Dear Barb, What a great team we make! Once again you created a masterpiece in our Annual Report. I have received numerous compliments on this year’s report, especially the design. Your patience and hard work are greatly appreciated… I really do enjoy working with you. I think we really challenge each other and have produced some wonderful materials. You are an outstanding designer.
I hired Barb to design two annual fund appeals while I was at the Methodist Theological School of Ohio. They were, without a doubt, two of the most successful and creative appeals I have ever used, and I have been a fundraiser fror almost 25 years. Barb is a very talented and creative professional who really listens to the client and incorporates the client’s needs and ideas into the pieces. Her work is always of the highest quality, on-time and on-budget.
Barb is a detail oriented experienced designer who is a pleasure to work with. Creativity is her strong point and she delivers every time. Barb understands the design process and what it takes to communicate graphically.
the best art directors and designers in the business, in my opinion, understand the balance between fine art and the art of selling. they’re pragmatic artists. that’s Barb. she has always done great work without losing sight of the fact that it has to be effective. can’t just be “pretty.” it has to work; get results. she’s dedicated. she’d dependable. she loves what she does. i never thought i’d have to spell things out in a reference like “she’s on time, she works hard, she goes the extra mile,” but i do because so many newbies don’t do the things we assumed were part and parcel of having a job. our first day of work management told us told “we’re going to teach you how to be a professional.” though we don’t hear that much these days, it’ll be the first thing you think of when you work with Barb.