Testimonials

Yvonne Hutchins – Wellbeing Consultant

Chrystel was my guardian angel – she helped me choose and design my logo and business cards. I had an idea of what I might like but Chrystel really ‘got’ me, and helped me express myself effortlessly. Now I have confidence in presenting myself, as before I felt as if I had many hats, but didn’t know how to put everything under one umbrella. She also set up my website domain, hosting and my Facebook page, she’s brilliant at technology! She is very gifted, patient and uplifting, the perfect person to help you create you. Chrystel is my go to person and I highly recommend working with her.

Lorraine Fisher – i-CRC Consultants

Chrystel from Plum Design & Publishing met all our expectations. The initial consultation was professional and creative. Chrystel was knowledgeable and personable finding solutions rather than problems. The rebranding project was completed in a timely manner and was exceptional value for money.

Suzanne Cambray – Nutritionist, Arbonne RVP

Chrystel’s work is extremely professional, of a very high standard and uniquely creative. I have found her work to be absolutely perfect for my business every time. I would not hesitate to use Plum Design & Publishing again.

Adrian Keeling – Marketing Specialist at Bestof Woking

Chrystel created a really professional PowerPoint presentation for a training course I was giving. She understood my requirements, was fast and efficient and the end result was a very smart presentation that I could never have achieved without her help.

Simone Comley – Interior Designer

Chrystel worked tirelessly to create a sophisticated and eye catching brand for my company. She designed business cards, created a professional website and set up all of the social media required for my business. She is professional and friendly and was a tremendous help getting my business off the ground and showing me how I can manage and update the website myself. I would highly recommend Chrystel, she made my dream of starting my own business come true!

Phil Gowler – Timeline© Therapist, Hypnotherapist, NLP Practitioner and Coach

I asked Chrystel in May 2015 to completely redesign the website I had done myself (badly!) and also design my online branding, not only on the website but on all my social media platforms.

The result was fantastic, and I am exceedingly pleased with the hard work that she has put in. I am now supremely confident that my website represents me in a very positive and professional way.

She made the design process very easy, she asked me what I wanted, and came back with several alternatives, all of which were excellent. She listened to what I needed, and advised me well as to whether my ideas were realistic or not.

In the end she delivered a website and social media that exceeded my expectations.

And to finish it all off, she took me through the WordPress site so that I can make changes and additions myself, as and when I need to.

If you are serious about being in business, a professional online brand is vital. Chrystel gave me just that and I would recommend her to anyone.

Text message received from Phil Gowler in August 2015:

Hi Chrystel, your website design has got me another invitation to join another therapy centre. They found it easily on Google and were impressed with the content. Well done!

Vanessa Hunt – CRM Trainer and Marketing Consultant

I was very pleased with the logo and business card design that Plum Design & Publishing created for me. Chrystel demonstrates great attention to detail. She really took time to understand my branding requirements, finding a font and clean, modern design that suited my needs perfectly. The blue butterfly also looks great on my website! I highly recommend Chrystel.

Nick Dawson – Managing Director, Bilfinger Project Investments

Chrystel, the owner of Plum Design & Publishing has completed a number of assignments for us since its formation in 2013, the most complex of which was the creation of a 70 page souvenir photo book, which needed to reflect both the variety of the company’s achievements, and also the contribution made by the staff.  This work required a huge amount of research through 15 years of archives, the sifting out of suitable images, and the presentation of the selected material in an aesthetically pleasing manner. The Executive Management was delighted with the book which was distributed to 200 staff. I have previously worked with Chrystel over eight years, and have always found her a pleasure to work with, very committed, very capable and full of good ideas.  She knows instinctively when something looks right, and can quickly remedy the situations where it doesn’t.

I highly recommend Chrystel for her friendly approach, strong work ethic and high commitment to get the best results for her clients.

Nick Oliver – The Radical Coach

Copy of Nick Oliver’s acknowledgement for my work in his book:

Finally, the way this book looks, the cover, the formatting, the aesthetics, are all down to Chrystel Melhuish, Owner of Plum Design & Publishing Ltd and I am both amazed at the work she has done and grateful to her for immeasurably improving the way the book looks and reads!

Sue Salamon – Founder and Managing Director at Boutique Business Consultancy

Chrystel has taken my own homemade version on an ebook and turned it into a professional and visually stunning document. She was very approachable and friendly and offered me really good advice on improving the overall look. She kept me up to date on progress along the way and delivered the finished product in a short timescale. I highly recommend working with Chrystel.

