Q. What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
A. I like to find out the age and sex of the birthday person ( mostly children but have performed for adults. Make sure I am available for the time and date they want. and Explain that I like the kids to be the star of the show and the magic happens in their hands, your welcome to take movies and pictures and the adults will enjoy it as much as the kids
Q. What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
A. I have attended many classes in magic, balloons and face painting. I worked for 5 years with a great magician and artist, helped him do classes and write a book on face painting, I design and create my own costums and magic tricks.
Q. Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
A. My fee for one hour is $185.00 and that includes what ever the client wants that I can do in that time.
The magic show is about 30 minutes, I can paint or make balloons for 20 kids in the other 30 minutes
Q. How did you get started doing this type of work?
A. I went to an insomiac tour of Batimore in 1985 and one of the stops was at the old Yogi Magic shop, got interested in the magic and decided to be a clown. I am writing a book about my life and all of this called "Masks" my tag line is "You are not what you put on everyday"
Q. What types of customers have you worked with?
A. I do mostly Birthday Parties, some business promotions, Schools, Day Cares, restautants,Family Reunions, Company picnics and Church picnics and other events.
Q. Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
A. I enjoy doing balloons for the Navy Family Services, and making balloons for the different festivals in Annapolis and birthday parties.
Q. What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
A. Check out my Web site and read the " Helpful Hints on having a party"
Check around and pay attention to how people respond to you if they are friendly that is a good sign, but if they are short or rude, i woul keep looking. It is OK to ask for references.
Q. What questions should customers think through before talking to
professionals about their project?
A. check out my helpful hints on my web site