Adam Johansen is co-director of the Oscar- and BAFTA-winning prosthetic and creature effects company Odd Studio. He, along with co-director Damian Martin, run their internationally renowned shop in Sydney. Johansen’s body of work spans more than 20 years and includes Mad Max: Fury Road
, Star Wars: Episode III—Revenge of the Sith
, Babe: Pig in the City
, Where the Wild Things Are
and Gods of Egypt
. He was recently prosthetic supervisor on Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
and co-creature effects supervisor on Alien: Covenant
Barrie Gower graduated from the London College of Fashion, where he studied specialist make-up. His first job was at the BBC Visual Effects department, followed by his first major film, Saving Private Ryan
. He has worked for industry leaders such as Weta Workshop and Rick Baker. He contributed to the prosthetics for Oscar-winning films The Wolfman
and The Iron Lady.
Gower was prosthetics designer for HBO’s Game of Thrones
for Seasons 4-8, which earned him three Primetime Emmys and a MUAHS Guild Award. His work can currently be seen in HBO’s Chernobyl
and the upcoming Rocketman
As a national make-up artist for Urban Decay, Caron Keane has been in the industry for more than 20 years. Keane has done everything from editorial to television, with a few celebrity clients along the way.
Cliff Wallace is a special effects make-up artist known for his work on Blood Diamond, Black Hawk Down, Fury
. Cliff is also a regular contributor to Make-Up Artist
Conor O’Sullivan may be best known for his make-up work in The Dark Knight
, where he had a hand in creating the Joker’s make-up—noted as one of the most iconic of all Joker make-ups. He has also been highly regarded for his prosthetics work on the first three series of Game of Thrones
helped the TV show achieve its notorious success. O’Sullivan has been nominated for numerous awards. His most recent work was as creature and make-up effects supervisor on Alien Covenant.
As a make-up artist, photographer and entrepreneur Danessa Myricks has mastered the art of make-up. With the creation of her eponymous line, Danessa Myricks Beauty, and her work in the studio and with numerous global brands, she continues to combine art and product manipulation to create compelling beauty images. Her insight on texture, color, product payoff and how lighting can synergize on camera is essential to understanding all forms of beauty.
With a career spanning more than 12 years, Danielle Roberts has a background in editorial, fashion and television. She now leads the artistic vision for the UKIRE (UK and Ireland) at Urban Decay in her role as national artistry manager.
Danny Marie Elias
Danny Marie Elias is a make-up, hair and prosthetics artist with a broad range of experience including film, TV, fashion, media and editorial. Believing firmly in the power of education, not only as a tool for maintaining her work but also for educating her team and the generation still to come. In 2013 she took on the role of studio manager of Gorton Studio, a world-renowned make-up and prosthetics training facility. She was the principal tutor there for several years while continuing to work on large productions as part of the Millennium FX team. Some of her credits include Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi
, Artemis Fowl
, Victor Frankenstein
, Patrick Melrose
, Vanity Fair
, The Crown
, The White Princess
, A Midsummer Night’s Dream
, The X Factor and Doctor Who.
Her work’s been in FaceON, Edge, The Guardian, Vogue Italia
and Men’s Health
Denise and Janice Tunnell
Denise and Janice Tunnell are accomplished international make-up artists, beauty experts and entrepreneurs. The Tunnell twins have each had 20-year careers that cover many facets of the entertainment industry including film, television, theater and print. Credits include House of Cards
, Survivor’s Remorse
, Hunger Games
, Furious 7
and Captain America
. The sisters have co-hosted an online radio show for the past 10 years called Beauty Talk
and are the creators of a cosmetics line for women of color called Illusions Cosmetics.
Don Lanning was born in the heart of Hollywood’s creature effects community and started sculpting make-ups at 10 years old. He is known for his ability to deliver high quality projects; his work has been featured in more than 70 motion pictures with contributions to Lost in Space
, Batman v Superman
, Into the Woods
, The Avengers
, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
. Lanning’s Los Angeles-based D3 Studio offers artistic services and has become a premier resource for training the next generation of digital and practical sculptors.
