Monika Świątek: Make-Up, SFX Artist, and Stylist
I am an experienced and qualified professional Make Up Artist, SFX Designer, Hair Stylist and Prosthetics Maker. I am well experienced in producing makeup for professional photography and film-making, and my eye for detail has proved invaluable.
I have been trained by Gurus of SFX and prosthetic makeup artists Steve Johnson (famous for his work on Predator, Spiderman 2 and War of the Worlds) and Tate Steinsiek (known for his work on Law and Order, and the Amazing Spiderman).
My own style is fresh, clean and inventive which has led to me being employed in numerous fashion shows, photo shoots, television and music video productions, features films , editorial work and tv commercials (including Barclays, Pepsi Max). In 2014, this experience led to me being selected to work on the promotional campaign of HBO's True Blood in UK. I now have more than 30 credits on IMDB for my Makeup and SFX in the film industry.
I was employed in the West End as the Make-up Artist at the Leicester Square Theatre. In recent years I have worked around the world on various film projects. My work has been published in magazines and advertising campaigns and I have worked with many celebrities including Kate Nash, Jessica Ware, Skin, Isabelle Allen (known from her main role in Les Miserables) and most recently E.L. James (Author of 50 Shades of Grey).
I also work regularly with the prominent and award-winning photographer Emily Soto, famous for shooting covers of top magazines and one of the most renown trainers of photography on the Internet.
In 2012 I have opened my own Make Up School for beauty Make Up – Art Working Centre. After 2013, I have started doing my own SFX and beauty Make Up workshops which soon became a very big success story.
Family name: Świątek
First name: Monika
Telephone: (+44)7849 894 848
IMDB : http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4356855/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1
Part Time Magazine China, —Spindle Magazine, —55magazine, —Fashion Institute, —Bite Fashion
& Beauty Magazine, —Giuseppina Magazine, —Fashion World , —Cooltura, —Lejdiz Magazine ,
—Vogue British Magazine, —Fashion Finest Magazine, —- Push It, —Fiasco Magazine, —1883
Magazine, — Londonist, —The Clothes Whisperer, —At Fashion Forte, —Nouse Newspaper,
—Fashion Finest Magazine, —Pretty Portobello, — Fault Magazine, —Fashitectc, —Heruni, —The
Style Column, —LaunchPad Magazine,
E.L. James, Kate Nash, Fabio Volo, Skin/Skunk Anansie, Sheridan Smith , Tarja Turunen
Jessica Ware, 5ive, Target, Penguin Cafe Orchestra, Young Guns, Matt Roberts
Charles of London, Emily Soto, Benjamin Whithrow, Sylvia Syms, Beardyman
Darkstar, Ben Peel , April Pearson, Christian McKay, Sheridan Smith
The Coronas, Danny Webb, Isabelle Allen (Les Miserables), Melissa Etherindge
Fashion, Editorial and Photography
2008-present Collaborating with various photographers and Makeovers /Photographics Studios, Model Agencies as a Stylist and Make-up Artist (London), e.g. 55 studio, Orchid Studio, Model Advice , Kube Studio, Deco Doll, Koval Studio –vintage make up and hair styling etc .
Feb’15- present LDN Models Ltd (London) Make Up and Hair
Nov’14 TATEOSSIAN (London) Madame Butterfly – Vogue event
May’14-present London School of Modelling (London) Make Up and Hair
May’14 –present Charleston Dance&Vintage Hen Parties (UK) Vintage Hair and Make Up
April’14-present Runway Models ( London) Make Up and Hair
Jan’13-Dec’14 Art Work Training Centre- (London) teaching Make Up http://www.artworktraining.co.uk/
Hyde Park Gig – Make Up in VIP area
May’13 Collectif Vintage Fashion Shoot (London) Make Up and Hair
Jun’13 Elementree Fashion Show (London) – Make Up and Hair Designer
Feb’13 –present Torture Garden . Fashion Show for many designers including Costume design
Katarzyna Konieczka (London) Make Up and Hair
Feb’13 London Fashion Week (London) for PRITCH LONDON design – Hair Stylist
Feb’13 Wella Hair Demo (London – HOB Academy )Make Up Artist
Jan’13 WOSP-Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity in London –XXI Final –Make Up
Dec’12 London College of Fashion (London)MA Costume Show ’12 –Make Up and Hair http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teKFePzTvGE&feature=player_embedded
Sept’12 “Goodwood Festival of Speed 2012 “(Chichester) Vintage Make-Up and Hair
August’12 “Olympic Fashion Show” (London) Body painter at STYLOlympics
Jan’12 Private VIP’s event and show for Tony&Guys – Make Up Artist
Jan’12 -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, The Ballad Off etc,
March’12 Fashion Shows (London) for Tokyo Fashion Show, Oxfam Charity Fashion
Show, Cancer Research Fashion Show, Prêt A Manger Charity Fashion Show, The Circus of Seduction .
