| Diop Design are small business specialists and with over 19 years of graphic and website design experience, we have many satisfied clients and are happy to share some of their feedback with you.
"Working with Sara from Diop Design was a fantastic experience. She understood our brief perfectly and came up with a range of creative designs. We are very happy with the outcome and look forward to marketing our new business with such an impressive logo."
For over ten years I had wanted to establish a website for the small publishing house that I operate, but was daunted by the complexities involved. Through a chance recommendation, I meet Sara Diop and now I have a website running, as well as brochures for the company. And both are superb.
Sara demonstrated amazing professionalism and initiative, and I was confident at every stage that the outcome would be excellent. Please visit the website she designed for Wild Peony Books: it is excellent, and speaks for itself. http://www.wildpeonybooks.com.au
Wild Peony Books
|“Being a young Neurosurgeon with limited knowledge of the IT world and the plethora of choices of companies to help me create a logo and a website, I was worried. Many of my contemporaries had reasonable websites with large corporations that had “Package deals” and all looked alike. I wanted something different and I found Diop Design on the web and liked the prospects a small company has to offer. I was not disappointed. Here are some of the reasons:
I have ended up with what I believe is the most comprehensive website in the world about Neurosurgery, and I owe it all to Diop Design. It did take many months and growing with each other as the practice developed, but it was everything I wished it could be. You will not regret working with Diop Design and they will make it their business to see your business make it.” Raoul Pope
- Small company with a driving passion to make things succeed and keeping the client happy
- Young company with a young Director and young, fresh ideas but good old fashioned courtesy and reliability.
- Approachable and malleable with a “can-do” mentality and A la Carte attitude rather than a “set-menu” approach.
- Honest, reliable, and most importantly available, ready to take on the challenges with constructive advice and options.
- If there were areas outside their expertise, they had other small business operatives that could help and all hinged on staking their reputation on the others, so the quality and service were second to none. These included SEO work, computer programming, graphic design (Sara even hand drew some logos when there was a copyright glitch and I was amazed at the quality).
- The personalised service enabled a completely diverse website that was not possible if using a “package deal”. The lengths they went to working with other companies to get what I wanted were amazing. Such a wide range of services even beyond the advertised ones.
- The rates and the price considering the free-lance type work was very competitive and worth every cent.
I have found Sara and the Diop design team to be a highly professional, proactive and thorough web design company. I was particularly impressed with Sara's fresh design suggestions and formatting for my site. Having little experience myself with the process of web design Sara was also very helpful in bringing me up to speed with the entire project. The end result was a website that is of excellent quality and one that I am very satisfied with. Alex Flint - Director of Strength Dynamics Ltd N.Z
"Sara is a delight to work with. Sara is able to interpret a brief and respond quickly and remotely making the creative response and process seem very easy." Regards Jodie
We set Diop Design a rather unusual brief - to reproduce a successful journalism textbook online, maintaining the look-and-feel and readability of the original three volumes in the online space. We needed ease of navigation across more than 100 individual web pages and the ability to build on the site framework and input content ourselves, with little web building experience. It also had to be data "lite" to be accessed by readers with slower Internet connections, especially journalists and media students in developing countries. Diop Design understood the brief, worked patiently as we learned on the run and then delivered it all, on time and at great value. David Ingram, The News Manual Online.
Exchange Classifieds - Alison – WebMistress
'It has been 10 years since we originally approached Sara to upgrade the look of our sites. Our case was special as we new the exact layout we wanted and had the sites functioning as we wanted them, but the look and colour scheme was "a little sad". Sara rectified this in a matter of days & I am sure that her work has played no small part in making the sites attractive enough to have become as popular as they are. In 2004 later she “freshened” up the look with a new colour scheme which we are currently still using on our sites which has been well received by our users around the world. I will leave it to my actual site users to tell you more:
"...The taste of design, colours and background you show by creating your pages is really enjoyable..." or
"...Congratulations. Loved your site. Easy to navigate, lovely to look at & use...".
These are not unusual compliments. Thanks for your help Sara !'
Pure Neem - Pat Hendy
"Never having ventured into the world of graphic design, it was with trepidation that I approached Diop Design with an idea for our logo. I was quite amazed at the final result which qualified our vague brief of "clean, fresh and simple". Sara has been great to deal with, prompt friendly and "intuitive". Thanks for a fantastic job, Sara, at such a reasonable cost.
The Old Bus Shed - Alan
I first used Diop Design to design a website for an organisation I worked for about 8 years ago. Recently, when I needed a website designed for a private business, I remembered Sara and her team and asked them for a quote.
On both occasions, I found Sara's design work to be first rate, and carefully tailored to my needs. Where I wasn't sure what I wanted, Sara provided options and advice, which helped us to determine what would work best for us.
Our new website - for a holiday rental property - is one of the best I've seen for that type of site.
