Who says what
"Sara was a pleasure to work with and she produced some incredible pieces for us. She was easy to work with and took feedback and direction very well, while also providing her own expertise and opinion which enhanced the final product."
Communications and Stewardship
Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation
“Sara is wonderful to work with (flexible, efficient, and affordable) and she is excellent at being creative within existing branding guidelines. We used her services for a number of campaigns and have been really impressed with the results (in fact, staff and members of the public often ask for copies of her posters and other work).”
Vice President Public Affairs
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
"I've had the privilege of working with Sara on several projects - each time Sara has been able to translate our vision, words, and ideas into beautiful graphics. Sara has an incredible talent and I would highly recommend Sara for any design work."
Program and Communications Associate
The Change Foundation
"Simply put, Sara is one of the most creative people I know. Originally, I hired Sara to do some creative development and graphic design work as a freelancer, and I went on to hire her at Holland Bloorview. She produces great, creative work in an uber efficient manner. She can take a seed of an idea, and create something brilliant. Working with Sara is fun, and the end product is always fantastic."
“I've been fortunate enough to have worked with many talented designers over the last 15 years, but Sara is in a league of her own. My design needs are often complex and Sara consistently and intuitively knows what I want and delivers a finished product that exceeds my expectations every time. Her creativity, efficiency and attention to detail have made every project we have worked on both a success and a pleasure.”
Director of Business Development
“Sara designed our first-ever annual report and the results are fantastic. Her management of the project was great and we couldn't be happier with the creativity and look of the final report. Definitely someone we would love to work with again.”
Marketing & Communications Manager
“Sara is extremely creative, imaginative and hard-working. In addition to her creative strengths, Sara is also task-oriented, can handle several projects simultaneously and always meets deadlines.”
Vice President Research
Bloorview Research Institute
“Anyone who works with Sara can rely on her completely to follow-through with projects that are imaginative and well-planned out. Sara is a great collaborator – professional, enthusiastic about new directions, and never shy with great ideas. Sara has the rare combination of immense creative talent and great project management skill. You definitely want her on your team.”
Manager Communications and Public Affairs
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
"Oh my God, the work is stunning! You have made my day! You are amazing and I will recommend you to anyone!"
The Autism Acceptance Project
"Discovering Sara Purves has been the best face lift for the Amici Chamber Ensemble ever! Amici has been looking for a new, clean corporate, yet very Artistic approach to its image. Sara not only designed its new brochure but a fabulous striking new logo! Because of this new look the marketing results of the Ensemble Chamber Music Series have risen significantly in the last year."
Amici Chamber Ensemble
"Sara Purves’ guidance in redesigning our company logo and rejuevinating the look of our advertising and collateral materials over the past year has been in valuable. Her fresh approach to design and ability to work within tight deadlines has made her a pleasure to do business with."
Director of Marketing
Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People
(Formerly Young Peoples Theatre)
“Sara is skilled and efficient! Sara has expertly completed several projects for my team. She has met our deadlines and partnered creatively on all aspects!”
Director, Client and Family Integrated Care
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
“Sara has become our go-to designer at Bridgepoint. She juggles a variety of design projects for us, and has played a major role in the evolution of our visual identity since we re-branded in February 2013. She is responsive, reliable, and always willing to share her advice and expertise on everything from internal processes to managing printing costs.”
Bridgepoint Active Healthcare
“I have engaged Sara for two different projects -- our 2012-13 annual report and branding for our capital campaign -- and she delivered outstanding results on both. Her deep understanding of the healthcare sector enabled her to quickly grasp the essence of our communication challenges and present us with highly creative options and ideas. She provides outstanding value, has never missed a deadline, and is meticulous in ensuring a flawless result.She is an outstanding creative partner as well as terrific to work with. I strongly recommend her services!”
Liz Butler Leake
Director of Communications
ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development
“Sara designed our annual report with terrific results. She was very easy to brief and quickly provided us with many terrific creative directions to choose from. She brings with her amazing creativity and passion, while also honouring the client's perspective and needs - a rare combination. Working with her on the report was a highly collaborative and satisfying process. I would highly recommend her for any project.”
“Her quick wit and enviable talent for design make working with Sara a pleasure. Her designs are clever and her ability to provide fresh ideas is never-ending. I am always confident approaching clients when I know Sara is handling the design. Sara offers competitive prices and delivers materials quickly and efficiently every time. I cannot say enough. Thanks Sara!”
