— RED DOOR DESIGN AGENCY REVIEWS --
On time, on budget, on strategy and fun to work with - what more do you want? Red Door Designs uses a common sense approach that delivers brilliant results.
I cannot recommend Kris Jones from Red Door Designs highly enough. Not only was she a breeze to work with, but she also delivered powerfully effective work in a surprisingly efficient timeline. She spent the right amount of time understanding the strategy behind what we were trying to accomplish and then was able to meet us where we were by coming up with adaptive solutions to meet our goals - all while using the assets and information that we had available. I've repeatedly received feedback from high-level, national sources that the presentation we delivered was one of the best they've ever seen. Our project far exceeded our goals and I believe Kris' work was a key contributor to that success. On time, on budget, on strategy and fun to work with - what more do you want? Red Door Designs uses a common sense approach that delivers brilliant results.
—Kim Malek, Salt & Straw
Kris balanced business and art, and created a dynamic, functional, beautiful site. Our sales improved 15% in the first month.
It has been a pleasure to work with Kris from start to finish. As a small business looking to grow, we asked Kris to create a new website with SEO optimization and ecommerce capabilities. She did that and more. Kris took our vague wishes, balanced business and art, and created a dynamic, functional, beautiful site.
What we appreciate most about working with Kris is her wonderful demeanor. Her refined graphic design skills match her exquisite communication, solution-oriented approach, and brilliant advice. We highly recommend Kris.
UPDATE DEC 30, 2015: I want you to know, dear Kris, that this is the best year we have had in a very long time. Sales are up 26% over last year, and the last 2 months have been very strong in a typically slow time of year. I know we owe it all to your beautiful, smart work with our website.
--Leslie Rose, CEO, Leadout
I talked about doing my website for, well, about seven years. Then I met Kris and in less than 2 months I had a live website that felt like 'me' and immediately created credibility and business opportunities
Working with Kris was mostly like hanging out with a good friend who made me smile and was able to easily and quickly capture what was important and leave the rest behind. There wasn't any extra effort or busy work, and she knew exactly what I would ask and when, and had the ability to hold my hand through the whole process while still making me feel like I owned the work. Uncanny. Perfect.
Having a website that captures what I do and who I am allows me to let my potential clients get to know me enough to know whether we'd be a good fit (saves time) and also let's me showcase client stories, testimonials and my services with a broader audience. It was worth the wait.
—Sarah Altman, Sales Ready Group
Her creativity, passion and talent made the whole process comfortable and fun.
I have worked extensively with Kris over the past year on a corporate branding project and I could not be more pleased. Kris is tremendously talented as an artist and designer. Her creativity, passion and talent made the whole process comfortable and fun. And she can probably out-plank you, so there is that."
—Dr. Thistle, Thistle Chiropractic
Kris is an artist with an impeccable eye. Working with her is like the first time you allowed yourself to get a really amazing haircut: you had no idea you could look that good.
Kris took all my scribbles, stack of grimey photos, post it notes, tearful phone calls and copious emails and turned them into something beautiful and somehow bigger than the sum of its parts. And she did it effortlessly and quickly (and backwards in heels, no doubt.) I dare a therapist or wardrobe stylist to do that for your self esteem or your business. Plus, she's a blast!! Not only would I recommend her, I would advise against using anyone else.
—Kate Sokoloff, Principal, Kate Sokoloff Creative
You are a clients dream: incredible design, on-time delivery, in a gal's price range and worry-free.
Gorgeous! Classy AND cool! You've done it again, Kris Jones. Its confounding to me how effortlessly you make it all seem. You are a clients dream: incredible design, on-time delivery, in a gal's price range and worry-free. What a full-meal deal you are! Can't wait to give you a proper thank you in person.
—Ann Schatz, Ann Schatz Media + Communications
Kris Jones, designer and proprietress at Red Door Designs. She's so much fun, you may wonder if you're drunk.
—Pema Teeter, Story Charmer
Kris Jones at Red Door Designs is an incredible print and web designer. She was key in helping me launch my new small business this year. The best thing was that she got to know me and learn what my style was. She was able to translate that into a beautiful and bright logo that matched ME perfectly. She built my website, business cards, and business collateral materials. I would hire her again and again!!
—Susie Turpin, Pinwheel Organizing
Rarely does Michael Patrick Partners hire freelance designers. When we do, we require a top rate talent. Kris fits that requirement. You can count on her to work smart and work tirelessly.
—Duane "Doo" Maidens, Michael Patrick Partners
Kris did an amazing job on the design, capturing our spirit and getting people inspired!
Thank you for seeing this project through even while on vacation. Can’t wait to do more together.
—Marcella Vail, Perkins & Co.
Kris was referred to me through my Entrepreneurs Organization network in Portland. I interviewed several different design professionals, and settled on Kris because of she understood my goals of creating a clean, user friendly, un-cluttered website, and doing it at a reasonable cost.
