Grace Testa – Compositor, Matte Painter, Lighting Artist and Retoucher
Prior to undertaking the UTS Animal Logic Academy Master of Animation and Visualisation, Grace completed a Bachelor of Visual Communication (Photography & Digital Imaging) at the University of Western Sydney in 1998. In 2009, Grace founded her own company Grace Testa Retouching. Her clientele included JETS swimwear, NINE Network, COMBS enterprises and DOVE Beauty International. Prior to this, she worked for four years as Senior Creative Retoucher for Studio Twenty4/Richard Bailey Photography. Grace has also worked as a Senior Retoucher for Y & R Wunderman and as a Retoucher for Screen Pioneer Studios.
While retouching for Richard Bailey he was awarded Photographer of the Year, Australia’s Top Photographer 2007 and 2010. Her past experiences have cemented her sense of composition and enhanced her understanding of colour theory.
In the last 12 months she has enjoyed texturing in Mari and Substance Painter, lighting in Clarisse and contributing to a group project in Unity.
She is fluent in Photoshop, competent in Premiere and nuts about Nuke.