Creative Collaboration with Caryn Dahm
About this pro
I provide custom artwork and illustrations for books, branding, packaging and products. I also teach weekly art classes from my home. After graduating from The Ohio State University in 1997 with a degree in visual communication, I began working as a designer for The Orlando Sentinel. Since that time I have served professionally as an artist, creative consultant and designer for clients both large and small. When creating illustrations, watercolors are my favorite medium. There is just something spectacular about sitting down with that sheet of stiff, white, empty paper and watching it transform into something meaningful. When teaching, I love learning about people's hopes, histories and styles. I enjoy helping people relax and learn skills and techniques that enable them to create art and paint without fear. One of the most rewarding aspects of art and design is the oppportunity to design, refine and refresh skills and brands. We'll start by creating a list of words that excite you. We'll discover what you are "for" and what you are "not for." Then we'll work on creating imagery that communicates those words.
Years in business18
Times hired on Thumbtack5
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Q & A
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My art classes cost $15 per group class and $45 an hour for private art lessons. Creative services are bid on a per project bases. I'd be happy to speak with you over the phone, in person or via e-mail to decide if I am a good fit for you.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?If the customer is hiring me for classes, I typically provide an art theory lesson then paint with the student for what time is left and have them finish the piece for homework. If a client is interested in creative services, we meet first and discuss their art needs. Then I will provide a quote based on the amount of hours a project will take.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I attended The Ohio State University and studied visual communication under their design department.