I first worked with Diane on a project for BC Hydro in 2002/3. We were launching new estimating standards, and created an InfoFlip of the Project Management Practice to support training and create visibility for the project. Diane expertly handled all the details of layout and graphic design, and used her technical writing skills to greatly improve my text. However I was most impressed by her ability with graphics. Even though we never met in person, I could briefly describe a concept I wanted an illustration for and she would rapidly come up with the perfect image, plus she created a professional and imaginative overall look and feel for the product by expertly using the clients photographs. The InfoFlip was so successful that it was reprinted for a Project Management Institute conference, and is still in daily use in BC Hydro today.
I was so impressed with her professionalism and excellent service that I subsequently commissioned her to create a logo for my own business, and design both a business card and website that would represent the range of my services. She again proved both imaginative and highly responsive to my needs, taking my vague ideas and turning them into something that stands out from the ordinary, makes my business memorable and really gets across the range of my services without undue verbiage.
When we needed someone to support development on an e-learning project earlier this year, I immediately thought of Diane and recommended her to BC Hydro. She provided all the graphics we needed to create engaging and relatable material, including design of our home page and a series of information icons. She also provided invaluable support in the programming of our e-learning quiz pages. Despite an extremely short timescale and complex team make-up, she again proved to be highly adept at understanding our needs, creating effective solutions and timely delivery of the deliverables.
Diane is a joy to work with; professional, enthusiastic and with a positive, solution based attitude. I would strongly recommend Diane for any work of this nature, as BC Hydro and myself have been extremely satisfied with the projects she has done for us, and would not hesitate to work with her again.