Pete McDonnell Caricatures

Caricaturist from San Francisco, CA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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Hi! My name is Pete McDonnell; I am a caricature artist, freelance illustrator and cartooning instructor.

* A caricature is cool! It's unique! It's fun to watch! Why not give me a call? I'll add a zesty flavor to that next party dish you put together! Men will guffaw, women will glow, and kids will giggle! I bring a skilled hand and a desire to create good work to every drawing I do. I have drawn caricatures for many different clients at many kinds of venues. Some of my better-known clients include: Facebook, Twitter, Samsung, FedEx, Genentech, Thunder Valley Casino, Comerica Bank, Dry Creek Vineyards, Life Technologies, St. Francis Winery & Vineyards, Sonoma State University, & Trulia; I've also drawn at many Bay Area High Schools and for numerous other businesses, schools and private clients. I've drawn caricatures at Candlestick Park, at winerys, high schools, AT&T Park, on a yacht, at pool parties, weddings, grad nights, Bar Mitzvahs, company picnics, trade shows, small businesses, holiday parties, you name it!

* As an illustrator/cartoonist I have created illustrations, cartoons and storyboards hundreds of clients in the publishing, advertising, corporate and entertainment industries, including: Microsoft, EMC Storage, Hewlett-Packard, Chevron, T-Mobile, Morgan-Stanley, Target, Southwest Airlines, Neiman Marcus, Activision, Benefit Cosmetics, The Wall Street Journal, Popular Science magazine, Dark Horse Comics, and National Geographic for Kids magazine.

* If you're planning an event -- a birthday party, wedding, company picnic, grad night, Bar Mitzvah, corporate event, whatever -- consider hiring Pete McDonnell, a super-talented caricature artist that draws in a refreshingly fun and fabulous style! I generally will charge $100 to $175 an hour depending on the day (weekends and holidays are generally busiest), size and attendance of event, the distance I need to travel and how many hours you need me to work. I prefer a two hour minimum timeframe for a gig, if possible, but might give an exception if you're closer to home, which for me is Petaluma in Sonoma County.

* I have a style of caricaturing that's pleasing and friendly, as I can capture a likeness without being overly exaggerated or cartoony. I draw in a traditional style, and can also create a pre-printed graphic on the paper for your event at no extra charge. I draw on 9" X 12' paper for individual pictures and 11" x 14'" for couples or any kind of dynamic duos! I can draw about 15 black & white faces in an hour or ten in color.

* I have been a freelance illustrator & cartoonist for 25 years and have drawn caricature art for many corporate clients and businesses. If you have a concept for a company caricature, whether it be for an individual retirement gift or a shout-out to a team of employees, I can work with any idea you may have and deliver a digital illustration that can be sent to you or a service bureau via the internet which can be printed out as multiple copies. I can also create unique, one of a kind watercolor illustrations, suitable for framing, for the office wall or as a prized keepsake for retirement or as promotional gifts!

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50+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests
A GigMasters member for 5+ years
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!

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Pete provided his services for our wedding reception. Leading up to the event, he was prompt, courteous, and clear in all his communications. He showed up early for the event, did an excellent job, and was a huge hit with our guests. Overall, Pete was an absolute pleasure to work with. I cannot recommend him highly enough. Thank you, Pete!

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Pete McDonnell Caricatures’s Response:

Thank you, Grant! I appreciate the kind words.

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Wow! I am so glad we booked Pete for our wedding! He is so talented and patient! He was accommodating even though we had a small space. He made everyone look great! He was quick and able to do about 20 guests in just two hours! Incredible! Thank you for making my wedding unique and even more special.

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I would highly recommend Pete for any event. We had a wonderful time with our caricatures at our company picnic. He totally worked well with kids and babies. He was able to capture drawings of their faces even when they squirmed about. He also was able to add last minute request of adding our logo and event title to the paper he used. THANKS PETE!!!

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Pete McDonnell Caricatures’s Response:

You're welcome, Diana. Thanks for the nice review. I had a great time at your party!

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
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2018
May
4
Wedding
Vacaville, CA
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
2018
May
26
Birthday Party (Kids)
Benicia, CA
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2018
Jun
23
Private Party
Lafayette, CA
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2018
Jan
12
Corporate Function
Santa Clara, CA
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2017
Dec
8
Corporate Function
San Carlos, CA
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2017
Nov
19
Wedding Reception
Berkeley, CA
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2017
Nov
11
Bar Mitzvah
San Francisco, CA
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2017
Nov
8
Wedding Reception
San Francisco, CA
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2017
Oct
14
Birthday Party (Kids)
San Francisco, CA
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Proms
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Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
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Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Pete McDonnell Caricatures will also travel to South San Francisco, Belmont, Daly City, Brisbane, Oakland, Sausalito, Alameda, Emeryville, Tiburon, Berkeley, San Bruno, Albany, Mill Valley, Pacifica, Piedmont, Richmond, Corte Madera, El Cerrito, Larkspur, Millbrae, San Quentin, Tamal, Burlingame, San Rafael, Canyon, El Sobrante, Greenbrae, Orinda, San Leandro, San Mateo.
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