MEET THE MAKEUP ARTIST
“Make-up is transformative…”
Stephanie’s canvas is so much more than the human face, and her palette extends well beyond the boundaries of color cosmetics. With each and every project, she employs exceptional insight and artistry to create a masterful visual experience.
From generating a jaw-dropping, knock-out “WOW!” for live audiences flanking the fashion runway or gluing mesmerized readers to a magazine spread, Stephanie is a known mastermind for evoking just the right mood, enhancing the message, or promoting the story line. She knows exactly how to achieve powerful outcomes by elevating any look to a whole new level.
Whether working as a solo artist, team leader or as a contributing member to a creative team, she brings critical strength and superlative skill to any project.
ON AIR / IN PRINT / IN PERSON
Provided expert makeup application for authors’ professional photoshoots used on book covers and/or book jacket flaps. View Published work >
Awards finalist in the nail category -- North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA)
WGN/Chicago makeup segment on live models for “Fresh Looks for New Year’s Eve”
Showcased on RAW: Natural Born Artists – an independent arts organization for artists by artists.
Chicago FOX News segment during Fashion Focus Chicago showcasing up-and-coming designers.
WCIU “You & Me This Morning” segment featuring Yana German School of Walk
Regularly hosts “Master Your Makeup” group events
Offers one-on-one makeup application or tutorial sessions
Collaborates with Chicago-based photographers for boudoir photo shoots
EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION
Stephanie holds a Bachelor’s degree in business/marketing from the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Annually, she updates and expands her skills through a variety of master classes around the country, including:
2017… Erica Carr Continuing Education Master Classes in Portland, OR
2015… Selected to join the Val Garland School of Makeup for a virtual apprenticeship program that includes an elite group of 1,000 artists from across 60 countries worldwide.
When Stephanie puts her brushes down, she’s a busy wife and mother of three very active sons. She enjoys traveling the world -- Paris, France is her favorite destination. Together, Stephanie and her husband, Grant, enjoy Mexican food, wine tastings, jazz clubs, a great sunset, and entertaining in their Kildeer, IL home.