Here are a few of the recommendations I received on LinkedIn:
"Barbara is an extremely talented design professional who just won a national gold Hermes award among FORTUNE 500 companies for the design of our global employee magazine. Beyond her graphic design skills, she is intuitive with outstanding business acumen. She has the ability to stay one step ahead of the customer and delivers work that exceeds expectations time and again. On top of that, she is unflappable with deadlines and is delightful to work with. She is an asset to any team and I consider her among the very best designers I have ever worked with after 29 years in corporate communications."
(Kim Adler, Vice President – Communications and Government Affairs at Novelis)
"I met Barbara through a mutual colleague who had been raving about her work. I sat on several development organizations and enlisted Barbara’s help for a few presentations (based on my colleague’s endorsement). I was pleasantly surprised by Barbara’s level of expertise and quick turnaround on requests, so much so that I continued to enlist her help on other projects. Most notably Barbara helped me with the branding for a Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) Executive Breakfast event. The WICT Southeast Board loved the look and a few of the other women asked for her assistance on their projects. Barbara’s professionalism, expertise, fast turnaround, and can-do attitude are a few examples of why she is a pleasure to work with. I will continue to use Barbara for my projects and highly recommend her to others."
(Stacey Rivers, Director of Executive Portfolio Management at Turner Broadcasting System)
"I have had the pleasure of working with Barbara over the last few years and have always been impressed with her range of knowledge, her ability to meet tight deadlines and the excellent quality of her work. From the first day, Barbara has added significant value to our work by making it more clear, concise and visually appealing. She is proficient on all of the latest versions of the most cutting edge design software and is always eager to learn new skills. I highly recommend Barbara for any graphic design position."
(James Nixon, Senior Director, Intl. Digital Strategy, Marriott International, Inc.)
"Barbara has been a valuable resource for the Corporate Strategy group here at Turner. We have turned to her for help on any number of presentations for senior management as well as external business partners, and she has always delivered! Not only is the work strong, but she delivers quickly as well.
While Barbara is great at making the story more visually appealing, she more importantly also helps us present it in a way that tells the story more clearly through good use of graphics, images, layout, flow, etc. And she gets the balance between making something look good for a professional audience and "over-producing" it."
(Richard Trumble, Vice President – Strategy & Corporate Development, CNN at Turner Broadcasting)
Barbara's can-do attitude and creative energy make working with her an enjoyable and productive experience. She brings tremendous skill and thoughtfulness to each project and handles deadlines with ease - often delivering the creative early. She is calm under pressure and responds positively and collaboratively with feedback/design suggestions. It was always a pleasure to work with Barbara. An asset to every project!
(Robin Shaw, ION Media Networks)
I was fortunate enough to work with Barbara on several projects while she was at KPMG, and there are no designers that come close to her talent and her dedication. People still ask to work with her. Great design sense, great sensitivity to client directions, and great chemistry with whomever she's working with. Heartily, wholeheartedly endorse her. And miss her!
(August Consentino, Director, Proposal Writer/Adviser at KPMG)