Barry P. Hoffman Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Valassis (Retired)
“Natalie has two outstanding qualifications: She is first and foremost an exceptional artist. Her creativity and talent was a constant source of enjoyment and admiration for everyone at Valassis who worked with her on projects requiring artistic creativity and originality. Natalie is also a person who brings added value to any group endeavor. For example, when we would plan the theme and creative approach for an annual report to shareholders, Natalie would contribute sound advice on the overall message and how we could best communicate our objectives. She is also at home in the electronic world and has the most modern approaches to her work. She is a natural when it comes to conceiving and creating in the corporate environment and I always considered her a trusted advisor and sounding board. When Valassis had a trial to prepare for, we would loan Natalie to our outside litigators to help them prepare their jury graphic materials. They were always impressed with her ability to quickly grasp the legal issues and create impactful exhibits. I recommend Natalie for any position requiring discretion, creativity, communication skills and artistic talent.”
Sylviane Mayer, Director Research & Insights + Product Planning, Johnson Controls
“Natalie supported several departments on a broad range of graphic design related tasks and projects. Her role within Research & Insights consisted of creating logos for several primary research studies and a departmental capabilities deck. Natalie also supported several major customer projects by leading the design and production of multiple data rich posters. Her advanced Photoshop and Illustrator skills allowed Natalie to deliver high quality work efficiently and in a timely manner. Her creative skills quickly drew attention from other departments within Johnson Controls besides Research & Insights. Natalie created logos for several teams including quality, communication, testing and affinity groups, and championed the creation of Wall Art for several conference and functional rooms within Johnson Controls. In addition to advanced creative and technical skills, Natalie owns great organizational and interpersonal skills. Her willingness to work flexible hours to accommodate fluctuating business needs and her “get it done” personality are also noteworthy. Her positive and upbeat personality is contagious and made working with Natalie an enjoyable and memorable experience. I would definitely consider working again with Natalie on similar projects in the future.”
Donna Vance Director, Benefits & ARC, ADVO, Inc.
“I worked with Natalie on several benefits communications at Valassis. Her design work is crisp, clean and very polished. Her follow-through, attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines is excellent. With everything a Benefits professional has on their plates during open enrollment, she kept me posted and had all the details worked out so I didn't have to worry about them!”
Anna Maria Pulis-Vickers Executive Administrator, Tomei Dental Livonia
“Natalie designed our logo. She was very creative and tentative to what our needs were.
She developed a great logo for us. I was extremely pleased with her work and professional manner.
I would highly recommend her.”
“Natalie is an awesome graphic designer, and her creativity is what attracted me to her. It is with pleasure I recommend her to the world. She designed my brother’s obituary photo montages, taking such patience and pride in her work and the finished piece was nearly unbelievable! I knew from the moment I saw the layout of my brother’s 8x11 full color obituary I wanted to do business with Natalie in the future. As time has passed, she designed the cover for both my parents’ funeral programs last year and the program book! Although the occasions were challenging, Natalie took such great pride and care of my family’s most intimate photographs and made us very proud! I have commissioned Natalie to demonstrate her talents and expertise for my new business logo and business card and again, I am thoroughly satisfied because she treated my project as though it were her own!”
Tara Michener Consultant, Planner, Speaker & CEO of Tara Michener Industries, LLC
“Natalie is creative, talented, and she understands the need for urgency when it comes to turning a project around fast. She has developed wonderful communication pieces for me for various events and has offered many original ideas for Diversity, Employee referral and other company committees. She has wonderful communication skills and has always been eager to contribute to my projects.”
Carol Barone Talent Acquisition Coordinator, Valassis.
“Natalie is a very creative graphic designer. She has an eye for style and her designs are well put together and colorful. Natalie was my "go to person" when I had trouble in formatting or making style changes on forms.”