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Caricaturing - Camarillo 2019
Birthday party at home
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Sue arrived on time to our wedding. We were running behind on our schedule and she patiently waited for our guests to sit down at her station to have their portraits illustrated. She has a wonderful smile as she works hard and has a welcoming demeanor. Lovely to work with! Thank you, Sue!Jul 7, 2017Sue Bielenberg Caricatures's reply
So glad I got a chance to be part of the fun! Thanks so much for posting the pic, too! Honored to see it in a frame!
Sue was great! Easy to communicate with, on time, very professional and fun. The drawings she did for my sons bar mitzvah were fabulous. I highly recommend Sue.Apr 22, 2018VerifiedSue Bielenberg Caricatures's reply
I had a great time, too, Erica! The kids were lots of fun to talk to, and the vibe was sweet. Thanks for having me!
Sue was great, super friendly, good with kids. And did amazing drawing on our guests. Needed her to stay longer due to late rsvp to the party. And she was willing to stay longer on last min request. Thank you!Jan 16, 2018VerifiedSue Bielenberg Caricatures's reply
Thanks, Vy. It was a pleasure entertaining the birthday girls and the families. So glad for the energizing and fun opportunity.
We had a great experience with Sue on my daughters' 10th BD. She has excellent interaction with kids and does a great job on caricatures. She even drew group of 12 kids at the end.Dec 27, 2017VerifiedSue Bielenberg Caricatures's reply
Hello, Lovely Shake'! Your group was a delight to draw! Every time I drive thru that area, I have warm memories of your daughter's special day!
We had the best time with Ms. Sue. My guests were so very happy with her. Thank you so much!Oct 3, 2017VerifiedSue Bielenberg Caricatures's reply
Dear Ms. Sade, I had the loveliest time with your family this past Saturday. It was such a pleasure sharing your little one's first birthday with your lovely guests. Thanks for your hospitality. Tell your grandparents I said "hola."
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I have a base hourly rate for local events, but if I need to travel outside of my range, I may charge a bit more to cover the travel time and expenses. If the client makes out-of-the-ordinary requests, and I need to buy additional materials, I let the client know ahead of time about those charges. If the client would like some caricatures created ahead of time (perhaps because the guests of honor wants more mingle-time with guests at a particularly busy event, or because they want finished art framed for the event), I have a process that makes this possible for a separate fee. Just ask if you are interested!
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I keep it simple: We start with info on where, when, how many hours your event will be. Just click "hired" if you want me to ink you into my schedule! For convenience and clarity, I carry out most initial communications by text and email. Clients are welcome to speak by telephone if they wish. I like to exchange phone numbers before the date of the event in the case of emergencies. I like to know the nature of the space where I will be entertaining, the lighting, and if there are culturally motivated special needs I should observe.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have a degree in Fine and Applied Arts from the University of Illinois, am an alumn of the UCLA Animation Workshop's MFA program, took professional art classes at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, and continue studying at SMC, LATTC, EIDO, and a variety of other trade and specialty schools as I add more facets to my range of services as a professional artist.