"Kelly is the BOMB! I gasped when I saw her first design for our site, as in a sudden intake of breath, and then a long, 'ooooh.' Even better, several of our clients did the exact same thing. I regularly get calls asking who our web designer is. Even more importantly, since we launched the new site, we attract more clients and close more deals.
To give you a perspective, the former CMO of Procter & Gamble sent me a personal note saying, 'GREAT website!'"
Lisa Earle McLeod | McLeod & More, Inc.
"AWESOME! PROFESSIONAL! TALENTED! Just a few of the many words that quickly come to mind when I think of Kelly Brooks. We have been working with Kelly for about three years, and she has become our go-to designer for all of our enrollment print publications, invitations, and mailers. She does a great job of understanding what we are looking for in a piece and then produces that vision, many times even better than how we envisioned it! She has excellent responsiveness, turns around projects in a very timely fashion, and will do whatever is necessary to make sure we are completely satisfied. Kelly and KCB Designs is a fantastic partner for us, and I would highly recommend Kelly to anyone!"
Steve Vitatoe | Executive Director of Enrollment | John Carroll University
"Working with Kelly has been a complete pleasure. Her creativity, professionalism, and punctuality have exceeded my every hope. The logo artwork and wine labels she designed for the Fair Trade Wine Company have drawn very high praise from wine industry experts and consumers alike. I cannot recommend her highly enough and will continue to work with her at every available opportunity."
Phil Schneeberger | The Fair Trade Wine Company
"In my experience in higher ed marketing across 3 universities and 2 countries, Kelly is truly one of the best. I'm glad we have her as a partner."
John Carfagno | Assistant Vice President, Integrated Marketing & Communications | John Carroll University
"Having worked with another designer prior to Kelly, I now know what I was missing. Someone who really got my needs and was able to combine that with cutting edge designs that created the look and feel I was looking. And, to top it all off, Kelly exceeded every promise, including getting the work done ahead of schedule each time."
Scott Wintrip | Wintrip Consulting Group
"KCB Designs' tagline is 'Driven by Creativity. Defined by Results' - this is so true! From the moment my school system started working with Kelly we were impressed by her creativity and her professionalism. Indeed, the results do define the company - the top quality projects met our deadlines and our budget. What is priceless about working with Kelly is that she not only brings your vision to life but also becomes a partner in helping you shape that vision with new and interesting ideas. I can't wait to work on my school's next project with KCB Designs."
Brian Sinchak | President | John F. Kennedy Catholic School
"Kudos are in order. I'm not the only one who loves this site. Thanks so much for putting this together for me. I appreciate all the effort you and your team have made on my behalf. And we met the qualitative requirements — We wanted a site I would be proud of and that would represent me professionally — and we got it!"
Kathryn Pottruf | President | Pottruff Consulting
"Kelly was referred to me by a colleague. In reviewing KCB Designs' portfolio, I was impressed with her ability to understand the web design needs of small business. Following a 45 minute phone call to discuss my needs and preferences, Kelly presented a design that clearly showed she heard me. Kelly was very responsive throughout the process and met every deadline."
Connie Abood | President | Market-Pulse
"It has been my great pleasure to work with Kelly in designing packaging/logo for the very challenging skin care industry; after all how does one stand out from thousands of similar products. Well Kelly sure figured it out fast with a concept that was exactly what I was looking for. Additionally, she has been caring, responsive, helpful, focused and of course, incredibly creative!! I look forward to working with her on all my projects."
Kelli Klus | Owner | Swell Skin
"We were at a loss when our previous designer could no longer work with us. Then we found Kelly. She quickly learned our style and has since created many fresh and exciting pieces for us that cohesively work together to support our brand. Her turnaround time is incredible, even for those urgent, last-minute projects that always seem to crop up. We couldn't be more pleased!"
Michelle Shelton | Marketing Manager | On Call International
"I've worked with Kelly for over a decade and must say that her contribution to the success of our company has been amazing. Not only is she an integral and critical part of our web team and is responsible for the awesome design of the world-class web sites we have created but she has also been responsible for many of our print and web projects for our own organization. She is smart, talented and constantly innovates and re-invents herself. I could not have asked for a more devoted and fabulous business partner."
