"Do you want to make your first impression one that lasts? Do you want your company to stand out from the crowd visually? I said ‘yes’ to these questions. I find it hard to describe how pleased I am with the outstanding logo and business card from Joanne Wood Design. Jo took time to get to know what my business was about, and who is my target audience first. Jo then uses her artistic talent to turn the concept into aesthetically stunning output through a combination of vibrant colours and tailor made fonts, all harmoniously blended together into a design. All of this at a highly competitive price; I had obtained four quotes, before my final decision." – Yuh Saito, Heavenly Soles Reflexology UK.
"Taking the next step into how we market to our potential clients was initially quite daunting. Starting to slowly move away from our tried and tested paper mail outs is a big change and we didn’t really know where to start. After speaking with Joanne Wood Design it quickly became clear our visions were aligned. The passion and enthusiasm matched ours and that is clearly evident in the email campaign I have just released. We researched this heavily and we were originally trying to incorporate Jo’s design with our existing platform. Jo gave us impartial advice and presented us with an alternative which significantly increased the impact of our message. We gave Jo a deadline and budget both of which were comfortably met and truly exceeded our expectations. From my initial enquiry through to us actually sending our campaign the customer journey has been a real pleasure. Efficient, Intelligent, Professional and Friendly are words I’d use over and over. Thank You." – Scott Nicholson Meek, Senior Business Valuer, Bradleys Countrywide.
"Jo worked with Familidoo to create a marketing website for our brand new lightweight stroller at www.familidooair.com. Familidoo we're delighted with the result, which is a simple but high impact site that really communicates the essence, features and benefits of the Air to the consumer. Jo was a delight to work with; quick, efficient and professional and really knows her stuff! I wholeheartedly recommend Joanne Wood Design to anyone looking to create a website to support a brand new product such as the Familidoo Air." – Mike McCulloch, Owner and Director, MBD Sales.
"We required a professional looking folder, which contained 7 different inserts that staggered in height. The inserts ranged from 4-page leaflets to 16-page booklets. This was our first project with Joanne Wood Design Ltd and came following a recommendation on the Entrepreneur's Circle. Our project was turned round very quickly and when amends needed doing, they were done without delay. Plus, there were no hidden costs and the project actually came in under budget. We will definitely be using Jo again, she has been a real pleasure to work and Jo “got” our style/look and feel bang on!" – Sharon Kingman, Company Secretary, Clinical Skills Ltd.
"I have worked with Jo, at Joanne Wood Design, on numerous projects from leaflet designs to producing electronic application forms and award logos. Jo is extremely creative and she approaches every project with enthusiasm. She is highly organised, and professional, and she meets every deadline. Jo is a fantastic communicator and her work is exceptional. She is very approachable and forthcoming with ideas to make sure that every project meets your business needs and company image. I have never met such a fantastic designer and it truly is a pleasure to work with her." – Gemma Hooker, Membership Promotion Officer, The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE).
"Presented with an opportunity to inspire the Heritage Lottery Fund with the story of our landscape, our partnership turned to Joanne Wood Design to help design a visually accessible plan to make our case for funding. With thousands of years of history to tell and a proposed programme worth £2.4million to explain, this was a tall order! Not only did the final document look fantastic and go onto secure the funding, the Heritage Lottery Fund commented that this was one of the best applications they’d seen. If you’re looking to assemble a dream team to make a difference, make sure you include Jo!" – Scott Sullivan, Thames Chase Plan/SBSA.
Regarding our business card and logo design ideas: "If I told you, you've bought a tear to my eye I wouldn't be exaggerating! I love it! It's so me! You've put a big smile on my face. Perfect, Thank you!" – Liza James, LJ Accounting Services.
"I had my company logo and branding designed by Joanne Wood and was extremely impressed with both the final result and with the level of service provided throughout the design process. Jo showed an intuitive understanding of the image I wanted to convey and created an excellent range of ideas for me to choose from. She works with speed and efficiency, with a professional and friendly attitude throughout, and offers excellent value for money. I would recommend Joanne Wood Design without hesitation!" – Joanne Humphries, Director, Picture You Ltd.
"Jo is a real asset to any business. She has designed two websites and multiple leaflet designs for me. She is very creative and really knows her stuff. I am so happy with all the work she has done for me. Jo is worth every penny she charges. She completed the work I asked for her very quickly. She is a pleasure to deal with professionally. My business has gone from strength to strength after her work." – Jason Silver, Director, Silver Podiatry.
"Jo has been working independently for a couple of our advertisers for West Essex Life magazine on their branding – despite the fact the service she is working on its not the easiest thing to sell she has done an excellent job in my option. I have recommended her to other advertisers and very much hope they use her making my job easier. She is creative but pragmatic and easy to work with." – Suzy Feltham, Account Manager, West Essex Life magazine.
