Kind Words

Professional Testimonials

What my former supervisors, clients, and colleagues have written:

Marina is without a doubt one of the most exceptional designers I’ve had the pleasure of working with.

Marina is without a doubt one of the most exceptional designers I’ve had the pleasure of working with. After joining WEconnect in 2019, she immediately established herself as one of the most trusted and important members of the team. When she delivered work, it had a level of quality that separated WEconnect from any competitor in the recovery space.

Marina is reliable, dependable and I could trust that when she said she’d get something done, it would be completed on time (or early!) with precision. She had a substantial impact at WEconnect in a number of areas. Marina single-handedly rebuilt the WEconnect website, which was a major improvement from the previous version, and she handled the design of all printed materials, deck edits, digital creative, and more.

I'm hopeful I'll have a chance to work with Marina again someday.

Paul Campbell
Chief Operating Officer
WEconnect Health

Marina not only works well with others, she brings out the best in them and is appreciated by everyone lucky enough to work with her.

Marina is a very considerate, trustworthy, and capable coworker and a talented designer. She not only works well with others, she brings out the best in them. Her ability to rationally and holistically problem-solve blends well with her compassionate approach, making her an incredible asset to team projects. And she DELIVERS. Her hardworking attitude and grit in tough times is something you can always depend on, and her feedback is honest and thoughtful. Marina is appreciated by everyone lucky enough to work with her.

Terra Durio
Content Strategist
WEconnect Health

Marina can pursue ambitious design goals with little direction and has a natural inclination towards ‘big picture’ thinking.

Marina is a smart, highly creative and collaborative individual. She is an incredible designer with a background in English and writing. Marina is both highly independent and thrives in creating meaningful relationships based on trust and respect. While Marina is able to pursue ambitious design goals with very little direction, she has a natural inclination towards curiosity and ‘big picture’ thinking and this fuels specific and pertinent questions when working on a design project that can help a diverse area of departments on a team to flesh out an unclear design idea.

Eli Mueller
Member Communications Manager
WEconnect Health

Marina’s marketing knowledge and ability to provide feedback were extremely helpful when developing sales campaigns.

Marina is absolutely someone I feel like I can go to when I need something to get done. Her marketing knowledge and ability to provide feedback around creative were extremely helpful when developing sales campaigns.

Marina did a wonderful job on the website incorporating the team’s feedback, while also looking at it through the eyes of a marketing expert. Navigation, content and inbound requests were all simplified and streamlined, with the end product looking crisp and professional.

Kelly Blackman
Business Development / Partnerships
WEconnect Health

Marina is well-rounded, both creative and technical, as well as communicative, thoughtful, and strategic.

Marina asks all the right questions to ensure she has the information she needs to execute on projects. She is well-rounded, both creative and technical. In doing a full revamp of the company website, she demonstrated her ability to understand the needs of the business and produce high quality work. Communicative, thoughtful, and strategic, Marina is overall a fantastic person to work with.

Sophia Leung
Data Analyst
WEconnect Health

As a web designer, developer, and graphic designer, Marina is hands down a one-woman show [and] an amazingly collaborative team member.

Marina is hands down a one-woman show! Marina reported to me at a rapidly growing data technology startup where she functioned as our web designer, web developer, and graphic designer. Marina worked so hard designing and developing our new corporate website. She learned to use a completely new web design tool to achieve the detailed look and functionality we wanted for the new site.

Marina is an amazingly collaborative team member, jumping in every meeting she can to learn more about the product and company vision. We tasked Marina to build a product-centric website with an impeccable UX that was responsive across all devices and browsers, and she did an amazing job. As a team, we developed infographics, copy, and page elements. Marina’s marketing background also allowed her to help with copy and see the website from a marketer’s point of view. She was also forced to jump in at the last minute (without a single complaint) to manually build pages when a vendor suddenly pulled out of migrating the site and providing us a CMS…a week and a half before launch!

We can’t thank her enough for her positivity, knowledge, and hard work. I would highly recommend working with Marina.

Heather Gonio
Senior Marketing Manager
Versium Analytics

In the end, Marina exceeded our expectations at every turn, and she made the process fun and engaging.

Marina is an expert creative solutions-provider for web design, development, marketing and graphic design. Her approach to design and development of our new website included a creative approach to enhance user experience, which really informed our goals and the functions we settled on for the site. Marina also developed sample user profiles, based on our current customers and community, to help inform how people will use our services and what can be added to improve their interaction with our platform.

Her commitment to active listening, coupled with responsiveness to our needs based on the options she provided, helped us learn new and innovative ways to expand our web presence, while preparing us to manage the new platform now and into the future. In the end, our expectations were exceeded at every turn, and she made the process fun and engaging! We absolutely recommend Marina for your next web / design / development / creative project and look forward to collaborating again in the near future.

Jack Newman
Manager, freelance client
Unite-One

The backend of our website is much easier to use now and we’ve had 300 new newsletter subscribers in less than a month.

The backend of our website is much easier to use now and we’ve had 300 new newsletter subscribers in less than a month! Marina was very professional and clearly cared about the project she was working on.

Zoe Lambert
Marketing Manager, freelance client
Lazarus Naturals

Marina often came up with ideas for how to improve something and is quite proactive in her thinking, providing invaluable input and implementation.

I had the pleasure of working with Marina at North Atlantic Books for over two years. She worked in several capacities and did so with incredible diligence, attention to detail, and in a productive manner. She often came up with ideas for how to improve something and is quite proactive in her thinking. Marina worked on our website, and provided invaluable input and implementation. She wrote one of NAB's most effective blog posts and has an excellent understanding of online marketing. I highly recommend Marina for any position—freelance or in-house—for which her skill sets apply.

Janet Levin
Senior Director of Sales & Distribution
North Atlantic Books

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