Public Affairs Specialist
“I could write a book about how efficient, thorough and thoughtful Sara Purves is as a designer. The final products are always striking and have made a significant difference in our internal and external communications campaigns because of their unique and eye-catching qualities. The attention and care Sara provides Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is outstanding. Even with last minute requests, she has always come through for us no matter what. We never have to worry when we are working with Sara!”
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
“In addition to being smart and fun, Sara is a multitalented designer, entrepreneur and solver of difficult problems.”
Creative Director/ Partner
Viva & Co
"Sara Purves is a very talented designer and always a professional. Her work is completed on time and with great care. For a non-profit organization, experiencing budget constraints and tight deadlines, working with Sara has always been a real pleasure."
Carol Jolly Barr
First Night Toronto
“Sara is absolutely great to work with. She brings energy and enthusiasm to her impeccable art direction. Sara understands how to visually communicate effectively and creatively and has a wonderful, fresh approach. I'd work with her again any time and would highly recommend her to solve even your most difficult creative assignments.”
Support in Motion
“Sara Purves impressed us with her mature and creative sense of design and also with her ability to provide innovative solutions to every task. I would endorse the addition of Sara to any organization looking to improve the quality and culture of their creative environment. Sara is a pleasure to work with.”
"Sara has worked on a number of different projects for The Change Foundation and consistently delivers high quality, eye-catching design. Many of our publications require nuanced design thinking as they usually include a host of different elements including photographs, data figures and research or feature writing. Sara is able to expertly think through how to combine and balance these elements to create publications that are unique, but also adhere to our corporate brand. A delightful person to work with, Sara is a true collaborator, takes direction enthusiastically, and delivers publications and other products on time. I'd recommend Sara to anyone in health care or the non-profit communications world looking for a fresh perspective."
The Change Foundation
“The Global Centre for Pluralism has been working with Sara for more than 2 years. She created the branding and designed multiple products, including the website, for one of our flagship programs. From the beginning, she understood our needs and expectations. And was able to capture the spirit of the program in her designs. We were thrilled by the quality and visual impact of her work. She is also very professional, meets tight deadlines and very pleasant to work with.”
Senior Program Officer
The Global Centre For Pluralism
“Sara has been my go-to designer for more 15+ years. She has an unwavering ability to find clarity and create compelling stories through design, always innovating and proving fresh creative. I am so grateful for her superb professionalism and look forward to working with her for years to come.”
Account Group Director
Cohn & Wolfe
“I had the privilege to work with Sara on many Holland Bloorview organizational priorities. Sara has the enviable talent of being able to translate strategic aims into creative, inspiring and innovative concepts and images that draw the reader in. She uses imagery, playfulness and simplicity to get the important points across. It's a great pleasure to work with a colleague who is so engaged, productive and witty!”
Director of Strategy and Transformation
University Health Network (UHN)
“Sara has an incredible talent and is a true professional. Not only is she creative and thinks outside the box, but I always know I'm going to get a high quality (effective!) product within the timelines established - and enjoy working with her in the process! We originally hired Sara to do our annual report but continue to engage her for a variety of pieces given how pleased we always are with the end product.”
Director of Development
“Sara is quite simply a brilliant designer and art director, one of the most talented people I've encountered in advertising. And, she is a joy to work with.”
Writer, journalist, educator
"Toronto Dance Theatre is very pleased to have established a wonderful creative partnership with Sara Purves. While working on a number of design projects, we have found her work to be highly attuned to our priorities and sensibly priced. It has been a joy to work with her, and above all, the results have been very rewarding"
Toronto Dance Theatre
"On behalf of our board I would like to thank you for a job more than well done! The response to our new web site and our new logo has been overwhelmingly positive. You and your team performed a minor miracle given the time we allowed for the job. Yes we know about the all nighters - believe me, we appreciate them. You can look forward to lots of work and many referrals from our organization."
South African Chamber of Business
"Working with Sara Purves has been a great experience for Syacc. The work was done on time, within budget and Sara and crew were very helpful and flexible every step of the way. We are extremely pleased with the final results and would highly recommend them."
Syacc Systems inc.
“Sara Purves is one of the most creative and capable designers I've ever worked with and a pleasure to do business with. She is intelligent, has a great sense of humour, knows how to take direction and intuitively understands what the client wants. She provides excellent suggestions and is a problem solver extraordinaire. For our Canada Day event, she produced a beautiful eight-page supplement, numerous advertisements of excellent quality, well-crafted signage and performed extra requests efficiently and without a second hesitation. She is a gifted artist and an extremely likeable person. I highly recommend her services to anyone who expects the very best.”
BMC Communications Inc.