Reviews

2blondes.co.nz

So I needed someone special to understand not only what I wanted which was confusing in itself and very particular but someone who could navigate this confused no idea women on social media terms. Thank you so much Sam.
– Evelyn Laybourn // 2blondes // Event Coordinator & Wedding Stylist

VitalZing.co.nz

I have worked with Sam on various projects involving creative design around our VitalZing brand. She has consistently provided a professional service as well as being fun to work with. Most projects have required Sam to create an initial concept and take it through to finished product within tight timeframes and she has never let us down. We can highly recommend Sam with confidence.
– Greg Skinner // Aquity // International General Manager 

flightcentre.co.uk

Samantha is an extremely hard-working and reliable individual who has a unique ability to bring a brand to life across multi-channels. We worked together in 2015 on a new holiday range at Flight Centre UK, Escapes. She assisted with the creation of the conceptual design of Escapes including the range’s style guide, logo, icons and brand identity. As the range developed Sam’s creative flair was invaluable to its success and is a pleasure to work with.
– Suzy Faulkner // Escapes // Head of Product Development

cievents.com

I was the studio manager during the time of Samantha’s employment as the Senior Designer at cievents and she proved to be a valuable member of the team. She is skilled to an advanced level in a large number of programs and is loyal, honest and hardworking, reliable and very capable and I would have no hesitation recommending her to any employer. What she does not know she is quick to learn and takes new challenges in her stride. She is a highly creative designer, knows the quality of the detail, the importance of research and delivered again and again creative concepts for the events team and I could rely on her to take each job from initial brief to finished product. I am happy to give a verbal reference if required and I wish Samantha every success.
– Claudia Wafer // ciEvents // Creative Director

brandhub.co.nz

“Dedicated” and “Passionate” are the first two words that come to mind when thinking of Sam as a colleague. She has a reliable working habit that gives you the assurance that you can always count on her. She can work well with other people and also individually. I have seen her manage and supervise other employees as well. Little or no supervision is needed when she is working. She makes it a point that she submits good outputs that even exceed the requirements’ necessitated quality. Sam is also good in management planning and implementing programs and techniques. She is also open and willing to learn new things. Her capacity to grasp new concepts is unparalleled. Sam’s approachable and pleasant nature makes her a breeze to work alongside.
– Hayden Rhoda // BrandHub // PrePress

brandhub.co.nz

I had the pleasure of working with Samantha Holmes at Brandhub from May 2011 – March 2012. Samantha brought a healthy balance of passion and ability to her role and was a breath of fresh air in our open plan office. As part of a small team Samantha’s ability to confidently take a project from brief to delivery, consistently surpassing the customer’s expectations made her an asset to the business. With experience that belied her years Samantha also gave insights to processes and procedures she had used in previous roles providing improvements to the status quo. I would unreservedly recommend Samantha to any potential employer.
– Robert Gaitau // BrandHub // IT

brandhub.co.nz

Samantha is one of the most ambitious individuals I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. As a creative she totally focuses on the brief at hand and is able to translate clients brand values extremely well. We recently won a very exciting design tender with her concepts which she totally immersed herself in. We have worked across a wide range of projects in the last year and the feedback from our clients in regards to her designs has always been extremely positive as we generally far exceed our clients expectations. Samantha would make a fantastic contribution to any agency lucky enough to have her in their team. I have no doubt “Samantha Holmes” will go on to become a leading name in the design industry in the near future.
– Rafael Caso // BrandHub // Business Development

brandhub.co.nz

As one of two graphic designers at MHNZ Ltd, I have worked very closely with Samantha Holmes as an intermediate designer over the last eight months. With five years experience in the design and advertising industry, I have worked with many other graphic designers. I believe you will be hard pressed to find many as inspired and passionate about design as she is. A stickler for processes, she manages her time and workflow efficiently and always delivers solid conceptual work to a deadline. Never afraid to express her opinion, Samantha often has a clear direction but takes constructive criticism well and is always looking for ways to hone her skills. I believe she will be an asset to any creative team that is lucky enough to have her.
– Alysia Song // BrandHub // Designer

PeopleMediagroup.co.nz

Sam designed two of our magazines and was bloody fantastic. Her work was superb. Her ability to follow briefs and critiqueswas great. I would love to work with Sam again if I had the opportunity.
– Travis Field // People Media // Editor

bettle.co.nz

(Previously known as Brandish Advertising)

I worked with Sam for 2 years while we were at Brandish advertising. I always found Sam to be energetic and full of sound creative ideas. Sam is always helpful and willing to get the job done. She is a total professional … and fun to work with. I have no hesitations recommending Sam to any design or creative based organisation.
– Tracey Yearbury // Brandish Advertising // Business Development

bettle.co.nz

(Previously known as Brandish Advertising)

Samantha has been employed with us as at Brandish for the lastthree years and is an outstanding designer who sets incrediblyhigh creative standards and always delivers. We will miss Sam’spersonality,talent and energy.
– Merv Williams // Brandish Advertising // Accounts