Patient with an excellent finished result

"I loved working with Michelle at Squark Design who was very patient with what felt like many changes/ tweaks to our timeline. Finished result is excellent and I would recommend her service. Such a great idea to see our business journey on our wall."

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Jenny Kilburn, Compliance Manager, Synergos Consultancy

"I loved working with Michelle at Squark Design who was very patient with what felt like many changes/ tweaks to our timeline. Finished result is excellent and I would recommend her service. Such a great idea to see our business journey on our wall."

Listened to our vision and made it better than we imagined

"Michelle at Squark Design delivered a brilliant job of designing our Annual Report. We wanted it to be dynamic, clear and to pull the reader in - it certainly does that. Michelle was great to work with, she listened to our vision and used her talent to find creative ways to make it even better than we imagined. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Squark Design."

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Michael Hallam, Marketing and Communications Co-ordinator at Volleyball England

Smart, stylish and clear design and not afraid to ask questions

"We can't recommend Squark Designs highly enough. Michelle was a pleasure to work with, understanding our brief immediately and delivering a catalogue product that was smart, stylish and clear. She works quickly but to a very high standard and is not afraid to ask questions or request better quality material to improve the end product. Many of our customers have remarked on the big improvement in our catalogues since we switched to Squark."

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Ben Jones, Heljan UK

Communicates and works quickly to tight deadlines

"Highfields School has been working with Michelle Jones at Squark Design for years. Michelle helps us put our ideas into pictures and has she has been responsible for all the creative work in our recent advertising campaigns, maintaining our house style yet offering new ideas and always keeping to the brief. She turns work around unbelievably quickly as copy deadlines often come at the 11th hour! She is extremely patient when I am not able to give her an accurate brief first time - which is sometimes inevitable as the first draft prompts further ideas! Michelle picks up my messages straight away and will always tell me what her turnaround time is. Even when time has been very tight she has worked around my deadlines and completed the work in good time for me to be able to use it. I would thoroughly recommend Squark Designs to another business."

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Cleo Staniforth, Marketing, Finance & Administrations

Will always go that extra mile

"Michelle is able to deliver great ideas, very quickly, and is always reliable. She is lovely to deal with and will always go the extra mile when deadlines are looming and the pressure is on."

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Thea Hood, Accountant, Business Advisor, Tax Specialist

Added real depth and creative flair in to our business

"Michelle has added real depth and creative flair to our in-house graphic design capabilities. Her calm unflappable attitude to the huge variety of design work we tackle is highly valued by customers and the rest of the team. She brought her considerable Adobe suite skills & also enthusiastically learnt & now effectively uses our in house tools."

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Darren Joint, Managing Director at Viking Signs

Excellent job with short notice

"Michelle has worked with Practical Publishing over the last 2 years across our key titles and has done an excellent job on what has been generally short notice. I would recommend Michelle 100% and will certainly be using her services again going forward."

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Danny Bowler, Managing Director at Practical Publishing

A real safe pair of hands and a lateral thinker

"Michelle was quickly put on the 'first choice' shortlist following her first project with us. Quick, reliable and creative - a real safe pair of hands, Michelle found her feet immediately like she'd been working with us for ages. Great attention to detail while a real lateral thinker - sometimes hard to find. I'm reluctant to recommend her in case she gets booked up too much, but she certainly deserves the feedback!"

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Martin Dupree, Dupree Creative

Friendly, efficient and interprets requirements well

"Michelle provides a great design service, friendly, efficient and interprets requirements well. I would definitely recommend her if you are considering any kind of design or graphic work."

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Paul Green, Harrisongreen

Super easy to work with and just gets it!

"​​Michelle is great, she has helped me out on several projects including graphic design and illustration. She is super easy to work with, very quick and just gets it, I would not hesitate to recommend her, and I have."

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William Bicknell, Nissan

Enabled us to make beneficial changes to our system

"​​Michelle surprised everyone with both the quality and speed of her work. She has really helped us by getting up to speed nearly instantly and cutting through a back log of work like a knife through butter!​ Best of all is that she hasn't been afraid to question workflow and design practices enabling us to make beneficial changes to our systems. I'm sure we will see her again!"

