“Derek’s extremely patient, responsive to communications & helpful in providing insight toward business goals. He made the overwhelming process of getting my business design out of my head painless.”
“Derek understands what you want on a whole new level. There are some designers you have to constantly resend items back to have redone, but Derek really gets it. I want to thank him for his speedy work.”
“Derek is an artistic and gifted professional who can assist any business in developing an identity. I would highly recommend Derek for his work, responsiveness, value, and ability to implement his client’s goals”
Matthew Hill – President of “Smith Hill & Company”, Nashville TN. I created an award winning logo for Matthew’s parent company.
“Art: – \ ˈärt \ : Something that is created with imagination and skill and that is beautiful or that expresses important ideas or feelings. – Merriam Webster’s Dictionary. You give a man five adjectives and he crafts a simplistic, yet elaborate, graphic representation of those five adjectives in one symbol. That is art. And Derek does that better than any other graphic designer we have ever had the pleasure of doing business with. His first proof was our final design. I need not say more. Derek is not a graphic designer, but rather the perfect example of a graphic artist. Thanks brother, we appreciate your craft, your transparency and honesty. My partners and I would recommend you to anyone. Cheers my man!”
Halana Rothbort – Owner of “The Center For Healthy Minds”, a psychiatry center out of Cedarhurst NY. I designed the logo for this private practice.
“Derek created a logo for my psychiatry private practice. He was very professional, prompt and a pleasure to work with from start to finish. He came up with a terrific logo that I am very happy with. I am proud to post it everywhere; on the sign outside my medical office, all of my business cards, stationery, mouse pads, coasters… I would definitely recommend Derek from DesignBuddy to do your professional logo.”
Dr. Joi Edwards – Owner of “Owlchemy Massage” of Durham NC. I ultimately ended up creating a logo, website and various items for Dr. Edwards brand identity.
“I had the pleasure of working with Derek as he created a logo for my healthcare continuing education company (EdMED). Not only does Derek have a great eye for design and conception he is very accommodating, patient and gives honest helpful feedback. He did not skip a beat when I requested a change in direction during the process. The logo is exactly what I envisioned! I would not hesitate to work with or recommend Design Buddy to anyone in need of great service!”
Gina Kavanaugh Ph.D – Research Coordinator of “Center for Molecular Probes” / Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN. I designed a logo for this Vanderbilt center.
“Derek was wonderful to work with. We asked for many different variations during the design process of our logo and he was very patient in working with us until we found the one that worked best for us. He is very professional, easy to work with and very responsive. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for design services!”
Denise Chastain – Owner of “Modern Wedding Photography”, NYC. I designed a logo for Denise’s high-end photography business.
“Hire Design Buddy now! When I saw my logo I was so excited I wanted to scream! It was perfect and just what I wanted for my photography business. I’ve worked with many graphic designers and art directors throughout the years (from Grey Advertising, Ogilvy and Mather, you get the idea). I was looking for an experienced designer. What I really appreciated about Derek’s approach is he had a series of questions for me. He helped get to the heart of what it was I was looking for and to provide clarity. Design Buddy has the perfect balance of extraordinary talent and business acumen to help you define your brand. Look no further! I would recommend Design Buddy 100% for all of your design needs.”
Malina Padgett – Founder of “Fit + Flatter”, Bloomington IN. I created a logo for Malina’s new business / app pertaining to women’s clothing.
“I had a fantastic experience working with Derek throughout the process of designing my business logo. I was so taken aback at how many concepts he came up with, how many revisions he made, and how patient he was with me throughout it all. I really feel like how he encompassed the aesthetic of my company well and did intensive research to make sure it was right. I also appreciated that he took the time to give me a questionnaire to help determine these things. If you are wanting a graphic designer who is patient and very collaborative, he is your guy!”
Adam R Hill – Attorney/owner of “Hill Law”, Nashville TN. I designed Adam’s law firm logo, business card and letterhead.
