Lipstick & Rouge Designs - Logo Design & Development



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Glowing Remarks - Client Testimonials & Praise

Praise from Clients Past & Present

Delighted with how Lipstick & Rouge Designs has made them shine, a few of our über fabulous clients take a moment to put the spotlight on us. Such compliments make us want to blush! Or rouge, rather.


"You are a rare gem! Your creativity, vast knowledge, unending patience and ease of working with is a unparalleled! You listened to my EVERY need, including some last minute requests. You did this with ease while making me feel very comfortable along the way. I am in love with our new logo design and stunning website. I couldn’t be happier with your professionalism and scope of work along every step of the way!! Thanks!"

~ Rebecca Sampson, Grub, Inc. and Grub Enterprises LLC - Chicago, IL

"Words cannot express how truly grateful I am for all of the help Lipstick & Rouge provided in creating my business image. You are a truly gifted and talented individual and I know you were definitely a gift to me and my business. Your gift of making things look cute amazes me, and everything you created–through both writing and design–far exceeded my imagination. You went gone above and beyond on numerous occasions, making things happen that I thought would be impossible. I will highly recommend you to others…Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!"

~ LaQuata Kennison, Qute Events LLC - Breaux Bridge, LA

"April designed my logo exactly as I had imagined it. She is very detail oriented in style and prompt in communicating. I am very satisfied with the logo and business card design that she created for my drapery workroom/design business, and I would recommend her services to anyone who values quality."

~ Kelly Little, Cottage Charm - Conover, NC

"Working with April and continuing to do so was one of the best decisions I could ever make for my newly established company. Not only is she a great communicator, she has an innate ability to make my vision come to life through her creativity. She has a talent that far exceeds most companies in her trade. The success of my company can be attributed to many of the marketing and design projects she has completed and excelled in for StyleMe. I can't imagine my company without her, and I look forward to continuing to partner with such a professional, marketing genius! I seriously recommend her to any company, new or existing!"

~ Regina Beam, StyleMe - Pearland, TX

"Not only has April created two beautiful websites for me, but she has also produced all of my coordinating business cards, note cards, logos, and email banners–which make my personal brand stand out and look polished and professional. She always remains positive, offers multiple design layouts to select from, and has an amazingly fast turnaround on updates!

All of this being said, here's the most incredible part: I've never spoken to April or met her in person! She has designed everything for me via email conversation! Every time someone visits my website, they comment, 'It is SO YOU!' which is the highest compliment. I cannot recommend April highly enough!"

~ Lara Endorf, Solutions by Lara - Henderson, NV

"Thanks so much for everything you've done for us, April. We truly appreciate your work ethic and very talented creative abilities. We've already gotten so many compliments on the logo, characters and Facebook page! Mo's Homes wouldn't be the same without you. Thanks so much!"

~ Chelsey Payne Moriarity, Mo's Homes LLC - Columbia, MO

"It is without hesitation that I recommend April and Lipstick & Rouge to anyone searching for an identity to their business. I consider myself blessed to have had the opportunity to work with April for both my business and charity. Her design talents are fabulous, and she has the keen ability to create a logo that is 100% reflective of what it represents. April's artistic talents blend fresh and trendy designs with creative hues and then mix in a touch of whimsy or elegance, resulting in a unique and custom business identity that stands out from the crowd. I simply could not be more pleased with the work April has done for me! Thank you!!"

~ Debra Martin, Debra Martin Designs & The Suite Dreams Project - Odessa, FL

"April Brinkley has a rare combination of artistic creativity and marketing expertise. She has designed two of our logos and websites.  In addition to being highly productive with outstanding results, April is warm and friendly. We had the vision and values and she 'painted' the word pictures and real pictures, weaving everything together. We are astonished at the beautiful work she has done for us!

If you want the highest quality content, character and creativity in your logos and websites, choose April! She will deliver far more than you could imagine!"

~ Irene Woodworth, Creator and CEO, One Day Redesigns & The Color and Redesign Institute - Boise, ID

"Once I discovered April's talents and abilities, I knew she was the one I would choose to create my logo, tagline and business card. This has been a wonderful business decision for me. Not only is April very creative, very patient and detail-oriented, I have received tremendous positive feedback on the materials she created. I eagerly recommend her to colleagues and students who take our Interior Redesign and Staging Career Training. April's marketing packet is unique, and never fails to receive 'oohs' and 'aahs' when I hand it to someone. April's creativity and professionalism is unparalleled, and I am delighted to have found her."

~ Ruthanne Hatfield, Art of Interior Placement - Napa Valley, CA

"Lipstick & Rouge has accelerated my business by transforming my website! I was recently hired to work for TLC's Property Ladder as their stager for multiple houses, and when I asked them how they found me this is what they said: '...when searching home staging in Atlanta, your site comes up fourth in the unpaid listings – good ranking! And it’s your website design that prompted me to call you – please let your webmaster know. Thanks again!' Bob Jones, Executive Producer. Thank you April for helping me get my BIG BREAK in show business! "

~ Lauré Gill,  Reborn Rooms - Atlanta, GA

"April far exceeded my expectations at every turn! Her custom care is matched only by her creativity, and my websites look like a million bucks!"

~ Victoria Palmer, Urbane-Interiors,  Redesigns by Victoria & National Redesign Institute - Kansas City, MO

"April, I just wanted to let you know how much I love the great design that you created for our new logo and identity. What you designed finally makes me feel proud of my company brand and logo after just 17 short years!"

~ Gail Mayhugh, GMJ Interiors - Las Vegas, NV

"April, I just had to write to tell you how amazing it was to work with you on my postcards. I've never had a design project go so smoothly and easily. You translated onto paper exactly what I wanted to communicate, and the cards look fabulous! Plus, you are a delight to deal with! Thank you so much for a wonderful experience."