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Alex Wilder, Head Designer, BPG

Listened to feedback and was flexible

"​​Michelle designed some business cards for me. I gave her the basic details to include together with a free rein to choose colours and style. I was really pleased with the results and the speed with which Michelle completed the work. She listened to my feedback and was flexible. I would happily use her again in the future."

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Louise Bowman, Finance Director/ Financial Consultant

Flexible and endlessly creative

"​​I've had the pleasure of working with Michelle for more than ten years on various magazine and design projects. She is focused, reliable and determined to see a job through to its conclusion, as well as being flexible and endlessly creative. It's a rare designer that can work quickly whilst maintaining a high standard, but Michelle has that capability - and she's great fun to have around."

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Ben Jones, Model Rail Editor

Bespoke, quality service you are unlikely to find on the high street

"Anyone who is looking to give their home an individual touch should look no further than Squark Design. The high quality production values of the 1950s map made of my parent's local area was simply perfect for their surprise Christmas present. Suffice to say that they were even more delighted than I was; not just because of historic family interest, but also the fascinating intrinsic detail that has been happily pored over for hours on end. Michelle was only too happy to accommodate my every picky need! Bespoke quality and service that you are unlikely to find on the high street. Thoroughly and warmly recommended.​"

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Nick Bridrick, Peterborough

A great quality product

"​​I actually won a prize which was a framed print and it was fab. A great quality product which I would have been more than happy to pay for!"

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Sarah Cooper-Smith, Stamford

Requests were acted on promptly

"I've just received a print I ordered of the area in which I grew up. I'm really pleased with it and Squark were excellent throughout the whole process. Service was quick and suggestions/ requests were acted on promptly. A first-class service."

Frank Dacey, Dronfield

Very professional. Great value.

"Lovely service. Beautiful framed map of village I live in. Very professional, great value and very good communication throughout. Highly recommended."

Stuart Kennedy, Grantham

Professional and easy to deal with

"I purchased a lovely framed print, great communication, very quick, professional and easy to deal with."

Lucy Bateson, Grantham

Professional, prompt and efficient

"I am over the moon with the amazing print of my favourite family photo. The service was so professional, prompt and efficient. I would have no hesitation in recommending Squark design to my friends and family. Thank you."

Caroline Davies, Kettering

Communication is first class with superb end results

"Really enjoy working with Squark Design as the turnaround is fast, communication first class and the end result always superb. And the cost is very reasonable which is always welcome!"

Simon George, Director, Traction Entertainments Ltd

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Delighted by her prompt response and attention

"​​We have worked with Michelle at Squark Design on a number of projects in the last few years. From updating brand identity, takeaway brochures and packaging. Michelle's creativity and ability in graphic design was showing the results which we were always happy with, we are delighted by her prompt response and attention during the process. It is our pleasure to continue to work with Michelle in the near future."

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Peter Yau, Owner of Taste Good

Extremely helpful and a first class job

"​​I asked Michelle Jones of Squark Design to design and create a suitable Zoom backdrop for my online solicitors' business. She was extremely helpful (and patient in my case) and did a really first class job for me very quickly. I would certainly use Squark Design again."

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David Laws, Lawsonline.com

Attention to detail was impressive

"​​Squark Design was most helpful in providing a professional backdrop for use at online meetings. Michelle's attention to detail was impressive and the results speak for themselves."

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Claire Bicknell, Founder, Catena Network

Professional and reliable service

"​​I am so happy with the professional and reliable service squark design provided. The design that they made up for my business logo and bill board was far and beyond what I was expecting. Couldn't have asked for anything more. Will definitely re use there services in the future."

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Luke Knight,
Knights Building Services

Helpful and quick to suggest improvements if required

"​​We’ve worked with Michelle at Squark Design for several years and we have always been delighted with the results. She has designed and arranged the production of various important items quickly and efficiently, from our annual product catalogue to event stands, advertisements, tablecloths and promotional material. She’s a pleasure to work with; always creative, helpful and quick to suggest improvements if required. She ‘gets’ the brief quickly, delivers what we ask for and is not afraid to ask if there’s anything she doesn’t understand. We would not hesitate to recommend her services to other businesses."

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Kim Nannestad, Owner,
Heljan A/S, Denmark

Takes an interest in your business

"​​The Donor Family Network has worked with Michelle from Squark Design over a number of years. She has done all the graphic design work we have required. She takes an interest in your business to ensure that she produces work of a high professional quality to your requirements. Nothing is too much trouble. I would highly recommend Squark Design."