“As someone unfamiliar with the graphic arts, I needed to find a partner who could both describe what I needed and help me create it. Derek made the extra effort to describe how his work could implement the goals I sought, and helped me understand the issues inherent in each step of the design process. We worked extensively on my logo, finding the right balance and impact after making edits to the first design concept. In the end, Derek’s image encompasses my hopes in graphic form. Derek is an artistic and gifted professional who can assist any business in developing an identity. I would highly recommend Derek for his work, responsiveness, value, and ability to implement his client’s goals while also explaining a complex and new environment to those unfamiliar with the artistic realm.”
Korey Heightman – Owner of “Kormac”, a Middle TN artificial turf company. I created Kormac’s logo design, original website, business cards and product flyers.
“The logo design choices that Derek provided us to choose from for our first business logo were phenomenal. The choices weren’t easy; because they all were amazing in their own way. We let our children decide on their favorite and they chose the bison. We will forever be grateful to Derek for giving a look to our “Brand”. He’s never been pushy and has always been more than helpful on any question I’ve asked. If he didn’t know the answer, he provided someone that did. If you’re looking for someone that’s honest, hardworking, talented, forward thinking and economical; He’s the man!”
Michael Stephanides – Owner/surgeon, “Stephanides Plastic Surgery”, Nashville TN. I designed Michael a logo & stationery for his plastic surgery business.
“It was a pleasure working with Derek for our logo and letterhead. He carefully evaluated our needs in a very organized and professional manner. Eventually, after multiple small steps and daily emails he delivered exactly what we wanted. He is a talented graphic designer and we plan on using his services again.”
Dwan Hill – Owner of recording/production studio “Crystal City Music”, Nashville TN. I designed Dwan a logo and assisted with a website.
“Our experience with Derek has been nothing short of incredible. His knowledge of both graphic art and modern design trends provided a valuable perspective to our branding campaign. Derek went beyond what was expected and provided a professional logo for our business and graciously updated our website for a great price. Prompt service and courteous work ethic were also great factors in making the projects successful and enjoyable. Looking forward to the next one!”
Troy Carter – Owner, “Troy Carter Photography”, Chicago IL. I designed Troy a logo and business card. Here is what he had to say about working with me:
“Personally I love the logo and can honestly say that Derek is awesome to work with. I use his logo on my business cards in a wild green color that really pops and always get compliments on them. I’m sure I’ll be working with Derek Kimball again in the future. Thanks.”
John Rodeo – Entertainer & former professional wrestling manager, Beverly Hills CA. I helped John with a logo revamp.
“My name is John Rodeo, and I proactively offered, and wanted, to write a testimonial for Derek Kimball’s artwork. Finding him on Google, I was so impressed with his original designs, I contacted him to bring my original design to life. He took my sketch, talked with me in depth on the specifics, and brought it to life. For those reasons, I highly recommend him for both his artistry, and his professionalism.”
Benjamin DeFoor – Christian hypnotist and internet marketer, Murfreesboro TN. I designed Benjamin a dvd mockup & some web graphics for a website.
“I wanted to thank you for your speedy work. I am one of those types of people who want everything now, and you were still able to work with me. Derek really gets it. There are some designers who you have to constantly send and resend back to have redone, but Derek seems to understand what you want on a whole new level. I needed a project done in two days and he was able to fit me in. And I have realized that I can be pretty demanding sometimes yet Derek worked with me the whole time. Thanks.”
Jason Holley – Owner of property maintenance company “Speedy Line Striping”, Murfreesboro TN. I created Jason’s websites, logos, print designs and more over the years.
“Derek designed our logo, website and business cards. The website he created allowed us to rank well in the search engines, which has resulted in many new job leads and customers. We definitely consider DesignBuddy’s services a worthy investment.”
Jessica Hallett – Cosmetologist for “Uncle Classic”, Nashville TN. I created various design work for Jess over the years, including a website, logos, stationery and more.
