"Custom design. Attention to detail. Outstanding turnaround...
These are not always qualities that you associate with a design agency, but they are when you're dealing with Karen Childs. Having worked with Karen for over 10 years, I have found her to be both committed and dedicated, and most importantly she is mindful of the busy environment that her clients often work in. She has assisted me in getting through many sticky situations with quick service, professional advice and unprecedented turnarounds when it comes to urgent jobs. She is an expert in her given field, and often came up with signage and creative solutions that I would never have thought of - a service that any normal agency would charge you a small fortune for, but with Karen, it's all part of the service! On the client side, it's rare in this day and age to receive service that can be considered 'above and beyond' - but without a doubt, I can truly say that this was the experience that I had working with Karen.
If I had to summarise my thoughts on Karen then I could probably do so in just two words - 'Karen Delivers'. Simple as that - she delivers jobs to brief, delivers on time and delivers with minimum fuss. She can complete tasks to brief first time around which can be invaluable in saving clients' time, so much so that she can well and truly be considered an extension of your creative team."
"I have used Karen's design skills for several years. From the simplest job, removing unwanted references from a supplier's poster, to redesigning the complete work - Karen has executed high quality work in the shortest possible time frame.
Requests to design advertising material from a vague notion and a little product knowledge have produced first class results that have attracted new clients to my business and improved our sales.
I have even been asked by some of my European suppliers for permission to use Karen's designs in their sales and promotional work in Europe and they have been delighted with the results."
"I have had the pleasure of working with Karen Childs for over 10 years. Working within the shopping industry with high demands, Karen has always been able to produce impeccable work through creative campaigns and high priority short-time requests and deadlines.
As I have changed from different properties to different companies Karen has been one of my only contractors I have taken to my new roles.
Karen comes highly recommended as truly one of the most professional, creative and respectable designers I have come across in my professional career."
"I have worked with Karen for many years - she is hard working, reliable and is great fun to work with. Karen understands her clients' needs and will deliver a fantastic product on time, every time. Karen will communicate with you clearly every step of the way to ensure you get the best quality product and the process is smooth and easy. There are not many people in business that you can trust implicitly but Karen is one of the rare few."
"I have worked with Karen for approximately 6 years across various roles and properties and have always been extremely happy with her service, she is the kind of supplier who really is one in a million and a real partner in your business. She really listens and understands your issues and then delivers a solution which is often better than the one requested. Many times she has improved on my briefs, budgets and timelines, seeming to have an innate understanding of what I needed and what would work for me.
If I had to describe Karen in one or two words, it would be as a life saver. From the small to the big jobs, Karen has never failed to deliver exceptionally fast turnaround and high quality work. Many times Karen has come to the rescue with innovative signage solutions, and delivered on jobs other suppliers would have said was impossible.
I'm thrilled to see Karen return to the industry and can't recommend her highly enough."
"Karen and the Pickle Factory are FANTASTIC! Karen understood my requirements exactly in designing the artwork, flyers and business cards I needed to get started in my own business. After one meeting, she produced the design and layouts for all the above. I didn't want or need to change a thing...The completed package arrived at my door in 3 days from our first contact - just awesome!
I already have three commissions generated from the flyers, which is proof that Karen's designs work!!
For spot on design, speedy turnaround and competitive pricing, you can't beat Karen and the Pickle Factory."
"Karen designed my business logo going off vague directions from me ("I'd like some swirly bits") and some unclear existing graphics. The work was done quickly, professionally and for a reasonable price, and I love the end result.
Karen also designed Christmas cards for my business in 2010 and I was really proud to be able to send them out to my new and prospective clients."
"Newtown Flicks has nothing but praise for the crew at the Pickle Factory. In short, they're fantastic. You see we're a not-for-profit organisation and still working out our website and poster ideas. They were more than happy to offer advice and inputs to our design mix. We've subsequently engaged them for elements of our website design and their product is 1st class. And, with our limited resources, their 'value for money' attitude has been greatly appreciated.
The Pickle Factory - Three Thumbs Up!!"
"The Pickle Factory has provided graphic design services for both myself and my clients' businesses. Karen always ensures she has a full understanding of the brief and produces high quality work in record time. Karen has completed jobs in 2 hours that other companies have taken weeks to complete. Working with The Pickle Factory is a pleasure and Karen has a wealth of knowledge about the technical aspects of print and production, which ensures jobs are completed without a hiccup! I have worked with Karen since 2004 and would recommend her to any business who wants a graphic designer that is not only speedy and professional but also great value!"