Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. Corporate events and birthday parties,
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Visit their website and see the quality of their work, and who they've done work for,
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. The secret of good face painting lies in the quality of the paints and the length of experience using them.
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. I can paint virtually anything that someone can imagine. I love creating new designs, often using the sitter's clothes as inspiration. I tend to paint as many adults as children, because my designs are often like high fashion.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. I love the creativity I have to generate tocontinually come up with new designs, plus I really love meeting people and interacting with them.
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. Customers ask me "how long have you been facepainting?" I always tell them "Over '20 years"
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. That I'm an international competition winner and that I'm recognized as being one of the best in the country.
Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?
A. I used to be a professional clown and it started out as a sideline.
Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.
A. I did a charity event for the billings of children suffering from cancer; it was a privilege to make these kids feel special too.
Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?
A. I'm constantly visiting face painting sites to see the latest trends in designs.
Q. What are the latest developments in your field? Are there any exciting things coming in the next few years or decade that will change your line of business?
A. The latest trend is a new type of water based face paints that allow one color to cover another without 'bleeding'.