“Derek has always been able to take an idea and turn it into something amazing. I love what he did with my logo, website and business card design. Even though Derek is my husband, I’d still want to work with him if he wasn’t. I’ve seen the hard work he puts into his projects…even on the difficult ones, he isn’t happy until his client’s are happy. Seeing first hand the dedication Derek puts into his work is something that is hard to find these days. While many cut corners and only see $ signs, he truly seems to care about becoming the best creative he can be. I constantly see him on the design blogs, watching videos, or practicing new things. If there’s one person who knows Derek best, it’s me. If you’re seeking a designer, he’s your guy.”
Marcella Bryant – Admissions coordinator, “Hillcrest Healthcare Center”, Ashland City TN. I’ve done a variety of design work for Hillcrest including brochures, a logo, flyer, etc.
“Derek was great to work with. He took my ideas and created an impressive advertisement. His emails were prompt and the advertisement was completed days before the deadline. This was my first experience with a graphic designer and it was a positive one. I plan to use Derek again.”
Michael Biek – Business owner of “Thomas Cavanagh” (financial services), Nashville TN. I designed Michael a logo for his financial services company.
“I hired Derek to design a business logo for my executive search firm in 2011. Derek was very thorough while developing a strong understanding of my industry and company allowing him to create a logo/brand that is unique and identifying for our services. I am very happy with the results and will use Derek for future creative needs. Top qualities: great results, expert, creative.”
Alexander Davie – Attorney for “Davie Law Group”, Nashville TN. I created Alex a logo design and stationery for his law firm.
“I hired Derek to design the concept for my firm’s logo and stationary. Derek was great to work with and is very willing to put in the extra effort to get things just right. I highly recommend him.”
April Uluc – Business owner of “Inside Out Fitness”, Nashville TN. I designed April a logo design, her original website, business cards and letterhead.
“I found Design Buddy through a search for local graphic artists to design a logo and business cards for my new start-up business. I don’t know very much about design and marketing, but Derek was very helpful in providing me a starting place and insight into designs that would convey my personality and business goals. Since I also needed a website for my business, Derek designed a site that was simple enough for my very small business needs and budget, but that was also user friendly and complex enough to fit my personal specifications. Another invaluable service that Design Buddy offered with my website was Search Engine Optimization (SEO) – an essential service that gets my site and my business name out there in the search engines to generate traffic to my site. Derek was extremely patient and responsive to my communications. He made the overwhelming process of getting my business design out of my head and onto the site painless. I have already recommended Design Buddy to others, and look forward to an ongoing to business relationship for future design and website needs.”
Michael Petilli – Business owner of “Michael Petilli” (hair salon), Nashville TN. I ended up designing Michael logos for two of his businesses.
“I worked with Derek on designing a logo for my new hair salon. He did an incredible job in a short time and at a great price. He was easy to work with, had great ideas and a good listener. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a graphic designer.”
Hiroshi Takeuchi – Owner of “Cooking Across The Globe”, Nashville TN. I designed Hiroshi a logo for his cooking website.
“Great service and a great person to do business with. Derek has a professional work ethic and great design skills. If you are around the Nashville area he definitely is the best partner you can find for your design needs. We had a logo created for a personal website and he made great adjustments to our initial idea, improved our design, and delivered a logo that is exactly what we were looking for. We use the logo not only in the website but also on business cards and even on T-shirts and it looks great. In addition to his superlative design skills Derek is honest and hard working; a rare quality to find in people these days. My wife and I had a wonderful experience doing business with him.”
David Harris – Civil litigator, Glassgow UK. I designed David’s original “Decisions Direct” website which was later revamped into a responsive site.
“Great service. I found Derek by chance. he took me through the design of my site, worked seven days a week on it and the result is a great looking professional site. My business partner said it was “awesome” when he first saw it. Lots of helpful advice on marketing as well. Derek is always there to steer you in the right direction. Thanks for the help.”
Jordan Haislip – Vice president of “AutoMart”, Nashville TN. I created Jordan’s logo design and helped him with signage.