~ Nika Stewart, The Designers' Success Coach ~ - Middletown, NJ

"April is absolutely amazing! She understood the image I wanted for my business and then brought it to lifein print and on the web. From beginning to end she made the process exciting and her turnaround time is outstanding! The finishing touch was a Press Release she composed that resulted in the local paper contacting me for an article about my business! Just can't say enough about April's many talents."

~ Kris K. Floro, All Dolled Up - Burlington, KY

"Thank you, April, for all of the brilliant items you have created for us. We love your talent and appreciate your intellectual ability. We are thrilled with our association with you."

~ Jane Douglas, Redesigning Interiors & theSDP - Founding Member

"I feel so blessed to be working with you! You are awesome! Your ability to capture the true essence of each of your clients that have the privilege of working with you is truly exceptional! I love the designs every time...they are always perfect! I really love working with you on all of my projects--logo and identity, brochure, website and all the other promotions. I get so excited, like I'm starting new each time!"

~ Dottie Noe, Amazing Face Skin Care Boutique - Richmond, VA

"Thanks so much for all of your amazing work on my postcards, business cards, print ads, sales sheets and website! I always look forward to sending you a project because I know you will return amazing designs that capture exactly what I need to convey in my business. Your ability to understand my market, proofread my text and offer alternatives has been so helpful in creating effective materials. Your competitive pricing has also allowed me to develop even more of a business identity by enabling me to afford multiple advertising pieces. I have enthusiastically recommended your services to many of my colleagues, and will continue to do so without reservation. Thanks again for such outstanding service!"

~Tambra Champagne, Champagne Chic Interiors - Memphis, TN

"Thank you, thank you! I know I've said it before, but you are a gem to work with! You are very professional, timely andof coursevery talented! I'm amazed at how creative you are and you understood my style perfectly...Even though at times I wasn't sure how to articulate it. I have had such an awesome response to my website and materials! I couldn't have done it without you...You're the best!"

~ Erica Cooper, Your Style reDesigned - Minneapolis, MN

"WOW!!! April is the best out there for creating something unique and different with an edge. I love her style, designs, patterns, textures...and not to forget her writing. April is very fast and presents her work in a very professional manner. She can get the job complete and make your business look good. I LOVE everything you have done for me!!!"

~ Lisa Turner, Interior Obsession - Beverly Hills, CA

"Thank you Lipstick and Rouge for giving my business materials such a beautiful face! It has been a true pleasure working with April on my project. You have been so accommodating and intuitive. I knew the moment I saw your work that I wanted you to help me create my image, but you really have a kindness that has made it so enjoyable to work with you! I love that I have a professional and polished image to present myself with I feel I can truly put my best face forward now. I will gladly recommend Lipstick and Rouge Designs!"

~ Deborah Pappas, Rooms with Panache - Warwick, NY

"Working with Lipstick & Rouge Designs to establish my business image and identity has been a terrific experience. Not only was she professional and easy to work with, but she is very talented as well. I am extremely pleased with the designs she created and I love my new business image. Top notch, April! Thanks so much."

~ Crystal Spencer, Room by Room Redesigns - Atlanta, GA

"April helped me tweak an already existing logo and transform it into a fabulous creation for my new company! I so appreciate her professionalism, great communication and creativity through every step of my project. My new website looks phenomenal! The website creation process was so enjoyable and I am really happy with the way it all came together. The comment I hear over and over again when I hand someone a business card or they visit my website is 'It looks just like you!'...And that’s exactly what I wanted! Thanks so much April! You are the BEST!"

~ Kim Ausbury, Staged & Styled, LLC - Stow, OH

"April, Just a quick note to share some feedback, of the positive nature…the type that is often left unsaid.

Working with you has been a pleasure. You were able to see my vision through my sketches and you absolutely nailed the look I was going for. ALL of the proofs you sent me were awesome, creating the daunting task of narrowing them down to one. In addition to your quick response during the process of developing my materials, your continued help in assisting me with some tweaking and printing hiccups afterwards was really appreciated. I was impressed that you not only remained available to me (even after you were paid) you were prompt about it, too!

I recently received my printed materials and honestly don’t think I have handed my business card to a single person who hasn’t complimented me on it! Talk about the “WOW” factor! I would not hesitate to recommend your services (and have already) to anyone in search of a great graphic designer! Thank you for all your hard work."

~ Paula Henry, ODSDP, SDP ~ Simply Put Interiors - Reisterstown, MD

"We could not have effectively implemented so many programs and business ventures in such little time without the brilliant works of Lipstick & Rouge Designs. Without a thought, all brochures, website development and display materials are handed over for complete design services. We are always proud to present the work produced and always  look forward to the very pleasant experiences of dealing with such a 'customer service' focused company."

~ Nichelle Rodriguez, President & CEO ~ Inspire Me Corp. - Los Angeles, CA

"I've worked with April several times and each time was a great experience. She is willing to listen to your ideas and will work hard to achieve the desired results. She can also do just about anything. I have had her create my company logo, a t-shirt design and a press release...all were excellent! April is not only professional she is extremely talented in many areas...a rare find!"

~ Linda Nieves-Powell, President ~ Latino Flavored Productions Inc. - Staten Island, NY

"I have worked with April a number of times and each time was a pleasure!  She is reliable, professional and manages to always impress with her creativity. She created postcard advertisements for my company and I was extremely satisfied with the end product. I generated new clientele, and I credit this success to her artistic skill that made my advertisement stand out. April is wonderful to work with and I look forward to working with her again."