Dr. Leah Akinlonu – Consultant Psychiatrist

Chrystel created a brand logo for me. I was very pleased with her understanding and interpretation of my brand. Chrystel worked with my initial idea and then made a number of helpful recommendations along the way. She was clear and responsive in her communication. I am very pleased with the end result.

Diana Earnshaw – Natural Health Advisor, retired RN and Health Event Organiser

At the beginning of 2015, I decided to host natural health exhibitions in Reading. I am a natural health advisor and treat people with health problems by advising on diet and lifestyle, so this seemed a good way forward for me. I met Chrystel at a networking meeting. I really liked her quiet but confident approach and we chatted about the exhibition and what I might need. A logo for the event was paramount. Chrystel has an interest in natural health and completely understood what I was trying to achieve. She asked relevant questions to ascertain my vision for the logo and then set about its design. I was thrilled with the result. It was perfect and many people have commented positively on it. After the logo came leaflets, posters and banners. All have been absolutely right for my event. I have no hesitation in recommending Chrystel.

Helen Reynolds – Style Coach

I have used Plum Design & Publishing several times over the last six months and have been delighted with the work, including my e-book cover design and opt-in box, sales pages and Powerpoint presentations. Chrystel is very easy to deal with, always delivers a high standard of work and always on time. I have already recommended Plum Design & Publishing to others and will continue to do so.

Shush Arya – International Speaker and Trainer, Network Marketing Professional

Chrystel is a highly talented graphic designer who tunes into your needs. Because of her marketing experience she delivers excellent work that enhances my business branding. I would highly recommend Chrystel.

Su Mills – the natural gp

Chrystel re-designed my logo at very short notice. She produced quite a number of options / choices for me, that were all fabulous and made the decision of choosing one very difficult!

The logo was modern, innovative, out-of-the-box thinking and very stylish. As I have known Chrystel a number of years, she understood my personality and exactly what I wanted to portray in my logo.

I have no hesitation at all recommending Chrystel. She is trustworthy, professional, thorough and extremely reliable.

Fletcher Easton – Director, Mews Moves & Storage

We asked Chrystel to create a new logo for us and she came up with something we really liked and have had a lot of positive feedback about the overall look and feel of the companies image. Very pleased, a pleasure to work with and she brings a little bit of je ne sais pas!?!

Mark Wainwright – Spiritual Healer and retired Accountant

I am writing to thank you for the design project that you completed for me. It was impressive.

Anthony Chadwick, The Webinar Vet – Experienced Veterinary Webinar CPD provider and Veterinary Dermatologist

Chrystel has helped me put together really eye catching PowerPoint presentations when I am lecturing. Her service is always quick and reliable. She is the PowerPoint queen!

Bruce Dickinson – Senior Vice President, Bilfinger Project Investments Inc.

Working with Chrystel was a great experience as she was always ready to go the extra mile in contributing to the overall team. She is very professional in meeting briefs and deadlines and brings a high degree of flair and creativity to her work.

Nikki Huggett – Project Manager at SMMT Ltd

I worked with Chrystel about 6 years ago and whilst I was only with the company on a temporary contract, Chrystel has remained a valued contact and friend who made my experience (in the first full-time job out of university) pleasurable and was very welcoming to the team. Chrystel always had a keen eye for detail and design and a friendly yet structured approach to the projects she worked on with Bilfinger and will certainly transfer these skills to her latest projects. I wish Chrystel all the best on her adventures with her own business and highly recommend for her passion and ambition.

Tim Sharpe – Managing Director at Bilfinger Asset Management Ltd

Chrystel has a great eye for detail and is able to combine this with a creative approach to the design of documents and all types of presentations.

Chris Rhead – Chris Rhead Consultancy Services

Chrystel worked on a range of high profile PFI bids with me at Bilfinger Project Investments, her experience, expertise and professionalism was invaluable in helping us achieve our high success rate in winning bids.

Monica Rafiq – Commercial Property Match Director

Chrystel is a person that works efficiently and consistently serves to deliver the best through her work. I have been fortunate to have Chrystel design and produce some excellent brochures for my past marketing campaigns. She comes highly recommended, is an excellent communicator and her brilliant design skills are a huge asset.

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