My name is Elisa Fonseca and I have graduated from Cameron Jane Make-up Design July 2017.
What can I say about my experience? It was LIFE CHANGING! Thanks to my hard work and to the academy now I am able to do what I love full time!
From the first time I met Cam I knew she would be the best person to mentor and guide me in this Journey. I fell in love with Cam because of her passion. Her passion to help and educate her students, to help them grow and to provide them with the best training, work opportunities and support. That’s what you’re looking for when choosing where to study.
At CJMD the teaching method is great! Very ‘hands on’! With every lesson we get to learn the technique, practice on each other and get feedback from our trainers. Cam always makes sure we get honest and helpful feedback which is so helpful for our personal and professional growth.
Speaking of training, we have some of the best trainers at CJMD. Every single one of them is very experienced, currently working and well established in the industry. Each trainer has a different style and work in different fields in the beauty industry ( eg fashion, tv/film, bridal, theatre, etc) bringing to class a diverse set of skills. It was very inspiring learning their technique but also more about their stories. Our trainers were always open to have conversations about their experience and give us their best advice including Cameron herself being available not only at the academy but also outside even after graduation.
One of my favourite things about CJMD is work experience! There are just a lot of opportunities, some of the best in comparison to other makeup schools. I graduated with 700+ hours of work experience , assisting jobs and paid work some of them being Mercedez Benz Fashion Week, X- Factor Australia, AACTA Awards, Cosmo Australia, John Frieda, SportsGirl, Telstra, Michael Hill, Aveda, CEO Awards Night, Commonwealth Awards, O e Fine Day, Bridal Expo, Hair Expo, Premiers Gala Concert, IFBB Australia, Channel 9, Schick, IMATS, Pacha Sydney, Whitehouse Fashion Show, Sydney Dance Company, Uber, INXS 40th Anniversary Celebration, Merivale Awards Night, Whitehouse In Colour, short film “First Day” for ABC, the Dolan Warren Awards, music video ‘Ain’t your Girl’ for Beats ( semi-finalist on X-Factor) and many more…
I have also graduated with a published work on Lita Magazine and can’t stress how important this was to my career. My first advertising job was even before I finished my Diploma, it was a photoshoot for Polasports Eyewear in collaboration with Beau Ryan, who helped them launch their new collection. This all shows that with passion, hard work , knowledge and support from CJMD nothing can stop you to be nothing but brilliant !
I consider myself already very successful as a full time freelancer Makeup-Artist, I have my own bridal business that keeps me very busy, but also currently working in the Fashion Industry with many amazing creatives and brands such as Glue, JD Sports and Kappa. Slowly but surely I am becoming the best Makeup- Artist I can be and I am excited to see what the future holds for me.
Big thanks to Cameron and all my amazing trainers! You all played an important part in my journey and success.