~ Anaestelle, Owner ~ Anaestelle Enterprises - San Antonio, TX

"I just want you to know how thrilled I am with my logo design.  It was like you stepped inside my head and brought my vision to life.  You gave 120% to my project and I want to thank you.  Having a home computer, we all think that we can design our own logo; believe me, it is totally worth the money to hire a professional for the job.  Even though I consider myself a very creative person, I just couldn't design 'the look' for my business.  You accomplished it with flying colors. Again, thank you so much."

~ Terry Booth, Owner & Principal Designer ~ Bella Interior Consulting - Nashville, TN

"I was amazed at your ability to design a logo for me, one that gives the perfect 'feel' of my business...especially without ever (sadly) meeting eye-to-eye. The incredible work you have continued to do for me has directly increased my business. Your talent as a graphic designer, coupled with your ability to find just the perfect text, always makes ME look good!! In addition, you are a true and polished professional and I look forward to projects with you for many years to are 'a neat little package' indeed!! Thanks for providing the 'lipstick and rouge' to polish my business image!!"

~ Denise Rincon, Owner ~ Denise Rincon Skin Care - Ventura, CA

"Lipstick & Rouge Designs is a great company with diverse offerings to get your business started or to improve upon it. April's customer service skills are outstanding. In her proposal to me and investigating my needs, she is timely, comprehensive and efficient...A consummate professional. As a creator and designer she is clever, artful and most importantly she takes what can be the simplest description of your company or service and turns it into designs that really depict what your company has to offer."

~ Allison M. Ciminero, ~ Two Diamonds Photography - Wayne, PA

"You are so good at what you do...I just wanted saw the printed version of my ad that you designed and WOW...very nice! I am very pleased with your work and am so happy that I found you."

~ Christina E. Terusa, President ~ El Cid Mexican Food Products, Inc. - Burbank, CA

"Our experience with April was nothing but a pleasure. She designed and printed our brochure in a timely and professional manner. She was easy to work with and quick to make suggestions and corrections as needed. I highly recommend her for any of your printing or design projects."

~ JC Sizemore, Joyful Life Ministries - Philadelphia, PA

"Working with April and Lipstick & Rouge Designs has been a pure delight. April's uncanny knack for identifying what I like, or might like, and coming up with clever ideas and suggestions to enhance her already fantastic ideas is a priceless gift. April reads and responds to every question and idea in my emails, and it is that attention to detail that puts her ahead of the pack. She takes a tiny thought or idea and makes it a useable realityadding her creativity and genuine interest in my project to create it's success. April is also a lot of fun and personable and patient with any technical dilemmas I might have. I feel it is my great fortune to have been introduced to Lipstick & Rouge Designs as I continue to receive, and use, wonderful suggestions for marketing my business."

~ Karen Gillen, Su Casa Redesign - Minneapolis, MN

"In a short period of time, Lipstick & Rouge Designs provided our company with an image that is easily recognizable and exactly what we were looking for. Lipstick & Rouge is extremely professional, providing all materials within the specified time frame and for exactly what our budget could entail. I was very impressed with the caliber of the company and I highly recommend them to other pursuers."

~ Ellen Pestell, Marketing & PR Officer ~ Dellaria Salons - Boston, MA

"I felt so pleased to work with you. When we first started with you, we did not yet have a company. It was just a concept. You took my thoughts (just a few lines of text in my e-mails, really) and shaped them into solid marketing materials. You did it right (and very timely) and today we are able to stand on the work you did for us. Thanks again!"

~ Ramesh Vadali, Founder ~ Greetway - Gold River, CA

"I wanted to thank you for the wonderful products that you created for my business. People are always complimenting me on my logo and the professionalism of my brochures and business cards. I also wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your professionalism. You listened to my ideas and always produced something better than I could ever have imagined. You were flexible and patient even though I kept changing my mind at the last minute. I look forward to our next project together and will continue to refer business to you whenever I can. Warmly..."

~ Kathy Wells, Your Stuff With Style - Corpus Christi, TX

"After a few unsatisfactory experiences with local design firms, we count ourselves fortunate to have found April on the Internet. She created a beautiful logo and spectacular brochure for my company. Whenever we need a tweak to artwork, an edit to a brochure or order form, April completes the job with lightening speed. We couldn't be happier with her outstanding service."

~ Christina Carlson, President ~ AllergyMAX, LLC - Rockaway, NJ

"I am extremely grateful that a colleague referred me to April and Lipstick & Rouge Designs. I worked with April on designing an entire suite of promotional items for my business. She was an absolute joy to work with from the conception of the design ideas all of the way through the completion of the projects. Her design work was impeccable, and I could not be happier with the consistency and professionalism she has now brought to my logo and printed materials. If you want design work done fast, professionally, and that will exceed your expectations, call on April!"

~ Lisa Fuller, Centsational Redesigns - Arlington, WA

"April, what a creative person you are and how fortunate I feel to have had the opportunity to work with you on the design of my business cards, postcards, letterhead, envelopes, return address labels and car magnets! Talk about one stop shopping! I have received so many compliments already and love how professional everything looks. My business is getting an extra boost thanks to you! I’m sure many more people will be heading your direction with help on their business materials as your creations speak volumes all by themselves! Thank you again for being a delight to work with. You did a very thorough job, you were timely and put me so at ease during the process."

~ Christina Ekstrand-Teets, Owner/Principal Designer ~ Showcase Interiors, Chandler, AZ

"April, working with you was a very pleasant experience. Your patience, professionalism and promptness were matched equally with your creativity. You seemed to know exactly what I wanted and then designed and created it for me. Thank you for guiding me through the process of setting up my identity suite and website domain, using your knowledge of the redesign industry. Your expertise is something I know I will depend upon in the future as well."

