Some kind words from previous clients...
"I can highly recommend Carys. She is very professional and talented, but also easy to communicate with and works on time. She makes sure that you are happy with the end result, and sometimes I felt that she was reading my mind - I often found it difficult to express the ideas for my illustrations but she got it exactly!"
Claudia Smith | Healthy People Nutrition | March 11, 2018
"I would definitely recommend Carys. Her work has been of excellent quality, timely and I believe good value for money. She had a really great understanding of the brief, utilized our brand guidelines and integrated the map into a leaflet designed by our in-house designer. She was the ultimate professional in all our dealings with her."
Clare Wesener | Marketing Manager | Noah's Ark Zoo Farm | February 26, 2018
"Carys was great – she engaged in the nature of the project substantively, offering ideas and suggestions, rather than just creating strictly within a brief. She was also good from a project management perspective, keeping us to timelines when we were slipping but also allowing us to take extra time to deliberate when it was needed. The depth and quality of the illustrations were also better than what we have received before."
Seb Baird | Digital Manager | Time To Change Campaign, Rethink Mental Illness | February 12, 2018
"It's been a real pleasure working with you Carys, thank you for making the process so painless and giving us a product that we love and feel excited about!"
Abby Cremin | Project Director | The Orchard Project | July 6, 2017
"There’s been a real sense of fun around the illustrations… The colourful artwork has linked well with our values without feeling childlike or frivolous. They have really hit what we wanted to achieve."
Naomi Stone | Colleague Engagement Manager | St Monica Trust | June 30, 2017
"Working with Carys is an incredibly enjoyable experience. She is efficient, flexible and fun! She wholeheartedly embraced the brief and took it forward to another level. I am absolutely thrilled with the end result. I would highly recommend her."
Debi Holland | Debi Holland Gardening | March 27, 2017
"Thank you so much for all your hard work and patience on this project. I am utterly thrilled with the results and can't wait to get started with the new name and identity."
Rachel Savage | Brand New Story | January 23, 2017
"Jules and I sat down for a Christmas card signing session yesterday... Just to say many thanks again for your design work, you totally delivered on our brief and we're really pleased with them. "
Lyn Jones | Planning Ventures | November 29, 2016
“You’re in a very safe pair of hands, and not in a boring predictable way. Of course, we would always recommend to anyone that they put the time and effort into preparing the creative brief (and we hope we did that) because this is a two-way process. Despite being control freaks, we are also highly collaborative and really appreciated that in Carys as well. How would we describe Carys in a less rambling way? Professional. Efficient. Friendly. Highly skilled. Communicative. A complete package.”
Owen McNeir | Founder & CEO | Remarkable Lives | October 28, 2016
“Carys is passionate about ethical and sustainable businesses. She delivers to an excellent standard and creates compelling designs that you’ll love... and she won’t let you down!”
Lucinda Brook | Founder | One Less Footprint | October 27, 2016
“Carys was easy to work with and the right balance of friendly and professional that meant we felt comfortable that we could ask questions and comment on the illustrations and that our input would be appreciated. The process was professional and clear and the timescale fitted well to what we required. Overall we felt throughout that we were dealing with a professional illustrator and the quality of the output proved that.”
John McLachlan | Managing Director | Monkey Puzzle Training & Consultancy | September 10, 2016
“Carys is a pleasure to work with. She is highly creative, and understands brand and the power of effective design and illustration to attract and engage audiences. I look forward to working with Carys again, and whole-heartedly recommend her to other marketers.”
Dagmar Smeed | Head of Marketing | St George's Bristol | June 12, 2016
“Carys is a good communicator who always kept us in the loop with developments and responded to amends calmly and diligently... A great illustrator and easy to work with. Honest and approachable.”
India Rabey | Founder & Creative Director | The Way Design | April 12, 2016
“Very happy with the illustrations - the response internally has been incredibly positive and the artwork has added an extra layer of shareability to the written content.”
Sara Rizk | Senior Digital Producer | Nesta | March 16, 2016
“Carys was very easy to work with. She has a great sense of colour and listened to suggestions and feedback but still managed to produce posters which are very much her style - the reason I commissioned her to begin with.”
Sylvie Jones | Henleaze Junior School | February 25, 2016
“I’m very happy. We have some illustrations which are meaningful to residents and align closely with our brand. Carys interpreted our complex requirements well, gave us some good options to consider and was open and receptive to our (sometimes numerous!) changes. I was happy with the working relationship and the final result, so there’s nothing I would change.”
Louise Bloxham | Head of Resident Communications | Affinity Sutton | January 26, 2016
“If I had to describe Carys to a colleague I would say she was professional, a creative problem solver and patient. Hopefully we can work together again!”
Tracy Stora | Freelance Art Director | Connecticut Fund for the Environment | January 9, 2016
“Overall, you did a great job! We are very happy with the results of the now two projects and we cannot think of any ways to improve what you did for us.”
Jeff Dunkelberger | Black Forest Artworks | December 1, 2015
“We started this project with a strong feel for what we were after but without any fixed idea of what it should look like. We really wanted someone to take the time to understand our charity but who could create something that sat well with our current brand, whilst looking new and exciting. Carys was a pleasure to work with. She is not your typical designer and we loved her creativity and style. She delivered work on time and was very open to feedback and last minute changes, which made the whole process simple.”
