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Acupoll Precision Research

Maria did a great job on our new website, www.acupoll.com. She was very strategic in her approach towards the structure and messaging as well as to graphic design elements. She has a good design eye and she was a pleasure to work with.

I'd recommend her without hesitation.

Jeff Goldstein, President, AcuPOLL Precision Research Inc.



Cindy Tripp & Company

Maria has been a critical partner for me as I have launched my new consultancy. She sought out what made me unique and then designed a website that caused people to say "it's so you Cindy" when they see it. She is a true expert, but she doesn't make you feel like you aren't. She made technology suggestions that make my site flexible in any format, even when I did not know what options there might be.

Maria approaches the work in a collaborative, open manner, seeking your input and guiding you on the journey so that the end product is what you envisioned. Creating my website went from a chore to a joy because of Maria. I could not be happier.

Cindy Tripp, Cindy Tripp & Company



Innate Medicine MD

Working with Maria at De Novo Dezign to design my medical practice’s website was pure delight. She is smart, efficient, and combines artistry with professionalism. While I offered concepts and an array of content she found the images, designed my logo, pared down the content to offer a beautiful, informative and inspiring website."

Josefa Rangel, MD Innate Medicine



The Acorn Within

I loved working with Maria. She offered me solid advice as a new business owner, starting off with questions to help me prioritize what I wanted to convey to potential clients. I teach Parent Effectiveness Training and Maria helped me to highlight aspects that would appeal to parents: giving my blog pride of place, colors that would draw them in, information that they would want to know up front etc. Very importantly, Maria respected my budget agreed to use my platform, turning my homespun website into one that maximized the platform's capacity. I have received so much positive feedback and feel so proud to hand out my business cards and flyers with a logo and brand that connects seamlessly to a website that I love! Thank you Maria for all your responsiveness to my many emails, and for treating each inquiry with seriousness.

Catherine Banson, The Acorn Within



Leonora Polonsky & Associates

Both the experience of working with Maria and the quality of her work were truly extraordinary. I was immediately impressed with Maria based on the questions she asked me. She took a totally strategic and user centric approach, exactly the right way to create a site. Throughout the process, Maria asked questions and offered guidance that led to a website that is getting rave reviews from early visitors. I am delighted with the outcome and will retain Maria as an advisor as the site evolves. Maria is bright, creative, energetic, gifted in web design, knowledgeable about technology, and simply delight to know and work with.

Leonora Polonsky, Leonora Polonsky & Associates



L'Ecole Française de Cincinnati

Maria is extreemly strategic and result/value oriented. Thanks to this, the website she designed for the Ecole Française de Cincinnati is all that we asked for and more.

Above all, the site is easy to use AND saves us an enormous amout of time. This would not have been possible without Maria's strategic thinking as well as her knowlegde of both English and French!

Without Maria interviewing us to find out what we really wanted from the site it would have taken a lot of trial and error to get to where we are now and we would certainly have ended up with something a lot more 'Baroque' - Instead we have the ability to communicate what we want and parents can quickly find what they need.

Having the website running has made our enrollemnt process a breeze. People find us and can enroll with minimal effort from our side and theirs!

The website has, by far, exceeded our expecations.

Allisson Danneels, Secretary, L'Ecole Francaise de Cincinati



Gentle Breeze

Maria has done a wonderful job for us! While the original scope of our project changed over time, Maria has been gr acious and kind enough to outline what's included and what's extra. She's taken the time to read or hear what we say we want, think about it, analyze it and come back to us with a solution! This is a refreshing experience, compared to some that just go-off and deliver something they didn't fully understand. Maria takes the time to think about the project and come back with clarifications or suggestions.

Wonderful job! Plus the graphic designs are cool!

Brian Trapp, Laurie Givin, Gentle Breeze, Hot Air Balloon Rides



Shelley Cowan

Maria is more than a terrific web designer; she is also a terrific communications strategist.

She started by asking, "Why do you want a website?" "How do you expect people to find you?" "What do you want them to do as a result?" She listened carefully and translated her understanding into a logo, layout and design in a way that felt a bit magical to me.

It's an experience I highly recommend.

