About the Artist:

2022 - Present:
Kat Pfender has moved to Athens, GA and is excited to be available to do makeup for TV commercials and video productions again. Her new local area includes from Athens, to Covington, to the east side of the metro Atlanta area (Gwinnett County), and anywhere in between. With travel expenses paid, she is still available to travel throughout the southeast including anywhere in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

April 1993 - March 2020:
Kat Pfender (previously known as Kat Flynt) was best known throughout her commercial / media makeup career in Atlanta, GA for her clean makeup applications that enhanced the natural beauty.  With more than 27 years experience and a clientele that spanned the eastern United States from Atlanta to New York, her body of work – which included television commercials, video productions, print advertising, catalogues, and fashion editorials – exemplified her ability to enhance the natural beauty of the face as well as creating flawless, modern looks specifically for each project or special occasion.  

Kat first got her start applying makeup for an Atlanta area studio's glamour shoots in 1993. From there she began receiving requests to do bridal makeup and entire wedding parties. In early 2002, after nine years of successfully proving her natural talent and self taught skills, she chose to continue her education and become a licensed Esthetician (Skin Care Specialist). Kat continued to pursue her education over the next few years during which time she also served on the freelance teams for Chanel, MAC and Bobbi Brown before moving on to the fashion and commercial advertising side of the industry.  Fall of 2003, Kat refocused her makeup career; turning more towards fashion editorials, print advertising and television commercials. For the next ten years her primary focus was makeup for print advertising, television commercials and video productions. Highly skilled at clean, fresh, modern makeup application (both traditional and airbrushed), she brought to every job an aptitude for organization, creativity, and a positive attitude.   

In 2006 Kat began mentoring new makeup artists and in 2010 chose once again to continue her education to become a Licensed Esthetic Instructor and enrolled in the Instructors Program at the Atlanta Institute of Aesthetics. She founded Atlanta Makeup Academy and was the lead instructor until she sold it in 2018. She then began filling in as a Substitute Instructor for the makeup chapter of the Esthetics program in several schools throughout the Atlanta area including The Elaine Sterling Institute, ISSN, The Esani Institute, The Atlanta Institute of Aesthetics, and more. Now, in Athens, GA she serves as an Industry Professional Guest Speaker in the Cosmetology programs at Athens Tech, Lanier Tech, and the Athens Campus of Georgia Institute of Cosmetology as well as offering one-on-one mentoring for new makeup artists. Throughout her years of teaching she never taught more than one day per week, always keeping her focus on doing makeup for TV commercials and video productions until March 2020.


A strong believer in continued education, Kat has completed the following courses:

International School of Skin Care
Atlanta, GA - Basic Esthetician Program

Elaine Sterling Institute
Advanced Aesthetics Classes
Lash Extensions Class

Sanda Gané Day Spa
Swiss Line Product Training
Advanced Facial Treatments

Kett Cosmetics
Basic Airbrush Makeup for Hi-Def
Advanced Airbrush Makeup Class
Airbrush Instructor Course

The Atlanta Institute of Aesthetics
Atlanta, GA - Instructors Program

Image Skincare
Basic Product Knowledge Class
Facial Treatments and Chemical Peels Class

Ryder Makeup Labs
Beauty Makeup Artistry
The Workshop

M.A.C. Pro Master Classes
Bridal Makeup Techniques
Runway Trends
Sculpting The Face

Professional Memberships:

During her career as a media Makeup Artist, Kat was a member of the following organizations:

  • Women In Film & TV - Atlanta is an organization of women working in the film and television industry here in Atlanta.
  • Georgia Production Partnership is a not-for-profit coalition of leaders, companies and individuals who are active in the state's film, video, music, and digital industries. Established in 1998, this proactive group has been instrumental in the grass roots organization of the production community and the development of key legislative incentives. Our goal is to bring Georgia back to the forefront of U.S. production.
  • Georgia Film & Video Sourcebook is printed by Oz Online.
  • Makeup Artists of Atlanta - a group of makeup artists serving the Atlanta area who specialize in Bridal Makeup and/or Media Makeup who meet for a makeup artists social each quarter to share ideas and referrals.


Kat was the recipient of the Shooting Star Award from GAAP (Georgia Alliance for Aesthetic Professionals) in 2012.