Alexei Dmitriew is an Emmy Award-winning 706 Journeyman makeup artist, tattoo designer and the founder of HookUp Tattoos, Inc. HookUp Tattoos is a professional temporary tattoo designer and manufacturer whose designs can be seen on shows such as, Barry, Hawaii 5.0, L.A’s Finest and Good Girls.
His current makeup and special effects work can be seen on Star Trek Picard as the Co-Key special effects makeup artist and The Mandalorian as Co-Department Head.
Alexei started his work in 1999 as a runner at Captive Audience studios. There he had the privilege of working on such movies as The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Hannibal, Van Helsing, Passion of the Christ, and many other blockbuster movies. There he started to hone his skills as a professional artist. In 2006 while working on the nonunion show Black. White. it became union and he became a 706 member.
In 2008 he won a prime time Emmy for his work on MadTv. He went onto department head many Comedy Central shows including seven seasons of the show Workaholics.
Wanting to get back to movies and special effects makeup he joined the amazing team at Legacy Effects and had the pleasure of working on 2 X-Men movies, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Avengers Infinity War and Endgame.
In 2019 he was nominated for a Makeup Artist Guild award for his work as Key Special effects Makeup artist on Captain Marvel.
Follow him on instagram @hookuptattoos.