“Ginger and Fig provides a freelance design service which has proven to be invaluable to Carpetright over the last few years. Natalie’s creative skill and can-do attitude has produced some fantastic internal comms literature for us, cleverly combining great design with great value.”
“We have always asked for the most visually stimulating solutions from our team of creative freelance designers – Natalie never falls short of this target. Whenever we need a fresh eye, we approach Natalie; long may it last, as its refreshing, exciting and enormous fun to share a creative environment with her.”
Mark Keatley-Palmer, Director, Sycamore Design & Marketing
“Natalie is a talented, patient and persistent perfectionist. She has excellent editorial and organisational skills too which really helped with the kind of new website I was in desperate need of – one that I could have some control over on my terms, willing in principle to learn but not wanting to get tied up in social media.
As a dyslexic creative I have a huge mental block with IT. But when I met Natalie she pressed the refresh button in my attitude and quickly organised a new plan of action tailored exactly to my needs and scant experience. I really needed some focus as I had become confused with lots of project photos, scribblings and supposed USP ideas for marketing which I was totally cynical about.
Firstly she created the foundation to get me up and running and just as I would design and build a garden from scratch for longevity, Natalie built my website for the long term too. Just like garden design, it takes time to get to know a client, survey the scene and then construct a dynamic, well structured garden. What you see on my website is a beautifully slick and smoothly functioning site which catalogues my professional work and gives me a unique personal sounding board that I feel confident to use.
Natalie has also tutored me on the upkeep of the site at my pace, taking it stage by stage so I can add information when I have time. I’m enjoying writing posts in WordPress and collecting new ideas for the blog and am even starting to enjoy the marketing side and slowly understanding some of the workings of SEO.
The website is a perfectly functioning aesthetic portfolio of my work and is a work of art in itself. It has enabled me to engage and develop my business. Working with Natalie has been a very valuable experience.”
Carol Whitehead, Garden Designer and Artist
“Natalie has worked with us as a freelance designer for over five years. Throughout this time she has been an extremely helpful and enthusiastic member of our design team, turning her skills to anything from creating campaign concepts, designing brochures and magazines to artworking complex charity DM packs. She has a friendly, easy-going personality which means both colleagues and clients enjoy working with her. I have no hesitation in recommending Natalie to anyone looking for someone with all-round design and artworking skills.”
Roger Hulbert, Director, Red and Green Marketing
“Since our introduction to Natalie she has been a huge benefit to the company. We have thrown numerous projects at her, from designing a new company logo to feminine prints for clothing. She has undertaken all tasks in her stride with a great outcome.”
Nigel Newton, Design Manager, Echo Sourcing
“We’ve had the pleasure of employing Natalie on a number of projects over the last 10 years. We keep coming back because she always gets to grips with the brief quickly and gives us creative and insightful solutions.
We get the results we are looking for with the minimum of fuss.”
Andrew Zerpa-Falcon, General Manager,
Victoria Trading Ltd – Bonny Group
“Ginger & Fig has been a revelation to us as a business! Our marketing was virtually non-existent and needed to be brought forward. Natalie provided us with a fantastic logo that is now proudly placed on everything from letterheads to banners. She revamped our trade catalogue, completely changing the format to make it an attractive and user friendly aid for our customers. She has painstakingly designed, assembled and nurtured our website for us and the result is a fantastic site that we can update and refresh ourselves on a weekly basis. She continues to work with us and has just designed our new catalogue as well as moving our website forward in 2013. We’d be lost without her!”
Simon Sutcliffe, Proprietor, How Green Nursery
“Natalie came to us during a very busy time and effortlessly established herself as a vital member of the team. Working on a wide variety of projects including prospectuses, brochures, multi-volume text books, signage and branding, she was forthcoming in offering solutions to briefs based on an obvious wealth of design experience. She has an excellent rapport with other members of staff and has proven to be both a dependable freelancer and an invaluable resource for our company. I would recommend her without reservation.”