Clients

Testimonials

GEI Consultants, Inc.

"Mark has guided GEI’s brand design image for the past decade, during which time GEI has doubled in size to 600 staff in 28 offices across the country. While we employ a team of in-house marketing experts, Mark has been responsible for our logo and its treatments,  our innovative corporate brochure, our technical services brochures and qualifications template systems, our announcements cards and holiday cards, our major companywide and external industry conference branding, and more. I trust Mark completely. He’s the best in the business, and a pleasure to work with."


Christopher Stockwell, Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, GEI Consultants Inc., GEI Consultants Inc.

Bates Communications

“Mark Guarino walked us patiently through the often challenging process of creating an authentic visual representation of our business. It was a comfortable, logical process that resulted in a beautiful and functional logo and marketing materials.”


Suzanne Bates, CEO

Nobis Engineering

Nobis was ready to roll out a website that was suitable and fell within our new branding standards, but just wasn’t in line with what we had hoped. We contracted Mark to create a couple of fresh concepts and we were blown away with the range of designs, the understanding of our vision and how he managed to make all concepts fit perfectly into our branding standards. We immediately brought Mark on to the team and since has completely updated our website, our corporate folders, and many of our branded materials.


Ken Koornneef, President, Nobis Engineering

WSP/Flack + Kurtz

“Mark Guarino has a take-charge attitude and a subtle-yet-confident approach that resulted in him being immediately embraced by our Business Development department when we first engaged his services in April 2002 to redesign our company website.

Not only is Mark creative and hard-working; he possesses the rare skill of being able to communicate his ideas and associated benefits effectively, which in our case resulted in full buy-in from the department staff. Simply put, he gets results.

I feel confident in recommending Mark’s services. He is not only thorough, but also easy to work with, and always willing to take the time to discuss my concerns and respond to questions.” 


Robert A. Gracilieri, PE, Executive Vice President

BOND

Working with Mark Guarino was a dream... he is creative, collaborative, listens and responds with options for consideration... no ego just responsiveness and customer service.


Denise Marian, Director of Marketing and Business Development

Rhino PR

"I became aware of Mark and his fabulous work through SMPS Boston and GEI Consultants. Mark does work for both and I was always impressed with what he produced. When I started Rhino PR, I asked Mark to create my logo. I told him what I was looking for and it took him all of two tries to come up with my current logo. I constantly receive compliments on my company logo. In 2009, he designed a New Year's card for Rhino PR that won the first place award from SMPS Boston. I highly recommend working with Mark - he is easy to work with and never ceases to amaze me with his creative ideas."


Susan Riley Shelby, FSMPS, CPSM, President, Rhino PR

S M M A | Symmes Maini & McKee Associates

“Mark is great to work with. He really gets into our culture (our brand) and makes everything so easy. It’s a fun painless process.”


Marie E. Fitzgerald, IIDA, Principal | Senior Vice President | Director of Interior Design

Resource Options Inc.

"In addition to being an extremely talented graphics designer, Mark is an effective business person and communicator. He is a good listener who understands business concepts and readily shares his expertise. This combination makes Mark a dream to work with. He’s able to take a client’s ideas and bring them to life. Upon getting his initial designs, my first thought was always, “He gets it!” His innate ability to quickly capture the essence of the project ultimately saved my company and/or volunteer organization time and money. In addition to these talents, Mark is truly a joy to work with (for real!) and has always – always – exceeded my expectations."


Lori Chicoyne, Marketing

Windrush Farm

"Mark did an exceptional job on the Windrush Farm re-branding effort. His conception, creativity and understanding of the “group decision process” made the project a great success. We are thrilled with our new logo, website, and promotional materials. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing design work."


Jennifer Tartaglia, Marketing & Communications Manager, Windrush Farm

Fruitt Comunications

"I have worked with Mark for 20+ years, on projects as varied as a corporate re-branding, a tech product launch, and a multi-year hotel marketing campaign. With every project, Mark has struck that balance of pairing fabulous design with smart business sense—an accomplishment for which my clients and I have great respect."


Lisa Fruitt, President

Compass Project Management

“Mark’s work was not only creative and met our business requirements - working with him has been extremely easy.”


Tim Bonfatti, President, Compass Project Management

Winslow Architects Inc.

