CORPORATE
   

"Great, I am glad. I enjoy your work and working with you in general." —Jon Teodoro, Owner/Project Manager; Verde Media LLC

 

"Christine guided me to success by sharing her knowledge in a way that was simple to understand. She taught me how to navigate through our Customer Relationship Management (CRM) database system and website, as well as communicate effectively with other Chamber Members." —Madeline Pippel, Student, Supply Chain Management Loyola University Chicago

"You Rock!!!!”
—Jasmine Neveles, Marketing Manager; Team Schostak Family Restaurants [TSFR] Apple Venture, LLC:
Hired for communications and marketing design support


“OMG—the new design looks fantastic!”
 —Debra Ricucci, AIC, CM; Claims Supervisor, Amerisure Insurance:
Amerisure Colleague on Junior Achievement [JA] Golf Outing task team assigned to design brand package


 “Love them...ALL of them.”
 —Gerald Chiddick, Vice President Marketing, Amerisure Insurance:
Assigned for communications and marketing design support for Junior Achievement [JA] Golf Outing


“Christine has done exactly the type of work we will require in Product Development in order to better sell ourselves and ideas. This is wonderful work – thank you so much.“
—John T. Heicher, CIC, CRM, Director; Market Segment and Product Development:
Assigned for white paper presentations and executive strategy documents


"WOW—this is incredible—you’re hired.”
—John T. Heicher, CIC, CRM, Director; Market Segment and Product Development:
Assigned for white paper presentations and executive strategy documents


“Thanks Christine for all the work you've done and are doing for us! I really appreciate you being flexible for our budget and also conscious of staying within budget. Please know I will make it up to you with ongoing work...”
—Brian N. Kundinger, Sr., President; Kundinger Industrial Automation & Process Controls:
Assigned for 50th Anniversary Celebration design & marketing support materials

 

GOVERNMENT

“I will be happy to serve as a reference. I wish you good luck as your continue your interview process.”
 —Elizabeth Koto, AICP, City Planner; City of St. Clair Shores: Bournias awarded government bid


 “You can count on a call from us at some point.” [November 15, 2010]

—Bryce Kelley, Development Officer; Wayne County Department of Economic Development Growth Engine [EDGE]:
Participant Aerotropolis [ADC] Marketing and Communications RFP


“The Committee is very pleased with the depth of the professional effort put into the high quality submission received. Your submission is well prepared and clearly validated by your professional training and experience, your message ‘a brand new way of thinking’, and your well prepared processes...Christine, it has been my extreme pleasure to get to meet you and learn about your agency during this process. (I enjoyed the orange fruit very much.) Should you ever need anything, do not hesitate to contact me.”

—Bryce Kelley, Development Officer; Wayne County Department of Economic Development Growth Engine [EDGE]:
Participant Aerotropolis [ADC] Marketing and Communications RFP


HIGHER EDUCATION

"Christine encouraged me to take the leadership position for our student chapter of AIGA, and too provided me the tools to be a successful leader (tools like organization, empowering others, teaching others, setting goals etc.). These same leadership lessons and tools have allowed my career path to grow from a Graphic Designer to two years later, an Associate Creative Director at ES3."
 —Tom Jambriska, Associate Creative Director, ES3, Los Angeles: Higher Education Student


"Christine's a superior candidate...I value her design expertise and seek still seek her advice. Her creative mind would be an asset to your staff..."
—Elaine Ohno, Consultant/Prior Adjunct Fashion Instructor: Higher Education Colleague


“It was great to see how much work you put into each project. You have a really nice sense of design and your responsive layouts are coming together now, congrats!”
—Piper Nilsson, Instructor Sessions College for Professional Design: Advanced web design online participant


“I definitely think you are qualified to teach a branding or copywriting course. You are very articulate and enthusiastic about design. I think I already sent in a recommendation for you but if you need another let me know. If you'd like to, send me your resume I will forward it to Jonathon at Sessions.”
—Piper Nilsson, Instructor Sessions College for Professional Design: Advanced web design online participant


“Fantastic job on the project Christine! I really like the site you chose and I think that you have given a clear vision and the foundation you have here is spot on. The goal of this exercise was to design clear wireframes and sub-pages for a homepage that demonstrate strong navigational skills. You were expected to create a complete text-based hierarchy outline for the site, translating it into a professional site map. Well done there! You took the information and direction and put together a good presentation. Your hierarchy gives a clear path description of the site and your wireframes are nicely detailed. You should be able to follow this plan and translate it into a strong site. Again, great job!”
—Bruce Bricknell, Instructor Sessions College for Professional Design: Advanced web design online participant


