DESIGN CLIENT testimonials
"Melissa (Gray Star Design) is awesome!! She has been easy to work with, professional and really efficient and creative in taking my ideas and putting them into marketing materials that are classic and appealing. Her response time is a relief, the prices are fair and her sense of humor and down to earth collaboration is a God-send. I look forward to continuing to work with her and would recommend her to anyone!"
~ Kerry Shay, MA LPC
"Melissa is a branding and marketing genius. She has helped me develop my brand literally from the ground up. She has a simple yet edgy style that allows her to streamline ideas into a beautiful finished product. I am so grateful for the work she has done to help me launch a business that grows more successful by the day!"
~ Elizabeth Spohr-Russinko, Handlettered Artist and Owner of This (Un)Scripted Life
"I love working with Melissa for all of my graphic needs. She is a total pro! Always a fast turn around time, always keeps her word and is full of great ideas that most of the time I never would of thought on my own. I really feel like the kind of care and skill that Melissa puts into every project is rare. I am so grateful I found her!"
~ Terri Cole, Licensed Psychotherapist, Transformation Coach, and Mentor
"Words don't even do justice how instrumental Melissa has been and is in my business. But I will try. She is part branding guru, meets design doula, birthing the most gorgeous images for me and my business. She takes my ideas and my words and turns them into gorgeous visual masterpieces for my clients to truly FEEL the words. My business has begun to feel like me. My business is my soul business and up until I met Melissa it didn't feel like me. She totally re-designed my website, does all my images for my quotes, takes my newsletters and turns them into magic, and does the most amazing design for my retreats and events. Not only is the design amazing but the paper and packing too."
~ Christine Gutierrez, Licensed Psychotherapist, Life Coach, and Speaker
"I am so glad that I decided to work with Melissa on my card project for my business. I had vetted 4 other designers/card-makers, and Melissa was by far the most responsive, warm, fairly-priced, and invested in my project. As soon as we started working together, I felt confident I had made the right choice. She works quickly, collaboratively, and her work is beautiful. I couldn't believe how fast we were able to get this done. I had anticipated 3-4 weeks and within a week I already have the printed cards. I couldn't be happier with her work and look forward to finding other projects to work with Melissa on in the future!"
~ Kimberly Davis, Onstage Leadership
"It was a true pleasure to have Melissa design my website. I knew that I wanted something that was truly me, but had no idea how to create it. Melissa put together a beautiful reflection of me, my brand and values. I felt extremely comfortable with Melissa, and found her to be respectful on my decisions and input. She had great communication skills, hit my deadline and always answered my questions sooner than expected. I absolutely love my website, more than what I thought was possible. It looks very clean, professional and is easy to navigate. She turned my vision into reality. I would definitely recommend her work to anyone looking to take their vision to the next level!"
~ Rachel Ackley, Yoga + Breathwork Instructor
"Melissa is a talented graphic designer who understands the complexity of creating a brand. She has creatively transformed my brand image to complement my business and personality. Her work ethic is stellar - she listens and delivers everything in a timely matter! She is the best!"
~ Patti Green, Wellness and Lifestyle Coach
"Hands DOWN, Gray Star Design provides experienced design services for a variety of projects. You will immediately find a wealth of creative energy when you interact with Melissa. Melissa's work is original but client driven. I've always been able to collaborate and talk thru my design ideas with her for my brand. Gray Star's deliverables have grown my brand immensely, and I've always felt that they have my brands best interest in mind every time we work on a project. I've run into a lot of design houses lately that re-spin logo templates for their clients and call it a day. That is NOT what you will find here. I highly and strongly recommend Gray Star for your next project."
~ Rachel Steele, Dottie M. Designs
"I love working with Melissa! She is magic! She works quickly and efficiently and always produces something that blows me away! Grateful to have found her!"
~ Malaine Lea, Wealth Mindset Coach
“Working with Melissa was an absolute dream! She just got it, from the word go. She translated my brief and vision into exactly what I wanted, and more, I love my website! Even though I am based in London, I was a bit nervous working with someone based in NY but Melissa was quick, approachable, friendly, & super helpful with any questions I had - and I had many! I will work her again and I highly recommend collaborating with Melissa.” ~ Twanine Gabellone, Yoga Instructor
“I came to Melissa in a pinch a few years ago and she whipped up exactly what I needed in a flash. She has been my go-to designer ever since. Her skill, speed, and professionalism are exceptional. It is amazing to work with a designer who opens herself up the client’s vision and then brings her own incredible artistry and marketing insight to the table to render beatiful final designs. In addition to all of this, Melissa is really a joy to work with. She is kind, patient and generous - it’s like working with a good friend. I volunteer as a Marketing Director of a local non-profit and my partnership with Melissa has increased the efficiency and impact of the work I do for that organization immensely.”
~ Kate Tofig, Marketing Director/Salesian Elementary
“I am grateful to have been connected with Melissa to work together on developing my first website. Technology is not my strongest suit, and Melissa was there to guide me throughout the process, answering any questions I had. She has an intuitive creative eye, and I felt very much on the same page in terms of vision. I appreciated her insight and suggestions, while still honoring my ideas and desires for the site. She had excellent communication throughout which made the process easy for me to follow. I would recommend Melissa to anyone who is looking for a creative designer to work with. I could not be happier with how the website turned out!" ~ Caitlin deLahunta, Yoga Teacher
As a small family run company, we were “behind the times” with our old website. Too busy and out of the loop to even begin to update, Melissa offered her services and provided examples of her work to back up her promise! She walked us through each step, providing us with the knowledge we’d been lacking to back up and update our current website.
She did a complete overhaul, creating our vision and providing guidance and insight throughout, leaving us with a finished product better than we had even dreamed. We cannot begin to thank Melissa for the amazing work she did on our website. We could never have imagined it would have looked so incredible and function so well. We highly recommend Melissa for the quality and professionalism that we experienced every step of way!
~ Laura Miller, Owner/The Little People’s Center