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Professional Testimonials

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

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
WEconnect Health
Colleague

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
WEconnect Health
Colleague

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
WEconnect Health
Colleague

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
WEconnect Health
Colleague

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
Versium Analytics
Supervisor

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
Unite-One
Client

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
Lazarus Naturals
Client

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
North Atlantic Books
Supervisor

With her wide range of skills, Marina is an invaluable addition to any team and an absolute joy to work with.

I had the privilege to learn from Marina as an intern, as well as work with her at North Atlantic Books. Starting at NAB in marketing and publicity, she developed her skills in coding and eventually transitioned into becoming the in-house webmaster. With her wide range of skills, she gave me the tools to use NAB's website and several other platforms effectively. Marina was impressively organized, and she answered my myriad questions clearly and concisely with a calming presence. Consistently patient, she was essential in preparing me for my position, and she provided everything I would encounter at NAB, even with limited time. An absolute joy to work with, Marina is an invaluable addition to any team.

Katie Gezi
North Atlantic Books
Colleague

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