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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 can draw caricatures by eSketch 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. Using eSketches™, our artist engages with each person while drawing their digital caricature – 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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Caricature Art – A Captivating Way to Grow Your Business!

By Robert Bauer | February 18, 2020 |

Over the past few years, Goofy Faces caricature artists have become an integral part of many company business plans. Yes, business plans!

Caricature artist making digital drawings with eSketches

No longer just the purview of zoos, amusement parks and family vacations (but we do those well!), caricature art is a truly unique service that can help a business stand out at a trade show or industry convention. Live digital caricatures, like eSketches™, for example, are increasingly popular for brands to incorporate into their trade show booths because they attract so much attention! (more…)

You Made it a Great Year for Goofy Faces Caricature Entertainment!

By Robert Bauer | December 18, 2019 |

Goofy Faces Caricature Artists Entertained Thousands in 2019

Happy Girl with Caricature at Red Wings Draft Party

A happy fan gets to see herself skating at the Red Wings Draft Party.

2019 Has been a wonderful year at Goofy Faces! Thanks to you – all our wonderful event hosts, brides and grooms, party planners, birthday party parents, Senior All Night Party planners, trade show organizers, company picnic planners, family and class reunion organizers, zoo and aquarium guests and anyone else for whom we have drawn a Goofy Faces Caricature or painted your face.  All of our caricature artists and face painters thank you for letting us entertain you as part of your special events and celebrations!

Caricature Art by the Numbers:

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The Case for Caricatures at Your Next Corporate Event

By Robert Bauer | October 28, 2019 |

Caricature artists are a great form of entertainment at a wedding, anniversary, family reunion or birthday party. But caricature art isn’t just for social parties. There’s real ROI (Return on Investment) for having a caricature artist or face painter at your corporate events too.

Here are five great examples of when to hire a Goofy Faces caricature artist or face painter for your company’s next event. (more…)

Why Have eSketches™ at Your Trade Show

By Robert Bauer | August 27, 2019 |

Three Exciting Ways eSketches™ Benefit Your Trade Show Booth

Three things you want from your Trade Show Booth are traffic, impact and recall. Your booth has to stand out so people find it. Once they get there, you want them to have a great experience. And after they leave, you want them to remember you. A Goofy Faces caricature artist using eSketches™ is the perfect way to do all three!

An eSketches™ caricature artist can draw traffic to your trade show booth.

Hire a Goofy Faces eSketches™ caricature artist to draw and keep traffic at your trade show booth.

eSketches™ attract people to your booth

“Hey, what’s going on there? Let’s go check it out!” (more…)

Drawing in the Motor City

By Robert Bauer | July 17, 2019 |

We Love to Draw in the D!

We’ve had a whirlwind few weeks of drawing in the Motor City this summer so we thought we’d share all of the exciting events we’ve been a part of so far this season.

 

Bark in the Park

Bark in the Park

The Detroit Tigers held another Bark in the Park on June 25th at Comerica Park during a Tigers’ home game. Once again, Goofy Faces was hired to draw FREE caricatures of pets with their owners. This event was sponsored by Pet Supplies Plus and it was a howling success!

 

Hockeytown Draft Party

The Detroit Red Wings brought in Goofy Faces to light up their draft day party with both event caricature art and face painting. Hockey fans were thrilled by both the draft and the art!

 

Yelp! Party

Goofy Faces had an artist on-site drawing live eSketches™ for a huge party sponsored by Yelp! at the Boathouse on Belle Isle. The “Nauti by Nature” event was a benefit to support the Boathouse renovation fund.

 

Nauti by Nature on Belle Isle

Freedom Boat Club Summer Kick-Off

The Freedom Boat Club is nationwide organization that allows its members access to boats from coast to coast, without boat ownership or maintenance! They held a Summer Kick-Off event at Sindbad’s in Detroit and we were there drawing caricatures for guests.  WLLZ’s own Doug Podell broadcast live during the party.

