Andrea Comes Recommended
"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'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
"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
“I would recommend Andrea without hesitation for design
– Li Eng-Lodge, Principal, Creative, Electra Design Group Ltd
“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