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Rob Cook Design
from 3 reviews
  • 19 years in business
Pete T.
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Rob Cook sat behind a desk with a built in book shelf filled with hundreds of books on all things design... And I have always felt that that desk and those books on the shelf were a prefect representation of what he knew. Literally the mans mind is a library of graphic design science and art.

Exousia Marketing Group
from 2 reviews
  • 14 years in business
Deborah H.
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Exousia Marketing Group has been an asset to Hunter Heart Publishing for many years now. The attention to "catching our vision" has been impeccable, to say the least. We have given the vision, and Exousia has captured it every time through our website design, marketing tools, and the designing of our author's book covers. The time and effort put into designing has been imperative for the success of Hunter Heart Publishing. The turnaround time for receipt of services is also one of the reasons why we continue to look to Exousia Marketing Group for our designing & marketing needs. We also deeply appreciate the extra work done to revise work that may need adjusting. Exousia is a business of integrity, character, and excellence and we look forward to a continual business relationship with them. Hunter Heart Publishing highly recommends Exousia Marketing Group for your designing & marketing needs.

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