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Nigel Burton, The Donor Family Network

We wouldn't consider working with anyone else

"​​I have worked with Squark Design on numerous occasions and wouldn't consider working with anyone else in their field. They deliver everything they promise and are a pleasure to work with, Highly recommended."

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Ian Fowler, Director at Gaugemaster

Discusses options, provides options and patient

"Having met Michelle at at a local networking event, she was the first person I thought of when needing a leaflet designing to send to prospective clients. She was fantastic throughout the process, discussing options and providing a variety of different designs, she was also very patient as I asked her to provide alternative options before committing on a final design. I would highly recommend Michelle / Squark Design for anyone looking for a variety of marketing material for their business."

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John Roberts, Owner, East Yorkshire Business Insurance

Positive experience with excellent service

"If you are looking for a personal touch in your home or office; a creative product that is different than the norm, I would have a look at Squark Design. I wanted something different as a birthday gift and had a positive experience from start to finish, with exceptional service."

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Sue Farr, Farr Financial Planning

Great service and product everytime

"I just keep coming back for more. Great service and products every time. More recently I have had a digital backdrop done for my networking meetings, the process and detail taken to achieve the outcome I wanted was just fabulous. I get lots of positive feedback and it truly does help me stand out and promote my business"

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Sue Farr, Farr Financial Planning

My husband was beyond thrilled

"First of all, I think Michelle at Squark Design makes some of the most thoughtful and creative art (GIFTS!) around. When I realised how easy it was going to be to have a 'coat of arms' made for my anglophile husband, I couldn't wait to get the process started. Michelle is absolutely lovely to work with. I described my husband's interests, chose a size and she was back to me, nearly the next day, with a few questions before she sent me the initial (and final!) design. The product arrived just a few days after that and I must say that it's brilliant! We're not going to apply it to a wall, but to a canvas which we will have appropriately framed. My husband was beyond thrilled and can't wait to see his 'personalised' coat of arms hanging above the fireplace. Thank you, Michelle!"

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Elaine Haydock, Cotswolds

Michelle was lovely and really helpful

"I was the very lucky winner of a 30cm x 30cm duo-tone unframed print competition in ’The Cat’ magazine! It was a lovely surprise - especially as my beautiful boy Diesel had had to be put to sleep the week before. Michelle was lovely and really helpful - we had a number of discussion about what would work best so I was very involved with the whole process. I sent a number of pictures and she produced some samples and I chose the one I liked best. It looks absolutely amazing and I love it!"

Val Townsend, Pinner

Helpful and excellent quality

"I’ve just ordered a map for a gift of the Uppingham area. The quality is excellent and Michelle was very helpful in ensuring that the right villages were covered on the map. I would highly recommend this product."

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Anne, Gromett-Game

The customer service is second to none

"The quality of the work is exceptional! Creative, beautiful and stylish would be my way to describe my experience. The customer service is second to none and I will definitely be back for more additions to my wall. Thank you again!"

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Felicity Francis, Stamford

Hard wearing and withstands art loving little hands

"Friendly and professional bespoke service. Michelle understood and worked with us to create something stylish and beautiful for our home, but hard wearing and able to withstand curious but art loving little hands!"

Zoe Cawthorne, Solihull

They took time to understand my brand

"I used Squark Design to produce my digital backdrop as I run a lot of zoom meetings. Michelle took time to understand my brand and what I needed and created a professional, striking back drop that looks really great. Fantastic customer experience and artwork."

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Nicky Thomas, Founder,
The Growth Community

Retained key components from our heritage

"Michelle was both professional and easy to work with. She created a new fresh design for our logo retaining key components from our heritage whilst ensuring our image was fit for the future."

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Elaine Clark, CEO at
Rail Forum Midlands

Passionate about delivering the very best for her clients

"Michelle's attention to detail, her creative design skills and her eye for a new idea are second to none. I have recommended her personally to a number of businesses who were looking for something unique for their offices and am waiting to move into my own home before I call upon her services for myself.

Having seen her work first-hand I have no problem recommending her. She is dedicate, creative and a brilliant problem-solver. Her bespoke products are made of the very best quality and she's passionate about delivering the very best for her clients.

