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Finding a designer who can interpret your vision is a rare and wonderful gift. When it happens, you can almost feel the energy leap off the page. For me, working with Carolyn has been like having another set of competent hands tending to my child (my business), only better.”
Sue Ann Gleason, Nutrition, Health & Lifestyle Design, Conscious Bites Nutrition, Chocolate for Breakfast

I’ve heard from others how great you are, too. I just wanted to say “thank you” for being who you are and working the way you work. You’ve enhanced my reputation with your reputation.   :o)”
Sylvia Henderson, Idea Strategist, Idea Success Network

Carolyn Sheltraw does amazing work and if you are in need of a creative graphic artist with cutting-edge ideas, then look no further!  She is extremely professional, visionary, easy to work with and simply does high-quality work.”
Christian Aurand, Founder, Blueprint Basketball

LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! OK, Gathering my composure! Looks PHENOMENAL as ALWAYS! You know I’m including you in the book right as a formatter and book cover designer!”
Shanon Nelson, Entrepreneur

Carolyn is remarkable at what she does. Carolyn designed the front and back cover for me 6 months ago for my first published book and she did such a great job! Since then I asked her to design a new website for me which again, she did me proud and did an incredible job. She pays attention to detail and get’s the work done efficiently and professionally. Hopefully when I am ready for my next book to go into print, Carolyn will find the time in her schedule to design yet again, another book cover. I would have no hesitation in recommending Carolyn for any book design or web development that you might need. It is refreshing to work with somebody who follows through with your dreams and has an approachable manner!”
Claire Barnes, The British Aestheticians Guide to Waxing The Twigs and Berries

I wanted to personally thank you so much for the incredible job you did on the cover. Every time I look at the cover, a huge mix of emotions come over me. You captured exactly what I wanted to say to people when they look at the book. I cry when I look at it…because that woman is me……I don’t know if you have read the book or not, but I would love to send you a copy. It would be an honor if you read it. I can never thank you enough for your insight and talent. You are the best. Thank you with all of my heart, Carolyn.”
Kris Ochoa-Keane, Avalanche: Lessons of Love

It’s hard to articulate just how important Carolyn has been to my business. My company handles marketing for law firms around the country, and as such, there often are times when we need a project turned around very quickly because of a deadline or important event. Not only does Carolyn work incredibly fast (honestly, I’m not sure how she does the amount of work she does!), but the quality of her work is absolutely top-notch as well. She’s also very intuitive and seemingly never fails to deliver ads, graphics, layouts, etc., that are exactly in line with the notes or ideas that I’ve drafted. In addition, Carolyn is extremely conscientious and responsive. She’s just been a pleasure with which to work, and she has my highest recommendation. You will not find a finer graphic artist.”
Sean Mulcahy, Owner, Virtual Marketing Director • Cedar Creek Marketing Vincentown, NJ • www.CedarCreekMarketing.com

I find it difficult to put into words how pleasantly surprised I was when I first started working with Carolyn. I was reading the testimonials on her Web site to make sure I didn’t repeat what everyone else was saying about her, her work and her work ethic, but that’s hard to do. Everyone Carolyn works with is so pleased and for all the same reasons. Carolyn is very easy to work with, creative, quick, and produces quality work. With very little communications, Carolyn was able to design a book cover for me that was perfect! She is always willing to make minor changes and completes them almost before I finish hitting enter to send an e-mail. Working with Carolyn has been a pleasure and I’m certain I will be working with her again.”
Gary Slavin, Plan Your Success

The cover is exactly what I envisioned. I love it!”
Becca Gaines Archer, We Choose

I’m so happy to have found Carolyn. I’m a new publisher and was looking for someone whose work I could count on and she hit the mark perfectly, putting in hours and hours to hunt down obscure fonts. She’s smart, responsive and reliable.”
Tom Thumb, The Road Junky

I’ve been an entrepreneur for close to a decade. Being in business for myself means that I come across a lot of riffraff in life as well as great keepers. Carolyn is a great keeper. She is prompt and responsive. She is creative and resourceful and I’m very grateful to have found her. She rocks!”
Your Tea Guy, Gene Yau, www.asianteadepot.com

