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Marshall Strome MD, MS, FACS

You are really terrific. It was a treat working with you. Not only was everything professional but we were treated like family.
- Marshall Strome MD, MS, FACS - Professor and Chairman Emeritus Cleveland Clinic Head and Neck Institute, Co-Founder and CEO Aero-Di-Namics (ADN), Chairman Scientific Advisory Board Medrobotics, Director Head and Neck Surgery Mount Sinai, Roosevelt Hospitals, NYC

Discovery Networks

Val Waterman of Answers Design Group has done phenomenal work for the Discovery Networks Ad Sales Marketing team for the past seven years. Quality is very important to us. Val's creativity in developing sponsorships templates, flash animated videos and presentation formats, all reach the highest standards of quality, while conforming to tight deadlines, and within established budgets. She is truly a key member of our marketing team.  
- Ian Parmiter - Vice President, Ad Sales Marketing

Discovery Communications

Val Waterman of Answers Design Group has been a tremendous partner in helping create presentations for our clients. She is smart, creative, has a strong work ethic and is always happy to help us. She is also great when it comes to dealing with deadlines and heavy volume of work - she never complains and always keeps a positive vibe. She has been a big asset for my team over the years!
- John Chianese - Sales Director, Discovery Solutions

The Magnusson Group

I have known Val through a networking group we both belonged to.  Each meeting, she arrived with her big jewelry and bigger heart, always offering to help her associates.  She was a shining star at every meeting. I knew a lot of “coaches” and considered a few.  Val was a standout.  I wanted to standout.  It was a no-brainer.  I asked for her help. An educational/promotional presentation project I’ve been tackling for 2 years was about to come to fruition.  I wasn’t afraid of public speaking, I was afraid of messing up, of not being perfect. I had a fear that I wouldn’t be able to make a coherent presentation. In addition, I was intimidated by the audience and the well-known and respected speaker I was “opening” for.   I needed to learn how to present, not just read my notes and speak. Val quickly identified and tore down my personal insecurity barriers and imbued me with confidence.  She analyzed my PowerPoint and unearthed the most exciting highlights.  She taught me how to edit and emphasize specific parts of my stories without losing context.  She not only taught me how to organize my notes and memorize them, but, to speak from my heart and brain.  She totally sharpened my pencil!  Three sessions later, I was ready! The result was a successful presentation, several follow-up engagements and the headliner hiring our firm! Hire Val!
- Lynn Magnusson - CEO, The Magnusson Group

Global Financial Services Firm

You really worked hard to raise the bar for quality on this project (multimedia dvd). And, it's always a pleasure working with you. You really listen to your clients, understand their needs and provide a product that's creative, engaging and right on target
- Amalia Duarte - Communications Director

Strategic Marketing/Design group (SMDgroup)

Val is a talented designer with a strong sense of how concepts and ideas are best presented for maximum results. Professional, flexible, fun to work with and accommodating, you will get more than you expected when you work with Val. Her client relationship skills and ability to get to the root of the needs make her a valuable asset for anyone interested in improving their overall presentation of their product/services. I highly recommend her.
- Paula Portner - Senior Managing Director of Marketing

Bar Sky Enterprises

Answers Design Group possesses the rare ability and insight to transform complex marketing communication issues into compelling sales collateral tools for both website development, digital and more traditional print campaigns.They take ownership of client problems and consistently delivers the intangible creative quotient which enables clients to leverage market share, customer loyalty and bottom line results. They also demonstrate an unusual flexibility to address client needs in an era when available budgets are constrained.
- Richard Barsky - Principal / Founder

Straight Up Consulting

As a startup company, Straight Up Consulting hired Answers Design to develop a ground up website. As a novice in website design, I relied on a team that had patience and the ability to listen to our goals. Although they have a strong technical and design background, we were able to communicate on “my” level which reassured me that this was the right company to work with. A further testimonial to their professionalism, is to note that even after the website was completed, they continue to answer our questions in a timely fashion. As our market expands, I will use Answers Design to update our website and draw upon their strategic programming required to have a successful business.  
- Bob Cangemi - President

Firm Foundations, LLC

Do you like to laugh while working with someone? Answer "yes" and Val is the person to work on your website, develop your promotion materials and help you write and practice a 30 second networking intro that is sure to draw prospects to you.
- Jack Frost - President

One River School of Art and Design

When I was starting One River School, I needed a firm that could provide hands on design and development services but also think strategically about my business.  Answers Design Group was the perfect choice.  They work hard, stay on budget, and provide thoughtful service.  Most importantly, they genuinely care about my success, and as a result I would use them again.  
- Matt Ross - Founder & CEO