If you want something actually bespoke - just for you - call Michelle."

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Kerri McGarrigle, Marketing Communications Manager

Beautiful, perfect, heartwarming

"Beautiful, perfect and heartwarming are all words I would use to describe Michelle’s incredible work. Having seen a number of projects in action I can not only visualise more plans for my own home but see so many offices, cafes, hotels, bars etc taking advantage of her incredible wallpapers and vinyls. I can 100% recommend Squark Design."

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Felicity Francis. Networking 
Events and Telemarketing

Excellent representation

"The visuals were great and the representation was excellent."

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Josie Cozzi, Office Manager, Smartnumbers

What impressed me was the personal service and flexibility

"I came to Squark Design after  a long search for a map showing the historic route of what is now the East Lancashire Railway. What really impressed me was the personal service received and the flexibility shown at the design stage. The map itself is beautifully reproduced and exactly what I had in mind from the outset. The whole process was a pleasure."

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Peter Eccles,
East Lancashire Railway

The ability to take an idea and make it real!

"Imagination - and also the ability to create something from that – are essential for a designer. In my experience Michelle has plenty of both qualities; she has the ability to take an idea and make it real, and often better than I first thought. Why? Well, because of the above – but also because she listens. It’s now more than ten years since I first worked with Michelle. She’s still right up on my list of people I’d happily work with again and again."

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Tony Streeter, Freelance Writer

Delivered promptly and efficiently

"I met Michelle on a training course and I really liked the design work she had already done on her own business cards. She was therefore the obvious choice to design my business cards. The work she has one for me has been exactly what I was looking for and was delivered promptly and professionally."

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Louise Bowran, Accountant

Sympathetic to the needs of my business

"I’ve used Michelle to produce my mail order catalogues and show adverts over the past four years and I’m delighted with her work every time. We have now produced eight catalogues and each has been fresh in their design, finished to a high standard, and always on time – what more could you ask for?

Where Michelle excels is that she is also sympathetic to the needs of my business and combines a great design ethic with the ability to maximise the amount of product in each advert or catalogue, crucial in the mail order sector.

Michelle has also worked well with my web team keeping my website up to date with all my new products and I intend to keep using her in the future."

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Roger Surgay, Managing Director, Used Tackle

Created winning issues and instrumental in ensuring growth

"Michelle has been crucial in the development of our weekly columnists, ensuring the design of their work remains fresh throughout each season. An eye for detail, along with a large touch of flair has created some award winning issues over the past few years and Michelle is my ‘go to’ designer when I know I need something special. Michelle has also been instrumental in ensuring the growth and progression of our biggest mail order clients, working directly with them to produce key supplements, catalogues, magazines, and special issues, often at short notice. Michelle’s work is always finished to high standard and one time, and she is a pleasant, trustworthy person to work with at all times."

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Steve Fitzpatrick,
Editor, Angling Times

Rates as one of the best

"Michelle has proved to be a very reliable and able freelance designer, she picked up our working style very quickly and was able to work competently and also add creative flair. I was very happy with everything she did for me and compared to many other designers I’ve used rates as one of the best."

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Dan Baines, Art Director

Just what we needed

"Michelle helped us through every step of the design process for our new voucher coupon, and the results were just what we needed. Would definitely use again!"

Craig Waterfall,
M&Arc Hair and Beauty

Excellent ability to understand house style

"Michelle has been a life saver over the last couple of years for Outdoor Fitness. Reliable, fast, easy to work with, she has an excellent ability to understand house style and delivers consistently high quality work in an unflustered, professional manner. She’s also an accomplished illustrator, which is always handy to have on call."

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Mark Tucker, Art Director, Outdoor Fitness

A great communicator and unflappable with looming deadlines

"Working with Michelle on issues 8, 9 and 10 of Crafty was great. She joined the team as an out-of-office freelancer at a bit of a tricky time for the magazine and did a brilliant job of picking up the style of Crafty immediately, while not being afraid to share her own ideas and add in new touches, which I really appreciated. A great communicator (and always on the end of the phone or email whenever needed), she was unflappable in the face of looming deadlines, unforeseen editorial changes and a stressed-out editor!
I look forward to working with her again.”

