Rafael Diez-Cartoonyou!

Caricaturist from Orlando, FL - Will travel up to 500 miles
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MEMBER SINCE 2007
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$100 - $250 per hour
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About
Who does Apple, Microsoft, Blackberry and Motorola hire when they are looking for entertainment for their events? Rafael from Cartoon You!

Rafael is the fastest artist in the business. No one else guarantees 20-25 guests drawn PER hour in black and white. A fast artist ensures that your guests don't spend the entire time waiting in a line. His style is flattering, and he can talk and draw a guest, making them feel comfortable and forgetting that they are being drawn. He's not just fast, he is accurate.

Featured in publications such as The Orlando Sentinel, Orlando Magazine, Create Magazine, Orlando Leisure, and Orlando Arts, Rafael Diez is the owner of Cartoon You Caricatures, a nationally rated 5-Star caricature entertainment company that provides affordable and professional caricature artists for all types of events - from small family parties to huge corporate conventions. We offer one or more artists and traditional hand drawn caricatures and high tech digital caricatures to meet our client's needs. If you need a party artist, a gift caricature, group caricature, or studio illustration, Cartoon You can help you with one or more artists for your event.

Caricature is a proven satisfier, eliciting laughter and delight from both sitter and audience alike. These comical portraits often end up framed and hanging on the walls of their subject's homes and offices for years afterwards. You can make this service available to your family, friends, and/or employees at competitive rates. Not local to Central Florida? No problem! We'll come to you.

With 31 years of working as a retail cartoonist for Disney and Universal, and with an MFA in Illustration from Syracuse University, Rafael Diez has taught art in college for 15 years both in the online and ground classrooms.

CLIENT LIST
Over a span of 30 years our client list has grown to include thousands of satisfied clients. Among them: Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, Bloomingdales, Macy's, Tommy Hilfiger, Walmart, Disney, Universal, Kodak, Apple, Space X, New Balance, Samsung, BlackBerry, Sprint, Oracle, Cisco, KB Homes, Sony, U.S. Army, Cafe Tu Tu Tango, Fast Signs, Outback, John Casablanca, Olive Garden, World Marriott, Paramount Great America, Motorola, Toyota, Costco, FAO Schwarz, United Way, WDBO AM 580, WKMG Channel 6, Kids Together, Budget Rent A Car, US Wireless, Liberty Mutual, University of Central Florida, Petco, Morgan Stanley, Orlando World Center, Cartoon Art Museum, Terminix, Lockheed Martin, Florida Hospital, Jacksonville Jaguars, Atlanta Braves, Nejame Law, Cardtronics, GameStop, Electronic Arts, and thousands more all across the country.

Events include: Weddings, Conventions, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Engagement Parties, Baby Showers, Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties, Cocktail Parties, Rehearsal Dinners, Luaus, Cruises, Grad Nights, Office Parties, Employee Appreciations, Picnics, Birthdays, Retirement Parties, Grand Openings, Irish Wakes, even Divorce Parties, believe it or not!

DIGITAL CARICATURES
Wow your crowd! Impress with high tech! Want something different than the traditional marker and paper caricatures? Go digital! Hire one or more Digital Caricature Artists to electrify the crowds with the power of the pixel! Artists draw on pressure sensitive digital drawing tablets and guests watch the art projected on 32" LCD screens. Guests leave with their own full color caricature printed on the spot on 4x6" or 8x10" paper. Each artist can draw 10 color caricatures per hour. This option is great for big crowds and big rooms, especially when clients want a sleek and modern entertainment style for their corporate events. Company logos can be printed on the paper along with a custom border. At the end you receive digital copies of all the caricatures. Rates depend on location, and the number of artists and hours you need. Digital Rates start at $200 per hour with a 2 hour minimum. Will travel anywhere in North America. Call for specific rates and packages for your area.

TRADITIONAL CARICATURES
- Artist sets up with easel and pen, paper, lights.
- Each artist can draw 20 black and white caricatures or 10 color caricatures per hour.
- Paper can be pre-printed with event logo border for free.
- Each drawing is an 11x14" original and comes with a transparent bag with handle.
- We require a 50% deposit online via PayPal, balance due at event.
- Rates start at $100 hr.