September’ 11 London Fashion Week - Mua for Francessa Marotta design
August’11 Barefoot Festival - (North Leicestershire) Body Painter for a dance performances
Feb ’11-present 55studio (London) - Make–Up Artist/Hair Stylist /independent
Lots of different make-ups, fashion and editorial works
e.g. Make up for editorial with Kate Nash/singer , Charles of London
Rock’n Roll, Fashion label for Spindle Magazine, 55 Magazine etc.
Jan’11-present Lejdiz Magazine (London) – Make-Up Artist/Hair Stylist/Fashion Creative Director
Dec ’10-present Freak Art Show – Public monthly Fashion and Art Event –Make-Up Artist
Oct’10 Winter Westminster Festival —SFX/Make-Up Artist and Face Painter.
April ’10 Alternative Fashion Week 2010 present by Alternative Art (London) –Make-Up
March’10 GAP Studio (London) Miss Universe 2010 Photo shoot –Tara Hoyos Martinez
(Winner) Make-up Artist/ Hair Stylist
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 Film, TV and Commercials
May’15 “Hush” (London) charity tv commercial by Alice Spence .Head Make Up and Hair
April’15 “Adam Bell Charity” (London) commercial .Head Sfx Make Up
March’15 “Curse of Mesopotamia”(Amman –Jordan) Directed by Lauand Omar.SFX Make Up
Feb’15 “The Cat Face”(London) short film by Ogodinife Okpue .Head SFX, Make Up and Hair
Jan’15 “Extra Time” (London) short film.Head Make Up and Hair
Dec’14 “Vileda –ViRobi” ( London) tv commercial for Vileda .Make Up and Hair
Nov’14 “Young Minds Charity Film (London) TV charity commercial .Make Up and Hair
Oct’14 “True Blood” (UK) promotional campaign of HBO's. Head of SFX Make Up
July ’14- Aug’14 “Barclays Digital Eagles” (London) Tv commercial .Make Up and Hair
July ’14 “Extra Time” (London) short film .Head Make Up and Hair
July’14 “Dole” (London) the web tv series .Head Make Up and Hair
Jun’14 “Charity Right” (London) TV commercial .Make Up and Hair
June’14 “Rose” (London) short film. Head SFX, Make Up and Hair
May’14 “Polish Bakery” (London)tv commercial .Make Up and Hair
May’14 “BDD” (London) short film by Flaminia Graziadei .Head Make Up and Hair
April’14 “Just in Time” (London) short film.Make Up and Hair
Feb’14 “Jaded Star”(London)short film. SFX Make Up Artist
Feb’14 “They Call Me the Kid “ (London).Make Up and Hair
Jan’14 “Pepsi Max Viral” (London)commercial .Make Up and Hair
Jan’14 “She” (London) multi awards winner short by Chelsey Burdon and Mark Vassey
Actors including ; Fiona Dourif .Key Make Up Artist and Hair
Nov’13 “Pako” (Amadiya- Iraq) feature film by Walid Taher and Visual K Production – Key Make Up Artist and Hair .
