Mmasekgoa Masire-Mwamba

Botswana’s Ambassador to Germany

I have the pleasure of recommending Blue Zebra Creative following my numerous positive engagements with their organisation. I have found them to be a very professional outfit that produces designs and material that are crisp, clean and refreshingly original. I am further impressed by their design process that takes into consideration my exact needs and requirements, successfully translating into design. Gary’s understanding of the broader printing environment has ensured that the designs are ready, formatted and are not missed in translation from concept to final print and production. I have procured Blue Zebra Creative designs for use in a wide range of material that has been shared with a broad international audience. These designs have served very important processes and garnered much acclaim from these audiences. I have no reservation in recommending Blue Zebra Creative to you for their professionalism, creative content and all round service.

Neo Raphoto

Health & Wellness Consultant

As a consultant for Shahnaz Herbal, I found myself frustrated working with local graphic designers, who failed to translate my vision into an end product… then I was introduced to Blue Zebra Creative. They created branding that was totally relevant to the company’s identity and catapulted the spa’s image; by adding a touch of modernism and cultural appeal to the artwork produced. They’re very intuitive and implement insight that I overlooked. Blue Zebra’s consultations are awesome because there is a sense of connectedness to the projects we work on. They are honest and their deliverables are impeccable; modifications are made quickly and they are super efficient, flexible and reliable. I’ve found that my communication with them is seamless… they “get it.” I think all these elements are what allows them to create stunning artwork that is easily interpreted. It’s what sets them apart from other creative houses in Botswana.

Vikki Threlfall

Director of Tuli Lodge

Gary is really very talented at what he does. He listened well to what we required and delivered in a very timely way. But much more than that, he really went the extra mile beyond his immediate brief. He seems to genuinely care about the Tuli Safari Lodge identity and image. He provided us with additional consultancy, his recommendations on our logo and website were valid, helpful and constructive. He helped us to think more creatively and consistently about the Tuli brand in a way that shows his considerable design empathy and expertise. I can wholeheartedly recommend Blue Zebra Creative as a design resource and consultancy service, and look forward to working with Gary on future projects.

Bettina Barillas

Communications Specialist

Working with Blue Zebra Creative was an absolute delight – I’ve never had a designer make my work so easy! From the very beginning of our project, Gary was incredibly communicative to our needs as an organisation. He was always willing to go the extra mile and took extra care to ensure that the final product followed all of our branding and style guides. Additionally, he (successfully) searched high and low for a local printer to meet our strict quality demands. If you are looking for a highly qualified and responsive graphic designer, Gary is your answer. You will see a huge difference in the final product and the entire design process will be a breeze. I recommend Gary and Blue Zebra Creative with no reservations.

Paul Fisher

Director of Education

I worked with Gary for over 8 years during which time he proved to be diligent, trustworthy and hard working. His creative skills are excellent and I regard him as one of the very best in his field of expertise. Gary is very driven by ensuring that all designs are perfect and his work is without fault. I would absolutely recommend his services. 

Robin Comerford

Director of Healthcare

Gary was a great asset in helping me raise our profile within the Healthcare sector. He produced very imaginative design work, which complemented our marketing strategy. I was always able to rely on Gary correctly interpreting an outline brief, producing exciting and attractive solutions. The net result was that our brand awareness greatly improved as a result of Gary’s consistently professional and effective input.

Nigel Jobson

Director of Operations

I worked with Gary for 3 years at Elior UK during which time he proved himself to be a fantastic asset to the Education division, producing work that complemented our sales/retention bid strategies. Gary’s work is of the highest calibre, paying great attention to detail and is dedicated and committed to his work.

One Oreeng

Marketing & Communications

I have had the pleasure of working with Gary since March 2015. His talents in the Graphic Design field are sterling. It is from this basis that Gary and I have developed a fruitful professional relationship. It can simply be said that Blue Zebra Creative’s design standards are excellent. His attention to detail and artwork is copious. In my line of work, demanding deadlines with strenuous timelines are regularly briefed to me from various divisions within the company; not once has Gary defaulted by failing to meet deadlines. He is extremely creative and has the ability to think through the root of the design and most importantly, he is able to interpret and apply the Metropolitan brand. I enjoy my working relationship with Blue Zebra Creative and without any reservation; it is with great pleasure that I recommend Blue Zebra Creative for graphic design work.

Ilse Hester van Bennekom-Minnema

Project Administrator / Office Manager

The spatial plan project has many stakeholders and therefore we wanted to create a brand identity that stood for a product/way forward. The logo was important so that not only individuals, but also ministries, departments and all stakeholders would feel they could relate and contribute to. We found Blue Zebra Creative via their website, and after making contact with Gary and studying his intake form, we knew that this was the right person for the job. His questions were spot on and made it very easy for us, as he understood what kind of design we were looking for. Gary created four options for us and every design had a different story and background. I am very pleased with the chosen logo. It is recognisable and timeless, which also met our other purpose: sustainability. What I liked about Gary is that he came up with several ideas and he gave us a few pointers and something to think about. For example, that an identity is something that needs work. It’s not just about the logo design, but also about maintenance. Design should not come cheap, but should be the proper product of a well thought out process. Gary exceeded our expectations in his patience and with his honest and passionate advice. I would definitely recommend Blue Zebra Creative (Gary) to anybody if you want a person that listens to his customers and really grasps the idea of what your business is about. 

Dikeledi Msiza

Procurement Manager

My first impression of Blue Zebra Creative is their critical attention to details and constructive criticism when it comes to branding and design. Their analysis is amazing and well presented. Their consultation and subsequent proposal highlighted things we had overlooked in selling ourselves. As a result we will review our approach and our marketing strategy. What impressed me is their confidence; they do not compromise on creativity. Blue Zebra Creative is all about simplicity and professionalism; their work is neat and easy to understand, whilst educating and informative. I am more than happy to recommend them to any business for design or consultancy related work.

Tony Winterbottom

Sales Director – Business & Industry

Gary worked for myself and the wider sales team for over 8 years. His work was always very creative and imaginatively prepared with diligence and attention to detail. Gary was key in raising the standards and quality of both bespoke and generic bid production and supporting design work that helped complement our propositions. Gary’s services would be an ideal asset to an organisation or individual looking for imaginative design with dedication and commitment.

Justin Johnson

HR Director

Gary has always been very easy and professional to work with. Over many years he supported my department in the creative design of HR and training related material, as well as collateral associated with our internal events and employee brand. From the initial (often limited) brief, he designed and produced work that is of an incredibly high standard. The outputs have always created a ‘buzz’ at our events and have been a key part of the overall branding and theme. His input and creative flair is missed. 

Sarah Wass

Clint Relationships Manager

Gary is a very creative and inspiring designer, he worked diligently and ensured that his work reflected the profile and desires of our customers. Gary understood our business well and went the extra mile to ensure he delivered work to the highest standard. I would certainly recommend Gary for any design projects.

Mandie Corby

Head of Learning & Development

He is truly one of the very best!! I have fond memories of working with Gary. He made projects easier and quite often provided the tonic for those difficult days. He has an amazing personality and often made me laugh and smile. I would wish him luck but he’s so talented he doesn‘t need it.