- 7+ years experience in professional Makeup Artistry and Costuming for stage, fashion photography, film and special events
- Teaches a highly acclaimed monthly makeup tutorial.
- Unique experience in a variety of Visual & Performance Arts, including film and video, theater, graphic design, product design, interactive art and illustration.
- 10+ years management experience
Personal Net project: www.prettypretty.org (under construction) Traveling: USA, Central America
Volunteer work: One Brick, Aids Housing Alliance and animal rehabilitation centers Makeup & Prop Design: Designer for 100’s of small local theatrical productions and drag performances Frequent performer: at drag events and the currently running hit musical “Pearls Over Shanghai”
Video and Audio software
Jul 2009 - Present
Makeup Artist & Designer, Performer (sing and dance)
Teaching glamour, drag and special effects makeup to cast members and audience members. Teaching prop-making, staging and improvisation techniques. Designed curriculum around makeup and special effects for Creepshow Camp, 8 weeks of summer camp for 8-15 year-olds. Acting, singing and dancing in a hit musical that was extended for over 22 months, as well as other plays and musicals within that time.
Dec 2010 - Present
Recreation Leader III (Teacher & Program Developer)
Teaching unique, creative classes for teens and youths. Designing flyers and writing copy to promote classes, organizing events and online promotion for SF Recreation and Park as well as other administrative duties.
Jun 2004 - Present
Makeup Artist, Costumer & Performer
Location: San Francisco, CA; Reno, NE; Honolulu, HI; New Orleans, LA
Perform 1-3 times/week at various nightclubs, theaters and events. Events range from private
parties to fund-raising events for non-profit organizations such as the AIDS Housing Alliance.
Also hold a monthly makeup tutorial, called “Pretty Pretty (Look at You!),” where I teach
glamour, drag and special effects/gore makeup to adults and children at Retro Fit, a privately
owned retail shop in the Mission.
May 2011 - Present
Makeup and Costume Designer
Designing Makeup and costumes for Tom Chapman, dresser for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival on an upcoming theatrical production. Selecting models, designing practical makeup and costumes for outdoors, while maintaining high standard of visual excellence.
Sep 2006 - Dec 2009
Assistant Manager, Media Center
Responsible for campus-wide technical support, training students and staff on audio and video equipment and procedures, creating attractive and functional equipment layout, designing and distributing instructional and promotional print material, inventory organization and control, cleaning, testing, and maintaining proper functionality of all equipment.
Jun 2007 - May 2008
Office Manager and Web Designer
Provided technical support, trouble-shot with clients, updated company website, managed shipping and receiving,ordered supplies, attended trade shows and built displays to demonstrate hardware for this small hobby technology company.
Feb 2003 - Feb 2007
Asst. Designer and Producer
Description: Assistant creative designer and producer for high-end ceramic tableware company with worldwide distribution. Clients include Macys, Costco, Steinmart, Linens N Things, Bed Bath and Beyond as well as hundreds of privately-owned retailers. o Designing several product lines for national and international key accounts o Managing design communications with overseas factories in China & Thailand o Interfacing between sales and marketing departments and owners to meet deadlines o Designing catalogs for new products o Conducting design and market research for new products o Planning and staffing industry trade shows o Training new hires on business processes, hardware and software o Designing and implementing improved tracking system for prototype development
Oct 1999 - Jan 2003
Manager of regional specialty retailer's flagship store, responsible for hiring, purchasing, designing store displays to represent company image, inventory and loss control and human resources. Won several intra-company awards for various retail criteria, including inventory control, employee performance and store appearance
Jan 2004 - Dec 2008
Bachelors of Fine Arts
California College of the Arts
Awarded High Honors in Design, Media Arts, Video and Technology-based Arts. Merit-based scholarship award winner for 2004-2009
Life cast of head for National Geographic documentary.
Makeup by Kate Richards
Horror film still. Special Effects by Kate Richards.
Photo shoot for "Lipstick traces," feature article. Makeup and styling by Kate Richards.