Chad Barr | President | CB Software Systems, Inc.
"I was hesitant to work with a graphic artist that was thousands of miles away. After receiving my first set of documents that KCB Designs created for our business I realized that distance was NOT an issue. Kelly seems to read my mind. Her ability to bring about a complete look for my business makes my business look like it has been established for years. We were working on a tight deadline and KCB managed to meet it, all while exceeding our expectations!"
Susan Toussaint | co-founder | The WorkComp Advisory Group
"KCB Designs has become a valuable and trusted part of our team. As a young and fast-paced nonprofit, we had no marketing materials when we found Kelly. She took the time to understand our mission and specific objectives before she designed our logo, web pages, posters, reports, invitations and brochures — exceeding our expectations, especially when faced with the challenge of presenting our large amounts of data. She provides helpful and thoughtful guidance and offers great ideas that she knows must fit in a tight budget. Her fast turnaround is remarkable and she is always a pleasure to talk to — no matter how many last-minute changes we throw at her. Kelly's eagerness to please is matched by her professionalism, talent and generous spirit. Case in point: when we invited her to our event for which she had designed a report and brochure, she insisted on arriving early to help set up!"
Diane Solov | Program Manager | Better Health Greater Cleveland
"Working with KCB Designs has truly been a pleasure. Kelly is creative, professional, friendly and a true asset to our company. Kelly understands our needs so well that she often needs little direction in order to produce something amazing… whether it be an ad, brochure or other marketing collateral. Not only is her work impeccable, but Kelly is very accommodating when it comes to our timelines and quick turnaround needs. Doing business with Kelly is not only a joy… it's a must!"
Rebecca Holland | Marketing Coordinator | Kaufman Container Company
"My work with Kelly Brooks started with a simple but effective idea for a new logo that got rave reviews from my clients. From that creative and well-executed idea grew a professional and dramatic new look for our website, newsletter and marketing collateral. Kelly successfully took my half-baked ideas and developed them into an exciting new brand for my business. Through the entire process, she exhibited a rare mix of talents - she is creative as well as efficient, business-minded, and responsive. I look forward to her continued contribution to the success of my business and would highly recommend her. "
Mike Couch | President | MC & Associates Inc.
"My website is fantastic! I am so excited…This is a total transformation of my website into a contemporary, artistic, powerful, information-filled, easy-to-use and fascinating website. I am sure it will increase my business as a speaker and consultant. I will be proud to tell people to "check my website."… We are VERY impressed and pleased."
Steve Savage | President | Savage International
"Not only is Kelly fun to work with, creative, flexible, and patient but since we began using KCB Designs we have been able to increase our name recognition and better fulfill our mission...To improve lifetime opportunities for women in the greater Cleveland area who did not complete their high school careers due to childcare needs and economic issues by providing education in academics, parenting, and workforce skills, thereby allowing each student's full potential to be realized."
Marc Nathanson | Executive Director | Old Stone Foundation
"Kelly worked with me on two previous projects, but this was significantly more substantial, involving several different types of marketing folders and brochures. The bottom line is that I now have extremely well designed and professional looking collateral materials. Kelly listens well, is exceptionally creative, and offers great service, including help with ensuring that the final printed materials reflect her excellent design work. I recommend her without any hesitation."
Emory Petrack, MD, FAAP, FACEP | Petrack Consulting, Inc.
"We have been working with KCB Designs for quite a few years on many design projects. It's always exciting to receive Kelly's design concepts for the reason that we already know that we are going to love them. Kelly's work is superior, innovative and enduring. The input we receive from her during the concept stage seems to always put us right on track. Seriously gifted, Kelly's work is a practical investment and will drastically improve your ever essential corporate image. If you would like to discuss any aspect of working with KCB Designs, feel free to contact me directly."
Joseph Rini | President | Joseph Rini Consulting
"Five years ago when Federal Equipment began it's marketing makeover, we needed a clear, instantly differentiated brand identity. Working with Kelly Brooks (KCB Designs) we created a unique and completely new identity system, website, and graphic guidelines for our company. Since then KCB Designs has done it all for us: logos, brochures, website design, corporate identity—you name a design project, from high gloss, to high-tech, to a workman like mailer, Kelly has pulled it off terrifically.
