Experienced Makeup Artist-Stylist-Consultant with a history of working in the entertainment industry. Skilled in Photography, Advertising, Music Video Production,Television,TV Series,Talent Management,Casting, Makeup Artistry, and lyricist. Strong marketing professional with a Associate’s Degree focused in Fashion Merchandising,Marketing,Design from Spencerian College Louisville Kentucky
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Debbie has been involved with the entertainment business in various capacities for over 30 years. Singing in the all girl Glee Club, working behind the scenes during the High School musicals,(Sound of Music,South Pacific,Fiddler on the Roof,Disney's Aladdin jr) designing/sewing her own clothing, and modeling weekends while in High School for Montgomery Ward Department Store. She became an assistant to the president of the modeling-talent agency in Ohio for 3 years upon her return from college. While attending school for fashion merchandising in Louisville,KY she became the Cosmetic Department Manager with J C Penney in southern Indiana. She is a Certified Beauty Adviser , Makeup Artist, and Stylist training 5 years working with many national cosmetic and fragrance companies; such as,Revlon, Max Factor, Chanel, Pantene, and more. She worked directly with Pantene doing in store promotions and affiliated with Barbizon modeling and talent agency for a season in Louisville, KY. Her first business was The Total You, Inc. where she held classes in beauty, poise, and etiquette , personal adviser for beauty pageant contestants-located in Indiana. As well as cosmetic & fragrance sales of her own private label cosmetic line; in addition to, training and maintaining a direct sales team in the early 80's.Her cosmetic studio was the forerunner for investor talks of franchising with studios in Shreveport LA, Indiana, and Louisville KY. One of her special projects was to produce the “Bridal Expo 80” of southern Indiana. Debbie volunteered her time with style shows, ongoing make-up workshops for ladies groups, and Girl Scout troupes.
Debbie ventured into television and advertising in Ohio as an Account Executive with WOAC-TV 67. She worked with the producer in his productions of her commercial sales, along with sales & marketing of locally produced TV show she sold the block of time for while at the station. "Wild in the Kitchen with Jerry Marlowe" was a fun and entertaining weekly cooking show produced on location, the live "Jerry LewisTelethon," she even enjoyed assisting when possible for "Son of Goul" thriller theater weekly hosted show, and sports coverage on location live for one of "The Football Hall of Fame" games held at Fawcett Stadium in Canton,Oh.
Debbie accepted a position as VP of marketing and production with a new independent television network. While there in a very short time she built the network to over 52 affiliate stations agreeing to airing the various productions of the company and additional shows such as Romance Theater TV series,cooking show and several more; most of which were aired on LPTV stations across the US, before becoming a publicly traded company. She was instrumental in the development and production of a new country music television series- interview format, called "America's Country Magazine". She assisted with the overall production in Nashville; handling the set design, makeup, wardrobe and show guests including the marketing and show sponsors. She had the pleasure of being the celebrity makeup artist & stylist for the series host and hostess along with the many country music artists appearing on their show. Dottie West, Mickey Gilley, Tanya Tucker, Eddie Rabbitt, Garth Brooks, Travis Tritt,Alan Jackson, Clint Black to name a few.
After the TV series ended in the early 90's,Debbie was married in 91 ; placing her career on hold, devoting her time to raising a family, farm animals, and working with her husband to build their log cabin on the hill in rural Ohio ...
"I choose to be a full time wife and mother because I didn't want to miss a thing"~ Debbie
_Fast Forward 25 years: son Sage, established as an Actor/Model/-Personal Fitness Trainer: Train Like This, LLC and son;Cree, full time student on dean's list with
4.O grade average at Kent State with a major in animation and game design.President of the Technology Club, student council member and employed by Kent State as well,in the Tech. Dept. _________________________________________
The Ward Gallery was currently on the set of Wildfire Productions with Debbie freelancing as makeup artist / stylist and assistant, writing lyrics and collaborating with a music producer with her song "Ambassador" , as well as networking with others in the music business from around the globe. She is building her catalog of songs with her lyrics and marketing them for sync licensing for use on various film soundtracks,TV, video's, and commercials. Her future projects include a children's fairy tales and fables collection of songs and stories.Debbie is a personal talent manager and entrepreneur overseeing several other personal projects in the works.
Debbie Ward-The Ward Gallery-Memberships
-Society of Composers and Lyricists -Associate member
-Cleveland Film Commission
-Columbus Songwriters Association
-The Songwriters Hall of Fame -Associate member
-Greater Columbus Film Commission
-Backstage online casting service for films and TV nationwide
-Actor's Access online casting service for films and TV
The Ward Gallery /Debbie Ward is represented by
de la Pena & Holiday LLP
Century City,Los Angeles, CA
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them"
~ Walt Disney -American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer. 1901-1966
Browse highlights from Debbie's past work in Nashville and beyond....(producer, makeup artist/stylist, talent management, lyricist, marketing, mother and more...)
"Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale"
~Hans Christian Andersen, Danish author 1805-1875
________________________________________________________________________________ In addition to her songs Debbie's future projects are her written lyrical:
Fairytales n' Fables Collection
"The Magical Easter"
How it all began,the bunny's tale.
"And when they came upon the egg, something magical had happened...... and it can happen to you."
" 1-2-3 Little Pigs but Really There Are 4"
Her story could be Yours
" She cried all the tears she needed to but the love in her heart did stay.The small still voice inside her sang to her this way..."
"The Toad That Thought He Was A Frog"
"You are what you believe to be and more"
.... Fairytales for children that stir the imagination . Thought inspiring lighthearted adventures with the sound of love casting it's spell....... music.
Theme for : A Lovers Dream
Dedicated to Jean Belleville the Huguenot
Theme for : A Lovers Dream
Dedicated to Jean Belleville the Huguenot