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Ruth graduated from the Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT), Dublin, ‘Make up for Film, TV and Special Effects’ which covered all aspects of working in film and television including prosthetics, wounds, body painting and tattoo work. 

Ruth moved to London to study at the University of the Arts (UAL) London College of Fashion. sHE completED the ‘Fashion and Editorial Make up’ degree COURSE which focuses on fashion and print media. She maintains her links with both IADT and UAL as a tutor and lecturer and has also tutored AT Central St Martins.

Ruth has worked freelance on editorial shoots, advertising campaigns, fashion week and music videos with top photographers. she has published work in magazines from British Vogue to HUNGER and id Magazine. Ruth continues to work in television and specialiSes in tattoo and body painting.

SHE was Head of Design for Elaine Constantine's BAFTA nominated feature film ‘Northern Soul’, which was released by Universal in 2014. Northern Soul won the NME award for ‘Best Film’.

Ruth was Head of Design For THE Adrian Noble DIRECTED feature film ‘Mrs Lowry and Son’ featuring Timothy Spall and Vanessa Redgrave, due for release in 2019.



Ellie Goulding, Mumford & Sons, Vanessa Redgrave, Michaela Cole, Timothy Spall, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Annie Liebovitz, Goldfrapp, Jameela Jamil, Jack O’Connell, Suki Waterhouse, Kaya Scodelario, Princess Eugenie, Zawe Aston, Giles DEACON, Dara O’Briain, Underworld, The XX, Georgie May Jagger, Daisy Lowe, Antonia Thomas, Anthony Boyle, Steve Coogan, Freddie Fox, Faithless, Marco Pierre White, Lisa Stansfield & Cara Horgan amongst many others.


David Bailey, Neil Bedford, Elaine Constantine, Jonty Davies, Nick Knight, Ryan McGinley, Niall O’Brien, Jem Mitchell, Rankin, Terry O’Neill, Bert Stern, Simon Crane, Arved Colvin Smith, Mark Cant, Brett Llyod, Alisa Connan, Michelle Marshall, Lola Paprocka, Pani Paul, David Standish.


Adidas, Amazon, BBC, Boutique 1, Channel 4, Claridges, CoCo de Mer, Dyson, Dazed Digital, Hill and Friends, Estee Lauder, E4, FIFA, ITV, L’Oreal, Mulberry, Marks & Spencer, Models own, Nike, P&G, Polydor, River Island, SYCO productions, Sky, Sainsbury’s, Shiseido, Tesco, Ted Baker, Universal Music.


Arise, Boys by Girls, Closer, Company, Clash magazine, Dazed and Confused, Esquire, Elle Japan, Grazia, Hanatsubaki, Highsnobiety, HERO, Huffington Post, Hunger, Homes & Garden, Hello, Harpers Bazaar, i-D Magazine, Irish Times, Irish Independent, Kerrang, Ligature magazine, Marie Claire, New York magazine, Notion, Oprah magazine, Super Super, Stella Norway, Sunday Independent, Style, Sunday Times Style, Stylist, Tatler magazine, Volume magazine, Vogue British, Vogue India, Vogue Italia, American Vogue, Wallpaper magazine.