Compliments

That’s it
Perfect
I love it
You the man
Etc
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Carl E. Rowe, Pharm. D., CEO, Integrated Care Communities, commenting on the completion of a recent project. Dr. Rowe owns five healthcare businesses and we’ve been his agency of record since 1999.
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“The SPRINTURF Sales division needed a a tool to help catch the attention of customers and Landscape Architects in our industry. Something that would take sales to the next level. Xeno Design put together a great SPRINTURF Newsletter providing valuable company information and industry news. The design and professional writing is just what we are looking for.

To reach our sales forecast in the coming year, Xeno Design will be a big part of making this happen. They are easy to work with and very professional. Thank you Xeno Design!”

Mike Mirante, Western U.S. Sales Representative, SPRINTURF, LLC
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“Home run. What else is there to say? Love it.”

Phillip C. Saucedo, President, Spectrum Capital Group and Spectrum Business Advisors, commenting on new trade show graphics
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“With a flair for freshness, Xeno is an agency masterful at surprises.”

ADVERTISING AGE
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“Xeno Design has pulled quite a trick. It has carved out a niche by marketing ‘avant-garde’ style for the mainstream. And the mainstream loves it.”

ADWEEK
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“Designs rooted in tradition, set off by the unexpected…”

ADWEEK
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“The style reveals an eclectic professionalism that draws on the culture of the past and the present with uninhibited nonchalance…”

MODO Magazine, Italy
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“A strategic group living up to the current of the world.”

DESIGN JOURNAL, Korea
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“Get a lot more for your dollar with an independent (Xeno Design)…”

LOS ANGELES TIMES
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“A recognizable and consistent aesthetic approach…”

ADVERTISING AGE
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“There is always an energy and a freedom of movement that inspires Garland’s creativity.”

IDEA Magazine, Japan
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“After doing their research, Xeno delivered a complete marketing strategy that works perfectly for our needs. We’re looking forward to a successful launch and creating a hospitality/healthcare model for the future of long term residential care.”

Carl E. Rowe, Pharm. D., C.E.O., Integrated Care Communities
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“I like the new look – actually – I love the new look”

Deidre Robinson, Bay Area Corporate Economic Alliance (BACEA), re: website redesign
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“I did a couple of searches and noted we are coming up right at the top now. Awesome.”

Phillip Saucedo, Integrated Care Communities, re: website design and SEO optimization
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“I loved how you guys restructured the email template. The colors, font, bold etc etc. Night and day compared to what’s been done. It actually made me want to read it – lol.”

Tim Allen, Bulls on Wall Street, re: autoresponder series redesign
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“It all looks great and the article looks terrific. What a wizard you are… thanks so much, Chris. It is a great pleasure to work with you!”

Gilah Yelin Hirsch, painter, writer, theorist, lecturer and Professor of Art at California State University, Dominguez Hills (Los Angeles), re: website and newsletter design
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“Thumbs up! Just the right combination of story and image. I’m definitely engaged. Really great. I like the subtle/personalized calls to action. Good one!”

Anna West, Assistant to Gilah Yelin Hirsch, re: newsletter design
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“Over the past few years I have engaged Xeno Design to participate in several projects. Their responsiveness, creativity, understanding of requirements and commitment to providing quality products and services has assisted me in developing key collaterals to support a wide array of marketing initiatives.”

Paul Bristow, National Operations Manager, Xerox Corporation
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“Relationships are very important to Xeno because they really put all they’ve got into every project. Among their obvious talents is an ability to take a project a step further, to think ahead of where you are.”

Nancy Ruth, Marketing Director, Hyatt-Regency Hotels
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“We’ve always felt strongly committed to the quality of our advertising at Leblanc. These eleven Addies – including and unprecedented six First Place Awards – are extremely gratifying. More important, though, they assure our nationwide network of dealers that Leblanc supports their sales efforts with the finest and most progressive promotional materials available.”

Leon Pascucci, President, G. Leblanc Corporation (Xeno was their agency of record at the time)
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“This (campaign by Xeno Design) has been the most cost-effective direct mail promotion we’ve ever done. Sales are up 900% on certain items.”

Bob Geisheker, National Retail Marketing Manager, Infants and Children’s Wear, Sears
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“Mr. Xeno – the site looks great and I get constant compliments. Traffic, sales and visitor response has risen dramatically since you redesigned my website!”

Layne Redmond, musician and author of When the Drummers Were Women
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“…both Maurizio and I were really impressed by the logo. Your ability to catch a very complicated story in one strong and very courageous image is amazing. Maurizio was astonished; he says that it’s like you were able to read the past and the future.”

