Carmen was an integral part of both the Communications and Development teams at the National Ballet for four years, creating brilliant design work for both our marketing and fundraising campaigns – from stunning billboards to beautiful direct mail pieces and proposals to fabulous graphics for our videos. Everything Carmen created matched the level of excellence we see on our stage. She also lent her art direction skills to many photo shoots, finding the perfect image to promote our performances. She will be missed for her incredible skill, but also for her wicked sense of humour, deep commitment and for being a badass artist extraordinaire.
BELINDA BALE, Director of Marketing and Communications, The National Ballet of Canada
Carmen has been great to work with – easy, fast, creative and "gets it". She doesn't over-complicate things.
JACKIE CHAREST, Marketing Leader
From the second I met Carmen, I knew she was the perfect fit for this role. We worked closely during an intense 4-month contract on social media content development, high level branding, creative concepts and design execution. She was the ultimate professional, very goal-oriented and always ready with a new idea during tight deadlines. I would, without hesitation, hire Carmen again for any future projects.
TANYA WATT, Art Director
One of the best career moves I've ever made was to team up with Carmen. She's fast, creative, and extremely accommodating. Carmen does not simply work "for" you, but "with" you on every project. Such a pleasure!
JACKIE GUY, Musician
We would like to extend a big THANK YOU to Carmen for creating a website that reflects the character of us and our business! The website is now more functional, user-friendly and overall more professional in its look and layout. I found Carmen to be very prompt and thoughtful in how she responded to our requests. She also took the initiative to make suggestions for improvements to the site that we hadn't considered helping us to think outside the box. It was very enjoyable to work with Carmen as she has the unique balance of tech knowledge and artistic intuition.
KERA DOHERTY, Staccato Music Studios
We were beyond impressed by Carmen's approach, design and ability to understand her clients' vision and execute it beautifully. Since the launch of our business we've received rave reviews and couldn't be more satisfied!
LIZ McMULLEN + ILONA LOTTO, Sublime Events & Design
We loved working with Carmen! Her attention to detail is incredible and she has this unique style which I think might have something to do with being a fellow musician. She took the time to clearly understand and create an aesthetic that is Sister Says while being affordable and easy to work with. The end result was eye-catching album artwork. We couldn't have asked for more and would definitely work with her again.
GILLIAN THOMSON, Sister Says
I had the pleasure of working with Carmen at Beaver Books Publishing. In her role, she was able to follow briefs and creative direction, as well as incorporating her own ideas and style to come up with creative and fitting solutions. Carmen has a positive attitude, is receptive to feedback, and is quick to respond. She is organized and able to work under pressure and with tight deadlines.
MONICA JOHNSON, Beaver Books Publishing
Carmen is the divine combination of fluid and stunning creativity and realistic professionalism. I have had the honour of working with her on many projects including poster designs, logos, and our continually complimented website. Carmen's work ethic is phenomenal and her ability to recognize what pleases the public eye is so special. She is never blinded by her own muse. She strives and succeeds in creating work that tantalizes the viewer - the viewer who may carry a briefcase, a yoga mat or a backpack. Carmen recognizes that advertising must be more than ART-vertising. I am grateful to have been introduced to such a gifted artist and businesswoman and I recommend her to everyone!
CARRIE PENGILLY, Free My Muse Theatre