~ Melody Green, Amazing Changes Interior Redesign - Shreveport, LA

"April, you are so AMAZING!!! And so TALENTED!!!! The postcards you did for us have absolutely brought us more business and increased our sales dramatically!! Our customers have been raving about how CUTE the card is!!! They love it! One even said she was going to frame it and put it in her daughter's bedroom!! You really captured us!! Your designs and ability to find just the right words are so incredible! Also you are the most efficient person I know, and always with a smile!! You are a pleasure and so easy to work with!! From a very happy and satisfied client...Thanks for all your hard work!

~ Stacey Rosenthal, Hot Ice Jewelry - Minneapolis, MN

"Thanks to April at Lipstick and Rouge Designs my business has been taken to the next level! Upon being encouraged to have a web site created for my business we began exploring our options. I tried several 'ready-made' web site design programs which were time consuming and frustrating. April created a web site which is tailored to my needs and reflects my personality and that of my business, Designer Guy. The response to the web site has been fantastic, providing additional credibility to my business.

In addition to my web site, April also created a marketing package to fit my needs including logo, business cards, letterhead and envelopes, address labels, postcards and gift certificates, in addition to custom ads and press releases. My decision to contact April was one of my best moves, money well spent as I have received excellent return from this investment in my business. I highly recommend April and Lipstick and Rouge Designs to anyone who is looking to create an impressive image for their business!"

~ Phill Wilson, Designer Guy - Atlanta, GA

"April’s design of my business logo, stationery, web site, and business cards totally exceeded my expectations. She was able to take my personality and business goals and creatively transform them into beautiful designs. Her patience was (and still is) so much appreciated. I have recommended April to many of my friends, and they too, are extremely satisfied with her creative, edgy designs. April, YOU’RE THE BEST!"

~ Connie Thomas, Interior Transformations - Lafayette, LA


"April is the perfect package!  Not only can she write great articles, but she's a very creative graphic designer as well.  I often call upon her to do quick jobs for me at the last minute.  She is able to get the job done exactly how I want and much sooner than I expected.  She's awesome!"

~ Tiffany Pittman, Moon Eyes Productions - Orlando, FL

""What a great surprise each set of your proofs were to find! I know I already said this, but you have been SO easy to work with and I am so pleased with the final product. I was a little worried that this might be a long painful process, but you made it delightful and easy. Thank you for that!"

~ Sally Rosenlund, Holbrook Hill - Midlothian, VA

"April, I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for the work you did for us at Rearranged for Change. I can't tell you how pleased we are with our logo, stationery, postcards and (most of all) the website you designed. We have had compliments on every aspect of your creations, and a lot hits on our website!! You are incredibly talented and we are so thankful that we found you! We would recommend Lipstick & Rouge Designs to anyone based on the ease of dealing with April, reasonable pricing and our overall satisfaction with the finished product. Thanks again, April...You're the best!"

~ Lisa Conover & Liz Cooley, Rearranged for Change - Omaha, NE

"April I have made the whole experience a delight from the the very beginning. Her work is amazing, but more than that she's really fun and very easy to work with. She developed my logo, business cards, letterhead, envelopes, return address label and entire website. I love all of it!"

~ Nina D'Iorio, Copywriter - Wayne, PA

"Working with Lipstick & Rouge was an absolute pleasure and so easy! April is a dynamic and inspired graphic designer. She was able to take my random thoughts and ideas and pull them together to create a great logo that really reflected the image and ideas I was trying to get across. I now have beautiful business cards and an image that is unique to my business. Thank you April!"

~ Peggy Thomann, Stitches in Time - Merrick, NY

"Working with two creative types and one who used to do graphic design, April sure had her work cut out for her. (Plus... she had to design around an existing website.) She did brilliantly! She took our input, ideas and nit-picky suggestions and turned them into a logo and design suite we love! All the while continuing to call us “dears” and “darlings,” which I’m sure we weren’t always. Thanks, April, for putting up with us."

~ Cindy Richter & Patricia Simms, Interior Motiv - Dallas, TX

"April, you are a creative genius and a person of many talents. I cannot express in words my gratitude to you and your wonderful creations. My website, logo, business cards, and brochures look amazing. You listened to my wants and needs and created an image that was exactly what I was looking for. You are incredibly patient and the ease of the entire project has been nothing less than exceptional. The best business decision that I have made was to utilize your services. You are truly brilliant!"

~ Lynn Campagna, L.C. Designs, LLC - Napa, CA

"I just wanted to say thank you again for all of your help and creativity. Starting a new business can be overwhelming and you were so great in listening to our needs and helping to create a logo and corporate identity kit to brand ourselves. You were so attentive and detail-oriented, not to mention the quick turn-around time. We receive numerous compliments on how professional all of our printed materials look. Your services have really helped us differentiate ourselves from the crowd! I would recommend you to anyone. Thanks again for all your help, and ongoing support as we update our materials from time-to-time. You are a pleasure to work with. Best..."

~ Dawn Kelly, Soirée Floral - New York | Nantucket | Connecticut

"I want to thank you, the whole process was so much fun. You offered me so many beautiful options it was hard to pick. You answered every response quickly and with more beautiful options each time. I am going to be very proud to hand out my new business cards to my future customers."

~ Teresa Bennett, Cozy Cottage Slipcovers - Parma, OH

"April is amazing! She is very creative and talented. She was able to take an idea and design a beautiful marketing package with just the style I had in mind. My business cards, brochures and web site are absolutely perfect! April exceeded my expectations by far! Thank you!"

