BEK HARVEY, MAKEUP ARTIST 

FIELD: FILM, COMMERCIAL, EDITORIAL ZODIAC: CANCER


A. | How do you define yourself? 

I am a hard worker and I am passionate about things in the community. I want to touch and see and express and feel everything. I want to always learn and to be better at what I am doing as a creative person. 

A. | What is your work routine? What does your job entail? 

I work in film, theatre, special effects, motion picture and recently editorial. If it’s an early project I’ll sometimes get up around 4:30am or 5:00am in the morning to prepare myself and gather my things before getting myself where I need to be. On set I am usually laying out my tools and getting ready for the shoot. Then we shoot, often really long days.

A. | What do you do outside our your work routine? 

I love spending time with my husband, I’ve only had about 15 days off since spring from work so for me finding time has been very difficult. When I do have the time, I like to make dinner with my husband or play board games.

A. | How did you become interested in your field?

I always knew that I wanted to be involved in the arts in some way. I grew up with my father who was an animator and throughout my life I have had a lot of people that were very inspirational and artistic and who took their careers above and beyond. My sister’s friend was a big influence on my life because I really loved her and she always wanted to try new things and draw her own fashion designs and I wanted to draw my own fashion designs like her, and I still have them! 

A. | What would you like to see more of in Seattle's fashion Industry?

I would like to see more people be less casual and I’m talking about every sense of the matter not just fashion, people’s effort only goes to a certain level and it could go further. There is the rumor that a lot of Seattleites are not very friendly with eachother and that they are “comfortable,” we could change it.  A lot of my friends have aspirations but when I talk to them 5 years later they are in the same place. I love being comfortable but I would like to see more people go for their aspirations. 

A. | What are the biggest challenges you overcome?

My biggest challenge is myself. I have a lot of insecurities in my craft so day to day I have to sit there and tell myself that you are your own worst enemy and reminding myself of that it makes me push harder for what I really want and by pushing harder it makes me jump out on a ledge. When I am most inspired is seeing that really challenge that people have gone through to get to where they are. There is going to always be a time issue and if you are do what you can do in that time, don’t try to push your time.

A. | Where do you feel at home? 

When I am with my husband.

A. | What's your vision for the future of your work? 

I don’t want to give it away! I am inspired to focus on a little different of a direction in my career…we’ll see where it goes!

A. | What makes a good team?

Communicate and finding solutions, there is always one.

A. | What do you think are the most important traits in your industry?

Feeling like you created something that you are proud of and want to share. A lot artists keep to themselves while they working and when they finally reveal, it is like a flower blooming.

A. | What would you recommend to yourself 10 years ago?

I would say, "you would not believe where you will be in 10 years…"