As President of the Denver Theatrical Stage, Film and Exhibition Employees, IATSE Local 7, contact was made to Kristine to aid us in the development of a new logo that would help us better speak to our local's past, the present and future. Our labor local was organized on December 3, 1891 and has been active in our industries since that time; highly active with a skilled work force that continues to establish our place and presence in the industries in which we serve, in the political arena and in the communities in which we all live and work.
To say that Kristine caught the vision is somewhat like saying Attile the Hun was a troublemaker - except in a most positive, productive, creative and energetic manner. She took us far beyond what we had as an original concept - manipulated, refined, drew, redrew, redrew yet again to make sure that we were more than satisfied.
Were we and are we? Well, next we turned Kristine loose on our business cards. I mean turned this most creative and energetic person loose. With her at the printers location looking at sample after sample, Kristine looking at the arrangement, the colors, the fonts, the type, etc., etc., etc. When I was ready to say "That looks good," Kristine's response was, "Not yet."
Her final approval brought to us the most elegant, clear, simple and strongly stated information on a business card that I have ever had the privilege to display. As a past Senior Vice-President and COO of a 1,000 person organization in Southern California, as a past Project Manager for the City and County of Denver, as a past independent scenic artist for both stage and film work, I had come to know just a bit about business cards. When I tell you these most recent cards are wonderful, go back to comparing Attila to a trouble maker - only in a positive measure.
And so we turned to creating a new parade banner with the new logo. Our previous parade banner was simply worn out. Beautiful, but worn out. Our banner is not quite done - but wait until you see it. Wowser!!
The same is true for the new logo that will be displayed in the front window of our union office. Believe me, you will immediately know who we are and what we are about - past,present and future.
Do I recomend Kristine for any measure of graphic design and implementation? Do I love the work in which I have been professionally engaged for the past 40 plus years? Do I love my wife, my children, my grandchildren? Not sure of the answer? Okay then, do I love my Harley-Davidson? So, there you go....
You do not hire Kristine for work; rather, Kristine captures you, your intent, your messages, your organization, the spirit of your work, the products you provide, and comes to display all of that in a series of presentations from which you wil have difficulty in choosing; guaranteed.
Then in the making of choice, Kristine will guide you not to what she thinks is best, but what it is you finall rest upon as that which best expresses you, your intent, your messages, your organization, the spirit of your work, the products you provide; guaranteed.
Kristine is a delightful person with whom to work, that she is highly organized, most timely in her responses (try next day), seems to care little about what she thinks and is so highly focued on what you think and what you want. Customer-focused, customer-oriented, customer-driven, customer, customer, customer - that is Kristine Kelly.
Bringing Kristine on board to help you will be the best business decision you have made all year; guaranteed.