So am I any good?
I'll let my clients be the judge of that. Here's what a few of them have to say about both my approach and my work...
"As a full-service communications company, we have worked with a large number of designers over the years. Working with Julie is always one of the smoothest processes we have with any supplier. It is not just that her designs are superb (she nails the brief every time!) but her consummate professionalism keeps us coming back to her time after time. Always delivers on time and nothing is too much trouble. With Julie, it really is 'design without the drama!'"
Paul O'Meara, Verve Communications
"Throughout the 13 years I have known and worked with Julie, she has been professional and intelligent in her client engagement and delivery, consistent in her work ethic and a breath of fresh air all around! Her business tagline “Design without the Drama” summarises her approach brilliantly and is why I turn to her time and time again. She always listens carefully to the brief and asks intelligent, exploratory questions upfront. The focus she puts on this early stage of every new project pays dividends as she moves forward and ensures her clients' time and money is never wasted due to an early misunderstanding."
Caroline Hughes, Head of Marketing, City Fibre
"I love the new logo as it’s different to any other brands/bakers I have come across and you married elegance with rustic so very well. Thank you so much for everything, I felt you were connected with the launch as more than just the designer and I am certain we will continue to work together! You make your clients feel as if they are the centre of the universe!"
Jennifer Burgos, Dough & Daughters
I've been in Julie's design orbit for over a decade, and she's never failed to impress me. Whether working on large-scale household names or smaller, more niche businesses, she shines when given a brief she can really sink her teeth into. So naturally, when I set up my own business, I asked Julie to create my new brand. She clearly presented a selection of concepts and came up with something that far exceeded my thoughts or expectations; it's eye-catching, fits the industry and still stands out from the crowd. I always send people towards Julie whenever they need top quality design thinking, and she hasn't proven me wrong yet.
Lauren McMenemy, The Content Type
"I've worked closely with Julie for over 5 years and in this time, Julie has always understood the importance of brand credibility and the onward connection to its audience. She is our most senior designer on a diverse collection of projects, and it's clear that her knowledge of the commercial landscape comes through strongly in her designs. Julie also has an excellent eye for detail and often finds a clever way to focus on salient points in her creative. Lastly, as a freelance designer, I fully recognise the patience needed to manage change and direction, and in this regard, her calming personality is a breath of fresh air. I would (and do), recommend Julie to anyone who is lucky enough to work with her"
Lee Callaghan, Brand Elect
“Thank you for the speedy response, we work with a few designers and you are by far the most responsive and best communicator!”
James Coates, Impact Media
“You’re a genius! This is spot on. Lots of smiling faces in the office. Just wanted to say thanks for coming back so quickly and really getting it.”
Colin Beesting, NHS Camden CCG
“I think I’m falling in love with Jolly! Just wanted to say thank you for such an excellent logo and the extra promotional ideas too. I love the way that it stands out from competitors and the fact that it’s really ‘in your face’ out of the water.”
Clive Dodd, Director, Jolly Parrot Sailing