“A designer should have a willingness to read the material, to discuss it thoughtfully and passionately, and to develop visual components that expand the read while still working within the publication's architecture.”

~ Martin Venezky, Art Director, Speak magazine
{Art Direction and Editorial Design by Yolanda Zappaterra (Abrams Studio)}

Awards

Graphic Design USA’s 2016
American Graphic Design Awards
appearing in the 2016 Nov/Dec issue of GD USA Magazine and gdusa.com:

Graphic Design USA’s 2015
American Graphic Design Awards
appearing in the 2015 Nov/Dec issue of GD USA Magazine and gdusa.com:

Graphic Design USA’s 2013
American Graphic Design Awards
appearing in the 2013 Nov/Dec issue of GD USA Magazine:

Graphic Design USA’s 2012
American Graphic Design Awards
appearing in the 2012 Nov/Dec issue of GD USA Magazine:

Graphic Design USA’s 2011
American Graphic Design Awards
appearing in the 2011 Nov/Dec issue of GD USA Magazine:

Graphic Design USA’s 2010
American Graphic Design Awards
appearing in the 2010 Nov/Dec issue of GD USA Magazine:

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Graphic Design USA’s 2009
American Graphic Design Award

for "A Virginia Tech Wedding" invitation set appearing in the 2009 Nov/Dec issue of GD USA Magazine.

Testimonials

“Charlotte is an excellent, creative, graphic designer who is quick to understand her client and provide viable options for a marketing campaign — whether it is an advertisement or a brochure for an established government agency or a brand for an entrepreneurial small business. She is quick, proficient, and a delight to work with to provide outstanding results. I will continue to consult with Charlotte for all of my design needs.”

~ Karen Jeffries
President/CEO
Jeffries Communications Group LLC

“I just wanted to thank you again for the work you recently completed for us. We threw every kind of graphic request at you (brochures, posters, presentations, and agendas) and over and over again you just calmly accepted the work and returned it to us so quickly. The design you used fit our theme and had a nice, clean, professional look and feel.

Several of our clients commented on the style of the agendas and posters — they were very much noticed and appreciated. Also this quote is from one of our staff members: “In a past life, I used to do lots of desktop publishing things and I thought all the signs, agendas, and literature were great!”

~ Keri Panatier
Sr. Proposal Manager
Tier Technologies

“Charlotte is a very talented graphic designer with a unique eye for a wide variety of styles. No matter what kind of design you are seeking she will be able to customize it to your needs. She previously designed postcards for my business that turned out perfect. As an added benefit her postcards landed me a few new clients! I will hire Charlotte for all my future design needs and highly recommend her.”

~ Felicia VanEvery
Loan Officer
Dominion Mortgage

“As an advertising executive, I’ve had years of experience working on direct marketing ad campaigns for large and small businesses. Recently, I’ve had the experience of working with Charlotte to fulfill many of my advertising projects, and personally know that it was her ad creative design and production expertise that contributed toward several of my account sales, as well as many client success stories.

I’ve known Charlotte professionally for over three years and can attest to her skills and abilities in graphic design and ad production management. She is an extremely talented, creative and most reliable individual who always produced the right design for any project that I presented to her.”

~ Peggy Perry
VP Sales & Marketing DC,
Audience Target Marketing & Valpak of VA & DC

“I can’t thank you enough for the fantastic design work you did on my brochure on such short notice. It was a hit for my presentation. You completely read my mind as to how I wanted it to look.”

~ Glenn Johnson
President
WiHiFi, LLC
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“I first hired Charlotte to design some webpages for our company in 2007 and she did a wonderful job. I have since used her to design promotional material from print advertising to trade show stands. She really has a talent for listening to the customer, understanding their vision, and turning it into a masterpiece. I would recommend Charlotte to anyone who wants genuine creativity and excellent results.”

~ Evan Currid
President
Bay Com, LLC.
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