My name is Travis Pates. I am a highly trained and passionate, Make-Up and Special Make-Up Effects Artist based in Los Angeles, California. Originally from a small town named Middleberg, Fl. I took a chance and headed to California at a very early age to pursue a career in Theatre and the Arts.The colorful world of Glam, Goth and Punk helped to twist my vision of what I perceived as beauty. Being involved in those colorful scenes  helped me along my path to becoming a Make-Up  Artist. I attended  the Joe Blasco Make-Up Training facility in Los Angeles and fell in love with the craft. Eventually I apprenticed Mr. Joe Blasco and became an International Educator for the Joe Blasco Make-Up Centers and for the Joe Blasco Cosmetic Line. I have been a member of the Local 706 Make-Up and Hair Guild, I.A.T.S.E. since 2001. My love for 100% correction, highlight and shadow, texture, body painting  and the Avant  Garde has helped me to create a distinctive style that can be seen on the runway, in many music videos, on live stage, editorials, art exhibits, television and film. My work is distinctive and executed with an elegant detail. I destroy conventional beauty with color, texture, and create the dark, the twisted, the hysteric in Glamor!!!!