"Getting our website redesigned by Joanne Wood Design was one of the best things we have done, straight-away we noticed an increase in calls and emails with customers directly coming through from the website. In the first week the amount of calls and emails we received lead to a 400% increase in customer contact, 95% of which lead directly to more work. The cost of the website was recuperated in no time." – Matt Sloan, Director, Autotints.
"I’ve worked with designers in the past but I never felt that I wanted any of them to do my next job. For my new product, I was very aware that the design element must completely stand out against the current packaging in the market. Because of this, I wasn’t going to just take a chance with any designer; I must of spoke with over a dozen designers and decided to interview five. The best thing that came out of all the interviews was that one interviewee put Joanne’s name forth – I immediately saw this as a good sign. When I finally met and spoke with Joanne, I knew right away that she was the designer for the job! She understood what I was trying to do, where I wanted to go and made me feel comfortable that she could handle the complex nature of the packaging. Joanne is very creative, organised and personable, which allowed the design process to run very smoothly. Deadlines were always met, and the end result is that I now have the best packaging in the market for my product – and this is coming from my distributors, retail shops and consumers I sell to!" – Lance Geringer, Director, LA Fit.
"Jo was key in designing many of the packaging concepts for many of our products at the time. The designs Jo produced were of an exceptionally high quality, they were always creative and innovative in their execution and always delivered the WOW factor for the product." – Matt Jones, Senior Marketing Manager, Hinari.
"We initially asked Jo to re-design a brochure which we felt had become dated. We asked for a fresher and modern design – what she did, blew us away. Her creativity and attention to detail is amazing. She gives you what you want and more. She doesn’t just go the extra mile – she goes the extra 10. She is a great value for money and always puts her customers first. The staff here are more than impressed with her level of work – we will defiantly be returning customers." – Miranda Boyce, Membership Recruitment Administrator, Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE).
"I have found Jo to be very adaptable, personable, and trustworthy. She is creative and responsive to the design briefs I have given her. She does not simply follow a brief to the letter but interprets it and creates her own ideas for discussion and possible implementation. She has a very high level of artworking ability, so can take our projects from initial ideas to final print ready artwork." – David Malcolm, Design Manager, London Borough of Havering.
"Working with Jo is always rewarding because she’s knowledgeable and enthusiastic, and her 'can do' attitude keeps projects moving. She’s calm under pressure, and whether she’s brainstorming ideas or working to accommodate last minute changes, she’s both practical and constructive. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Jo for any website or graphic design project." – Charlotte Williams, Director, Stargazey Marketing.
"Jo’s creative ideas, attention to detail and approach to the marketing campaign, has resulted in a corporate ID that we are extremely proud of. She is both extremely professional and reliable. We will be continuing to use the valuable service provided by Joanne Wood Design as we take our company forward." – Michele Chalkley, Director, Red Professional Locums.
"Jo has worked on our newsletter and information leaflets for many years – she has always kept an eye on costs for us, as we are on a limited budget being a charitable organisation. Her work is always fresh and well though out. She is very organised and works well to deadlines." – Allyson Kaye, Director, Ovarian Cancer Action.
"Jo has produced some outstanding projects for me both at Beurer UK, and previously when I worked at Alba plc and Alaska. Her designs always attract favourable comments from retail customers and my overseas colleagues. Most importantly they sell products! Jo has the unusual ability to be both creative AND efficient, accurate, and punctual!" – Robert Slade, Sales & Marketing Director, Beurer UK.
"Having worked at many of London’s leading advertising and design companies has given me the opportunity to develop a good yardstick in order to judge others design skills and abilities. It’s therefore without hesitation that I’d be happy to recommend Jo for any design project. Her advanced skills, attention to detail and helpful 'can do' attitude means she’ll continue to surpass your expectations, as you travel down a trouble free path to a great end result." – Steve Edwards, Senior Graphic Designer.
"We are absolutely delighted with our website, from the initial first contact we had with Joanne Wood Design to the completion of our website we were kept informed of the progress and development. We were very impressed with the artwork and set up and could not believe how quickly we started to have enquiries regarding our services! We have had so many complimentary comments regarding our website this is all due to Jo’s hard work. We would urge anyone who is thinking of having a website etc to make Joanne Wood Design their first call." – Paul Ellis, Director, Taxi Wedding Company.
"I am so pleased with the ideas and new designs that Joanne Wood Design has incorporated into the Rhys Daniels Trust. Being a successful Children’s Charity that provides unique 'Home from Home' care for seriously ill children and their families when being treated at specialist hospitals away from home our profile is of such great importance to us. Our designs and website must appeal to all ages and Joanne Wood Design has worked very closely on this concept and I am so pleased with the direction that we are going. This is a perfect change for the Rhys Daniels Trust." – Barry Daniels, Founder, Rhys Daniels Trust.
