TESTIMONIALS

TESTIMONIALS

 I’ve been blessed to have worked with some great people, and seeing their businesses grow over time has been personally rewarding for me. My clients can rely on me to create quality work, meet deadlines, share outside-experience and connect with me easily — a level of trust has been developed along the way. I can be as involved in their design/marketing process as they’d like me to be. And we have a little fun along the way too!

Working with Jill to rebrand City Girl Farming exceeded all of my expectations! She is a wonderful individual that made the process meaningful, easy, and fun. Having a new logo and branding that perfectly reflect our goals and values has been extremely helpful to our marketing efforts as we look to grow the business. I highly recommend!

– Justyna Miranda
Owner, City Girl Farming

Jill worked with us on the complete rebranding of our business, O’Connell Organic Acres, as well as assisting us with our website and various print materials. On our rebranding, we weren’t entirely sure of what we wanted, but Jill was able to take what little insight into our business we gave her and create a brand that accurately embodied where we come from and what we stand for. She is professional, easy to communicate with, willing to take on new challenges, and very talented at what she does. Jill has been absolutely wonderful to work with, and we won’t hesitate to seek her assistance with any of our design needs in the future.

– Chris O’Connell
Co-Owner, O’Connell Organic Acres

Working with Jill from Luckythirteen Design was such an incredible experience. As a small business owner, every time you do something for your business it is a labor of love. Jill took my ideas and brought them to light. Working with Jill was a dream, she understands women-owned businesses and small businesses. The end product was also incredible!

– Melissa Engel
Owner, House of Travel

Jill began her work with the Boys & Girls Club in 2019 and has been instrumental in various areas, particularly with our golf outing which is our largest fundraiser of the year. Since I started in 2023, our focus has been on enhancing our storytelling and maintaining a consistent brand identity across all aspects of our organization, and we are most pleased with how Jill has created marketing materials that effectively tell our story. I have closely collaborated with Jill, who has designed marketing materials for our golf outing, planned giving program, scholarship program, informational brochures, design boards, electronic marketing displays, donor communications, and more. We have been extremely pleased with her work – she deeply understands the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Dubuque, which is so important as we do not have an in-house marketing person. Jill responds quickly, even when faced with unforeseen deadlines, and always delivers timely and fairly priced work. Thanks to Jill, we now have a recognizable brand identity across all areas of our organization, and we cannot thank her enough for that.

– Casey Smith
Director of Development, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Dubuque

Where do I begin?! Jill’s talent is out of this world! I’ve had her help me with several different projects for my businesses over the years and every. single. time. I was amazed at how she took my business ideas and needs and worked her design magic. She truly understands business and branding! It’s a no brainer that she’s now my go-to designer! Worth the investment!

– Melissa Chipperfield
Owner, Nurtured Human
Owner, Inked Regards
Owner, Fox & Me Photography

We are honored and blessed to say our Brand Identity Package created by Jill received both two AAAwards (GOLD AWARD and a TOP 5 AWARD) and will move onto district competition! She also designed my website, and one of my sales reps used my website as a example at a national meeting! I have been so blessed to benefit from her talent with Southpaw Print Co. I cannot say enough good things about how Jill was able to listen to my vision and take it further than I EVER imagined!  I have said this before, but if you are thinking about starting a business or already have a business, this was the best thing I did to get off the ground – it gave me direction! And I believe it has helped bring me more business than I expected. 

– Niki Frese
Owner, Southpaw Print Co.

Jill, you have turned this idea into reality! We feel so fortunate to have you in our little corner. Here’s the thing – they say no one cares as much about your business, dreams, etc. as you do. The thing is, I believe you care about this project as much as we do! I feel it when I talk with you on the phone and in the beautiful end results you share with us. I’m 100% certain it would not have gotten off the ground without you, and, we are so fortunate to have your incredible talent behind our brand!

– Natalie Berning
Owner, Berning Acres

I have hired Luckythirteen for two of my business branding endeavors now. Jill invested in understanding my story, business, and product to develop a brand identity that is a true expression of who we are. Her design skills and ability to interpret my ideas and needs has resulted in branding that I could have never imagined possible. She is fun to work with, open to uncharted territory, and willing to take on all creative challenges. What made working with Jill so much fun was the collaboration of ideas and desires — through our conversations, I was able to see my ideas and thoughts come to life! She is also extremely professional, timely with her work and deliverables, and prompt to respond to my ongoing needs as a business.

