Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. Or, you may find the answer here.
How much experience do you have?
As the owner of my own illustration studio I’ve worked on hundreds of projects for end clients including Hasbro, Disney, Verizon, Hewlett-Packard, Walmart, Scholastic, Target and Best Buy. I’ve got experience delivery quality artwork under tight deadlines. Over the years I’ve also sketched several high-profile trials in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. I’ve worked on court cases involving police shootings, ISIS, drug trafficking, murder, kidnapping, wire fraud, union battles, even a high school shooting.
My sketches have been licensed nationally by Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, Good Morning America, Entertainment Tonight, CBS Evening News, AP, Reuters, Entertainment Tonight, and internationally by the UK Daily Mail and News Corp Australia.
Are you willing to travel?
Yes. Although I’m based in Minneapolis, if you foot the bill then I’m able and willing to come to you. Please contact me. I’ll be happy to discuss the details.
How much do you charge?
I generally charge a flat hourly or daily fee plus mileage for travel. The fee varies based on two factors:
1. Whether the sketches will be used locally or nationally; and
2. Whether you want exclusive or nonexclusive rights to the art (in other words, if you don’t want me to also sell the sketches to your competition the fee will be higher).
Please contact me and I’d be happy to discuss my current rates with you.
How many sketches can you do in a day?
Each trial is different but on average I can usually finish between three to five sketches in a full courtroom day (morning and afternoon). I try to have something for the news cameras at lunch and again at the end of the day.
I’ll start each day by talking with the news reporter to find out what he/she needs, and then do my best to create solid drawings that meet as many of the reporter’s requests as possible within the allotted time.
On the first day I often start with sketches of the key players (prosecution, defense, judge, and/or special “key” witnesses). If there’s time I can sometimes also sketch a large wide shot of the courtroom. On subsequent days I continue to focus on key witnesses and events as needed.
Do you sell your originals?
Yes, original art can be purchased for you to own. Please contact me and I’ll be happy to discuss pricing.
I’m an attorney. Can I commission a courtroom sketch?
As a courtroom artist I feel a heavy sense of public trust and a responsibility to portray what happens in the courtroom fairly and accurately. So I have a policy against sketching courtroom scenes that I was not personally present to witness (such has recreations). However, if you want to hire me to sit in court and draw you arguing a future case please contact me and I’ll be happy to discuss it.
What’s it like to do courtroom sketching?
A while back I wrote a blog post over on my illustration studio website, “What’s It Like To Do Courtroom Sketching?”. You might enjoy giving it a read.