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Get the best Group Caricature – Do’s & Don’ts for success!

By Sara Kravitz | May 12, 2021 | Comments Off on Get the best Group Caricature – Do’s & Don’ts for success!

Do you have a special event, anniversary, product launch, team achievement or retirement you want to commemorate with a fun, custom-designed, group caricature? With over 35 years of experience in corporate branding and design, Goofy Faces will create a unique and memorable piece of art for your team or family.

Good photos to send

Our artists love people and working in-person is best! Some artists can even draw your group picture right on site at an event! Another great option is a virtual get-together. We can help you arrange a Zoom or other online meeting where the artist can see each person live, online. You can even make a celebration out of it! (see Top 10 Tips for Zoom Party Success)

The next best thing to drawing live is to draw your group from photos. It’s important to have good, current, well-lit images.

A lot goes in to creating the artwork, so providing the best quality photos up front really helps make the process go smoother and helps keep your project on time.

What makes a good photo for your group caricature?

Here are some expert Do’s and Don’ts to help you pick the best photos to send so we give you the best end result! (more…)

Are Virtual Trade Shows Absolutely Here to Stay?

By Sara Kravitz | April 11, 2021 | Comments Off on Are Virtual Trade Shows Absolutely Here to Stay?

Can you still be in business if you don’t meet your customers?

We are all anticipating the return to in-person events. Yet some predict that virtual trade shows and corporate events will become the norm – not the exception – in the post-pandemic world. Very likely we will see many events and trade shows offer a ‘hybrid’ format with both in-person and virtual options for attendees.

For business to thrive companies will still need to connect with and engage prospects in fun, unique and memorable ways. This is true whether you go all in for in person, or you stay completely virtual, or you do a combination of both.

See Is Zoom the Best Platform for Virtual Events? (more…)

3 Fun Easter Celebrations from Around the World

By Sara Kravitz | March 12, 2021 | Comments Off on 3 Fun Easter Celebrations from Around the World

Around the world and close to home Easter celebrations have many fun options!

Spring is in the air and that means Easter and other spring holidays are just around the corner. With the pandemic still looming, and some communities easing restrictions more than others, it’s important to stay safe while still celebrating the Easter holiday with your family and friends.

Two girls at an Easter Celebration or First Communion party showing traditional caricatures on sepia paper.

Make Easter and First Communion celebrations fun and memorable with caricature art.

Here are a few fun Easter celebration traditions from around the world, and some from closer to home that we think you’ll enjoy. As you plan your Easter observance this year, think about what elements you will include and how you will celebrate and remember this special day.

Easter Celebrations with Kites

When someone tells you to Go Fly a Kite – go to Bermuda at Easter! If you happen to be in Bermuda on Good Friday, look up, you’re likely to see thousands of colorful, handmade kites. Legend has it that the tradition began as a way to explain to school children about a soul’s ascension to Heaven.

Easter Celebrations with Fireworks!

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Celebrating Love – Proposals, Engagement Parties and Weddings

By Sara Kravitz | February 18, 2021 | Comments Off on Celebrating Love – Proposals, Engagement Parties and Weddings
Two People Caricature engagement parties

Caricatures make virtual engagement parties fun!

February is the Month of Love!

According to WeddingWire.com, Valentine’s Day is the #5 most popular day to get engaged, after Christmas Day, the day after Christmas, New Year’s Day and the Sunday before Christmas.

On average, more marriage proposals happen in the weeks from Thanksgiving to Valentine’s Day than at any other time of year.

Once the engagement happens, then the planning fun begins! With the pandemic still looming, it’s likely many events will still be held virtually.  Proposal parties, engagement parties, wedding showers and even the weddings themselves will probably have a virtual component if not held entirely online.

Proposals, Engagement Parties and Weddings Go Virtual

Today’s technology means you can still include all your family and friends from near and far in your celebration! At Goofy Faces, we have the perfect entertainment that your guests will love. (more…)

Is Zoom the Best Platform for Virtual Events? A Look at 8 Options

By Sara Kravitz | January 26, 2021 |

With many conferencing platforms available, which is best for your upcoming virtual program?

Here at Goofy Faces, we know a lot about Zoom parties. Even before COVID our caricature artists were frequently drawing live, digital caricatures we call eSketches™ for virtual events on Zoom.

