Hire a NYC Caricature Artist For Trade Shows & Corporate Events
Thanks to my entertaining, reliable, flattering and fun art and professional style, I’ve worked for a “Who’s Who” of corporate clients, dozens of public and educational institutions, and many smaller businesses on many, many types of functions, events, trade shows and special projects. My decades of caricature artist experience have been further enriched by my prior (and continuing) graphic design and illustration background.
In short, I have solidified my reputation as one who gets the job done right. My prices are reasonable and I’m well-known among the top New York City metropolitan area arts entertainers.
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What My Business Clients Say
- … And I love my portrait! I will certainly share your contact information with the Directors and Coordinators of Student Activities on each of the other 8 campuses.Victoria Gray, Berkeley College NYC
- The students really enjoy it, and you have been one of the most pleasant vendors to deal with over the years. Thanks for supporting our cause toward enhancing student life.Joshua G. Hawkins, Farmingdale State College
- I don't know how you draw so fast and make it look so easy and still have fun. You handle that marker like it's a magic wand.A. Dykeman, Jonique Inc.
- We think his work is excellent! The pictures come alive as you watch, creating entertainment as well as a special keepsake. Joe's reliability and professionalism are only outdone by his talent and speed.Michelle DeMarsh, DeMarsh Productions
Thank you for working so hard at the communion last weekend. The customer thought you were wonderful … Looking forward to working with you in the future.Randee Levine, Party Sensation
Joe Vissichelli is highly recommended through our company and is the only caricaturist we promote. He has proven to be reliable and has repeat requests ….”Anthony Porfido, GQ Productions
- Thank you for being at our Family Picnic and performing your magic. So many got their caricatures done and you captured their personalities wonderfully. Your participation added so much to the success of our event.Dorothy Stearns, North Shore Land Alliance
- The caricature for the shoot looks dead on! Crazy! We do appreciate your work!Alex Bach, Above Average Productions (Saturday Night Live)
- Having Joe's Caricatures for our first annual ‘Girls Nite Out’ was such a hit. Everyone loved getting their portraits made and the laughs continued through the night.R. Davis - Harman International
- The customer thought you were wonderful … Looking forward to working with you in the future.Randee Levine, Party Sensation
Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication! We couldn't have done it without your help.Stephanie Oh, Zazou Productions (Konica Minolta)
Corporate Event Types for Caricature Art
Through long experience, I’ve perfected my knack for quick art and quick wit, merged it with good-natured, steady professionalism, and thrilled my clients. I’ve worked every kind of corporate event, from viral video events to huge, multi-day corporate extravaganzas to trade shows and employee parties, with a wide variety of creative corporate and institutional projects in between, including:
Caricature Sign-In Boards
Holiday Party Entertainment
Retirement Parties & Tributes
Executive Caricature Portraits
Send-off Gifts & More
Past Corporate Clients for Trade Shows, Events & Parties
My higher profile corporate caricature events, trade shows and projects, both in and outside my immediate NYC-Metro and Long Island region, have involved such companies as American Express, BET, Bloomingdales, BMW, Bulgari, BNP Paribas, Citigroup, Conde Nast, Discovery Channel, Goldman Sachs, Hearst, Hilton Hotels, HSBC, Hyatt, Johnson & Johnson, Konica Minolta, Lord & Taylor, Madison Square Garden, Marriott, Merrill Lynch, MetLife, the NBA, NY Knicks, NY Mets, NY Rangers, PGA Seniors Tour, Perdue Farms, Polo Ralph Lauren, Saks Fifth Avenue, Samsung, Sealy, Sheraton, TLC Channel and Verizon.
Why Hire Me for Corporate Events & Projects?
People skills! No one's clobbered me yet – not even one of the kids. I must be doing something right.
I get around! Whether you're in the New York City-Long Island area, New Jersey, Connecticut or "The Great Beyond," you can have my quick art and quick wit.
Universal appeal! Not just for kids! Some of my best events feature elders and not-so elders going caricature crazy!
Smiles, smiles, smiles! My flattering caricature style brings out the best in your attendees.
Satisfaction! I don’t really get complaints, unlike the rest of real life, and my testimonials are real.
The light of the party! Caricatures are divine for loosening up events that are usually very structured.
Cost-efficient! Combining entertainment and favors saves you serious cash!
Truly an experience! A great and fun arts exposure for all.
Professional! I've worked the caricature wars and not much phases me. Damn the torpedoes, full sketch ahead!
All you may need! I can carry the event alone or be an important cog in a full-blown event entertainment machine.
The Caricature Artist For Your Dream Job
Corporations have hired me to do some unusual events. One of my most creative events was the work I did for Konica Minolta’s Dream Printer YouTube video shown on my homepage. I sat inside a giant, doghouse-sized “printer” for 6-7 hours, generating caricatures of kids’ dreams of their futures. And then there was the commercial for Saturday Night Live’s MasterCard with the Dream Date guy winning the day with my caricature art that was produced under an extremely tight deadline. Clients know that I’m a come-through professional who can focus in demanding conditions.
Frequently Asked Questions
I bring novelty, fun and fascination to corporate events, drawing your guests in my typically entertaining and flattering style. Besides providing a personal and memorable keepsake every guest will save, I supply a welcome break in the structure that many gatherings can have.
I’ve drawn everyone from newborn babies to centenarians, with all the ages in between. Everyone can be caricatured, so we can decide ahead of time if any particular group in your crowd should be drawn or not.
Depending on the speed you require for your time, your crowd and your budget, I’ll make recommendations for what I think are best, but your word is final on whether I draw in color or black-and-white and in full-body (with themes) or heads-only mode. I’m also flexible enough to draw groups, families and other surprises on request.
These numbers can never be guaranteed due to uncontrollable factors, but use them as a rough guide per hour:
Color: Full bodies, up to 10; Heads only, up to 15. Black & White: Full bodies, up to 13; Heads only, up to 20.
Additional caricature artists, if needed, can be supplied for your event.
At events, trade shows and parties, the line is drawn in marker on heavy 110-lb. paper with rubbed-in chalk and color pencil for color. For studio projects, I may use other materials, depending on what’s right for the project.
11″ x 14″ is my standard artwork size for parties, corporate events and trade shows, but other sizes are available on request. Plastic bags are supplied for protection.
I need a small table (card table size is ideal) and two armless chairs in order to work. Shade and shelter would be appreciated for outdoor events. For trade shows or corporate events with limited space, part of a larger table can suffice with just a chair for me if necessary, though seated subjects are generally easier to work with.
Pricing for Trade Shows, Corporate Parties & Projects
My prices start as low as $350 for many 2-hour parties in the New York City and Long Island area. Additional travel costs may apply for events outside the immediate metropolitan area and minimum durations can range from 2-4 hours depending on the event location.
Trade shows, corporate parties and event prices are influenced heavily by location and additionally by other factors. For example, corporate events that may require advance prep work, consultation, meetings, phone calls, photo/video shoots, staging and strategy sessions would involve different costs than events where I simply show up, start drawing and entertain your guests.
Email as many details as possible (type of event, date, time, place, total guests [kids/adults]) to me for a solid price quote. Corporate studio projects are priced according to their unique requirements, desired level of detail, usage, complexity and other factors.
To Hire Me for Your Event or Project
There are three easy ways to make arrangements:
1. Call me today at 516-593-4844
2. Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you know your anticipated date, time, crowd size (kids/adults) and location, please provide the information along with the type of event. If you don’t know and need help, I am available to help you.
Let’s get started today!