Our company is so fortunate to have Carolyn as our graphic designer. What a find! Not only does she create amazing flyers and brochures, she made the final layout of our book a breeze. She had beautiful ideas that added the special touches we needed!”
Keri Newell, Communication Magic with Men

I love the book layout. You are a terrific pro.”
excerpt from Time for mom-Me, Mia Redrick

Your patience, editing, and comments were truly appreciated.”
excerpt from Don’t Be Afraid: He’s Preparing You, Toni Hatton

THANK YOU, CAROLYN.YOU’VE BEEN GREAT!!!”
Marcy Cole, First Tuesday

Carolyn Sheltraw is a gifted designer with amazing instincts! Her ability to interpret the emotional aspects of content into design aesthetics is remarkable.”
Lisa Steadman, The Relationship Journalist, www.LisaSteadman.com

Excellent work! I am thrilled with the results and blown away with the speed and accuracy! Thanks!!!!”
Eric Paul, Eric Paul Enterprises

I had the great fortune to hire Carolyn Sheltraw to design my third book, THE GLOBETROTTER’S GET-GORGEOUS GUIDE: Diet and Beauty Secrets of Beauty and Travel Pros, Traveling Executives ad Celebrity Travelers (Outskirts Press, 2010). I was blown away by her fantastic layout — I was thrilled with the results, and she made my book even more inimitable and adorable with her witty, award-winning designs. I recommend Carolyn with great enthusiasm!”
Debbi Karpowicz Kickham

Carolyn is a great, experienced, talented designer. I loved her work and look forward to doing more projects with her in the future.”
Desiree Wilcox, Etellgent Group

I was referred to Carolyn by a trusted friend, so I knew she would be good, but I had no idea how good! She’s great actually and has become an important part of my business team. Nothing is more important than Marketing in business and I so KNOW how much I can rely on her! She gets intuitive and almost reads my mind of what I want and that is a HUGE relief to me. Before Carolyn, I bounced between artists for years, she is now a rock on my TEAM! Thanks Carolyn!!!”
Steve L. Keough, MBA, MCC

How long does it take to complete a book? Forever apparently, when I’m at the helm. You have been beyond patient and accommodating. I am so grateful that I chose you to design my book. I had NO idea that I could let it drag on as long as I did. Thank you for being you—always supportive, flexible and so insanely patient. Thank you so much! You did a great job!”
Acknowledgment excerpt, Frumpy to Fabulous: Flaunting It

Carolyn Sheltraw was a pleasure to work with. She is responsive, talented and very open to feedback. I am thrilled with the ebook covers that she designed for me.”
Delia Chiaramonte, M.D.

Working with Carolyn was a pleasurable experience! She is a very creative designer with a wonderful work ethic. We are very pleased with her work. She did a great job with designing our catalog and direct mail pieces within a very limited time frame. She was extremely responsive and punctual during all correspondences. We thought that it would be impossible to finish all of our creative projects in such a very short period of time allowed for our most important trade event of the year. Thank you Carolyn! We are looking forward to working with you in the future.”
Kasia Chapple, Caldo-Freddo Dinnerware

Creativity, confident speed and competitive rates usually do not go together in graphic design work. Carolyn’s work proves otherwise. Thank you for professional and pleasing work.”
Amir Saeed, PMP, Agile Span

Carolyn Sheltraw is our secret weapon! She is totally professional, extremely talented and gifted, and very fast in her work. Before we began working with Carolyn we had the usual troubles with our documents, presentations, and graphic art needs: slow turn-around, multiple errors, an inability to get what we needed from our artists. That all changed when we began working with Carolyn. She is now our partner and our trusted advisor when it comes to all of our printed and electronic production projects. She is even able to produce our materials and make them look better than we even thought they could. I highly recommend Carolyn and her outstanding work to any business owner who is serious about quality.”
Rem Jackson, President and CEO, Top Practices, LLC

Carolyn was a pleasure to work with. She nailed the design concept and worked in a very timely manner. I look forward to working with her again!”
Gabe Amey, HomeLoan Financial, HawaiiVALoan.com

Carolyn dropped out of heaven for me! She is wonderfully creative, gets things done very quickly, and is a dream to work with! I am very particular and detailed and she was very patient and did everything I asked her without complaint.”
Yolanda, JCN Inc.

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