Testimonials for 40 Knots Graphic Design


"We engaged Anna to provide us with a logo and stationary in 2011 for our company civicsquare. The first thing we noticed was that she took the time to understand our business, i.e. who our target markets are and what it is we are trying to achieve. Armed with this knowledge she produced a logo that is a perfect fit for us.

Anna handles the balance between client input and designer expertise extremely well. Her design ideas were clever and gently pushed us in a direction we wouldn't otherwise have gone. But each step of the way she encouraged us to contribute thoughts and give her feedback.

The printing component was seamless. She handled all the stationary processing. All we had to do was open the box when the courier dropped it off and look at our fabulous business cards and letterhead!

We anticipate being clients of 40 Knots for a long time to come. Above all else Anna is a fantastic designer. We trust her judgement completely and consider her to be excellent value for money."

Synthesis Marketing

"Anna is a talented Graphic Artist, very adept at interpreting a creative brief to deliver just what the client needs. She has a particular flair for using photographs creatively and is meticulous to ensure the quality of her work is always spot on. Having said that, she is not overly ‘precious’ about her designs and takes feedback very positively, making her extremely easy to work with."


"Anna and the team at 40 knots are just great! I had used an overseas company to create my marketing material only to be disappointed with the results. In a short period, Anna was able to recreate my brochure, business card and letterhead with the care and attention it required, providing our business with the professional image we were looking for."

NEC New Zealand

"With a tough deadline and only the most basic of briefs from us, Anna took responsibility for the finished product and gave us what we needed when we needed it. She established a good working relationship with us, kept us informed and provided the consistent design theme required for our expo pieces. Highly recommended!."

Earl International

“Anna was recommended to me and I would have no hesitation in giving her my full endorsement. I needed business cards to reflect the diversity of my skills and had lots of ideas which were both ambitious and complicated. Anna translated those thoughts into a series of spectacular and eye catching designs and worked quickly and enthusiastically to produce business cards that were both professional, yet different. I have had an overwhelming positive feedback to them. Above all she listened to me and worked with me to produce something that I wanted.”

BWM Snow

“Anna’s design is Creative, Courageous and Confident. She offers a professional and productive service, which caters to all our graphic design needs”

WordSkills Training

“I was very impressed with 40 Knots Graphic Design during the design of WordSkills Training’s logo and business cards. Not only was the design eye-catching and visually appealing, but the way 40 Knots operates meant that I could trust that they would do as they said, within the agreed time-frame. I have more design work coming up in the near future; 40 Knots will be my design company of choice to complete this work.”

Absolute Parking Solutions

"I was referred to Anna through another business associate of mine. She was very patient and diligent in gathering the very vague information I had in my head about the design I wanted for my logo, business cards, letterhead and website banner.

Anna used an "interview" type process to pick my brains to try and identify aspects of what I was looking for. At this stage, even I did not know exactly what I wanted. Anna was able to provide very valuable input into my decision making process.

During the process, Anna was able to create a range of designs for me to consider. Her ability to "throw in" other ideas was extremely helpful in deciding upon the final design. We ended up with a design that was significantly more professional than I had originally imagined, and, best of all, everyone I give my business cards to comments on them.

That is great marketing! Thanks Anna."


"40 Knots worked closely with us to establish our brand presence. We had some ideas, but Anna provided advice and guidance which took our general requirements and turned our branding into something unique in a very competitive marketplace. Everyone who sees our brand, understands what it is that we do. 40 Knots certainly provided us with the skills and knowledge we required to get our brand established."

Fraser Engineering

"Anna understood the concept and designed the brochure just as I imagined it would look. Fast and friendly service"

Presence - "Make it Known" Web Design & Development

"Anna took my abstract ideas and turned them into a business identity I am proud of. I appreciate your attention to detail and your professional advice. I look forward to working with you sometime in the future."