Vicente has been working in the post-production and retouching fields for more than 20 years. He began his career refining catalog imagery in Miami at Burdines, part of Federated Department Stores. There, he implemented award-winning workflow initiatives that improved the cost savings and efficiency of the post-production, IT, creative, photography and copywriting departments.
He then moved to New York City and continued with Bloomingdale's, where he led the internal team perfecting imagery for brands including Chanel, Donna Karan, Armani, Calvin Klein, Versace, Ralph Lauren, and Christian Dior. Vicente worked with some of the best photographers, models, and art directors in the world. The images he and his team refined appeared not only in all catalog and sites for Bloomingdale's, but also in publications like Elle, Vogue, Glamour, The New York Times and more. He also travelled across the U.S. and Canada to ensure proper color accuracy and faithful skin and tonal reproduction in press run checks.
After 5 years in New York City, Vicente moved to San Francisco. He was thrilled to begin teaching at the Academy of Art University in January 2008. Vicente developed a number of courses for the Academy, including the undergraduate class "Advanced Retouching" for the School of Photography, and a graduate class called "Advanced Digital Imaging" for the School of New Media. He's developed both online and on-site classes for hundreds of successful retouchers in the workforce today.
Vicente then had the magnificent fortune to meet and join forces with Jeff Nova, CEO of Colorhythm. He became Chief Operations Officer of Colorhythm and has been instrumental in the explosive success of the San Francisco-based technology and imaging services company. Illustrious clients - such as Levi Strauss & Co., ABC News, and Restoration Hardware - continue to benefit from his experience, as does the rest of their clientele, including Dockers, Newman’s Own, Equinox, Burning Man, Freedman Seating, and many more. He loves learning from people and teaching people, often simultaneously - and, looks forward to doing so for the rest of his life.
Vicente and his wife, photographer Trish Llopis, welcomed their son Vicente in April 2016. He plays guitar, enjoys astronomy, and is currently working on a musical robotic installation.