- Whether he’s doing my covers or my interiors, Phillip Gessert never disappoints. In fact, he usually surprises—in a good way. His cover for my book BloodLight took my original idea and punted it into another dimension. I’ve lost count of the number of compliments I’ve received on it—even people who didn’t like the book rave about the cover!He’s just as good with interiors. How many other designers out there take time to read a book from beginning to end—prose or poetry—then try to find just the right font to match the content and theme?Incredibly creative in his own right, Phillip is always receptive to the writer’s ideas and gives them the last word—he’s in no way overbearing. Just an overall fantastic designer for writers who want their books to make an impact from first sight to last page.
Harambee K. Grey-Sun, nextpoet.net
- Phillip is a terrific collaborator and someone who can add value to any creative project. His dedication to understanding the motivations behind the work is impressive, and for me, led to outstanding results.David A. Kalis, davidakalis.com
- ...words cannot describe the brilliant experience i had in the cooperation with my graphic designer, Phillip Gessert.
Purely a cyperspace encounter between Copenhagen and Phillip's office in Texas, it proved to be one of a most rewarding working relationship. Through countless emails back and forth, he found the right solutions to every question. All in all, a privilege to work together with such a professional, trustworthy and personable designer.
I was originally recommended to Phillip by my editor in California. Again proving how it is possible to combine forces through the net... and achieve excellent results.
There is no question in my mind, that I will approach him again for my next work; it was a true pleasure!Linda Ruth Horowitz, whilethesandswhisper.com
- Phillip and I have worked together for a few years now and with each project he has devoted himself to the task and will not quit until the job is done to satisfaction. Very personable and detailed-oriented, I recommend him highly!Kwasi Konadu, Diasporic Africa PressWe hired Phillip to create some printable flyers and brochures for a tradeshow with a pretty strict timeline. He took our ideas and turned them into perfect pieces of work and created a style guide for all future graphic design creations. I would highly recommend him for any design work as he was reasonably priced, did excellent work, and met our timeline (that was only strict because of our own procrastination). In total he designed a postcard, a flyer and a trifold brochure and we have gotten extremely positive responses from these pieces. Two thumbs way up for him!Marcus Freimanis, GeckodrivePhillip created a visual identity for CallScrub. Before getting started, he explained his creative process and the approximate schedule. During in-depth email discussions, he showed that he clearly understood the value and nature of our business. His concepts offered a fresh analogy to help new customers more readily understand our service. He delivered an informed visual identity package on time and on budget — I am very pleased with his thorough and detailed work.Rod Montgomery, CallScrubPhillip is an exceptional designer that is both in-depth with detail and understands the big picture concept. I hired him to do the redesign and second printing of my first book: Live Your True Life. Subsequently, I have hired him to design my business cards and logo renewal. His work is excellent and he is easy to work with and to understand. I recommend Phillip and his work to anyone in need of graphic design.Ashley Berges, liveyourtruelife.orgPhillip is the miracle worker every author dreams of when it comes to creativity, patience, understanding and collaboration, efficiency and delivery on a book design. He has full command of the design process and is one of the most reliable professionals I’ve worked with. His passion for his work and superhuman turn around time make him an even more exceptional designer. It has been a great experience and delight to have Phillip design my book Desert Mojito, and I look forward to working with him again and again.Nazli Ghassemi, desertmojito.comMake no mistake here folks! Phillip is the real deal and he created a brilliant logo for our project. Phillip has got an opinion on your project and he is not gonna be afraid to tell you so, which was a critical skill for us since we needed honesty and professionalism. If we get the chance again, Phillip will definitely be the first we will ask for help, and I can strongly recommend this gifted and brilliant guy to anyone looking for a new logo, advise on their visual identity or just in need of someone who knows his way around printed or digital design in general.Lars Jensen, Help2GrowWorking with Phillip was a pleasure. He is a great hardworking individual who listen to my need, provided his own opinion and then delivered some nice product.I have and will use Phillip again for my design needs, he was a true professional that delivered on time and on budget.2 thumbs up!Darrin Stern, Chicago Clean Energy AlliancePhillip brought unique and creative ideas for my new eBook cover design, Gone Never Forgotten. His professionalism proved he’s willing to listen and tweak ideas best suited for that particular project. It was an easy process and I’m thrilled with the results.Natalie Bright, nataliebright.comPhillip is an exceptional designer. He understands the creative process and the steps involved in creating a true brand and image for a company. Phillip created the logo and branding package for my new business, Process Art House. He was patient through the entire process of critique and was willing to collaborate at every step of the way. I make a good deal of my living doing graphic design and when I need to hire a designer, I hire Phillip. You should too. You won’t be disappointed.Jacob Breeden, Process Art HouseThe best business decision I ever made was to hire Phillip to design and brand my book covers. The second best decision I ever made was to totally trust his instincts. I wanted a totally modern and updated look. He went beyond and took the design into the future. I highly recommend him to all my writing and publishing peers who thank me profusely for introducing them to Phillip.Patsy Rae Dawson, patsyraedawson.com
I have two businesses that I operate. Phillip has provided graphic design for both on multiple occasions. Phillip is very creative, has wonderful ideas and suggestions and is extremely knowledge about design work and specifications. I have no hesitation what-so-ever in recommending Phillip to anyone who needs graphic design work.Charles Kempf, charleskempf.comAs a one-person business, I rely on designers to represent me well when dealing with clients and providing expert services. I can’t praise Phillip’s creativity, attitude, and skills highly enough—truly a godsend to me, and the authors whose book covers he designs. We’ll work together again!Sarah Cypher, The Threepenny EditorPhillip produced great work on a great timeline which is one of the things I think are the hardest to find in a freelance / contract Graphic Designer. I know who I will go to first for any extra work in this category.Richard Clifton, AvidMobileI retained Phillip to design the front and back cover and the interior of my first novel, Saving the Karamazovs. He listened to the suggestions from my editor, my publicist, and me and developed several ideas that would capture the theme that I wanted to convey. Phillip is very easy to work with. In addition to being very creative, he is both patient and responsive. I was very satisfied with both the process and the final product.Gary Goldstick, ghgoldstick.comWorking with Phillip was great - he gave me high quality work and was a pleasure to interact with. Will certainly hire him again when the opportunity presents itself!Ryan Wilcox, The Freelancer Collective