Many graduates of the school have gone on to do acclaimed work at the highest levels. Zena Shtysel has won multiple primetime Emmy awards and been nominated even more times for her work as key makeup artist on Dancing With the Stars. Michelle Bankson has done key hair and makeup for countless top musical acts including P.Diddy, Coldplay, and David Guetta.
Sculptor and painter Casey Love has created beautiful concept art and effects work for over twenty feature films (including Men In Black 3, AVPR: Alien vs. Predator Requiem and Priest) and is a sought-after designer of horror-themed art and memorabilia selling his original pieces for thousands of dollars. Even recent graduates have found work on major blockbusters like Iron Man 3, Inception and, The Lone Ranger.
Robert Lindsay, Rob Seal, Gage Hubbard and Wayne Anderson and more have charmed television audiences as contestants on SyFy Network’s Face Off makeup competition. Other grads occupy top academic positions at other major makeup schools. These are just a few examples; even graduates from CMS’s most recent classes are already starting their careers in major effects shops like KNB Efx, Amalgamated Dynamics, Makeup Effects Lab and Legacy Effects.