Sara's rates are extremely competitive and I found her to be extremely fair and reasonable in her invoicing.
The next time I need a website I'll go straight back to Diop. I have no hesitation in recommending Diop Design to other potential clients.
The Old Bus Shed
ROBERT GERRISH ASSOCIATES - Robert Gerrish
'Having worked within the graphic design industry in London and Sydney, there was always a risk of my being a demanding and difficult client! However, such was the level of Diop Design's creative and client service skills that I simply had no cause to be anxious. Under Sara's leadership, the development of my first website was an effortless task with the end result receiving considerable favourable comment.'
Sara from Diop worked with me to take my vision to reality in designing a strong logo and all graphic works for business templates for a start up business.
They really listened and took on board our brief and on every occasion when reviewing options we both came up with the same choices which made us feel reassured we had the one of the most vital points of a business on track, the Branding.
Thanks for your professional services and look forward to continuing our relationship as the business evolves.
We dont wish to list the name of our business as it has not been publicly launched as yet. - Scott
Bitton Gourmet - Sohani Bitton
Sara, You have done a fantastic job with our Website, you have been fun to work with and all with complete professionalism and efficiency - Thank you! Kindest regards, Sohani Bitton
Management Synergy Solutions - Michael Kerr
'Diop Design not only created our website, they helped create our corporate image. Their professionalism is equaled with their creativity in identifying their client's needs and making them a reality'
Pretty Pieces - Natalie Face
Despite the fact that my business is small and I had never before ventured into the world of websites, Sara approached the job with absolute professionalism and quality. I was pleasantly surprised to get such great results for such a reasonable cost!
NAAH(National Association of Adolescent Health) - Abigail Elliott (Executive Officer)
"Diop designed our website several years ago and we have had a lot of good feedback about its visual layout and accessibility of information. Since then Diop have been very responsive and helpful in making changes to ensure our website meets our needs and stays current. They have designed the site so we can easily make our own changes which has saved us time and money. I recommend them to work with and thank them for their helpfulness and expertise."
Certe Group - Donna Weir
"It has been a total pleasure working with Diop Design. We approached Diop Design to assist us with our co-branding and new logo identity needs and have been very satisfied with the results. The designs filled our brief, the turnaround time and service levels we received were exceptional, and all at a reasonable cost! Nothing was too much. We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending their services to others".
Talsico International - Filomena Sousa (CEO)
"We wanted a website that had a strong corporate feel, but was also interesting and innovative - not an easy combination to achieve. They came up with suggestions and design ideas that were creative and achievable. They were also able to provide the technical database support that we needed behind our website. All through the tight schedule and constant demands, the Diop team were excellent - a genuine pleasure to work with. They have my highest recommendation."
Offsite Human Resources - Simon Lane (Chairman)
"One of the best decisions our business has made was to engage DIOP Design to build our web site. Their creative flair and dynamic approach produces real eye-catching results that draw positive comments every week. Traffic drawn to our site shows a high level of returned viewers. DIOP gave us such tremendous value for money that we have asked them to design four more business sites, which are all attracting fantastic responses. If you want a web site designer, call anyone. If you want a fantastic and effective web site, call DIOP."
Mane Photo - David Mane
'These are the reasons I use and recommend Diop Design:
1] They are young [& they think young], enthusiastic and they took the success of my site personally.
2] Their creativity is relentless, surprising in its variety and absolutely the best that I've seen.
3] The service is fast, reasonable in price and they stick to their word.
4] Technically faultless
All in all, it was like dealing with a happy group of young friends who loved their work and are very, very good at it. They have been an assett to my busines."
RFC Group Limited - Lina Nehm
'Our company contacted DD when we had a deadline for the revamp of our website. Creative design is a very subjective area and it is usually hard to get your ideas across if you are not experienced in the terminology and concepts. However we found that DD listened to what we wanted and came up with a number of designs that reflected this. We have found them to be very competent and friendly and will be using them for any further graphic and design requirements that we might have.'
Harrison MacKechnie Horrex - Stuart Horrex
'We've been using the services of Diop Design since they were recommended to us about two years ago. Diop Design managed that first job with speed, professionalism and attention to detail. Since then we've worked with Sara and her team to create not only our own company website, but sites for some of our clients. The real test is whether I would personally recommend Sara and the DiopDesign team to my network of friends, associates and clients.
Well I have... and what speaks loudest is that you'll find their words of praise on this site too...'
Australasian Management and Technology -Andrew Davies (Managing Partner)
'Diop Design has always been responsive to our changing needs. Their team is innovative and has always delivered, on-time and on-budget. In-fact, we are now referring some of our clients directly to them.'
TenzingTsewang - Sabina Lauber
"We needed something creative & colourful, but had a tight budget. Sara was really helpful in putting a strategy together. We are very happy with the result."
