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Li Bendet tele 212-598-4022
email: libendet(at)finepeter(dot)com

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Linda Bendet (Li), an associate of FinePeter Consulting Inc. is a computer artist who recognizes the need to know the field from all angles, not just as an artist and designer, but in prepress as well. She extends her high end imaging business to include consulting with designers and agencies in selecting the right service bureau and strategy for imaging.

For the majority of her clients, Bendet works as an Adobe Photoshop specialist using the program for both conceptual comps as well as for producing the final work. After client acceptance for the high-end image setting, she produces both chromes and films separations with matchprints. She works with a number of service bureaus in the New York metropolitan area who specialize in different types of output covering varied price ranges.

Ms. Bendet is also available for traditional projects, whether it be web page imaging design or an advertising brochure, that utilize the standard gamut of desktop publishing software.

She had chaired for four years, the New York MacUsers' Group, (NYMUG) Electronic Imaging SIG. (Special Interest Group) Every month, she took a group of interested members, on field trips around Manhattan to expand their options of imaging input and output. The topics covered high end solutions utilizing the most cutting edge technology to some of the standards for low end output.

Presently she teaches on site at various clients, Adobe Photoshop. She has developed and has taught a three-hour seminar on PrePress called "Designing Beyond the Laserwriter".

This seminar is designed for art directors and designers who know desktop publishing mainly from the low-end comp level but are not preparing their files correctly for high-end output. In this seminar she trys to instill clean file building and help designers in problem solving and learning how to cut prepress costs.

BEFORE & AFTER IMAGING SAMPLES as well as a RESUME, all in Adobe PDF format are available from our main web site.

High End Retouching

Tommy Hilfiger NYC (2004-2006)
Full-time freelance position at in-house high-end digital photo studio. Retoucing in RGB, on digital shots to be processed through Scene 7® for Tommy Hilfiger E-Commerce site. Creating consistant color correction using clothing samples for color matching. Color correction and retouching in CMYK for print catalogue.

James Chin Group NYC (2001-2005)
JLo lingerie. 80 pieces for catalogue CMYK color corrections to match product.
Madame Alexander dolls. Color correction in CMYK, composing images, silhouetting and color matching.
Citibank ad campaign: Color corrected, retouched and composited.

Westphal NYC (2004-2005)
Color correction, masking, clipping paths and retouching in CMYK for Lancome products.

Aramis NYC (2004)
Color correction and retouching in CMYK for Aramis products.

Shoot Digital NYC (2004)
Color correction and retouching in RGB for Naturalizer Shoes catalogue. Estee Lauder.
Chantecaille Cosmetics NYC (2004-2006)
Color correction and retouching in RGB for posters and other collateral for independent art director.
Backbone nyc NYC (2001, 2004)
Mad Dogs & Englishmen: Photoshop type treatment for liqueur ad. Atkins Diet package shots.
Graphic Systems Group NYC (2000-2001)
Almay, Clinique, and J. Crew: Color corrected retouched RGB and CMYK fashion and cosmetics images.
Stollerman Design/Image Axis NYC (1995-1997)
Bandai, Weight Watchers, Heiniken, Ameritech, Fedders, MONY, and Smirnoff. Applications: Photoshop, Live Picture and KPT Bryce.
Retouched, color corrected CMYK, composited and silhouetted final art.

Advertising Experience

Brandstorms Croton-on-Hudson, NY (2001-2006)
Platinum Group annual report: Image composition, retouching, and prepress production on 7-color job.P&G’s Fabreze and Swiffer brochures.
Kawasaki musical instruments print ads. Brochures, posters and collateral for Pfizer. ASPCA poster project.

Arnold Worldwide NYC (2003)
Retouching on 45 images used in animation for TV spot Trivial Pursuit’s 50th edition.

Lally, Mcfarland & Pantello - Pharmaceutical NYC (2003)
High-end retouching in CMYK and Kodak Approval output for various ads and annual report materials for established clients.
Developed concept pieces with art directors for FluMist and other pitches.

Digitas NYC (2002-2003)
High-end retouching and Iris output for various ads. CMYK, spot channels for Pantone inks.
Alex Tsao Creative Services E. Stroudsbug, PA (2001-2006)
Merrill Lynch, Selected Funds and MFA: CMYK & RGB Color correction, retouched and composited for print ads, annual reports and web page preparation.

D’arcy NYC (1996-2000)
Staff: Uncle Bens, Scope, Swiffer, Philips/Norelco, Joseph Abboud, Always and Pampers: Color correction and retouched and composited on final art for magazine ads. Scope: Large format billboard. Coke International, Pampers, Merrill Lynch, Crest, Ernst and Young and Prilosec: Creative concept pieces for new business.


Time Warner Books (2005-2006)
Color correction, silhouetting and retouching book covers for various art directors.

Benchmark Education Co. Pelham, NY (2001-2002)
Color correction, composited, silhouetted and retouched for covers and inside images in several book
series, catalogues, posters, and book boxes for educational book company grades 1-6.

St. Martin's Press NYC (2001-2002)
Color correction, composited, silhouetted and retouched on final art for several book covers.

Simon and Schuster NYC (1998-2000)
Color correction, composited, silhouetted and retouched on final art for book covers.

New Choices Magazine Pleasantville, NY (1999-2001)
Designed and created photo illustrations, color corrected, composited, silhouetted and retouched images
for featured stories in several issues.

Gerald Marks Pulltime 3-D NY (1992-1996)
MTV, IBM, AT&T, Sony Imax, Scholastic and Quark Magazine, Japan: Created high resolution 3-D anaglyph
and random dot stereograms for print media and transparencies.

Training and Seminars

FinePeter Consulting Inc. NYC (1999-2002)
Roche Laboratories, W. H. Freeman, Richard Leeds Interntional, The Bond Market Association:
Customized Photoshop training, one-on-one training and seminars addressing new version features.

E&B Giftware Mt. Vernon, NY (1997)
Photoshop, customized training for art directors.

Electronic Directions NYC (1994)
Taught Quark at training facility and on site at Toys R US.

FCB HealthCare NYC (1994)
Taught Quark level 1 and 2 to art directors at Pharmaceutical ad agency. One-on-one training in Photoshop.

MacWorld Conference San Francisco, Ca. [1995)
Panel moderator and speaker at Prepress seminar: How to Avoid Costly Mistakes.

NYMUG (New York Mac Users' Group) NYC (1993-1997)
Developed prepress two hour seminar on a monthly basis geared toward art directors. Instructor in Photoshop
and Quark level 3 courses. Moderated panel discussion on prepress at Marriott Marquis Hotel.
Chaired a special interest group Electronic Imaging. Took group on monthly field trips addressing various
options for image accessing and output available in the Metropolitan area.


NYMUG - New York Mac Users' Group NYC (1995-2000)
Reviewed for the Mac Street Journal: Adobe products, Photoshop 3.0, Photoshop 6.0 and InDesign 1.5

MetroMac - Metropolitan New York Macintosh Alliance User Group NYC (2001-2002)
Reviewed for digital publication MetroMac Express: Adobe's InDesign 2.0, Pixilogic's ZBrush1.23 and
Binuscan's Photo Retouch Pro1.6


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