51 reasons to hire chaz

chaz sez… “Here are my favorite testimonials. You can read the rest of ’em below. I really like #51.”

“My favorite thing about Chaz is that I can give him a vague description of a concept or idea, and he is intuitively able to make it real; to express exactly what I was going for…even if I wasn’t exactly sure of my end goal. This helps my productivity greatly, because instead of agonizing over design details, I simply tell Chaz what I want the design to “do”…how I want it to function. He nails it every time with beautiful, functional designs.

I was looking for a Brilliant Designer and I found it in Chaz. He turned around several conceptual, successful designs in a remarkably short period of time. The subject matter was extremely difficult to convey in imagery, yet Chaz managed to “tell a story” with his designs that communicated exactly what we were trying to get across. Communication was outstanding—Chaz listened attentively, and it showed in his designs. He also maintained open communication channels while working, which eased my pre-press deadline anxiety.

If you are seeking true professionalism and creativity in a designer, I highly recommend Chaz. I look forward to working with him again.”

—Patrick Dougherty Apollo Publishing


“Go with the best, and that’s Chaz! I had shopped around quite a bit and sifted through many proposals for my company branding project. Chaz was by far the most professional and most experienced individual and I couldn’t be happier that I chose to work with him. Before he was even officially hired he spent a great deal of time on the phone with me discussing the project and really getting to know what my business was all about. He’s a great listener and very receptive to design ideas and then has the ability to take your ideas to the highest level. Chaz worked tirelessly to deliver an end-product (on time!) that was way beyond my expectations. His attention to detail cannot be matched! He was also great at guiding me through the process and explaining details throughout that really gave me an appreciation for his thoughtfulness and expertise as a designer. Without a doubt I will be working with Chaz again!”


and she did…

“This is my second time working with Chaz and I will never go anywhere else for text setting or graphic design. Once again his attention to detail yielded fantastic results that will take the second edition of my publications to a completely new level. Do not hesitate for a second to contact Chaz about your particular project. From start to finish he exhibits first-class professionalism and craftsmanship that will not be surpassed elsewhere!”

—Jennifer Eklund Piano Pronto Publishing


“The quality of the work was excellent and Chaz goes over and above to provide you more than you expected. He is a great person to work with and I would highly recommend him.”

—Paul Higgins Think To Act


“I had not expected to be able to hire someone with the experience of Chaz DeSimone. As things would have it, I was able, and I was not disappointed. Hiring Chaz gets you:

1) Decades of experience in the design space, 2) Project after project in the book design space, 3) Marketing expertise, book and otherwise, 4) Clear communication, and constant communication, 5) Recommendations on how to improve your project across all phases, and 6) A final product above and beyond your own vision.

Specifically, on my project, Chaz:

1) Walked me through the process of being a first time author—this was priceless, 2) Communicated via phone, Skype, and email to make sure we were both on the same page across the project, 3) Provided constant progress updates, 4) Made recommendations across every part of the book—endorsements, foreword, chapters, and all other parts of the interior, 5) Designed every part of the book in a very cohesive manner, 6) Made recommendations for marketing and PR related activities, and 7) MOST IMPORTANTLY: Did things RIGHT rather than just getting the project done on a timeline.

My book began as a side-project when I was giving more attention to another brand I was creating. Chaz’s heart for the project, his enthusiasm for his calling with typography, and his willingness to go the extra mile time-after-time directed me to give the book a full-time effort. I’m glad it did. I cannot imagine working on this project with someone other than Chaz. And now that I have, I have more, and full, confidence that my book, along with successive books in the series, will be successful. For any author, and especially for a first time one, you cannot go wrong in hiring Chaz DeSimone.”

—Clayton Brizendine Shoebox Letters


This gentleman was truly professional. I’m making so much money with my new barbecue sauce label that I’m just not getting the time necessary to do a review! Superb! Superb! Super! Super! Creativeness is second to none. His professionalism is beyond outstanding. His seriousness to details is virtually unheard of. If you pick this gentleman to do your job you better get ready for the professional that you have been dreaming of. He perfectly nailed my vision that the others couldn’t. I was almost ready to give up and just quit until I met this man, this wonderful true professional with ideas beyond imaginable. Will I hire him again? If you can hear me say yes it’s the biggest YES that that this planet allows. He was educational and fun to work with for the entire process. Kept me informed and abreast with very clear detailed responses the whole time the project was in motion.”

—Chef Eric Smith Formula 2:26 BBQ Sauce


 THE GLOWING PRAISE!  THE RAVE REVIEWS!  THE AWESOME TESTIMONIALS! 

