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Objective:   Seek the Position of Make-Up Artist

SUMMARY:   Exceptionally creative, detail oriented and inspiring Make-Up Artist with great background preparing performers for stage, television and film appearances and photography shoots by applying make-up to portray a physical character, enhance beauty and create special effects.

Summary of Qualifications
  • More than six years experience.
  • Exceptional knowledge of the proper care and use of make-up and related equipment and accessories such as wigs, facial hair pieces and special adhesives hair styling techniques color, shading, texture and mixing pigments, and the effect of light on pigment and how pigment affects color.
  • Profound knowledge of the use of highlight and shadow to create the illusion of three dimensions airbrushing techniques.
  • Strong knowledge of bald caps and special effects make-up.
  • In-depth knowledge of skin care, esthetics, human anatomy and how aging affects the face and body.
  • Great knowledge of the safe use of adhesives and solvents for the application and removal of prosthetics.
  • Sound knowledge of make-up artists.
  • Remarkable marketing and contract negotiating abilities.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Profound ability to take direction and accept criticism.
  • Uncommon ability to consistently create an environment in which performers can focus on their work.
  • Immense ability to work independently and with others in a team environment.
  • Proven ability to work quickly and accurately under pressure to constantly changing deadlines.
  • Great ability to plan and organize work, assessing priorities to ensure deadlines are met.

Professional Experience

Soul Rise Entertainment Company, Minneapolis
2002 - Present

Make-Up Artist
  • Enhance performers' features for close-up camera shots or the scrutiny of a live audience.
  • Restore the normal color values of the hands and face under bright production lighting.
  • Create special features or effects such as scars, aging or a particular look for a character (for example, evil or suspicious).
  • Create the illusion of a distorted or alien body (often with the assistance of three-dimensional prosthetics).
  • For each television, film or stage production, analyze the script, noting events that affect each character's appearance (for example, time period changes, weather elements, sickness, injuries) and plan for each scene.
  • Meet with producers, directors and production designers to discuss the desired look for all characters and integrate those wishes with the performer's wishes.

Rainbow TV Network, Minneapolis
2000 - 2002

Make-Up Artist
  • Attended the design meetings and integrated with the design / make-up team.
  • Applied make-up to actors.
  • Prepared the skin for make-up application, applied a wide variety of professional make-up products, altered and maintained make-up during productions to ensure the continuity of a performer's appearance, and removed make-up as required.
  • Produced a variety of make-up effects from wounds to simulated tattoos.
  • Styled, trimmed, blow-dried and sprayed dye hair in addition to make-up duties.
  • Ordered and designed wigs according to production needs.
  • Responsible for maintaining photographic and detailed records of the make-up employed in each scene for continuity and reference.


Bachelor's Degree in Fine Art
University of Minneapolis (2000)

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