My name is Christina and I graduated from Cameron Jane Makeup Design 2016.
Being a part of the Cameron Jane Makeup course was one of the best experiences. As I was going into the course I had my doubts, was makeup for me?, I had studied hairdressing a one year course before and had left knowing nothing I was scared if this would happen again. But as soon as I started at Cameron Jane Makeup Design I was shocked to learn how Cameron Jane wanted us to succeed and that she would do anything for her girls.
She motivated us everyday!
We grew to be a family the girls that I’ve met through this course are my closest friends today which was a bonus.
I learnt so much from this course and I got amazing work experience from it such as working on One Fine Day, The Bridal Expo and even a music video.
Thanks to Cameron Jane I’m now a published makeup artist!
Since leaving Cameron Jane I now freelance and I’m working in the bridal industry and my clientele is growing everyday.
Studying at Cameron Jane has helped me grow into the best makeup artist I can be. It has helped having educators that care for you even when you have left the course.
The educators at Cameron Jane Makeup Design have kept in contact with me and still bringing me along on work experience jobs, so I do feel like I’m still learning even after the course is finished.
The experience I have had with them has helped me in my career today.
My experience at Cameron Jane makeup design was memorable to say the least. I know I do not stand alone when I say that it is a highly professional and educational collage exploding with creativity and passion. Cameron herself made sure she got to know each student individually, making their voices heard and encouraging them to pursue their dreams. While at this collage I felt comfortable and accepted as no idea went unnoticed, rather it was challenged in order for it to be the best it could be.
The teaching style for CJMD is one of the things I enjoyed most. As a very ‘hands on’ learner and easily distracted, having a multitude of trainers, who also were well established within the makeup industry, really made learning different. Each trainer had a different style and something else to bring to each class, as well as exploring all the different styles of makeup artistry. I also loved that the teaching style wasn’t just out of a text book, we followed curriculum, but the trainers were all able to apply it to the industry to give us first-hand knowledge and experience.
As students there, we were extremely privileged to have Cameron herself go out of her way to have professionally shot photographs, with professional models, to start to build up a portfolio. We were giving a very vague brief to make sure we could let our own styles shine through in our work and be able to create and experiment with a photoshoot environment and learn first-hand about it, as well as gaining professional images to start a portfolio. For our final work for the year Cameron orgainised and paid for herself not one, but two photoshoots. One being for LITA magazine, having our work published on a full page and our own editorial story. And the second being a ‘Freak show’ themed SPFX shoot, giving us full creative direction.
Work experience is also such an amazing part of the course as it is so abundantly available to students. Many people calling in for shoots, plays, productions, short films and the list goes on. Many of the trainers also take girls on to assist them, which is also extremely generous. The support network there is incredible too, especially asking about getting into the industry or even for retail artist jobs. Cameron Jane Makeup Design wants the best for its students and makes sure they do everything within their power to get them to where they want to be.
For me, I am slowly but surely starting my journey into the industry. Having only just turned 19, I’m still learning about starting my own business and what I need to do. With my qualifications behind me, I feel totally prepared and confident in my skills that I can do it. I’m applying for MAC cosmetics and other retail jobs and keeping my main goal in mind. For this year anyway, I’m planning to do work experience assisting in bridal, special occasion/event makeup, fashion, editorial and even advertising, while I save up to move to London, whether it be through an agency or a retail transfer. I have done some work in advertising so far for ‘Smiths Chips’ and ‘Fisherman’s Friend” companies, I’ve been a part of the filming of a new movie that will be picked up by Hoyts called ‘Chasing Comets’. I also was working at MECCA MAXIMA at the end of 2016 as a Christmas casual.
Without Cameron Jane Makeup Design I would never have had the confidence, let alone the skills and knowledge to be where I am today.
In 2016 I completed my Diploma of specialist makeup services at Cameron Jane Makeup Design. I’m so glad I chose Cameron Jane, no other director would have put in as much hard work and dedication to her students.
