A Few
High-Fives

Much-appreciated, spontaneous praise from our clients

Your team’s redesign brought a vibrancy, freshness, and sophistication to the magazine, it’s something that feels entirely new without feeling like a radical departure. The new design has succeeded beyond our hopes and, in my experience, it is rare for a project to receive the unanimous praise that this one has.

Kimberly Kinchen
Managing Editor, Columbia Ideas at Work
Columbia University

I just wanted to write a note to thank the Taylor Design team for taking such good care of us during the last six weeks! You’ve experienced firsthand how busy we are during the month leading up to the meeting. We have a lot to produce with very limited staff and budget. Taylor Design always makes us look good and always accommodates our requests. You do so without a complaint (to us, anyway) and we appreciate your being so flexible and understanding. Many people said this year’s design was the best ever and I agree. Thank you for everything you did for us to make our meeting a success.

Bonnie Lewis Rodney
Sr. Director, Marketing & Corporate Communications
Atlas Air Worldwide

I thought you would like to read this comment from a satisfied Web visitor. ‘Whoever put this together understands HTML, the loading is swift. The website is very pleasing to the eye, easy to navigate, and very informative. This is one of the best websites I have ever seen, and I am very picky.’

Robert Burg
Communications Coordinator
Long Island Sound Study

Thank you Taylor Design! You are fabulous and such a pleasure to work with. I appreciate all your efforts getting this ready for us in a short period of time. I’ve downloaded the files and created both versions of the site for my team to review for their meeting tomorrow. You made it ‘easy breezy’ for me…thank you!!!

Heidy McIntyre
Program Manager, Worldwide Communications
MasterCard

Thought you would like to know that the ‘Ethisphere Institute,’ which rates such things, gave us very good grades on our Code of Conduct. You guys get an A+!!!

Sue Warner
Director, Internal Communications
Terex Corporation

I think the most important takeaway for me is how client-service oriented your agency is. The fact that you actually make an honest effort to provide real communications design solutions without prompting, no less, is a real testament to the value you provide. And, then, as an unexpected, but welcome bonus, your team proofread the annual and caught a number of little piddling things to question and/or correct. This is an added-value service that really sets you guys apart from the rest.

Larry Kaufman
Manager of Communications
Keep America Beautiful

It made my year getting this from a trusted, valued advisor: ‘I want to pass along my sincere kudos on the creation of the new admissions materials. This is perhaps the greatest expression of excellence I’ve seen from Westminster in my 50+ year association with the school! What struck me so positively was the articulation and integration of core values, information and identity. It’s superbly laid out and so well written. In short I was proud and very pleased to read it.’

Ken Mason
Director of Marketing
Westminster School

Dan, thanks for helping us with the US Open tennis program. It is our largest client event and you created something worthy of the program and of our ultra high net worth guests. You guys were creative, responsive, easy to work with, and delivered a high quality product. It was very satisfying to hear guests praise the collateral onsite at the event – this normally never happens!

Tina deGoot
VP, Marketing
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

I cannot imagine the vast improvement over where we were. Subsequent analytics have shown markedly improved metrics. More important, your studio worked strategically and collaboratively with RSR’s marketing committee and Managing Directors, delivered creative solutions that helped the brand stand out in the marketplace, and you and your colleagues kept your humor while dealing with the ‘personalities’ of our firm.

Bradford McLane
Managing Director
RSR Partners

Thank you for an absolutely first-class job that you and your design team did on our new viewbook. We are extraordinarily pleased with the product, and to all to whom we have shown it since its arrival have, without exception, commented exuberantly on the superb style, design, and approach. In short, thumbs up, all around!

James Carlton
Director
The Maritime Studies Program of Williams College and Mystic Seaport

Thanks so much for your help on the redesign of the ARM site. The project has been a huge success. We have received tremendous feedback both internally and externally and we have already shown markedly improved metrics. Your team was flexible, easy to work with, and extremely accommodating.