"Joanne Wood Design’s, designs and design thought processes were precise and focused exactly on our company’s current needs and direction, an exceptional and prompt service delivered a fresh company image way ahead of our anticipated time scales. I would highly recommend this company!" – Colin Humphries, Interiors Incorporated Ltd.
"WOW! Jo you are the best! Where have you been for the last 12 years!!! I have finally found a graphic designer that creates documents the right time – first time! Thank you so much, it’s so great to finally have a designer that understands what I’m trying to achieve." – Tony Charles, Director, Foundation Sports.
"Vision Redbridge Culture and Leisure engaged Joanne Wood Design to assist in bringing the re-branding of our key health and fitness areas from concept to reality. Joanne Wood Design was quickly able to understand our needs and aspirations and bring our strategic aims to life. Jo is friendly and professional and her expertise clearly stands out through visualizing the end product. We are very pleased to have Jo as our designer and highly recommend her for all areas of design work." – Liz Petyt, Operations Manager, Vision Redbridge Culture and Leisure.
"I asked for a logo to be put together on the Monday, and by that Thursday I had the end result, which I was over the moon with. Speed and professionalism of service were both very impressive." – Neil Blow, Limebridge Engineering Ltd.
"After working with Joanne Wood Design with my former company I was deeply upset when my corporate governing body forced my arm to use their marketing team. This entailed spending lots of money (much more than Jo ever charged) on a much inferior service. Even after they had produced new brochures we still used Joanne Wood Design’s brochures for important clients – this instruction came from the top. Now I have started my own venture it is a pleasure to have Jo back on board, again! – Good value, helpful and wonderfully creative! – Thank You!" – Mark Brown, Managing Director, BB Contracts.
"Jo’s creative flair, attention to detail and out of the box thinking never ceased to amaze me during the many projects we worked on. She consistently delivered - on time, on budget and always with a great result. On a personal level Jo always took on board any comments or suggestions from us non-design savvy civilians and turned our rough ideas into something tangible. I would (and have) called upon her again and again to use her skills at Joanne Wood Design. A real pleasure to work with." – Laura Browning, Product Manager, Roadstar.
"Jo always works really well to the briefs I give her, and has come out with a few twists of her own to incorporate into the designs which I have absolutely loved! The work is always done in a timely fashion and to budget, hence why I continue to use her services." – Vicky Kelly, Life Coach, Butterfly Effect Coaching.
"For three years Joanne Wood Design has created a diverse portfolio of work for Silverleaf Jewellery. This has varied from promotional signs and leaflets to large scale wall art. Recently she completed work to cover an entire side of an escalator. My experience with Jo has been that she has a very professional manner of working. When given a brief she will follow this brief very carefully, whilst listening to what my requirements are. Being an artist myself, and not always very clear from the outset of what I may want, but Jo has always produced results that contribute positively to the overall branding an image of Silverleaf. When I give Jo a tight time frame she delivers when she says she will. Being a one person company, this is highly regarded by me. Jo always seems to come up with competitive prices both for her own design work as well as with printers of which she has shown an extensive knowledge. I have recommended Jo Wood to a colleague as well as friends who own businesses and I know that they have had positive results from her company as well. I will continue to use Jo for my graphic work and also recommend her to others." – Debbie Shaw, Director, Silverleaf Jewellery.
"We researched many web design companies before coming into contact with Joanne Wood Design. We found the service to be wholly professional, efficient and cost effective and would have no hesitation is recommending them to other businesses." – Paul Rawlings, Owner, Cartridge World Romford.
"As architects we wanted a stylish yet user friendly website and Jo Wood has achieved this by enabling us to use our site as an online portfolio clearly demonstrating the services we offer. We found Jo very easy to work with and open to our requests, but also able to add her own ideas and expertise due to her graphic design background. We hope to have an ongoing relationship with Jo as our business grows in the future." – Lewis Cook BA (Hons) Dip Arch (Hons) RIBA, Partner, Form Architecture Ltd.
"Jo you simply are the BEST! We have used Jo Wood for over 7 years now for the design of our website, and print material. We cannot recommend her enough. She is professional, responsive and dedicated to producing excellent results for us." – Emma Clark, Founder, MaxCleavage.com.
"I would go to Jo for design ideas on PR materials, and she would always come back with something I hadn’t thought of! She’s creative and conscientious – and keeps to deadlines. I’d happily recommend her to anyone." – Sharon Harriott, Communications Manager.
"You always help me out regardless of the time constraints, and I really appreciate that. Your prompt service is exceptional and very rare! I just wish more companies we dealt with were like you!" – Jennie Pepper, Guardian Builders.