Israel-born Einat Dan is a multiple award-winning make-up artist working globally in fashion, beauty and body painting. Her clients have included Jean Paul Gaultier, Tommy Hilfiger, Valentino, Fendi, Vivienne Westwood and others, and she has worked on fashion shows worldwide. Her work has appeared in Vogue, Elle, Posh
and other publications. Dan has a passion for creating fashion films—as writer, director, producer and make-up artist. She teaches international master classes and workshops for professional make-up artists. In 2012, she created her line of beauty brushes, M.i.A by Einat Dan.
Emily Clayton is a talented make-up artist who also goes by the name of Vanity Venom. Clayton won the 2015 NYX U.K. and Ireland FACE (Fine Artistry of Cosmetics Elites) Awards, and from 2017 to 2018, she was the head make-up artist for Cirque le Soir in Dubai. Recently she collaborated with Jean Paul Gaultier on a feature for Elle Middle East
, and she was featured in Make-Up Artist
magazine (Issue 129
Eva von Bahr
Eva von Bahr is a Swedish make-up designer, wigmaker and make-up artist. In 2016, she was nominated for an Oscar for The Hundred Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
. And in 2017, Bahr followed that up with an Oscar nom for A Man Called Ove
. She has worked on more than 50 feature films, including Euphoria
, Boy Machine
, The Shamer’s Daughter
and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
. She works throughout Scandinavia on make-up-driven productions and films requiring period make-up and hair design. She and her husband Love Larson run The Makeup Designers Stockholm AB, which has contributed to most Swedish film and TV productions.
Geoff Portass studied graphics at Leicester College but his first love was always movies. After years of trying to break into the industry, Portass landed a job as a prosthetic and make-up effects artist on the film Life Force
. This pivotal experience was followed by work with Bob Keen at Image Animation producing the work he became known for: special make-up effects on Highlander, Hellraiser
Portass has gone on to have an extremely successful career and currently works as a freelance educator.
Bobbi Brown PRO Artist for the UK & Ireland, Hannah Martin began her career with Bobbi Brown Cosmetics in 2007. She was personally trained by Brown herself. Martin creates beauty looks for New York and London Fashion Weeks, as well as Condé Nast Brides the Show. Her editorial work has been featured in Vogue
, among others. An expert in bridal make-up, Martin assisted the bridal party of the 2011 British royal wedding and created Zara Phillips’ wedding look.
Jackie Fan is TEMPTU’s senior manager for education and artistry. Coming from a background tightly woven with design, Fan understands and pioneers upcoming trends in make-up artistry. Her contributions can be seen in fashion shows, TV commercials and red carpet appearances.
Jim Udenberg is beginning his 25th year as a make-up effects artist. After a decade as the make-up department head of Universal Studios Orlando, Udenberg moved to Norway where he was the head instructor of special make-up effects for an Oslo-based make-up school. During his time at the school he also established himself in the Scandinavian film industry and in 2010 left the school to focus full time on his private make-up effects studio, Imaginarium FX. In the coming months, Udenberg will expand his business further via a new studio space and an education division.
Jo Bull has over 20 years’ experience as a make-up artist. Originally, Bull worked in the fashion editorial field and worked for notable publications such as Vogue, I.D, Elle and Marie Claire. In 2004, Bull broke into the exciting world of fashion and celebrity through her work with actress Scarlet Johansson. Since she has worked with numerous celebrities, including Olivia Palermo, Kiera Knightly, and Paul McCartney—just to name a few. Bull gives her clients a breathtaking yet effortless beauty and, through her work in bridal, regularly creates the covers and fashion stories for Perfect Wedding and You & Your Wedding magazine.
was John Cormican's first feature film. Since then, he has worked on several feature films, TV shows and in the advertising industry. A special make-up FX artist, specializing in prosthetic make-up, in 2002 Cormican won an Emmy for prosthetic make-up working at the Jim Henson Creature Shop. He currently works as a senior sculptor for Madame Tussaud's, sculpting the head of Benedict Cumberbatch
among other assignments.
Founder and creative director of Ruby Rouge Makeup, Kate Walker is an international hair and make-up artist specializing in bridal and fashion makeovers. As a career-driven businesswoman, Walker has sought to build a brand that would combine her perfectionist tendencies and creative talents to deliver an elite client experience. Walker travels internationally to push the boundaries of bridal beauty, focusing on the importance of skin preparation to combat wedding day stressors and the overall objective to “create the best version of you.”
