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Book of the Year (2006)
International Bridge Press Association (IBPA)
I Love This Game
(Master Point Press)

Graphic Design Award (July 2005)
EizoQuest Inc. logo and business card

Book of the Year (2005) Runner-Up
International Bridge Press Association (IBPA)
Building a Bidding System
(Master Point Press)

Book of the Year (2004)
International Bridge Press Association (IBPA)
Play or Defend?
(Master Point Press)

Book of the Year (2003)
American Bridge Teacher’s Association
Bridge: 25 Steps to Learning 2/1
(Master Point Press)

Book of the Year (2002)
American Bridge Teacher’s Association
The Bridge Technique Series (series of 12 books)
(Master Point Press)

Shirley Silverman Award: Best Student Book (1999)
American Bridge Teacher’s Association
25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know
(Master Point Press)

1st Place School – High School Book
Bookbinder’s Guild of New York 12th Annual New York Book Show (1997)
World Geography: interior design and layout
(Prentice Hall School, Boston, USA)

Book Cover Design Award
Graphic Design:USA Magazine 1997 Design Annual
World Explorer: 3 of 8 book covers in a series
(Prentice Hall School, Boston, USA)

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Designer’s Panel, 2003
Herzing College, Toronto

Computer Graphic Design and Digital Media Animation Advisory Committee, 2002
Herzing College, Toronto

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“I just wanted to thank you for all that you have done for our website. I have always enjoyed working with you and found that you were always on top of everything and quick to respond to our needs. It has been a pleasure to deal with you and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to others and in fact have done so on several occasions.”
– Eli Bay, President, Relaxation Response Institue

“Thanks so much for your patience, not to mention all your dilligence and creativity with EizoQuest’s website.”
– David Hodge, EizoQuest Inc.

“Thank you very much for all your assistance, talent and patience these past few months. [Dear Sister book]”
– Bob Hynes

“Thank you for your help and creativity on this project! [The RichLife book]”
– Ross Slater, The Metris Group

“You are absolutely extraordinary. No matter what, you got the job done, got it done beautifully and set a whole new bar for Pride. We couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you.”
– Fatima Amarshi, Executive Director, Pride Toronto (2007)

“Thank you for getting our (smartliving) Guide ready for print this year. I know I’ve said this to you before, but you are phenomenal!”
– Mark Singh, Executive Director, Eneract (2005)

“Has everyone seen the pride guide, all the great signage on the streets and all our ads?? Do I need to say anything more!!! You and your team have been the real superheroes, managing last minute requests and changes, putting together a phenomenal pride guide and staying up late many a night before Pride Week even began! THANK YOU and please thank your team.”
– Fatima Amarshi, Executive Director, Pride Toronto (2006)

“Just wanted to drop you a line and say thanks for your work on the Keep Cool program. This year (2005), the program was an unbelievable success. Our goal of collecting 1,000 air conditioners was smashed in the first weekend! Overall, we collected almost 6,000 for the entire 3 week program!
– Corey Diamond, Summerhill Venture (Clean Air Foundation)

“You did exactly what you said you would do. You turned around your projects quickly, and you were good at explaining the process to people who’d never been through the whole thing before.”
– Carl Friesen, Global Reach Communications

“You put up with all our indecision and changing decisions in a professional manner… You are a great asset to our programs!”
– Corey Diamond, Clean Air Foundation

“Thanks for your excellent work. I have greatly appreciated your professional competance and the prompt and efficient manner in which you carried out your work. I am very pleased to have worked with you in revamping my website and heartily recommend New Mediatrix to others.”
– Eli Bay, President, The Relaxation Response Institute

“Reliability, competence, flexibility, accessibility and a true flair for graphic design. These are just some of the qualities that have been a consistent part of our experience with New Mediatrix. Olena has been an important part of our (nonprofit) organization’s growth and we cannot begin to thank her for her dedication and professionalism.”
– Raví Mark Singh, Program Manager, EnerACT

“We have been using New Mediatrix exclusively for our book covers and typography work for the last five years. We constantly get comments from
customers on how attractive our books are, both inside and out. There’s no
question that people often do judge a book by its cover when they are
deciding to pick it up and look at it more closely; that’s never a problem
with our titles.”
– Ray Lee, Publisher, Master Point Press (2002)

“We never know how important and significant something is until we see a true professional work on it. Olena’s professionalism and expertise in creating brand identity and generating graphic design have impacted my business to a degree which could arguably be designated as the line between a marketing success and a marketing failure.”
– Danish Ahmed, Author, Speaker, Coach

“[New Mediatrix was] a complete pleasure to work with. You came in on time and on budget which is wonderful considering the fact that I had a real need to have the website up and running by a certain date. I was thrilled that you were able to complete the work as quickly as you did. In terms of your skill as a web designer, I am really impressed. You made a number of suggestions to me which I hadn’t thought of myself and which were essential to the proper functioning of the site. You have a wonderful eye for color, and again, you made suggestions which enhanced the look of the site and went beyond what I had thought was possible. And best of all, you were able to execute what I wanted so that I was able to bring my vision into reality.”
– A.J. Moses, Powerbase Performance Group

“We re-launched our website this weekend with the full content initially envisioned in the template. I did all of the programming myself and, because of your excellent documentation, the work took significantly less time than expected. For the first time in a very long time, we have a website that we are proud to share with our clients – thanks!”
– Jim Lowe, Vice President of Business Services,
Advantage Interactive Corp.