Monika Swiatek

Monika Swiatek

Makeup artist in London, United Kingdom

About Monika

I am an experienced and qualified professional make-up, SFX artist and prosthetics maker. I have a clean, fresh, and inventive style which has led to me being employed in numerous fashion shows, photo shoots, television and music video productions, features films and editorial work. I have recently returned from several months working in Iraq where I was the sole SFX and Make-up Artist on two feature films. My work has been published in magazines and advertising campaigns. Although I can work from a detailed brief I am usually asked to design then create the make-up and SFX following discussion with the project director. I am fully aware of the importance of continuity and am able to work seamlessly throughout a project. My latest work can be seen in the current edition of Vogue British, Part Time Magazine China, Spindle, 55magazines, Lejdiz. I also was interviewed by many magazines and TV. I am an enthusiastic and energetic person and people tell me I have a vivacious personality. I have a cosmopolitan outlook on life and I embrace all cultures.
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Personal Details
Family name: Świątek
First name: Monika
Date of birth: 10.06.1980
Telephone: 07849894848

Professional Experience

Jan’11 -present Editorial and Fashion work as a Make Up Artist published in Vogue British Magazine, Fashion Finest Magazine, Part Time China Magazine, Push It, Fiasco Magazine, 1883 Magazine, Londonist, The Clothes Whisperer, At Fashion Forte, Nouse Newspaper, Fashion Finest Magazine, 55TV and Magazine, Pretty Portobello, Fault Magazine, Fiasco Magazine, Fashitectc, Heruni, The Style Column, LaunchPad Magazine etc,

Nov’11-Jan ’11 ‘Dance on the horse’ - Feature Film (Sulamanya and Dunkan in Iraq), by Directors of Cinema Sulamanya and Sardal Khalil. As Head Make Up Artist/SFX and Hair Stylist I managed the hair and make-up budget, created every single movie character , seeking permits and collaboration with clothing stores, photographing all actors so that I could recreate looks for continuity, cooperation with the Art Department etc. I applied hair and make-up for all characters: special effects including, sweating, facial hair, a leg cut off from a bomb explosion, a hand following a wolf bite, a prosthetic pregnancy, a dog whose head is painted to resemble a wolf..

Nov ’11 ‘Ravishing Beauty’- (London) short film by Harry Clegg, an animated film shot on the green screen. I was Head MUA and Hair Stylist. My role was to make actors look like full-body puppets, and applying wigs and contact lenses.

Sep’11-Oct’11 ‘The Phantom of the Last War’- Feature Film (Sulamanya in Iraq)
by Hawre Mustafa -Head SFX Mua and Hair Stylist

September’ 11 London Fashion Week - Mua for Francessa Marotta design

August’11 Barefoot Festival - (North Leicestershire) Body Painter for a dance performances

April’ 11 ‘Blade Runner’- short film by Richard Cosgrove (London) – a film shot on the green screen. SFX Make-Up Artist

March’11 ‘A Difference of 50p shoot’ by Chris Kojie(London, Kent) –short film–Head Make Up Artist and Hair Stylist

Feb ’11-present 55studio (London) - Make–Up Artist/Hair Stylist
Lots of different make-ups, fashion and editorial works
e.g. Make up for editorial with Kate Nash/singer , Charles of London /independent
Rock’n Roll, Fashion label for Spindle Magazine, 55 Magazine etc.

Feb’11-present Nouveau Guignol Theatre (London) - SFX/Make-Up Artist
Period Make Up, also I made lots of prosthetics e.g.: gouged eyes, bitten dick etc
Feb’11-present ‘Blind Alley ‘(London) - Animation Story by Harry Clegg
The Head Special Effects Make Up Artist and Hair Stylist.

Jan’11-present Lejdiz Magazine (London) – Make-Up Artist/Hair Stylist/Fashion Creative Director

Dec’10 ‘Pirate’ – (London)- Short Film by Eduart Vijulie – SFX/Make-Up Artist

Dec ’10-present Freak Art Show – Public monthly Fashion and Art Event –Make-Up Artist

Nov’10 Beardyman's debut single: 'Where Does Your Mind Go?' Music video—MUA

Oct’10 Winter Westminster Festival - SFX/Make-Up Artist and Face Painter.

Oct’10 ‘City Stars ‘ Feature Film (London) Stars Projects–by William Wondwosen—Head Make-up Artist

Sept’10 ‘Footless Men’—(London) Film4u–by Kim Petterson –Make-Up Artist
I was in sole charge of the hair and make-up. I produced a variety of looks ranging from ‘natural’ to ‘evening’ and the dead, murdered man.

August’10 SAR Productions Ltd Feature Film ‘David is Dying’ (London) by Stephen Lloyd Jackson -the multi-award winning, 'INDEPENDENT' urban movie (seven awards). Head Make-Up Artist, Hair Stylist and Costume Designer
I managed the hair and make-up budget, created every single movie character with costume, make-up, hair etc, shopping for the actors, seeking permits and collaboration with clothing stores, looking for costumes and props, photographing all actors so that I could recreate looks for continuity, cooperation with the Art Department etc. I applied hair and make-up for all characters: special effects, ageing, face painting nightmares, a woman after abortion, sweating, facial hair, creating flashbacks to the main actors in the 80’s, etc.

