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Polly DeHAYS

Caricaturist from Cleveland, OH - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$100 - $125 per hour
I have been doing caricatures for roughly 17 years. I have a very upbeat personality and always aim to entertain as I draw my "victims". :)~ (yep, Polly has jokes!) When people are laughing and having fun it allows me to capture a better likeness and enhances their experience.

I have worked hard in recent years at developing a cute & playful style that captures a true likeness without crossing the line of being offensive. Hopefully that is reflected in my samples. The bulk of my caricature work is booked through several entertainment companies in the greater Cleveland area. My list of clientele includes colleges and universities all over north and central Ohio, and Notre Dame University in Indiana. I have done events for Cleveland Cavaliers, local malls, hospitals, churches and senior living facilities, as well as fundraisers events, weddings and private parties. Company picnics and events for businesses small and large such as State Farm, Summa Health Care and American Greetings, who once flew me out to their Canada office for caricatures. (yeah, that still has me scratching my head.)

RATES
***Non-refunadable payment due in-full no later than 5 days prior to event.***
$120 1st hour
$105 each additional hour
2 hour minimum (*3 hour minimum for travel over 1 hour)
*travel fee's apply for anything over 45min. Fee varies based on distance.

THINGS YOU PROBABLY WANT TO KNOW
PACE: I average 14-18 people per hour. For a higher pace... *Upon request, I can omit names from the drawings for higher volume.
DRAWINGS: I use archival ink brush-tip markers on high quality marker paper. The drawings are black-&-white of head & shoulders with their name added for
personalization, then gently rolled-up with a rubber band for safe and easy transport.
FOR SET UP: I work from my own easel, so all I require from the venue is a small well lit space and 3 chairs.
BOOKINGS: I am seeking gigs for events or private parties at the quoted hourly rate, or individual custom caricatures (inquire for rates)
**Please note: vendor work is not on my agenda of interest.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND
EDUCATION: I have an 9 years of school. The first 4 years focused on Graphic Design, and the latter 5 years completing a Bachelors degree in Illustration from the Cleveland Institute of Art.
CAREER: The first 10 years of my career were in children's publishing, were I worked as an illustrator, designer and art director. Since 2009 I have been working from home, and primarily work in the toy and sport industry on licensed product for Disney, Marvel, Nickelodeon, Hasbro, Universal Studios, and others.

Thank you for taking the time to read my criteria and credentials. It is my hope that I can bring fun and memorable moments to your event with a caricature that will create a lifetime of smiles for your guests.

HUGs & HALOs!
Polly DeHAYS
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Polly arrived early to our event!!! She was very well preparted and so Professional!!!! I would def. recommend her!!

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Polly DeHAYS’s Response:

Thank you so much for the wonderful review Jennifer! You were a very gracious host and made me feel very welcome. I really enjoyed meeting everyone! Best Wishes! Polly 0:)

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2016
Oct
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Graduation Party
Ashland, OH
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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Christenings
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Please note Polly DeHAYS will also travel to Aurora, Hudson, Twinsburg, Macedonia, Streetsboro, Northfield, Solon, Bedford, Chagrin Falls, Peninsula, Stow, Mantua, Kent, Maple Heights, Munroe Falls, Novelty, Cuyahoga Falls, Bath, Garfield Heights, Mentor, Richfield, Beachwood, Akron, Ravenna, Tallmadge, Broadview Heights, Hiram, Cleveland Heights, Mayfield Heights, Medina.
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