~ Nancy Broglio, Nancy Broglio Staging & Redesign - Santa Cruz, CA

"April...Your talent is extraordinary, your patience is monumental and your personality shines through with every form of contact you make. I would guess that the greatest compliment I could give would be to tell you that people are amazed that you and I have never 'personally' met. Everyone who knows me and visits my web site says the same thing (including my husband of 23 years)...You truly captured the essence of me. I have had people write me just to say they have visited my web site and found it so fantastic that they wanted me to know how much they enjoyed it. How many people can say that about their web site experiences??? Saying thank you for everything you have done and everything you continue to do doesn't seem like enough. Until they invent a better word however it will have to do...THANK YOU!"

~ Gina McNew, Diva La Difference Interiors - Kennesaw, GA

"When I discovered April’s work, my home staging business was already established. I had a logo, business cards, marketing materials and a pretty good website. After viewing samples of her work, I just had to have it all re-done. Plain and simple, April’s work puts a smile on my face. She did an EXTRAORDINARY job working with me to create a customized image. Her creativity is astounding! It is rare that you find someone with a combination of creativity and knowledge for marketing. Lipstick & Rouge Designs is the “boutique” of marketing companies. She was an absolute delight to work with through the entire process and I’ll miss our daily communication. I had high expectations at the start of our project and she managed to exceed them. April….a million thanks!"

~ Karen Lawlor, Staging Solutions LLC - Ellicott City, MD

"April Brinkley is an amazing designer. period. She is so gifted, she managed to somehow intuit what was in my head, and gave me that as an option. And yet I chose a logo design that was nothing like - and far superior to- anything I was able to envision.

Beyond that, working with her is such an enjoyable process. She has a lovely personality and treated me with such patience and kindness. It is obvious that she does not view her job as 'another day at the office,' but completely considers the importance and gravity of her designs and how they affect her clients.

She is really, truly amazing and I will recommend her to everyone I know."

~ Kimberly Reeves, Pink Door Décor - Atlanta, GA

"April, your skill of taking me down the design path for my logo, id suite and website was amazing. You captured exactly the image I wanted to portray with keenline design and the final product is fantastic. Your patience, humor and pleasant disposition is amazing. I guess it is comparable to a good designer when they nail exactly what their client envisioned their home to be. You have provided me with the perfect tool to help make my company a success. Thank you, thank you...I love it."

~ Megan Hannigan-Piller, keenline design - Canton, GA

"April, thanks so much for all of your hard work on my logo, identity items, brochure and website. I could not be happier with everything! I have had had tons of compliments already. Thanks also for your attentive service. While we were working together, I always felt like I was your only client...although I know that certainly was not the case! I would highly recommend you to others. Your services were worth every penny!"

~ Angie Gardeck, Allied A.S.I.D., New Perspective Design - Algonquin, IL

"What can I say but WOW! One of the best decisions I made to jump-start my new company was to hire April to create corporate image, marketing materials and website. While I had a vision in mind, she took it to the next level...and then some. She has a unique way of listening to the client and delivering a professional yet very personal product. I feel so confident out in the marketplace because I know that my 'branding' pieces set my company out from the competition. Her unparalleled creativity and fantastic client service are unsurpassed. I can't express enough how much I enjoyed the experience of working with April. Thank you for an exceptional job, I could not be more pleased."

~ Colleen Warden, Rediscovered Rooms - Orange County, CA

"April, I was so impressed by your uncanny ability to create a professional image for me that reflects who I am and how I do business… I don’t know how you did it without ever meeting me, but you nailed it! I am thrilled with all of my marketing materials!! My website has received rave reviews and I am proud to announce my new business to everyone I meet. It has been so much fun to work with you and it really couldn’t have been easier. You are a true professional. Thank you!"

~ DJ Salas, Renaissance At Home - San Diego, CA 

Dear April,

"We just want to say what an absolute pleasure it is for us to work with you. You are a true professional and extremely talented. It's magical how you create our personalities through but a few words.

We absolutely love our logo; the colors and look are terrific. Made for us. And every time we look at the website we are captured by the message, the feeling it evokes. Exactly how we imagined.

You are one terrific talented woman. One of our esteemed colleagues said that our site is the best she has seen, and she has looked at hundreds. Our neighbors loved the car magnets, our kids think they are totally cool, and so on. Every time we see them, we say 'That's us!', and we are looking fabulous. You translated our vision perfectly.

Thank you, for your skill, your upbeat kindness, your willingness to make changes and be flexible. Lift Your Spirits Home Transformations looks forward to a life long relationship and friendship. With heartfelt thanks..."

~ Jennifer Duchene & Gina Carroll, Lift Your Spirits Home Transformations - San Jose, CA

"I am thrilled with the outcome of my newly revised website. April’s incredible vision and talent is unyielding! Every aspect of this project was well thought-out, organized and beautifully executed.

April has a great aptitude for understanding the client’s vision. My ideas where expressed and then she intuitively translated what I had envisioned. Working with April was effortless…she gets it! I could not be happier with the results; in addition I am receiving tons of hits, compliments and positive feedback! Thanks April!!!"

~ Melanie Serra, The Home Stager's Guild - Atlanta, GA

Dear April,

"I can’t begin to tell you how much I LOVE my whole identity package and website! From where we started to where we ended up was an amazing (and enjoyable) process. The words I keep hearing from those who have seen the site are Gorgeous and Sophisticated, which is exactly what I wanted. For someone I’ve never met, you really nailed what I needed!

Thank you for allowing me to take time to up my mind and change things when I needed to. The end result could not be more perfect for my business. You were an absolute joy to work with, and worth every single penny! I look forward to our future collaborations as my business grows and I begin to do more advertising. I’m so glad I found you."

