(written from a Production point of view)
Hugo Villasenor is a make-up artist who, as the Proteus Make-up FX Team's shop foreman, has worked on Star Trek. He currently works as key special effects makeup artist on the first season of Star Trek: Discovery, and which has earned him Emmy Award co-nominations in 2018 and 2019, the latter won.
A graduate from the Make-Up Designory School, Burbank, California,  Villasenor was also Proteus' make-up shop supervisor on the 2006 film Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny. He was part of the Proteus FX make-up effects team on the 2005 low-budget horror film aptly named Snuff-Movie and more recently worked with the team as an assistant make-up artist on the upcoming horror movie, The Lost Tribe.
Outside of his work with Proteus, Villasenor provided special make-up effects for the 2005 major motion picture adaptation of C.S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. His other film credits include Sasquatch Mountain (featuring Tiny Ron and Craig Wasson) and Big Game (starring Star Trek: Voyager's Ethan Phillips).
Hugo Villesenor received the following Emmy Award nomination and win in the "Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Limited Series, Movie or Special" category.
- 2018 nomination for DIS: "Will You Take My Hand?", shared with James MacKinnon, Neville Page, Rocky Faulkner, Chris Bridges, Shane Zander, Glenn Hetrick and Michael O'Brien.
- 2019 win for DIS: "If Memory Serves", shared with James MacKinnon, Neville Page, Rocky Faulkner, Chris Bridges, Nicola Bendrey, Glenn Hetrick and Michael O'Brien.