Do you have a nickname?
Yes! Most people call me Creeps. It comes with the territory when you scare all your friends, photo bomb everyone in existence, and build monsters/gags for a living.
We have to know more about this job!
I am a freelance makeup artist/costume builder. I do a lot of beauty and glamour work for fashion shoots/shows and weddings, but I have the most fun when I’m on set for local short films or music videos creating monsters and horror gags/special effects work.
What do you never leave home without?
I never leave home without my Instax Mini. I’ve been trying to capture raw moments with friends more and it’s the perfect accessory for the job.
What’s your biggest pet peeve?
My biggest pet peeve is definitely bullies. I don’t have the patience or manners to keep silent if one person is picking on another. We live in a time where it’s important to shut down individuals who feel the need to belittle others over superficial beliefs.
What’s your favorite book?
I don’t necessarily read books, although I do have a full library consisting of mostly art, fashion, and photography books. A few of my favorites and most inspirational are Thierry Mugler – Galaxy Glamour and La Chapelle – Heaven to Hell.
What’s your favorite TV show?
I am a pretty serious “Futurama” cultie. I’m pretty sure I’ve seen every episode dozens and dozens of times and it never ceases to inspire me or make me laugh.
Is there anything you could buy that you make instead?
I make my own makeup brush/palette sanitizer using a combination of 99% isoprophyl alcohol, water and essential oils. It’s fun because I can create my own custom scents and I know I’m using a simple yet effective formula.
What’s your biggest DIY disaster?
It’s almost like there’s a bizarre curse on me where I get sick or injured on every project I take on. One time while fitting a girl, I tripped over a metal spiked spine we made and it impaled my ankle, landing me in the hospital two days before our deadline.
Tell us a secret!
I have a serious plushy addiction and sleep with multiple stuffies in my bed most of the time.