Chelsea Nowak

Jersey City, New Jersey

About Me

Based in the greater New York City area, Chelsea Nowak is a freelance makeup and special effects artist with a knack for filmmaking and a zest for the strange and disturbing. She has worked on a diverse array of film sets and photo shoots with premiere photographers as well as the movers and shakers of the up-and-coming generation.

Last year, Chelsea was privileged to compete alongside seven talented artists in Makeup Artist Magazine's Battle of the Brushes at IMATS New York. Her Guardians of the Galaxy-inspired character was then featured as one of Kryolan's "Take 6" selections for the month of November. She was also featured in an episode of the "Dead Ringer" series by NowThis, in which she was charged with recreating iconic horror legend Freddy Krueger for a how-to and scare prank segment.

When she's not freelancing, Chelsea can be found lifecasting and mold making at Gotham FX in Union City, cooking up something tasty in the kitchen, or watching television with her cat. Chelsea is a math- and logic-minded artist with a real passion for problem solving and storytelling. With the right collaborators, she aims to combine film and philosophy to create something that transcends the sum of its parts.

I have been in the industry since 2015.


Makeup Artist & Special Effects – Fugue

January, 2018 — January, 2018
Short Film – Lucas Soares

Makeup Artist & Special Effects – Bizone

December, 2017 — December, 2017
Short Film – Calvin Tran

Special Effects Makeup – Freddy Krueger: Making the Dream Master

October, 2017 — October, 2017
Online – NowThis

Special Effects Makeup – Sick Bro

October, 2017 — October, 2017
Short Film – Charlie Fellows

Makeup Artist & Special Effects – Bulldog and the Beast

August, 2017 — October, 2017
Feature – Rebecca Shaw

Special Effects/Props – One Mississippi

July, 2017 — July, 2017
Short Film – Noah Grossman

Special Effects Makeup – Frat House Massacre

June, 2017 — July, 2017
Short Film – Josh Bogatin

Makeup Artist & Special Effects – Chicas Fritas

April, 2017 — April, 2017
Short Film – Amanda Reyes

Special Effects Makeup – Meltozoid: The Remake

April, 2017 — April, 2017
Short Film – Zach Zeman

Lab Technician/Assistant – Biotic: Alien Covenant

March, 2017 — April, 2017
Online – Zev Deans

Special Effects Assistant – Leda

March, 2017 — March, 2017
Short Film –

Special Effects Makeup Artist – Under the Flesh

March, 2016 — March, 2016
Short Film – Cara Conaway

Special Effects Makeup Artist – After

December, 2015 — December, 2015
Short Film – Dennis Hunda

Makeup Artist & Special Effects – Bloody Ticket

December, 2015 — December, 2015
Short Film – Katya Alexander

Makeup Artist – A Sunday Kind of Love

November, 2015 — November, 2015
Short Film – Desmond Bergin

Makeup Artist & Special Effects – Winter Vacation

November, 2015 — November, 2015
Short Film – Roger JC Lee

Special Effects Makeup Artist – Undercurrent

October, 2015 — October, 2015
Short Film – G&G Media

Makeup Artist – Clairvoyant

September, 2015 — September, 2015
Short Film – Lauren Olsen

Special Effects Makeup Artist – Held By Night

March, 2015 — March, 2015
Short Film – Dan Mackie

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