 

The Detroit Fireworks

Once again, UAW-Ford brought in a couple of Goofy Faces artists to draw & entertain school groups and guests during the Ford Fireworks Festival at the UAW Program Center in downtown Detroit

 

Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau

The DMCVB booked 2 Goofy Faces artists to draw caricatures of guests from the Society of Government Meeting Professionals while they attended a party taking place at The Fillmore. Guests from across the country got to experience the best that Detroit and Goofy Faces has to offer.

 

Detroit Tigers Comerica Park

UAW-Ford Safe Overnight Summer Camp

UAW-Ford hosted a Safe Summer Camp experience at Riverside Marina over the 4th of July weekend with fun and educational outdoor activities. Goofy Faces was hired to provide 2 caricature artists to entertain happy campers with their kids.

 

Goofy Faces books events nationwide and is proud to provide art & entertainment in our home town of Detroit, MI.

Consider adding event caricature art and/or face painting to create a more memorable experience at your next private party or corporate event. Learn more: https://goofyfaces.com/events/

Hiring an Event Caricature Artist

By Robert Bauer | July 9, 2019 |

Hiring an Event Caricature Artist Through Goofy Faces

 

Hiring an Event Caricature Artist

If you’ve never hired an Event Caricature Artist for a party or event, you may not know exactly how to go about it. Here, we’re answering the typical questions we get from customers who hire our artists for bridal showers, bachelor/bachelorette parties, kid’s birthday parties, corporate events and more.

 

What kinds of caricature art can I choose from?

At Goofy Faces, we have several offerings for event caricature. For a more traditional approach, consider having a few artists draw black & white or color caricatures on card stock. For something unique, consider Caricature Coasters. They are smaller and quicker black & white drawings on 4” x 4” thick cardboard coasters. Or, go high-tech and hire an eSketch™  artist, who will work on a digital tablet with a large color monitor where guests can watch the work come to life. Full color prints are provided for each guest!

 

Can I get an event caricature artist in any city in the U.S. through Goofy Faces?

We have artists in most major markets throughout the United States. So if your party is in Miami or Memphis, Detroit or Dallas, we probably have someone nearby. Simply plug in your zip code on our Book an Artist  page to find an artist near you.

 

How many event caricature artists should I hire for my party?

That depends on how many guests you will have at your event and how long it will last. You can count on about 60% of guests wanting to have their caricature drawn. Our artists average between 10 and 15 B&W drawings per hour (one person per drawing), or 5 to 7 color drawings per hour.

Here’s an example for a wedding reception:

 

Hiring an Event Caricature Artist

To do some quick math, if you have 200 guests, 60% of them are getting drawn and the event lasts for 3 hours.


200 guests x 60% = 120 black and white drawings

120 drawings / 10 drawings per hour = 12 hours

12 hours / 3 hours = 4 artists


In this case, we would recommend you hire 4 artists to ensure there is plenty of time to cover the guests who would like a souvenir drawing from your party.

 

Hiring an Event Caricature Artist

How do I hire event caricature art?

This part is super easy. Once you’ve found the artist you’d like to work with on our Book an Artist page, you’ll click on their profile listing to see more details about them, and click the “I’m Interested in Booking an Artist” button. Then you’ll be able to fill out a form to check their availability and get the process started.

 

Of course, you can always call us at 866-886-6640 during our business hours – 9AM to 5PM EST, Monday through Friday, and we’ll answer any questions you have and help you book your event caricature artist.

Unique Client Appreciation Gifts

By Robert Bauer | May 17, 2019 |

Strengthen Your Customer Relationships with These Unique Client Appreciation Gift Ideas

 

Unique Client Appreciation Gifts

According to Forbes Magazine, the use of “relationship-based extras,” aka small gifts that convey appreciation to clients, helps businesses create stronger and more loyal customer relationships. In fact, personalized gifts can increase sales to those customers by 24%!  For business-to-business companies, you can leverage this information to increase sales by offering unique client appreciation gifts – like custom caricature art.