 “I am really impressed by your work on this assignment and your ability to describe you approach...The design is edgy and sophisticated and the typography very well done...it reminds me of design appreciated in HOW Magazine...Excellent use of negative space...I’ll be submitting all designs for the inclusion in the student gallery.“
—Margaret Penney, Instructor, Sessions College for Professional Design: Typography poster design assignment


“Congratulations on being a finalist in this competition! I am as much impressed by the information you sent along with this submission, very articulate and well thought out design process. I like how you are using extreme scale with type, transparency and large format images. The design style is bold and somewhat edgy. Your work is my favorite design because it isn't afraid to be bold and beautiful. The style is very good and reminds me a bit of Tibor Kalman and Colors magazine which is an appropriate style to emulate for this client.”
—Margaret Penney, Instructor, Sessions College for Professional Design:
Participant; national brochure design competition for International Rescue Committee [IRC]


Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. Helping millions around the world over the last 80 years, the IRC is on the ground in 40 countries today, providing emergency relief, relocation, and rebuilding in the wake of disaster. Sessions College students were asked to design a brochure to communicate the work of the organization, promote services, and inspire people to donate or find ways to get involved.


“I am very impressed with the level of professionalism and creativity that you have exerted in the project. I am in disbelief that you need to fine-tune the website! It looks absolutely amazing to me... I think you did an excellent job on the final website."
—Mia Xiong, Instructor, Sessions College for Professional Design, Front-end Developer/UI/UX Designer for startup BoostUp:
Beauty salon & spa website design assignment


“As Emeril Lagasse says, "BAM!" You nailed it, Christina. This design is excellent and I'm glad you tried the use of the additional images. Portfolio quality work!”

—Claire Boger, Instructor, Sessions College for Professional Design: Real estate home page site design assignment


”CCME administrators and Sessions College staff were delighted with the quality, creativity, and diversity of the work submitted in the competition. We congratulate the winner Christine Bournias! Thank you, your answers were perfect.”
—Gordon Drummond, President; Sessions College for Professional Design:
Participant; national logo design competition for Council of College Military Educators [CCME]; Twenty-three students participated in the competition to create an anniversary logo for the Council of College Military Educators [CCME], a non-profit organization dedicated to providing educational opportunity to U.S. military service members. The students submitted more than 70 individual logo designs.


“As Part-Time Manager of .this fledgling initiative, Christine worked closely with me, the CCS Marketing department staff, and key players on and off campus to build awareness about the value of our offerings. Christine is a diligent worker, who goes beyond the call of duty, and is a tireless promoter who seeks out opportunities to share valuable information both internally and with potential clients. Her responsiveness to existing and potential clients and her communicative nature made her an ideal choice for this position. Christine does not shy from challenges, and her ability to work with little supervision is invaluable to a workplace seeking self-starters who can problem solve.”
—Carla R. Gonzalez, Director, Continuing Education; College for Creative Studies:
Hired Bournias as Adjunct Instructor for various CE certificate programs


"In addition, Christine has proven herself to be a top-rate instructor with classroom leadership experience in the Adobe Creative Suite, Branding and the Idea, and Fundamentals of Design—an essential prerequisite course for our certificate programs in Print and Web. I highly recommend Christine Bournias for any position requiring experience in branding, entrepreneurship, promotion, organization, and open communication.” 
—Carla R. Gonzalez, Director, Continuing Education; College for Creative Studies: Hired Christine as Custom Training Manager; a College for Creative Studies [CCS] custom training initiative; developing training programs to meet the specific needs of creative teams in a variety of software, technical, and creative-process areas valuable to the creative industry professionals.


“Christine’s experience, un-ending enthusiasm and ability to communicate ideas have played a key role in our two certificate programs...Christine accepts responsibilities and challenges with a smile, and she works diligently to ensure her students are taught with real-world requirements in mind.”
 —Carla R. Gonzalez, Director, Continuing Education; College for Creative Studies:
Hired Bournias as Adjunct Instructor for various CE certificate programs


NON-PROFIT

“It has been such a pleasure working with Christine. Christine has been beyond excellent in everything she does. I especially appreciate her prompt replies and her ability to translate her ideas into understandable language for me. Not only did Christine make the changes that we needed, she anticipated problems and suggested enhancements that we never would have thought of. Christine was sensitive to our wish to have  the website in order by the time of our press event, and that was a big relief for us. She is truly a professional that we would like to engage again, and I intend to tout her services at our Board meeting.”
—Barbara Bloebow, Secretary, Board of Directors; The RESTORE Foundation: Hired Bournias for website content consultation