Testimonials

This page is included to offer you reassurance. Graphic design testimonials are hard to ask for – but greatly appreciated when given.

Anne NewtonRichmond Chamber has sourced graphic designs from Annette and every time they have ‘hit the mark.’

Anne Newton, CEO, Richmond Chamber of Commerce

“I would thoroughly recommend Annette’s work. On ‘The Festival Book’ she ‘got’ the brief straight away and the combination her creative input, eye for detail, and in-depth appreciation of production processes meant that we could totally trust her to deliver!”
Phil Lord Senior Design Manager, Transworld Publications Ltd.

Be James“The design is fantastic, I love the layout, quotes and bullets. Annette is a great expert in her field who totally understands what a design needs to communicate beyond the words. Her insights helped me to really see what my first business book could look like! It was an enjoyable and enlightening discovery process.”
Bev James, Entrepreneur and Millionnaire Mentor

I would like to record my sincere thanks and appreciation for all your imagination, hard work and enthusiasm. I am sure you realised from people’s reactions how well the brochure seems to have been received…its success is due in large measure to your design. I hope we shall be able to embark on another project before too long.

Nicholas Moss, Head of Policy Management, BBC Television

Ivor TurnerThank you for meeting an unrealistic time line and a job well done.

Ivor Turner, Senior General Manager, The Lensbury

Joanne HensonI asked Annette to carry out a re-brand on my two books, and to come up with a design concept which could be used for a whole series of books. Annette “got” what I was looking for straight away, and came up with a design which accurately reflected the tone and content of the books and which could be easily adapted to suit each of the books in the series. She has been professional, prompt and helpful throughout, and has a great eye for detail. Annette did the covers and typesetting for my books and I couldn’t be more thrilled with them. Can’t recommend her highly enough.

Joanne Henson, Publisher and Author, WYE Publishing

Jacquie BloeseI have had the pleasure of working with Annette on the Scholastic ELT Readers series for many years and during that time she has proved to be creative, co-operative, flexible, professional and great fun! I would thoroughly recommend her to any publishers looking for an experienced and reliable designer with excellent communication skills.

Jacquie Bloese, ELT Publisher, Scholastic

Julia JonesIt’s SO good to have lovely brochures! All the hard work on them has resulted in just what we needed – lots of bookings! 

Julia Jones, Owner, Iceland Traveller

I’ve worked with Annette on several marketing communications projects. She is a true professional on the design side and, importantly, communicative at all stages of a project. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Annette for graphic design projects.

Alison Davey, Marketing Adviser, Real Eyes Marketing

I first started working with Annette in 2008 when I set up my business. She did such a fantastic job creating my logo, letterhead and business cards that I have since gone back to her for more graphic design work…  Annette is highly creative, knowledgeable and professional and her attention to detail and client care is excellent. I look forward to continuing to work with Annette as my business grows.

Hayley Manning, Business Owner, Hayley Manning Ltd

Annette has been an absolutely crucial contributor to my book’s overall success. I knew from day one that my book needed to look colourful, interesting and vibrant, and Annette, with her simply amazing design, achieved this and more. Her attention to detail and ability to interpret my ideas are second to none. Annette has been a vital part of my dream team, and I have no hesitation in recommending that she becomes part of your team too.

Emma Wimhurst, Entrepreneur and Mentor

I have worked with Annette Peppis since she was Managing Designer at BBC Books, and I would recommend her highly. When I commission design she is my first choice to turn to, both for her fresh, lively layouts and her approach to enhancing the editorial needs of each project, and for her enthusiasm, positive spirit and management skills in working under tight time schedules.

Emma Shackleton, Business Owner, Reach! Coaching

I hired Annette to design my new logo and business cards and am completely, madly, thoroughly in love with them. She made sure that my logo/cards reflect my own personality and style, while genuinely listening and understanding what I wanted – but also wasn’t afraid to deploy her knowledge and experience if she knew what I was asking for wouldn’t quite work. Thoroughly recommend Annette.

