Based upon almost unbelievably stellar reviews from my colleagues, I hired Lon to fix a prototype that had been undergoing troubled prototyping for over two years. Within days, Lon was able to snap into shape, make it contemporary and cohesive, magically fit overly long text, and meld together an extensive array of disparate elements.
On top of that, he proved amazingly amenable to and respective of seemingly endless authors' requests. And on top of all, he turned everything around within seconds. SO rare the designer who delivers as Lon does – I know I'll be often knocking on his door, crisis or no.
Cambridge University Press
Lon has provided graphics & illustrations for me twice now, both times for TV productions and both times with exceptional results. Part of this is down to his professionalism; he’s great at keeping communication open throughout a project to ensure you have exactly what you need, promptly and with minimum fuss; and he’s very accommodating to the most outlandish requests.
I’ve also been incredibly impressed by his imaginative and beautiful renderings of our ideas; on seeing the finished product our reactions were “It’s just how I imagined it would be- but better!”. He’s an expert at interpreting and building on the brief to make a real work of art. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him and hope to work with him again.
I should add that Lon also appeared in one of the programmes as part of a design-based challenge, giving our presenter coherent explanations of the design process with very good grace… and he was on the winning team!
I initially hired Lon to design some cover art for a follow-up series of children's books that he had worked on in the past. Lon was also able to step in to replicate the existing illustration style for all of the book insides and he has added a fresh and appealing twist to the artwork through his great eye for composition. The execution of all of Lon's work has been clean and well-judged with a bare minimum of correction required
Lon interpreted all of the briefs to deadline and made sure other suppliers were kept up-to-date to ensure the smooth running of the project. We are nearing completion well within schedule and everything is looking fantastic. We have a very happy client and I will be actively looking for the opportunity to work with Lon again.
Lon is a highly creative designer, with an expansive skill set. From concept design through to incredibly detailed final artwork, his attention to detail and capacity for ideas is extraordinary. He is always able to deliver solutions that not only fit the brief and work for the client, but also have that indefinable appeal to them, exceeding expectations.
Lon has always been at the forefront of design innovation, both in ideas and in terms of software knowledge, pushing the boundaries of what is achievable every day. A dedicated hardworker, Lon inspires fellow colleagues and is a friendly, no-nonsense guy – a pleasure to work with, or to have on any team.
I first spoke to Lon during his time at Pentacor when he was part of the design team that worked on the formatting and artwork for Sons of Africa. He is approachable, friendly and communicates well at every stage of the design process. Impressed with his professionalism and expertise, I shall continue to use his services as a freelance designer on subsequent writing projects and associated book covers.