“This designer did a very good job of reading my brief and creating something unique that pulled all the ideas together seamlessly. Of all the submissions to the project, her logo was the only one that covered all of my requests (seemingly effortlessly) – some of which seemed a tad contradictory, even to me. I thought to myself: “What will they make of this?” And she exceeded my expectations. She made good use of all my feedback, turning a good design into a great one in just a few revisions. She did not cling to certain parts of the original idea when I began to pick and choose, which is often a downfall of many good designers. It was clear to me that she took pride in her work and is a talented artist. And finally, she was patient with me when I piddled with colors and sizes, and in general — wore the concept out before I finally settled on it. Her design was so superior that I ended the project a week prematurely because it was clear to me that nothing else could so well capture my brand. I can’t say enough good things about her work.”
Christin from Christin’s Body Essentials on Crowdspring
Over the last seven years of witnessing her work, I have marveled at Joy’s impressive artistic abilities and admired her professional work ethic. Her final projects exhibit a great deal of spirit, heart, emotion, and hard work. I will continue to commission her for graphic design and highly recommend her business.
Rosie Hernandez, Host of HOPE Project
Her first flyer for us displayed around Fresno drew more customers, old and new, to taste my food. After that day, I made her my graphic designer. Overall, she’s responsive, friendly, takes things seriously, and most of all, creative.
Efren Evangelista, Angry Asian and Crackin’ Crab Claw Manager
Joy Marie Hallare was one of my first illustration students in the selective BFA in Graphic Design program at California State University, Fresno. Initially she was most comfortable working in traditional media like painting in acrylic and drawing in Prismacolor pencil but grew to gain proficiency in manipulating her images in digital media. Joy Marie can think conceptually – she demonstrated insight and awareness of societal issues through her art. In other works she celebrated the beauty of the female figure through illustrations featuring her original fashion creations. She is a business-like young woman who works effectively with her clients to achieve the best results possible but is not afraid to try something new.
Doug Hansen, California State University, Fresno, Professor of Illustration
Thank you very much! As I truly appreciate your unique talent, kindness and creativity, I’m giving you all thumbs up and a 5 star rating!
Charis Ramirez, Charis + FOP Awareness
“Joy was great to work with, and very efficient in creating the perfect design for our Media Kit. She was really responsive and really understood our vision perfectly after a couple revisions. We would work with her again.”
Nicole Lindler, Bundle Tree Baby Founder
“Joy was incredible to work with. We needed a design for a corporate sponsorship packet. She turned it around in just a few days! Love her creativity! We engaged her to do some follow-up design work and will do so again in the future! ”
Georgiana Hernandez, Executive Editor of Accion Latina
“Joy is incredible!! The brochure she created for us is our first brochure and so beautiful and inspirational and captures the heart of our mission and program! The turnaround time was also incredible!!! She was able to complete the project so quick for us, make any changes and so we had a beautiful brochure ready to go!!! We will now be sending the brochure to over a hundred schools and thousands of students we work with. Thank you so much Joy for everything!!! ” Erik Fogel, New York City Urban Debate League
“Joy is like no other when it comes to turning around a draft. She gets things done that day or in a couple of days. The greatest thing about Joy was how patient and accommodating she was with all of the edits we provided. We are actually working together on another invitation right now and really look forward to continuing our relationship together.”
Robyn Deutsch, Ubuntu Africa’s Director of Development Featured in Catchafire Case study
“Joy-I found you to be knowledgeable, creative and a great problem solver. Your education shows in your work. As you know I had you upgrade my logo, business cards, flier, online invoice and my new letterhead used here. I had showed you the old ones and in a short time you professionally upgraded my business image. You picked the colors and font along with the creative freehand to give my documents a personal touch. I am grateful and would like you to share my experience with potential customers. Thanks again!”
Doug Hogue, All Valley Spray Service