Sheree Lowe, Business Owner, Sundowner

Thank you for doing such a wonderful job on my invitation for the event at Sheen Uncovered. I gave you very short notice, and I didn’t really have any idea what sort of thing I wanted, but you rapidly presented me with two excellent ideas, and I just had to choose between them. I was so pleased with it, and many clients and friends have commented on how attractive and professional it looks. I am certain it enhanced the credibility and professionalism of House of Colour, Chiswick.

Thank you for responding so speedily to my needs, for producing a design that was feminine yet professional, and for easing the execution by liaising closely with the printer. I have no hesitation in recommending you as a graphic designer, as you have a wealth of experience, you come up with imaginative, cost-effective ideas, and you are easy to work with.

Joan D’Olier, Image Consultant, House of Colour

Alexandra ChalfontIn Annette’s training module, learning to use Mailchimp was a comfortable, relaxed experience, bliss for a non-techie person. Supportive, patient and human 121 support made it an enjoyable and very useful session.

Alexandra Chalfont, Founder, EngAgeingOnline

I enjoy working closely with Annette on the Galley Club committee, she is always interested, knowledgeable and coming up with many useful ideas. Recently she redesigned our logo and website www.galleyclub.co.uk which has been created without too much fuss in exactly the ideal style for the needs of the society. I would certainly use her again and would not hesitate in recommending her to others.

Mark Gedye, Chairman, Galley Club

When I contacted you, the Disability Resource Team had had the same logo on all its products for 15 years, so it was definitely time to rebrand and relaunch. You were very knowledgeable, patient and honest about how you thought we should proceed. It can’t have been easy explaining logo designs to the uninitiated, but you did succeed, and even came up with new name badge inserts the same afternoon, which is totally going the extra mile. We now have a new logo, new business cards, headed paper, compliment slips and a superb new leaflet. You made the whole process so easy by seeing it through from the discussion stages to delivery of the finished products. I shall certainly use you again, and will be recommending you to my colleagues and contacts. Thank you, Annette – you’re most definitely the best.

Maurice Press, Director, Disability Resource Team

Laura SummersAnnette is quite simply a great designer. She has a brilliant eye for what looks good, and quickly understands a brief and the brand behind the brief. Highly recommended.Laura Summers, Co-founder of BookMachine and BookMachine Works

graphic design testimonial from Penny Haslam“Annette designed the cover and text pages for my book. I absolutely love the final eye-catching and design, which has been positively commented on by readers many times. She was easy to work with, understood the brief straightaway and was patient with me during the process. I went on to commission more marketing materials: a roller banner, bookmarks and 3D mock-ups of the books. As a result, my overall branding is strong. I’ll return to Peppis Designworks every time for design input; I really enjoyed working with Annette and have no hesitation in recommending her.
Penny Haslam, Award winning motivational speaker

Sam HunterAnnette Peppis is delightful, a pleasure to work with. She finds time to fit in the difficult and anticipates the neglectful client. She is creative in the true sense of the word, a great right arm, making the ordinary come to life. I thoroughly recommend her.
Sam Hunter, Founder, The Tomato Pill Company

graphic design testimonial from Charlotte Knowles“I was a complete novice in publishing and was working on an extra curricular project to support a key stakeholder. Annette was kind and logical in her approach and helped take me through the process start to finish, producing a small run of books on the history and nutritional science of blueberries. Lovely lady to work with and a very effective communicator.”
Charlotte Knowles, Head of Brand and Marketing, Berryworld

Karen HeatonData Protection 4 Business engaged Peppis Designworks to design marketing materials for a business event with Santander. We were delighted with the responsiveness, creativity and final result. Consequently, we have already recommended Annette to a partner organisation! Great work – thank you.
Karen Heaton, Director, Data Protection 4 Business Ltd.

