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Shannon O'Brien: Managing Personalities

Presenting Coffee Talk: a weekly roundtable led by the city's best doers curated by Presence Agency.

Every Wednesday at 1pm we'll be sipping Stumptown Coffee in the lobby while we chat with some of our favorite people in town about what they're doing.

Our next installment features Makeup Artist Shannon O’Brien. Shannon will be with us discussing how to manage personalities.

Shannon O'Brien is a Chicago-based make-up artist specializing in print, television, bridal, and runway make-up.  Shannon got her start 11 years ago with M.A.C. Cosmetics but her passion for makeup and aritstry goes back to her teens.  Working in such a competitive industry helped her to perfect her artistry skill.   She quickly learned the value of  building meaningful relationships with clients and co-workers alike.

Now, as a freelance make-up artist, Shannon uses those skills to not only deliver impeccable make-up looks for her clients, but develop a rapport with each person she works with.  Shannon is extremely passionate about her clients.  This is especially evident in her high demand in the wedding field.

Shannon's work has been featured in CS, Refinery29, national ad campaigns, as well as The Rosie Show, Around the Horn, and Pardon the Interupption.  From weddings to photo-shoots, Shannon will undoubtedly go above and beyond.