Robyn Tompkins
Director, Academy of Risk Management
MasterCard

Our case statement has been so well received by the Greenwich Academy community, not only serving as a compelling marketing piece to highlight the programmatic initiatives of the campaign, and directly resulting in donations to the effort, but it is so attractive that it has also been able to serve as a viewbook type publication for use by our Admission Office and other departments. Thank you.

Geralyn A. Staab
Associate Director of Advancement
Greenwich Academy

Nice work! As just some initial feedback, I am very pleased with the way the images create a positive, emotional response, made more intriguing by the headlines. Also, lots of options to consider.

Damian Mullen
Vice President, Sales
Muehlstein

We want to thank you and your team for a really terrific job on the Federal Tax Credit kit. Your team fleshed out copy that was on strategy as well as created a beautiful, elegant design that goes so well with the sophistication of the Hunter Douglas brand.

Joanna Wagner
Corporate Marketing Director
Hunter Douglas

A huge thanks to each of you for your amazing work on the EWM site. From your ideas and creativity to the actual application and delivery, this whole process was outstanding. By far the best project team I’ve been a part of. I am really happy and proud of the final product and so are the execs at EWM. Rest assured, if we ever have a new project that requires the expertise of a design team, Taylor Design will be my one and only stop.

Robert Hagmeier
Participant Services Coordinator
EWM LLC

Folks here are going for a pint of fine Vermont microbrew to celebrate what is a milestone for the LCBP, so it seemed like a good time to drop a note and say thanks again for all your work on the new site. We’ve already received a number of compliments. Your eye for design and steady (and patient) guidance in development have brought the site to a whole new level. I’ve enjoyed working with you throughout the process, and look forward to working together in the future.

Ryan Mitchell
NEIWPCC Information Officer; LCBP Communications and Publications Coordinator
Lake Champlain Basin Program

Seriously, you guys are amazing! Thanks so much for helping us out. It’s great knowing that we can always rely on you. Have a great weekend.

Adam Horowitz
Director, Sales
Environmental Data Resources

The holiday cards arrived late yesterday and they look wonderful! Our chairman is very pleased with the outcome. I just wanted to thank you so much for all of your help with this project. I know that it could be a pain at times, so I am grateful to you for your patience. It was a pleasure working with you. Thank you again and happy holidays!

Alexandra McFall
Marketing and Communications
Aurelius Capital Management

The view book was a great collaborative effort, and all of you contributed your talents and many, many hours of hard work to ensure that it would be the best it could be. Thanks again for your efforts.

Allen Arndt
Admissions Director
Holy Family University

The site is now live and I’m extremely pleased. It looks fantastic, functions well, and is easy to use—overall, a huge success. My sincere thanks for your role in making this site a reality. It couldn’t have happened without you.

Andrea Glanz
Vice President and Business Leader, Global Insights
MasterCard

Let me say that it has been fantastic to work with your agency. Everyone on your team is very talented and have produced phenomenal work to date. I look forward to the year ahead.

Andres Gonzalez
Director, Global Sponsorships
MasterCard

I was going through all of our advertising, promotions, and publications for our end of year book and I had a chance to reflect on all the stuff you put together for us. Your people do a great job and I love what we have from this past year. Thank you very much.

Anthony Cernera
President
Sacred Heart University

Since it is Thanksgiving, and we have a tradition at our house to say what we are thankful for, I am thankful for Taylor Design, whose staff never panics when I call them at the last minute with outlandish requests and who always makes me look good.

Bonnie Rodney
Marketing and Communications
MasterCard

Dan, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for your constant support. Your sending these files to Amelia is just one example of your responsiveness to MasterCard. Every time we need something to grab our employees’ attention, I know I can count on Taylor Design to be creative, thoughtful, and professional. I cannot think of a better business partner. Thanks.