Sept ’13 “The Contract ”(London) feature film directed by Nic Auerbach and written by David Marconi . Actors including ; Danny Webb, Isabelle Allen . Key Make Up and Hair
August’13 “The Engagement “(London) short film by Greg Zinger Kay Mua /Hair and Costume
July’13 “Help Point”(London)short film by Andrew Margetson – Kay Make Up and Hair
July ’13 “Dan’s Monologue”(London) short film by Gary Thompson – Make Up Artist
June’13 “Ric-hard III”(London) short film by Pedro Caxade – Sfx Make Up Artist
May’13 “Yellow Cake”(Erbil, Iraq) feature film by by the Ministry of culture cinema and
Theatre Department Director Dr. Tariq Al-Juburi- Make Up and Hair
April’13 “ Dana Dana”(London) musical by Mutana Mohmed-Key Make Up and Hair
March’13 “Double Cross” (London) short black and white film by Deutschmark Productions
20s period Make Up, Facial Hair, Hair Styling – Key Make Up Artist
Feb’13 “Abracadabra” (London) short film by Benedykt Zasadzki –Key Make up and Hair
Feb’13 “Mr Pencils Creative Persuasion”(London) short film by Martin Doyle .Make Up
Dec’12 “Once a Man”-(London) short period film by Asim Abbasi .Period Make Up and Hair
Dec’12 “Ella Rose”- (London) feature horror film by Rachel Tatham- Prosthetics Maker
Nov’12 “Breakdown ”(London)- feature thiller / horror film by Andreas Prodromou.Lost Boy
Pictures Production .Head Make Up Artist /Sfx and Hair
Oct’12 “Volo in diretta”—the Italian TV prime time chat show. I was engaged as the Make Up Artist for E.L. James, writer of “Fifty Shades of Grey”, who was being interviewed by Fabio Volo. The interview was shown on Italian TV on 11th October
Oct’12 “Heart” (London)-short film by Anton Short-Prosthetics Maker and Sfx, Make Up Artist
Oct’12 “Drive-thru” (London)—short film by Georgina Higgins—Sfx, Make Up Artist and Hair
Sept’12 “Wonderbook—Book of Spells” (London)—an interview with creators and developers of a new virtual Harry Potter PlayStation game. Make Up Artist
Sept’12 “Free Falling”(London)-short film by Nina Morini and Offbeat Films- Make-Up Artist
August’12 “Get an Oxford BA (Hons) in 2 years” (London) by ‘Go Wild’, promotional
video for an
Oxford College – Make Up Artist
August’12 “I Wouldn’t Wish the Eighties on Anyone!” (London) short film by Craig
July ’12 “Se-rurta”(South Wales), a feature fantasy and sfx film by Merlyn Roberts . I was Head Make Up Artist of a huge team of muas. My work included managing my team, design make up, keeping a continuity book, liaising with the costume department etc. Make up was mostly bodypainting, sfx and prosthetics.
July’12 “Bogged Down”(London) short for Virgin Media by Benjamin Dawson—Make
Ford—Special Effects Artist, Make-up Artist.
July’12 “Walmart Violin Commercial”(London), by Jabril Muse - Make Up Artist
July’12 “Remarkable Women-Lady Geek TV”(London) pilot for a documentary series about relevant women nowadays with Kymberlee Jay, the plus-size hip-hop dancer for Madonna—Make Up Artist and Hair
July ’12 “The Followed”(London) short film by Zak Klein-Make Up Artist and Hair
May’12 “Kid Gloves” (London) a feature film by Adam Simcox and Uncanny Films-Head Mua
April’12 “Got Milk Commercial”(London), by Jabril Muse and Valentina Rizutto. Make Up Artist
April’12 Commercial for 45 Lane Hotel and Celebrity trainer Matt Roberts (London). By
April’12 “The Angel” (Luton)-short film by Ed Wiles. Make Up Artist and Hair
April ’12–present TV Show for a Korean Television (Abbey Rd Studios, London) Head Make-Up
Artist. worked with musician and singers e.g. 5ive, Target, Penguin Cafe
Orchestra, Young Guns, Skin, etc.
March’12 “Bleached” (London) short film by KaPowMedia –Katie Pow. Make Up Artist
March’12 “Wave of terror”(London)short film by Amelia Leeson –Sfx Make Up Artist and
March’12 'The Pea and the Fracture Princess”(London) short film by Keren Ghitis .Make Up Artist, Sfx, Hair Stylist
March’12 “The Hobbit”(London, Peak District), a feature film by Paul Geary and Tower House Preparatory School .The movie is an adaptation of the famous Tolkien book “The Hobbit” This is the first film in UK produced by the school. I was one of the Make-up Artists. We created fantasy characters every day including : facial hair, prosthetic noses and ears, bald caps, ageing make-up etc .We had a 10-30 actors every day on set for continuity make up. The actors were in the age range 9-14 years
March’12 ”Parentheses” (London), a feature film by award-winning director Max Sobol.
March’12 “Walmart Commercial” (London), by Jabril Muse and Valentina Rizutto. Make dark story about a serial killer. I used to work there as a SFX/Prosthetics artist. I made prosthetics: crushed head by hammer, piece of crushed brain, stabbed
chest and stomach, cut neck etc.
Feb’12 “A very important cake”(London), short film by Jane McGee-Make Up Artist
Feb’12 “Reduction” (London), short film by Matt E. Hudson
I worked with famous actors e.g. Benjamin Whithrow, Sylvia Syms
Jan’12 “Melting Pot” (London), by Riccardo Sai -commercial film for Accademia
Appulia Network – Head Make Up Artist and Hair Stylist
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 dog whose head is painted to resemble a wolf..
