I was so fortunate to have been referred to Barb for my brand and website development. She was able to understand the uniqueness of my brand and interpret my vision. She offered an immense amount of guidance on website design and how to showcase my work in the best possible way. Most importantly, Barb is a great listener, a pleasure to work with, and makes something that seems daunting—easy.
—Debby Phelps, Principal, Phelps Design & Development
Barb Rowan has handled all aspects of my web presence for several years. Her work has always been exemplary and I trust her to keep my website current with the latest on-line technical, look, feel and function trends. Because of her skill and diligence, I can confidently focus on my consulting practice knowing that my site is in good hands.
—Pete Frickland, Principal, Concurrent Product Development
Barb designed my new concierge website. Since I started promoting it, I’ve had compliments from other concierges, clients and friends. One new client chose me from five other local concierges because of how “cool and professional” the website looks.
—Suzy Kellett, Owner, Suzy’s Concierge Service
We are so pleased with all your work. When I showed The Career Key test booklet—before and after—to my brother and sister-in-law (a neurologist), she noticed many of the improvements you made. Nice to get confirmation of your ideas. It all looks great.
—Juliet Jones, Vice President, The Career Key
I was very apprehensive about working with a web designer because I knew that some of my requests would be unconventional. Barb honored my wishes and took the time to understand what I was all about. She offered wonderfully creative options that were consistent with my brand. She was able to present a broad range of information in a visually appealing, well organized way. Not only is Barb wonderfully creative and talented as a designer, she is also an excellent service professional. She is reliable, clear in her communications and operates with integrity. I would use her services again in a heartbeat.
—Caroline Totah, Organizer-Coach
When I decided to start my small business, there was no doubt in my mind who I would ask to help. Having worked with Barb Rowan in the past (Yes, I’m a repeat customer!), I knew about her depth of knowledge, her creativity and her sense of professionalism with regard to the marketing and design industry. I decided to opt for a master craftsman knowing that Barb’s talents would show through and elevate my business presence. And I’m delighted with the final product!
—Patti Dudley, Interpersonal Communication Consultant, Tools for Getting Along
Barb just finished a website for my company, Cobalt Construction, and I am very pleased with the result. I knew I needed to redo it, but had put it off for years. After working with Barb, I wonder why I waited. She worked hard to make my website personal, and she did that by asking me questions I dreaded to think about—what makes me unique. Barb did a great job of showing how my company is different. I really recommend her.
—Brian Tschider, Owner, Cobalt Construction
Barb Rowan took raw material of descriptive text on a difficult subject, and with great talent and an ability to listen patiently, transformed it into an inviting, clearly informative, visually pleasurable website easy to navigate, covering all aspects of what I need in order to attract business. I have come away feeling extremely proud of “my” site and the public response has been thrilling.
—Carol Levin, Alexander Technique teacher, The Breathing Lab
I’ve enjoyed working with Barb Rowan on two projects—rebranding a non-profit, and creating the branding, collateral materials and website for Explorations, my consulting practice. Barb is the best graphic designer I’ve collaborated with of more than 15 designers I worked within a former marketing career.
Barb has exceptional design skills. What sets her apart from other designers is something more difficult to describe. Barb is a superb communicator who understands how customers interact with the various marketing platforms available to them. She is able to identify the core of a message and determine the best way to deliver it. She is a creative thinker and strong strategist.
Barb encouraged me, challenged me to create a better site than I imagined was possible, and asked probing questions that helped me understand my business better. She has put my business strategy into action by translating the heart of my work into graceful and powerful design. I recommend her whole-heartedly.
—Janet Novinger, Owner, Explorations Consulting
As a raw startup, Quantia Analytics was in need of design help to create a web site, a logo and professional looking presentation materials. As a bunch of techies we did not even know how to get started on this project. We hired Barb to perform the design work. Barb quickly understood our business objectives and asked many insightful questions at the start of her engagement. She presented us with several concepts for each aspect of the designs and carefully incorporated our feedback into revisions. Subsequently, we have received a number of compliments from marketing savvy people on our web site and presentation materials. In summary, Barb produced the results Quantia Analytics needed in limited period of time, a critical step for any early stage company.
—Stephen Elston, PhD, Owner, Quantia Analytics
Working with Barb was a wonderful experience. I learned more about design—specifically how important it is to address your audience and their needs. She made my tactical recommendations come to life providing our clients with campaigns that generated results. Together we were able to deliver messages in such a way that pleased clients, their customers and partners.
—Cassandra Allen, Marketing Integrator + Principal, Outsource Marketing
Beautiful! That’s what one person said about my book . . . Well that beauty came from Barb Rowan! Barb designed the cover and the inside aesthetics and layout. Want beautiful results your customers will love? Call Barb Rowan!
—John Hughes, Author of Haunting the CEO, GrowthWave
I’ve had the good fortune of working with Barb Rowan on a complex creative project during her first year at PEMCO. Barb was instrumental in defining goals and scope, then writing the specs for the audience and life span of the deliverables. Because of her attentive listening, the project requests were processed without a hitch, deliverables hit the mark and the project was brought in on time. Barb’s knowledge runs broad and deep; she’s a valuable asset.
—Sunny Lucia, MPH, CPLP, RCC, Senior Trainer, PEMCO Insurance
It can be hard to find a designer capable of creating print and online communications that are both inspirational and highly usable. Barb pulls it off!
—Anna Marshall, Communications Officer, PATH
Your responsiveness, clear design philosophy, flexibility and sense of humor made the [Alliance for Cervical Cancer Prevention Manual] meetings not only very productive but also enjoyable.
—Christine Herdman, Senior Communications Officer, PATH