Karen provided an invaluable service, her skills, knowledge and creative flair were inspired however it was her sense of humour, ready wit and 'crazy-funny' I appreciated the most - she lit up the office.
Karen leads by example and many people here find her enthusiasm and dedication both inspiring and motivating. Karen has not only worked hard to build authentic relationships with new and existing clients, but she has also created a strong new brand for the company while at the same time streamlined the entire proposal process. Her efforts have have resulted in a 100% increase in the number of pitch interviews for prospective new clients, and has given the company a more coherent, focused definition of its service offering.
Karen was instrumental in the professional face that our business put to the marketplace. She ensured that the large volume of material ( website, brochures, newsletters, exhibitions, sales material etc) that our marketing team created was professional, excellently designed and maintained a corporate coherency whilst managing to remain interesting, varied and engaging - and very relevant to the customer. Karen was also well within her broader capabilities within the role that she had with us - I'm sure that given the opportunity of a larger organisation and more complex set of responsibilities she would have shone even more.
Karen always made her work look easy, which means I didn't always appreciate the hard work and professionalism she demonstrated. Her design ideas were always inspired, and her presentation was always as close to perfect as she could get it. I've worked with a few designers - Karen is one of the better ones.
I always found Karen Smith to very cooperative and professional as a colleague. We worked on numerous projects together often with limited resources and she always delivered a solution on time that was of a very high standard. I would have no hesitation he recommending Karen Smith going forward.
Karen is always the superb professional in everything she does! The 'world of bids' has its own pressures, deadlines and tight timescales - whatever the circumstance Karen brought enthusiasm, ideas, produced innovative collateral which added measurable and clear extra value. Karen works to create a dedicated team enabling us all to perform at a higher level.
Karen, without fail, produces work of excellent quality. She is able to take control of a project and deliver to time and to budget.
If domain expertise and enthusiasm were currencies, Karen would be a millionaire several times over. Her desire to find the right answer and deliver it is very infectious, which makes any team with her in it twice as productive. I loved my time working with Karen, and I look forward to working with her again soon.
Karen is the best! Her standard of work, both creatively, artistically, and attention to detail, is of the highest standard. She is highly personable, highly creative and artistic, and is capable of taking a concept and producing outstanding results. Furthermore, she produces top quality results on time, and within budget. I could not recommend Karen more highly than I do here. As I said, she is THE BEST!