Kate studied for an International Diploma in Theatrical & Media Makeup qualifying in 1998 after which she was fortunate enough to start part-time tutoring in her subject for Adult Education and running short courses for Kent Children’s University across her home county. In 2004 she had built up a large school client base and became a full-time freelancer, starting her business which has developed in to what it is today.
Initially, just working with schools and colleges, Kate started to travel further afield, delivering workshops across SE England, London and further, travelling to film locations and photoshoots across the UK. Kate has gained vast experience and knowledge not only from working on varied projects but also from attending the International Makeup Artist Tradeshow (IMATS) for which she is a Gold Pro Card holder. The Gold Pro Card is given exclusively to make-up artists affiliated with a trade union or make-up effects shops, who are represented by an agency or who work in theatre.
Last year saw the first United Makeup Artist expo (UMAe) at the Business Design Centre in London which Kate was proud to support and promote through her many contacts. This year she will be a guest attendee as the show moves into it’s second year and is looking forward to meeting Oscar winning makeup artist Lois Burwell, Primetime Emmy Winner Charles Porlier, Greg Cannom and many other award winning professionals from the industry who will be attending the expo sharing their knowledge and experience with fellow makeup artists through educational seminars and demonstrations.
By attending classes, seminars and trade shows Kate is able to keep up to date with new techniques and materials used in an ever changing industry and is keen to pass on her knowledge through her work with young people in the early stages of their own careers.
Kate has a £10,000 000 PUBLIC LIABILITY INSURANCE cover with Maltings Insurers through Simply Business.