“Andrea Schmidt designed my book, The Boreal Curmudgeon, and did a stellar job of it. My illustrator, Heidi Marion and I were delighted with the quality of her work. The book looks beautiful. In spite of delays and confusion at our end, Andrea always completed her work on time, and there were no surprises in the budget. She was endlessy patient and helpful and contributed quite a lot more than she was paid for in the way of help and advice, going so far as to copy edit the book at no extra charge. This was my first venture into self-publishing and without Andrea's expertise, I would have been lost. I would not hesitate to engage her services again if I had a similar project in mind.” — Al Pope, Journalist & Author
“Andrea is a pleasure to work with. She is so easy going and ready to tackle whatever project comes her way. She gets along great with all of our staff, and they often ask me when Andrea will be coming back and if we can hire her full time :) Her work is excellent and she has amazing attention to detail, always delivering just what the brief was looking for.” — Amy Levesque, Operations Manager, AdHome
“Andrea is a very professional graphic designer. She was able to get my website up and running very quickly. She always offers suggestions that are appropriate to my vision of how the website should look. The end result is a website everyone agrees is perfect for my business.” — Nida Home Doherty, Centred.ca
"I was able to begin implementing some of the website recommendations you gave me very quickly. The way you laid out my web audit was very effective and not overwhelming to me at all. I really enjoyed it actually. You are very skilled at this! I would love your help on implementing the strategic blog posts." — Cristina Bonilla, Healer & Mentor
"Andrea injected a burst of inspiration and creativity to my project. Her ability to help me define the parameters and the wording was much appreciated. She was prompt and professional, while working with a very tight timeline." – Anne Wheatley, Business Coach
"Working with Andrea was an absolute pleasure! She was responsive, patient, and extremely knowledgeable. I came to Andrea needing a basic website for my consulting firm but I received sooo much more! The website itself exceeded all of my expectations for what was possible in a limited amount of time and with my very limited 'tech' abilities. I now feel confident in my ability to manage my online presence and leverage the power of digital platforms to enhance my business. Andrea's kindness and creativity brought an added level of satisfaction to this process. I'm truly looking forward to continuing our work together." – Stacey Keston, Co-Founder of Collaborators Consulting Group
"I have turned to Andrea for excellence in our design/layout needs through multiple roles, in multiple organizations. Andrea works quickly, understands our needs easily and asks excellent questions that help us both get to the ideal final product. I also very much appreciate her sunny personality and endless sense of calm. A true pleasure to do business with."
– Shane Patey, Officer, Ingenium
"I had the pleasure of working with Andrea at the London Small Business Centre. Andrea is keenly focused, professional and immersed in the project at hand! I would recommend Andrea for ANY Graphic Design work!"
– Elaine Cabrera, Project & Events / Graphics, London Small Business Centre
"Andrea's positive attitude, efficiency and talent at designing what her clients envision is unmatched in my experience. She was able to interpret a specific artistic vision, help identify targets, articulate design ideas, and work in both print journal and online arts exhibition website design formats with insight and ease. The web coding team praised her work-flow diligence as well. She is an absolute joy to work with, indeed. I highly recommend her graphic design talent and skills in both print and web applications. I will certainly contract her again for future projects."
– Andrea Dancer, Chair, Canadian Association for Sound Ecology
"On the recommendation of a friend, I recently engaged Andrea Schmidt to revamp my business website and was very happy with the whole process. I am emphatically NOT computer literate and found her to be sympathetic, knowledgeable, accurate and efficient with both her time and mine. Andrea also has a good “eye” and was able to make suggestions about content and design as well as the whole web process. I would certainly trust her with the management of any similar project in the future." – Shirley Clement, Canadian Textile Artist
"Andrea has been an absolute joy to work with. She demonstrates professionalism with a warm, friendly personality– she's a team player, while able to work very independently and diligently. We've had the pleasure of having her assist us in the studio on a number of large-scale deliverables with incredibly aggressive timelines, proving time and time again to be reliable, committed, and calm under pressure. Andrea, thank you for all your hard work and dedication."
– Eugene Gutierrez, Group Creative Director, Cineplex Digital Networks
"Andrea is a pleasure to work with, always bringing a positive attitude and a fresh outlook to the office day after day. She has had great success within our department due to her range of skills from creative thinking, problem solving and tactful decision-making. She always demonstrates the ability to work enthusiastically and with a smile on her face under incredibly tight deadlines, high stressful periods and large workloads.
– Stephanie Bronson, Art Director (Creative Services) of Tim Hortons account at EK3 Technologies Inc. Cineplex Digital Networks
“It’s been a pleasure working with Andrea to create new logos and marketing materials for several of our programs. She was able to present mockups that solved visual problems and gave us options that helped us make smart marketing decisions. She has a naturally artistic flair for incorporating engaging, creative elements in all of her designs. Andrea was always open to feedback and willing to modify designs, even when working under a tight deadline. As a bonus, her communication with our media vendors was very professional and precise, ensuring that the design projects were a success from start to finish. Andrea is a very talented, creative and thoughtful designer who goes above and beyond to satisfy her clients.”
