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.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
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.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I've always loved art and design and have been blessed to make a career of it. After studying art and design in college I worked professionally from my home for 7 years before deciding to go into business for myself. I've loved every minute of learning about a client or student's needs and helping them navigate the creative process.
What types of customers have you worked with?
All types. I've done design work for large companies such as The Orlando Sentinel, Disney and Florida Hospital as well as taught beginners how to paint -- you name the skill set, I've worked with it. My previous students and clients tell me that I make people feel comfortable and at ease.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I'm currently teaching an 8 week art class based on the idea of gratitude. We've been painting things we are grateful for. The class has all skill levels in it.
I also recently completed a logo design for an author. Creating fresh, engaging logo and branding projects are my specialty when it comes to graphic design.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Look at the work of the person you are considering hiring. Make sure that their personal style fits the style of art or design that you would like to achieve. I would also consider getting references or reading testimonials and reviews of the person you are hiring.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
They should think about what they "are for" I often ask my clients and students to think about what they are for and make a list of those things that they love. This helps creative services people to better understand what their clients are looking for. It is also a good idea to have a budget in mind when considering a class or project. Lastly, I always think it is helpful to consider what you don't like. Providing information on what you don't like is actually really helpful for a creative collaboration process. It helps the artist or designer know what to avoid.