Reviews, recommendations and testimonials for blade creative (Clare Blackstock), graphic designer in Melbourne
Developing our branding identity with Blade Creative has been a pleasurable and rewarding experience. The quality and detail of the work delivered was above and beyond our expectations. Clare has provided a professional service, from the initial design brief, through brand identity design and to the final comprehensive logo specification. At the beginning of the process, Clare took the time to clearly identify our brand personality and future goals so that her design work was a reflection of our company’s personality. We’re exceptionally happy with our bold and creative design. We highly recommend Blade Creative.
Leah Pant, Founder, temptingveg.com
Thanks Clare, I've really valued how you've approached the brand refresh with me. Your honesty and tenacity is exactly what I needed to help make this happen! I can not wait to roll the rest of the branding out over the coming weeks.
Karen Hollenbach, Think Bespoke, thinkbespoke.com.au
Clare it has been a pleasure to deal with you and helping me bring Athletic HQ to life. Your attention to detail and willingness to collaborate is really refreshing. I found there to be a healthy blend between delivering exactly what I was asking for whilst also mentoring me to make sensible and effective branding choices. Thanks for doing what you do best! Will be back again!
Andrew Kormas, Athletic HQ
Thank you Clare, It was fun to be taken through your process of coming up with a new logo. I was so relieved when I realized the key was to be colourful and Mobilo inspired. Having this symbol reminds me of what I want to achieve.
Kirsten Greed, Software by Design, softwarebydesign.com.au
We had the pleasure of working with Webby Web Design and Blade Creative for our business re-brand.
From the initial meeting with Clare and Meirav, to the attentive service we received, to the finished product, we always knew we had made the right choice. Clare and Meirav worked together seamlessly and it was like dealing with one company. As a team, they discussed ideas with us to develop an overall branding strategy that could flow from print to our online presence that helps to build on and enhance our brand.
I would highly recommend Clare and Meirav to anyone looking for the full suite of design work.
You guys are the best!
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Jane Libbis, Bayside Collaborative - www.baysidecollaborative.com.au
Waverley Meadows Netball Club approached Clare at Blade Creative to raise the profile of our club within our local community. Clare takes the time to understand our club including our committee and players and provides exceptional marketing and branding advice.
We receive fantastic feedback on our images and promotional material and we have no doubts in recommending Clare’s services to any business or not for profit organisation.
Tim Jerram, President, Waverley Meadows Netball Club
Thank you so much for doing a fantastic job at creating my brand design, your work is amazing - my logo explains who I am, and what I do. I hope you don’t mind if I recommend you to my family and friends. You were a great help from the start, pointing me to the right direction. You’re a great person to work with Clare thank you for your understanding, kindness, loyalty and patience.
Jacky Garas, Melbourne Diverse Cleaning Services
Faced with the difficult task of rebranding my landscape design business, I turned to Clare Blackstock at Blade Creative. Before starting work on my rebranding, Clare made sure she had a detailed understanding of my clients, their expections and the direction I was taking my business. I couldn’t be happier with the results. My branding hit the mark, and Clare continues to help me grow and hone my brand through print material as well as connecting me with a web designer and printing company. I can honestly say that the success I now have in my business started with the rebranding Blade Creative completed five years ago.
Stephen Read Landscape Design www.stephenread.com.au
My personal site is the second project in which I have enlisted the services of Webby Web Design and Blade Creative. Initially, together they created my online business, The Slipper Hub. This was an enormous job as we were branding and building a business from scratch. It has been an enormous success. For the Melanie Sheppard site, I needed an online presence for my published writing and whilst I was very clear about what I didn’t want, I really had no idea of where to start. Clare listened to my ideas and key words, then pulled together something that very much represented how I wanted my brand to look and feel. Meirav then unpacked the mechanics ensuring that the sight was slick, but user friendly for both myself and my readers. These girls work beautifully together fulfilling the brief and beyond. Timelines are met and their service is of a high standard. Apart from this, they are just both lovely people to work with and I look forward to our next project.
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Melanie Sheppard, melaniesheppard.com.au
It is pretty apparent what Clare’s defining factor is - intuition. She extracts every part of your heart and brand personality, injects it into your design, and then smashes it to the next level by adding a crazy, yet unassuming vibrancy.
The only word that comes close to encapsulating one tenth of what I felt when opening the initial branding concepts is ‘enthrallment’. Clare’s work has this ability to instantly capture every part of your attention, shoot your mood through the roof and leave you slightly breathless.
Having worked within the industry for some time, I can say that it is rare to come across someone with such a genuine, professional and experienced approach to design. I am sincerely blown away!
Kathryne Panna, Bird in Hand Agency, view Kathryne's profile on LinkedIn
Clare has been an absolute dream to work with and I cannot thank her enough for both the quality of work and her professionalism. After two short meetings Clare was able to capture the ideas in my head and produce a draft for review. With a few minor edits thereafter, Clare presented me with the final artwork which I can only describe as “very classy” and exceeding my expectations. Thanks again Clare, stirling job!
Karen Stach, laika.com.au
Clare at Blade is amazing - she did the branding for my company (and everyone always comments on my brilliant logo), and in the process helped me to better understand my own business. Her insight and acumen enable her to get to the heart of what your business is about, what it needs to say, and how best to reach out to the right customers. Even though she's on the other side of the world to me (I'm in the UK), the distance was no obstacle to her delivering a supportive service and quick results.
