Cartoons & Caricatures by Dave: Lines on paper, at your command!
Dave and Danielle Stephens understand that working with artists isn't always easy, so we strive to offer an effective blend of art and business. We're fun, provocative, visionary and talented, but we're also intuitive, timely, efficient, responsive, and strongly focused on details and deliverables. In other words, we work to light up both sides of your brain.
Principal artist Dave Stephens has been a professional artist for nearly 30 years. He worked as an animator for Marvel Production's Saturday morning cartoon Attack of the Killer Tomatoes before he branched out on his own to do commercial art and event entertainment.
Dave has entertained for some of California's largest media groups, including Disney, NBC and Universal Pictures. Dave is a member of the International Society of Caricature Artists (ISCA). His recent clients include GE, Hilton Hotels, the San Diego Padres, Southwest Airlines, Sketchers and Symantec.
Dave's art has become increasingly fashionable with planners, brides and grooms who appreciate a balanced blend of humor, talent and elegance.
Dave uses archival-quality paper and pens, and all of his caricatures come in protective sleeves. For no additional cost, Danielle will develop a custom drawing paper design to coordinate with each couple's wedding motifs and colors—making the art a cherished party gift, as well as fun entertainment.
Wedding parties can also commission Dave to do engagement portraits and illustrations for save-the-date cards, invitations, sign-in boards and party favors. Danielle works closely with clients to bring their ideas to life and ensure their satisfaction with the final design.
In his San Diego studio, Dave specializes in cartoon character development, cartoon maps, private studio caricature commissions and commercial art for web, books, magazines, mobile apps, branding and advertising. Dave and Danielle have been married since 2007 and working full-time together since 2011 when Danielle took a break from her career as an award-winning news reporter to lend her skills to the business. Danielle's background in communications and design allows her to concentrate on client relations, sales, marketing and branding.