Leah Carmichael has been a make-up artist for over 15 years, working extensively in beauty and fashion. Carmichael assisted the legendary Francesca Tolot and is no stranger to music videos either, having worked on Beyoncé’s Grammy Award-winning visual album Lemonade
. Carmichael’s signature skill: comprehensive complexion expertise, from shade matching and corrective work to adjusting skin texture and finish.
Canadian make-up artist Lianne Moseley specializes in body painting, editorial and commercials. With a decade of experience in the industry, this self-taught creator has turned her passion into a quickly ascending career. She has been featured in numerous online and print publications, including The Daily Mail
, MTV, The Huffington Post and Buzzfeed. Moseley has presented at the Makeup Artist Design Show (Dusseldorf), IMATS Vancouver and is a frequent guest artist at comic conventions and events where she conducts live demos.
Love Larson is a Swedish make-up designer and prosthetic make-up artist. In 2016, he was nominated for an Oscar for The Hundred Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
. And in 2017, Larson followed that up with an Oscar nomination for A Man Called Ove
. Artists including Rob Bottin, Steve Johnson and Dick Smith inspired him to pursue a career in make-up and make-up effects. He has worked on many films and TV series, including Let Me In
, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
. He and his wife Eva von Bahr run The Makeup Designers Stockholm AB, which specializes in projects requiring make-up, hair and prosthetic design.
Megan Garmers is the founder and director of New York City-based make-up services company MG Hair and Makeup. She sits on the Make-up Designory Advisory Committee and is often quoted in The Knot’s national and regional magazines and in various online wedding blogs. She is The Knot China’s Western Beauty Expert and spoke at the multicity tour of The Knot's National Night of Beauty. She also travels nationally to teach hair, make-up and business classes for make-up brands and schools.
In a career that spans more than two decades, Neill Gorton—with his company Millennium FX—has designed make-up effects, prosthetics and animatronic creations for hundreds of films, TV shows and commercials, including Saving Private Ryan
, The Wolfman
, Doctor Who
, Little Britain
. Gorton has won six Royal Television Society awards, three Welsh BAFTAs and a BAFTA Craft Award, along with several other nominations. He also runs the Neill Gorton Prosthetics Studio, providing training in prosthetics and make-up effects to newcomers and professionals alike.
Nicholas Vince played the Chatterer (a Cenobite) in Clive Barker's Hellraiser
: Hellraiser II
and Kinski in Barker's Nightbreed
. In 2016, he was awarded the London Horror Society Award for Outstanding Contribution to UK Independent Horror
and is Patron of the London Horror Festival.
Paul Davis is an award-winning filmmaker and writer whose first film was the 2009 feature documentary Beware the Moon
, on the making of An American Werewolf in London
. He is also the author of Beware the Moon: The Story of An American Werewolf in London
and Lost in The Shadows: The Story of The Lost Boys
As global head of make-up at Kryolan, Merchant has worked in all disciplines of the make-up industry, from beauty to fashion, body painting to editorial and even theatrical. As a self-taught artist, he has developed his own style of working. “I love to play around with products and find different and interesting ways of using them, other than their intended purpose.” His work includes London Fashion Week, Britain & Ireland’s Next Top Model Live, X Factor, various editorial campaigns, tutorial videos and fashion shows. Merchant’s work has been featured in magazines such as Elle, Cosmopolitan and Vogue.
The name “Peter King” (sometimes referred to as Peter Swords King) will most likely ring a bell. His make-up artistry in the film The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
won him an Oscar at the 2004 Academy Awards, and he was nominated a second time in 2012 for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
. King has also won several BAFTAs and has worked on nearly 40 films since 1982. Most recently, King worked as hair and make-up designer on Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Richard Martin has worked in the make-up industry since 2009, having been chosen over 731 applicants for an apprenticeship at Millennium Effects. He has worked as a freelance sculptor, mold maker, painter and make-up artist for effects companies across the country and established his own company specializing in hyperrealism and medical models. Martin is also a teacher at Gorton Studios and several universities.
Bob Keen is a visual and make-up effects artist that has worn many different hats in the film industry, including director and writer. His make-up artistry can be seen in notable films such as Event Horizon
, The NeverEnding Story
. Keen has been nominated for six Saturn Awards, all for best make-up.
