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Rachael is a freelance makeup artist whose clients include Marc Jacobs, Parade, Susan Alexandra, Milk Makeup, Refinery29, Man Repeller, The Cut, Office, King Princess, Teen Vogue, Vogue Spain, Apple, and Thrillist.
In your own words, what do you do?
Where do you call home?
NYC / LA
What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?
Spritz my face with rosewater, feed my cat Bill, and check my emails / DMs for jobs!
What’s your favorite thing about freelancing?
All the new, inspiring people I get to meet at each new job. I am always learning from them and becoming a better artist through the diverse variety of people I get to collaborate with.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten?
Be careful comparing myself to others and focus on my own path. Especially on social media.
What’s your biggest challenge as an independent professional?
Finding a balance and knowing when to give yourself time off. There are no weekends or set vacation days for freelancers. Also not knowing where your next paycheck is coming from (like during a pandemic) and getting yourself paid on time is really challenging. (Shameless editor promo: our Wingspan payment product helps freelancers get paid on time! Sign up for one month free here)