“As architects, we thought we could provide graphic designs for our own marketing/PR needs, but we quickly learned through working with Mark what a brilliant difference a good graphic designer makes - and Mark is certainly the best!”


John Winslow, President

Dressed

"Creative, Clever, Consistent, Capable and Collaborative. Mark has been a trusted partner for the last 14 years. I can’t imagine doing a project without him."


Carolyn Campot, Principal, Dressed

Adrian A. Gaspar & Company

“Mark did a great job of helping us modernize our website and firm logo while maintaining a strong connection to our long time clients.”


Robert A. Costello, CPA, Partner

R. Murphy Knives

Mark's  straight forward approach results in clean, fresh, simple yet elegant design – and he is a pleasure to work with.


Mimi Younkins, Co-Owner, R. Murphy Knives

Crittenton Women's Union

“Mark created a distinctive logo that deftly captures the essence of our organization and the spirit of growth and inspiration we hope to impart to those we serve.”


Stephanie M. Nichols, Director of Marketing and Communications, Crittenton Women’s Union, Crittenton Women’s Union

Harvard Medical School

“Mark was able to listen and creatively respond to a wide range of objectives from a large committee tasked with the implementation of an important program.”


Jane Garfield, Director of Facilities

Nobis Engineering

After working with Mark for years through his involvement with SMPS, and at my past company, I finally got to hire him for a great, new opportunity here at Nobis Engineering. My first job here at Nobis was to update our current website with a fresh new look and updated content, and how best to deliver the new message. I immediately contact Mark and contracted him to develop 3 concepts of our new site. Mark presented 5 new concepts less than a week later, all surpassing what we had envisioned for the new site. After many internal votes, we chose one of the concepts (not an easy decision, all were top notch) and moved forward with the design of each page levels with representative graphics and well-placed layouts. The unusual timeframe that we had to work with was a somewhat impossible one month from conceptual design to completed website, which was met.


Mark has an amazing ability to listen to what the client wants and to deliver a product that meets that vision and also surpasses the expectations. Mark’s design and layout ideas, whether for web design, new company branding/identity, or physical materials (brochures, folders, templates) are visually stunning and helps deliver the message that you intend. Mark will easily become a trusted member of your team.


Joe Barry, Director of Marketing, Nobis Engineering

SMPS Boston

I’ve had the pleasure of working alongside Mark on various projects over the past 7 years and his creativity, positive energy, and ability to make even the most conservative audience a believer in thinking outside the box never ceases to amaze me.


My partnership with Mark on a variety of different collateral pieces as well as a website redesign has spanned the past seven years. I consider Mark a true collaborator as well as a dear friend. His professionalism, innovation, and patience are just a few of Mark’s greatest attributes.
Mark’s ability to capture the most abstract idea and utilizing his admirable talents, weave it into a beautiful and creative end product is
what sets Mark apart.


Sarah McGillicuddy, President 2013-14

WSP/Flack + Kurtz

“Mark Guarino is great to work with. His experience working with design and construction businesses is second to none. His graphic ideas are fresh, modern and on-message. He is wonderful to work with from the beginning of a project to its completion.”


Anastasia Vassos, Vice President

Pine Street Inn

“I have worked with Mark on a number of projects over the years, both at Pine Street Inn and elsewhere. Mark is a pleasure to work with, and he does a great job of turning concepts into creative reality.”


Barbara V. Trevisan, Director of Communications, Pine Street Inn

Kavanagh Advisory Group, LLC

“Over the past 15 + years I’ve had the opportunity to work with Mark Guarino and his talented staff on several projects for William A. Berry & Son and Kavanagh Advisory Group.  When working with Guarino Design, I’ve found that the staff listens closely to the task at hand and delivers a finished product highlighting points discussed in a clear, concise, innovative manner.”


John E. Kavanagh, III, CEO & Chairman

Bates Communications

"We were very impressed with Mark's rare combination of listening skill and raw creativity." 


Suzanne Bates, CEO, Bates Communications

BARCC

"We have worked with Mark for nearly 8 years on developing 3 web sites and print materials. His ability to listen to the needs of the project and respond with creativity is amazing. I have worked with many designers over the years, and Mark’s creativity and design skills far outshine all of them. He has also been very responsive to our need to have our materials represent and appeal to diverse audiences." 


Melissa Gopnik, Managing Director, Boston Area Rape Crisis Center