Cameron’s courses are all thoughtfully laid out ensuring we learn the most we can, with hand written books and the only the very best trainers chosen to teach areas they specialize in.
Cameron always made us feel very welcome by always remembering our names and what we want to do, constantly pushing us in the right direction.
She also secured us amazing work experiences, such as the Sydney Bridal Expo, plays at Enmore theatre, short films and exciting shoots. Cameron also offers photoshoots at the end of every certificate with professional photographer Carlo Fernandes and professional models.
Thanks to Cameron my entire Diploma class are now all published makeup artists.
Since leaving Cameron Jane I feel confident to take on an Makeup job, I now freelance as much as I can and assist amazing artists I’ve met through going to Cameron Jane Makeup Design.
Enrolling into the Cameron Jane Makeup Design Academy is easily one of the best decisions I have ever made. I truly believe that there is no option greater than that of CJMD for studying and building a career in Make-up, in Sydney. Cameron, Principle of the Academy and Jodie, Course and Training Co-Ordinator work relentlessly to provide the very best for their students and are constantly finding ways to improve the experience of each and every person who attends.
For myself, as well as my 2016 Diploma Class graduates, Cameron scored an editorial spread in Lita Magazine, where we each got to collaborate with a high-end Photographer, top agency represented Models, Hairstylists, and an industry professional Stylist to tie it all together. I will never forget how it felt to see my work and my name published, a dream I have had for as long as I can remember, one that I thought may never even come true, but it did, thanks to CJMD.
The staff are exceptional. Not only are they incredibly talented at what they do, they are encouraging and supportive in all aspects. Many of the trainers take students on as assistants during and after the course, to provide us with something you can’t receive in any classroom, industry experience.
Since graduating, I have continued to gain industry experience by assisting Agency represented Artists and have been collaborating and doing test shoots with other creatives to build my portfolio and support network. All of which was made possible by Cameron Jane Makeup Deign.
My experience at CJMD is one that I will value in my career. From someone who is a qualified hairdresser that had no make up experience, I learnt fast and absorbed so much information about the various areas in the make up industry as there is more to it than being a glamour make up artist. Our trainers were highly experienced and full of tips and tricks that will stick with you forever. You don’t just learn about the practical side, you also learn about the history of make up and how to establish yourself as a professional which will help expand your knowledge and creativity.
To be able to get pushed to start your portfolio will force you to think where you want to be in your career. To be able start early and have that stepping stool to showcase your work is a great help to prove that you are a professional. What other school can get you a published page of your work in an established magazine? CJMD gave my class the opportunity to not only collaborate with LAUD Magazine but to also be guided by well respected individuals in the industry such as Becca Gil Martin, Thom Kerr and Iggy Rosales.
CJMD is a well respected Make Up Academy in the industry which means it is well trusted by established artists and business’ to take a young talent on board for work or assistance. It is a great way to connect with other artists for further work opportunities in the future and you gain more knowledge about the industry.
I was able to have confidence in seeking freelancing opportunities for work in hair and makeup. I was able to assist other artists knowing that I had the skills and that I will be learning more after I had finished my diploma. I worked at blow dry bar where they allowed to be a hair and make up artist. I’ve had opportunities to assist Iggy Rosales with more shoots with Laud Magazine and brand shoots. I was able to assist one of my trainers, Teneille Sorgiovanni, in a Top Shop campaign and she had the confidence in me to help with the hair. I was able to assist other trainers and artists with weddings and shows while I build my own portfolio as an artist. Without CJMD, I don’t think I would have known where to start or who to contact and be who I want to be as an individual.
“I could not recommend Cameron Jane Makeup Design enough. From the very start and my first interview with Cam, she gave me a sense of direction and gave me guidance with what course would best suit me.
Coming from a rural town into the city I was nervous and anxious, but looking back I wouldn’t have had it any other way, words can’t describe what an amazing experience I had at Cameron Jane!
