Please see below for references from past placements, voluntary work and freelance graphics.
PAOLA DYBOSKI-BRYANT, MANAGING DIRECTOR OF DR ZIGS
Marlon has been great to work with over the years. He has really grasped our brand and all that it represents. His flair for graphic design has really shone through and it has been wonderful to watch his skills develop. He has been thoroughly professional and produced great work in a timely manner. He has become a valued member of our team.
LYNN JOHNSON, MANAGING DIRECTOR OF FSG TABLEWARE
Marlon immediately fitted in to our office with his friendly disposition.
The main task Marlon carried out was to help redesign our marketing materials using In Design. Marlon was able to work on his own initiative and quickly grasped the concepts required, working on circular economy design projects and we are still using some of the work Marlon created including Icons and Posters.
Marlon’s time keeping was second to none, he was able to take criticism constructively and worked collaborative as part of our team. He a conscientious worker and was a pleasure to have around.
I would strongly recommend Marlon for a position in product and graphic design.
LOU WHITE, OWNER OF BETTY'S BUDDIES
I was recommended to contact Marlon after a conversation with a friend about needing to update my website and give my small business a bit of a facelift but having no idea where to start.
From the first point of contact, Marlon took on board the things that I felt needed refreshing, the changes that needed to be made to enable me to run my business better and the kind of look that I wanted to allow me to still be recognised by my current clients.
Marlon made the whole process stress free, my business and website has a whole new look & approach and my enquiries are now more manageable.
Thanks Marlon, really recommend you to anyone.
JINPA THUBTEN, R & T SUPPORT WORKER
Marlon’s volunteering with Blind Veterans UK has consisted of befriending members in the lounge areas of the Llandudno Centre. This involves engaging members in conversation and or activities suitable for that individual. This role requires volunteers to be able to chat with members on a wide a variety of subjects, bringing groups of members together and making sure they are involved with the activity in a positive way.
Marlon has shown himself to be a caring individual, who values the feelings of others whilst maintaining a professional relationship with both members and staff. During his volunteering I saw Marlon’s confidence grow, along with his ability for generating flowing conversation with individuals who sometimes presented with difficulties in this area themselves. He has a calming nature and is able to work well within a team whilst showing himself to be capable of independently adjusting to current situations as needed. He will ask for advice when he feels it prudent and report concerns in a discreet and professional manner.
As a volunteer Marlon proved himself to be committed to the ethos of Blind Veterans UK. His visits to the centre in Llandudno consistently proved to be a genuinely special time for the membership who enjoyed his conversation and wit. His communication with me was always of a high standard, keeping me informed of his availability and reporting to me when on shift. I have no hesitation recommending Marlon to prospective employers and am happy to be contacted should you wish.
MARK LOVATT, OWNER OF MARKED DIFFERENCE LTD
I commissioned Marlon to design the artwork and logo for my new business. He worked brilliantly with my initial ideas and listened very carefully to the purpose and style of my business to inform his work, which was completed very quickly and to a very high standard.
Marlon communicated very effectively throughout the project, he delivered on time and I am delighted with with the finished product. I have had many positive comments about the logo and artwork that Marlon produced and I would have no hesitation in recommending him.