Which services do your rates apply to? Calligraphy, illustrations, or both! Whatever I can accomplish within the timeframe.
How long does it take for you to complete one name/illustration? It greatly depends on various factors, but it typically takes me 3 minutes or less for a 12-letter name, and anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes or more for a full illustration. Factors include the length of each name, the surface you want me to write on, unwrapping/unpacking products, cleaning the product/item's surface, the tools I need to use to apply the writing, and whether there is any drying time.
How many requests can you complete within an hour? This would depend on the flow of the requests, how quickly customers decide on what to get, and how much of the artwork they are allowed to change and specify. Then, it would depend on how long it takes me to complete the requests.
What do you provide from your end? On my end, I bring whatever tools needed to apply my calligraphy and illustrations onto the chosen surface. E.g. engraving machine, ink, pens, markers, heat gun, etc.
What do you need from the client's end? I would just need enough space to calligraph or paint, sitting or standing is fine! :) I will also need a power socket if the work I am doing involves electric tools such as an engraver or a heat gun. In some cases where the client expects a big crowd, I would like to request for an assistant or a staff who is well-versed about the event/products/brand to help me traffic the requests and entertain customer inquiries regarding the products and customisation.
Will you provide the surface/products to be written on? Open to discussion. Typically, clients are to provide the surface/products so that they may align them to comply with their branding. Then, the artist is only in charge of applying his/her artwork onto the surface/products. Feel free to contact us to discuss other options and possibilities!
Do you charge for extra hours? Yes. Any additional hours apart from what is discussed and agreed on prior to the event will incur charges.
Can you arrive earlier to standby for the event? Yes! I can arrive between 30 minutes to an hour earlier to prepare for the event.
Do you charge for standby time/hours? No, at the moment I do not charge for standby time up to an hour before the event starts. However, this standby period is strictly for preparation and setup purposes, and the artist will not begin writing/painting until the agreed start time.
If the event hours include breaks, do you charge for those? No, I do not charge for break time. Please discuss this earlier with the artist to clarify which hours are for breaks and which hours are for work.
Will the applied writing be water-proof and scratch-proof? It would depend on the surface I am applying the ink on, as well as the outcome you would like me to achieve. Some styles and colours may only be applied using water-resistant ink, and others will be able to be applied using water-proof and scratch-resistant ink. Kindly discuss this with your artist to clarify further.