Katie combines her innate creativity and natural affinity for beauty and fashion with over 15 years of professional experience in the makeup industry. In 2004, she had graduated from the Blanche MacDonald Centre in Vancouver, considered the top makeup school in Canada. There Katie received unparalleled training in every aspect of the makeup industry – from fashion and bridal to TV & film.
Katie went on to become a MAC makeup artist, where she gained 11 years of experience working with clients. During this time she not only expanded and perfected her own application techniques, she also provided lessons and instruction to others, teaching them tips and techniques to apply their own makeup at home and doing makeup for hundreds of weddings.
She has also engaged in many exciting freelance opportunities throughout her career, from New York Fashion Week to working with MTV Canada. Katie has been published in Marie Claire magazine and has even had the opportunity to work with Canadian singer-songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen. Locally Katie has lent her passion and expertise to events such as Fashion for Compassion, Ribbon Rouge and various publications of Avenue Magazine.
Through her years of experience, Katie has developed exceptional communication skills when working with clients. She is able to understand and adapt to their needs and expectations, while also providing guidance and her expert opinion to produce outstanding results. Katie listens to you, and makes sure that you feel comfortable, confident and beautiful whenever you’re in her chair. More than just a title, Katie truly is a makeup artist.