“Derek was the first person I called for a logo for my car dealership. In the car business I normally get three quotes to make sure I’m getting the best deal, but from the first correspondence with Derek, I decided to stick with him and DesignBuddy. The process couldn’t have been easier. I picked out some logos that were clean, simple, and recognizable. I described to Derek what I liked, and he delivered. He had a draft for me almost instantly, and was always sensitive to my preferences. If and when I need design ideas and work for my dealership again, I know who I’m going with. Thanks, Derek.”
Richard George – Country musician, Nashville TN. I provided Richard photography and photo editing services for his self promotion marketing materials.
“Derek was great to work with and was willing to edit photos until I was fully pleased.”
Julian Garza Jr – Founder and owner of “Kinship Consulting”, a consulting company out of Nashville Tn. I created a corporate identity for Julian.
“Thanks so much for everything. I think that the final logo was great. I know we were under a shorter timeline, but I was really pleased with the result. I’m very impressed.”
Jennefer Guthrie – Founder of “Interior Anthology”, a Nashville TN based interior design business. I designed Jen’s logo, stationery, marketing materials, etc.
“Working with Derek was so easy. He was very patient and understanding especially when I tried to change my mind, push to do something different or try to explore every option possible even though his original design was perfect. I love the outcome and am excited to have such a well thought and executed logo for my interior design firm branding!”
Mark Brown – Owner of “EagleMark Roofing” out of Middle TN. I designed Mark’s logo, business cards, customer contracts and yard sign.
“Derek and his company Design Buddy really took care of me as their customer. He was extremely responsive during the whole logo design process and very fair with his price. I could definitely tell he cared about the results and worked diligently to make sure I was happy, which I was. I could not recommend anyone more highly than Derek, thanks again.”
Nick Holder – Owner of “Roofing Renovations” of Murfreesboro TN. I created a logo design for Nick’s roofing company.
“Derek at Design Buddy made the process of creating a logo for our new business so easy and stress free. He was always very quick to respond and completed the project faster than we expected. The logo Derek created was exactly what we wanted, and we’ve received many compliments on the quality of the design. Even after receiving final payment, Derek continued to check in to make sure we were 100% satisfied. We would definitely recommend Design Buddy to anyone in need of a graphic designer and will be using him again for any future needs.”
Xiomara Morena – BluePrint Financial Group. I’ve helped Xiomara with numerous design needs including logos, print design and illustration.
“Derek is a great designer and seems to work intuitively. He is very patient and wants to get things done the right and always wants to make sure the client is happy. So far I have worked with him on about 3 or 4 projects and I am satisfied every time. I think what draws me to him the most is his customer service and awesome designs.”
Greenline Partners LLC – Nashville TN based development company. I designed their “North x NorthEast Development”, “The Edison”, and “M&W Real Estate” logos.
“Incredibly happy with the work we had done with DesignBuddy. We will absolutely use these services again and will recommend to anyone looking to get a logo made at a very reasonable price. Great work through and through.”
Stephanie Friedlander of “Belle Meade Home Care”, a home care company in Middle TN. I designed their logo and business card.
“Derek was an absolute pleasure to work with. He took our ideas from a picture we provided and artfully created our logo and branding materials. He was very professional, responsive, and exceeded our expectations. I would recommend him to anyone in need of graphic design services.”
Martin Bruch of “Martin Bruch GC”, a construction company out of Woodside CA. I helped Martin revamp his business stationery and signage.
“We’ve been very happy with Derek’s professional and prompt design services for our company. He’s a talented graphic artist and was able to quickly identify an obscure font from previous art work from another designer. We will definitely hire him again for future projects.”
Justin Orton of “Of Origin Design Studios”, a multidisciplinary design studio out of Nashville TN. I created Justin’s logo design, business card design and letterhead.
“Derek did an amazing job creating the perfect logo for our company. He was great at both communicating as well as listening to our particular needs and vision. I will use him again for any future graphic design work.”
Brent Horst of “Horst Law”, a law firm out of Nashville TN. I designed a logo for Brent’s law firm.
