About

Melissa Barackman is a makeup artist located in Sandy, OR where she specializes in TV, Film, Practical Fx and Beauty.  She studied the Master Course at the Art of Makeup school in Vancouver where she trained under Pro LA makeup artists: Celena Rubin, Thomas Surprenant and David Woodruff.

Melissa started out in the entertainment industry back in Pittsburgh over 10 years ago as a production assistant for a racing TV show, Open Throttle 360.   She gained experience by working on set of any project that would have her.  She was an assistant to the co-producer of TNT’s Kill Point, headed up crafty for commercials & indie films and even worked production for Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery and the CW Network.

When she is not working on sets, creating character makeups or throwing pottery in her studio, Melissa enjoys watching horror films,  taking hikes and hanging out with her loving husband and their dog, Xochitl.

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