My name is Marjan Boukes, I’m a theatrical creator based in Berlin.

After graduating as an allround make up artist in 2014, I started my career as an independent artist. Since then I’ve been working as a make up artist for various photographers, theatre companies and productions for film and other media.

Wanting to extend my artistry I decided to study theatre design at the HKU. This is where I further explored my interests and developed new skills. I graduated in 2019 with honours and was nominated for the Harry Wich stipendium for scenography. 

My work is a result of different disciplines. Whether it is on my own or in a team, I’m not afraid to go outside of my comfort zone. I’m inspired by the movement of the human body. The female form, mind and her position in society is reflected in my work. 

Others have described my designs as ‘stylized’, ‘distorted’, and ‘with a dark edge’. 

My collection of costumes, stage designs and make up / hair designs is very diverse yet distinguishable and I look forward to expand my resumé in the future. 

Nominee Harry Wich stipendium for scenography, 2019

Contestant  Battle of the brushes IMATS London, Beauty & Fantasy category, 2015



2015 - 2019 Theatre Design HKU

2011 - 2014 Allround make up artist ROCvA

2008 - 2011 Hairtylist Horizon College


2015 Make-up: Mastered    with Val Garland.

2015 Full Character Course By Bruce Spaulding Fuller

2014 - 2015 Basic course Fine art  HKU


- Setdesign - short film

Art direction 

'The Stronger' - Monstress mess

- Stage - Opera theatre

Design and execution

'Carmen' Opera Spanga

- Stage & Costume - Opera theatre

Design and execution

'Madam Scrooge' - Opera Spanga


- Stage- Opera theatre film

   Design and execution  

  ‘The Other’  - Opera Spanga

- Hair & Make up - Theatre

   Baldcap and wig

  ‘De vrouw die de honden te eten gaf’  - Het zuidelijk Toneel

- Stage, costume, Hair & Make up - Theatre

   Design and execution

   ‘Er was eens' 


- Costume - Opera theatre 

   Design and excecution  

  ‘Pagliacci’ Opera Spanga

- Hair & Make up - Music video  

  Music video 

  ‘Back’ Klaki

- Graphic - Artwork

   Artwork single covers

   ‘Beachhouse’, ‘Kids’, ‘Poolside’. Tessel

- Hair & Make up - Theatre visuals, film

   Baldcap and facepaint

  ‘The HM concert’ Permanent destruction


- Hair & Make up - Film

  Intern, period film. 

  ‘Atlantic Crossing’ Bjørg Serup, Cinenord & Beta Film

- Costume - Theatre

  Design and execution

  ‘Nachtdroom’ Theaterfabriek Gekko

- Costume  - Fashion brand 

  Intern, execution 'INDYANNA'

- Hair & Make up - Editorial 

  Bodypaint 'King kong magazine '

  Jan Hoek, Duran Lantink

Stage - Theatre

 Design and exectuion

‘Maxinaal uit contact’ Danique Kivit

Hair & Make up, Syling - Festival

Design and execution 'ADE, Reaktor, Is Burning' Warehouse Amsterdam


- Hair & Make up - Advertisement 

  Bodypaint, Mondrian

  'Museum Nacht' Jan Hoek, Duran Lantink

- Hair & Make up - Advertisement

  Facepaint  ‘Sweet sixteen’, ‘De knetter   gekke wereld achter het raam’,'Snowflake’

  Toneelmakerij, Jan Hoek

- Hair & Make up - Advertisement

  Hair & make up ‘Mysteryland’ 

- Hair & Make up - Festival

   Hair & make up Sensation white’

- Hair & Make up - Opera theatre

   Design and execution

  ‘La Traviata’ Opera Spanga

- Hair & Make up  - Film

  Assistant sfx

  ‘Killmode’ Get of the road film

- Hair & Make up, Styling - Festival

  Design & execution 'HYTE, Vice, Liquid   Kiddy' Warehouse Amsterdam

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