Client Testimonials


As of May 1, 2013, I am no longer taking clients or offering most of the services listed on this website (except for mobile photography, iPhoneography, visual social media, and workshops and speaking engagements, which WILL continue) for an indefinite period of time.

Please visit me instead, at

Thank you,

— Brenda Johima

JOHIMA Designs/JOHIMA Social Media + Marketing

Here is a small sampling of past client testimonials for work completed under my previous company, JOHIMA Designs Graphic Design and Website Design Services, between 2002 and 2011. (now re-branded simply as JOHIMA)

» Paul Carr and Bonnie Borbridge, Y Grip Garden Tool Ltd., Comox, B.C. »

“We used Johima Designs for our logo design, product tags, business cards and website design and are thrilled with the end product. We had some ideas of what we wanted and Brenda listened to what was on our wish list and then went to work creating it. Her excitement about the project helped keep us excited about the hard work involved in launching a new company. She created many beautiful logos for us to choose from, involving us in the creative process every step of the way. She was very helpful in explaining the technical side of what we needed to do to speed up the process and was a constant source of support and feedback when decisions needed to be made. I know that our choice in using Brenda for our design needs will propel our product to success.”

» Veterinarians and Staff: La Costa Animal Hospital, Carlsbad, California »

“We decided to go with Brenda to design our logo after seeing the examples of her unique art on her website. We wanted something for our hospital that would stand apart from the average veterinary logo. We couldn’t be happier with the final product! Brenda was very patient with us through each stage of the design process, and accommodated our every request for even the smallest changes. We are so proud of our new logo, and we would certainly recommend her services to others.
Thank you for everything! Thank you again for your patience and hard work.
We really feel it was time well spent, and we have no doubt that our logo is both perfect for us, and truly unique.”

» Ken and Wendy Connolly: Pheasant Hill Homes Ltd. (Build Better Homes): Nanaimo, B.C. »

“We engaged Brenda Johima’s services as a graphic designer to create a new logo for us. We appreciated how Brenda took the time to get to know what our business was about and sought to reflect that in her designs. Brenda came up with lots of options to choose from and we are really pleased with the end result. Brenda continually said that customer satisfaction was of great importance to her, and by going the extra mile, she proved that wasn’t just lip service!”

» Joey Minshall, Musician, Surrey, B.C. »

Brenda Johima has managed my website, since 2007. She’s a creative and resourceful collaborator, always explaining options thoroughly and making knowledgeable recommendations on all aspects of website design and maintenance – including content, layout, marketing, search engine optimization, “links to facebook/Twitter (social media integration or social media consultation)”, and updating sound clips. Brenda Johima is my Website Guru!”

» Torry and Sons Plumbing and Heating Ltd.: Courtenay and Nanaimo, B.C. »

“We really appreciate all of your hard work and dedication to our logo design. Thanks for being patient with our many changes. You are professional and have an eye for what looks good. We are extremely pleased with our new logo. It looks great and encapsulates everything we wanted. Your work is truly outstanding and you are a pleasure to work with.”

» Alison Roberts: Author, Organizer, Speaker: Comox, B.C. (now in Nanaimo) »

I chose to work with Brenda Johima because I respect her work as an artist and her entrepreneurial spirit. She is clear in her communication, generous with her talent and determined to see projects through to completion. E-mails are returned promptly and her sense of humour and contagious enthusiasm for my work are greatly appreciated. Brenda is truly gifted and I feel fortunate to have benefited from her many talents.”

» Gerry Bird: Custom Comfort Swedish Relaxation Massage: Comox Valley, B.C. (now in Nanaimo) »

“I recently hired Brenda to design a logo, website, print promotional package, and to craft a unique business name and slogan, to promote my new mobile massage service. I am thrilled with the work that she did for me. She has been a real pleasure to work with. She is efficient, focused on customer satisfaction and willing to do whatever it takes to ensure a quality product. I recommend Brenda and Johima Designs to anyone wanting excellent service and quality work in graphic design.”

» Stephan Poole: Riverside Painting and Finishing: Nanaimo, B.C. »

“Brenda designed a logo, web site and business cards for us and we couldn’t be happier. She walked us gently through the entire process and the results are amazing. Brenda is approachable, creative, and a solution-oriented person who came up with new and innovative ideas as well as much appreciated direction. We have had many positive comments on our cards and trailer and can’t wait to work with brenda again on our next project. Many many thanks.”

» William Bezanson, Author of “Why Are Gas Prices So High?: Ottawa, Ontario »

“I contracted with Brenda Johima for a cover illustration for my book, and gave her the details of what I wanted. Her work was superb and the result was excellent. Her interaction with me, through questions and suggestions, was handled very professionally, rapidly, and within the budget that we had agreed upon. She iterated the artwork in a manner that was beyond what I had expected her to do, and gave me good advice on how to deal with the book publisher for approving the cover design for my book. I have no hesitation in recommending to others that they engage Brenda for graphic design services. Certainly I intend to do so for future work.”

» Linda and Max: Chateau Beaufort Noble Wines: Denman Island, B.C. »

“Inspired Art, Great Craft! JOHIMA Works! … We Relax … ! So, thanks for the “Great Easy” Service … the results speak for themselves.”


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