1 “Oh my GOSH! I have tears running down my face! Both the logo & the cover are beautiful! Now I know why the universe told me to stop at your site! You are an angel.” 2 “I think you are in a different league than the people I have been working with. That is obvious by the observations you have shared thus far.” 3 “I was looking for a Brilliant Designer and I found it in Chaz. He turned around several conceptual, successful designs in a remarkably short period of time. The subject matter was extremely difficult to convey in imagery, yet Chaz managed to “tell a story” with his designs that communicated exactly what we were trying to get across. Communication was outstanding — Chaz listened attentively, and it showed in his designs. He also maintained open communication channels while working, which eased my pre-press deadline anxiety. If you are seeking true professionalism and creativity in a designer, I highly recommend Chaz. I look forward to working with him again.” 4 “The pages look GREAT! I love them — a cut above.” 5 “I love the look of this..it’s awesome.” 6 “Everything is shaping up so great it’s exciting!” 7 “This is absolutely beautiful! I’m so excited to get this up!” 8 “…which thanks to you has a great logo.” 9 “I LOVE LOVE LOVE your artwork!” 10 “The universe sent me! I found you on Google. You were the only website out of BUNCHES that my Muse jumped up & down yelling: This One! This one!” 11 “Very appreciated and enlightened feedback, and very generous of you to be so helpful.” 12 “P.S. Good photoshop work on the back cover… no more trees!” 13 “I think it’s wonderful that you offer more than just design. Your design couldn’t possibly be as effective if you didn’t also understand something about the creative process as it applies to writers AND something about marketing. Design alone–for authors–just isn’t good enough.” 14 “I am THRILLED with what you are doing. Absolutely thrilled!” 15 “With your design in place, all the sudden the site is starting to look formidable.” 16 “Wow, Chaz, what wonderful info you sent to me! Seems like I need to mail you a check or let me take you to lunch!” (The check will do.) 17 “You are incredibly talented and flexible.” 18 “Looks great. You should be proud. Please progress with 1,000. Happy with quote.” 19 “One of the things that I love most about you is your passion!” 20 “Keep working your magic, and as always, I sincerely appreciate your help with this.” 21 “Your sliders make the whole thing sparkle and shine, so thanks again for them!” 22 “I really like your philosophy/way of designing covers.” 23 “I go to my site & just watch the slide show, enthralled! And the letterings on the multiverse bubbles are grand!” 24 “I love the pictures! It’s coming along absolutely great.” 25 “Chaz DeSimone? Look at any dictionary under “genius” and you’ll find descriptions of his ability with graphics and layouts. Wikipedia says: exceptional intellectual ability, creativity, or originality, typically to a degree that is associated with the achievement of unprecedented insight. Yep. But, nowhere do you find genius defined with “kind,” “helpful,” “generous.” He added those himself. I’m thrilled with the book cover and website he designed. But, I’m even more pleased to be able to call him Friend.” 26 “You are So wonderful…thank you!” 27 “Stunning! LOVE it! You’re #1 in my book.” 28 “My favorite thing about Chaz is that I can give him a vague description of a concept or idea, and he is intuitively able to make it real; to express exactly what I was going for… even if I wasn’t exactly sure of my end goal. This helps my productivity greatly, because instead of agonizing over design details, I simply tell Chaz what I want the design to “do” … how I want it to function. He nails it every time with beautiful, functional designs. Highly recommended!” 29 “I’m glad you’ve adopted this as your baby. I’m happy about that alone. I like the fact that you’ve taken ownership of the thing and that you’re proud of this.” 30 “Thanks for the masterpiece.” 31 “The work is great, Chaz. I expected great, and you haven’t disappointed.” 32 “Chaz…my goodness! I LOVE it!!! WHAT A DIFFERENCE. Now I wanna buy these products. This really showcases them well.” 33 “I love the idea for the illustration to be embossed to look like pastel paper. Thanks for the tips on the copy as well. The commas are my fault, and no-one bothered to tell me it was a bad idea, except you!” 34 “These are brilliant thanks!” 3544 “When I posted my project on Elance, I had not expected to be able to hire someone with the experience of Chaz DeSimone. As things would have it, I was able, and I was not disappointed. Hiring Chaz gets you: 1) Decades of experience in the design space, 2) Project after project in the book design space, 3) Marketing expertise, book and otherwise, 4) Clear communication, and constant communication, 5) Recommendations on how to improve your project across all phases, and 6) A final product above and beyond your own vision. Specifically, on my project, Chaz: 1) Walked me through the process of being a first time author—this was priceless, 2) Communicated via phone, Skype, and email to make sure we were both on the same page across the project, 3) Provided constant progress updates, 4) Made recommendations across every part of the book—endorsements, foreword, chapters, and all other parts of the interior, 5) Designed every part of the book in a very cohesive manner, 6) Made recommendations for marketing and PR related activities, and 7) MOST IMPORTANTLY: Did things RIGHT rather than just getting the project done on a timeline. My book began as a side-project when I was giving more attention to another brand I was creating. Chaz’s heart for the project, his enthusiasm for his calling with typography, and his willingness to go the extra mile time-after-time directed me to give the book a full-time effort. I’m glad it did. I cannot imagine working on this project with someone other than Chaz. And now that I have, I have more, and full, confidence that my book, along with successive books in the series, will be successful. For any author, and especially for a first time one, you cannot go wrong in hiring Chaz DeSimone.” 45 “Egads….you are amazing, quick, and thorough.” 46 “Thanks so much Chaz! I loved the poster and appreciate all your amazing thoughts, inspiration and support.” 47 “Way cool! thanks Chaz! you make it look like magic.” (Feels like magic, it comes so natural. Trust me, though, I suck at everything else.) 48 “I’m afraid to give ideas because it will confuse most designers. But you’re the type that really understands complexity so you can’t really get confused. But you’re part of that 2%. Not a lot of people really have that.” 49 “I really, really, really, appreciate your help. You’re an angel for this book stuff.” 50 “The quality of the work was excellent and Chaz goes over and above to provide you more than you expected. He is a great person to work with and I would highly recommend him.” 51 “You’re a genius!”