Guru.com Profile - La Rue Originals
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|Screen name:||La Rue Originals|
|Tagline:||A bit of whimsy in a realistic world|
|GMT:||West Pacific Standard Time|
|Category rank:||2455 in Illustration & Art|
|Money (all time):||$10,735.06|
|Min. project budget:||Not specified|
|Member since:||10 Jun 2002|
|Last sign In:||16 Feb 2013 6:22 AM ET|
|Quotes submitted:||0 in last 30 days|
|Highest degree:||Bachelor's Degree|
|Additional skills:||Traditional watercolorist but very comfortable in Photoshop with knowledge of Illustrator
Published Childrens Illustrator
Fulltime graphic designer for over 15 years.
|Subcategories:||Nature & Animal Illustration
Child Book Illustration
Other - Painting
Greeting Card Illustration
Media & Entertainment
Retail & Wholesale
|Highlights:||Although I started off in the Graphic Design field I almost exclusively work in the illustration field in the area of children illustration but certainly not limited to such
Highlights include work for:
Sunset - a well known house & garden book publisher
Barron's Educational Series
Illustration work for over 12 children related books
Tile Design, Art for Photo Greeting Cards, Greeting Cards and T--Shirt Design
15 years creating print ads with quick turn around which includes hundreds of photo adjustments, photo retouching,custom illustration as well as logos, flyers, posters etc.
|Work terms:||Initially I like to talk with the client until I feel I have a good idea of what they are looking for and then proceed with a sample pencil sketch sent electronically. If both parties like the work a contract is drawn up.
I prefer to work electronically but if traditional watercolor illustration is preferred final art will be mailed.
If the job looks like it will go on for more than a month I like to set up one of two types of payment schedules. Either 1/3 up front, 1/3 at approval of all sketches and the final 1/3 upon receipt or !/2 upon approval of sketches and the remaining half upon completion, it all depends on the complexity and length of the project.
Availability depends heavily on what projects I am currently working on.
I usually work on a per hour rate. Once I do a sketch I can judge how long it will take to go to final and present a quote at that time. On some jobs I also work on a per piece basis.