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Keith Howes

Head of Retouching, Spark44 Birmingham

"I've known and worked with Richard (Mac) for several years now. Throughout this time he's been an excellent, reliable and meticulous creative Retoucher.

He will always go the extra mile, working throughout the night if needed to deliver the work. Never complaining and his vast knowledge of the software and the industry as a whole is a great help when your really up against it.

I'd definitely recommend Mac to anyone for his retouching skills, he has a great personality and gets on well with everyone he meets."

Andy Stevenson

Founder at S!G
Creative Services &
Production Solutions Collective

"Mac has a great eye and an even better work ethic.

He will find time to accommodate any job if you bring him in

as a gun for hire and he’s just as due diligent when working

within an art production department.


He’s reliable and really does add value to finishing off

your product photography, and very creative with

any other challenge put in front of him."

Clarissa Magwenzi

Marketing Executive, Sleek MakeUP

"Mac worked on our one of our Gold launches, Christmas Gifting Campaign and improved a lot of dated assets we currently had.

Mac's attention to detail is second to none and his vast experience has added a new perspective on how we now retouch. Not only, can Mac provide a quick turnaround when needed, he is quick to grasps all concepts and his precision makes the amends process very minimal! 

I would recommend Mac's services to anyone that wants premium quality images and needs someone with extensive knowledge of Photoshop. One of the best retouchers I've come across, hands down."

Caroline Harding

Senior Project Manager at Cogent

"Reliable, knowledgeable, thorough, enthusiastic, flexible.


Willing to travel/work unsociable hours.
My "go-to-guy" for both planned and unforeseen crisis jobs.
Great service, output and value.


A safe pair of hands for sure."

Carrie-Anne Wilkes

Senior Account Director at Spark44

"Mac is a reliable retoucher to work with. He understands any brief given to him and goes above and beyond to deliver the results.


He is very good at following a specific creative style determined by the client, yet is not afraid to try something new."

Lewis Lloyd

Creative Director

"Mac produced highly finished images for artwork on numerous occasions for a Global Bank. Time was always tight, sometimes work was required overnight, weekends etc but quality was never compromised. 

I wouldn't hesitate in using Mac again or recommending him to anyone looking to hire a dedicated professional in this field."

Marketing Executive
Senior Project Manager
Senior Account Director
Creative Director
Creative Services
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