Testimonials

I have worked side by side with Susan for years now, and have enjoyed the process very much. Susan is a total professional, and her creative mind is a wonder. She takes feedback well and always knows how to add an amazing artistic touch to any project. I’m more than happy to throw my praise behind her work any time, and I know anyone who uses her design services will find themselves with a great working relationship as well as an end product they will be more than happy with.

– Patrick Lochelt, Advisor, Parnassus Literary Arts Magazine of Northern Essex Community College

Susan at SMS Graphic Design was instrumental in creating some new graphic designs & logos for our business ventures. She was fantastic in listening to my vision, inspiration & having it reflected so beautifully in the graphics she has created. Highly recommend for your graphic needs! Susan is fantastic!

– Carlivette X. Santamaria, DMD, General & Cosmetic Dentistry, Oasis Dental

Susan is very talented and does fantastic work. Excellent quality!

– George Jumpp, Doctor of Chiropractic, Jumpp Chiropractic

Susan great experience and background as a graphic designer and her life experiences and travels help lend to the artistic vision she creates WITH her clients. Her designs and the process of working together is fun and engaging because she spends time to really listen, pay attention to the details, and creates content that supports clients’ goals. Not to mention it always looks stunning!

– Brianna White, Personal Fashion Stylist, Owner, Vostra Moda, LLC

Susan listened to my needs and created the right fit cover for my assertive communication checklist. She is well educated on colors and designs, so she can make sure your idea is going to get across to your clients. Thank you SUSAN!

– Stephanie Sylvia Costello, Relationship Coach, Safety in Freedom

Susan is a brilliant, creative, awesome, award winning graphic designer. She has vast experience in advertising, promotional, editorial design always with fresh and surprising ideas. Her splendid use of color and typography is always amazing. I have worked with Susan on a number of projects including magazine designs, exhibit signage, advertising and logos. I have always found she is easy and accommodating to work with.

– Leon Poindexter, Shipwright, Owner, Seaport Vessels

Susan did an amazing job designing a logo for my art business! She worked very hard to give me what I wanted and was very detailed and thorough with her follow through. I am one happy client!

– Melody Bergevin, Artist

When you hire Susan you are hiring a fine artist. She is a talented creative who produces what you didn’t know you wanted. She never disappoints.

– Ellen Small Davis, Freelance Writer/Communications Specialist, AOK2 Associates

Susan is a pleasure to work with-she is efficient and very responsive. She has an excellent eye for color and space. She can breathe new life into a campaign both keeping it within brand and making it fresh.

– Anne Hopkins, Photographer/Fine Art

Susan’s wealth of design skills and creative versatility enable her to produce compelling visuals that convey a brand across all media with great results. I was very fortunate to have worked with her as Art Director on various project types always keeping the customer experience in mind. She provides outstanding design and artistic insights to projects in advertising, web, and digital and print collateral with a test and learn mentality that allows for scalability. Nothing is too small or complex for Susan!

– Hanna Arnold, Director of Digital Marketing at MOTO

Susan has done an amazing logo for a group I am in. It is creative, yet simple. Which I feel makes it memorable and easy to identify.

– Keith Bouvier, Commercial Lines Producer at Core Benefits Group (dba Core Insurance in NH)

Susan is an incredibly talented designer with an eye for detail. She consistently crafts designs that exceed expectations and deliver results. I highly recommend Susan for any design job small to complex.

– Kat Andler, Associate Professor of Design at Becker College

Susan is INCREDIBLE! She truly caters to her clients needs and makes an unforgettable tailor-made first impression as you only get one chance or a few seconds. Her work is timeless.

– Matty Mo, Voice Over Specialist, Event Host/MC, Motivational Speaker, www.mattymoshow.com

I worked with Susan for over 7 years at Northern Essex Community College. She is a professional designer, great illustrator, and an amazing person. In my role of web developer, I constantly referred to Susan for illustrations, pictures, and icons for my projects. These were never an easy task, and thanks to her ideas, intelligence, and patience, we were able to create responsive images for various screens. It was always a relief to know that Susan kept track of her work and knew how to create new images based on previous requirements. I highly recommend Susan; she will be a professional asset for any company.

– Cesar Oscar Gonzalez Tellez, Integration Specialist – Programmer at Northern Essex Community College

I highly recommend Susan for any project that you may find a need for her assistance. Susan did a fantastic job putting together a brochure and business card for my private coaching business in running. I found Susan to be highly professional and very helpful to work with. Her work is of the highest quality, and her fees are very reasonable.

– Joseph Scascitelli, Scazway Racing

Susan is a gifted artist and this talent reveals itself in her design work with her eye for color and flawless composition. Each project she creates is a work of art, visually pleasing while also achieving its communication goals.

– Ernie Greenslade, Director of Public Relations at Northern Essex Community College

Susan is such a talented graphic designer, and I had the pleasure of working with her on the redesign of the Amesbury Community TV logo. From start to finish, Susan did a fantastic job on the logo, offering us many choices in multiple formats. She completed the project on time and at budget. We are working on a logo design project right now for a podcast that I host and produce. I would highly recommend you use Susan for any graphic design project you have. She will help make your company shine!

– Meryl Goldsmith, Voice Over/Audiobooks/Voice Tracking

SMS has a beautiful, elegant style. An experienced professional, Susan delivers work on time and on budget.