Warm Regards,

~ Sandra McPherson, The Designer's Workroom - Dahlonega, GA

"Thank you so much for the lovely work you did for me on behalf of my business. I really appreciate how attentive you are to every detail. You had a fresh perspective on the designs, and I love how the website and corporate ID turned out. I couldn't have done it without you, and of course I'll highly recommend you!"

~ Linda Sinclair, Rediscovered Rooms - Nashville, TN

"If you are looking for a great website designer who is so talented and great to work with, you are at the right site. Frankly, I think she is the best in the business, particularly for interior designers and redesigners. I plan to go to her often to update my site and add things along the way. My website is clean and beautiful, and my logo and ID suite are also to die for. My advice is to get the whole package!"

~ Carolyn Boyd, Red or Green Interior Design - Las Cruces, NM

"Although I was reluctant to reach out to someone across the Internet to assist with some graphic work for my business, I was immediately impressed and drawn to April’s style and sense of playfulness within her work. Upon contacting her, I realized that our relationship would indeed be a super fit. She’s professional, reliable, spunky and talented. I’ve appreciated that she allowed me to share the design responsibilities, since it is natural for me as an interior designer. The graphic expertise was hers completely. The quality of the finished materials, business cards, note cards, have been beyond my expectations. Every one who has seen the business card expresses how unique it is... therefore memorable! I’ve only the best words to pass along about April and her talents."

~ Sonya Worosz, design2follow, llc -  Falls Church, VA

"I cannot say enough fantastic things about working with April on the development of my logo design and identity suite! She 'got' the image I was looking for immediately, and the only problem I experienced was trying to decide between TOO many wonderful choices presented by April. She could not have been more professional, yet fun, easy to work with, enthusiastic, friendly, and best of all, creative…and she did the whole thing by email, never talking to me in person. I was amazingly impressed with the quality and creativity of her work, and the speed of her turnaround time. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking to have graphic design work done. She is fabulous to work with!"

~ Danielle Franco, Beautiful Windows & More - Vienna, VA

"April Brinkley of Lipstick & Rouge Designs created my company's web site. I couldn't be more impressed with her fabulous work, and I thoroughly enjoyed her amusing communiqués. I give her...a perfect 10!"

~ Patricia Wendell, Patricia A. Wendell Workroom - Chicago, IL

"I just received my package of printed 'goodies' and I can't believe how beautiful, colorful and fun everything is!! They look even better in person! I absolutely love all of the designs you did for me, and can't thank you enough for your patience and advice throughout the design process. After just a little while, I felt like I was dealing with a friend! Thank you again for bringing me and my business to life!"

~ Patty Bell, Patty Bell Makeup - Pittsburgh, PA

"From the moment I saw April’s portfolio, I knew she was the graphic artist I wanted to develop my business identity package. I loved the look of everything I saw on her website. April has been a delight to work with. She has such wonderful creativity and as much a gift for writing as with graphic design. I never fail to get terrific compliments about my logo, biz card and website. These are often the first impressions for my business, and April has captured just the look and feel I was after."

~ Amy Meinecke, Window Works Studio - Thomasville, NC

"April, I've thoroughly enjoyed working with you. It has been a sweet pleasure. You have a true gift of creativity!!! I can't begin to tell you how much I enjoy passing my cards out and seeing the expressions on a potential client's face when they see my website. You have designed a website and created an ID suite that truly reflects me. I'm proud to say that I will, without a doubt, pass the word along about you! I look forward to working with you again in the very near future."

~ Tiffany McCoy, Kaleidoscope Interior Creations - Keller, TX

"April, thank you for creating such a beautiful logo, website, identity suite and brochure for me! I am so happy to have found you and am already receiving such positive feedback. Everyone who knows me says that this website is...ME. It's amazing how you were able to capture that--and we've never personally met! You had a way of making me feel like I was your only client and I really appreciated your never-ending patience with me! I'm going to miss my daily email chats with you. I look forward to working with you again and am already recommending you to anyone who needs their business polished! Thank you Thank you Thank you!"

~ Lori DiMonda, Bella's Pages - Monroe, WA

"April, I don’t know what to say that hasn’t already been said. And all very accurate. You are quite simply, the best. It has been my delight and pleasure to work with someone so talented, creative and easy to work with. You made this process fun and uncomplicated. You got the idea and feel for what I wanted in no time at all. You go, girl!!!"

~ Nann Heath, SASSY home staging & redesign - Rome, GA

"There is something very special about Lipstick and Rouge Designs! It is not just that April is a joy to work with, but also that the quality of her work is fabulous. The website she designed for my business has generated SPECTACULAR attention, and already I have new customers and jobs that are a direct result of this new site. She is creative, organized, attentive to my goals, efficient, personable, and such an expert at what she does! Her attention to the details, and eye for BEST DESIGN are extraordinary. I look forward to future projects with Lipstick and Rouge Designs!"

~ Cynthia dePasquale, dePasquale Designs - Berwyn, PA

"The benefits of working with Ms. April are evident. She is very talented, professional and easy to work with. She translated my thoughts into a remarkable presence on the web. You will love her so much and you will want to use her for everything. She was very patient and understanding and I appreciate her so much. We got it done on time and within budget. April is the best!"

~ Vilma Farrar, The August Boutique - Las Vegas NV

"April, Just a little note to say thank you so much for all of your wonderful work! The fit and finish of my business design is incredible, and I couldn't be more pleased! You have a keen sense of understanding your clients and providing a look that truly represents their style. It has been a pleasure doing business with you. You have truly made this experience enjoyable!!"

