James MacKinnon

As a Journeyman Makeup Artist, James MacKinnon has 31 years of film and television experience in all aspects of makeup, special effects, and design. 

 

James has 5  Emmy’s for his work on StarTrek Discovery, Nip/Tuck,” American Horror Story: “Freak Show”, “Hotel”, and “Roanoke”, he also boasts three Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild Artisan Awards and numerous other Emmy and H&MU Guild Award nominations for outstanding makeup.

 

James’ years of working on the Star Trek franchise including “Deep Space 9″, “Voyager”, and “Star Trek First Contact” has led him to the coveted position of Department Head of Prosthetics and Makeup Effects for “Star Trek: Discovery” (Season 1 & 2) and Department Head of Prosthetics and Makeup Design on Patrick Stuart’s new “Picard”, airing on CBS All Access. Jan 23 2020 

 

James has served as Department Head or Key Makeup Artist on over 115 projects in his career ranging from 4 films in the “Fast and the Furious” franchise, “Stigmata”, “GI Joe 2″, “Priest”, and “Halloween H2O”, to “Parks and Recreation”, “Alias”, “CSI NY”, “Providence”, and “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” to name a few. He also transformed Ashton Kutcher into Steve Jobs, for the 2013 Biography, “Jobs”.

 

James believes in always learning and growing, adding to his vast knowledge of makeup design and techniques, and honing his craft. He loves to teach up-and-coming makeup artists by sharing what he has experienced throughout his storied career. 

 – follow him on social media @jrmackinnon for updates.

Sun. 11:15 - 12:15 p.m.

'Star Trek: Discovery' Panel

(Hall Two Stage)

As a Journeyman Makeup Artist, James MacKinnon has 31 years of film and television experience in all aspects of makeup, special effects, and design. 

 

James has 5  Emmy’s for his work on StarTrek Discovery, Nip/Tuck,” American Horror Story: “Freak Show”, “Hotel”, and “Roanoke”, he also boasts three Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild Artisan Awards and numerous other Emmy and H&MU Guild Award nominations for outstanding makeup.

 

James’ years of working on the Star Trek franchise including “Deep Space 9″, “Voyager”, and “Star Trek First Contact” has led him to the coveted position of Department Head of Prosthetics and Makeup Effects for “Star Trek: Discovery” (Season 1 & 2) and Department Head of Prosthetics and Makeup Design on Patrick Stuart’s new “Picard”, airing on CBS All Access. Jan 23 2020 

 

James has served as Department Head or Key Makeup Artist on over 115 projects in his career ranging from 4 films in the “Fast and the Furious” franchise, “Stigmata”, “GI Joe 2″, “Priest”, and “Halloween H2O”, to “Parks and Recreation”, “Alias”, “CSI NY”, “Providence”, and “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” to name a few. He also transformed Ashton Kutcher into Steve Jobs, for the 2013 Biography, “Jobs”.

 

James believes in always learning and growing, adding to his vast knowledge of makeup design and techniques, and honing his craft. He loves to teach up-and-coming makeup artists by sharing what he has experienced throughout his storied career. 

 – follow him on social media @jrmackinnon for updates.