Recommendations

I’ve worked with a lot of great designers, usability specialists, project managers, supervisors and creative directors over the years. Here are a few recommendations from some of my former colleagues:

Source: David M. Bigler’s LinkedIn.com Profile

Senior Web Designer – Cejka Search

“When we developed and launched a new website for Cejka Executive Search http://www.cejkaexecutivesearch.com, David Bigler was instrumental in enhancing the visual appeal and usability of the site for our users – healthcare executives.

Thanks to David, our key content is highly optimized for search engines and readily accessible to our visitors.”

– Mary Barber, Senior Executive Vice President, Marketing at Cejka Search

“David is a talented designer and great to work with. Not only is he an amazing designer, but he has ingenious web skills with an eye for detail. David is very innovative and always looking for new solutions and fresh ideas that can advance his knowledge to exceed his client’s expectations and goals. David a fun person to work with, and is always helpful and insightful. He is a passionate designer and always seems to have great awareness of new creative strategies and technology, which makes him a great asset to any company.”

– Connie Boone, Art Director at CPI Corp

Web Designer – Monsanto Company

“In addition to being a very talented designer and illustrator, David is extremely reliable and one of the best designers with whom I’ve worked. He has a knack for taking limited information from clients and creating several options to meet their needs. I’d highly recommend David for any type of design work.”

– Leigh Parker, Senior Usability Specialist, Monsanto; worked directly with David at Monsanto Company

“David is a fantastic web designer and a great guy to work with. Behind his quiet, mild-mannered style is one heck of a designer. I enjoyed working with David.”

– Connie Vivrett, Managing Editor, Corporate Website, Monsanto Company; worked with David at Monsanto Company

“David is a great asset to any team. He brings many things to the table.His design skills, communication and openness to solving problems are all valuable traits. I would recommend David for his Illustrations, design or development skills. While working with him I witnessed his growth as a co-worker and friend. When I needed help he was more then able and eager to assist me.”

– Benjamin Watson, Sr. Design Specialist, Monsanto; worked directly with David at Monsanto Company

“David is one of the most talented visual designers I have had the privilege to work with over the years. He has strong personal skills that enable him to work effectively with a wide variety of individuals at many different levels. I strongly recommend him as an exceptionally talented designer.”

– Sheeba Mathews, Web Developer/Analyst, Monsanto; worked with David at Monsanto Company

“David is a savvy designer with a great sense of what the client needs.I highly recommend David as a great designer for any business venture. He has an amazing work ethic, very easy to work with, and friendly personality. He is a great asset.”

– Waila Skinner, Graphic Web Designer, Monsanto Corporation; worked directly with David at Monsanto Company

“David is incredibly creative, talented and conscientious. We loved having him on our team, and we were sad to lose him!”

– Pat Malecek, Design and Usability Lead, Monsanto; managed David at Monsanto Company

“David was a true asset to our visual design team. He always delivered superior deliverables to our clients before their deadline. He takes pride in his work and takes the appropriate amount of time to understand a customer’s requirements.”

Top qualities: Great Results, High Integrity, Creative

– Jennifer Ruffino; hired David as a Graphic/Web Designer in 2006

“David is an incredibly talented and creative designer. He has a very strong work ethic, works very hard, is very dedicated to his work and is very honest. His strengths lie in the ability to listen to customer requirements and design needs and to develop those business requirements into an amazing design. His attention to detail, style and creative art is impeccable. As an artist, he expresses himself beautifully. As a technical expert, he knows all of the technical tools in depth and is able to quickly learn new tools. I highly recommend David and would be willing to provide a verbal recommendation for him.”

– Christine Jenkins, Sr. Usability Consultant, Monsanto Corporation/Technology Partners; worked directly with David at Monsanto Company

“It was a great experience working with David on a number of projects at Monsanto. Not only does he create highly creative and purposeful web and print designs, his background in approaching user-centric design is a big plus. He is an articulate professional that communicates well in a team as well as individually. I’d highly recommend David based on his experience, knowledge, and personal skills.”

