I am so delighted to have such wonderful reviews and testimonials from over 30 years of designing for my clients!
I have known Anne Steel both on a professional basis and personally for over 30 years. In a professional capacity she was engaged to design brochures etc both at Adnams Brewery and The Cask Marque Trust. She is both honest and trustworthy and her work was of excellent quality and delivered within the agreed timescale and costs. I have no hesitation on recommending her.
Paul Nunny, Director, The Cask Marque Trust
Adnams have been delighted with the work produced by Anne. She is quick, innovative, efficient and above all responsive and receptive to creative briefs, even when the time frame is ridiculously short! Anne is not afraid to offer ideas and alternatives from left-field, often making us realise that her ideas are much better than our own.
Teresa Holman, Head of Marketing, Beer & Brands, Adnams Brewery
We have been using Anne and Maui Waui for over 20 years now and would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending her. She designs some of our websites, point of sale materials, company brand image and other stuff too as required. We normally dump a very vague brief on her and it miraculously turns into something which normally needs very little tinkering before we go with it. She understands very well our varying requirements and turns them into stylish usable pieces of work. And all at a very reasonable price too. And no, she is not paying me to write this review!!
Alastair Macnaught, Cask Marque, The Cask Marque Trust
To have such a helpful and understanding designer here on our doorstep is fantastic - Anne not only brings her skill and experience to everything she does but always engages in our creative process with energy and creativity. No matter how short our deadlines we can always rely on Anne and that’s worth its weight in chocolate!
Louise Collins - Business Development Coordinator, The Booja-Booja Co. Ltd
Anne understood the brief well and the concept we were looking to explore. She produced several eye-catching designs so it was initially hard to narrow down to the final one! We are very pleased with the final logo. It represents our brand well and was delivered promptly in various useful formats. We're now really looking forward to getting on with our re-brand and showing off our new logo! I would certainly recommend Maui Waui Design to anyone looking for a classy new logo.
Joe Lenton, Original Art Photography
We regularly use Anne when we need some fresh thinking on a project – she is excellent at coming at things from an angle that others don’t think of. Her graphics are very strong too. Some of the best work she has produced for us has been on rebranding commissions – which are often the most challenging projects.
Nick Rawlings, MD, Stennik
We want four things from a designer: creativity and a quality finished product plus the ability to deliver on time and on budget. Anne at Maui Waui does all this.
Charles Christian, Legal Technology Insider and Ink-Sweat-and-Tears.com
We are delighted with our web site. How do you make a dog trailer website interesting and modern? Anne certainly did! We had never advertised before and Anne held our hand and guided us to a successful campaign. Anne is professional, efficient and reasonable priced.
Angela King, Managing Director, Bqzeen and Bespoke Dog Trailers
Anne's intelligently constructed graphics and beautiful images have always captured the essence of what I want to say to prospective clients. She never fails to make an impact. For me, she's the best there is.
Mike Lewis, London & Suffolk
Anne was highly professional, prompt, patient, beautifully creative and has been really helpful with further information I have needed regarding posters, banners and labels etc. Her work is stylish and versatile.
Nicola Hammell, Wiley Fox
Anne is totally amazing. She listens carefully to briefs and produces logos and designs that match requirements and products perfectly. She has helped me with website design and build and various promotional logos, all of which have received favourable feedback and full events. I find it hard to imagine working so effectively with anyone else; she has helped my business grow.
Katherine Abigail, FitKat
Anne is absolutely incredible at what she does and I would highly recommend. Considering I have her very little information for my logo and ideas that were scatty and very much from my head...yet she still managed to make sense of everything I wanted and needed. Furthermore, she was extremely responsive to my enquiry in the first instance, very professional service. I am more pleased with the finished product than I had anticipated, thanks Anne
Anne Steel has a fun, creative and colourful personality, which is reflected in her work at Maui Waui Design. This together with her great eye for detail and the professional way she presents her ideas to clients provides a design service second to none. How lucky we are to have her on our doorstep!
Burns -Thomson Services Ltd, Norfolk
I am delighted to support your presentation and am happy to tell anyone who asks how well you have designed and produced my new stationery with continued follow up. Your creativity is excellent and it has always been pleasure to meet with you to discuss various projects. I look forward to a continued creative relationship for my businesses.
Robin Fournel, The Amber Shop & Museum, Southwold and Aldeburgh
Anne put together our most successful catalogue to date! It was a lot of work but not only was she amazingly creative and full of good ideas we hadn’t thought of, she was also a delight to work with - always upbeat, positive and beautifully organised (we weren’t always!).
Gabrielle Harwood, Advertising and Media, Magus International (Saudi Arabia and Arab Emirates) and Maui Waui fan.
No matter how bonkers my brief is Anne understands it, meets it and delivers it. Very rare to find someone so creative yet so beautiful. From concepts to print Maui delivers the Wowee factor. Working with Anne is a rare treat in a world of mediocrity - A design company with good original ideas - some of them are stunning.
Sam Goodbourne, Wickedly Good Food
I used Maui Waui Design to come up with a logo for my genealogy website. Anne's design was fantastic, and I was delighted with the results. She was great to do business with too, and very communicative.
