- Typical Gig: 120 - 500 minutes
- Fee: $100-$250 hr. (2 hr. minimum)
- Insurance: $1 million
- Languages: English, Spanish
“Any time, any face, anywhere”
Featured in publications such as The Orlando Sentinel, Orlando Magazine, Create Magazine, Orlando Leisure, Orlando Arts, and Ahora Orlando, 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 offering traditional hand drawn caricatures and high tech digital caricatures to meet a client’s needs.
His Client List, over a span of 25 years, includes over 1500 clients: Microsoft, Walmart, Disney, Universal, Kodak, KEL Attorneys, KB Homes, Fuze, 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, and hundreds of clients 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, even divorce parties believe it or not!
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 CINTIQ drawing tablets and guests watch the art projected on 32” LCD screens. Guests leave with their own full color caricature printed on the spot. 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. 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. Will travel anywhere in North America. Call for specific rates and packages for your area. Call for requirements (Client provides outlet and an 8x8 space, with a 4' or 6' table and 3 chairs.) There is a 50% deposit, balance due at event. Client may request logo printed on paper (free).
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.
50% deposit paypal, balance at event. Rates start at $100 hr.
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.
"Rafael Diez captures the essence of his subjects and reveals the language of ideas and charisma that define his subjects." -The Orlando Sentinel.
The #1 morning show in Orlando, XL106.7 The Doc and Johnny Radio Show, calls him "very talented...when we saw our caricature, it made us all laugh together."
"Everyone loved the caricatures! Thank you for participation in our Cirque by the Sea Award show."--Margot H. Knight, President & CEO United Arts of Central Florida
"Diez made Fall Fest a success"-- Create Magazine
"What a hit you were in our booth!"- Van Hutchinson, Director of E Marketing, Global Response
“Rafael Diez-Cartoon You! performed at a corporate event in Miami, FL and WOW'd the crowd.”
--Myra C, Corporate Express, Convention, Miami, FL, 10/29/2007
“We hired Rafael to entertain and draw our employees at our annual party and everyone left the party happy and with a memorable souvenir to remember the event by.”
--Wayne McClain, Director, Putnam State Bank, Palatka, FL. 1/26/08
“Rafael stayed longer than he was suppose to and his work was great. The President of our Company heard people saying how great his work was and how patient he was with the little kids. I will be using him for our next company picnic next year. “
--Diane W, 5/17/2008, Corporate Function, CastleGroup Insurance/Realty, Ft Lauderdale, FL
“WE WERE VERY PLEASED WITH RAFAEL. HE WAS PROMPT, PLEASANT AND PROFESSIONAL. HE HAD A VERY LONG DAY WITH US AND WAS JUST WONDERFUL.
-Beth G, 5/12/2008, Corporate Function, Florida Hospital Deland, FL.
“He is by far the best artist I have ever come across."
--Kevin Sheehan, 5/3/2008, Fund Raiser, American Cancer Society, North Port, FL
"We can't wait to invite him back again! Thanks Rafael”
-Denise Thompson, Guest Service Manager Courtyard by Marriott
“Thank you for a wonderful group caricature for our retirement present for a master cardiologist!”
- Gilbert Postler, USF Cardiology, Tampa
“WE LOVE IT!!!! MY BOSS IS VERY HAPPY! Thanks Rafael!”
-Natalia Ospina, General Mills, Miami 6/08
“We are presenting to our sales team next Wednesday!!! Everyone that has seen this, loves it!!!!!”
“WE LOVE THIS, YOU ARE AWESOME!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!! We will be using this everywhere!!!!”
-Tanya Barker, Perfect Wedding Guide/Central Florida Bride 9/08
“You added a lot for our 10th anniversary! Your best of Show caricatures were awesome!!! Thanks so much.”
-Deb Hartegan, Volktoberfest 10, Melbourne, FL 10/10/08
“Dan loved it!!! I should have a picture of him getting it at the party last night. Thanks again,”
-Catherine Murphy, DNC inc, NASA 10/08
“It was fantastic working with you. I ran into some kids at the airport on my way out and asked them what their favorite part of the tournament was and they said the cartoon guy. You were a huge hit.”
-Adrienne DiMenna, United States Tennis Association 08
“You were fabulous and we so appreciate your time, talents, positive energy, customer service and hard work on behalf of Terminix.”
-Adrienne Timberlake, Archer Malmo Advertising
“My company hired Mr. Diez for our Christmas Party this year. I knew it was going to be a hit the moment I saw his portfolio. Mr. Diez is extremely talented, charismatic, and professional. His caricature likenesses are astounding. He brought a wonderful source of entertainment for us as well as our guest. “
-Savanah Hrbek, Boatright Enterprises Inc.
“I wanted my fellas to have something original not the usual shot glass or beer mug. So when I found Rafael's work on line I gave him my vision and created the Diaz Eleven and it was a hit! All of my groomsmen loved it! “
-Alex Diaz, XL106.7 FM
“Fantastic! Thank you Rafael.”
-Toni Henry, Executive Staff, RAYDON
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