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Rafael Diez-Cartoonyou!

Caricaturist from Orlando, FL - Will travel up to 100 miles
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MEMBER SINCE 2007
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BOOKED 44 days ago

$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 members of The Bash for 2020!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2019!
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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On the money! Great idea! He did what he said he would do and was a hit at the party! Awesome awesome awesome! Thanks rafael!

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Rafael Diez-Cartoonyou!’s Response:

Thanks Kevin! What a great family and friends you are blessed with. My wife is going to go to Lens's to get her hair colored next month!

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Rafael was a big hit at our Event. He is very talented and fast. He also is beyond kind. I will use him again. I highly recommend him and the Digital version.

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Rafael is incredibly professional, and a pleasure to work with! I hired him for a corporate luau event and he was so great and accommodating with our guests. They loved him so much in fact that another company hired him on the spot for another gig the following day. He does such great work and efficiently as well. I can't recommend him enough! We hope to work with him again if we are ever in Orlando. Thank you, Rafael!

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2020
Dec
12
Private Party
Saint Augustine, FL
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2020
Nov
13
Corporate Function
Saint Augustine, FL
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2020
Oct
10
Birthday Party (Kids)
Orlando, FL
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2020
Sep
20
Birthday Party (Kids)
Palm Bay, FL
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
2020
May
9
Wedding
Mims, FL
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2020
Jan
18
Corporate Function
Winter Springs, FL
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2020
Jan
7
Corporate Function
Orlando, FL
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2019
Dec
7
Corporate Function
Orlando, FL
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2019
Dec
6
Christmas Party
Sanford, FL
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2019
Nov
30
Wedding Reception
Daytona Beach, FL
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2019
Nov
23
Birthday Party (Kids)
Orlando, FL
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2019
Nov
22
Wedding
Saint Cloud, FL
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Please note Rafael Diez-Cartoonyou! will also travel to Winter Park, Lake Jem, Maitland, Goldenrod, Altamonte Springs, Clarcona, Fern Park, Gotha, Casselberry, Ocoee, Windermere, Apopka, Longwood, Winter Springs, Winter Garden, Kissimmee, Oviedo, Oakland, Lake Mary, Plymouth, Chuluota, Killarney, Sanford, Zellwood, Montverde, Lake Monroe, Saint Cloud, Ferndale, Intercession City, Sorrento.
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