Kind Words

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Mara Zapeda
Co-founder, Switchboard
Calligrapher, Independent Radio Reporter

Deb took a half-baked idea formed in the middle of the night and created a beautiful, simple website. As a radio reporter I’ve long searched for a way to publish my work in a format that is both easy to use and aesthetically pleasing, and one that is also flexible enough to allow for contributors and different content. Deb came up with the perfect solution and I couldn’t more pleased. She is a delight to work with and always manages to find the most simple and elegant solution to every challenge. I can’t recommend her highly enough.

Janet Jarman portrait

When you hire Deb, you are hiring a master, someone who can take a complicated project from concept to completion, while executing every detail with thoughtful style. Working with Deb was the perfect choice, for so many reasons. She combines her vast knowledge of visual journalism, her elegant aesthetic, and her deep understanding of the artistic process with great care and patience. These traits, among others, helped me truly transform the way I portray my work. This type of project is very personal and can be daunting at times, but Deb made it easy.


Matt Eich
Photographer, Educator, George Washington University

Every chance I get to collaborate with Deb Pang Davis, I know I can breathe a little easier at the end of the day. As a photographer, there are thousands of small decisions I have to make when creating, selecting and disseminating work. Deb’s patience and understanding help me to navigate the many choices that come with laying out a series of images, and bringing them to life on a printed page. Her energy and enthusiasm for design allow me to focus my energy on my work and business. The resulting collaboration was greater than I could have imagined.

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Rebecca Shapiro
Artist and Business Coach,
Rebecca Shapiro Art

Deb is a gifted designer and creative entrepreneur. I have worked with her in several capacities and each time I have been greatly impressed with her professionalism and eye for beautiful design. You will be delighted with her clear communication, prompt delivery of service and a solid understanding of what design means to a business. Recommending Deb comes easily and with pleasure.

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Justin Paul
Senior Editor, Virtuoso Life

I’ve worked extensively with Deborah Pang at Virtuoso Life, both in her role as art director and as our preferred freelance designer after her position was relocated to Fort Worth. Deb has an excellent eye for design, an arsenal of contacts with award-winning photographers, and one of the best work ethics of anyone we’ve collaborated with. She’s creative, provides honest opinions/assessments of layouts when asked, and can be counted on to deliver under deadline pressures. I highly recommend her for design work.


Chris Cox
Senior Software Engineer, Google

Deb is an incredible designer and a complete joy to work with. I’ve hired her on several projects to date, and each time she has surpassed my expectations and delivered the product way above par. It’s always exciting to work with her, and I’m looking forward to our next project together. I highly recommend her!

Randy Olson Melissa Farlow portrait

Randy Olson
& Melissa Farlow
Editorial & Advertising Photographers

We knew she was creative and were familiar with her work as a magazine designer, but we came to realize she is also savvy about the web. There is a lot of information in our site which made it a challenge. Deb found a way to give it a clean look that is easy to navigate, and yet the design allows people to go into depth to find more if they like.

Jerry Sealy portrait

Combining creative thinking, love of the written word, a passion for photography, a knack for typography, and a thorough understanding of web-based technologies and tools, Deb Pang Davis is a designer like no other.

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Meg Krugel
Editor, OEA Today Magazine

I hired Deb to help me with a full design overhaul on a statewide education magazine for the Oregon Education Association. She transformed the publication aesthetically and conceptually, and reinvigorated it (and me) in the process. She has been nothing but kind, flexible, knowledgeable, and hardworking (and most importantly, impressively creative) as we’ve shifted our “redesign” process into an ongoing “art direction” role of the monthly publication. Want to break out of the box with a top-notch design element? Need a photographer? Wallowing in fonts? Have a last-minute technical request? Deb has all the answers. I can’t imagine the magazine without her and… really… I didn’t hire her. I’m just lucky she said, “I’ll do it.”


Amy Alipio
Features Editor,
National Geographic Traveler

I recommend Deb wholeheartedly: she is an ideas person, with a sophisticated eye and aesthetic flair, and brings enthusiasm to everything she does. It was a real joy working with her.

Kevin Weinstein Portrait

Because of her talent, I am opening up my first studio and finally moving my home office downtown Chicago. There is absolutely no way I could have ever consider this leap before working with Deb. I have raised my prices by 30 percent per shoot, and the bookings are coming faster than I ever imagined. Even in a recession. Read More  →


Susan Seubert`
Susan Seubert Photography

I hired Deborah to design my new promo cards and it was a fantastic experience. She has an excellent eye and is technically proficient. I wish there were a choice for “all of the above” for the “top attributes” section as Deborah has integrity, is extremely creative, very punctual and cost-effective. I am looking forward to working with her again in the near future.


Karin Anderson
Custom Wedding Jewelry Designer

Deb is a person you can give a job to and breath a sigh of relief because you know you won’t have to worry about the results, the deadlines, the quality, the budget. She is talented, creative, easy to work with, very flexible and pro-active in smoothing bumps in the road without losing sight of the finish line. Working with Deb is always like working with your dream designer. I would never go anywhere else. She has designed numerous projects for me, including several websites, and the experience is always the same — fabulous!

Jenn Leblanc portrait

Jenn LeBlanc
Author, Photographer,
Illustrated Romance

What I love most is that I can do a quick two hours with her and get insight into something I am trying to do myself but need a little advice on or I can turn the project over to her skilled hands. As a control freak option A is an important part of my work flow, and that she is able to step back and let me retain control of my work while giving me suggestions that truly enhance and improve it in immeasurable ways means the absolute world to me.

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