– Marilois (Lowe) Snowman, CEO at Mediastruction I Media Planning & Buying, Building Custom Algorithms for True Performance Marketing

I worked closely with Susan for 4 years as Manager for the Life Long Learning Program at Northern Essex Community College. Susan designed the program brochure featuring the speakers, events and classes for each semester, as well as any other promotional materials needed during the course of the year. Her level of professionalism was combined with a can-do attitude and a willingness to make numerous edits upon request without skipping a beat. Susan had a natural flair for producing quality layouts to best showcase the materials for “curb appeal”. Together with that, her savvy suggestions for improvements always elevated the content to the next level. She was an absolute joy to work with and a strategy contributor to the program’s success.

– Carol Duhart, Branding I Writer I Design I Media Relations I Social Media Marketing

Susan is a complete Designer who has extensive knowledge and expertise in a broad range of Graphic Design modalities. She is the consummate creative individual who applies her unique and eclectic eye to everything she designs. The range of total design concepts and production she has shown over the last number of award winning years of her designs for Northern Essex Community College’s Art & Literary magazine, Parnassus, are prime examples of the range of provocative, challenging and very well designed works she is capable of.

– Marc Mannheimer, Visual Artist: Prof. of Art & Design at Northern Essex Community College

Susan and I worked on projects together when I was public relations coordinator at Northern Essex Community College, and we have also worked on freelance projects. She’s one of the best designers I’ve ever worked with, with an ability to bring exactly the correct visual tone to any piece. I highly recommend her.

– Dave Rattigan, Owner at Scamps Comedy Productions

Susan is a talented, creative graphic designer who has a particular skill in attention to detail in her work…I am very pleased with the quality she has offered and will continue to work with her on future projects, without hesitation!

– Nickey (Anita) Mullen, LMHC, CEAP, SAP, Owner, Director and Clinician at Mullen Consulting, LLC

I had the distinct pleasure of working with and supervising Susan for over 21 years at Northern Essex Community College. She’s an extremely talented graphic designer whose award winning work was recognized regionally and nationally on many occasions over those two decades. Her contributions to the institution’s visual look and feel were transformational during here tenure at NECC. Her many strengths include: a relentless and inspirational positive attitude, a keen ability to be collaborative and function fluidly as part of a team, the flexibility to adapt to rapidly changing needs and priorities, and an admirable work ethic that insured every deadline would be met. There’s no doubt that Susan’s positive contributions to Northern Essex Community College will be felt by both students and her colleagues for many years to come. I offer the highest recommendation possible to anyone who may be considering hiring her.

– Ron Taber, Chief Marketing Officer at Northern Essex Community College

Susan is professional at all times and is extremely talented in graphic design. She creates brochures, flyers, posters and whatever our department needs in a timely manner and incorporates all we ask. She is a pleasure to collaborate with on projects.

– Christine DeRosa, Technical Support Specialist at Footsteps2Brilliance ®

I have worked with Susan for a couple years at the College. She is a very talented designer, dedicated and easy to get along with. She has a excellent eye for detail. She is courteous and helpful with other coworkers. Anyone would be lucky to have her or someone like Susan on their team. Her work on Parnassus Magazine is amazing, and well deserving of the National ACP Award for Best Literary Magazine in the country for two year colleges.

– Michele Simon, Web and Accessibility Specialist

Susan is a very accomplished graphic designer! With many years under her belt, she is at the top of her game and comes highly recommended!

– Maxine Kitos Goodhue, Broker Associate, Bean Group

I have known Susan for several years both professionally and personally. I first met Susan when I worked in the Marketing and Communications Department at Northern Essex Community College as Web Programmer. Susan demonstrated that she is a team player, willing to share her knowledge with fellow co-workers, and enjoys learning new technologies to keep her up-to-date in her field. Susan possesses excellent communication, interpersonal, and technical skills as a Graphics Designer. She works with several external departments and vendors on a daily basis and has mentored several Northern Essex Community College co-op students in graphic designs. As a co-worker I admired her technical and interpersonal skills as well as her knowledge and design skills as a Graphic Designer.

– Demetria Williams, Systems Administrator at Peraton

Susan’s sensitivity, artistic sensibility, delightful interpersonal skills, and consistent drive to learn new skills, enroll in more coursework, and challenge herself creatively are what sets her apart from other graphic designers. Whether it’s designing a new college website logo, taking a new class in HTML 5, or producing print layout for the national award-winning literary magazine Parnassus, which was recently the recipient of the Pacemaker Award, Susan is refreshingly humble, hard-working, and inspired. I would highly recommend her as an art director, graphic artist, or teacher/instructor in a dynamic, progressive environment.

– Elizabeth Stone Mazzoleni, Case Management; Telehealth; Nurse Leadership; Clinical Content Production & Marketing

Susan brings a natural elegance to her work. Her graphics show it! I have seen so many graphic projects from the small poster to many-paged compendiums lifted from the mundane with her artistry. She delivers!

Don Nadeau, Geo-spatial analyst for Massachusetts state parks

Susan is a talented and extremely creative graphic designer. I have had the privilege of participating on teams with Susan and collaborating on print and web projects where her work really elevated the quality of the resulting project to level beyond expectations. Her award-winning work with the literary magazine Parnassus is a perfect example of her ingenuity and out-of-the-box thinking with design. The rich and often unexpected color schemes, combined with the humor and touch of the absurd, identify this magazine exactly as it should–a wildly creative and emotionally moving piece of work! Susan’s work ethic and professionalism is always top notch. A good listener who takes time to understand client needs, Susan is able to see the client’s point of view, and work in tandem to produce and often surpass the desired result.

– Cherie Hagen, Portal Developer/Administrator, Web Applications Developer, Multimedia Developer/Administrator, Blackboard Administrator