“Nikki has been assisting me with design work over the past twenty years. One of the top reasons why I love working with her, is that she ‘gets’ the brief. She is talented and creative and always provides a few options when taking on a new project, which helps to create the final concept. Unlike other designers I’ve worked with, Nikki also has a natural language ability, resulting in her often suggesting better phrasing and correcting grammatical errors. This copy-sensitivity has made her a wonderful asset, especially when she designed a client magazine of which I was the editor. Nikki also understands deadlines and works quickly and time effectively. I highly recommend her as a great design partner for creative work.”
Anita Breed | Owner La Folie | past editor of Upfront Magazine
“Nikki has been amazing for my business. Her work is always professional, consistent and of an extremely high standard. She is an integral part of my team.”
Dr Megan Kelly | www.onlinepethealthwebinar.com
“We have had the privilege of working with Nikki Cooper for a number of years. During this time she has provided us with digital and desktop publishing support for countless projects, from designing logos, conceptualizing niche invitations, newsletters and flyers. She is also instrumental in the development of a photographic memoir book which we produce on an annual basis.
“Nikki is the consummate professional, taking immense pride in all she does and always going the extra mile for her clients. She immerses herself in your intellectual brand property, which is critical for us as we need to adhere to strict organizational brand and communication standards. She takes the time to understand it, stay abreast of changes and operate within these realms. Her turn-around time is impeccable and at times nothing short of super-human! She always keeps us informed of lead times and never lets anything slip through the cracks.
“To top this all she is highly personable, always cheerful and just a fabulous individual to work along-side – she epitomizes team work!”
Linda Reich and Debbie Masson | Regional Director and Regional Specialist | YPO Africa
“Super creative, understands the brief the first time, amazing attention to detail, professional, always delivers on time (even with very tight deadlines), fantastic to work with – the list is endless! As the former Old Mutual Retail Mass Communications Manager, Nikki was an integral part of our team. Having dealt with numerous advertising agencies and other freelance graphic designers who either did not deliver on the brief, or adhere to brand standards, Nikki became the go-to person for our staff and customer magazines, newsletters, emailers, information leaflets, posters and marketing brochures. She is the perfect design partner for any business, as no job is too big, or too small for her.”
SANDY SANDEMAN | COMMUNICATIONS CONSULTANT
“I’ve used Nikki for both business and personal work. She is efficient, creative, reliable and speedy. Everything you would want from an outsourced creative design person. She comes highly recommended.”
Chris Rolfe | CEO, Go Beyond Investing (Zurich)
“Nikki was the graphic artist for a staff magazine that I began producing more than two decades ago. It started as a two page, black-and-white tabloid newsletter, before the time of pdfs, digital cameras and jpegs, and through the years developed into a 36 page, full colour magazine. This is over and above the many other design projects that she has undertaken for the business unit that I worked for, from certificates to mini-travel brochures, from mastheads for emailers to sales convention logos and posters to massive backdrops for gala events.
“As the editor of Group Talk, the staff magazine, I could always rely on Nikki to deliver on time, she always had great suggestions on how to improve the look of a page and when it came to author’s corrections, she was accurate and corrections were made the first time. Nikki’s eye for not only design detail, but also language detail, was of enormous help to me in the final proofing stages.
“She has an excellent knowledge of traditional print methods and communicated very effectively with all the printers that I worked with.
“From a design point of view, Nikki is able to marry her own ideas with that of her clients to create visually attractive and functional end products. Together with her clients, she becomes a custodian of their respective brands by making sure she follows brand guidelines and stays visually true to the look and feel of each particular brand that she works with.
“Nikki has always gone the extra mile on all the work that she has done for me personally and also for the department I represented. She has always been (and still is) a sterling graphic design partner.”
Truia Ralph | Freelance writer and former Group Talk editor
“I have had the pleasure of working with Nikki for over 16 years. She is very creative and somehow manages to get around all obstacles to achieve the end result. She never backs away from a challenge and is always pleasant – even when she is put under tremendous pressure.”
Lynn Smith | RMM Incentives Manager, Old Mutual