Make-up Artist Resume Template

Skilled Make-up Artists can transform a 20-year-old woman into a 50-year-old and vice-versa, a Caucasian to a Chinese, or create a Zombie, Frankenstein Monster or other grotesque fictional characters for the cinema and theater.  Together with the special effects team and costume directors, Make-up Artists create a realistic impression of the characters that actors, actresses and extras portray with credible visuals on a play, movie or TV show.  A resume as one will require a photo portfolio of characters you’ve assisted in creating in your experience.

Make-up Artist Resume Template

Gina B. Heatherton

Santa Monica, CA

Phone: 310-898-5566


A position as a Make-Up Artists for a large play or movie production company

Summary of Qualification

  • 8 years of experience as a make-up artist in a large movie production studio.
  • Excellent command of the verbal and written English language.

Career Experience/Job History

2002 – Present:  Contractual Make-Up Artist, MGM Studios

  • Examine artists sketches on characters, book illustrations and plaster models to developing make-up materials and prosthetics to achieve the desired character depiction
  • Design rubber or plastic prosthesis
  • Enhance or highlight performers’ features under any lighting condition, close-up shots or staging effects.
  • Check lighting and camera capture to restore normal skin colors as required.
  • Utilize inventory of special effect make-up materials such as artificial scars, hairpieces, moustaches and attach these seamlessly to character actors.
  • Create illusion of a facial and body distortion with prosthetics.
  • Touch up actor’s make-up between scenes, takes and set breaks


2002 – Present:  Various workshops on make-up, hairstyling techniques and prosthetics

1998 – 2002: Bachelor of Arts in Theater Production, New York State University

Professional reference will be furnished upon request

Category: Film Resume Templates

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