Meet the team

Meet our team

Each and every one of our employees represent the spirit of our company: driven, committed, and a little bit bonkers.

Meet the awesome team who makes everything we do possible.

 

 

Nathalie Farmer CEO of The Face Painting Shop & Editor of Dupe Magazine - Head Honcho

How long have you worked at The Face Painting shop

That’s easy -Since day one

 

What’s your background? i.e. qualifications, past experience

Media Makeup, Beauty, Face Painter, Body Painter. when I left school  I was a nail technician - I actually left school with no GCSE qualifications.

 

What does your day-to-day job involve?

Everything from opening the shop, ordering stock,  packing orders, emails, social media, website duties, training, taking the rubbish out and unblocking the loo! There’s not much that I don’t do.

 

What’s your favourite part of the job?

Coming up with the greatest ideas, and knowing that our customers are happy, oh and teaching.

 

What social media platform could you not live without?

Instagram, Facebook, Twitter (My new Fav), YouTube, Pintrest - all of them really

 

What are you interests outside of work?

Shopping and taking my son clay shooting, and Scuba Diving.

 

Who would play you in a film about your life?

100% Del Boy

 

What’s your guilty pleasure?

Food – mainly chocolate, crisps, peanuts, Starbucks coffee, shoes, and clothes oh and handbags - Blimey I have quite a few quilty pleasures!

 

If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?

Business Minded - I am always on a work vibe, Honest - sometimes too honest for my own good, Loyal - Full stop :-)

 

We’re off to the pub – what’s your order?

Brandy and Coke, Cider, Pernod and Lemonade – not all at once or in the same glass

 

What did you do growing up that got you in trouble?

I was always in trouble – it came naturally

 

When was the last time you had an amazing meal?

Every Friday is chips and curry sauce day at the shop, nothing beats chips and curry sauce oh and a buttered roll, I am quite partial to peanut butter on toast too (yes this is my idea of an amazing meal), I also love the big Tasty burger from Macdonals

 

 

 

Yvonne Farmer - Shipping Manager and Accounts (Yvonne Likes to hibernate in her office so you wont see her much)

 

How long have you worked at The Face Painting shop

Since day one

 

What’s your background? i.e. qualifications, past experience

Absolutely nothing to do with face painting, mainly sales

 

What does your day-to-day job involve?

Picking and packing the orders, shipping them all over the world and keeping the accounts

 

What’s your favourite part of the job?

Getting things right – keeping the customers happy!

 

What social media platform could you not live without?

Facebook - I cant get my head around Twitter

 

What are you interests outside of work?

Horses – Carriage driving, I spend 99% of my time outside of work with my horse - Baz

 

Who would play you in a film about your life?

Granville

 

What’s your guilty pleasure?

Carte Dor Ice Cream

 

If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?

Patient, Shy and horsey (thats more of I love my horse than I look like one)

 

We’re off to the pub – what’s your order?

Peach Cidra

 

When you have 30 minutes free time what do you do?

Sleep

 

What was the first thing you brought with your own money?

Clothes

 

What’s the best part of waking up?

Knowing I’m still alive LOL

 

 

 

 

 

 

Simon - Website Management and development (If you ever have problems with the website its this guys fault )

 

How long have you worked at The Face Painting shop


Too long? Since beginning(ish) about 5 years?

What’s your background? i.e. qualifications, past experience


IT, Web design / development and part time crime fighter,

What does your day-to-day job involve?


Creating the internet, one line of code at a time!,


What’s your favourite part of the job?


Getting to work with The Face Painting Shop of course!

What social media platform could you not live without?


MySpace? (is that still a thing) maybe Facebook, it’s not so fun when you work with it

What are you interests outside of work?


Koala's ninjas and Jagermiester.. not always in the order

Who would play you in a film about your life?


James Corden? would probably fit the role and costume best and he has already done the rehearsal as "Smiffy"

What’s your guilty pleasure?


Watching documentary's on almost any subject, in fact the more obscure the better


 If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?


JUST PLAIN AWESOME

We’re off to the pub – what’s your order?


Double vodka and coke + Jager shots (not bombs) for all

 

At what age did you become an adult?


I am still practicing, not sure I can afford the full membership fees or level of commitment

 

What was the last movie, TV show or book that made you cry or tear up?


I'm too tough and manly for that sort of thing! and  no .. I don't want to watch Marley & me (AGAIN)


What was one of the best parties you’ve ever been to?

I am not sure I can allow the sort of detail on the internet (apparently anyone can read this stuff)

 

 

 

 

Anna Lingis - Editor of Dupe Magazine, Graphic Designer and Instructor (The worlds biggest skull freak)

How long have you worked at The Face Painting shop?

Too long lol just kidding ha ha - It's been about 2.5  years

 

What’s your background? i.e. qualifications, past experience

I am a self taught face/body painter and makeup artist for almost 3 years, And CEO to a magazine for a year. -  DUPE MAGAINE

Before that I worked in finance (don't ask) but I have always had a love for the arts and have been doodling since I can remember. 

