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Our People: Jordan Jensen

Jordan is a professional makeup artist and our Makeup Artistry (Level 4) tutor. Coming all the way from Canada with years of beauty, makeup and film experience, we are lucky to have Jordan on our tutoring team.

Jordan always had a passion for makeup, so when her mum suggested she turned it into a career, Jordan enrolled in a makeup course and “never looked back.” Interestingly, like many, Jordan didn’t realise she could make a career in this industry, but it’s taken her down a multitude of pathways and all the way here to New Zealand!

After graduating makeup school in Canada, Jordan headed to the United States where she studied Advanced SFX at Joe Blasco School in Los Angeles. In LA, she worked on pilots and short films for the University of Southern California whilst also interning at Sticks & Stones FX Studio. In the time since, Jordan headed back to Canada where she worked at Sephora, was a brand rep for Urban Decay and did some work as a lash technician. Jordan made the move to NZ in 2018, as her partner lived in Auckland.

Jordan’s day-to-day duties can vary, depending on the modules classes are doing or external events they’re working on. Our Level 3 and Level 4 students are often busy with different opportunities, such as NZFW, music videos or theatre productions, so Jordan’s role involves developing students’ skills and coordinating the event. In the Makeup Artistry programme, students also learn beautician skills, such as lash and brow grooming which Jordan leads.

“Once students get the makeup fundamentals, it’s great to see the fun they have and where they take it.”