Key Publishing Group is your portal to the make-up industry. The company was founded in 1996 by Emmy Award-winning make-up artist Michael Key with the vision to educate, connect and inspire artists and make-up lovers around the world. We attract a wide audience, from aspiring artists to industry leaders. Between our magazine, our show and our digital presence, we’ve established ourselves as the industry’s go-to source for complete information about practical make-up effects and beauty make-up.
With four websites and a social media presence on the major channels, it’s easier than ever for make-up artists—aspiring and professional—to find us. Our websites provide valuable, exclusive content. Makeupmag.com features breaking industry news, a database of international make-up schools and the Make-Up Artist Shop, which stocks issues of Make-Up Artist magazine, exclusive apparel and more. IMATS.net gives IMATS show-goers all the information they need on all our events, from buying tickets to previewing classes.
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Who We Are
Michael Key is an Emmy Award-winning make-up artist whose credits include much of the Star Trek franchise (The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager), plus Jingle All the Way, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Coneheads. He started Make-Up Artist in 1996 and the International Make-Up Artist Trade Show (IMATS) in 1997 to connect make-up artists worldwide, providing them with resources, networking opportunities and inspiration. In his spare time, he enjoys playing guitar.
Prior to joining KPG in 2012, Larlyn Fitzpatrick operated her own accounting and bookkeeping business while volunteering at her children’s schools on the Board of Directors and as an auction co-chair. She also worked with successful entrepreneurs in the life insurance and real estate development businesses. She enjoys family trips to the Oregon and Washington coasts and to her native Hawaii. E aloha kekahi i kekahi! (This does not mean “Where is my Mai Tai?”)
Looking for a change after 20 years in banking, Debbi Johnson joined KPG in February 2013 as bookkeeper extraordinaire. Even though she has her sights set on ruling the world, QuickBooks is currently keeping her occupied. Outside of work, she keeps busy with friends, family and trying to perfect the perfect vodka-based cocktail. Newest summer discovery: hiking with a thermos of watermelon vodka and lemonade sippers. Favorite saying: Don’t be a hater, be an appreciater.
Adam Thomas is KPG’s Information Technology Manager. Adam brings more than 10 years of experience in the industry as an IT professional and recently started his own consulting business. When Adam is not working you’ll typically find him out on an adventure with his girlfriend Liz. Adam’s hobbies include driving through the mountains, forging trails, late-night gaming and grillin’ for his friends and family.