I met with Kris, she spent a lot of time asking questions and listening to my company background and what I wanted the user experience to be for my site. She presented me with several basic options, and after settling on a direction, referred me to a professional photographer for the site pictures.
Once we got the pictures back, Kris wasted not time. Within a week and a half she had a mockup of each site page, with different appearance options. We went live about another week later.
Great experience from beginning to end, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Kris to anyone.
—Cameron Ellis, Summit Reconstruction
Kris’ dedication and partnership is beyond expectation.
—Dewey Weddington, SakeOne www.sakeone.com
Kris Jones is responsible for the very successful and award-winning packaging and re-branding at SakeOne. Most notably our G Joy sake packaging was named Best In Show at the largest wine tasting competition in the USA -- even more remarkable that it was a sake competing against 5,000 wines -- at a show in Los Angeles. Her credentials, talent and ability to deliver are impeccable and I give her my highest recommendation.
—Gordon Heady, SakeOne
Kris' powerpoint design gave me so much confidence that I was able to relax and have fun during both of my presentations. It must of worked too, because not only did I get glowing evaluations but also have 3 new opportunities to present the same talk to other audiences. Yay! A couple of the other speakers commented on how much they liked my slides and they should “have me do theirs next time.” I told them I couldn’t take the credit, but I could hook them up with Kris! Thanks for sharing in my enthusiasm in benefitting first hand from your talent. You make it SO much fun!
—Susan Clark, HeartSpark www.heartspark.com
I am astounded at the image Kris created and her ability to represent my personal character in my business.
When I asked Kris to build a website and logo for my business I envisioned; Simplicity, Professionalism, and Creativity, that represented my individual style and self expression. I gave her a few key elements and a fresh slate to work with, and she crafted a beautiful logo and website that contained everything that I had asked for. I am astounded at the image she has created and her ability to represent my personal character in my business.
—Troy Lyon, Balancing Works Massage
Thank you for all of your work designing a new mark for ODVA. It brings us into the 21st century and will also still resonate with our older veterans.
–Cameron Smith, ODVA Director (Oregon Department of Veterans Association)
Kris is an innovative, knowledgeable and creative designer.
Kris is an innovative, knowledgeable and creative designer. She was very easy and fun to work with and had great suggestions for my logo and web design. I would highly recommend Kris, and will use her again for graphic design needs in the future.
—Susie Lane, The Kitchen Door
Where do they sell magic wands like yours?
Wow, Kris did a really nice job with our presentation! It was a beast of a PPT deck – and she made it look clean and straightforward, which is quite a miracle.
I consider myself fortunate to have a designer like you at the ready! Look forward to continuing our partnership.
—Monica Lin-Meyer, Nike
Working with Kris is like spending time with an old friend. She brings a sense of comfort and partnership that can't be matched. With an uncanny ability to reach into your brain, Kris finds the start of a great idea and makes it shine as she builds on it and brings it to life in an authentic way. We partnered to design collateral and an experience for an employee audience and our team received feedback from participants that it was unlike any other HR experience and truly captured both the power of the brand and their unique voices. I definitely recommend Kris as a design partner and look forward to working together again soon.
—Ryan Reichert, Nike Global Talent Brand Creative Manager
Kris is an artist with an impeccable eye. Working with her is like the first time you allowed yourself to get a really amazing haircut: you had no idea you could look that good. —KATE SOKOLOF
Kris has been an absolute pleasure to work with. She immediately dove in and got to know us as people and as a company and took what she learned and turned it into an incredible re-brand. She is attentive, thinks outside of the box and has made every step of what could be a very daunting project, a lot of fun! I hope to get a chance to work with her again in the future.
-Kelsey Kopra, Marketing Director, Acuity, Inc
No one combines value and skill as effectively as Kris Jones.
—Shawn Busse, CEO, Kinesis
If you want your designs to look like they were designed by an expensive NYC firm, stop reading and call Kris Jones right now. She is easy to get along with, turns things around quickly, and makes your stuff look so much better than you thought it could.
—Brian Boys, Copywriter
There is no one better to work with than Kris Jones. Period. She is a master of seeing the vision and quickly tuning into what is needed, no more & no less. This is her superpower.
Kris's design work has consistently served both the function and beauty like no other designer. I have worked with her on Nike events, websites, print collateral & videos.
She is calm in chaos. A joy to work with. And always delivers on time and on budget.
As easy as it is to give a testimonial for Kris, I am wincing a bit as I know she will be in even more demand…likely less availability for me ;)
In addition to her mad graphic design skills, she is also one heck of a producer. In my recent Nike event we had a moment in time where I was pulled in a few directions 15 minutes before a live event involving over 100 top Nike leaders was about to start. Kris confidently and calmly went into the production booth and coordinated the final details with the team & tech crew. When show time began, all was flawless. Can’t make this stuff up—Kris is brilliant!
—Lisa Hunefeld, Nike Inc.
