Work History

Work History
2008 - Present

Owner

Beauty Makeup Studio

• Utilized low-cost e-Marketing to acquire clientele

• Carved out niche in Southern California's Asian Bridal Market

• Doubled Annual Sales in first two years with continued growth

• Established internet presence in Wedding Industry Makeup and Asian Makeup

*Part-Time work schedule, primarily on weekends*

Dec 2008 - Present

Treasurer

El Taco of California

• Assist owner in general managerial duties at four restaurant chains

• Confer with Managers weekly to optimize operations

• Created web presence via website and popular food search engines and blogs

*Part-Time work schedule, primarily on weekends*

2004 - Present

Freelance Makeup Artist

• Graduated from Makeup Designory Journeyman Program (2004)

  • Trained in Beauty and Special Effects Makeup

• Accomplished Makeup Artist in all mediums: Print, Commercial, Film, Fashion

• Notable jobs have included:

  • Collaborating with Duwop and Kryolan for LA Fashion Week
  • Several Commercials including Pepsi Commercial
  • Chart-Topping Artist Music Videos (Acceptance, Flo-Rida)
  • Numerous Fashion Shows, Photoshoots
  • Featured in Magazines such as Nylon, 994, Item, Nirvana, 13 Minutes, Mei Magazine
  • Celebrity Clients
Oct 2004 - Mar 2008

Resident Makeup Artist and Assistant

Sara Corwin Photography

• Received phone calls and scheduled appointments

• Designed makeup looks for clients

• Assisted photographer on set

Education

Education
2000 - 2004

BA

University of California, Berkeley
2004 - 2004

Professional Makeup Artistry

Makeup Designory

Trained in the Aspects of:

  • Facial Analysis
  • Beauty Makeup
  • Special Effects

Skills

Skills

Photoshop

Typing

Average upwards of 100/wpm

Internet Research

Summary

Renee has been called a "gem of a find" by Duwop owner Christina Bartolucci after assisting her at a fashion show during LA Fashion Week. Committed to getting a sense of the market from the ground up, Renee delved into freelance Makeup Artistry to aspire to eventually work in the Cosmetic Field in a greater capacity. With unwavering work ethic, Renee has been on 14-hour set days and successfully prepared fifteen models for fashion shows by herself. Being a freelance Makeup Artist and small business owner has allowed Renee to wear different hats and become a versatile individual, preparing Renee for greater challenges.

Fascinated by the Beauty Industry, Renee is currently seeking opportunities for growth and the opportunity to explore new dimensions of the field she is so passionate about.

Objective

To explore the Beauty Industry in the Business, Creative and Aesthetic capacities and push myself to my maximum potential.

Interest

Travel (places I've visited: South Korea, Thailand, Hong Kong, Australia, France, Italy), Outdoors (Hiking, Rollerblading, Bicycling, Snowboarding), Art, Music (play piano and violin), Teaching (volunteered mentoring children, have given numerous Makeup Lessons).