You create such amazing friendships with other students, ones that will last a lifetime!
The trainers are so incredible, they bring amazing energy to class and are very approachable and helpful, they take the time to make sure you perfect and understand every little aspect of each subject.
You receive that one on one help and guidance that truly helped me grow as a student and gave me that extra bit of belief that I had potential!
The Cameron Jane family if definitely one that I won’t forget and that I’m super proud that I’m apart of the CJ family.”
“Just completed my studies at CJMD and I am so happy that I chose to do my studies here, had different trainers with years and years of experience which gave us the opportunity to learn so many different techniques. I felt like I had made my own little family at Cameron Jane and i will be forever grateful.”
My name is Jasmine Abdallaoui and I graduated from Cameron Jane Makeup Design in Feb 2015 for the CUF40407 Certificate IV in Makeup.
My experience at CJMD was nothing but positive. It was the foundation that has given me the confidence and valuable skill set to become a successful makeup artist. Cameron made an extra effort with each student to identify their need to develop them for a challenging industry.
Cameron Jane Makeup Design offers multiple trainers that are experienced artists and experts in the industry. The tutors were experience, encouraging and always supportive but also pushed and motivated me to find myself as an artist.
CJMD provides a professional photoshoot at the end of our course to start our portfolio. This creates a professional starting point for your portfolio which then you can build on.
CJMD provides regular work experience opportunities working with professionals in the industry. This was a huge factor in my development as an artist as it gave me the industry experience and contacts to work in the industry.
Half way through my Cert IV I started working at Mecca Cosmetics and without CJMD retail cosmetics subjects in my course I would not have had the knowledge or experience to apply for a job. I worked at Mecca Cosmetica for over two years and left as one of their lead artists and part of the events team.
After graduating I have gone on to starting my career in the freelance world. With regular editorial clients such as Women’s Weekly Magazine, Weight Watchers Magazine, Campaigns for designers KITX and Blessed Are the Meek, working alongside International Artists from NARS and assisting at NYFW 2016.
As a Cameron Jane graduate and a qualified makeup artist and hair stylist I aim to be the best artist I can be and push myself towards new and exciting things in the future. My goal is to grow my freelance business and to form a strong client basis as well as working and assisting on jobs with more advanced makeup artists in order to gain knowledge and strive for excellence in the industry. I don’t believe in limiting myself in this industry and will take on as many opportunities in as many different areas as possible to further my skills and training. Since graduating from Cameron Jane Makeup Design I have been assisting with well known artists Miriam Van Cooten and Martin Bray, who are also trainers at the college. Without the opportunities that Cameron Jane provides I would not have the opportunities within the industry that I have today. I have just been employed onto the Sephora Team at the Pitt St Mall store and am excited to start my journey with them and gain more knowledge of products and application as well as dealing with many customers each day.
CJMD provided a high quality education and many opportunities within the industry while studying. Each trainer brought a diverse set of skills in their specified field to help us gain as much knowledge as possible and build up our own skills and talents. They encouraged us to strive for greatness and gave us guidance in a positive and constructive way. Work experience opportunities were always exciting and different and gave us the chance to display our newly learnt skills and talents outside of the classroom environment and give us a small taste of what being a makeup artist is all about.
“Amazing school, I was trained with an amazing group of girls and trained by the best teachers in the business!
I would do it all over again – 10/5 stars if I could!”
“I studied at Cameron jane and absolutely loved it!! I now use the students for work experience as I know Cameron never leaves a leaf unturned when it comes to make up!!”
“I studied at Cameron Jane academy back in 2009. My mentors and Cameron became part of my extended family to this day. Highly recommend any future makeup artists to study there!!!”
“Did the personal use makeup course, learnt so many great techniques and personal advice.”
“I couldn’t ask for a better learning environment, trainers, mentors and support system. I will forever be grateful for my time at Cameron Jane.”
