Megan Chambers

A true polymath when it comes to creativity, Texas born artist Megan Chambers started experimenting with makeup at a very young age. With her family's support, she explored many mediums in an assortment of creative fields; such as painting, sewing, sculpting, and even carpentry. By the time she was in grade school Megan was fully immersed in anything creative.

After graduating from high school she pursued a bachelor's degree at the University of North Texas in Technical Theatre where she studied all aspects of backstage work; including scenic painting, costuming, prop fabrication, and of course makeup. It was while attending North Texas Megan met a graduate of the Tom Savini’s Special Make-Up Effects Program and decided to take her career one step further by pursuing knowledge in the world of special effects. Those she enjoyed every class, one of her favorites was the Fashion and Performance class where she incorporated her airbrush and body painting skills with her fabrication and costuming skills to create imaginative characters.

Megan has worked as a freelance artist since graduating, including projects with film and television, fabrication shops, and even a body paint and SFX makeup Instructor.  She has built a portfolio with a wide range of fantastical pieces and can't wait to continue adding to it.

Experience

2021 The Senior

Set Painter and Properties Fabricator/Assistant

Ft. Worth, Texas

 

2021 The Accursed

Properties Fabricator/Assistant 

Savannah, Georgia

 

2020-2021 Instructor

Airbrush and Body Paint and SFX Makeup 

The L Makeup Institute 

2019- Game Chasers

Vendor/ Art Production Assistant

Dallas, Texas

 

2019- In The Heights

Wig Master/ Run Crew

Pittsburgh Musical Theatre

 

2018- Imagine

Theatrical Makeup Designer

University of North Texas

2018- Fabulation

Theatrical Assistant Makeup Designer

University of North Texas

 

2015-19 Good Friday Reenactment

Special Effects Makeup Artist

First Baptist Church

Professional Skills

SFX and Cosmetic Makeup

Body Painting

Airbrush

Wig/Hair Styling

Scenic Painting

Costume Design/Construction

Prop Fabrication

Mold Making and Casting

Carpentry

Sculpting

Hair Ventilation, Laying, and Punching

Foam, Gelatin, and Silicone Prosthetic Applications

Microsoft Word and Powerpoint

Photoshop

Work Ethic 

Problem Solving

Organization

Time Management

Leadership

Collaboration 

Education

Tom Savini Special Make-up Effects Program

Specialized Business Associates Degree

2018-2019

Involvement:

IDEA Scholarship 

Student Spotlight Award 2018

Douglas Award 2019

Deans List 4 semesters

University of North Texas

Undergraduate Theatre Technical BA

2015-2018

Involvement:

Alpha Psi Omega Theatrical Fraternity

-Awarded “Best Pledge"

President's List for 4 semesters

Deans List 2 semesters

What They're Saying

"Assertive, go-getter who isn't afraid to learn and explore new things."

- Donna Marquet, Professor 

"Megan is always willing to volunteer her time in service of Theatre. She works very hard, she collaborates well, and she is always suggesting productive ideas that move us (Alpha Psi Omega) in a fun direction!"

- Ashley Haus, President of Alpha Psi Omega 

"Megan is the most eccentric and creative individual I know, and I am lucky to know her."

- Savannah Elayyach, Vice President of Alpha Psi Omega 

"Megan possesses strong leadership qualities. She is highly responsible, meets deadlines, and is highly collaborative."

- Amanda Breaz, Advisor 

"Megan is blessed with considerable humor, wit and self-confidence.  Megan pursues all endeavors with passion and enthusiasm. This young lady truly puts her heart into all she is involved in and motivates others by her hard work and dedication.  She is fun-loving, likable, enthusiastic, trustworthy, funny, and many people, including myself, enjoy being in her presence."

- Amanda Brandenburg, Theatre Director 

"Megan is a very hardworking, talented, confident, inquisitive, artistic, outgoing, and kind person."

- John McIntire, Shop Head 

"Megan is always in the Theatre Shop, she does her work all the time. "

- Mario Tooch, Technical Director 

"Megan is so dedicated to everything she does. I'm not sure how she does it all, but everything she does has so much of her energy put into it, it's incredible. "

- Kasi Flores, Fellow Designer