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250+ GigMasters Bookings
A GigMasters member for 10+ years
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2018!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2017!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2016!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2015!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2014!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2013!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2012!
2015 - Top Corporate Event Entertainer
2014 - Top Caricaturist
2013 - Top Corporate Event Entertainer
2013 - Top Caricaturist
2008 - Top Caricaturist

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Rafael was wonderful to work with! He was very personable and the attendees really enjoyed having themselves drawn as a caricature! I would recommend Rafael to anyone wanting a fun element added to their event or party!

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Rafael was by far the best investment we made for our daughter's quinceanera. There is no doubt that I will recommend and use Rafael's services again. It was like he was part of the family, he fit right in. Thanks Again Rafael!

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Rafael was 100% perfect in all ways . Engaging, punctual , creative and professional. I can think of nothing he could have done better .

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Rafael Diez-Cartoonyou!’s Response:

Thank you Peter! I loved the speed dating format- it was perfect for the drawings! You guys were great to work with! Hope we can do another one soon.

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Rafael was great! My guests loved the idea and everyone left with a caricature. We had a Star Wars theme and he created them so the theme was incorporated for everyone. It was awesome and we also had a few for us as the bride and groom. It was the best gift for our guests and it made the reception different and fun. Much better than some bottle stopper they will never use. LOL! I would highly recommend doing these and your guests will have a ball! Thanks, Rafael!

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Our company hired Rafael to draw caricatures to showcase our digital writing device at a large Tradeshow. Rafael did a fantastic job! He was very professional, extremely engaging, and a tremendously talented artist. We were thrilled with his work, and his ability to connect with our audience. We would highly recommend Rafael, and look forward to working with him again at future events.

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Rafael Diez-Cartoonyou!’s Response:

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It was a pleasure to work for you Tara! The team in the booth were so nice and accommodating. I’m glad we met and hope we can do this again!

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Rafael was a complete pleasure to work with. We hired him because my daughter and her fiancé both draw, so they thought this would be a fun way to add something personal to their wedding. Well, they were having so much fun they completely forgot to get their picture sketched. Rafael looked forward to sketching the Bride and Groom(sorry)... He asked if we could send a photo of the bride and groom from the wedding night and he would do a sketch just for them! Just Perfect! His work is outstanding... he's fast too! I look forward to working with Rafael again in the near future and I recommend him to everyone!

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Rafael played such a huge part in making our wedding a success. His professionalism, warmth, charisma, and talent still have our guests talking. The caricatures were awesome and he kept the conversation going all night. I couldn't recommend him enough!!!

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Really amazing work! Great conservationist and wonderful talent!

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Having Rafael Diez-Cartoonyou!? at our event made it very special. The guests were delighted to sit down while Rafael made them feel at ease with his winning personality and talent. He is very professional, interested in the event and very easy-going. I would recommend him for any event.

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2019
Nov
22
Wedding
Saint Cloud, FL
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
2019
Nov
23
Birthday Party (Kids)
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2019
Nov
30
Wedding Reception
Daytona Beach, FL
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2019
Dec
6
Christmas Party
Sanford, FL
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2019
Dec
7
Corporate Function
Orlando, FL
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2020
May
9
Wedding
Mims, FL
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2019
Nov
14
Corporate Function
Orlando, FL
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
2019
Oct
19
Wedding Reception
Orlando, FL
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2019
Aug
22
Corporate Function
Orlando, FL
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
2019
Aug
8
Corporate Function
Altamonte Springs, FL
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2019
Jul
11
Corporate Function
Kissimmee, FL
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2019
Jul
10
Corporate Function
Orlando, FL
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2019
Jun
22
Quinceañera
Orlando, FL
7:30 PM - 11:30 PM
2019
Jun
12
Trade Show
Orlando, FL
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
2019
Jun
7
Wedding Reception
Orlando, FL
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
2019
Jun
6
Corporate Function
Orlando, FL
3:30 PM - 4:00 AM
2019
Apr
19
Wedding
Orlando, FL
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
2019
Apr
11
Private Party
Orlando, FL
8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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