Sick Picnic Media, LLC
About this pro
Working with Matt Geiler on my PosiKids Book Series was a wonderful and patient collaboration. As a first time author I made many mistakes that had to be corrected and Matt was so patient. The creativity and beautiful illustrations that Matt merged with my stories, were a delight for me and the reaction I get when people look at the covers of my books is the best compliment I could share. Hoping to work with Matt again on a second series!Oct 14, 2014
Matt is super amazingly talented! A one stop shop, he brought my animated project to life in so many ways. He was a delight to work with and every suggestion I brought to the table, he'd run with it and make it even more spectacular. I'm so pleased with how my project turned out. I highly recommend him!Oct 10, 2014
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My normal hourly rate is $50/hr. My rate is $65/hr if the job is a quick turnaround (client needs finished product in 1-5 days). However, if the project is so enormous in scope that hourly pricing becomes cost-prohibitive for a client's budget, I am willing to do a flat rate that is commensurate with the work and satisfies the customer's budgetary constraints. Let's have a conversation about it!
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Absolutely. For me, the learning is ongoing because tastes, styles, and technology are always evolving and changing. So I'm always doing something to stay in step, whether it's a painting and illustration techniques class to keep my drawing skills sharp, stocking up on the latest design books, or learning new animation software. I want to have as diverse an array of skills at my disposal as possible, so learning and continuing to educate myself is of paramount importance.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I came into it almost as a matter of course. I've been drawing and painting since I was two years old. In grade school, a friend's mom asked me to draw some cartoon illustrations for an educational newsletter her company was printing to ship to schools statewide and I got paid $200 for the job. That was the first time I realized that doing something I loved and enjoyed so much could also be a job. Ever since then it seems I've always had requests like that. And the world is full of people who need a little illustration or design help, so I have always just thought of myself as someone who's able to help people out when they need artwork or something designed.