Blossom & Root ~ I never felt like my branding was out of my control, it always felt like a fun collaboration...
Susan Virgilio ~ Blossom & Root Danville, CA
Birch & Rye Modern Russian Kitchen ~ Kari was a pleasure to work with and helped bring our vision to life...
Maria Agostinelli ~ Birch & Rye Modern Russian Kitchen SF, CA
A Fork Full of Earth ~ For a small business like mine, a patient, kind, personal connection is critical and the only way to achieve a successful outcome...
“There are many wonderful things about Kari. My favorite thing – which is so hard to find these days – was her stellar communication. She understood how important the investment in my project was and endured all of my questions and curiosities with grace. For a small business like mine, a patient, kind, personal connection is critical and the only way to achieve a successful outcome. Now I have a beautiful website, and also a new friend and trusted referral for my colleagues”.
Angela Ginsberg, Executive Chef and Owner – A Fork Full of Earth Organic Catering
Custom Jeweler Paula Bailey Brent ~ After many years of putting off updating my website, I saw Kari's business profile...
“After many years of putting off updating my website, I saw Kari’s business profile on Nextdoor and followed my instinct. I’m so glad I did. Aside from holding my hand through my personal hesitations, working with her was a creative pleasure and the start of a special friendship.”
Paula Bailey Brent, Custom Jeweler paulabaileybrent.com
Maison Marianne ~ As the owner of a very small women's clothing boutique, I never wanted too much of an online presence...
“As the owner of a very small women’s clothing boutique, I never wanted too much of an online presence. My customers like to come to the shop, try on clothing and chit chat.
But then COVID happened and I had to close for a few months. Not knowing how long I would be closed, and really wanting to stay afloat and maintain customer awareness, I decided it was time to get online. Thankfully, I found Kari Wrede to help me. She recommended the perfect platform for me (SQUARESPACE), one that I could easily keep updated and fresh. She also helped me with Mailchimp, Insta, FB too, connecting all the Marketing dots. The best part of working with Kari is that after some handholding and training by phone, she instilled confidence in me that I could continue to maintain my online presence all on my own. These days I check in with her for the occasional tweak when needed. I feel so grateful for all Kari has taught me and given me through this process. She really knows computers and finds creative solutions to problems. Look no further ~ Kari is the best choice for your job.”
Marianne Seaborne ~ Maison Marianne, San Luis Obispo, CA
Forest View Ranch ~ Kari exceeded my expectations and her dedication and attention to detail...
“I am writing this letter to give a recommendation to the exceptional dedicated service provided by Kari Wrede.
Kari was hired to provide a new design layout and rebuild of my website Forest View Ranch. During this project, Kari exceeded my expectations and her dedication and attention to detail. Her abilities show in my new website’s design and navigation. Our branding is a key to our success and the logo is beautiful. She also helped us develop the business to move into the realm of agri-tourism and created an Airbnb presence for us.
I highly recommend Kari Wrede and she continues to be the lead designer and project manager for my website after all these years.” Fred Von Renner, Forest View Ranch
Mona Enamels ~ Kari showed us how to build an online presence, set up the website on SQUARESPACE and taught us how to manage it on our own...
“As Enamelist and Jewelers, we were lucky to discover Kari Wrede through some friends of ours who worked with her at a graphic design studio for many years. We needed a new web site and she showed us how to build an online presence, set up the website on SQUARESPACE and taught us how to manage it on our own. She patiently explained how to add our enamels with descriptions on the Squarespace shop so we can be self-sufficient. We highly recommend Kari to anyone who wants to manage their own shop with web site set up, Mailchimp newsletters, and ongoing support and business development. She will work with you putting a smile on your face.”
Mona and Alex Szabados ~ Mona Enamels Sierra Foothills, CA
Cultivating Allies by Jane Straight ~ Her patience was over the top as she guided every aspect of my site from setup and design...
Just as I was contemplating the real need for a website, I saw Kari’s post on Nextdoor. I felt it was an auspicious sign and sent a request for information. Kari’s response was quick, informative, and very kind. I love the fact that she is local and will sit with me in my work space. Her patience was over the top as she guided every aspect of my site from setup and design, to curating photos, and helping solicit donations for my work. Thanks to her training I am now able to work on my own, but I know she has my back and will gladly step in when needed. Her fees are fair and she has been generous with her time. I am pleased to have Kari Wrede as my authentic friend and trusted ally.
Jane Straight ~ janestraight.com
Cultivating Allies ~ A Comprehensive Guide to the Propagation and Care of Plants of Ethnobotanical Significance
Makeovers 4U ~ I specifically appreciate her communication skills, understanding of creative design, trustworthiness, and positive approach...
“Working with Kari was such a relief. She rescued a web redesign project for my business that was unsuccessful and managed to make a functional effective site. She also designed an eBook about color and style for my online book clients. I specifically appreciate her communication skills, understanding of creative design, trustworthiness, and positive approach.” Janna Beatty, Makeovers4U.com
It’s not a stretch to say that her re-imagination of our logo inspired a new vision for our project overall...
“We hired Kari to create a new logo for our organization. She fine-tuned our very general ideas — transforming them into a beautiful and balanced design that perfectly captures the tone we had in mind.
It’s not a stretch to say that her re-imagination of our logo inspired a new vision for our project overall. Kari took time to explore the spirit and motivation behind our work, and offered concepts that not only stood on their own aesthetically, but also held in them the symbolism and meaning of our original intent.
She was a pure delight to work with, and a great communicator. I highly recommend Kari for her creative talent, her thoughtfulness, and her insight as an artist.”
Ingrid Taylar Co-Founder, Wildlife Conservation Pass Project
She cheerfully took on any task I gave her with finesse and a sweet smile...
“Hello to whomever is considering hiring Kari Wrede… She’s GREAT! I only wish I was able to hire her full-time myself. She has worked for me in a few different capacities in my event business. We worked together on the Persian Festival, Chocolate and Chalk Art Festival in the Gourmet Ghetto and the 4th of July Fireworks at the Berkeley Marina.
She cheerfully took on any task I gave her with finesse and a sweet smile. Kari is on top of the latest computer resources and is able to put them to good use. Always smiling, patient, kind and she listens attentively so that she may accommodate whatever problem comes up. She’s the best…”
Lisa Bullwinkel, Hoopla CEO – Another Bullwinkel Show
Kari quickly exhibited her talent as a top notch Graphic Designer and effectively worked her way to our Senior Designer position...
“When Kari Wrede first came to work at Punch Studio/The Gifted Line she quickly exhibited her talent as a top notch Graphic Designer and effectively worked her way to our Senior Designer position. She consistently demonstrated spirited creativity and imagination and brought a unique eloquence to her designs. She was a highly productive, flexible and motivated worker who thrived on challenges. She possessed a wide-range of skill-sets and was adept with balancing multiple jobs.
Kari approached her job with passion and with a fun but gentle nature. As her Art Director I was grateful for her very positive demeanor and willingness to help our team with any task or dilemma. Group collaboration on design concepts was a critical element of Kari’s duties and we relied on her valuable input. Sometimes giving art direction can be tricky as some designers tend to be resistant to it, but Kari relished the process and welcomed it as a learning opportunity.
Kari was crucial to our success as a team and a company. Her wonderfully inspired design work, her prolific skills and her engaging radiance helped to foster the character of our studio. Kari is a pleasure to work with and I truly believe she would be an invaluable addition to any company.”
Jennifer Parker, Art Director/Graphic Designer, Punch Studio