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JT Art & DesignCaricaturist from Naugatuck, CT

Will travel up to 100 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 68 Reviews
  • 134 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2011
  • 14 Awards & Badges
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $250 per event

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Hi everyone! Thanks for checking out my profile and considering my live caricature services! After nearly 20 years in the graphic design field full-time, I occasionally did some "side" portraits and caricatures, mostly for friends and family. But due to employment changes, I am now a professional “full-time” 5-star caricaturist, having drawn them regularly at hundreds of events since 2003. "You made me look better than I do" has been a phrase I have heard more than once, and then there are the teens describing my drawings as “accurate” with amazement....like they are shocked a caricature can actually LOOK LIKE the person! I have always loved to draw people in particular with a keen eye for distinct features enabling me to capture a true resemblance to my subjects, in a fun manner with often flattering results, decidedly different from a "cookie cutter”, indistinct or grossly distorted, over-exaggeration style that is out there! Humorous or fun doesn't have to be hideous, right? A social person, I engage my customers whenever possible to create a relaxed, fun atmosphere! I am very energized entertaining an enthusiastic group, and you will have a great experience and a great take-home "favor" to keep for years, not just a day or a week, or to be tossed in a drawer, like other breakable, wash away or mini sized favors I won't mention names of here ;-) In terms of my speed, I can realistically draw black-and-white simple line headshots in as little as 4 to 5 minutes per BW individual person… that is with retaining a true resemblance and not looking "Charlie Brown-like" (no offense to Charlie)! Full body or color (hobby/action poses) are a little bit longer than that. Minimum booking time-frames (discretionary 2 hours for most informal or smaller gatherings, but 3 hours for formal larger events or weddings) apply…based on $125 per hour plus a sliding scale travel stipend. If booking me alone, ask about my 3 hour or more package options, especially for larger events, which include 10% off total regular price of gig plus caricature commission, or custom caricature sign-in board, the most common options or 5% off total regular price of gig plus commemorative drawing paper with caption and border. Also, as of 2016, I carry liability insurance for those of you who may require it, or appreciate the security, as some others I know do not. A couple more tidbits....I had a few interesting “face” related experiences to share. In 2009, I was recommended by an agent and solely featured on a half hour CT cable access show spotlighting caricature art, where I discussed and demonstrated my art (see the video link here). This was a great experience, rivaling the portrait cookie decorating contest I was selected to complete in with a handful of other portrait artists, for Food Network's "Ham on the Street" taped in Norwalk, in the early 2000s, in which I was a winner (certainly not due to my frosting)! I also drew a local celebrity Teresa Dufour (host of News Channel 8 CT Style) live at a fundraising event and she shared the caricature on the show! Anyhow, I hope to draw you and your guests very soon!


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Review by cynthia r.

Nursing Home EventReviewed on May 14, 2023From Southington, CT

JT Art and Design was perfect for our occassion and was very accommodating to folks special requests. Will definetly have her back again.

JT Art & Design:

Hi Cynthia, thank you so much for taking time to submit a great review. I’ enjoyed meeting you all. I am sorry for any of the ways that you thought I fell short of getting all 5s, but it seemed residents and employees were very happy with their pictures, and I was very appreciative to get the business. I hope for the opportunity to be back again in the future!.

Review by Heather E.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on April 22, 2023From Brookfield, CT

JT Art & Design:

Thank you for the review submission, Heather! i’m glad in most cases you were completely satisfied, and I’m sorry that in two instances, I fell slightly short. I’m hoping that the accommodating rating was not related to the fact that I could not stay late. If it were not for the fact, I had such a long day and I’d come from out of state I would not have declined. In any case, thank you again and thanks for the referral that you also provided!

Review by Rebecca W.

EventReviewed on April 20, 2023From Brookfield, CT

JT Art and design was just what we needed. It was a busy day for us and we were running around. Once we got her set up she rolled with it and did not require any hand holding or special attention. I would hire her again in a minute.

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Upcoming Events

June 9, 2023 • School event gig
Fri2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Bedford, NY
June 10, 2023 • Bar Mitzvah
Sat1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Hartford, CT
June 11, 2023 • Wedding
Sun1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Wethersfield, CT
June 12, 2023 • Graduation Party
Mon10:00 PM - 2:00 AM Simsbury, CT
June 12, 2023 • High school project grad party
Mon10:00 PM - 1:00 AM Simsbury, CT
June 23, 2023 • Quinceanera
Fri9:00 PM - 12:00 AM South Windsor, CT
June 23, 2023 • Quinceañera
Fri9:00 PM - 12:00 AM South Windsor, CT
June 24, 2023 • Project graduation
Sat11:00 PM - 2:00 AM New Milford, CT
July 16, 2023 • Birthday Party (Kids)
Sun3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Berlin, CT
August 26, 2023 • Birthday Party (Kids)
Sat1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Monroe, CT
September 3, 2023 • Family Reunion
Sun1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Middlebury, CT
September 9, 2023 • Wedding Reception
Sat6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Bristol, CT

Past Events

June 6, 2023 • School event gig
Tue11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Stamford, CT
June 3, 2023 • College event
Sat1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Poughkeepsie, NY

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