– Laura Klavitter
Owner,
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Owner, MicroGirl Microgreens

Working with Jill was a guided process that felt very professional, organized and supportive. Beyond knowing I needed unique branding for my new business, I wasn’t particularly clear about what I wanted. Jill’s process helped me draw out important elements of what I needed my brand to be. From beginning to end, Jill provided clear communication and checkpoints that made next steps simple. The final brand deliverables provided by Jill were in line with packages I’ve seen from big branding agencies. Everything was polished, organized and easy to use. Plus, Jill helped me think ahead about any additional rollout needs I may have. Originally, I hesitated about jumping into the Complete Brand Identity Kit this early in my business, but I’m so glad I did. Having the full set of visual assets has made it so much easier to assemble my website, social media posts and other business collateral. I look forward to making a strong statement and growing with my brand for years!

– Jess Rolwes
Owner, Jess in Marketing

Jill has been such an amazing person to work with. She listens to what you want, provides an amazing vision come to life, and then diligently works with you to get the job done with any changes you may need. Amazing service and person.

– Sam Blatt
Director of Development, Riverview Center

We are so happy with the end result of our brand redesign! You made subtle changes that made a huge impact. This update helps us be more versatile with what we can do now with our logo! We appreciate your talents and it was great working with you. Can’t waiting to use our stickers and start ordering apparel! Thank you, Jill!

– Hillary Koetz
Co-Owner, Handpickd Floral Design

Luckythirteen Design is skilled in creativity and strategy. Nothing beats strategic, meaningful, and beautiful design!

– Wendy Scardino
Director of Marketing and Communication, National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium

One of the things that I like best about working with Luckythirteen Design is that Jill’s work is always efficient, and well worth the investment. Another thing that sets Jill apart from other designers I have worked with is that she always focuses on the finished product and any print parameters, specs or limitations, right from the start of a project. In the past, with other designers I would end up having to fix or revise things, whereas Jill always offers to work directly with our suppliers and printers and see it through to the finished product.

– Eric Gantz
Co-Owner, Verena Street Coffee Co.

Jill does an OUTSTANDING job taking ideas and inspiration and turning it into a logo, brand identity and all the support matierials to launch. Her CREATIVITY shines through and the finished products are better than I could have even imagined! I have enjoyed working with Jill — she has great ideas and is so responsive to the needs of the client. I have had the opportunity to work with Jill on several different organizations — her ability to personalize each project and exceed expectations makes the process fun and rewarding to all involved! THANK YOU Jill for everything! I will continue to turn to Luckythirteen Design for all my business needs and would be quick to recommend Jill to others!

– Jayne Kielman
Business Development at Advance Iowa, at University of Northern Iowa
Founder, Midwest DoodleFest

As the marketing chair for Steeple Square, I’ve had the pleasure of working with Jill for the past decade in the brand development of the former St. Mary’s church campus. With Jill’s talent and expertise, we were able to rebrand and reimagine the beloved church campus into a cultural icon in the middle of downtown Dubuque. This process included the logo design, a professional, engaging website, and dozens of effective marketing and communications pieces. Jill was a critical marketing team member of the successful rebranding of this campus, and to this day continues to help further our mission and vision with her marketing experience.”

– Nicole Gantz
Marketing Committee Chair, Steeple Square

We worked with Jill at Luckythirteen Design on our website redesign! She was very easy to work with, great communication throughout the process, and very patient. She was able to help us to define our vision and develop a website we are proud of.

– Bierie Dental

If you want to get through a branding project with little stress, creativity and wonderful organizational skills, Jill with Luckythirteen Design is the best!

– Mary Pickett
Owner, Gabby’s Gifts (Galena, Il.)

Jill helped with some rebranding materials for my business and I couldn’t be happier with the designs she came up with. She really got to know us and our brand before coming up with initial concepts and she hit the nail on the head. I highly recommend her services and will be using her for sure in the future!


– Stephanie Dietz
Designer, Northwest Flooring + Design Center

Jill is an instinctive designer who works what you think you want into what you know you need. Her consistency and uncomplicated joyous nature make Jill one of my favorite people to work with. She gets it right every time.