IT Performance

Answers Design Group provided excellent, actionable guidance on the design of IT Performance's marketing materials and website. They are creative, professional and easy to work with, and they pay attention to detail, keeps commitments, and deliver!
- Paul Fitterer - Principal

Douglas Economy

I am very happy with the website that Answers Design Group created for me.  Valerie Waterman has an uncanny ability to resonate with her clients.  This manifests most importantly in her capacity to understand, sense, feel, intuit, interpret and finally project what her client and their business "is all about".  For Valerie it's the subtleties and the nuances that count.  "What are the deeper levels of truth that define my clients and their business, and how can I help to express that it words and particularly in visuals?', is the question Ms. Waterman continually asks herself.    That's when this lady gets very creative. Not only with her own ideas / pictures, but more importantly, to express the client's vision as a co-creation or co-visioning. In my case, Valerie was able to express with her graphics the vision, and the strong feelings of purpose and meaning that I have about my work. They are indeed fabulous and have been praised by many viewers.   Valerie Waterman resonates with her clients in other ways as well.  She always has an up-beat, positive and can-do energy.  That means that she will do anything in her power to make the project as co-envisioned possible.  In short, she is a lot of fun to work with.    
- Douglas Economy - Holistic Psychotherapist & Life Coach

Applied Dynamics Solutions, Inc.

I have worked with Answers Design Group  on several creative and graphic design projects for our clients and they are true professionals. I can always count on their team to deliver a great product despite tight schedules. Val is a great listener and has an out-of-the-box creative mind. Great person to work with, I highly recommend Answer Design Group's services.
- Michael Baresh - Manager, Web Technologies

Win Win Mediation

We were referred to Answers Design Group by two trusted sources.  We needed a professional web site that would describe what we do, serve our clients and reflect who we are in a tasteful way. Val really listened. She came to my office and spent time getting to know our business and me personally. She had a tactful way of redirecting when needed. She worked on our timetable, yet kept it moving without pressure.  She had infinite amounts of patience!  We are overwhelmed with the result and the cost was fair and well worth it!  I highly recommend Answers Design Group.        
- Joan G. Geiger, Esq. - Accredited Professional Mediator

Stepping Stone Capital, LLC

Answers Design Group's team was both extremely timely and very thoughtful and interactive through our website development process. I would not hesitate to hire them again or recommend them  to others.
- George Peng, CFA - Principal

Sister To Sister Have A Heart Foundation

Working with Val Waterman of Answers Design Group has always been a pleasure. She really listens and understands what messages we were trying to convey through graphic design, and was very responsive and punctual. Val is very professional and maintains high standards. I really felt that during the times we worked together, she took on our cause of fighting heart disease in women as her own and strived to do her best work.
- Lisa M. Townsend - Director of Marketing Communications

Alpha Working Dogs, LLC

While working on the Financial Literacy Symposium held at RVCC, Val put together all of the graphics, documents, program book and web site for the Financial Literacy Partnership and did an outstanding job. Our documents were professional, crisp, clean and clear. Val stepped up when this volunteer work extended into the wee hours on many occasions. Val has wonderful insight into design and works towards meeting all of your goals
- Kenny Lee - Owner, General Manager

J.S. Designs, LLC

I hired Valerie Waterman of Answers Design Group to design my website. Now, this sounds pretty straight forward, but it had to be done in ONE week. Val and her partners rose to the occasion and developed a website that would have taken most web designers several weeks. She did not blink when I shared with her the tight deadline; but rather, she said let's make a list and get started immediately. She spent long days and nights...and very early mornings to meet the deadline. She never complained, even when I missed a couple of my deadlines to provide her with materials. She made what could have been a stressful project completely enjoyable. In addition to her incredible creativity, mastery of web technology and solid business knowledge, she is patient, kind and always upbeat. Val's personality make her one in a million!
- Jill Stamos - Principal

RAC3 Group

Answers Design Group helped me prepare a dynamite set of three presentations I was making via webinar. The look and feel perfectly captured me and the spirit of my presentations. Val and her team are also a joy and lots of fun to work with and can be counted on to deliver a quality product that exceeds expectations every time!
- Richard Allan Canter, PCC, NCOC - Owner

Chatham Print & Design

Connecting with a client when doing creative work is critical. Val is outstanding at understanding her clients and their businesses.That way, she can create pieces that address their specific needs and concerns and meet their goals. The pieces also look amazing, which is critical in this highly visual and competitive era! On top of all that.....Val is such a pleasure to work with.
- Susan Kessel - Owner

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