Bonnie Lewis Rodney
Vice President & Business Leader, Communications
MasterCard

I just wanted to send a note regarding the Vapor Intrusion mailer. We have had tremendous results: so far 750 people have signed up for the webinar and we’ve needed to schedule a second one just to accommodate everyone. So a big thanks from us here at EDR.

Brett Dehler
Director, Marketing
Environmental Data Resources

Just want to let you know that the corporate video is a huge hit over here with our COR sales team. It was downloaded 55 times in the first hour of You Tube posting and will be used quite a bit with corporate prospects. Thanks for all the work on this.

Brett Dehler
Director, Marketing
Environmental Data Resources

I have been very pleased with the results of the new website and found your team to be extremely helpful, very capable in technical support, and more than willing to go above and beyond the contract agreement to get the job done.

Bruce Fichandler
Physicians Assistant Program
Yale University School of Medicine

The samples came in and are just beautiful. I want to thank you both for turning this around so quickly and creating something that I regard as, well, as close to perfect as we can get for stuff like this! The envelopes, the design, the printing, the whole package creates a wonderful effect. I’m sure the clients are thrilled as well, which only makes our life easier. I am fortunate to have such great colleagues.

Celia Regan
Director, Communications
Sarah Lawrence College

I would like to thank you and your firm for the unlimited time, energy, and creativity that you devoted to the Creative Arts Festival. The attendance to the show was up 26 percent from the previous year. I truly believe that the fresh look of the promotional materials drew the extra patrons to the show!

Cheryl Watson
Chair
Westport Creative Arts Festival

Everyone gets a “Standing O” on this one—very impressive. It gives every appearance of a community on the move and one worthy of attention. Great thanks.

Chris Sheehan
Admissions Director
Sacred Heart University

I wanted to let you know how happy I am to have been involved in this project. It was a pleasure to work with you and your team. The e-mail and phone communication have been excellent and the experience has been entirely positive. The website looks great, and I’ve been showing it to so many people who love what has been done with it.

Cliff Huizenga
Programmer

I love Taylor Design. Bonnie, we can’t thank you enough for bringing them into the fold!

Cynthia Roy
Business Leader, Global Talent Management & Development
MasterCard

I was shooting at King School on Saturday, working for Tamara Cannon. I can’t imagine that you have a client anywhere who is happier with your services.

Don Hamerman
Professional Photographer

We received the new case statement samples this afternoon. I hope you like them as much as we do. Many thanks to all of you for your heroic efforts in meeting our deadline.

Dyanne Maue
Director, Creative Services
Queens College

As a graphic designer, specializing in books and magazines (Harvard, Radcliffe, MIT’s Sloan among others) for over twenty-five years and as a parent of an alumna, I congratulate you on your publication’s new look. Sarah Lawrence magazine is engaging, innovative, readable, hip and simply a page-turning pleasure. It is never awkward or overdone. It is the perfect compliment to its intelligent content. I await each issue and consume every page.

Elizabeth Barry Sweet
Interior/Product Design
Elizabeth Sweet Ltd.

Taylor Design makes me look like a rockstar. Short on staff and short on time, you guys are able to take my specs, run with them, and turn around a first class product with minimal investment on my part. My clients think I have a full time designer on staff.

Elly Lonon
Marketing Director
Online Publishers Association

How much water is in the Long Island Sound? 18 trillion gallons. Information like this and much more is available on the Long Island Sound Study’s newly-revamped website. It is one of the best website designs I’ve seen.

Eric Swenson
Executive Director
Hempstead Harbor Protection Committee

Thank you for your team’s amazing creativity, responsiveness, and professionalism this year. You’ve got a great team and we’re certainly appreciative of all of your efforts to help us execute on our goals.

Erika Fiest
Marketing Manager, Global Marketing
Right Management

I just wanted to thank you all for the wonderful send-off and also a great summer!! I learned so much and it was such a fantastic experience. I told people over and over that what really made it great was everyone that I worked with. So thank you for all of the help that you gave me and everything that you taught me, I could not have asked for better people to work with.

