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Claire Gonella

* Specialties:Makeup Artists
Country:United States
State / Province:California
City:Los Angeles
Zip/Postal Code:90068
Artist Contract:Non-Union
Contact Person:Claire Gonella
Work Phone:323 834 3804


Freelance professional, reliable and experienced artist . Los Angeles based, and working worldwide.

Clients : Hyundai, MTV, Applebee’s, 99cts Stores, Glaad, Discovery Networks, Amsterdam Open Air, Ted Baker, Opentext, Noyah Cosmetics…



Karine Lima, Winsor Harmon, Booba, Sean Hayes, Nina Menkes, Nina Bergman, Pierre Abena, Eugenia Kuzmina, Fred Falke, Caitlin O’Connor, Olivia Manke, Eva Crone, Alexandra Burch, Cassidy Schiltz…



Hyundai, MTV Networks, Applebee’s, 99cts Stores, Ted Baker London, Glaad, Discovery Networks, Honda & Nissan, Amsterdam Open Air, VIP.com, So Shape Paris, Wantable, US Direct, Opentext, Noyah Cosmetics…



MTV Snow Globe 2018
“Wartime Crime” documentary series by Symettrica Entertainment for Discovery Networks
Automotive Advertising Agency for Honda & Nissan of Fresno Commercials 2018/2019



Wantable promo videos 2018/2019

SoShape Paris digital campaign 2018/2019

Applebee’s & Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation campaign with Tane Digital Video

99cts Stores Easter 2018 social media campaign

Hyundai Sonata 2018 campaign for Geared Content Studios

US Direct Commercial by Aureate Films

Time Capsule Campaign of the video game “We Happy Few”

GLAAD L.A. campaign spot “Together #we” with the actor Sean Hayes

PSA Campaign « How High » for Ventura County by Jam Stories Productions

“Better Help : A Fight Against Anxiety” for NCC Productions

“Regrow Product Campaign” , “Sterka campaign” for Livingstone Films



Opentext Enterprise World Conference 2017 in Toronto (Makeup for interviews) for Guy Bauer Productions
Political commercials for centaur North Strategies …



IMDB : https://www.imdb.com/name/nm8700627/?ref_=nv_sr_1


Feature films:

  • WHAT SHE SAID (pre-production) Key Makeup Artist – Director : Amy Northup / What She Said LLC

  • SAROGETO Makeup Head Department – Director : Nico Santucci / Black Door Production

  • CHASING SUNSHINE Key Makeup Artist – Director : Darren Coyle / Syncretic Entertainment / Pine Lane Prods

  • BODY PARTS Key Makeup Artist – Director : Kristy Guevara-Flanagan / UCLA

  • Short films

  • A BRIDE AND A GROOM Key Makeup / Hair – Director : Christian Cerezo / The Only People, LLC

  • COPS OR ROBBERS Key Makeup / Hair – Director : John Martin Jr / No Label Prods

  • TRIAL RUN Key Makeup / Hair – Director : Madeline Roswat / Madeline Roswat Films

  • JACOB’S KISS Key Makeup / Hair – Director : Michael Figari / Green Dude Pictures

  • GOD & SALSA Key Makeup – Director : Jess Thomas / God & Salsa, LLC

  • ENDLESS VIDEO Key Makeup / Hair – Director : Gwendolyn Infusio / UCLA

  • OUTSPOKEN Key Makeup – Director : Matthew Ward

  • ALLEGRA’S AUTOBODY Key Makeup / Hair / Special Effects – Director : Cecilia Albertini / UCLA

  • A MOTHER’S WILL Key Makeup / Hair / Special Effects – Director : Erwin Lopes / Fortes Lopez Films

  • REINVENTION IN THE BEGINNING Key Makeup / SFX – Director : Kim Stover

  • CHIRPING Makeup Artist / Hair – Director : Matt McKinney

  • SYMPTOMS Makeup Artist / Hair – Director : Courtney Gaines / DigiFilms

  • REFUSE Makeup Artist / Hair – Director : Dhruti Patel

  • FLAWED (pilot) Key Makeup / SFX – Director : Allye Spencer



WARTIME CRIME (TV – 3 episodes) Makeup Artist / Hair – Director : Various / Discovery Networks – AHC

  • “Friday” by Booba Key Makeup, Face and Body painting and artistic makeup – Director : Chris Macari

  • “Mujje” by Nsimbi Key Makeup, Face and Body painting – Director : Justine Rackzkiewicz

  • “Ascension” Sangeeta Kaur Key Makeup and Hair – Director Fabien Martorell / (An Official Selection of the Portobello Film Festival 2018)

  • “Come Back to Me” Molly Kruse Key Hair and Makeup

  • “Get Down” by Kincaid Ames Key Makeup

  • “Conquer” by CJ Driger Key Makeup and Special Effects – Director Matthew Ward

  • “Higher Functions” Deronda Key Makeup and Special Effects – Director Carla M.

  • “This Thing” Aaron Skyy Body Painter – Director Cosmos Kiindarius

  • “Black and Blue” Carly and The Universe Makeup for all the actresses – Directed by Carla M.




Brand Ambassador for natural cosmetics brand NOYAH during the Natural Products Expo West – March 2018 / “Say her Name : An Evening of Arts and Action” by the African American Policy Forum 2017 / Writers of the Future 2016 ; CTRL Collective Halloween Party 2016 / Makeup on Nina Menkes for her cinematic talk “Sex and Power : The Visual Language of Oppression” during the 2018 AFI International Film Festival.



Editorials for publications in AFM Magazine, Ellement Magazine, Bello Magazine, Amilcar Magazine and Luxury Guide…

Amsterdam Open Air Festival Fashion Collection 2018 ; Chinese brand VIP.com 919 Autumn Show for London Fashion Week ; 2nd Trade Fair Show DTLA 2016 ; Make A Wish America X BCBG Max Azria 2016 ; Steve Ellé Spring Collection 2017 ; Collaboration Kashonna X Tobi ; Preview Models June 2017 @ Boulevard 3 ; Unincorporated Fashion Show 2018 …



Next Models L.A. / Wilhelmina Models / L.A. Models / BMG Models / Willow Models L.A.

Education & Training:

2016 Artistry of Makeup Diploma
EI School – Los Angeles

2009 MBA Travel Management
ESCAET – Aix en Provence (France)

2006 Bachelor's Degree in Languages
University of Strasbourg (France)

2003 High School Diploma in Arts
ESAAT – Roubaix (France)

Skills | Talents:

HD Makeup / Airbrushing / Color Theory /
Multi-cultural Makeup / Character Design /
Period Makeup / Eyelash application /
Basic Hair stylism / Updated knowledges /
Continuity understanding / Script analysis /
Knowledges of Health and Safety issues /
Pro-active / efficient and ability to multitask

Awards | Prizes:

From EI School of Professional Makeup
- Outstanding Makeup Artist
- Outstanding Student

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