Testimonials

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The words to describe Alexander Atkins Design: customer-focused, light-speed turnaround, and high value. Alex works with his clients to make each project successful -- his turnaround time and flexibility in responding to the customer’s needs are not only valuable, they are indispensable.

Caroline Simard
Former VP of Research and Executive Programs - Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology
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Alex Atkins Design is faster than a speeding bullet when it comes to fast-breaking projects that needed to be done yesterday. He is both talented and pragmatic. He never tires of myriad revisions; and is focused on customer satisfaction, always willing to try something new the client might suggest. He is a pleasure to work with.

Barbara Buell
Director of Communications - Stanford Graduate School of Business
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Alexander Atkins Design created a compelling and iconic brand that captured the uniqueness and spirit of our dynamic, innovative school. The branding campaign was instrumental in gathering support for the formation and establishment of the school during its early years, and now continues to define our uniqueness, now that we are a top-rated, California Distinguished School. With each project, AAD’s creativity, attenion to detail, and fast turnaround is invaluable.

Wanny Hersey
Superintendent / Principal - Bullis Charter School
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AAD consistently provides us with creative and innovative design work. Projects are completed quickly and efficiently with an unwavering attention to detail and quality from start to finish. AAD acts as a partner in the success of our endeavors and works to see the big picture of every project. We appreciate his collaborative approach to enhance how our publications communicate to our alumni.

Estelle Hayes
Former Director of Communications - Bellarmine College Preparatory
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Alex is one of the most well-rounded designers I have ever worked with. He enthusiastically approaches each project applying his creative talents and passionate attention to detail to produce pieces that effectively communicate the mission of Second Harvest Food Bank. Atkins Design consistently delivers the high quality and professionalism of a large design firm but with the attention to detail, quick turn-around time, and efficiency that only a smaller design firm could offer. There is no other designer that turns projects around with such incredible speed. I highly recommend Alexander Atkins Design.

Lynn Crocker
Former Director of Marketing and Communications - Second Harvest Food Bank
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For over 30 years, we have worked with Alex Atkins Design and have developed an exceptional long-term relationship. Over that time, he has worked on just about every type of publication project at the Stanford Graduate School of Business -- from small projects (postcards and invites) to large and complex (magazines and annual reports). Alex is very easy to work with and is very responsive to all our project schedules -- even if it means working late or over the weekend. One of the greatest benefits of working with Alex is that he delivers very high-quality creative work faster than any other design firm that we have worked with. Another important aspect is his flexibility and generosity regarding pricing. Through donation of services, Atkins Design makes it possible to produce quality work despite the fact that not all projects have large budgets. I enthusiastically recommend Alexander Atkins Design.

Seema Cicerone
Former Publications Coordinator - Stanford Graduate School of Business
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The Town of Los Altos Hills hired Atkins Design to completely re-imagine the town newsletter. Not only did Alex design a beautiful, colorful, inviting newsletter that captured the essence of the town, but he also contributed immeasurably with his excellent writing and editing abilities. Alex is a joy to work with because he understands and appreciates collaboration. Working with a variety of contributors can be difficult, but Alex is able to synthesize and distill all of the feedback to create engaging layouts. Alex’s passion for creating publications that really connect with readers is contagious. The speed at which he works is remarkable and helps the project to move along quickly. 

Duffy Price
Former Editor - Town of Los Altos Hills
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I wish everyone I worked with was as professional, skilled, and efficient as Alexander Atkins. He combines a brilliant flair for design with a dynamic, intelligent approach. He pays meticulous attention to detail and has a great ability to cover the creative angles, but what amazes me most is that these benefits never slow the process or his amazingly quick turnaround. Atkins Design does in a few hours what takes days or weeks for larger design firms.

Greg Hurwitz
Marketing Consultant - North Vector
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From the very first set of proofs, we knew that Alexander Atkins was extremely talented. Based on his design input, our marketing materials exhibit both the highest quality image as well as the zest and vigor of a game-changing legal delivery model. Alex also introduced us to short-run, high-quality digital printing so that we could present specific case studies to our clients. Alex's innovative leadership has significantly enhanced our business opportunities. We also appreciate his willingness to work with us in developing a flexible price structure for his services that fit with our budget.

David Bohrer
Founding Partner - Confluence Law Partners
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Alexander Atkins is not only a brilliant designer, he is also a wonderful teacher who educates and inspires his clients. We have seen our organization anew through his eyes, and have proudly shared that new vision to our stakeholders through what he has created for and with us. We highly recommend Alexander Atkins Design, especially to nonprofits and schools that want to have a stronger brand.

Reid Saaris
Founder and Executive Director - Equal Opportunity Schools
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Alexander Atkins is aware of the importance of a collaborative process while creating projects that are the work of many contributors; therefore, he provides a work atmosphere that is pleasant and engages everyone to make the project better. We are certain that our book would never have won five national book awards if it was not crafted with Alex’s creative use of design elements, color, typography, and photography.

Aniela and Jerzy Gregorek
Authors and Founders - The Happy Body Program
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I always look forward to having a project that gives me the opportunity to reconnect with Alex Atkins. Alex has dramatically upgraded the marketing materials from the Campbell Union School District Extensions Department. Because we deliver services outside of the school day, we need to market ourselves in a way that speaks to the community we serve. Alex has taken our old lackluster materials and transformed them into documents that make our programs stand out. Alex is creative, responsive, patient, and bold. When creating for us, he demonstrates the right balance of expertise in his field with a respect for our vision.

Shannon Campbell
Former Extensions Coordinator - Campbell Union School District
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For years, we admired the quality of the work that Alexander Atkins Design created for many of the leading nonprofits in the Bay Area. As the Family Giving Tree approached its 20th year, we knew we had to make some changes in order to compete in the crowded nonprofit arena. Since we had never hired an outside firm for creating all of our marketing and fundraising materials we had questions and concerns. Would it make an impact to our bottomline? Would it inspire our employees, volunteers and partners? Would the relationship work with our company’s culture? And, could we afford it? The answer to all these questions was an emphatic YES. After meeting with Alex, we quickly identified our marketing and brand strengths and weaknesses and developed a strategic plan to implement effective marketing and fundraising campaigns. Thanks to his generous donation of creative services we were able to leverage our marketing budget to work on all critical marketing pieces to make our Holiday Wish Drive and Back to School drives successful. Alex’s commitment to excellence and passion for our work make him an important part of the Family Giving Tree family. For any nonprofit that wants to succeed in creating awareness, raising funds, and fulfilling their mission, I highly recommend calling Alex -- it will be one of the most important phone calls you make.

Jennifer Cullenbine
Founder - The Family Giving Tree

 

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