Erin Collis
Intern
Syracuse University

In addition to everyone here being very happy with the final product, our FedEx NFL client was also very pleased. This is someone that is usually very hard to impress, yet he was very vocal in his favorable impression on the invitation. On top of this, the hard work that your team put in at the last minute allowed us to get everything to the client on-schedule, without them even knowing about the ‘hiccup’ near the end. So, thanks again to everyone over there who helped pull this off.

Ernie Petrey
Account Director
Velocity Sports & Entertainment

Now that we are finished with Phase I of our marketing upgrades I just want you to know how pleased everyone is with the new program. The website looks great and works well and the stationery and mailers have been well received by your toughest client—our employees.

Gary Unger
President
CPG Architects

I’ve been working with the templates and haven’t had any major issues. We’re getting ready to roll out the new MCTV page this week. Our team reviewed yesterday at our staff meeting and everyone LOVED the design. Many, many thanks!!!

Heidy McIntyre
Program Manager, Worldwide Communications
MasterCard

I just want to thank you for your firm’s work on our various projects over the past three years—from our alumni magazine and art exhibit catalogs to viewbooks and invitation packages. Your firm is highly professional and consistently provides creative, quality work.

Herb Lopez
Director of College Communications
Iona College

I just wanted to thank you for all your work on our Strategy Pulse publication. We loaded the links on the MasterCard servers and it works perfectly! And the intranet manager in global communications commented on how nice the newsletter looks compared to other publications she’s seen distributed at MasterCard.

Holly Hunt
Business Leader, Global Talent Management & Development
MasterCard

Taylor Design did such a nice job with our intranet, we’d like to ask your help in designing something else. I think non-designers often underestimate the power of subtle changes to produce significant improvements.

James Kent
Chief Marketing & Communications Officer
Thornton Tomasetti

You rock. Repeat. Rock! Thanks.

Jennifer Jones
Director of Marketing, Americas
Right Management

Just a note to let you know how much I have enjoyed working with your team. Not only is their work smart and thoughtful, but they are very prompt and a pleasure to deal with. We’re looking forward to working with them again on upcoming projects.

Jenny Donohue
Director, Marketing & Communications
InsightExpress

Thanks for all of your hard work in getting these posters and brochures delivered in a timely manner. I was very impressed with your accuracy and professionalism. It was a pleasure working with you on this project!!

Joanne Jontz
Administrative Assistant, Terex Corporate Legal
Terex Corporation

Well the official internal launch is today and – POW! I have gotten a number of very complementary calls! The desk drop has gone over fabulously. I got a call wanting to know who the design firm was on the posters – as they love the little box with the cards! Thanks and congratulations to you and the team. Please pass along the good news!

Karyn Lantier
Senior Business Leader, MasterCard Advisors
MasterCard

I just wanted to give a shout-out about the new UNH magazine. You did a fabulous job with the design and coordination and working with you and your talented people has been one of the bright lights of my UNH career. The magazine looks GORGEOUS—even my mother thought so! I can’t wait to start on the next issue. Thanks, as always, for the great support you all give the university

Katherine Hinds
Director of Communications
University of New Haven

Just wanted to say that I love the new format! It’s very clean and easy to work with. I’ve been really impressed with how professional the banking team’s conference presentations look. Just wanted you to know that I think this is the best presentation template we’ve ever had.

Kathleen Khiraliah
Managing Director & Banking Practice Lead
TowerGroup

Both shipments arrived on time this morning, thank you. Just wanted you to know that your customer service and attention to detail is greatly appreciated. You have helped put us in a position to make this training project a great success.

Kevin Bonsor
Marketing Manager
Thomson Reuters

Hey guys, just wanted to thank you again for your help. Our NFL event went very well last Thursday and the work looked great. They actually displayed the posters at almost every FedEx Office in Manhattan.

