“It is my pleasure to provide an unqualified reference on behalf of Lynne Menefee. I worked with Lynne for more than six years (since 2000). She is the sole designer for the University of Maryland, College of Education materials, having created the College’s entire set of publications: brochures, invitations, envelopes, reports, posters and fliers, and she developed printed programs for several high-priority events.
She is a very skilled and adept graphic designer that offers outstanding customer service to her clients, making every job easy to manage and cost-effective. In fact, one of the reasons we renewed our contract with her year after year is because she continued to find ways to make our pieces very high quality by using creative techniques and sound judgment so that we consistently came in under budget.
Her knowledge of both offset and digital printing processes serves her clients well-she knows how to turn jobs around quickly and make the best use of my time. In a sense, she becomes an expert on the client, in our case, the College of Education, so I was able to ask her to create pieces with little direction and because she understands our needs, she was able to produce outstanding pieces that met our requirements and satisfied our Dean’s wishes.
The College has received many, many comments on our printed pieces and we know our invitations are eye-catching and effective because we get good attendance at our alumni and development events. Our alumni newsletter, Endeavors, is well-received and is an example of a cost-effective piece mailed three times a year to more than 30,000 alumni. I just can’t say enough good things about the relationship we’ve had with her over the years, it has been most productive and her work has advanced the reputation and awareness of the College of Education.
I would be happy to offer additional comments about Lynne’s professionalism and expertise. Please feel free to send me an email.”