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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.