Ian is a specialist in Prosthetics, SFX, Historical, Character and Theatrical Makeup. He started his career in theatre & fashion but his talent and passion sent him towards specialist makeup.

His skill set includes: Lifecasting, Flat Moulding, Sculpting, Fibreglass Cores, Prosthetic Application, Airbrush, Body Painting, Body Art, Fashion, Character, SFX, Make-up Lead, Crowd Make-up, Basic Hair, Basic Wig Dressing, Theatre, Still Photography, TV, Ad-campaigns, Cat-walk, and Fashion Photography & Events.


Ian has worked with personalities to include, Sir Ian McEllen, Eleanor Bron, Samatha Bond, Alison Steadman, Imelda Staunton, HRH Princess Royal, Christopher Biggins, Gok Wan to mention but a few.He currently teaches & demos Media, SFX and Prosthetics to Degree, BTEC and City & Guilds levels (III, IV & V) at various colleges in the UK.


Ian frequently demos at trade shows such as IMATS & UMAe. He has worked for Mr Dashbo, Mehron UK & PS-Composites and is also a senior artist with Seventa Image. He recently joined ExilianFX Studios as a Makeup Designer and Senior Artist.

Ian is currently brand Ambassador for Mehron UK, a branch of Mehron Inc. He is sponsored by Mehron & Ben Nye through Treasure House of Makeup. Ian originally trained with Kryolan in Theatre & SFX and was mentored by the Ex Wig and Makeup Master of the Royal Opera House – Ron Freeman. Ian has also attained the following qualifications: BSc Hons, Dip Opera Performance, ENO Baylis Programme Knack, FHT Associate, City & Guilds III, ITEC III and Level 3 – Award in Education and Training (PLTS).

At Seventa Makeup Academy all of their classes are intensive short courses enabling you to fast track your career in makeup and beauty and SFX learning with multi-award winning artists. 

Seventa Makeup Academy breaks with convention, giving you the possibility to create and develop your own study programme and build specific skills based on your interests or specialist career aspirations.

Seventa Makeup Academy develops your talent and ability to be strong, powerful, confident, inspired and focused on an independent career in makeup.