– Quan Nguyen, Web Developer, Kelly Mitchell; worked with David at Monsanto Company

“David is a highly skilled designer and developer, always seeking to do the ‘right’ thing and never batting an eye at additional (sometimes unreasonable) requests. He has a strong, strong work ethic and was a real gem on our team.”

– Andrea L Spray, Usability Specialist, Monsanto Company; worked directly with David at Monsanto Company

Web Designer – Evolution Multimedia

“David is a highly creative web designer who was always on top of the latest technologies. I really enjoyed working with him one-on-one or in a team.”

– Brad Simpson, Web Designer / Developer, Evolution Multimedia; worked directly with David at Evolution Multimedia

“David is an exceptionally creative and detail-oriented designer. During his time at Evolution I also watched him become an extremely proficient front-end web developer. He’s also a great guy to work with and was a valuable member of our team.”

– Lee Allen, Multimedia Designer, Evolution Multimedia Corporation; worked directly with David at Evolution Multimedia

Senior Ad Design Specialist – Craig Williams Creative, Inc.

“David cross-trained me to be a ad designer while I was working as a Computer/Webdesign guy for CommunityLink in 2003. David’s vast knowledge of graphic design helped me understand the basics of ad design. He also answered all of my off the wall questions and was creative in answering my questions in a way that a computer guy would understand.”

– Kevin Smith, Computer Tech/Webdesign, Craig Williams Creative Inc./CommunityLink; reported to David at Craig Williams Creative, Inc.

“I had the pleasure to work with David for one year at Craig Williams Creative. As mentioned by others, David has a warm personality that allows anyone to easily pull up a chair to discuss the work he’s doing for or with you. Sometimes you could feel the pressure in the room as deadlines approached but David was always calm and optimistic. He does great work and is one heck of a creative guy. Sometimes people choose professions and then find that’s not where they should be. I hope David doesn’t ever feel that way because I believe he’s right where he belongs, in the creative industry and always growing.”

– Jim Balsitis, Director of Cartography, Craig Williams Creative Inc./Community Maps Plus; worked directly with David at Craig Williams Creative

“David Bigler is an extraordinary person. As his fellow colleague, I have seen many examples of his talent as a graphic designer and have been long impressed with his diligence and work ethic. I understand that David is applying for graphic designs jobs and I would like to recommend him for any position. David has outstanding skills when it comes to graphic design.

He is able to successfully complete tasks that are assigned to him, he works well under pressure, he can work well with others and he’s always accountable for being at work and not asking off a lot. When I started at Craig Williams Creative he was the one who trained me. I guess you could say he taught me everything I know. If your company is looking for a great designer who can work well with others, handle any task you give to him, work well under pressure and someone who you can trust to be there every day and be accountable for, David is an excellent choice. He has consistently demonstrated those qualities. To conclude, I would like to restate my strong recommendation for David Bigler. If you have any questions regarding David’s ability to work for your company please contact me.”

– Kacey Wolters, Director of Advertising, Craig Williams Creative; worked directly with David at Craig Williams Creative

“Number one, Dave is extraordinarily talented and as nice of a guy as you’ll ever meet. He is both classically skillful and inventive as a designer and interactive developer, but is devoid of the self-promoting ego oft-times commensurate with people in his league. Dave joined our publishing and interactive development firm at a challenging time in our corporate adolescence, before the method to our madness had been well-established and, as such, was put upon regularly to play various roles and shift from one task to another at the drop of a hat. His versatility, even manner and long-suffering patience with the challenges of an entrepreneurial upstart were all hallmarks of Dave’s that I deeply appreciated.”

Top qualities: Personable, High Integrity, Creative

– Craig Williams; hired David as a Graphic/Web Designer in 1999, and hired David more than once