For the very first time in 2011, The Makeup Show New York is debuting their Career floor.  This is perfect for individuals who are starting out and/or looking to get into the industry and want to learn more.  There will be several different career and resource seminars going on both days of The Makeup Show.  The ones I am looking forward to most are…

Working in New York –  Sunday, May 15th 11AM- 12PM

Description: In this audience question and answer format panel discussion led by Director of Education & Artist Relation, James Vincent, representatives and artists from a variety of areas in the industry talk about what you will need to do to become a successful agency, union or editorial artist. Discussion clarifies the role of the artist in all aspects and also includes facts and opinions on building your book, branding your name, assisting top artists and what you need to do to become a superstar makeup artist today.


Marketing You featuring Crystal Wright & Michael DeVellis – Sunday, May 15

Description: The two most important ways of promoting your images go hand–in–hand in the modern makeup artist business. A portfolio needs to work in conjunction with an online presence of your work and in this session Industry leaders Michael DeVellis and Crystal Wright help you learn how to choose the images that will get you hired, how to set up your book and website, what not to use and how to approach getting your work seen by the clients you want to hire You.

Agency Panel – Monday, May 16 3:30 – 4pm

Description: Agency represented artists will tell you that being a part of a strong support organization is a great way to secure, reinforce and grow your career in makeup. The world of agency-driven work is one that requires the relationship development that only a great agent can secure. MAKE UP FOR EVER Vice President, Professional Division, Michael DeVellis will lead this important panel with top NY agents, to discuss the how, what, why, when, where and who of working with an agency. Learn who should consider looking for an agency, when to look for such a commitment, how to go about being seen by an agency, what are the benefits being represented by an agency, what sort of work and rates can you expect to secure, what does an agency do – and not do – for you and your career, and what are the costs associated with being represented by an agency.


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