~ Stephanie O'Connell, Le Marmalade - Howell, MI

"Thank you, April, for all of your creative talents! You are amazing!! I am so very excited to launch my new absolutely created my dream logo, business cards, stationary, note cards & webpage! I have received wonderful feedback from everyone that has seen your work & I am so grateful for all that you have created. I would recommend you to anyone. You have far exceeded what I was expecting, especially since I did not know what I wanted until you created it!! A big thank you..."

~ Susan Huddleston, Susan St James Interior Design - El Dorado Hills, CA

"April, I just want you to know how very pleased I am with my website design and new logo! I have already landed a large account from an online customer and I credit it all to you and your incredible artistic abilities. I'm so proud to refer clients to my new website and I've told friends to call you for their logo and design needs! Thank you, thank you, thank you.

P.S... The website you designed for me has paid for itself over and over again. I get calls or emails weekly from people who have done web searches, found my site and they're blown away by your beautiful display! I couldn't agree more!"

~ Camille Moore, Interior Treatments by Camille Moore - Franklin, TN

"There’s talent – and then there’s TALENT. April falls into category #2: All caps and in bold. What a great eye; what great marketing instincts! Add to that the cherry-on-top of an outstandingly thorough business approach and an unsinkable can-do attitude and working with April Brinkley is a professional treat. Furthermore, working with April is probably one of the smartest dollar-value investment I’ve made in my business because the quality of her work, the end product – and even the process to get to that end product – is just outstanding. Thank you April. Thank you for making a Herculean task like creating a web site a manageable and enjoyable process. I absolutely love my site. I will miss you! Warmest and best regards..."

~ Donna Hoffman, Interiors by Donna Hoffman - Yardley, PA

"What April Brinkley brings to the table will absolutely delight you. Immediately you will recognize that her style, talent and her innate ability of 'getting' you will transform your ideas into a sheer masterpiece for your new venture. Don't know where to begin? Do not fret…April will listen, guide you and create something perfect just for you. And it will be, perfectly, you."

~ Paula Wittmer, Principal Owner, Artistic Redesign & Staging - Raleigh, NC

"April was great to work with in this process. As a fellow designer, it is sometimes difficult for me to hand over my vision to someone else and expect the same outcome and level of expertise that I expect from my own work. Since I do not have experience in graphic design and website design, I had to trust April to help create what I was envisioning. Together we worked together to develop a new face for my business, one that would appeal to my current demographic and one that also showcases my personal style.

I have received a lot of positive feedback about my new logo and web site and I think it has helped boost my image on the internet. I would highly recommend April's services."

~ Chantal Devane, Devane Design - Eden Prairie, MN

"I knew I faced a huge challenge starting a new business. I knew I would have to be able to grab attention out of the blocks. When I saw the way April designed her own website, I was sold; I knew she was the creative mind and drive that I would need. I was so right. My advertising suite is a huge success and I had my first client before I have even opened my business formally. People are buzzing about how attractive and eye catching my cards and postcards are. I am delighted at her insight and creativity and willingness to work on every detail. It feels like my birthday and Christmas all rolled into one. I am passing her name on to everyone. Merci Beacoup, April. You are the best, my dear!"

~ Edna Sailor, Owner/Operator, by Edna Redesign & Staging - Minot, ND

"April, it has been such a pleasure working with you. I am so glad I stumbled across your website. You are very talented in what you do and I had an enjoyable experience just being able to see all the wonderful design options  you provided to capture the identity of my business. It is very hard these days to find businesses who really care about their customers and who truly want to make a difference. You made this part of starting my new business an easy and fun process. Thank you again and should I have any other projects in the near future, I will be sure to get in contact with you."

~ Rose Lopez, Design by Occasion - Greensburg, PA

"It is my ultimate pleasure to refer everyone to April Brinkley of Lipstick and Rouge Designs. I went to April looking for help in my re-branding efforts. I have had my own redesign business for 9 years, but knew I wanted a new logo, new website and new look. I had a 'feeling' of what I wanted; I just wasn’t sure how to articulate it. April was relaxed, confident, supportive, patient, accommodating and creative in helping me find 'the new me.' She was able to pinpoint my needs as well as my wants.

My experience with April was all that I had hoped it would be. She is a true collaborator and knows her business. More than that, she is fun and inventive and a true professional! Now my new website is up, it is gorgeous and is all ME. Don’t hesitate to hire April! She is FABULOUS."

~ Cheryl Clifford, Work The Room Redesign - San Francisco, CA

"April is absolutely the most creative, talented, and hardworking professional we have ever come across. Our product packaging design was more than we could have ever imagined. She took a few notes of what we had in mind and amazed us with her designs. Our boxes have taken our candle collection to a higher level in the industry. She also created a label, banner, and helped redesign our logo! We now have something we are very proud to put on our products. April responded quickly to every e-mail and sent her designs exactly when she said she would. If we ever need anything designed we will always contact April. Thank you for everything!"

~ Julie, Jean & Shelley, Get Your Candle On - San Antonio, TX

"April, I just wanted to let you know that my package of printed materials arrived and I love everything!! You are an amazing artist with vision! You were able to take my personality and create the perfect logo and materials for my business. I feel like I have a whole new start!! Thank you so much. I have already recommended you and will continue to do so!"

~ Vivian C Dibrell, Chase Custom Creations - Pittsburgh PA

"April, I feel I have to let you know what a pleasure it has been to work together to design my website, logo, etc.. Honestly, it feels like you can read my mind. Whatever the project, you take my thoughts and produce exactly what I want. The logo you did is perfect for me. The colors, graphics, and design are beautiful. The postcards you designed are beyond gorgeous! I get compliments from everyone that sees my logo and I refer them all to you. Thanks again for everything!"

