Deb took a half-baked idea formed in the middle of the night and created a beautiful, simple website. As a radio reporter I’ve long searched for a way to publish my work in a format that is both easy to use and aesthetically pleasing, and one that is also flexible enough to allow for contributors and different content. Deb came up with the perfect solution and I couldn’t more pleased. She is a delight to work with and always manages to find the most simple and elegant solution to every challenge. I can’t recommend her highly enough.
C0-founder, Switchboard, Calligrapher, Independent Radio Reporter
Deb is a gifted designer and creative entrepreneur. I have worked with her in several capacities and each time I have been greatly impressed with her professionalism and eye for beautiful design. You will be delighted with her clear communication, prompt delivery of service and a solid understanding of what design means to a business. Recommending Deb comes easily and with pleasure.
Artist and Business Coach, Rebecca Shapiro Art
I hired Deb to help me with a full design overhaul on a statewide education magazine for the Oregon Education Association. She transformed the publication aesthetically and conceptually, and reinvigorated it (and me) in the process. She has been nothing but kind, flexible, knowledgeable, and hardworking (and most importantly, impressively creative) as we've shifted our “redesign” process into an ongoing “art direction” role of the monthly publication. Want to break out of the box with a top-notch design element? Need a photographer? Wallowing in fonts? Have a last-minute technical request? Deb has all the answers. I can’t imagine the magazine without her and... really... I didn’t hire her. I’m just lucky she said, “I’ll do it.”
Editor, OEA Today Magazine
I hired Deborah to design my new promo cards and it was a fantastic experience. She has an excellent eye and is technically proficient. I wish there were a choice for “all of the above” for the “top attributes” section as Deborah has integrity, is extremely creative, very punctual and cost effective. I am looking forward to working with her again in the near future.
Photographer, Susan Seubert Photography
When you hire Deb, you are hiring a master, someone who can take a complicated project from concept to completion, while executing every detail with thoughtful style. Working with Deb was the perfect choice, for so many reasons. She combines her vast knowledge of visual journalism, her elegant aesthetic, and her deep understanding of the artistic process with great care and patience. These traits, among others, helped me truly transform the way I portray my work. This type of project is very personal and can be daunting at times, but Deb made it easy.
Multimedia Producer & Photojournalist
Deb had come highly recommended by Kevin Weinstein. He is a friend of mine and I love the designs she did for him. I was more comfortable with the idea of working with someone who came highly recommended versus someone who didn't have that kind of connection. I had looked all over the place for a web designer.
We knew she was creative and were familiar with her work as a magazine designer, but we came to realize she is also savvy about the web. There is a lot of information in our site which made it a challenge. Deb found a way to give it a clean look that is easy to navigate, and yet the design allows people to go into depth to find more if they like.
Editorial & Advertising Photographers
Every chance I get to collaborate with Deb Pang Davis, I know I can breathe a little easier at the end of the day. As a photographer, there are thousands of small decisions I have to make when creating, selecting and disseminating work. Deb’s patience and understanding help me to navigate the many choices that come with laying out a series of images, and bringing them to life on a printed page. Her energy and enthusiasm for design allow me to focus my energy on my work and business. The resulting collaboration was greater than I could have imagined.
Deb is an incredible designer and a complete joy to work with. I’ve hired her on several projects to date, and each time she has surpassed my expectations and delivered the product way above par. It’s always exciting to work with her, and I’m looking forward to our next project together. I highly recommend her!
I was really impressed with Deb’s process, especially her client intake form. She asked the kinds of questions I ask my own clients. “Do you have authority to do this project?” and “Who’s going to sign off on the copy?”
Sustainability Consultant, Concept Green
What I love most is that I can do a quick two hours with her and get insight into something I am trying to do myself but need a little advice on or I can turn the project over to her skilled hands. As a control freak option A is an important part of my work flow, and that she is able to step back and let me retain control of my work while giving me suggestions that truly enhance and improve it in immeasurable ways means the absolute world to me.
Author, Photographer, Illustrated Romance
Because of her talent, I am opening up my first studio and finally moving my home office downtown Chicago. There is absolutely no way I could have ever consider this leap before working with Deb. I have raised my prices by 30 percent per shoot, and the bookings are coming faster than I ever imagined. Even in a recession.
LA-based Editorial & Wedding Photojournalist
I’ve worked extensively with Deborah Pang at Virtuoso Life, both in her role as art director and as our preferred freelance designer after her position was relocated to Fort Worth. Deb has an excellent eye for design, an arsenal of contacts with award-winning photographers, and one of the best work ethics of anyone we’ve collaborated with. She’s creative, provides honest opinions/assessments of layouts when asked, and can be counted on to deliver under deadline pressures. I highly recommend her for design work.
Senior Editor, Virtuoso Life
Deb is a person you can give a job to and breath a sigh of relief because you know you won't have to worry about the results, the deadlines, the quality, the budget. She is talented, creative, easy to work with, very flexible and pro-active in smoothing bumps in the road without losing sight of the finish line. Working with Deb is always like working with your dream designer. I would never go anywhere else. She has designed numerous projects for me, including several websites, and the experience is always the same — fabulous!
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