Kelly has the ability to interpret our marketing vision and messages impeccably, enabling her to create excellent marketing and communication pieces that have consistently helped us reach our marketing objectives. Kelly has always been collaborative, inventive, very fast in developing winning concepts, and is the most deadline oriented designer I've ever worked with—she has gone the extra mile many times to turnaround last minute projects on time. She is very easy to work with, and I have recommended Kelly many times and will continue to do so. From websites, to direct mail, to high-end corporate design, Kelly's work is innovative and visually captivating — striking a call to action from those viewing the work. Kelly's designs have created breakthrough results for Federal Equipment on many projects, and I consider KCB Designs an indispensable part of our team."
Chris Camp | Marketing Director | Federal Equipment Company
"Our experience has always been....we send KCB Designs a very rough idea and KCB Designs returns a remarkable design. Our clients and prospects always speak highly of our marketing materials from our business cards to the brochures KCB Designs have designed for us. We believe KCB's designs match up perfectly with the attention and quality of service we provide to our customers."
Jeffrey S. Mendrala | MBA, CPA, CVA | Peace,
Mendrala & Associates LLP
"Kelly listens. She hears what the client wants, digs into their brand, and never fails to produce. As a print project manager, I love bringing Kelly to the table with me."
Eileen Smotzer | SP Mount Printing
"Kelly is so very responsive and always willing to work on a design until it is exactly what we want! She takes very general thoughts and ideas and puts her design spin on it in a professional and creative manner. Her work is exceptional and her customer service is even better!"
Claudine Grunenwald Kirschner | Director
of Student Activities | Ursuline College
"Thanks for ALL the hard work, the great quality and for delivering on time! Look forward to the next project!"
Yuval Brisker | President & CEO | TOA Technologies
"KCB Designs continues to amaze me with its ever-increasing levels of responsiveness and service. The designs Kelly created for my web site and marketing collateral are professional, creative, and appealing to others, as demonstrated by the many compliments I have received about them. In fact, I had trouble choosing among some designs because they were so striking I didn't want to leave any of them out! Kelly tactfully asked questions about things I had no idea I should be addressing, and provided suggestions that communicated the message I wanted to convey. Throughout the design process, KCB Designs consistently provided seamless service by acting as the go-between with my web site design team and the printer. I found Kelly to be exceptionally easy to work with, very accommodating, and quick to grasp the concepts I want my materials to convey. I recommend KCB Designs without hesitation or reservation to anyone who wants an exceptional experience with a very creative, responsive, and professional designer."
Pat Lynch, Ph.D., SPHR | President | Business Alignment Strategies
"After nearly 5 years of working with KCB Designs, Kelly's talent for creating a distinguished visual identification system that contributes to our brand is consistently fresh and amazing. Unlike most creative organizations that operate more 'free-flow', Kelly understands the importance of hitting our often times tight deadlines and exceeds (not just meets) our expectations."
Nicole Andrews | President | Market
"KCB Designs had been my "go to" design firm for years. No matter what the project—simple, complex, highly creative or simply simple KCB delivers on task and on budget. KCB is the perfect plug-in to complement your marketing department's capabilities, adding value every time."
Karen Ohlrich | ASM International
"As a marketing consultant, I use KCB Designs for website design. She has a magical way of listening and questioning and then quickly returning exactly what I envisioned, or better. The designs are so good that my clients' only problem is deciding which one they love more!"
Tom Loveman | President | Loveman Media
"KCB Designs is a perfect partner for all of my client's design needs. Whether it's a new website, email template or brochure, KCB always produces high quality designs, on time, and with terrific customer service. I confidently recommend her to any of my clients looking for design services."
Brenda Patterson | Freelance Marketing & Communications
"I have two words to say about working with Kelly and KCB Designs: 'do it!' She is talented, professional, responsive and a good listener. She takes my ideas and creates the visual impact I need to create a strong brand, distinct style and something I can be proud to show my clients!"
Libby Wagner | President | Influencing Options