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Sean Melnick is the founder of SEMDI with extensive experience in digital image manipulation. He specializes in High-End Photoshop Retouching for major agencies and Fortune 500 companies.  He enjoys working with creative teams who push his talents and collaborating with them to bring a concepts to fruition.


Sean graduated from School of Visual Arts in NYC and spent most of his career in NYC working with major agencies. In addition to practicing his craft, he trains and mentors others in the art of photo retouching and enhancement.   Sean is also published in Photoshop Restoration and Retouching, 1st and 2nd edition, by Katrin Eismann.

Sean has been recognized by top industry professionals and has received many accolades for his work.

He enjoys exploring Chicago with his young son, camping and music,  when he’s not riding his motorcycle.


"Sean is always very professional and turns projects around quickly to help us meet our deadlines.  I would highly recommend him."

Jill Grabill

Director, Corporate Partnership Services at New York Mets

"Always a pleasure to work with and very knowledgeable in his field loving to take on any challenge that I threw his way."

Mike Moskowitz

Digital Department Manager, ARESU Digital Imaging

"Sean's understanding of technical retouching goes beyond the basic competencies, yielding clean, professional results that frequently exceed client expectations. Sean is truly at the top of his craft."

David A. Wagner; Lightroom Guy

Adobe Certified Lightroom Expert, Adobe Certified Lightroom Instructor



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