 

Everybody loves getting a caricature done. A top-notch caricature artist (like the ones you’ll find at GoofyFaces.com) exaggerates each person’s unique features in a way that allows everyone to recognize who they are in a whimsical manner. To help you take advantage of the power of caricature art, here are a five unique client appreciation gifts that use it:

 

 

Thank You Gifts

When a client gives you a large contract that’s going to make a BIG difference for your business, express your appreciation with a piece of caricature art. Consider providing the artist with photos of the members of the customer’s team, to create an image can be framed and displayed in the client’s office or break room. Close the deal with a gift that will last and make a lasting impression!

 

Business Pitches

When you’re pitching a new piece of business, it’s ALWAYS a good idea to demonstrate your team’s creativity. And if your brand identity works with a whimsical approach, caricature art can be a great way to do that. For example, what if you used caricature art as part of your presentation, perhaps replacing your staff headshots with caricatures? Another option? Have an artist create a custom image of your team for your thank you notes.

Unique Client Appreciation Gifts

 

Relationship Anniversaries

Do you have customers that have been with you for an extended period of time – like five, ten or even twenty years? Acknowledging those important anniversaries with custom caricature art can make a memorable statement that you appreciate their loyalty.

 

Special Occasions

Throwing a corporate event to celebrate your business’s milestones can pay off – by increasing customer loyalty and helping you gain the interest of new prospects. Consider hosting it at your place of business, bringing in a stellar caterer, and hiring two or three event caricature artists to create whimsical mementos for your guests to take home. At Goofy Faces, we offer traditional caricature, eSketchesTM, and caricature coasters. And we can print your marketing message and logo in color on the paper, so your guests will think of you every time they see it. That’s great marketing.

 

Birthdays and Babies

Acknowledge important events in a client’s life – like a milestone birthday or the birth of a baby – with custom caricature art. It’s a personal and personalized gift. Ask the artist to include elements that represent your client’s unique interests to create something that they’ll want to frame for display in their office or at home.

 

Explore more ways to use event and studio caricature art services to amp up your business at our website at www.goofyfaces.com.

5 Creative Party Ideas Using Event Caricature Art

By Robert Bauer | April 25, 2019 |

Try These Creative Party Ideas

Have you ever been at a party where an event caricature artist was at work? Odds are, there was a crowd gathered around, excited and happy, watching the artist create a fun & fast sketch of their friend or family member. There are so many creative party ideas that include caricature art! And the fact that your guests walk away with a souvenir? Bonus!

If you’re planning an event and looking for creative party ideas, here are five ways you use caricature art to WOW your guests.

1. The Invitation

Add a touch of whimsy to your invitation by using custom caricature art in your invitations. Capture the personality of your guest of honor by asking the artist to include items related to their hobbies and interests.

 

Creative Party Ideas using Goofy Faces Caricatures2. Traditional Caricatures

By exaggerating someone’s unique features, the artist creates an image that allows us all to poke fun at ourselves, which is why so many people enjoy it. It’s even more fun when your guests can gather around and watch as their friend or family member’s “goofy face” is created. Consider hiring one or more traditional caricature artists to entertain your guests during your party and they’ll get a personalized memento to remember it by, too.

 

 

 

 

3. eSketches™ (Live Digital Caricatures)Creative Party Ideas using Goofy Faces eSketch Caricatures

At Goofy Faces, we also offer an update to traditional caricature style – live digital caricatures. We call them eSketches™ and our customers have given us great feedback on this high-tech approach. The artist works on a digital tablet and your guests watch them create the image on a big screen nearby. The images are then printed instantly on photo paper and given to your guests. We also offer a link to download all the finished eSketches™ following the event!

 

 

 

Goofy Faces Caricature Coasters4. Caricature Coasters

We promise, your guests will love caricature coasters! They’re small and quick – it only takes the artist about two minutes to draw the image. Plus, the 4” x 4” heavy cardboard drinking coaster can be customized with graphics and text, so people will always remember where they got their mini piece of art.

 

 

 

 

 

5. The Gift

Even if you’re throwing the party, you can still bring the most creative and memorable gift. And how better to celebrate the guest of honor than to have an artist capture them in a piece of custom caricature art that you can have framed for their home or office? Many of our loyal customers come to us repeatedly to have us capture images of the people they love, along with their interests, almamater, hobbies and other personal items. It makes a lasting and memorable gift.

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