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Serves Barrington, IL
49 years in business
William Powers Jr.
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
My pricing is simple and less expensive than a plumber's hourly rate! Call me on the phone, and explain your project. If you have ideas -- things you've seen in books, magazines or museums-- copy them and send or e-mail them to me... I am a terrific artist, but a lousy mind-reader! I will then put together some ideas in pencil, based on YOURS, and come to you (or if you prefer, you can come to me) and we will sit down and together find a common concept. For this meeting you will pay me $50.00 and I will continue on the "pencil" stage of your project at $65.00 per hour. Most logos can be done in 2 to 3 hours. I will then send/ bring the pencil rendering to you for final approval/ changes. With approval, we go to ink, for another 2 to 3 hours: so the average cost is between $400.00 to $500.00 in total. Want cards? Callegraphy? extra hours = extra fees... but it's a lot less than you pay the dentist, huh?! I can usually estimate the costs closely, and I don't pad the hours. This is a collaborative effort between the artist and yourself -- the more concise you are, the quicker it goes. Unless I'm unusually swamped, with your help, a job can be done in a week!
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I never fail to seek out the Masters of the field in galleries and publications, and have a large library of the works of those I most admire. Albrecht Durer began the style and became the bell-weather for all the masters who have taken up the challenge: Edwin Abbey, Howard Pyle, Will Crawford, Aubrey Beardsley, Charles Russell, Arthur Rackham, Charles Dana Gibson, Victor Ambrus, Lisbeth Zwerger, Alban Henning -- these just a few of the giants who have made the art form so exciting!
- How did you get started doing this type of work?
One draws because one can.