Design is a relationship between us. Many of my clients come to me saying things like “I didn’t really get a chance to say what I wanted … this is okay, but not what I was intending …” To me, that isn’t saying the design is bad per se, but that, more importantly, the connection between designer and client wasn’t there.
My ultimate goal is to make my clients feel like I understand what they are trying to say … we may need to reach some compromises for budget and practicality reasons, but it isn’t because we couldn’t articulate the vision. In the same light, the success of the relationship is a little like a marriage … you can try to change, with the best of intentions, but ultimately, there needs to be some basic compatibility.
So here I offer you a collection of other people’s perception of me and the relationship we created … If the person they describe seems like a person you would like to work with, lets get together and see what we can make happen!
I have used services from ad design to website design on a number of different occasions and have been very satisfied throughout each experience. I have recommended Corinne several times for different projects.
Brooke Bennett, Area Director
N2 Publishing, Inc
When our web designer left our company, Corinne was willing to step in and assist us with several of our web accounts. Since then, we decided not to fill that position internally but rather contract with Corinne instead. She is very knowledgeable, professional and a pleasure to work with.
Rod Roberts, Owner
Roberts Design Company
Corinne is a wonderful designer. She always listens to the client and tries to suggest what will be both the closest fit to give them what they are wanting and that which is most cost effective. When I have brides who are looking for custom designed save the dates, invitations, and other stationary, she is the first place we go! Such beautiful work and usually great turnaround time!
Stacey Porter, Owner and Consultant
Savvy Expressions Wedding & Event Coordination
Corinne has proven to be an extremely value asset to my core business. She is very creative and has done an excellent job in design graphics and well as a great job in building websites. As an independent contract her fees are about 1/2 of the the market charges for graphic design and website development. I would strongly recommend Corrine and plan to continue to work closely with her!
Results by Design Consulting
I worked under Corinne in one of my first jobs out of college at Minuteman Press. Going into the job I knew little to nothing about design and printing, but she was an amazing and patient teacher. She combines a keen design sense with amazing communication skills that always left our customers thrilled with her work. She was a fantastic co-worker and sparkling personality and was able to tackle a million things at once and make it look easy. Our clients loved her, and she developed very strong professional relationships with each of them. There are so many things I learned from Corinne... from design and software, to communication and problem-solving that I still find hold true long after leaving the store. When I started working under Corinne I knew very little about design or working for clients, and when I left I became an Illustrator at a large studio, and have moved onward to creating artwork for the film industry. When people ask me how I ended up here I always start with Corinne, if it weren't for her encouragement and patience I would not have seriously considered digital art and design as a path worth taking.
Zoic Studios - Recruiting Coordinator
Corinne is very imaginative and is able to convert simple concepts into professionally appealing designs. She is also expertly adept in various professional level design programs which is important in achieving top level design results.
Paul Conforti, Owner
Minuteman Press - Champaign-Urbana
Corinne Claypool is a very creative and knowledgeable designer. Corinne is very quick and responsive, hence professional. I enjoy working with Corinne as she is very attentive, personal and quick to understand a client’s needs. If anybody looks for a great designer, Corinne is a natural choice.
Benjamin Lapid, Owner
Benjamin Lapid Photography
Corinne is always a pleasure to work with and produces great results.
Annette McMichael - Owner
Green Media Services
Corinne worked for me as cell phone sales rep and repair technician. She also crafted all the art of our print ads and flyers. I found her to be conscientious, detail oriented and very good with people. Corinne had "fans" who would come to our store and just walk out if she wasn't working that day. As a graphic artist she is quite skilled and settles for nothing short of perfection.
Gary Jacobson, VP
Midwest Communications Group
Before we worked with Corinne I would have to describe our monthly publication as embarrassing. Now it's interesting to look at, easy to read and comes out on time. What a huge improvement. Corinne's the total package. She's creative, easy to work with and organized.
Newsletter Committee - CIAA
Corinne is a very creative, artistic professional. I worked with Corinne through a printer on designing and cleaning up files. I was also involved in professional organizations with Corinne and she is outgoing and personable.
Masha Trenhaile - VP of Operations
Fox Development Corporation
Corinne designed our new Central Illinois Apartment Association website. We are VERY pleased with her work and feel that we now have a website that we can be proud of. Corinne's design work helped our association get to the level of professionalism that we were seeking. We anticipate growth in our membership as a result of her work.
CIAA, Past President (2008 & 2009)
For years, Corinne has been my go-to person for any material which gets my business to the public. She designed a logo that catches the eye and communicates my professionalism and creativity in a single glance. Her aptitude for clear communication translates into helping me write comprehensible yet sophisticated text for my brochures. She is multitalented and I recommend her without hesitation to my friends, colleagues and clients.
At Ease Body Therapies
Corinne is open to ideas and very resourceful. If you need it done, she can do it!
Home Staging Consulting
Corinne's work is creative and on time. It is always a pleasure to work with her. She understands the concepts we want to use in our marketing and she develops creative strategies to meet our needs. The Top Attributes Box only allows us to select three attributes about Corinne but we could have also checked: personable, expert, good value, high integrity. Corinne is not going to produce a concept that she is not pleased with herself.
Ata Durukan, SVP
First Federal Bank