Kris took the time to get to know our business and our aesthetics in order to create a website design that is truly reflective of our values as a company.
We are very pleased with both the design choices and the follow up that allows us to easily make necessary updates to keep our information current. Kris did a great job of capturing that elusive "feel" we were looking for in a website for our practice.
—MacKenzie Douglas, DMD, Village Family Dental
We have nothing but the highest regard and praise for our experience working with Red Door Designs. Kris tapped right into the heart of ODVA and the veteran community. She delivered an intuitive, clean and on-the-mark identity that distinguishes ODVA as a 21st century veteran organization. She really listened to our explanation of who we are as a government agency, our goals and plans, and the culture we aimed to infuse into our work moving forward--and translated that vision seamlessly into a distinguished mark that will identify us for generations.
Nicole Hoeft, Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs
Kris was the perfect woman for the job. I needed to take a lot of complex technical information and find a way of communicating it clearly in a single visual. She really heard what I needed and then translated it into something not only functional, but beautiful. I use the visuals she created for me on a weekly basis and am so grateful to have had the pleasure of working with her.
—Gillian Kennedy, Tillamook Cheese
With Kris' design expertise, she was able to translate the very specific look and feel of my print materials into a web site that inspires "oohs" and "aahs" from all who see it. And she was crystal clear at each point in the process about what to expect, delivering the site (and training me in how to manage it) on time and for an incredibly reasonable price. I've already recommended her to a bunch of other people.
—Holly Pruett, Life Cycle Celebrant
Kris’ promptness and attention to detail was both refreshing and encouraging. She brings ideas to life and her creative talent is quite extraordinary.
— Stephanie Pauslon, Clean Freak Aromatherapy Cleaning
Kris is an innovative and talented. The bottom line...Kris is amazing!
—Jerry Taylor, Ivey Imaging www.ivey.com
As far as I'm concerned designers don't come any better than Kris Jones.
I have worked with Kris for more than ten years on a variety of projects. She has produced for me countless print ads, collateral materials, packaging, and web sites. The working relationship is as good as it gets. Kris is always on target with strategy input, and beautiful concept presentations. As far as I'm concerned designers don't come any better than Kris Jones.
—Bob Johnson, Owner of McKinney Johnson Advertising
Kris delivers creative, stylish designs with a high level of professionalism.
—Gennifer Levey, Meridian Art Production
Kris designed the logo, printed material & exterior signage for our yoga studio...now people come in just because they love the sign!
—Todd Williamson, Om Base Yoga
If you are looking for creative marketing results this is the person. We have utilized Kris over the years and she is second to none.
—Cory Sonnen, Tripak
I can't thank Kris Jones enough for re-creating my site into a beautiful, functional work of art!
–Dan Brungard, Home at Last
Kris is a true professional and a pleasure to work with. The design she came up with for my website was a perfect reflection of myself and my business. I would highly recommend Kris Jones for future projects.
—Brenda Bailey, Bookkeeping
A designer without peer. Kris works to understand your original vision and from that beginning she can either implement a client's vision or, what's even more valuable, actually help shape it from initiation.
You can expect excellence, in terms of both output and process. Kris brings value every step of the way. When your first project is over, you'll have an eye on where you might use her next. I think that makes her indispensable.
Ideally your designer helps complete an expression of your brand's most authentic identity. Whether you know what you want that identity to become or whether you need someone to help bring it into being, I give Kris Jones my highest recommendation. I have seen her do all of this and more, time and time again. Kris hit the bullseye so many times it's not even funny.
—Gordon Heady, SakeOne www.sakeone.com
I came to Kris out of necessity because my daily work load while balancing a family did not allow me the time I needed to build my portfolio/resume and presentation for a interview. I had an opportunity to elevate my career in a senior role at Nike. She did a fantastic job responding to my needs. Kris was extremely professional, flexible, and efficient. The work she delivered during the process set me up for success and in the end I got the job. The feedback coming out of my interview was that I was extremely well prepared, organized, and focused…no else delivered the content that Kris helped bring to life.
—Katie Post, Nike Executive
I hired Kris Jones to create a logo for my business. She created about 5 logos that were based on initial conversations about my company, service and vision. We then worked that selection down to a few and fine tuned it. She listened throughout the process and always produced content that kept the process moving forward. I was very happy with the results. Since then, I have hired Kris to assist with other projects and would recommend her to anyone looking for a very professional art director/graphic designer.
—Peter Brennan, Avenue Development
As a writer and communications consultant who often gets hired for projects requiring more than words on a page, Red Door Designs tops my list for graphic design resources.
Kris is amazing in her ability to deliver smart design solutions on time and within budget, AND she’s a blast to work with.
Over the years I have worked with her on a variety of projects for big clients and small, and regardless of the task, be it a visual center, a website redesign, a printed piece, a presentation, a logo, and much more - her work is best in class.
-Ashley Kaiser, Writer+