Louise Holt | Philanthropy Officer | Soil Association | October 12, 2015
"Carys was very professional and provided a good sound-board for ideas, which made it feel like a collaborative project. This was important for me as a new business as I was still finding my feet. She would push back and challenge if I had an idea that she thought was off-brand and always suggest a good alternative. I have worked with many creatives on branding and marketing projects in the past, and Carys shines out as providing an excellent and personalised service.”
Lucy Newall | Marketing Consultant | Ravenspoint Marketing | September 10, 2015
"We are absolutely thrilled with the branding that Carys has created for us. Having given her a pretty vague brief, she worked with us to find a concept that really suited us and tells the story of what we are trying to achieve. The finished product is just fantastic. We have had so much positive feedback on it, and we are looking forward to finding new ways to really show it off. Many thanks Carys.”
Becky Gilbert | Baby Bank Network | July 15, 2015
“Carys created the logo and treasure map for my Green Treasure Hunt. She took the plain, functional content and turned it into something beautiful and eye catching. Thanks to her attentiveness, the whole process ran smoothly from initial consultation through to the final printing.”
Chrissie Decker | Bristol 2015 Neighbourhood Arts Programme | July 9, 2015
“Working with Carys has been a pleasure. Her obvious creative talents are matched by professionalism, pragmatism and clear communication – a really useful mix and just what I needed! Carys’ initial questions helped us both get clearer on the brief, and from a somewhat woolly description of what I was hoping to convey from my logo, Carys hit upon something that felt right first time around. I would happily recommend her to others”
Sarh-Jane Marriott | Sarah-Jane Marriott Consulting | June 4, 2015
“The new illustrative style Carys created for the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust is just what we needed; contemporary, quirky, colourful and appeals to all ages. She designs with flare and attention to detail. Working with her has been an enjoyable and easy process.”
Adam Freeman | Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust | May 13, 2014
“Carys is the rare combination of someone who is highly organised and at the same time is able to think out of the box. She's worked on my logo/website/blog and social media and built a professional as well as creative image for my brand on the web. She's also helped with making sure that it's all consistent and was willing to put her own ideas into the work as well as respected my direction.”
Barbara Cieleszky | Papillon Creative | March 21, 2014
“Thank you for all your work on the illustrations. The prospectus is looking great and I'm very pleased with it. I've received fantastic feedback from everyone I've shown them to.”
Sarah J Richards | Publications Officer | University of Bristol | Dec 23, 2013
“Carys… just great! She has been instrumental in the design and implementation of our complete brand. A valued member of our creative team; and we would not be what we are today without her ongoing care and attention. Honest, inventive, creative and professional… ”
Matt Edwards | Edwards Estate Agents | May 7, 2013
“I've thoroughly enjoyed working with Carys on our projects to date, her creativity and input she provides in response to a brief are just what the doctored ordered. Carys offers great skills to an agency such as ours and it's not only our clients who have benefited from her work: www.10associates.co.uk/blog ”
Michael Freemantle | 10 Associates | February 25, 2013
“Carys is an immensely talented illustrator and designer. She's a pleasure to work with and has always made a valuable contribution to projects – adding creativity and enthusiasm at every stage. Her experience and passion shines through to everything she does and I'd have no hesitation in recommending her.”
Sam Lacey | Gravity | May 2, 2011
“Thank you SO MUCH for your beautiful brochure for the Royal Television Society Awards this year. The evening at the Cinema de Lux sold out and no one left a booklet behind. Is there a greater testament to good design than that?! Thank you for helping set the tone, for a very slick evening.”
John Durrant | Burrell Durrant Hifle | March 16, 2011
“I have worked closely with Carys a number of times when her stunning illustrative work is required for a client. Each time Carys has exceeded my expectations in terms of her creativity, efficiency and personable nature. The projects she has been involved in have led to far more work for Manage My Website. I would have no hesitation in recommending Carys if you need the services of a seriously talented illustrator for your website, branding or print material.”
Alex Astell | Manage My Website | February 11, 2011
“I have worked with Carys on a number of websites. Her creative vision is always inspiring and inventive - meaning the web projects we produced were strikingly innovative and always beautiful to look at. A truly inspired creative!”
Laura James | Web Developer | Kinetic Pulse | November 26, 2010
“...Carys's creative talents know no bounds and every piece she has created for us is instantly recognisable and truly unique. Coupled with this creative flair is a solid and proficient understanding of the subtleties of putting across a message through her illustrations - something that was integral to the success of the pieces she prepared for us. ...We have found Carys to be an exceptional vector artist and would not hesitate to recommend her illustration services to any prospective client be they corporate or private.”
Ben Price | Director | Whole Nine Yards Productions Limited | July 22, 2010
“I hired Carys to to give my product a visual identity, from my initial brief Carys fully understood what I wanted to achieve and created a fantastic theme. Carys has since produced excellent designs for my logo, baby product, packaging, business cards and flyers as well as images used on the web & T-shirts. I would highly recommend Carys to anyone seeking a creative and personable designer.”
Danny Maddocks | Baby's First Calendar | February 4, 2009
“Carys came highly recommended through another business owner. Her work is meticulous, thorough and hugely creative. She really gets to grips with the client brief and delivers projects on time and within budget. After working with her on several occasions, she's quickly become part of our team. We'll continue to work closely with Carys as our business grows.”
Katy Cowan | Boomerang PR | October 19, 2009
“Carys did some great illustration work for a new website for one of my clients. She is very professional, very creative and a pleasure to work with."
Eugene Conlon | Blended Creative | October 13, 2009