Andrew PanruckerAnnette was easy to work with, readily identifying what I was looking for in the new brochure and quickly producing a draft copy for review. The new brochure has been well received, by both customers and staff, while the smaller size has proved popular. We’ve been distributing the new brochure to our business contacts in a series of face to face meetings and we are already getting new business as a result.
Andrew Panrucker, Manager, AST Stairlifts

graphic design testimonial from Janine Woodcock“Thank you for all the work you did to help create my book,The Power of Choices. I’m getting superb reactions when people see the cover, and the internal layouts and online workbook look fab too.”
Janine Woodcock, Professional Coach, Speaker and Writer

In my role as Editorial Manager I commissioned Annette for design work and she produced a number of high quality and creative cover and text designs for the lifestyle and personal development list at Pearson Education. She is a pleasure to work with, following briefs closely while injecting her innovative design ideas into all projects she worked on. Her standout quality is the ability to ensure that a good-looking design onscreen translates well in print.

Julie Knight, Editorial Manager, Pearson Education

“Annette has been an inspiration for my website design, book re-branding and various publishing services. Always positive, creative and efficient. She is a delight to work with.”

Anthony Shorter, Publisher, Iris Publishing

Annette has redesigned our club logo and website and done a wonderful job. The graphics are superb and the new up and running website is attractive and easy to use.

Valerie Scott, Chairman, Teddington Sub Aqua Club

I recommend Annette Peppis. She is reliable, affordable and you will be delighted with the end result.

Gary Morgan, Business Owner, Gary Morgan Training

Annette works on our best-selling 101 series and has developed successful new formats for one of our key brands. She’s always friendly and enthusiastic, even under pressure from a tight schedule.

Laura Higginson, Project Editor, BBC Books

It’s been a real pleasure working with Annette on my memoir. She has transformed my typewritten pages into a colourful, beautifully designed volume with photographs and subtle design motifs.  It is thrilling to see it now as a book that can be a treasure for family members for years to come.  Annette has been so helpful and easy to work with, clearly explaining the process and very patient. I could not have found a better designer for this book.

Christine Wood, Author

Thank you very much for your help. We think the finished version of the powerpoint looked really good.

Nathan Sproule, Surveyor, Brittain Hadley

Merle NygateAnnette listens to the brief and delivers creatively, skilfully and on time. She’s a pleasure to work with and I look forward to working with her again.

Merle Nygate, Script Editor and Writer

After four years with the same business card design I decided it was time for a change. I did not have much idea about the look of the card, but I felt that you instinctively knew the look I wanted. You submitted two designs within 24 hours, one of which I chose immediately. You advised on change of font, colour and also showed me paper swatches, telling me why you thought one was superior to another. You even liaised with the printer so the cards were delivered on time. Your professionalism and knowledge were most impressive, and I am delighted we have such a good designer on board. I would have no hesitation in recommending your creative skills to clients and friends.

Christine Smith, Ultimate Water

Richard LittledaleAnnette’s work was meticulously prepared and promptly delivered. A real pleasure to work with her.

Richard Littledale, Minister, Teddington Baptist Church

The books are all looking good and selling well. Thank you for all your hard work.

Lesley Andrews, Publisher, Rowan Tree Publishing

I’m really thrilled with the end product: you have done a brilliant job. Well done!

Nicole Jones, Publisher

I wanted to say how pleased I am with my new flyers. The quality of the finish is the best I have ever had and I can’t wait to start handing them out. My first fair is tomorrow evening so they will have their debut and I’m sure they will get a really positive response. I really like your style and the professional manner in which you operate. Thanks again for your hard work and flexibility.

Trudi Harrison, Business Owner, Cakes by Trudi

A highly talented designer who takes a collaborative approach and has a great understanding of editorial requirements, Annette is very focused, with a terrific ability to adapt her style to the needs of each project. Her positive attitude and ‘can do’ approach make her a pleasure to work with and she has been a real ally on the books we have worked on together.

Sarah Sutton,  Editorial Consultant and Author

Annette is extremely professional in both her work and in her dealings with clients. She has great expertise and demonstrates attention to detail at all times. I would highly recommend Annette.

Gaynor Cavanagh, Business Owner, GCA

I am happy to inform you that one of your entries in the competition has been selected for an RSA-Radcliffe Award for Graphic Excellence in Music Publishing. It is: ‘The Rockschool Sessions, Cartwright/Thomas/Nicholls’. Congratulations on your success.

Christopher Lucas, Secretary, Royal Society of Arts