Art & Costume Design ability
Ian is a leading international make-up artist in Film, TV, Theatre, Ballet, Opera, & Stage Musicals.
He is a specialist in Prosthetics, SFX, Historical, Character and Theatrical Makeup. He started his career in theatre & fashion but his talent and passion sent him towards specialist makeup.
His skill set includes: Lifecasting, Flat Moulding, Sculpting, Fibreglass Cores, Prosthetic Application, Airbrush, Body Painting, Body Art, Fashion, Character, SFX, Make-up Lead, Crowd Make-up, Basic Hair, Basic Wig Dressing, Theatre, Still Photography, TV, Ad-campaigns, Cat-walk, and Fashion Photography & Events.
He has worked with personalities to include, Sir Ian McEllen, Eleanor Bron, Samatha Bond, Alison Steadman, Imelda Staunton, HRH Princess Royal, Christopher Biggins, Gok Wan to mention but a few.
Clients include: Shaune Harrison, Mike Dargan, Treasure House of Makeup, O2, Blue Boyband, Class A, MMEG, Pride in London, Nice Biscuits, DraftFCB, BBHLondon, Sky, BBC, Oreo, Torture Garden, Comet, Traffic Post Production, IMATS, UMAe, Harvey Nicholls, Salon Du Chocolat, Baileys, Salon Collective, This Morning ITV, Lambeth Council, Resident Media, Streetcupid, Random Media, Make Poverty History, MehronUK, Mr Dashbo, Zara, Jonny Hooley, Above The Stag Theatre, The Soho Concept, Make A Difference Trust, West End Bares, Kingston College, Northbrook College, Seventa Image, Fabric Nightclub, Area Nightclub, Orange Nation, Home House, Le Caprice, House of Beau, Hospital Club, Madame JoJos, THT, Elton John Aids Foundation, Comicon, London Body Painting Co, S Bond., London College of Music, Minotti, Tom Wolfe, Events2Scare, FOX UK, Amazon Music UK
He currently teaches & demos Media, SFX and Prosthetics to Degree, BTEC and City & Guilds levels (III, IV & V) at various colleges in the UK.
Ian frequently demos at trade shows such as IMATS & UMAe. He has worked for Mr Dashbo, Mehron UK & PS-Composites and is also a senior artist with Seventa Image. He recently joined ExilianFX Studios as a Makeup Designer and Senior Artist
He is currently brand Ambassador for Mehron UK, a branch of Mehron Inc. He is sponsored by Mehron & Ben Nye through Treasure House of Makeup.
He originally trained with Kryolan in Theatre & SFX and was mentored by the Ex Wig and Makeup Master of the Royal Opera House – Ron Freeman. Ian has also attained the following qualifications: BSc Hons, Dip Opera Performance, ENO Baylis Programme Knack, FHT Associate, City & Guilds III, ITEC III and Level 3 – Award in Education and Training (PLTS).
FULL CV, THEATRE CREDITS & REFERENCES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST