Painting the world with your own colors
Jinkee Reyes describes her company, Hue've Got Paint, as "a network of artists, event coordinators, and preschool teachers who banded together to offer children’s activities that encourage creative and independent thinking during special events, fairs and theme parties."
That seems to be a perfect fit for this Development Communications graduate from UP Los Banos, with a major in Educational Communication. But she traces her humble beginnings from her sideline as a face painter. I sat down with her to talk about her business.
Q Tell us how you started.
A I’ve been a face painter since 2001, and it was a sideline that I truly enjoyed. Some time in 2005, while juggling my events and marketing job, and raising my then toddler son, I realized the potential of growing my own art-related business. I really wanted to manage my own time since I was a single parent and I wanted to be hands-on with my son. Since my friends were mostly preschool teachers, graphic artists or event coordinators, we banded together during weekends where most events and parties are held.
Q What makes you different?
A We really wanted to offer unique, do-it-yourself party activities that were both educational and fun. Whenever we have workshops, we provide the materials, assist the kids, show some samples, but we do not spoon-feed them with the step-by-step approach. But usually on their own, they end up doing the most amazing projects.