Kevin Solomon
Account Director
Velocity Sports & Entertainment

Thanks again for everything. I know I’ve said this a bunch of times but I have to say that this book is literally my favorite viewbook of all that I’ve worked on in the past four years with you guys. I think it so completely represents what St. Joseph’s College is all about better than any other we’ve done for any other school. Thanks again for the great work!

Laura Costello
Account Director
Keating Associates

You guys are so talented—these both look great! I never thought all the pieces I gave you would turn into such a nice piece.

Laura Gaze
Vice President, Marketing
Thomson Reuters

Some great news to report. We’ve already exceeded 1,000 replies to the Search mailings, with more coming in every day. Last year, by comparison, their search effort failed to yield even 500 responses.

Lauren Jones
Admissions Department
Holy Family University

The copies of Sarah Lawrence magazine just arrived. It is graphically spectacular and incredibly compelling visually. In fact, I’m having a hard time getting back to my own work.

Leslie Stainton
Editor
University of Michigan

The past few days have been a blur and I’ve been meaning to send you a note since Thursday last week! Everything went spectacularly well and your items were a huge success. Every piece was perfect and we received great comments—really—lots of great feedback. Thank you for your partnership! Your and your team really made a large project go smoothly and perfectly.

Lynda Ahl-Reilly
Product Management Excellence
MasterCard

I wanted to immediately reach out to you to commend not only the excellent design alternatives presented, but also the thoughtful interpretation of the value proposition and how that translates to various design elements. Well done.

Mary Jane Masi
Senior Business Leader
MasterCard

I just wanted to let you know that our announcement went out before 12 noon today re The Manager Center and our team LOVES it! Thank you, thank you, thank you for working so diligently and collaboratively with me and Kate — we couldn’t have done it without your dedication and brilliant creative talent.

Maureen Doran-Houlihan
Global Talent Development, Learning Technologies
MasterCard

Dan, I have to say, everyone at your studio was just fabulous. I haven’t had the pleasure of working with you in the past here and it is quite a treat getting to know you and your team—quite impressed!

Maureen Doran-Houlihan
Global Talent Development
MasterCard

Dan, Jenny and I wanted you to know how incredibly well received the video, screen saver, and t-shirts were. You and the team did a tremendous job. Thank you!!!

Megan Rome
VP, Senior Director, Marketing
InsightExpress

The magazine is getting rave reviews. So colorful, vibrant, packed with great information. The school just looks amazing in it. Thanks for all your hard work on it and please convey my great thanks to all.

Michael Iannazzi
Marketing Director
Sacred Heart University

This is absolutely gorgeous! I think the ‘Discover Merrimack’ admissions website is a fantastic step forward and that having the whole college website become more like this would be incredible for recruiting.

Michael Rossi
Admissions
Merrimack College

I wanted to thank you for all the amazing work you did for us on the OPA Europe conference. All the materials, from start to finish, were terrific. It was so nice to be able to close registration at 265, exceeding our goal by 65. The attendees and board were incredibly impressed with the whole event.

Pam Horan
VP Marketing & Membership
Online Publishing Association

Thanks Dan. You guys rock. BTW—I had a presentation to the sales team in which I shared the ads, webinar invites, and banners that ‘Team Taylor’ has been working on. You and your guys have gotten rave reviews and everyone is really pleased with how consistent and well integrated these items are.

Patricia Cuomo
Vice President of Marketing
Tagetik North America

I absolutely love all of these concepts!! I knew I selected the right partner on this one as there is no rework or toss-aways before sharing with Barclays. Truly, they are wonderful.

Patricia Gabberty
Marketing Lead
MasterCard

I finished proofing the Consumer Regulation materials and they look great! I showed them to my boss and we showed them to her boss and everyone loves them. In fact, let me know when I can get a final layouts as both of them want a copy ASAP. Thanks again, Nice job!

Richard Breunig
Senior Compliance Leader, Organizational Culture & Training
GE Money - Americas

Dan, as I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again. You and your team are fantastic.

