creative briefs, utilizing and developing your technical and creative skills with Adobe Suite software with a critical attention to detail.


You can build strong partnerships with project stakeholders to ensure a collaborative and productive way of working. Working flexibly in a constantly changing and fluid environment, your understanding of protecting client IP and confidentiality is paramount. Adhering to strict NDA’s is both mandatory and non-negotiable - you should be experienced and comfortable working under these conditions.


  • Consults with team and attends project meetings to evaluate individual project needs.
  • Makes recommendations and/or changes to files that have been prepared for correct output.
  • Prints proofs on all available proofing devices.
  • Performs quality checks on proofs, including measuring color.
  • Effectively utilizes photo and color techniques such as photo composition, color manipulation,retouching and scanning.
  • Creates ink recipes to match supplied color target provided by clients or printers. Create a recipe, produce a proof, measure the results and adjust until the target color is met.
  • Assembles high quality proof presentations for clients.
  • Assembles mockups and sales samples.
  • Reviews quality and take ownership of final product before release to client.
  • Ensures high quality standards in all production client deliverables, including accurate, consistent andtimely completion of projects according to budget and project specifications.
  • Effectively uses industry standard software, tools, and photo and color manipulation techniques such as photo composition, color manipulation, retouching and scanning.
  • Ensures client project team has most current information about the status of the assigned project.
  • Additional duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic/ Fine Arts, Photography or related field.
  • >6 years commercial colour retouching experience.
  • In-house studio experience for major fashion brand/publication highly desirable.
  • Understanding of luxury market.
  • Creative and technical excellence in Photoshop.
  • Strong analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, project management (from conception to completion), and planning skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills (including analysis, interpretation, and reasoning). (English Language skills must be at fluent/native level).
  • Team player, ability to work autonomously and within a team in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proactive and able to take initiative, self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting.
  • Organised with ability to work towards multiple deadlines.
  • Professionalism under pressure and flexible approach to work and challenges.
  • Understand how to prioritize workflows, and possess positive attitude to resolving problems.
  • Ability to work with and influence peers and management.
  • Ability to work overtime as necessary.

Matthews International endeavors to make our employment website and application process accessible to all users and applicants. In doing so, Matthews International provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation or assistance completing the application process, please contact a member of our Human Resource Team.

At Matthews International, what makes us different is what makes us great.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.