Professional Beauty & Special Makeup Effects Artist

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Experienced IATSE 798 Beauty & FX Artist

I am a self taught special makeup  effects artist and have trained at the Stan Winston school of character arts, studied at D3 Studios for sculpture and graduated with honors at the University of Houston with a  BFA in Sculpture. I work in many different areas of makeup, from a special makeup effects, monsters,  creatures, gore and practical effects,  to a natural film look, all the way to a red-carpet glam look.

Professional Achievements

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  • Universal Studios- Prop Fabrication: Fast and the Furious, Jimmy Fallon Show, Harry Potter (China)
  • World Body Painting Competition 13th place in the world
  •  (Film Award) Best Special Effects Makeup Feature Film – San Antonio Film Festival
  •  (Film Award) Best Special Effects Makeup Feature Film – Crimson Film Award
  • (Film Award) Best Special Effects Makeup Feature Film – 13HORROR
  • 2018 IMATS Museum, Hanar Vollan Hybrid Alien Bust
  • 2018 IMATS, Michael Davy Booth, Makeup demo Stage 2
  • 2018 IMATS Engineer guys makeup demo
  • 2018 Monsterpalooza, Frends Beauty booth, Makeup demos
  • 2018 Monsterpalooza Museum, Hanar Vollan Hybrid Alien bust
  • 2017 2k Gilmos Art Scholarship
  • 2016 RAW ARTIST, Houston, TX
  • 2014 Psychedelic Art Gallery, Oakdale California
  • 2013 Exhibition, South Park Annex, University of Houston, Houston, TX
  • http://www.imdb.com/name/nm8106384

Recent Films Iv Worked On

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2019 The Resident

Special makeup effects artist

2019 Christmas On the Square

Makeup artist

2019 The Outsider

Makeup artist

2019 Zombieland : Double Tap

Special makeup effects artist 

2019 Nitelife

Special makeup effects designer

2019 Wendigo 

Special makeup effects designer / Makeup artist

2019 Thandi's Love
Special Effects Coordinator

 2018 The Walking Dead (TV Series)

Special makeup effects artist / creature makeup / background walkers

2018 Fig (Feature Film)

Wardrobe department head / practical effects 

2018 Oroborus

Department Head / Special makeup effects 

2018 Tricking the Gods 

Department Head / Special effects & practical effects / costume designer

2018 Rumspringa Prelude

Costume designer

2017 Isabel (Feature Film)

Department Head / Special effects and Practical effects makeup artist Director Paul Wesley (Vampire Diaries) Austin Nichols (Walking Dead) 

2017 Stirring (Feature Film)

Department Head / Special effects and Practical effects makeup artist

2016 Party Night ( Feature Film)

Department Head / Special effects and Practical effects makeup artist

2016 Captured (Feature Film)

Department Head / Special effects makeup artist

2016 Goodnight Texas (TV Pilot)