Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. The most common jobs I do for clients is face painting services for private parties. When I paint at a party, I really have an opportunity to customize my designs to each person and allow their creativity to show through in my art as well. I also provide face painting services for corporate events and fundraisers and pay per face services at fairs and festivals. We are pleased to be offering glitter tattoos and airbrush tattoos beginning in July 2012!
Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.
A. In May 2012, I helped Schuylkill Elementary School (located in Phoenixville, PA) raise money for their school by providing full face painting at their Spring Fair.
Also in May 2012, I participated in a two day fundraising event for Penn View Christian School in Souderton, PA. This was my second time participating in this annual event.
In April 2012, I provided face painting services to the Phoenixville, PA community at the Freedom Valley YMCA at Phoenixville's annual Healthy Kids Day Expo.
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. When hiring a face and body artist, not only do you want to hire an artist that is talented, but also one that is friendly and patient - especially with children! A face and body artist needs to be considerate of their clients' needs and comfort while working with them.
In addition, a face and body artist should pay particular attention to good hygiene and cleanliness between customers, and only use paints, adhesives and inks that are FDA compliant for use on the skin. Safety needs to be of extreme importance to your artist. This should be evident in the questions they ask about the guests they will be serving at your event when you first contact them.
Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?
A. A customer should ask a face and body artist what type of materials they use when they paint. Are they intended for use on the skin?
A customer should also ask if the professional is insured and can they provide references if needed.
While knowing how much an artist charges for their services (whether that is per face or per hour) is important, understanding the value you will receive for your dollar is even more important! How many designs does an artist expect to be able to accomplish at your event? Will those designs include extras such as glitter and jewels, or are those items extra? Understanding the value you are receiving for your dollar will make a huge difference in being able to select the artist that meets your needs.
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. My goal is to provide my clients with a great value for their money. I don't agree with artists that try to force as many faces through as fast as possible to make an extra few dollars. To me, part of the magic of body art is understanding what each person I paint really wants from a design. I like to connect with each person that I paint, and I consider bringing their imagination to life in my art a great privilege. When you sit in my chair to be painted, that is your moment to shine and be pampered.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. What I LOVE most about my job is the connections I make with people. I love seeing the look of joy and surprise when they look in the mirror and see how I've transformed them. I love helping to make each event extra special and memorable for the people I serve.