From a young age it was evident that Joseph would pursue a creative career. While studying modern dance and visual arts, his two worlds collided when fellow dancers began approaching him to do their make-up. As time passed, his make-ups became more elaborate in design and he became interested in special effects. He began self-teaching in special effects while maintaining interest in and practicing beauty make-up.
When it came time to decide on a career path, Joseph came to the realization that the skills he had learned while practicing visual arts would translate directly to make-up design and application. It was only the medium that would change. The canvas would no longer be static. It would be dynamic; a canvas that was living, breathing and moving.
In August 2012, Joseph enrolled at Complections College of Make-up Art and Design where he studied both beauty and special effects. Since graduating, Joseph has begun offering his services in red carpet and editorial make-up for personal clientele in Toronto and has also begun to work on various film sets creating special effects.
Whether enhancing the natural beauty of a client or transforming them into a grotesque creature, Joseph has not only the skills and experience, but also the passion and drive to create.