 

 What does your day-to-day job involve?

I am a freelance artist so my day to day is so random, I could be making up a bride one day, Facepainting at a kids party the next or on a Photo shoot the other! I love the spontaneity of it all.


What’s your favourite part of the job?

To be honest,  it doesn't feel like a job, that's the best part about it. I get to play with makeup and Facepaint and  have fun and Network and meeting so many amazing people, doesn't feel like work.

What social media platform could you not live without?

I guess Instagram if I had to pick, although at times I wish I could just disable them all and have a day off from it all 

 

What are you interests outside of work?

Eating! More eating ha ha I used to love dancing, and travelling however all that's been put on hold since I stared freelancing!!! Time to make more time! 

 

Who would play you in a film about your life?

Oh wow this is hard! I may need to come back to this one lol

 

If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?

Loyal, fun, weird 

 

We’re off to the pub – what’s your order?

Double vodka and lemonade! And a bowl of chips



What was one of the best parties you’ve ever been to?

Fancy dress party, animal themed.... Don't remember a thing and woke up on the floor where I stayed for almost 2 days


The best part of waking up is?

Being able to check Instagram lol - Being able to do a job I love with people I adore and admire

 

At what age did you become an adult?

I would say 35 was when things changed for me, I won't depress you with details 

 

What was the last experience that made you a stronger person?

Supporting my husband through his cancer diagnosis - (He is doing really well by the way, 3 years am until he gets the all clear) 

 

 

Rachel Jardine - YouTube Producer and Product Reviewer for Dupe Magazine (Crazy Geordie)

How long have you worked at The Face Painting shop?

I joined the team in March 2016, having already worked on the first issues of Dupe Magazine as the reviews columnist!.



What’s your background?

I’m fully qualified as a mother of 2 crazy children/possible aliens, whose imaginations fuel my inspiration engines! My face painting is mostly self taught, with a smattering of online video tutorials, of which I now produce.


What does your day-to-day job involve?

I get to use ALL kinds of colourful products to produce our unique, short video tutorials! First I plan out a design I’m going to paint, then I film the whole process. Afterwards, I take it to my professional editing software on the computer and apply a little magic! The editing process can take several hours including upload times, all for a length of around 2mins max for the greatest convenience of our viewers.Then I have the fun task of cleaning my boards, brushes and paints, ready for the next one! In order to make sure the tutorials are seen by as many people as possible, I will later share the link across social media.



What’s your favourite part of the job?

Being chased around by glitter constantly afterwards



What social media platform could you not live without?

Facebook



What are your interests outside of work?

I am a singing, Garden Gnome enthusiast who enjoys flying on the back of dragons when I get a minute to spare.


What’s your guilty pleasure?

Guilty? As if.....



If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?

Crazy Creative Unicorn

 

We’re off to the pub – what’s your order?

Broon Ale of course! Wey Aye Man!!

 

What would you name the autobiography of your life?

Shy Bairns Get Nowt (A Geordie Girls Plan for World Domination)

 

What songs are included on the soundtrack to your life?

Avalanche - Frontier Psychiatrist, Arctic Monkeys - Fluorescent Adolescent and Pink Floyd - Time



What’s the best/worst gift you’ve ever given/received?

Ha! The best AND worst gift I’ve ever received was from my Son one Christmas. He bought me a photo frame with the name ‘Matthew on it from his school fair!! It’s the thought that counts lol…I suppose I will have to get a Garden Gnome named Matthew next and put his photo in it!


 What was the first thing you bought with your own money?

A pair of PINK Converse with Silver inners. I wore them until they were threadbare - loved them!


When was the last time you were nervous?                         

Every time I do a live broadcast! Shhh though! That’s a secret

 

At what age did you become an adult?

Adult? I’ve heard of those..


The best part of waking up is?

Hitting the snooze button of course!! Can you tell I’m not a morning person?

 

 

 

 

Nicky Gardner - Order Processing / ( Chief Smiler :-))

How long have you worked at The Face Painting shop?

6 months


 What’s your background? i.e. qualifications, past experience

Business to business and technology public relations and a face painter of course

What does your day-to-day job involve?

Mainly packing, stacking, cleaning, painting... drinking 

what’s your favourite part of the job

More, new, shiny paints, glitters, FX products, makeup and brushes! 

What social media platform could you not live without?

Facebook

 What are you interests outside of work?

Ceramics, gardening, my girls

Who would play you in a film about your life?

Charlize Theron - at least she may get the crazy accent right

What’s your guilty pleasure?

Judge Judy

 If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?
Talkative, colourful, bonkers 

We’re off to the pub – what’s your order?

G&T
What was the last movie, TV show or book that made you cry or tear up? 

I don't get emotional at movies, more likely to have a laughing fit at the most inappropriate places, but Watership Down gets me every time. 

Is a picture worth a thousand words?

Yeah, describing an awesome face or body paint would be completely pointless.

At what age did you become an adult?

Still waiting


What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done? 

Parachute jump (the 4th one). It took a few goes for my brain to realise that I really did not want to throw myself out of an aeroplane.