Testimonials


Thank YOU! to Julia who was able to capture body and soul of the day in a way makes me to want to frame every single doodle.
—Eva Marquez, Executive Director – Marketing

Having a real-time visual representation of the thoughts and dreams of our faculty, staff and students as they participated in strategic planning sessions about the College’s future brought their ideas to life. Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College worked through year-long process to gather data and gain input toward a second phase of our Aspire Even Higher strategic plan, and in working with Julia, we were able to capture information in a fun and meaningful way as a culmination of this effort. What was so wonderful about having visual boards was that each different group could see how their ideas overlap with each other. They boards also helped those on campus who did not participate in the session to feel excited about the many possibilities for the institution. You just cannot get the same feeling or effect from bulleted notes on a chart. We were able to use the boards in The Onyx, our alumni magazine, to share with alumni and friends about the effort we put this year into planning for the future.
—Karen Dyer
Vice President for Advancement, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College

I invest in Julia’s visual recording for important workshops not just for a great deliverable, but mostly because her works drives engagement - she brings an element of creativity and real-time intrigue as participants watch their ideas come to life on her boards.
—Peter Lux
Chief of Staff & VP, Organization + People
Heritage Environmental Services

Julia was a fantastic addition to our conference. She took complex information and distilled it into graphic notes that enhanced learning, provided beautiful visuals, and added an element of fun to the day. Her work played perfectly to our social media strategy of creating Instagram-worthy content to help fulfill our nonprofit's educational mission.

—Erin Anderson
Director of Programs and Advancement at Autoimmune Hepatitis Association

Inviting Julia ... represented a new strategy to encourage faculty and staff to think creatively about emerging opportunities on our campus.  As the attendees worked on their new ideas through discussion and taking notes, Julia provided a visual representation of their ideas. This alternative mode to capture ideas supported those attendees who are more visual than verbal learners, and it also helped all attendees to see how their proposals might be interested by others. The creation of a visual record of the workshop is also an important way to document what the attendees did.  We can use the visual notes throughout the summer as the attendees progress with their projects, and we can use them when school starts again to demonstrate these ideas and even recruit others to work on these projects. In this way, the visual notes serve to encourage buy in for new initiatives on our campus.
—Julia M. Williams, PhD
Interim Dean, Cross-Cutting Programs and Emerging Opportunities & Professor of English
ROSE-HULMAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

I knew that your presence would make all the difference in the world and it did. Your work activates the imagination and inspires all to unleash their creativity! Your gifts are like alchemy for the brain, heart - and yes guts too 🙂 - You totally adapted, get thrown in to content you never heard and did it masterfully and joined in authentically with the group.
—Ellen Wingard, Transformational leadership consulting for social impact

[Julia created] an amazingly beautiful, warm, creative, thoughtful graphic for a project I worked on.

We used the graphic for workshop material and Julia made a poster which served as the backdrop for the entire day.

Everyone appreciated the artistry of the graphic but more than that it became a reference point for collaboration and cross sector communication.

The end result is that a workshop about collaboration now has a brand that reflects the wonderful character, assets and collaborative spirit of the region.

—Amy Bonn
Founder and Principal
Finch Network
https://www.finch-network.com/
I found your presentation useful, reinforcing, and inspiring —
Useful in that it provided an organized approach to assessing a Brand’s meaning, purpose, and value.
Reinforcing in that when I thought of our Brand, many of the questions you asked were answerable in the affirmative!
Inspiring in that many of the questions asked were “oh, yes, we should know that and/or do that” reminders — creating a to do list — for which I am grateful.
—Bill G., The Combine 2016 (thecombine.org)

Working with Julia was smooth and easy. She was wonderfully accommodating with my requests for tweaks and "can we try...?" She also gave thoughtful suggestions and options throughout the process, and provided a beautiful final product that I'm not only proud to share, but that made clear and understandable some dense, detailed findings.

—Joyce Lee-Ibarra
Nonprofit Consultant
JLI Consulting
http://www.jliconsultinghawaii.com/

If your favorite non-profit is in need of assistance with branding, messaging, or logo development, I highly recommend Stone Soup Creative. Julia has a wealth of expertise and experience with small and large nonprofits from a variety of industries.

—Stuart Pompel, Executive Director, Pacific Crest

Julia is a responsive, thoughtful, a clear communicator, and an excellent listener. I felt heard, respected, and like she cared about my outcomes as much as I did.

—Julie O'Day, Owner, O'Day Studios

We first worked with Julia on a single infographic for a presentation in 2012, but that experience was so positive that we have continued going back to her for bigger and bigger projects. All of the work she has done for us is clean, professional, seamlessly integrated into our existing graphic identity, and most of all beautiful. Julia is also an absolute pleasure to work with. I cannot recommend her enough!

—Alison Wade, Chief Administrator, Association of Art Museum Directors

It was truly a pleasure working with Julia and Stone Soup Creative. She understood my vision and translated that into a powerful and aesthetically appealing document that exceeded my expectations.

—Ashley Gaudiano, Communications & Public Outreach Manager, Wholesome Wave

From concept to end product, working with Julia Reich and her team of talented, conscientious and accessible professionals—who crafted a beautiful design for us—was truly a pleasure.

—Clare Scott, [former] Communications Associate, Office of Communications & Marketing, Wells College

I love working with Julia and Stone Soup. In addition to creating a beautiful product, they are very good at listening to what we want and are willing to engage in a creative dialogue about how to achieve the results we're looking for.

—Jerusha Klemperer, Co-Founder and Communications Director, FoodCorps

Our collaboration with Julia has been wonderful starting with the initiative to redesign our logo way back in 2007. Each project from then on has been handled beautifully, with attention to our special needs, conveying the message of our mission to the communities we serve. In the market we serve her design efforts translate to an easily recognized symbol of quality and integrity.

—Kathryn Trentacosti, R.D., Vice President, Cater to You

Thank you so much for the webinar—it was amazing. All of the feedback we have received so far has been fantastic. They loved the content, the way you presented and the resources they were given to dig deeper.

—Tiffani Gottlieb, Regional Director, Programs, Philanthropy Ohio