Hello and thanks for checking out my bio! I am a well-known caricaturist throughout Central Florida.
Clients repeatedly choose me as their Caricaturist because of my flattering, non-exaggerated style. My goal is to provide a customized piece of artwork that my clients will enjoy for years to come. Not only is my style unique, I am extremely quick. Over the course of an hour, I can produce 15-20 high quality black and white portraits offering a unique piece of art which will delight guests of all ages.
From weddings and birthday parties to corporate events hiring me as your caricature artist will be a sure way to make your event memorable.
Nef was not only a very talented artist, but a genuinely fun guy to have at our event. It was pouring down rain, but he still showed up on time, coming from the Lakeland area all the way to Melbourne on only a two days' notice! He even stayed later than we originally asked because it took a while for our guests to warm up to him. Very professional and everyone loved their drawings!
Well... I can tell you that it wasn’t bad, but not excellent. Not like real caricature.
Little bit recognizable, but for guessing person you have to think who is at the picture.
Nef was fantastic!! He's a terrific guy, super fun with the guests, and does incredible work. My guests were so impressed with his skills and everyone has something wonderful to cherish from this special day.
Nef was fantastic !
When I first had the idea to book a caricature artist for my wedding I combed through everyone available in teh area and Nef's work was exactly what I was looking for - he was almost more of a portrait artist because his cartoons are so lifelike and his work was phenomenal. I booked him immediately and hoped my guests would enjoy the unique wedding favor.
I figured a few people would think it was cool but WOW - Nef was a HIT that night! He had a line the entire time and people were coming up to us RAVING about how cool the portraits were and asking for his information. We ended up needing to pay him a bit more to stay extra hours (he had already stayed over time to finish up some portraits, so we decided to) because he was so popular!
He even managed the line well enough that it wasn't crowding the area. We had some communication issues in the beginning because his email stopped working, but Nef really came through in the end and helped make our wedding unique and fun. Thank you Nef, I can't recommend you enough!
Response from Nef Melendez:
Thank you so much! I'm glad everyone had a good time.
We had a terrific event in part thanks to Nefs participation. He was very patient with us and very cheerful. Everyone enjoyed their drawings.
Nef's drawings made the End of Year special ! He drew 19 professional, and personal, caricatures of each kid. We will use Nef again for sure ! He arrived early and worked personally with each kid in the most friendly and respectful way possible.
Nef was amazing to work with. Very professional and knew how to handle large crowds. Would definitely recommend his services.
He was great as always! The pictures were beautiful and im just so happy i was able to get him again this year!
Everyone loves him, very nice and his work is very clean.
We booked Nef for my daughters 1st Birthday in July. He was definitely one of the favorites at the event. With 150 guests, we had a line up! Nef was so calm and accommodating, although he had to stay longer than expected. We appreciated his kindness very much. In fact, we loved him so much that we booked him again for a future event! Since
our party, we have recommended Nef to several of our friends and he never disappoints. I will certainly be using his services again! Nef is the best!
We had Nez for my son's 1st birthday party! He was amazing to work with. Not only is he so talented but a true professional with my guests. He went out of his way to accommodate everyone. Thank you!
Nef did a great job and has the right attitude for working with the public, patient and friendly. He is also a great artist.
Response from Nef Melendez:
Thank you for the review! It was a pleasure working with you!
He came to my daughter's 1st birthday party in April and he was AMAZING! his drawing was so beautiful and life-like. Everybody who got drawn by him loved his work and im so glad he came to my daughter's party and hope to do buisness with him in the future!! Thank you for everything
Nef was very professional through the entire process. He worked with me about the price and date of the party! My guest Loved him!!!!! I will most definitely contact him for future events! He put that extra touch on my daughters party!
Nef and his artistic gifts was a wonderful addition to my birthday party. He was very punctual and extremely personable. All my friends loved interacting with him as he worked. If anyone is ever in need of a caricature specialist, I would 100% without a doubt recommend Nef Melendez!!! I couldn't have asked for better artist and person for my event. And I look forward to working with him again for future events. Thanks again, Nef...You were amazing!!!
Nef was so great and professional! On time and my guest loved him! Even the kids! Most definitely will book him for another event! He added that special touch to my daughters party.
Nef was everything as promised. He showed up, did a great job and everyone loved him.
Nef showed up on time and did a Fantastic Job. I could not be happier with the job he did. We quite often host events for the insurance agents who work for Howe Insurance Services and we usually have an "Orlando Event" once per year - and I expect Nef to become one of our "Annual Attractions". Thanks!!
Price Range: From $110 to $200
Gig Length: 2 - 8 minutes
Languages: English, Spanish
What to Expect
Here at Cartoon Expressions, we keep it simple! Just send over your details and we will get right to work on a fair quote that works with your budget! Once you book us, our Event Coordinator will reach out to ensure you and your guests have the best experience possible!
From Birthdays to Conventions, we have the experience necessary to bring your event to the next level. We have performed for various venues such as Marriott, Hilton and Disney always bringing top notch customer service, quality and fun!
Our goal is to earn your business long-term. We can work within your budget and strive or a fair, win-win situation. Our goal is to earn your business for a long time, not just one event!
Upcoming Booked Events
|December 05, 2020 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm||Christmas Party|
|January 16, 2021 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Wedding Reception|
Past Booked Events
|October 24, 2020 • 4:00pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|May 11, 2019 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|August 23, 2018 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm||Corporate Event|
|August 18, 2018 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Teen's Birthday Party|
|August 04, 2018 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm||Festival|
|June 19, 2018 • 10:00am - 2:00pm||Corporate Event|
|March 03, 2018 • 12:00pm - 2:30pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|February 17, 2018 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
|December 16, 2017 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|November 10, 2017 • 8:30pm - 10:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|July 01, 2017 • 4:30pm - 6:30pm||Convention/Trade Show|
|May 28, 2017 • 4:30pm - 6:30pm||Retirement Party|
|May 26, 2017 • 9:30am - 11:00am||School Assembly|
|April 28, 2017 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Fundraiser|
|March 25, 2017 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm||Birthday (Child)|
|March 12, 2017 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm||Birthday (Child)|
|February 10, 2017 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Birthday (Child)|
|December 16, 2016 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 13, 2016 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm||Birthday (Child)|
|December 10, 2016 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Birthday (Child)|
|October 22, 2016 • 12:00pm - 5:00pm||Grand Opening|
|October 22, 2016 • 11:30am - 4:30pm||Religious Celebration|
|October 08, 2016 • 11:00am - 3:00pm||Corporate Event|
|October 01, 2016 • 7:30pm - 9:30pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|August 12, 2016 • 6:30pm - 9:30pm||Reunion|
|August 06, 2016 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm||Birthday (Child)|
|July 21, 2016||Wedding Reception|
|July 09, 2016 • 12:00pm - 3:00pm||Birthday (Child)|
|May 28, 2016 • 4:00pm - 7:00pm||Graduation|
|May 01, 2016 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
|April 23, 2016 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm||Festival|
|April 21, 2016 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Corporate Event|
|April 02, 2016||Birthday (Child)|
|February 10, 2016||Corporate Event|