August’10 ‘Beyond the Forest’ (London) Hyperspace Film Ltd–by Aaditya Jani
Make-Up Artist/SFX. I was in charge of the hair and make-up of the characters on the day, and special effects.
July ’10 ‘Real Enough’ (London) –by Kevin Curtis – Make-Up Artist

July’10 AQUA Music Video by Michele Castellucci

May’10 ‘Evans Baby’ by Devron Callender –Feature Movie- Make-up Artist
http://www.evansbaby (Special Effects e.g. man shot in head)

April’10 Disclosure Productions & Buzz Films’ Ladies and Gentlemen ‘- TV Pilot by Robin Schmidt – Make-up Artist
I was in sole charge of the hair and make-up.
I produced a variety of looks ranging from the natural to evening and drug addict.

April ’10 Alternative Fashion Week 2010 present by Alternative Art (London) –Make-Up Artist

March’10 GAP Studio (London) Miss Universe 2010 Photo shoot –Tara Hoyos Martinez (Winner)
Make-up Artist/ Hair Stylist

Feb’10 Mayamada – Collective Tees (London) – Commercial Photo Shoots – Make-Up Artist

Feb’10 ‘The Perfect 0rgan’ (London) Short Drama Production by Tivian Zvekan for WAES SFX/Make–up and Hair Stylist (showed at the SW1 Gallery)

Jan’10 ‘Cross My Heart’ (London) Short Drama Production for WAES – Make-up /SFX

Dec’09 ‘Dirt Worshipping Heathen’ &‘The Picture Frame’ (London) 2-Films made by Mad Ninja Films–Head Make-up Artist, Hair Stylist, Stylist

2008-present Collaborating with various photographers as a Stylist and Make-up Artist (London)

Dec’07-Apr’08 ‘Laif’ Polish Weekly Magazine (London) Designer and Stylist

May 2008 Prozak (Krakow, Poland) Fashion House
Fashion Show, Body and Face painting

2005 -2007 Venue nightclub (London) Barmaid, Waitress and Cashier

May’05-Sept’06 Cafe Amore- Greek restaurant (London) Waitress
Customer service, order taking and serving

June’05-Aug’05 Tarnovia (Tarnow, Poland) Receptionist
Customer service, organiser, dealing with incoming calls, registering customers

April’02-Oct’03 Tupperware Company (Tarnow, Poland) Sales
Customer care, distribution and sales

Dec’00-April’02 Reserved- clothing store (Tarnow, Poland) Checkout Assistant
Serving a cash register and customer service

June’02-Oct’02 Carpe Diem (Tarnow, Poland) Waitress
Serving customers, welcoming customer and bussing tables

Aug’01-Sept’02 (Paris. France) Nanny—in charge of 3 children

1999-2001 Government Office (Lisia Gora, Poland) Department Administrator, Assistant Manager Civil Defence and Population Records, ID processing, reporting, request handling

Sept’10 present WAES (London)
BTEC International Diploma in ‘Media Make-Up’
BTEC Make-up Application Skills and Special Effects passed with Distinction.
Including wig-making, prosthetics, SFX, period make-up, hair.

Jan’10-Jun’10 Westminster Adult Education Service (WAES) – (London)
• Make–Up with Prosthetics (Intermediate)
• Airbrushed Cosmetics
• Bridal & Special Occasion Hair & Make-up
• Face Painting
• Special Effects Make-Up (Passed)
• Special Effects Make-Up with Prosthetics (Passed)

June’09 WAES—(London) — Hairstyling for Film and TV

2008-2009 Cavendish College—(London) Theatrical and Special Effects Make-up course

Sept ’08-Dec ’08 London Academy of Media—Photographic and Wedding Make-up course

Sept ’07-Dec’07 Morley College (London)—Fashion Make-up course

Oct ’07-June ’08 Alternative College of Art (Poland)—Make-up Artist and Stylist—Diploma
• learning specialist make-up techniques;
• face correction, forms of make-up: day, evening, fashion, theatre make-up
• body painting, period make-up (e.g. the 20’s, the 30’s, the 40’s, punk.)

Oct ’07-May ‘08 BSGS College (London)—English course

Sept ’06-June ‘07 Morley College (London)—English course (ESOL 4)

Oct’04-June’05 CNiK ZAK State College (Tarnow, Poland)—Assistant and Secretary
Diploma in Office Skills and PA

2002-2004 "WSB" Higher School of Business (Tarnow, Poland)—Marketing and Management (UK Equivalent Level 3)

2003 Avon—Make-up course (Tarnow, Poland) Diploma

Sept’01-June’ 02 French language course (Paris, France)

1995-1999 Grammar School (Tarnow, Poland)
Completed with grade 87% in Administration—Diploma

• French (communicative)
• Polish (mother tongue, native speaker)
• English (my fluency is improving )
• Good communication skills
• IT literate: good knowledge of Microsoft Office: Word and Excel, Internet research
• Photoshop
• Full UK Driving Licence

Hobbies & Interests

• Travelling
• Photography
• Painting and Drawing
• Horse riding
• Collecting Venetian masks
• Theatre
• Film
• I have just discovered cricket and I like it!

Additional Information:
I am:
• Communicative and sociable
• Reliable and hard-working
• Loyal, honest, imaginative; a perfectionist
• References and Portfolio available on request

Name: Monika Swiatek

Lives in: London, England

Occupation: Makeup Artist

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