Chris started his career at a renowned fashion and advertising retouch house, working on traditional scanned imagery captured by some of the world’s most highly celebrated photographers. Chris joined Happy Finish as a founding member in 2004 - his experience working on global editorials and advertising campaigns has given him the ability to tackle any type of stills or cinemagraph retouch project.
Originally from the midlands, Sophie graduated from the University of Derby with a BA hons in Commercial Photography and swapped country living for the big city lights of London soon after. She realised that she was much happier in front of a screen where the magic happens than behind a camera, and joined the Happy Finish team as a represented artist in 2012 where she has been ever since and is still loving every minute of it.
Jake joined Happy Finish as a represented artist in 2009 after deciding to shake things up and move across the waters from Australia. Originally trained in graphic design, Jake found his true calling in creative retouching and now enjoys delivering projects for international clients and brands such as Nike, Land Rover and Sky.
Trevor joined Happy Finish in 2016 after a long career spent working with advertising agencies and studios in Portland, OR, Denver, CO, New York City, and Richmond, VA. He has worked with top brands such as Nike, Hurley, Coca-Cola, Dodge Chrysler, Absolut Vodka, Grey Goose, Jameson, Skittles, Sprint, Reebok, Oakley, just to name a few. When not creating imagery at Happy Finish, he can be found hanging out with his wife and kids, rock climbing, mountain biking, snowboarding, or running the home business he and his wife started, making soy wax candles, soap, beard oil, and perfume oil blends.
After getting his Fine Art degree with a focus in Painting and traditional photography techniques, John moved to NYC. While working as an art handler/scanner he discovered Photoshop and he never looked back. Since than John has worked for many studios throughout NYC, Chicago, LA, and Portland which he now calls home. In the 18 years that John has been working with Photoshop, he has been lucky to have been a part of major advertising campaigns for Calvin Klein, Valentino, Tommy Hilfiger, David Yurman, Disney, and Annie Leibovitz. When not in the studio you can find John recording music, painting, hanging out with his family and spending way too much money on Sushi during the weekends.
Matteo La MottaCGI ARTIST
With over 15 years experience working in CGI at studios such as The Mill and MPC, Matteo became a Happy Finish represented artist in October 2018. His degree in Digital Design ignited his passion for lighting environments and modelling characters for a wide range of commercials using programs such as Maya, Arnold and Renderman. Matteo’s specialities include LookDev, lighting and rendering. He particularly enjoys modelling, texturing, compositing and dynamics.