YOUTH ACTION & POLICY ASSOCIATION - Alan Kirkland
'We found diop on the basis of a personal recommendation. We invited Sara to tender as part of a competitive process and selected her on the basis of the creativity displayed through her previous work. We've found the diop design team to be young, vibrant and easy to work with. They have produced a website that is visually exciting, while capable of conveying large amounts of information to our diverse stakeholders.'
Owl Business - Don Dunoon
'We at Owl Business are delighted with the site that Sara Diop has created and managed for us over the past year. Sara has demonstrated an ability to understand our needs, great creative flair, flexibility to deal with our change requests and a focus on achieving outcomes. All this while being a pleasure to deal with. We highly recommend Diop Design.'
First Rate Financials - Anthony McShane
I cannot recommend Diop Design highly enough. Having never been involved in the process of developing a website before I found Diop Design made the process completely stress free.
Diop Design, took the time to listen to my conceptual picture of how the website would look, they offered suggestions and in the end produced a great website. The whole process was extremely professional and seamless. I think the greatest compliment I can pay to Sara and her team is that I will have no hesitation in recommending the services of Diop Design to my own clients.
Kann Finch Group - Kim Hampson
'Diop Design has been an invaluable source of advice and expertise to our company. They have been a delight to deal with, they are easy going and efficient. I appreciate their ability to work closely with us to achieve exactly what we want.'
Collaboration Technologies - Richard Blewis
I am very impressed by the way Diop Design has taken our vague website ideas and developed an excellent website which virtually all our customers are impressed with. The combination of colors, quick page loading, graphics and navigating tools are all done very well. Most customers typically do not know how to translate a vision into a successful webpage, that’s what Sara does best.
TCF PERSONNEL Pty Ltd - Tony Sherry
'We found working with Diop Design a pleasure. They quickly interpreted our design brief and offered alternatives and suggestion to improve the Web Site.
Our Web Site was live a week after initial brief. They also have been efficient in updating our site when needed.'
'I first started working with Sara when she was a one person show. Watching her business grow and become successful is a direct reflection of the talent and vision she has. She also designs funky web sites!'
SYNERGY - Denise Lavell
'I would highly recommend Diop Design to any business who would like to improve their image. Diop created our website and graphics for posters. My experience was that they were friendly, professional and creative. The account was very reasonable and the end result, beyond my expectations. I look forward to working with Diop in the future.'
CEO - Barworth Technology
"Creating a startup organisation, required a website to capture my company's image of a modern, high-tech, fast growing enterprise. Sara and her team have done this. Only one meeting was necessary from initial drafting to final implementation. Diop Design are a very professional, responsive organisation providing a great service. I would recommend them highly to you."
NATIONAL PROPERTY INVESTORS - Graham Harding
'I handed Sara our bland (version 1) web site and asked her to give it a makeover. Wow, what a transformation!'
MICHELLE ADONIS CONSULTING - Michelle Adonis
'Sara has always been a pleasure to work with. She is always available when you need her, nothing is too much trouble and she's keen to deliver what you want.'
No. 1 Martin Place - The Health Club - Fiona Cosgrove
'I have always found Diop Design to deliver what they promise - in a friendly, efficient yet professional manner.'
'The web site that Sara constructed for my company was of a high quality using the latest graphic technology and sound design to create and construct the site. I found her to be professional, flexible, fast and efficient. I believe her company will be a successful one.'
PINE TIMBERLAND HOME - Vinh Van Lam
"When we started working on the development of our site, we had a few ideas about how it would look and fit into our other marketing activities. Sara listened to our ideas; understood our requirements; and delivered a product that went beyond our expectations.
Thank you Sara."
Momentum Digital - Michael Broadhead
'Her background of Architecture, Film and Graphic design will be a valuable aid in the creative field of Web Site Developement. Sara's traditional design skills coupled with a willingness to tackle anything new and unknown enhances her creative ability in interactive media and enables her to 'problem solve' and deal with a wide variety of projects.'
COMPUTER GRAPHICS COLLEGE, SYDNEY - Antonia Mocatta
'I found Sara to be most enthusiastic and hard working. Sara has proved to have extremely good organisational skills, and is always punctual and courteous. I would highly recommend Sara and wish her the best of luck in her endeavours.'
GROUNDS KENT ARCHITECTS - Martin Grounds
"Sara has shown excellent ability at graphic work and has put together many montage brochures during her time with us that have been praised by our clients. We have enjoyed having Sara working with us and wish her success and enjoyment in the future."
UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA (Architectural Faculty)- Peter Mudie
"Sara demonstrated her capacity to easily articulate a range of technical skills associated with SVHS video production into a few extraordinary creative based pieces that succinctly illustrates her aptitude for this medium. I believe that Sara is a gifted and persistent individual capable of enormous potential "