Today we’d like to introduce you to Lindsay Byrd.
Lindsay, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
I have always kind of had a knack for art and make-up so when it came time to choose a career path it was actually a family friend who pushed me in the right direction. She gave me a pamphlet for a make-up school in Burbank, CA that she had picked up at a convention (I was living in Las Vegas at the time). Once I realized I could do this as a career I kind of took it and ran with it. I Went to Make-up Designory and got my certification, after working at a “talent agency” in Las Vegas and doing weddings I realized if I wanted to take my craft further. I decided to move to Los Angeles to do more of what I really wanted to do which was film and Television. It wasn’t easy getting started out here but once I started meeting and working with more people in the industry and people with similar passions, my work has taken off. I’m so thankful I get to do what I love, be creative and meet new interesting people every day.
We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
Whether I’m doing a film or photo shoot or make-up for a celebrity client I hope that the work I’m creating and the experience I provide to everyone I work with is appreciated and inspiring to others. There is nothing more gratifying to me than seeing that my work has helped convey the message of the project or has given someone the confidence they didn’t know they had already.
Do current events, local or global, affect your work and what you are focused on?
I realize that everything you do is under a microscope now so I just do what feels right and true to me. I think social media has played a huge role in our industry and it’s harder to not be influenced by others and stay authentic. I truly believe that if you love what you do and you are good at it more people will want to be a part of what you are doing and help you on your journey. You get out of it how much you put in and you have to be willing to work really hard.
Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
I love interacting with people on my social media. I post a lot of my work on my Instagram and behind the scenes from the jobs I do. The best way to support my work is at @LindsayByrd come say hello!!!
- Website: LindsayByrdArtistry.com
- Email: LindsayByrd@yahoo.com
- Instagram: @LindsayByrd
- Twitter: @LindsayByrdMUA
Photograpgers: Katie Parker-Rixon, Justin Rosenberg, Jennifer Erickson, Victor Rodriguez, Ser Baffo