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Lisa did an outstanding job at Chace's and Violet's party. She kept all the children in aw. She arrived on-time and the quality of her work was excellent. All the kids loved having their faces painted. This was the highlight of the party. I would recommed her for anybodys party. Thank you very much and hope to have you back soon. markMay 11, 2014VerifiedLisa S.'s reply
Thank you so much Mark for the nice review. It was a pleasure working with you to give Chace, Violet and all their guests a fun afternoon, I would gladly paint faces for you again. Sincerely, Lisa Smiley SmileyOrca.com Face Painting
I've gotten my face painted by SmileyOrca face painting a few times and I have always been more than pleased with the outcome. The art is is extremely creative and the staff make the entire experience exciting and fun! I would recommend doing this with every trip to the boardwalk!!!Feb 19, 2014Lisa S.'s reply
Thank you Arie for the nice complement. We always enjoy painting you and hope you return soon to get painted at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk's SmileyOrca Face Paint booth. Sincerely, Lisa Smiley
I had the pleasure of working for Lisa Smiley during the summer of 2013 at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk as a member of her face painting staff. I performed opening and closing duties, as well as the face painting both at the Boardwalk and for private events under the auspices of Smiley Orca. Lisa Smiley is far and away the best employer I have ever had the pleasure of working with. She consistently puts herself on the line for her employees and maintains a level of professionalism rare in today's market. Her passion for her work is an inspiration to all in her employ and serves to foster a warm, coherent and productive work environment. She is neither a ruthless taskmaster nor a pushover, finding a comfortable balance of flexible and firm. Her commitment is unparalleled, and the dedication to her own business and those who work for it is truly astounding. The team she handpicks and trains provide face painting services on a level which to this day I have yet to see echoed in the open market, and her fellow managers help to reinforce that same level of professionalism and commitment. I can only recommend Smiley Orca and Lisa Smiley for any and all face painting needs, because anything else is settling for for the scraps.Feb 19, 2014Lisa S.'s reply
Thank you Alex for your nice review. It was a joy to have you on our team in 2013. You are an amazing young man and we all enjoyed your creativity and warm personality while working for SmileyOrca Face Painting on the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk at our booth. We would gladly have you back if you ever get over needing to study abroad. Sincerely, Lisa Smiley
Our experience with Lisa and SmileyOrca has been incredible. I have three kids plus two nieces, and every time we visit the Boardwalk, the fair, or festivals in our area, we visit Smiley Orca. They always welcome us with a smile. I love it how they treat each child with respect and give them time to pick their choice of design. Lisa is so wonderful with the kids, she is friendly, loving, and patient. In one occasion, my youngest niece wanted a design that lisa did not have on her folder. For Lisa that was not an issue, she immediately started working on it just by glancing over at my niece's sweater. The design was beautiful and my niece was very happy. It was as if Lisa had painted that design many times before. We love Lisa so much that during my last pregnancy she painted my belly. During my other pregnancies I never had my belly painted, but Lisa mentioned that she would love to do it for me. I was a little hesitant at first, but after talking more about it I felt comfortable and excited. I did not know what I wanted, and mentioned that I liked butterflies. When lisa was done with my design, I was amazed of how beautiful it was. I loved it so much, could not have asked for something better. My first and last belly painting was an amazing experience thanks to Lisa. Bottom line, we love her, she makes us happy Every time we visit her. And best of all she has an amazing husband, son and daughter that work with her and who are just as talented, professional, loving, respectful, playful, and awesome as she is.Feb 19, 2014Lisa S.'s reply
Carolina- Thank you for the glowing recommendation for not just my self but our family as well. The SmileyOrca team loves creating wonderful memories for your family. Thank you for being such great clients. Sincerely, Lisa Smiley
I worked for Lisa Smiley for 2 summers, from April 2012- September 2013.Lisa was an outstanding teacher. I went from having no artistic talent to being a professional facepainter in 3 months. She patiently instructs each of her employees so that she can ensure consistent quality for every face that Smiley Orca produces. She truly lives up to her name! Her professionalism and her enthusiasm for her craft made her a joy to work for. Though facepainting is a messy business, Lisa holds all of her employees to a high standard, making sure that both her painters and their setups are clean and neat. Lisa is also an advocate for high standards within the facepainting industry, and uses only paints that are thoroughly tested and approved by the FDA. Lisa and her painters paint a variety of designs, from simple cheek art to elaborate full face designs. Smiley Orca painters are also able to paint quickly, so artists can paint between 15-25 faces an hour. They also do custom designs, and most artists are happy to flex their artist muscles to create a unique face just for you. If you're not convinced by my review, head down to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and check out the smiling, painted faces. They're the best compliment a painter can get!Feb 19, 2014Lisa S.'s reply
We loved having you on our team Jenna. Thank you for all the wonderful works of art you helped our team create for all our clients. Sincerely, Lisa Smiley
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Need just one artist or the entire team for your party, prices start at $150 per hour per artists. Call for a special quote. If you live out of our service area call for a referral of a good artist in your area.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Each year our team of artists attends conventions, classes and special meetings to advance our skills in this amazing world of face and body painting! Training keeps our artists up to date on the latest supplies, designs, and trends! Our lead artists Lisa Smiley has taught for many years in the face painting industry helping others to provide a better experience to children and adults.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?Personally I started as a volunteer and found that I loved making kids smile, parents happy with what I painted and working on the weekends and holidays! I was really tired of doing other kinds of work and this just fit!