About the Artist:

Atlanta based freelance makeup artist, Kat Pfender (previously known as Kat Flynt) was best known for her clean makeup applications that enhance the natural beauty.  With more than 25 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. Kat founded Atlanta Makeup Academy and was the lead instructor until she sold it in 2017. She then began filling in as a Substitute Instructor for the makeup chapter of the Esthetics program in several schools throughout the Atlanta area through June of 2019 when she made the decision not to renew her Instructor License.

In 2013, after two years of focusing on getting healthy, Kat pursued continued education in nutrition and personal training and later that year completed her certifications as a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and as a Fitness Nutrition Specialist.

Also, in 2013, Kat got married, changing her name from Kat Flynt to Kat Pfender and began her transition from working as a Media Makeup Artist (commercial side of the business) to focus more on her private clientele as a Beauty Coach. Kat completely retired from working as a Media Makeup Artist in 2019 when she moved to Gainesville, GA on Lake Lanier but continues to provide makeup lessons and makeup applications for weddings and other special occasions for her growing list of preferred clients in the northeast Atlanta area. Now, in addition to serving her clients as a Beauty Coach, Kat is also a Recruiter for the #1 Global Brand for Healthy Living Inside & Out - Arbonne International and travels throughout the Southeast mentoring new Arbonne Consultants in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Florida, Mississippi and Alabama.


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 - is 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.