“I studied at my Certificate 4 at Cameron Jane Make-Up Design and was so glad I did! Cameron is such an amazing teacher, so passionate and caring. I instantly felt that becoming a working make up artist was achievable. She not only provides truly talented trainers who are a top of their careers but the irreplaceable opportunity to experience the industry through incredible work placements. These work experiences provide contacts and further networking opportunities. Throughout my learning experience, I always felt supported and encouraged by Cameron and am very grateful to both her and her team. I am sure I would never be where I am today without the dedication and professionalism shown by Cameron. She is an amazing educator and great mentor and I am so happy that I was able to learn from her.”
Hope everything’s well in your world!
I just wanted to shoot through a quick thank you for absolutely everything. I really appreciate all the opportunists CJMD gave me and couldn’t be happier with everything I learnt through through the college.
Things are slowly taking off with more and more weddings being booked. I got booked for my first destination wedding in Hamilton Island coming up early December! Very excited.
It’s funny how things have turned out, bridal was the one thing I was quite skeptical about and wasn’t too keen on, now it’s all I really want to do!”
I just wanted to shoot you a quick thank you for all that you taught me as I’ve been a bit reflective heading into what I feel is the next step in my make-up life. Your frank feedback, good instructors and work experience helped me with the skills that have helped me to transition into a film career.
Last week I was booked as the Key Make-up Assistant for the feature film The 9th Life of Louis Drax for the duration of its production. I’m super excited because two of the main actors are Aaron Paul and Jamie Dornan.
I also just finished up on a series for the CBC, day-called for a show that will air on the Sci-fi network and have worked in a webseries that was nominated for an award.
I just wanted to let you know how much I value your place in my evolution!
“Cameron doesn’t just lend her name to a teaching facility, she takes an active day to day involvement and personal commitment toward creating a rich learning environment with great facilities. She has sourced some of the most talented and passionate Artists, who share their knowledge with the students and nurture them within an otherwise competitive industry. The facilities at the College are excellent, as are the opportunities for work experience, networking and career advancement beyond the course”
“Cameron gives out 110% to ensure student succeed in the make up industry with great success by exposing them to variety type of work experience, industry networking, high teaching standard and professional make up artists. Students working in the industry as a professional make up artist after they completed the course in no time because of her endless effort. … You Rock Cameron!!!
“When I attended the open day the first thing I noticed about Cameron was her passion and enthusiasm. She loves what she does! She is committed to ensuring you have every opportunity to succeed. This is shown through everything including the amazing trainers offered, our hand chosen kits and the industry work experience that is sourced and offered to us. There can be no better place to train as a make-up artist!
Thanks Cam!”Chloe T
“Since starting this course, I have noticed a positive change in myself. It has brought so many exciting options and career paths for me to discover, and I have met some really great people. The trainers are fantastic and a real inspiration
“My experience with Cameron- Jane make-up Academy has exceeded all my expectations of the necessary training and support needed for me to build a career. This course has allowed me to increase my skills and knowledge to above industry standard. The course delivers a very wide and diverse range of subjects and industry experts that has allowed me to broaden my understanding of the industry, increasing my confidence. Preparing me for my successful career.”
“Since starting my studies at CJMD I’ve been impressed by the effort staff make to get you experience in the industry. They make sure promises made to you at course commencement are delivered.”
“Cameron provides her students with the best. Through work experience, students are exposed to industry standards, and they have the opportunity to learn from different people in various fields of the industry,build their own confidence and gain the experience needed to become a good makeup artist. The trainers are very talented and well known make up artists working in the industry. They not only provide students with the knowledge needed to make it as a makeup artist, but also inspire student and help them to achieve the best they can and realise their own potential. CJMD has been a fantastic experience. I’d like to thank Cameron and all the trainers and staff for teaching us the skills needed to become a makeup artist and allowing us to assist them, and also helping many of us get jobs in the industry.
Thank you a for a fun and exciting year and for all your support”