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Sarah Adie, Editor,
Crafty Magazine

Flexible to slip seamlessly into another designers style

"We use Michelle as cover when our current Art Editor is away. She very effective in this role – flexible enough to slip in seamlessly with another designer’s style, experienced enough to lead art direction when needed and great to deal with. Her work rate is very good too. Doesn’t bring cakes in though, so beware."

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Matt Wildee, Editor, Performance Bikes

Works her magic in a professional manor

"Whatever is thrown at Michelle, be it cats, dogs, babies or women’s health, she always tackles them with enthusiasm and works her magic in a thorough and professional manner. Our full-time designer says: ‘Michelle is hard working, and keen to understand and work within the style of the mag. If she covers my holiday, I never have to worry about what I may return to!"

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Angela Kenny,
Head of Publishing

Professional, reliable and easy to work with

"I hired Michelle to design Families Cambridgeshire Magazine from Nov 2015 - Nov 2016. I found her to be professional, reliable and easy to work with. Her work was always in style and on brand and she was always happy to come up with new ideas. She also designed adverts for my advertisers. Michelle always created a great product and I would certainly recommend her."

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Lisa Excell, Editor, Families Cambridgeshire

Great balance of speed and creativity

"Michelle from Squark Design has that balance of speed and creativity that you need from a designer – quick and efficient when you’re up against it, but able to give a design the love and attention it deserves when times allows."

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Rob Holmes, Art Director, Country Walking

Artistic, prompt, professional

"Working with Michelle at Squark Design is a pleasure. She is artistic, prompt and professional in all work carried out. I would highly recommend Squark Design."

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Simone Green, Director, Personalised Chocolates

Quality work with an upbeat attitude

"Squark Design provided freelance cover whilst we were recruiting. They wasted no time grasping our concepts but did not shy away from making their own suggestions and they have a very upbeat attitude. Feedback was positive, with both their professionalism, quality and volume of work. I would not hesitate engaging their services again."

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Alison Queenborough, Manganing Director at BPG

Their guidance and expertise got me there

"Squark Design are great to work with as they were patient, listened to what I needed and were happy to give advice. Their design skills were great and I ended up with a product I am very happy with. They are very efficient and got things done really quickly for me. To be honest it was Squark Designs guidance and expertise that got me there."

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Julie Payne, Founder,
Tip to Toe, Therapy

Patient and made my ideas much better

"Working with Michelle at Squark Design was great. She listened to my ideas and made them much better until we got a design I was really happy with. She was very patient with the back and forth of designs, and was happy to make any changes. I love my logo and wouldn’t change it for the world!"

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Sarah Adie, Founder,
Baby Pique

Brings her own ideas creative flair and gets on with everyone

"Michelle has worked on MATCH! as freelance cover on numerous occasions. Her work is always of a high standard and she brings her own ideas and creative flair to our magazine. Being a weekly title, things can get really busy, and Michelle is always willing to take on any feature we give her to design. She is friendly and a pleasure to work with. Our office is very male dominated but Michelle gets on with everyone and is happy to put her ideas forward on how she thinks something should look. Michelle is someone that we’d most definitely use again in the future."

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Calum Booth, Art Editor, Match Magazine

The results are fantastic!

"We were delighted with the work carried out by Michelle. Nothing was too much trouble as we found the process very quick and easy. The results are fantastic! Thanks again for your help Michelle. We recommend this company with no hesitation."

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Steve Hughes, Owner,
Reymead Commercial Group

Understands the importance of design and brand story

"I have used many design companies in the past. I can say without any hesitation that my experience with Squark Design was head and shoulders above all my previous experiences or working with designers.

There is so much more to this than meets the eye. The design work was exceptional, timely, responsive and gave me the feeling throughout the process that Michelle cares about design and cares about the story behind the design task at hand.

The positive and collaborative attitude is not just reflected in the work but also in all the interactions pre and post-work completion. The entire process was a pleasure for me.

Those who know me best will understand the value Squark have provided to my business was of significant value to inspire me to take time to share my experience. I have no hesitation in recommending Squark Design. A company that understands the importance of design and brand story and injects passion and a desire to truly help.

At the end of the experience, it felt more like Squark was part of my team rather than a supplier. If you are looking for professional, caring and exceptional design work, you have to give Squark Design a chance to shine."

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Chris Batten, Author &
CEO Rainmakers