Alastair Merrill, alastairmerrill.com
Clare you ARE amazing. Since the day we sat down and discussed the Baybridge Consultants branding brief, you made me feel at ease, your expertise was immediately obvious, leaving me having complete trust and confidence. The initial concept designs, left me teary eyed – you had nailed the brief. Thanks to you, Baybridge Consultants has been given a visual identity that reflects our culture.
There is so much to thank you for, I know you have invested so much of yourself in the process, mostly I thank you for making this experience exciting, fun and truly stress free. I have no hesitation in recommending Blade Creative to other business owners about to embark on the business branding process.
Bridgette Triandafilidis, awcaccountants.com.au
Note: the Baybridge Consultants brand was designed in 2013. In 2016 they needed to change their name to AWC Accountants, the associated brand design refresh was carried out by Blade Creative too.
Clare had some great ideas right away and I loved the concepts she delivered. She's very responsive and intuitive and I'm very happy to recommend Blade Creative.
Julie Segal, RAWBS.com.au
Clare Blackstock from Blade Creative has been providing Graphic Design work for our start-up company for approximately the last 6 months. We have required graphic design work in a number of different areas including company logo, email signatures, website, brochures, large banners for expos and packaging design for our food products. Every time Clare has produced new work for us, we have been highly impressed with the exceptional standard. Her design work is dynamic, fresh, eye catching and stays true to our branding.
Clare is reliable, communicative, flexible and fantastic to deal with. We are looking forward to our continued relationship with Blade Creative as we grow our company.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Blade Creative to any company who is looking for outstanding graphic design.
Eve Kelly, evesbetterbake.com.au
I really enjoyed working with Clare to re-brand our business, it was a true collaboration that resulted in a brilliant solution. I had lots of ideas but didn’t know how to bring them together. Clare had great vision and demonstrated a real talent for creating a concept that truly represented our business. She was adaptable, responsive and innovative. The result is fantastic face for our business that will grow and evolve with us for many years to come.
Brenton Hockley, swimright.com.au
The thought of designing a brand which captured the essence of my business seemed daunting from the outset. However, Clare’s careful questioning, insightful probing, inherent intuition and raw creativity made the whole process so simple and straightforward. The end product exceeded my expectations and I’m so proud of my brand and what Clare created based on a few ideas and simple concepts.
Rebekah Davidson, prudencespantry.com.au
Clare from Blade Creative was recommended to me by a friend and what a gift that turned out to be. Clare is a great listener, very intuitive and her process is very thorough. Clare was able to take all my thoughts and ideas and meld them seamlessly into a logo and brand design that I absolutely love! It makes me smile every time I look at it and I have had so many people comment favourably on it.
Working with Clare was a breeze. She is a great communicator, is very efficient with her time and nothing was too much trouble.
I can’t recommend Clare and Blade Creative highly enough. Almost tempted to start another business just to go through the process again!
Katrina Caine, fitandwellosteo.com.au
Clare did a wonderful job putting together logo concepts for MG Gardens. She didn't make it easy to choose! Highly recommend her services to anyone. Loving the new logo.
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Clare is a very highly skilled designer who took my very bare company business card requirements and turned them into a fabulous and often complimented logo, together with colour schemes and company profile which eventually went through to my web site. Clare was very patient and understanding of my requirements and was able to produce something beyond my expectations.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Clare for future work.
Elaine Fearnley, fearnleyconsulting.com.au
Clare Blackstock from Blade has made the challenge of starting up a new business so much easier than anticipated. She has a wealth of experience behind her and offered great advice every step of the way. She really listened to all of our ideas and came up with very creative concepts that followed our vision. She was able to give us the starting blocks when we weren't really sure what we wanted and then gave us enough options that we could clearly see the direction we wanted to take. She was really quick to complete all of our projects and we love the enthusiasm and energy that she brings to everything that she does. We are looking forward to a long working relationship with Blade.
Susan Loucas, danceoffchallenge.com.au
I started working with Blade to help me with my business logo. When I was thinking about KISS to Sell, Clare was the 1st person that I thought to call. She listens well and worked with me to adapt and adopt my concept; and to present it in a visual format. She is fun to work with … and the results speak for themselves. I am thrilled with how quickly this was developed and with all the positive feedback I have had on the fresh & informative design. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Clare to others, and already have! Thanks Clare.
Frances Pratt, kisstosell.com.au
Clare recently designed a set of logos for my business, Alfalfa Social Media.
Clare's approach was very thorough and professional and made me consider aspects of my logo design that I had not considered. Clare took a lot of time in the concept stage to make sure that she was well across the look and feel that I was hoping to achieve.
The finished product is fantastic and I have had a number of compliments on my logo and business cards.
I would not hesitate to recommend Clare for anyone looking for clean, modern design work.
Stacey Murray, alfalfasocial.com.au
I met Clare at a Business Networking session and I liked the honest approach to her design work. So, when it came to working on a logo for my business that honesty and clarity about what worked and what didn’t made the whole daunting process much easier to manage. It was also reassuring that the package I chose let me make changes and tweaks to the design without crashing the budget. I am thrilled with the results. Thanks Clare!
Loretta Wylde, wyldecard.com