– Nancy Kopriva, Director of Communications and Engagement, London Small Business Centre
"We were delighted with Andrea's design concepts, her recommendations, and her professionalism throughout the project. We definitely look forward to working with her again... once the cover from Andrea came back, I knew we had made a good decision. Mine wasn’t bad. Hers was excellent. And I realized that I needed her input, because we’d never set out to create a cookbook that wasn’t bad. We wanted excellence. Every design step of the way, from font choices, to layout, to photo cropping, to icons, Andrea earned her pay. She was so gracious to give us choices, and make the decisions seem like ours..." – Chris Gursche, Foresight Publishing
"I would recommend Andrea to anyone who needs help presenting a product or service both in print and digital form. Andrea listens well and offers relevant advice which enhances the graphic design and effectiveness of the material. I asked her to produce a poster to showcase a rental property and her first draft was exactly what I was hoping for. She is professional, efficient and easy to work with. Her work gets results!"
– Susan Jory, Susan Jory Interiors
“Working with Andrea on the graphic design for 'Painting Blackfriars' has been terrific. In all aspects of this project, she has been patient, intuitive and highly professional. One aspect of the design involved taking a lot of disparate elements and combining them into a coherent and attractive whole. We didn’t make it easy for her. Nevertheless, the result was strong, well-organized, interesting and unified. I look forward to more opportunities to use her creative eye and organizational skill in the future.
– Kevin Bice, London Ontario Artist & Community Organizer
"I would highly recommend Andrea to anyone, as she will be able to bring your vision to life. In need of a logo for my new business, I approached Andrea since she was referred to me with great reviews. I had no idea what I wanted, but she was able to create a variety of logos that reflected the image that I wanted to portray. The logo that I chose is not only unique, but also aesthetically pleasing and clearly depicts what my business is. I have since had my business cards made with my brand and have received many compliments and a lot of positive feedback from the public."
– Radha Sehgal, Owner - Avadra Laser Studio
"Working with Andrea in the world of web has been a great experience for me. Andrea has done an exceptional job of keeping me focused to the task at hand. Her suggestions in design, concept and finished project has made this site a pleasure to work on. I would work with Andrea again at the drop of a hat.
– John Fyfe-Millar, Candidate for City of London Councillor, Ward 13
“It was a pleasure working with Andrea. Her talent and experience allowed her to quickly identify the type of look I wanted for my project. She was able to take my ideas and transform them into a newsletter that looked spectacular. Her knowledge in not only design but also in print production helped me immensely in getting my project off the ground. She is very personable and easy to work with and I would highly recommend her!”
– Ed Valtenbergs, Marketer - Hamilton TigerCats Alumni
“Working with Andrea has been an exceptionally enjoyable, and satisfying experience. I run a medical technology startup, and Andrea’s work on developing my brochures has been invaluable to my company’s progress. Multi-talented, creative, and aesthetically gifted, Andrea was able to put together exactly what we needed to take our sales to the next level, and to impress our clients with her professional and elegant style. Her editing skills are impeccable, and her design sense is artistic and intuitive. She was right on target with the look and feel my company needed to give the right message to our customers. We are moving forward and working with Andrea to develop all of our marking materials, and look forward to a long future of success, and to the pleasure of working with such a lovely person.”
– Maria Karam, Ph.D - President, TADS Inc.
“When I started my voiceover company over 10 years ago, I needed branding and had no idea where to start. Andrea just ‘got me’ and created a timeless image that captures my personality and my business vibe all at once. I identify so much with it now, that I’ve used it across other businesses, and can’t foresee the need to change it. I believe her sensitivity as an artist is what sets her apart in creating truly beautiful, modern, and artful designs.
– Lili Wexu, Voiceover Artist & Actor
“Andrea is wonderful to work with. She has a rare combination of professionalism and ease in her approach. She is a fast worker and realistic when setting timelines. Her communication about her availability and her fee has always been clear and straight forward. Once we had figured out the right formats for the text files and images she needed to do the design and layout for our journal, she quietly set out to do her work and always finished it in the promised time and to our satisfaction. Her intelligence and patience helped greatly when changes needed to be made, or a cover needed to be designed. Invariably she displayed a positive attitude and in fact helped me at times to understand how to prepare the materials properly for her design and layout process. All in all a good experience and I am delighted to recommend her to others.
– Hildegard Westerkamp, Former Editor, Soundscape
“I have really enjoyed collaborating with Andrea in the design of my company’s brand and visual identity. Andrea brings an expert knowledge of design, typography and the requirements of the printing process. She is able to incorporate a client’s ideas with her own sense of design to achieve very pleasing results.”
– Matthew Schmidt, Violinmaker, Violin Atelier Schmidt
“Andrea is exceptional at intuiting our various design needs. As a creative company that sells fine art we need a designer who shares our same sensitivity and affinity to design applications.”
– Lyle Sopel Studio, Jade and Gemstone Sculptor