We’re passing the mic to some of our favorite freelancers who make Wingspan’s community thrive, and who remind us everyday that there are no wrong ways to take care of business. Want to be featured? Submit yourself here!
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.
NYC / LA
Spritz my face with rosewater, feed my cat Bill, and check my emails / DMs for jobs!
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.
Be careful comparing myself to others and focus on my own path. Especially on social media.
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)
Keying makeup at NYFW shows!
Brunch is better on weekdays.
That fear just gets in the way of thriving!
Jane Goodall. She just really gave it her all with those chimpanzees.
I try to meet difficult clients with patience and compassion as sometimes they are being difficult due to the stress of the situation. I will finish the job and once it’s over decide if that client is worth my time and effort again.
Nature, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, current fellow artists/designers, makeup artists from the past.
Brain boosting food! Salmon, avocado, almonds, coffee, turmeric, eggs, green tea, etc…
I’M NOT ALWAYS THERE WHEN YOU CALL, BUT I’M ALWAYS ON TIME.
I personalize it for everyone! But you can’t go wrong with ‘Thank you so much for having me, Rocky’
I’m @rocky_mua on Instagram!
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