Zoom screenshare digital caricature drawing for virtual events

A caricature artist brings the fun to your virtual events!

Zoom is no longer the only game in town! Today there are many options to gather with family, friends and colleagues and customers online.  Since last March, our artists have been the featured entertainment at more than 100 virtual events! From birthday parties and grad parties to baby showers or retirement gatherings to employee appreciation events, virtual trade shows and team building events, we now have experience with many of the virtual meeting platforms available.

Online Programs Connect Us

Here’s a brief overview of some of the more popular video conferencing programs commonly used for virtual events, and when to incorporate fun, engaging caricature art into your events and celebrations! (more…)

Tips for your 2020 Holiday Party – have fun!

By Sara Kravitz | November 20, 2020 |

In the past several years, Goofy Faces caricature artists have been the featured entertainment at dozens of family and company holiday parties. We were gaining quite a reputation as holiday party experts! In fact, this time of year we usually publish our favorite Holiday Party Planning Tips. See below for our tips as revised to reflect the realities of 2020 where some events will be in person and some will be online.

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These Two Companies Used Live Digital Caricatures to Promote their Brand

By Sara Kravitz | October 22, 2020 |

Goofy Faces caricature artists add fun and flair to your corporate event – even at a distance!

How do you get people excited about attending your virtual corporate event or online user convention when the last thing they want to do is sit in front of a computer all day…again? Hire Goofy Faces to draw live, digital caricatures we call eSketches™! Companies have been using caricatures to build their brand for years, why stop now?

Success – Branding with Digital Caricatures

Hire a Goofy Faces artist to draw themed caricatures two days BEFORE you go live to get attendees excited about your event! (more…)

Talented and Quick – Goofy Faces Artists Bring the Fun!

By Robert Bauer | August 9, 2020 |
Wedding caricature of couple with masks

Keeping everyone safe at a wedding celebration, the artist draws from 6′ away.

Being in the event and entertainment business, our main goal is to make people smile. Throughout the stay-at-home orders, and even now as our favorite venues start to re-open, Goofy Faces caricature artists continue to delight and entertain – online or in person at weddings, birthdays and other celebrations. Either way we help make your event special, memorable and fun as we draw from a safe distance!

 

But don’t take our word for it. Here are some recent reviews from Zoom parties and outdoor events.

Caricature Artists Create Memorable Weddings, Birthdays and Baby Showers

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Top 10 Tips for Zoom Party Success!

By Robert Bauer | June 9, 2020 |

Many of us, well, many of you, may not have even heard of Zoom before March 2020. It’s a wonderful platform for sure – if you know how to do a Zoom party well!

Some of our Goofy Faces artists are Zoom Party experts and have been using it to draw remote digital caricatures, or eSketches™, for a while. Along the way, we have learned how to make your Zoom events, birthday parties, work meetings, etc., flow more smoothly with fewer hiccups and so everyone has a good time!

General Zoom Tips – aka Zoom Etiquette

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Two “Virtual” Ways to Boost Employee & Family Morale Right Now

By Robert Bauer | March 19, 2020 |

In the days of virtual and remote everything, keeping morale up has never been more critical! Whether it’s your work family or your home family, doing something fun and unique, like a get together with a live (but remote!) caricature artist can really lift their spirits!

Caricature artist drawing on tablet eSketch at trade show

Goofy Faces artists eSketches™ in person or virtually!

With technology today, there are many ways to meet online. Create an account on Zoom, Google Hangout, Skype, GoToMeeting, Facetime or GoogleDuo. Most of these services have free options depending on the size of your group and how long your online event will last.

How do you keep it light and fun amid difficult times? Hire a Goofy Faces Caricature Artist to draw live remote caricatures! All you need is a laptop, tablet or smartphone with internet access as well as a color printer. Our artist engages with each person while drawing their caricature digitally, called an eSketch™ – in as little as six minutes!  eSketches™ are drawn and colored digitally on a tablet or digital drawing pad. After showing the person their finished caricature, the artist uploads the final art to a Dropbox so you can access it from your device, view and print on the spot!

In addition, the host gets the digital files of all the images. Think of the possibilities! Use them for celebrating birthdays, employee recognition, or as something fun to send to your customers and friends. Sales staff like to use them in their email signature!

Keeping Morale Up at Work

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