Rachel Kissel is an award-winning professional retoucher, photo compositor and pre-production consultant living in Portland, OR and working with clients from all over. In 2016 she took home a coveted Graphis award for her retouching and compositing with client Hub Strategy for One Medical Group. Rachel studied photography at The Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and graduated with a degree in photography.
Rachel is frequently consulted to help creative teams decide which photographic assets to source from stock, which assets should be commissioned by a photographer, if any assets would be suitable for rendering in CGI and how all the pieces will come together to bring advertising ideas to life. Rachel has a network of other highly skilled retouchers and CGI artists that she works with when projects expand but deadlines don't.
While living and working in Los Angeles, Rachel worked with clients Apple Computers, ABC/Disney, TBWA/Chiat/Day, Team One Advertising, Time Magazine, Feld Entertainment, and Catapult Marketing. Since arriving in Portland, Rachel Kissel's partial client list includes Google, Nike, Reebok, adidas Group, Simon & Schuster, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, Xbox, Microsoft, Safeway and Levi's.