Rob Wallace
Director of Communications
Keep America Beautiful

The finished product looks great! Many thanks to you and your team for a super product, which is bold, easy to read, and cost effective to produce. Again, thanks for your support!

Robert Gebing
Vice President, Business Ethics and Integrity
Olin Corporation

Just wanted to say thanks and let you know how great it was to have the reference guide for last night’s’meeting. I really appreciate how quickly you pulled this off and still managed to produce such a professional document. We had a lot riding on last night and it is reassuring to know we can always count on you!

Sarah Arnold
Public Affairs Officer
Stamford Public Schools

Here’s a great little story about random people in airport bars who love Sarah Lawrence magazine! So many people at the Editors Forum stopped me to say how much they admire our work… it was really gratifying. Just thought I’d share. See you soon!

Suzanne Gray
Editor, Sarah Lawrence Magazine
Sarah Lawrence College

If I have thanked you a million times over, it still would not reflect my true gratefulness for the great work you have performed on making the Villa Maria website an award winning achievement. Though it was difficult to squeeze this project into my already overloaded schedule, I found working with you a rather energizing and satisfying learning experience.

Sister Carol Ann, OSF
Executive Director
Villa Maria School

Thank you, the issue looked great. Please thank everyone involved. You’ll be pleased to know that the last issue (Employment Practices Litigation) achieved the highest open rate of any issue to date.

Steve Wolfert
Vice President, Communications
Willis Group

Team, this is incredibly great work. You hit it exactly—the streamlining, the tone, the consistent look and feel. I don’t really have any suggestions for changes at this point. Thanks of making us look good!

Susan Meyer
Business Leader, Tech Strategy & Business Development
MasterCard

I just fielded a call from the writer Robert Leleux. He gushed about the magazine: ‘I write for lots of magazines with huge budgets that don’t look half as good as Sarah Lawrence. Every page is designed with such care.’

Suzanne Gray
Director of Creative Projects
Sarah Lawrence College

Our head of school’s father, who had worked at Fortune Magazine for 20 years, called me to tell me the magazine looked phenomenal. He said every detail was great—the design, the writing and the photography. Tom, the head of school, shared this story with the faculty and as a testament to the good work they’ve been doing. Thank you for helping me make this possible.

Tamara Cannon
Director of Marketing & Communications
King School

I have spent a bit of time on the new website and it’s really great. The quality of the site finally matches the quality of our business and it sends a very different message to the market. Good work from the marketing team!

Thierry Boit
General Manager, EMEA
Nokia/Identity Systems

Now that our Open House season is officially complete, I did want to take a quick second and send you a note to thank you for the tremendous work you put in throughout the season. Virtually zero issues arose with any of the pieces created, and I wanted to take a moment and thank you for being a big reason why this portion of our program ran so smoothly.  Everything from timing, design quality, delivery speed, to revision turnaround time was as professional as we could have asked. Thanks for everything.

Tom Cerasoli
Account Director
Velocity Sports & Entertainment

I just got the best Thanksgiving present ever—a box of shiny, beautiful magazines! They look amazing. It’s so vibrant and everyone loves it. My best wishes.

Tracey Deer-Mirek
Communications Coordinator
Sacred Heart University

Fantastic job…you maintain your cool and do not sacrifice any quality while under great pressure. This is excellent and thanks very much for a tremendous result.

Valerie Oben
Marketing Director
Willis

Thanks you so much, these look fantastic! I wanted to let you know that everyone is delighted with the options your team created and we look forward to reviewing them over the weekend. Thanks again for a great job!

Veronica Kent
Technology Product Marketing
MasterCard

Having worked with a number of design firms through my more than 30 years in the marketing communications business, I can candidly say that Taylor Design is the most proficient and creative firm of its kind with which I have ever worked.

Walter Amacker
Vice President & Director of Communications
Keep America Beautiful

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