Claudia Dona, Cultural Director, FAAR Fondazione Architetto Augusto Rancilio, Centro Studi CSAR, Milan, Italy
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“Sattel Communications was changing its name to Coyote Technologies, and we needed to redesign our image quickly. Their efficiency and attention to detail allowed us to accomplish a tremendous task in a very short period of time. Xeno listened to our input, did their research and established a positioning document and corporate profile with skill and clarity. They were able to humanize our technical information. With this as the foundation, Xeno designed a contemporary visual solution for Coyote Technologies.”

Tony Squeglia, Director, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations, Coyote Technologies
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“I have been asked to attend the P.I.P.E. Board Meeting in Los Angeles (a 5-1/2 hour round trip in traffic) because they want to show off the new ADR website to their Trustees. GREAT JOB!”

Chris R. Reinhardt, CIC, Program Administrator: PIPE Contractors Safety Association, Inc., Laborer’s Health & Welfare Trust Fund for Southern California ADR Workers’ Compensation Programs
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“A Gathering of Sparks, the title of the JAI publication, was received from the publisher last Friday. A huge mazel tov to Chris Garland our amazing designer and the editorial team of Elizabeth Bloom, Marcie Kaufman, Ruth Weisberg and Victor Raphael. Each page flows nicely from the cover to the endnotes. This is truly a book JAI can be proud to share with collectors, museums, and friends.”

Anne Hromadka, JAI, re: book design
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“Chris – that is absolutely stunning
I am speechless
home run and a half”

Dr. Carl Rowe, LifeWave Leaders, re: book cover design
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The button is bitchin’ 🙂 U r fabulous 🙂 !!! V

Victoria Stevens, Ph.D. licensed clinical psychologist, psychoanalyst, seminar leader, arts educator, professor, speaker, researcher, re: custom download button designed for her website
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“Chris! Phenomenal work, sir!”

Dimitri DeSilva, Business Manager, El Paseo Aveda Experience Center, re: website design
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“Chris and Patti: Your total support and meticulous attention to detail gave me the confidence to fly into the presentation today. You guys are so GREAT!

Thanks for going to such lengths to make today’s presentation a big success.”

Sandy Bleifer, artist, re: PowerPoint design and technical assistance
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“You are the greatest!!! I knew it! Awesome job!” – commenting on Spectrum Capital’s new brand identity

Jesus Castrejon, Loan Officer, Spectrum Capital Group
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Honors and Awards

Design and advertising awards
have been received from competitions
sponsored by:

American Institute of Graphic Arts

The Art Directors Club, Chicago

Art Directors Club of Los Angeles

Art Directors Club of New York

Chicago Association of Business Communicators

CREATIVITY, Art Direction magazine

GRAPHIS Design Annual

GRAPHIS Poster Design

National Association of Independent Record
Distributors and Manufacturers (NAIRD)

PHOTOGRAPHIS Annual

Printing Industries of America

STA 100 (Society of Typographic Arts)

EDITORIAL
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ABITARE, Milan, Italy

ADVERTISING AGE

ADWEEK

AIGA Journal

ART DIRECTION

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES

CHICAGO TRIBUNE

CRAIN’S Chicago Business

CREATIVITY

DESIGN JOURNAL, Seoul, Korea

HOW Business Annual

I.D., International Design

IDEA, Tokyo, Japan

INSIDE PRINT

LOS ANGELES TIMES

MICRO PUBLISHING NEWS, L.A.

MODO, Milan, Italy

PRINT

PRINT Regional Design Annual

STA Journal

STEP-BY-STEP Graphics

VISION, Tokyo, Japan
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Editorial coverage of our organic foods restaurant Earth Mothers, 2003-04

CONSCIOUS CHOICE

CHICAGO Magazine

CHICAGO READER

CHICAGO TRIBUNE

CRAIN’S Chicago Business

DAILY HERALD/CHICAGO

HERB COMPANION

COMPETITION JUDGE
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American Photography II, New York

Creative Arts Council Annual Design Competition, Rockford, Illinois

Cardigan Awards sponsored by Hopper Paper Company, Atlanta

 
TEACHING AND PUBLIC SPEAKING
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AIGA/CHICAGO

ASMP/CHICAGO

Advertising Age Creative Workshop, New York

Art Center College of Design, Pasadena

Art Directors Club, Milwaukee

Art Directors Club, Tulsa

Columbia College, Chicago

Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, CT

Kent State University, Kent, OH

McCann-Erickson Advertising, Milan, Italy

Ray College of Design, Chicago

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Succeeding in Small Business seminar hosted by the Los Angeles Times

University of Illinois, Chicago

University of Southern California School of Business Administration, Los Angeles

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