Marie and I have been collaborating on the “Field Guide to a Regenerative Economy” digital storytelling project for the past seven years. Her artist’s sensibility brings every Field Guide story to life, and has contributed to our overarching goal of immersing those who visit our site in the rich possibilities of regenerative living and practice.
Marie has never said “no” to any request to rethink how we present our content, and she is always eager to experiment with the latest digital tools to enhance the power of the stories we tell. Over the years she has customized numerous microsite templates for the Field Guide, designed our beautiful logo, and created infographics that express complex ideas in an accessible way. She also built one of the earliest interactive Ibooks for one of our stories. She has also designed Capital Institute's White Papers, Annual Reports, and posters. Her design capabilities have contributed in no small measure to the Field Guide’s shortlisting for the Guardian Sustainability Award for Communications in 2014.
I highly recommend Marie to anyone who has a business to promote, a project to make more visible, or a story to share with the world.
–SUSAN ARTERIAN CHANG, Director, Capital Institute’s Field Guide to a Regenerative Economy.
Whenever you are working with a designer for the first time, there is always a little bit of worry. Marie immediately put me at ease, though. Our initial conversations about my vision and and wishes for functionality of the website were a comfortable collaboration, and she absolutely "got me."
Marie's pleasant demeanor and innate creativity were invaluable, since it's not always easy to know exactly what you want. I was never made to feel like a pain-in-the-neck client either. Our discussions on options were always comfortable, and when her choice was not the same as mine, she happily accepted. Although, at least once she helped me see another side and make a different choice, that was a good choice.
All the feedback has been so positive, and I know that my gorgeous website will take me where I want to go with my business. From start to finish, Marie made the whole process difficulty-free. You won't find anyone easier to work with to fulfill your vision for a polished and professional website.
This is the design professional you want. From our first conversation to the launch of the new site, Marie was a dream to work with. She could anticipate needs I hadn't thought of, found creative and beautiful solutions every turn, and wouldn't rest until everything was beautiful and functioning properly. I never felt like I was a nuisance, and collaborating with her was truly a delight. Because she's an artist at heart, I knew the finished product would be a feast for the eyes - and it is!
— CHEF CHRIS, I Live to Feed
I had been searching for years, literally, for someone to help me redesign my website. I wanted someone who could listen to my ideas, and in combination with their know-how, put together a professional online presence for my art. I saw examples of Marie's graphic design experience and felt at last I had found the right person. And I had! Because of Marie, my website highlights the various elements of my work and draws compliments and interest from collectors and gallerists both. Marie has also helped me with designing posts on social media and mass mailings for exhibits.
I can recommend Marie without reservation: she is accessible, flexible, understanding and an all-around joy to work with.
Marie was crucial in getting my website redesign up and running. The logo she designed for my business has drawn high praise from all quarters. She has been a joy to work with and is always responsive to my many questions. We will continue to work together and I would give her the highest recommendation to anyone considering her services.
— DAN THALER, Moonlight Marine