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Katherine Hilden

Caricaturist from Evanston, IL - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$125 - $150 per hour
Katherine Hilden's caricatures have been published in Inland Architect and Ms Magazine. Her caricatures of Chicago celebrities appear on the walls of Petterino's restaurant, adjacent to the Goodman Theater in Chicago. Katherine studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She's put her extroversion to good use as a docent for the Chicago Architecture Foundation, hamming it up on the boat tour. Drawing caricatures for her is an interactive show. She relates to people while she draws and reflects the ambiance of the party in her work.
BASICS: In black and white, it takes just 4-5 minutes per person; in full color, about 6-8 minutes. That means, in full color Katherine draws 7-10 people an hour; in black and white, 10-15/hour. It's fun and affordable, $130/hour. For example, for a party with 15 kids, Katherine will draw everybody in 2 hours and in full color. That's a wonderful party favor for about $8. Awesome! The parents will thank you and they will frame the picture at home as a remembrance of you wonderful party.
FAMILY PARTIES: Birthday, Graduation Party, Wedding, Mitzvah, Family Reunion, Block Party. When Katherine draws kids she goes easy, aiming for a likeness that's full of energy and she puts in some attitude because kids like that and the parents will say, oh, yeah! For adults, Katherine goes for the kind of humor she hears all around her at this particular party. Her drawings tend to be sexy and glamorous. She's there to make your guests happy so that YOU will get the credit for planning this GREAT PARTY. People stand around and watch over her shoulder as she draws. She's inspired by this interaction. There's a lot of laughter all around and the ideas just flow. It's an ice-breaker, creates a party atmosphere by itself. Then your guests go home and frame this drawing. It makes your party memorable. It really is all about YOU and it's about LOOKING GOOD!
CORPORATE EVENTS : Trade Show, Company Picnic, Award Dinner, Holiday Party, Open House, Office Party. If you are planning a trade show or convention, think caricatures. Katherine Hilden's caricatures at your booth will steal the show. You will have a line around your booth. This draws attention to YOUR BUSINESS. As people walk around with these drawings (in clear plastic sleeves) they actually advertise your booth! For conventions Katherine often pre-prints the paper with the company logo or, better yet, with a pre-drawn scene so that drawing in the conventioneers goes fast. The result is spectacular. You can be sure, the drawing will be framed and, ta-tah!!, there's your logo for everyone to see, forevermore. Her drawings are fast and fun. At trade shows, it's a drawing every 3-4 minutes. The line is long, but the wait is short. People like this.
CORPORATE CLIENTS, including: Illinois Arts Alliance*Merill Lynch*Chicago Board of Trade*Kraft*BWD Automotive*Dry Storage Corp* ITW Buildex*National Luggage Assn*National-Louis University*GATX* Certified Grocers*Illinois Institute of Technology*Columbia Yacht Club*Illinois Assn of Realtors*Du Pont*Global Fire Protection* American Medical Assn*Loyola University*Best Cutting Die*Hinckley & Schmitt* ITT Sheridan* Harris Bank* Helene Curtis Int'l* City Haul* Pillsbury*Chicago Dental Society*Honeywell*Rudnick & Wolfe*DePaul Univ* Household Int'l*Inland Architect* International Formalwear* General Mills*Indian Lakes Country Club*Knox College*Eastern Illinois University*Charter Barclay Hospital*Wyndstone Press*Rush Presbyterian Hospital*Merchandise Mart Bank*University of Chicago Lab School* Citicorp*Purdue University*Solar Communications*Walker Process Co* McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce*Rosewood Restaurant*Illinois House of Representatives*Paulson Oil Co*University of Wisconsin Whitewater* Nike Securities*TOPCO*ITW Shakeproof*Rotary International*Medical Economics*Chrysler Corp*Bozell Public Relations*DuPage Art League* Qwest Consultants*Sako Associates*Artmark Chicago Ltd*Bethany Terrace Nursing Home* LaSalle Banks Chicago Marathon*Lewis Overbeck & Furman* Michigan Shores Club* Montgomery Police Department*Healthbridge* Union League Club*Solar Communications*Playboy*Prairie Shores Mgmt* Lambda Chi Alpha*Del Webb's Sun City*All State Ins*Del Webb Wellness Center*FMC Technologies*Swedish Covenant Hospital*AON Risk Consultants*Duff & Phelps*Pfizer Pharm*Abbott Labs* March of Dimes*Saddle & Cycle Club*Petterino's Restaurant
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Katherine was a total joy with whom to have worked. I originally had some doubts about how appropriate hiring a caricaturist for my company's annual party would be. I was completely satisfied. I cannot know if all artists work this well with their subjects, but if they don't, they should watch Katherine to see how it SHOULD be done. Each of the 18 people who were drawn had great things to say about her. Interestingly, each had different observations. Evidently, Katherine tailors her approach individually to make each subject feel comfortable. I hope Katherine uses me as a reference for others so I can repay her talent by recommending her

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Katherine did an excellent job. Mr. Garriques was very pleased with her work and would hire her again.

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2016
Dec
8
Christmas Party
Elmhurst, IL
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
2016
Dec
15
Celebration
Chicago, IL
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2016
Dec
21
Corporate Function
Chicago, IL
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2017
Mar
4
Community Event
Chicago, IL
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
2016
Nov
5
Private Party
West Chicago, IL
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
2016
Oct
22
Birthday Party (Kids)
Aurora, IL
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
2016
Oct
15
Festival
Milwaukee, WI
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
2016
Oct
1
Birthday Party (Adult)
Schaumburg, IL
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2016
Sep
17
Wedding Reception
Lombard, IL
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2016
Sep
3
Birthday Party (Adult)
Chicago, IL
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Please note Katherine Hilden will also travel to Chicago, Skokie, Kenilworth, Wilmette, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Winnetka, Golf, Glencoe, Glenview, Glenview Nas, Niles, Techny, Park Ridge, Norridge, Northbrook, Carol Stream, Des Plaines, Highland Park, Oak Park, River Grove, Schiller Park, Deerfield, Fort Sheridan, Franklin Park, Highwood, Prospect Heights, River Forest, Forest Park, Melrose Park.
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