“Derek designed a logo that was perfect. For the first time in 20 years I am very happy with the logo for my law practice. Wish I had contacted him sooner. The cost was very reasonable.”
Wendy Seem of “Edmondson Elementary”, a public school out of Brentwood TN. I created a new logo for the school.
“I couldn’t be happier that I found Design Buddy! Derek was wonderful to work with. He is a true professional. Not only did he create an amazing logo that suited our school perfectly, he was a great communicator with quick responses and was upfront and honest. The most impressive part of dealing with Derek is that even after his work was complete and I had made my payment, he still communicated with me afterwards when I had a few questions. I thank him for that! My entire experience was extremely positive. If you are looking for someone you can trust, who will listen to your needs and produce an incredible outcome… Derek is your guy!”
Camille Shaefer, owner of “Camwood Farm”, an equine / horse farm in Franklin, TN. I designed a new logo and stationery for Camille’s horse farm.
“Derek is not only incredibly creative and great artist, but he’s incredibly quick and responsive. I was so impressed with how quickly Derek worked to create our logo and even more impressed that we had our ideal design with only two concept drawings. Derek took feedback on the first concept drawing and created the most beautiful and spot on logo. Derek also focused in on the specific level of detail we asked for in the font, colors and the layouts for the letterhead and business cards. Our logo is unique, elegant and beautiful. It’s everything I had hoped it would be. Derek was also so reasonable in his fees that we gave him a bonus for all his great work.”
David Aronoff MD / Director of “Vanderbilt Pre3 Initiative”, TN. I created an illustrative logo graphic for David.
“Derek was highly responsive throughout the process of providing help in designing a logo for me. From the moment I made contact until the final delivered product, Derek was timely and professional. I was quite pleased with the result and the design came in on time and under budget: how rare is that!?”
Amy Lynch / Speaker, Consultant, Author, and owner of “Generational Edge”, TN. I revamped Amy’s logo and created her a digital brochure.
“I’m happy to recommend Derek. I really appreciate his working me into his already busy schedule. He was remarkably easy to work with and very very talented. I love the strong, clean, and colorful logo he designed for Generational Edge. It is spot-on and I know it will have legs for many years. I really appreciate your working me in around your already busy schedule. Many thanks!”
Cory Robison / Owner of “Phoenix MMA & Fitness” of Hermitage, TN. I ended up creating 2 logos for Cory (one for his fitness business and another for a supplement brand).
“DesignBuddy offered a very professional service that I was very pleased with. I tried having a logo designed prior to finding DesignBuddy and it was hard to get the attention to detail that I needed. We have had many complements on the design of our logo from our customers. 10 out of 10 Stars!”
Robert M. Elliott / “Elliott Group, Inc.”, Middle TN. I created a logo and business card for Robert and his son Michael’s Middle Tennessee based construction company.
“Elliott Group, Inc. contracted Derek (Design Buddy) to redesign our corporate logo and its’ application on business cards, etc. We couldn’t have made a better choice. The outcome exceeded what we imagined. We thoroughly appreciated the personal interaction and attention to detail. He worked within our budget and demonstrated a personal interest in our company along the way. We highly recommend Derek and his company!”
Adanna Oraedu / “Uju” Makeup Services. I created a business card design for Adanna. She left me the following review on my Google business listing:
“Derek was amazing! He helped me design my business cards and they turned out beautiful. He was pleasant, professional, communicative, and thorough. I will definitely be using him for my future design needs and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to people.”
Margie Hunter / “Tennessee Native Plant Society”. I created a logo and stationery design for TNPS. Here is the review Margie provided on my Google Business listing:
“Derek worked patiently and responsively with our organization to develop a logo fine-tuned to our needs and specifications. We’re very happy.”
Karla Lewis / “Curvy Girl Fitness”, Tuscaloosa AL. I assisted Karla with the design of a logo and stationery for her fitness business.
“I absolutely love the design that Derek created for my fitness business. He was very accommodating and replied quickly when I requested revisions. I will definitely refer back to him when I need more design work.”