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I asked Kate to do the graphics for my CD after seeing the great-looking "one-sheet" she had designed for jazz singer Gwen Hughes. Kate did a spectacular job on every level of my project. Her design ideas were excellent, aesthetically right-on, and she executed them professionally. Her finished product surpassed my expectations. On top of that, her attitude throughout the project was wonderful — professional and good-humored. She worked quickly and tried to save me money whenever possible. I recommend Kate Siegel with no reservations. She's great.

Joe Acker — Find an Open Road

Kate Siegel of Kartouche in Atlanta, my editor and book designer, … took the sow's ear of my raw data and turned it into a silk purse. The finished product is more than I imagined.

William J. Morton, MD, JD — author, The Story of Georgia's Boundaries
(from the book's Acknowledgements), Georgia History Press

I worked with Bill Morton on developing his manuscript, and he sent me a copy of the final product that Kartouche desgined, and it's beautifully done! … I have to say, the quality of design and production on Bill's book is better than I see at most university presses these days.

Amy Benson Brown, PhD — director, Author Development Program, Emory University

You did a great job with [Civilian Job News], and I couldn't be more pleased! We were actually considering doing this in-house at one point, which would have made it look more like a school PTA newsletter than the quality newspaper it has become. Your efforts and the results are greatly appreciated. … Our newspaper gets better and better each issue, and you're a driving force behind it!

George Bernloehr — publisher, Civilian Job News, and director candidate services, / Bradley-Morris, Inc

My sincere thanks to Kate and the team you put together for our last couple of projects. Launch South's expansion was a large undertaking for us, but you made that transition easier. You were able to take the ideas in my head and put them on screen and paper. The time you put into these projects went beyond the hours you billed us, I'm sure. We're always getting compliments because of your work, and I can't thank you enough.

Todd Schaffer — director, Launch South Pictures / Launch South Music

Kate Siegel has been engaged by our firm in a variety of ways since we worked on a non-profit fundraising and awareness project together in 2001. … [She] is not only very thorough; but she is also very conscientious and always mindful of deadlines, as well as her client's budget restrictions. I have high regard for Kate Siegel, both professionally and personally.

Marilyn Pearlman — president, Pearlman Associates, Inc.

As a performer in the United States and Europe, I have needed a wide variety of press materials and promotional posters. Kate has designed these, as well as CD covers for my albums, and also wrote most of the copy. She has delivered all in a timely fashion, sometimes with only a 48 hour deadline … Kate's organizational skills are excellent and she has helped my career along immeasurably.

Gwen Hughes

Looks great. We are so excited to finally realize a more professional-looking introductory/marketing tool kit! Again, thanks for everything. I enjoyed the fact that things went so very smoothly — reflects on your professionalism. I look forward to our next project.

Vickie Clubbs — executive assistant, Partnership for Community Action

We have been extremely pleased with Kate's professional work ethic, responsiveness to our business needs, and high quality of web, graphic, and advertising design that she provides for our business.

Jennifer Langley — ArtsCard executive director

Many thanks for the contribution you made [to the 2002 Castleberry Hill Loft Tour]. Only people in our business can appreciate the time and effort that goes in to a project like this. The brochure and related materials were a real class act.

Kent Martin — NetWork Creative, Inc.

I consider Kate Siegel a very dependable, creative person. … When presented with a project, [she] not only finishes it on time but also puts her own insights and ideas into it, from the creative thinking to the finished version. She exceeded my expectations on the projects she has completed for me, ever showing me what an asset she can be to any customer's project. It has always been a delight working with Kate.

Andrea Ruef — CEO & president, The Transatlantic Journal

I want to thank you for all of your hard work on this project and others that you do for the choir. I know I've said this before, but I think it bears repeating. We are so fortunate to have your talent and enthusiasm in the group. The cover design is fantastic, and I really feel like it captures the excitement that we feel about our first recording. I shudder to think what we would have ended up with had you not been such an integral part of the process.

Rebecca May — Flute Choir of Atlanta

My sincere thanks for the impeccable work in creating an exact replica of what was in my head, the Heroine of "structure through chaos" and definitely the "Project Goddess" of Labrys Atlanta. YOU are the miracle worker of this project!

Maria Rivers — publisher, Labrys Atlanta

Thank you so much for your professionalism and artistic contributions to create such a beautiful insert and tray card for our CD.

Kelly Via — director, Atlanta Music Academy Flute Choir

feedback received by clients

First, let me offer my appreciation of the clean design of the ProGold website. It is simple, quick, attractive and effective. Second, let me commend you for your adherence to a standards-compliant site.

Jeff Dillingham — user e-mail

I wanted to let you know I received the ArtsCard you provided to us again this year. The package it comes in is beautiful — the art work and design, just beautiful. And the promo cards for Taste of the Arts are great as well. I love the logo being served on the platter. Just wanted to pass along my compliments. We look forward to working with you again this year!

Deanna L. Smith, Fernbank Museum