Neil B, Time Unraveller
I went to Anne after finding Maui Waui online, and was really impressed with her portfolio. I looked at a lot of freelance designers, and while many had obvious technical skills, Anne displayed a real understanding of branding which in my opinion is the real skill of graphic design. The design process itself was collaborative and painless, and led to a design I am 100% happy with in just a few sessions. Very happy with the results, and would highly recommend. I'll certainly be sending any future design work I have in Anne's direction.
Ian Juniper, Juniper Loe Ltd
Anne Steel, the creative star and beating heart of Maui Waui Design, is a joy to work with. She has ideas in abundance and is collegiate in her working. She recognises a good brief and works to it diligently. She will take on board your ideas…if they're any good, and tell you straight and up-front if she thinks they're not up to much or wouldn't fit the overall design. That's what I needed (I don't have a visually artistic bone in my body) and that's what I got - Hurrah!!
Trevor Hyett, Musician, TV Presenter, Producer and Broadcaster
It was a pleasure to work with Anne, who clearly loves what she does and does it with such integrity. She worked in a thoughtful and collaborative way with me to design a unique logo for my business and a beautiful website that reflected the services I offer and who I am. She was always on hand to give advice, share ideas, listen to my requests and suggestions, and answer my many questions. I'm so grateful for Anne's unlimited patience, and unflappability! With her creativity, knowledge, and inspiration, she has brought my ideas to life and added so many helpful and unique touches. I highly recommend working with this amazing and beautiful soul.
Anne is the most helpful and intuitive graphic designer I have found. Always a pleasure to talk to and a very fast and efficient service. Ideas just pop into real life with Anne. Thank you for all your effort in the detail. Produced sublime results.
Bob Armstrong, Artistic Workshop Installation Collaboration
Anne has redesigned our website and packaging giving both a modern, professional style and continues to provide us with new literature on time and within budget. We find her to be friendly, efficient and really good to work with; offering bright and fresh ideas that suit our business perfectly.
Ian Whitehead, Lane Farm Country Foods
Anne at Maui Waui has designed our newly launched consultancy's logo, business stationery and website. One of her key strength's in my view is that she listens very carefully to the initial brief. She then came up with a great design very quickly. She works very collaboratively and listens to our thoughts and views throughout which helps makes the process quick and efficient. The final result is that we have a logo and design that should last for years to come!
Liz Churchill, Waypoint Consultancy
Anne is a brilliant graphic designer. You just give her your brief and she goes with it and comes up with all sorts of creative, imaginative ideas. She is incredibly fast and quick to respond to any request. I am a very happy customer!
Jane Sargent, Jambo Janes Petcare Services
I am very pleased with our new logo and the design of the website, Anne's innovative ideas have completely overhauled our image. The work was completed within timescale and on budget. I found Anne a pleasure to work with and I look forward to working with her in the future. I initally viewed this project as a one off but I can already see the benefits to my business and I intend to use Anne's skills on an ongoing basis for help with marketing and promoting my business.
Lisa Carter, Director, Star Curtains Ltd
Anne Steel of Maui Waui Design has done online and print design for the music of Something Happened. She has an instinct for the right visual idea and real wit and flair. She is also efficient and fun to work with. We cannot recommend Maui Waui highly enough.
Having met Anne by chance at a meeting I quickly realised that she maybe the right person to rebrand our company and design our first website. It was immediately apparent that Anne’s creativity (and patience, we later discovered) were what we, as a company, needed. She took on board our ideas and developed a logo and website that have been positively received by both existing and new clients. We are frequently asked who designed our stationery and website and, with some reflected glory, I give them Anne’s name. It has been an absolute pleasure working with Anne and I am looking forward to our next project together.
Gary Pearce, Director, Owen Bond Partnership
I have known Anne Steel for many years, initially when she was working alongside the Director of Trading at Adnams, the Southwold based brewery, her work considered to be well above expectations. In later years I have myself requested Anne to carry out creative exercises for my prestigious clients, all of whom have been very satisfied with the work she has produced. A dedicated professional with her 'eye on the ball' at all times. Lively, forward thinking & a good listener.
Dudley Clarke, PR Consultant, Suffolk
I first worked with Anne when I opened my yarn shop in Ipswich. After only a brief meeting at the shop, I was impressed by the range of ideas and designs that Anne put forward for my logo. She continues to make creative input and is currently redesigning my website.
Susan Palmer - Purl and Co. The Designer Yarn Store
Anne was a pleasure to deal with. Very creative and all work carried out to a high professional standard.
Jamie Kerry, Kerry Pest Control
I’ve always found Anne from Maui Waui, not only professional and talented but a very nice lady too. Thoroughly recommend.
I have used Anne for all my business branding including logo design, web site design, signage, and posters. Anne is always very professional with a lot of good ideas, her work is to a high standard and delivered in a timely manner. I highly recommend Anne at Maui Waui Design.
Steve Burley, The Countryman
Anne did an outstanding job, designing my poster and flyers for my production. I sent her an image and she enlarged it, made space for the text and added amazing, eye catching graphics. The text she designed for the back of the flyer was brilliant too. She also created a great logo for my theatre company. She was so friendly and speedy! Several people told me that they saw the poster in town and decided to book tickets. Without Anne's professional promotion, my play would not have been such a success. I am so thankful and happy and will definitely use her talents again.
Juliet Corbett, Writer and Director Cliff Edge Theatre Productions