Client Accolades

Customer service is paramount at Zmak Creative.
It’s our mission to help you realize your vision.

Alix Lynn Bosch, Owner
De Tierra Vineyards, 2019

“The time has flown by and we have thoroughly enjoyed working with you! Thank you so much for being such an amazing and integral part of our team. We are truly very grateful for all your assistance this past year!”

Sean Madden, Director
International School of Monterey, 2019
Former Marketing Manager, Cal State Monterey Bay

“Steve brought the best out in me as a writer/editor and creative co-director due to his rare combination of artistic genius and tremendous attention to detail. From initial brainstorm to final delivery of a finished product, Steve applied his knowledge, aesthetic sense, and drive for perfection to every project, consistently delivering more than our campus clients expected.”

Amity Wood, Program Manager
Camp SEA Lab, 2010

“As Program Director of Camp SEA Lab, I am honored to recommend Zmak Creative to help shape your organization’s communication and marketing goals. In working with Steve Zmak this past year, he has demonstrated constant professionalism, unparalleled artistic design, and delivered an exceptional quality of products that surpassed our expectations on multiple levels. Camp SEA Lab is a small nonprofit educational organization that values outstanding customer service for our clients, and we expect that same quality in those businesses we work with. Steve has consistently displayed this approach through his creativity and flexibility to adjust to our design needs and timelines, paying close personal attention to details, and through his overall approachable nature and enthusiastic personality. When you work with Zmak Creative, you are working with a dedicated friend who strives to deliver outstanding products for his clients. Not only is Steve a tremendous artist, photographer, and graphic designer, Steve has a unique skill that makes him stand above others—his ability to listen to client requests, even to the smallest level of detail. When working to redesign our website, Steve paid careful attention to our needs, design ideas, and project deadlines, and applied his talent and experience from the first brainstorm meeting to the completion of the final product. Steve has the ability to make each client feel like they are a top priority. Based on my experience, I highly recommend Zmak Creative for any company that expects to get the most exceptional product with the best customer service. Steve Zmak delivers on every level.”

Mary Ruberry, VP Development & Marketing
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County, 2012

“Over the past four years it has been my pleasure to work with Steve on many Communications projects for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County (BGCMC). In my role as VP of Development & Marketing, it is very important that I partner with like-minded people who are committed to helping our youth. Steve ‘gets’ what we do, and this comes through in his artwork and designs. Steve is very professional, and has consistently delivered design products that have captured the culture and vision for the organization and for our kids. Perhaps most importantly, Steve is a very good listener, and asks many questions in the planning process so that he is clear about the goal of the piece, as well as the look and feel we need for our varied audiences. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County is a very fast-paced organization, and we need partners who can work within aggressive schedules and deliver on-time. Steve is a ‘can-do’ person, and I can honestly say that Steve has never been late with any project he takes on. We appreciate this consistency and dependability very much. I highly recommend Steve to anyone who needs the services of a professional graphic designer. They will receive more than a product and service…they will have a partner who is interested in representing the customer well.”

Linda Byrne, Director of Mission Development
Catholic Charities Diocese of Monterey, 2012

“I have personally worked with Steve Zmak for nearly two years on various design projects, such as website creation and collateral design packages for several high-visibility fundraising events held here on the Monterey Peninsula. On each occasion, Steve has been able to quickly grasp the project’s communication goals; provide professional insight and guidance; and is open to artistic direction from the client. On each of our projects, Steve has usually been able to hit the mark on the first draft, saving our agency both time and dollars and, therefore, providing a quick turnaround for the final product. Having worked in the marketing and communication field in Silicon Valley for nearly 30 years, I have literally worked with hundreds of graphic designers on a wide variety of programs and projects for both the public sector, as well as for non-profits. Steve provides unparalleled customer service, from concept discussions to deliverables. He is an excellent listener and asks targeted questions designed to learn about his client’s vision. I find that his input has ultimately contributed to a better product for Catholic Charities. Having Steve as a design consultant is like having another team member. He is personable, respectful and easy to work with, and I very much appreciate his professionalism and the broad based experience and skills that he brings to the table. I highly recommend Steve Zmak, without reservation, to any organization needing graphic design support.”

Greg Pool, Lead Staff, Web Services
Cal State Monterey Bay, 2019

“I’ve worked with Steve since 1997, when he took on the herculean task of creating a modern, professional brand at a new university. His work still stands today, and his influence and enthusiasm have been an inspiration to me ever since. I have proudly used his graphic design skills many times since then, and his photography continues to amaze me. And if you are ever the recipient of a glass of his home brewed beer, count yourself fortunate!”

Melissa Parlee-Hirth, Consultant
First 5 Monterey County, 2008

“I have worked with Steve Zmak on two projects for First 5 Monterey County. Each time I’ve been impressed with his superior customer service. He is responsive and has quick turnarounds, working well on tight deadlines or even on projects that take longer than expected. He listens to ideas and concepts of his client while graciously accepting comments and suggestions for improvement. I also feel he does a great job of conveying his timeline throughout the project so the client knows when to expect drafts and when final approvals need to happen to meet established deadlines. Overall, I really enjoy working with Steve on projects. His collaborative and creative viewpoints help my work immensely. And his upbeat attitude is always welcomed.”

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