of Mount Saint Vincent
April 5, 2006
Whom It May Concern:
This letter is in recommendation of Karen Spencer Design, a firm
I have had the pleasure of working with for the past three years.
It is a relationship that has been characterized by excellence,
professionalism, collaborative creativity, and timely responsiveness
to the College’s design and print needs.
As Director of Public Relations and Publications, and now as Associate
Vice President of Institutional Advancement, I have been responsible
for developing all printed materials including invitations, brochures
and handouts, posters, advertising for various media, the annual
report and various other printed materials for the past four years.
Victoria Baum and Herbert Rodas have provided outstanding design
work on each project, tailored to the goals for each piece and the
parameters we define at the outset of each project. They are extremely
adept at understanding our branding and style, and creatively incorporating
various elements into their designs.
I have worked with several graphic design firms, and the quality
of work, ease of collaboration, and attention to detail and responsiveness
to our needs Karen Spencer Design has delivered are consistently
outstanding. Unlike other design firms we have worked with, estimates
are always accurate and inclusive, eliminating the surprises we
have experienced elsewhere when a final project bill arrives. And
when the scope of a project does change, always as a result of a
change we as the client have made, its impact on the original estimate
is always clearly identified ahead of time.
Finally, and equally important, all work is completed as scheduled,
and coordination and follow through with printers and a variety
of advertising media is never a concern. Many a last minute project
has been accomplished without any compromise of quality, and I have
always felt complete confidence that each phase of a project would
be completed satisfactorily.
I would highly recommend Karen Spencer Design, and the team of Victoria
Baum and Herbert Rodas, to any prospective client. Please feel free
to contact me if I can be of further assistance in your decision
to work with them.
Associate Vice President
Institutional Advancement & College Relations.
riverdale avenue riverdale, new york 10471, (718) 405-3423