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27
02.2019
Blog / Features / Makeup

JCI Makeup Artistry: Meet The Directors

With years of experience in the world of beauty and special effects makeup for film and television, John Casablancas Institute has a handful of talented makeup artistry instructors. We had the honor and privilege to interview these two beautiful ladies who are the Director's of the JCI Makeup Artistry Program. Marie Zampini  Marie Zampini was born and raised in Richmond, B.C. and is a proud JCI graduate. With over three decades of experience under her belt as a professional makeup artist and hairdresser, Marie has worked on many memorable projects ...

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Maria Velasquez,
19
12.2018
Blog / Body Spa / Features

Born To Do This: Roselyn Zandberg, Body Spa Graduate & Owner of Blu Harbour Wellness

Born in Vancouver B.C., Roselyn Zandberg moved to the Okanagan at the age of five, where she grew up on a dairy farm with fifteen older siblings. Growing up on the farm allowed Roselyn to focus on animal health and wellness, where she developed a passion for the human body. She became intrigued to learn more about skin, health and advances esthetic therapies. "I have an athletic background as well, as I participated in Ballet for ten years of my life, from the age of fourteen to twenty-four."  Missing the city life, the mountains, and oceans, she mo...

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Maria Velasquez,
16
11.2018
Blog / Features / Makeup

Born To Do This: JCI MUA Graduate Gracen Marie Smith Takes IMATS Atlanta

Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Gracen Marie Smith knew she wanted a career in the makeup industry at the age of eleven. Inspired by John Casablancas Institute Makeup Artistry graduates Samantha Ravandahl and Leigh Dickson, Gracen wanted to perfect her makeup skills to become just as skilled of a makeup artist as these two Instagram influencers. And so she packed her bags and moved to Vancouver in October 2017. The blooming film industry was just one of the reasons Gracen decided to move, the other reason was due to the environmental aspects. She fel...

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Maria Velasquez,
14
11.2018
Blog / Features / Makeup

Born To Do This: Cassidy Alana Blackall-Krantz, JCI Makeup Artistry Graduate Working in the Film Industry

It's early morning on set of a new film and Cassidy Alana Blackall-Krantz thinks to herself, "This can't be real," as she fishes through her makeup kit to find that perfect contouring brush. To think that she could've been stuck in an office with loads of paperwork had she gone to Law school as originally planned. Now she is living her dream as a makeup artist and happier than ever. Born and raised in Maple Ridge, B.C., Cassidy has always stayed close to Vancouver. Her love for horror movies and special effects inspired her to get into the makeup i...

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Maria Velasquez,
18
10.2018
Blog / Fashion / Features

BORN TO DO THIS: Meet Carla Borges, JCI Fashion Grad & Artizia Workforce Planner

Born and raised in Brazil, Carla Dutra Borges moved to Vancouver a year ago to start a new life and career in the fashion industry— a major change from working as an industrial engineer back home. "When I was planning to move to Vancouver to study, I had two options: start a course related to my previous graduation and keep myself in the same field that I already had tons of experience in, or follow my dream to work in the fashion field." As you can guess, Carla decided to follow her passion and enroled in the Fashion Business & Creative Arts pr...

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Maria Velasquez,
28
09.2018
Blog / Features / Makeup

BORN TO DO THIS: JCI MAKEUP ARTISTRY GRADUATE KRISTA HANN

Born and raised in Newfoundland and Labrador, Krista Natasha Hann completed five years at post-secondary and studied at the Memorial University of Newfoundland as a Naval Architect. As much as she enjoyed the program, it didn't feel right. And so, Krista decided to follow her dreams of becoming a professional makeup artist and moved to Vancouver, B.C. "Moving here was terrifying at first, I never experienced half of the things I have experienced here, but I am so glad I made the move. I miss home but the opportunities here are endless and the people are...

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