Award-winning special make-up effects artist and director Rod Maxwell has melded digital and practical effects for more than two decades in projects including his film The Wishing Well
. He created the Flesh Master Color System and Flesh Master game for iOS to help artists learn color matching. He also teaches Cinema Makeup School classes on out-of-kit make-up effects, advanced prosthetics, creature maquette and digital effects. Maxwell is a former Face Off
Roque Cozzette is a make-up artist, photographer, innovator and educator who thinks creatively and creates strategically. His talent comes from the orchestrated sensibilities of hands, head and heart. He’s a seasoned beauty-industry pro with a multifaceted career spanning three decades. He is experienced in photography, television, print, fashion, celebrity image and cosmetic product development. He has co-created with celebrities including Christina Milian and Melody Gardot, and his brand (Cozzette) offers cruelty-free cosmetics, make-up brushes and beauty photography.
Sarah Jagger is a fashion make-up artist obsessed with skin! Over the past 15 years, Jagger has created looks for magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar
, along with campaigns for designers such as Vivienne Westwood, working with photographers such as Juergen Teller. When Jagger is not behind the camera she can be found reporting for British TV, magazines and blogs on the latest skin and make-up trends, with a passion for high-tech formulations.
Sharon Dowsett is an internationally renowned and award-winning make-up artist who has been in the industry for 30 years, working with top photographers, designers and stylists. Her journey towards success began in film and TV, leading her into music videos and eventually breaking into the fashion industry. Her work often has a story element to it, as she enjoys envisaging the character behind the look. Whether creating an edgy editorial make-up or something more commercial, she always marries beauty with creativity.
Shaune Harrison is a successful special make-up effects artist and the founder of the Shaune Harrison Academy in Manchester. Harrison started in the film industry in 1988 working in special make-up effects and has been a key member on productions such as the Harry Potter
films, Captain America: The First Avenger
, World War Z
, Star Wars Episodes I
, Sleepy Hollow
, The Mummy
, The Fifth Element
, The Da Vinci Code
, Game Of Thrones
and Avengers: Age of Ultron
With 14 years of industry experience, Steffanie Strazzere has refined her craft, creating extraordinary editorial looks backstage at New York Fashion Week, as well as in print for Vogue Italia
, US Weekly
and Inked Magazine
. During her 12 years with globally renowned cosmetic retail brands, she facilitated master classes and led advanced training where she demonstrated her exceptional skills in beauty, avant-garde artistry and special effects.
Emmy Award-winning artist Steve Johnson has been making mind-boggling creations for 30 years. His recent book, Rubberhead: Sex, Drugs, and Special FX
was published in 2017 and chronicles his legendary career in film and TV. Johnson’s company, XFX, did make-up effects for more than 200 films, countless TV shows, commercials and music videos. His film credits include The Abyss
, Bicentennial Man
and Spider-Man 2
. Johnson’s projects also include live-action performance for clients including Criss Angel and animatronic characters for theme parks around the globe.
At this year’s British Academy Television Craft Awards, Tanya Lodge took home the award for excellence in make-up and hair design for her work on “San Junipero” (Black Mirror
). Lodge has been working in the film industry for over a decade. Some of Lodge’s other works include Kill Your Friends
, 100 Streets
and numerous episodes of the TV shows Misfits
and Off the Hook
Thomas E. Surprenant
Thomas E. Surprenant has been a make-up artist for more than 30 years and has developed products and techniques to further the craft. He has been nominated for three Emmys and has won twice. Surprenant has also been part of two Academy Award-winning make-up crews and has received a Make-up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild award. He has contributed to Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials,
the Syfy show Defiance
and has designed brushes for the Bdellium Tools SFX line.
Toby Bridle is a self-taught prosthetic make-up artist and has been in the industry for the last five years. He has had the benefit of knowing numerous industry professionals who have helped and mentored him along the way. Bridle enjoys and performs all aspects of the art from design, life casting, sculpting, fabrication and application. He works predominantly with encapsulated silicone appliances.
Vanessa Davis studied at London College of Fashion and has a degree in costume, wigs, make-up and technical effects for the performing arts. She has produced, designed and worked on 43 operas and five musicals and plays. Davis has collaborated with names such as Zandra Rhodes, Isaac Mizrahi, David Bailey and Vicki Mortimer, to name a few. Her work has appeared in Vogue
and ID Magazine