Shannon Dorsey

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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About Me

I am a freelance makeup artist based out of Philadelphia. 
I have 5 years experience in dealing with the application of various makeup techniques and skills. I am well versed in dealing with every ethnicity and skin tone.
I am artistic, reliable and professional. I have worked with many notable Philadelphia area Photographers such as Liz Padova Aaron Stallworth, Micheal Knight, Calvin Childs and Melvin Jones and Nikki Riley Photography. My work has been featured in Onyx Magazine and the summer 2012 issue of MAMI magazine. My work has been featured on and primpandpropergirls website.

I have worked with various area designers like Landa Styles Collection and Splurghe.
I have included a small selection of my work and my resume for you to review. Please feel free to contact me for more information. 
Thank you and I hope to hear from you soon.



To work as a makeup artist in show business where I can face the challenging tasks of transforming performers suiting the characters they are personifying on the screen.

Summary of Qualifications

Five years of experience as a makeup artist
Knowledge of the cosmetic industry
Ability to interpret the character and determine the required makeup
Proficient in styling artists’ hair
Deep understanding of colors and can determine what color could suit a particular skin tone
Good communication and coordination skills
Skilled in performing makeup on clients according to the occasion they are getting ready for
Excellent creative and time-management skills
Unusual talent to supervise the activities of other makeup artists
Work Experience
Makeup Artist ( Freelance) 
2009 – Present

Communicate with Photographers, Artistic directors, Managers, Agents, Crew and  producers to understand the needs of the script or editorial 
Visualize and present a visual image on how the character would look once makeup is done
Identify the project budget to determine the makeup materials
Select color and materials according to the character need
Clean, rinse, tone, and prepare artists’ skin for makeup application
Coordinate with team members to achieve consistency in makeup
Build a reputation with artists to create good working environment
Perform makeup considering the light and camera effects
Ensure good working conditions by following safety and hygiene regulations
Detail health awareness to team members
Stay abreast with the latest makeup trends by reading cosmetics magazines. 
Performed makeup on models for fashion shows, and advertising campaigns
Assisted in providing consultancy services to various clients
Applied makeup to hide black heads, scars and dark circle
Designed prostheses evaluating the performance place, and lights used
Provided suggestions to artiston skin care
Helped in giving new and different looks to clients as requested
Associate Degree in Fashion Marketing
Art Institute of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA

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