Shelley Cowan, www.shelleycowan.com



Richard Allan George

Maria Kalomenidou at De Novo Dezign is that rare combination of a creative and analytical thinker. As a result of her abilities, the web site that she created for my most important artist Richard Allan George is perfect!

www.richardallangeorge resonates with excitement, information, beautiful graphics and ease of use. As the busy owner of the Malton Gallery, I had very little time to devote to the conceptualization of the site. I had a basic idea, but Maria took the basics and gave me a total cohesive product. Maria was able to precisely determine how the site should be organized, how the 400 plus images should be categorized, and the logical but interesting way the site was to be navigated.

The site is so much more than I could have imagined because of Maria’s insightful direction. The art of Richard Allan George now has the potential to reach millions…thank you Maria!

Sylvia Rombis, Owner, Malton Gallery, www.maltonartgallery.com, www.richardallangeorge.com



Bruce Healey

When I first approached Maria Kalomenidou at De Novo Dezign, I was not sure what I wanted out of the website, other than to get my work out there. Maria immediately made every effort to understand me and my writing from a very personal standpoint. Only then did she begin to put forth ideas about the intended design of the site.

As a result of her personal research with me, as well as her research into writing, the website design proceeded quickly and smoothly. Maria was wonderfully receptive to new ideas and was always honest when she felt the ideas did not fit in with the overall design. As a result, I trust her judgment, her technical knowledge and her taste.

As the result of her honesty, research and expertise, I now have a website with which I am delighted. I will recommend Maria Kalomenidou and Denovo Dezign to any person involved with the arts who wishes a professional, attractive and functional website.

Bruce Healey, www.brucehealey.com



The Spanish Tutor

Synthesized in few words, “TOP NOTCH Service”. I never worked with someone so efficient and capable to translate or put together unique ideas, harmonious, elegant and well done designs, accurate suggestions, and the most important to be able to listen and understand your requirements, melting her thoughts and mine, in one great design.

When I started to think of an image for THE SPANISH TUTOR I thought I will do it by myself with all the tools we have nowadays must be easy to do.… nevertheless, when I met Maria I realized I could not do it by myself because she caught me in just one conversation and the second day she was giving me ideas for the new image…. I said to my self that this is efficiency, I will be doing really what I have to “preparing and looking for new methods to tutor” not wasting my time trying to design an average or poor image.

I tried and the results are fabulous and superb. From the web site all the way to business cards and flyers. With my first business card I did not get the same attention as I got when I presented the one designed by Maria. For my website she understood the entire process so you go together effortlessly on the process of creating a website. Once again she was absorbing all the data I gave and made an amazing job.

I highly recommend Maria Kalomenidou at De Novo because her ideas, her way of listening, her ability to respond quickly to any requirement is imperative to have one of the key points for a successful business.

Alexandra Cadenas, The Spanish Tutor



Isela Leal

I am a plastic artist and recently I had the opportunity to ask Maria Kalomenidou for her professional help for the design of my web site and my promotional material. I must say that Maria initially observed and analyzed in detail all my work; at the same time she asked for my personal opinion and very specifically she captured the sensibility and creativity that exist in my art work.

As a result I have a website and promotional material like business cards, promotional cards and posters that helped in a very important way to promote my work. In the short time I have been using my web site and related material the interest and sales towards my art increased. I have a very attractive and professional web site, I feel identified with all the work that Maria did for me because it really reflects the feeling of my artistic work.

Isela Leal, www.iselaleal.com



Procter & Gamble International Transferees, Inc., has used Maria Kalomenidou of De Novo Dezign to create a number of items for the group since 2007. Maria's talent in understanding the needs of the group helped to create and design Logos that clearly define each role on the Leadership Team. Besides the Logos, Maria is always sought after by our event planners to design beautiful eye-catching Invitations for the various activities such as the Annual Dinner Dance, Fund Raisers, and Picnics to name a few. She was also involved in creating and producing a Monthly Newsletter for the organization. Further, Maria collaborated on the Website Redesign that is more user-friendly.

She is clearly knowledgeable about the current trends in website design and extremely approachable and friendly. We wish Maria much success and thank her on behalf of PGITI for all work she has done for us.

Diane McDonald & Jennifer Nagrath, Co-Chairs
Procter & Gamble International Transferees, Inc.

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