– Sarah Till
Business Operations, M&M Sales Inc.

Jill makes the design process easy. She goes above and beyond with presentation, creativity, and service. She’s quick to listen and incorporate feedback, yet always ready with new ideas and options to get to the best end goal. I am always impressed by her turnaround time and precision. It’s not everyday that you find a person with amazing talent, great project management, and a service personality, but Jill is just that!

– Sarah Bey
Operations Manager, University of Northern Iowa Center for Business Growth and Innovation

Jill is a fantastic partner. She redesigned our branding elements and gave us overall branding guidelines to help us share Shalom’s mission. She helped us redesign our website so that it is easy to navigate and maintain. She is creative and worked hard to understand our needs. Thanks, Jill!

– Connie Palm
Director, Shalom Spirituality Center

From Day 1, Jill has been nothing but amazing. She is professional, timely and her work is phenomenal. Although our line of work (photography) also requires creativity and an artistic eye, Jill has presented designs to us that we simply could and would not have come up with ourselves. Simply stated: it has been an absolute pleasure working with Jill and we can’t wait for what the future holds, both for her as well as for us as we continue working with her. If you need a designer, Jill is definitely your gal. Thank you!

– Carissa Wemmie
Owner, CTW Photography

Jill is on time with her projects. She guides the client with great ideas, yet if I had an idea she also incorporated what I wanted as well. Very professional and easy to work with.

— Hope Freund
Owner, El Designs Lettering

I highly recommend Jill, at Luckythirteen Design for any made-from-scratch project. Her work is so clean, professional, up-to-date & superbly well done. I really appreciated her attention to detail, professional grade work, promptness, and friendliness. I knew Jill was the one to create our family’s dairy farm logo once I found out she grew up on on a dairy farm too – we had been searching and searching for ideas to bring the true identity of our farm to life and continued to come up empty-handed until I finally reached out to Jill. To me, she really did the impossible! She was able to incorporate everything we wanted into our logo design and got us on track with some ideas for continued growth in the area of our branding!

— Natalie Berning
Owner, Berning Acres

If you want to get through a branding project with little stress, creativity and wonderful organizational skills, Jill with Luckythirteen Design is the best!

— Jen Richardson
Owner, Hearing Milestones

Jill was a joy to work with. She made the entire logo process go smoothly and quickly with her willingness to truly listen to our ideas, and her receptiveness to our suggestions for edits. She was receptive to ideas for change and cared about our logo, was also very good about returning emails and calls. I would recommend her to anyone!

— Stephanie Tranel
Owner, Tranel Family Farms

Jill has done a fantastic job re-imaging our brand and helping us carry it into our packaging design. She is extremely talented and has a great understanding of what her customer’s needs are. We thoroughly enjoy working with her!

– Ryan Fens
National Sales Manager, M&M Sales Inc.

With her care and professionalism, Jill created a logo, brand and website that perfectly reflects the mission of Heritage Works. Thanks to Jill, our young organization has a look and feel that will help us to further our mission and grow our organization. Any concerns were always immediately addressed, and our expectations were always exceeded.

– Rachel Wilberding
Marketing and Operations Manager, Heritage Works Dubuque

Jill is a great listener. She took my vision and not only met my design expectations, but far exceeded them. I look forward to working with her again in the future!

– Shanda Munson
Owner, The Scene Studio

I have used Jill’s freelance design services on a number of occasions. Each time I was impressed by Jill’s impeccable attention to detail, which resulted in very few edits needed. Jill’s creativity and designs are very modern, fresh, and clean. When a high profile piece of collateral is needed, I call on Jill’s expertise. She is a top-notch professional designer who is extremely organized and thorough.

– Mary Klein
Product Communications Manager, McGraw-Hill Education

Jill is a very talented designer. She is detail oriented and super easy to work with. As a marketing communications manager, she made my job easy. She was easy to communicate with and could make a beautiful product without a lot of direction. She is a pleasure to work with!

– Laura Holubek
Marketing Communications Manager, Calcium Products

What a thrill to work on a project where the design professional is as engaged as we are. Jill did terrific work – from the original creative design to listening to our needs and hitting deadlines. The end result is better than I could have hoped for.

– Maureen Collins-Williams
Entrepreneurial Communities Project