Nov ’11 ‘Ravishing Beauty’- (London) short film by Harry Clegg, I was Head MUA and
Sep’11-Oct’11 ‘Phantom of a previous war’- Feature Film (Sulamanya in Iraq)
Hair Stylist/Sfx Make Up Artist.by Hawre Mustafa – on cinemas from Feb’12 .Head SFX Mua and Hair Stylist
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
The Head Special Effects Make Up Artist and Hair Stylist. An animated film shot on the green screen. My role was to make actors look like puppets, and applying wigs and contact lenses.
Feb’11 ‘Blind Alley ‘(London) - Animation Story by Harry Clegg .
The Head Special Effects Make Up Artist and Hair Stylist. An animated film shot on the green screen. My role was to make actors look like puppets, and applying wigs and contact lenses.
Dec’10 ‘Pirate’ – (London)- Short Film by Eduart Vijulie – SFX/Make-Up Artist
Oct’10 ‘City Stars ‘Feature Film (London) Stars Projects–by William Wondwosen—Head MUA
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, weating, 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.
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
April’15 “Once,it Happened” (London) music video by Yrsa Daley-Ward .Make Up and
Feb’15 “How this goes” (UK) The Coronas Music Video – Make Up and Hair
Nov’14 “Nobody’s Empire Viral Video” (London) music video. Make Up and Hair
Oct’14-Nov’14 “The Arms Are Mine “(UK) FOR Otis Redding song. Vintage Hair and Make Up
Sept’14 “Bad Girl” (London) Music Video by Orwi Manny Ameh .Make Up, Hair , Costume
Jun’14 “In the Dark” (London) Music Video .Sfx Make Up Artist
April’14 “Tom Music Video of Doom “ Music Video .Make Up and Hair
Jun’13 “A Day’s Pay For A Day’s Work “ (London) Music Video by Darkstar
Mad Ninja Films–Head Make-up Artist, Hair Stylist, Stylist
March’13 “I magine It Was Us”(London)Music video by Jessie Ware
Feb’13 “ Forbidden Fruit”(London)music video for Chelsea Perkins track –Key Make Up /Hair
Jan’13 “Baconhead – Hawaii”(London) music video by Max Sobol –Key Sfx Make Up Artist
Dec’12 “Now”(London) music video for Sonya Titus by Estabrak Al-Ansari .Make up /Hair
Nov’12 “Easy on the Eye”(London) – music video from Stolian Heights by Stanislava
Sfx Make Up and Hair
August’12 “I Can’t Wait” (London)—Jasmine June Music Video—Make-Up Artist and Hair
May’12 “Everybody's Falling in Love" and “R1 Ryders”(London) music videos-Mua and Hair
April’12 “Get up, Get up”-Wideboy Generation (Brighton)–Music Video .Make Up Artist
Nov’10 Beardyman's debut single: 'Where Does Your Mind Go?' Music video—MUA
June’14 –July ‘14 “Cream Cracker under the settee “ by Brandon McGuire (UK) Sfx Make Up and Hair
July’14 –Sep’14 “The Curing Room” by David Ian Lee (London) Head SFX Designer and MakeUp
August’12 “Two Sisters and Piano” by Nilo Cruz (London) Leicester Square Theatre – MUA
July ’12 “The Tempest ” William Shakespeare’s at Drayton Theatre (London) by Anna
Ostergen— Make Up Artist and Make Up Designer
Feb’11 Nouveau Guignol Theatre (London) - SFX/Make-Up Artist
Period Make Up, also I made lots of prosthetics e.g.: gouged eyes, bitten dick etc
Dec’14-March ’15 Ill Willed SFX Workshops (Dublin) trained by Gurus of SFX and prosthetic
makeup artists Steve Johnson (famous for his work on Predator, Spiderman 2 and War of the Worlds)
and Tate Steinsiek (known for his work on Law and Order, and the Amazing Spiderman).
-Gore & SFX Gags
-Intro to silicone prosthetics
-Advance full silicone mask
Sept’10 –Jun ‘12 WAES (London)
Production Arts (Make Up)(QCF),
WITH THE DOUBLE GRADE DISTINCTION DISTINCTION
BTEC International Diploma in ‘Media Make-Up’
UNITS including wig-making, prosthetics, SFX, period make-up, hair.
Jan’10-Jun’10 Westminster Adult Education Service (WAES) (London)
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
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
Hobbies & Interests
References and Portfolio available on request.