Archive for the ‘Private Commisions’ Category
February 1, 2013
[Awwww… We were sent this photo, a commission for Dan Sullivan and Babs Smith, the husband & wife strategic coach team, that was done as a Holiday present to them, from our old buddy, Joe Polish.]
The last few weeks have been wonderfully busy ones for us in the private commission department, with Christmas, Hannuka and now Valentine’s Day… It’s by far our businest part of the year, at least for personal gifts.
Apologies to those who couldn’t get one in time for Valentine’s Day this time round. I was just too flooded with work already, eventually we had to cut it off. Boo.
Anyway, with the Valentines’ comms now in the bag and being sent out, my desk is somewhat cleared again, a blissful feeling that never lasts that long. Feel free to contact me or Jason if you still would like to commission something, thanks:
January 9, 2013
Awwww… We were sent this photo, a commission for Dan Sullivan and Babs Smith, the husband & wife strategic coach team, that was done as a Holiday present to them, from our old buddy, Joe Polish.
“Entrepreneurship completes us.” Exactly.
Thanks Dan and Babs for taking the lovely photo, and Thanks to Joe for the great commission. Awesome.
[N.B. Sure, we do personal commissions all the time; feel free to email me at hugh AT gapingvoid.com for more info, Thanks!]
June 6, 2010
Recently I completed one of my most ambitious pieces in a while– a private commission from Tara, for her boyfriend, Remi’s birthday.
Go here to check out all the photos and the complete backstory.
Though I haven’t talked about it too much on the blog, yes, I do private commissions. Feel free to contact me at email@example.com if you want to discuss further, Thanks.
January 13, 2010
[The Cube Grenade blog archive. Commission your own Cube Grenade.]
Jerry Colonna used to be a Venture Capitalist. He was EXTREMELY successful as a partner with Fred Wilson at Flatiron Partners. Before that, he was an investment banker on Wall Street.
Then he decided he wanted out of the business. He had made his money, he now wanted to give back. He wanted to teach.
After teaching business classes at CUNY in New York for a little while, he set himself up as a business coach. A damn good one.
“A bit like being a shrink,” he told me, “but more business-focused.”
A big part of his modus operandi is not telling people what to do with their businesses, but trying to get them over their fears of achieving that which they MUST do, if they want to become the people they one day hope to be.
“The issues my clients fear the most tend not to be the actual stuff out there– competition, cashflow, marketing,” he says, “but the worst-case imaginary scenarios. ‘The Monster Inside Their Heads’, as it were. So a central tenet to what I do is helping them to get over The Monster.”
So he commissioned me to draw a Monster-themed “Cube Grenade”, as a signed, fine-art print to give away as presents to his best customers and allies. Something to keep on the office wall as a constant reminder.
I was glad to do it. I’ve always got my fair share of Monsters, myself. Rock on.
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