Conor McCullagh has been creating creatures and characters for film and television for 30 years. He spent the first 15 years of his career as a freelance sculptor and makeup effects artist in Los Angeles, where he worked on productions such as Casper, Mars Attacks, Seed of Chucky, & Freddy VS Jason. After relocating to the East coast, Conor maintained his contacts in L.A., Vancouver, and New York, where he still works, on a project to project basis, to this day. In 2011, Conor McCullagh became the first champion of the international televised series, Face Off. A competition that pits makeup artists against each other in a wide range of challenges. From there, Conor developed a working relationship with Face Off judge, and 2 time Oscar winner, Ve Niell. Ve invited him to work on The Hunger Games, as well as Mockingjay 1 & 2, earning him guild awards for both films. Since then, Conor served as makeup effects key on season 1 of Constantine, dept headed makeup effects for 2 seasons on Outcast, and was 2nd unit key on Avengers, End Game under John Blake and Douglas Noe.
In 2018 Conor began construction on his new studio, based near Atlanta, Georgia. Conor McCullagh Designs is now open for business!
What I Can Do For You
Everything I Offer
Whether it's prosthetics, ball caps, airbrush, or beauty and corrective, I offer my services in every aspect of makeup and makeup effects.
Disguising and creating realistic tattoos has become a staple in our business. With more than 20 years of Photoshop experience, I can design and manufacture temporary tattoos of any variety, including bruises and scrapes.
Designing prosthetic makeup has been the foundation of my career since the beginning. From life cast to finished application, the ability to change the physical dimensions of someone's appearance is my passion.
"We get to do what we love, and that's the most important thing. I feel very thankful, every day that I get to wake up and do what I do because it's a childhood dream. I get to live my job, and it's more than I could ever ask for.
Howard Berger (Makeup artist/ owner KNB EFX Group)
Practical effects are still the only way to go. Having the effect in front of the camera gives everyone the best of all worlds. You see what the audience will see. CGI is sometimes a necessity, but nothing can take the place of the tactile experience of practical effects.