~ Gretchen Wright, Wright Choices - High Point, NC

"April, we just loved working with you! You knew exactly what we wanted and made our logo, ID suite, website and book design go beyond what we ever thought possible! We will definitely be contacting you for your fun, fabulous services again!"

~ Deborah Ragozzino & Patricia Cain, Let's Play House, LLC - Setauket, NY

"When I was looking for a logo to start my new interior decorating business, I searched for the internet and found Lipstick and Rouge Designs' website. No other company could compare to the impression April Brinkley's company left on me!! Her ideas are fun, fresh and completely brilliant! The only tough decision I had to make was trying to choose which fabulous design I wanted my new business to uphold. April completely redesigned by website into a professional looking masterpiece I can be proud of!

Thank you, April, for all of your wonderful work and being such a gem to do business with!! I look forward to working with you in the future and would be proud to refer you to anyone needing graphic design work."

~ Jenni Lapke, J's Interior Decorating - Papillion, NE

"April, I just want to thank you. I really love everything. It's just so exciting for my business to have such a strong and elegant look. I'm so pleased and appreciate your patience and your beautiful designs. Thanks so much!"

~ Marci Held, Beyond the Fringe - N. Canton, OH

"I have worked with April for five separate design endeavors. With each project she exceeded my expectations with her creative output and her amazing sense of style. She was able to transform my ideas into incredible designs that have all been noteworthy, eye-catching and memorable. April is incredibly intuitive, prompt and responsive. She is a gem and an outstanding designer!

~ Jenny Chung, Realtor - Washington, D.C.

"When I was in the process of starting my new design business, I had a vision as well as sketches of what I wanted my marketing materials and website to look like. Because I didn’t have the skills in graphic and website design in order to create what I wanted for my business, I knew I needed the help of a professional. So I began my quest to find the passionate graphic designer I was looking for to be my partner and help me create what I was envisioning. It was through my Google search that I discovered April Brinkley with Lipstick & Rouge Designs. April’s company left such a wonderful impression on me that I knew at that moment, I had arrived at the right place at the right time. And so began the best decision of my life.

April and I worked together on designing an entire suite of promotional items for my business including a website. April listened effectively to what I was seeking, she brought forward beautiful design ideas for my consideration in a timely manner. She knew the image I was looking to portray and she turned my vision into a reality by bringing it to life in both print and on the web.

April Brinkley with Lipstick & Rouge Designs is extraordinary. Her design work is impeccable and her talent is amazing. April has this ability of capturing the true essence of your personality and transforming it into beautiful designs that truly represents your style. She also has this lovely way of connecting with you on a personal level where you feel like you have known her your whole life when, in reality, you have never met. How could so many terrific characteristics and abilities find their way into one graphic designer?

Thank you so much April for going above and beyond and sharing your amazing talent that brought A Well Dressed Nest to life. I just love the fact that every time I will see my beautiful website and all my lovely marketing materials that go with it, a part of you will always be with me. Like Abileen said in the movie The Help: 'You is kind. You is smart. You is important.' "

~ Tracey Joniak, Principal Designer, A Well Dressed Nest - Village of Lakewood, IL

"Working with April is a new business owner's dream! I sought her out based on seeing the design she created for a colleague's business card. April is creative, thorough, highly responsive, and exceptionally organized. She doesn't miss a beat; she addresses all concerns and works quickly and efficiently.

April is a true partner; she is fair with pricing, honest about her skills, and generous with her ideas. I am proud to have marketing materials that capture my personality, vision, and look great! From start to finish (well...I don't think there will be a finish, I will work with April for as long as I am in business and she is!) Lipstick & Rouge packages and polishes your promotions!

Thank you for bringing my ideas to life and creating ideas that I would never think of...You get me, and I am so grateful that I found you!"

~ Lynne Poulton, Wholly Organized! LLC - Stow, OH

"Working with April has been a great experience. Not only is she incredibly creative and artistic, she goes above and beyond when it comes to service and responsiveness. She was quick and efficient in responding to my emails during the entire process of putting together my logo, business cards and website. Her suggestions and ideas were always well-founded and I learned to trust her judgment very quickly. My new website exceeds all my expectations, thanks to April."

~ Amy Shea, Shea Interiors - Weston, FL

"We came across the Lipstick & Rouge site while searching for graphic designers to help with a logo for business cards, letterhead/brochure and possible Internet presence. Not only did the icebreaker form sent to us gather enough info for an appropriate deliverable, but I can honestly say that we were blown away with the tough choices we had to make among fantastic options she generated. Any one of them would have made my day.

In addition to that, April can't help herself: she over-delivers. I now have a tagline and a tied-in character and business logo that I could not have thought of a way to ask for, much less dreamed could be so perfect. I had to ask April to re-finalize the invoice because I know that the value of the time she clearly spent was much higher than billed. You can't go wrong with Lipstick & Rougeunless possibly if you're not interested in promoting your business. P.S. Order more business cards than you think you'll need. People love them."

~ Katrina Stilwell, Great Living Co. - Houston, TX

"April, if everyone did their job as thoughtfully as you do, the world would be a much happier place. Your patience with me during this project has been amazing. Thank you so much for my personalized, professional and beautiful logo, print materials and website!"

~ Daryl Lyn Saha, DLS Interiors - Nashville, TN

"Contacting April Brinkley for my website design and the creation of my "haute chic" has been the best decision I made. The results are fantastic and her professionalism and commitment is impressive. From only our only email communications, she was able to understand my needs and and create my designs in precisely the manner what I wanted. Her patience and kindness combined with her professionalism makes the perfect combination for success in all her projects. For that reason, I highly recommend Lipstick & Rouge!"

~ Nelida Janiga, Drapes & More Professional Workroom - Haymarket, Virginia




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