Seattle, Washington

Accolades from Clients and Co-workers

My website launched a little over a year ago and has done wonders for my business. It was a task put on the back burner for many years. After being referred to Barb by a client, I struggled with unsureness about how I wanted the website to look, how to lay it out, and what I wanted to say. Barb was incredibly helpful, making suggestions and gracefully putting up with my indecision at times. Barb continues to go the extra mile in supporting my site; getting updates done quick, coming up with creative ways to add pages, even putting in her own time to research the best way to incorporate a blog. I appreciate her creativity, patience, and collaborative working style. It has made the process of creating and maintaining a website much less daunting than expected.

Peggy Protz,

Barb Levy made the daunting task of creating a website an easy and enjoyable experience through her consummate professionalism and artisan’s attention to detail. I had worked with Barb at a global design firm in the past and knew she had the chops to not only intuitively understand and execute a design concept but to also address typographical and layout-related minutiae so often overlooked in the high-tech and publishing worlds. Even so, she still impressed me, going out of her way to ensure that images looked their best, keeping track of all the moving parts on a spreadsheet that she updated regularly, and keeping me informed through timely, concise communication. I could count on Barb to address every item on my long lists of feedback and make great suggestions that improved the look and functionality of the website­­—all while working in a compressed time frame. If you'd like a responsive, reliable, and proactive web or print designer with a meticulous, detail-oriented approach, get Barb. You will receive high-quality work each time.

Yoona Lee, Seattle artist and editor []

Barb Levy and Stepping Stone Graphics designed my beautiful website for Miss Tess’ Music Studio. Barb has an amazing eye for detail, and she's always ready to help me update information as my business continues to grow.

Tess Orozco, Miss Tess’ Music Studio

Barb with Stepping Stone Graphics designed our website and we couldn't be happier. Working with her has been easy from the beginning. We just share our ideas with her and she makes it happen. Barb is quick to respond with any requests we have and she puts up with all our nitty gritty changes. She is creative and does a beautiful job with everything that we ask. Sometimes she’ll add little touches to things we overlook and it makes all the difference. We feel blessed to have found her. I would highly recommend Barb and Stepping Stone Graphics for your website needs.

Rhea Healing Arts

Barb Levy is fantastic. She has been my go-to gal for graphic design for many years. Her creativity, diligence, and ability to translate my muddled thinking into great marketing pieces is quite a gift. I cannot recommend her highly enough.

Serena Heslop, Windermere Realty

Our annual report turned out beautifully! Everyone was quite pleased with the final outcome. Working with Stepping Stone Graphics was a painless process and we knew that you were committed to producing a quality product.

Angel Ratliff, Communications & Data Technician, Washington Community Reinvestment Assn.

On behalf of the SIFF publications crew, I wanted to thank you and your staff (especially Barb!) for an amazing catalog this year (2008).

Jessica Toon, Director of Marketing and Communications
Seattle International Film Festival

SIFF Publication Award

The 2008 Audience Choice Livre d’Or Award was awarded to the Seattle International Film Festival for “a well organized and exceptionally laid out program booklet.” Barb worked on the design and production of this catalog at Encore Media Group.

In the four years I worked Art Director of Encore Media Group/City Arts magazine I found few designers as skilled and resourceful as Barb. I know of no one who is more reliable and pleasant to work with. Barb is a person who combines creativity, intelligence and attention to detail. She is a problem solver like no other. I relied on Barb again and again, especially when a deadline fell short of impossible. There were multiple logistically daunting a projects that would never have been completed without her. It was her work that was responsible for the 2008 SIFF catalog winning a much deserved International Livre d’Or Award. I recommend Barb without reservation as designer, production guru and all around one-who-can-get-it-done. She will quickly analyze and understand your needs and do a first-rate job. She’s very fast and always accurate—all you’re looking for and more.

Victoria Culver, former Art Director, City Arts Magazine

I had the pleasure of working with Barb Levy on several larger-scale projects at Encore Media Group. Barb is very detail oriented, thorough, concise, and technically savvy. I have seen first-hand how she uses her knowledge, humor, and creativity to effectively collaborate on and complete projects that encompass input from many different sources. Barb is organized, smart, dedicated, and has this unique ability to see The Big Picture and carry it through. She’s truly a gem!

Deborah Greer, Executive Assistant and Distribution,
Marketing and Promotions Coordinator,
Encore Media Group

We have worked with Barb for more than ten years. She has created our annual print catalog and that of other stores in the Episcopal Booksellers Association. Always, always Barb is on task, and on time. With her creative gift, she will suggest ideas and let us make the decisions. Stepping Stone Graphics is an outstanding business to work with.

John Marshall, Co-Owner, Episcopal Bookstore, Seattle

Barb is great! It had been a while since our companies had connected and she responded to my requests quickly and was able to get us what we needed, when we needed it. I appreciate not only her responsiveness, but also her quality of work.

Renee Porter, Account Supervisor, Golden Lasso

Barb is one of the most exacting designers I have ever worked with. She has an amazing knowledge of typography and creates some of the cleanest designs you can imagine. I wholeheartedly endorse her and her services. You won’t be disappointed!

Dion Cantellay, Owner, Printing on Purpose, Inc.

I really enjoyed working with Barb on several projects. She is a very skilled worker who has the ability to work with clients, present to clients, as well as take on multiple tasks in print, web design, and visual standardization, while achieving results. Because of our large volume of work and our event driven deadlines, Barb’s biggest asset to our company was doing quality work in a short amount of time. She was comfortable and driven when working independently, yet flexible working within the diversity of our skilled professional team.

Susan Peterson, Managing Editor of Custom Publishing, Encore Media Group

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