“I have been working with Jim since September of 2014. Jim has been an essential part of the new marketing and rebranding efforts at Keefe Regional Technical School. As a Career and Technical High School we are always exploring the best way to engage our target audiences. Jim has been able to understand our past initiatives and marketing and work with us on what we need. Jim is professional in all interactions, quick to respond to feedback and always able to meet deadlines. Jim is able to listen to our ideas and create logos, branding, and specific pieces to help them come to life. With Jim's help our marketing has become more consistent visually and in our message.”
Adrienne Bogusky // Director of Admissions at Keefe Regional Technical School
“My wife and I had the pleasure of meeting Jim while working to establish a memorial foundation for our daughter, Kendall. Jim cares deeply about his customers and takes a true interest in what each group is trying to accomplish. This passion comes through in each design he creates.
One of the most important things to my wife and I was to have an image or logo that had a child like feel, and truly help all who saw it immediately think of Kendall. What Jim was able to create accomplished all of that and more. By incorporating Kendall's favorite blanket along with a child-like font Jim captured everything we desired. It is an image that has become synonymous with our cause.
Over the last nine years, we have not only found a true partner to our foundation, but also a friend. It has truly been a pleasure working with Jim for all of these years. I can not recommend him highly enough for anyone in need of design work.”
Chris Davis // President at Kendall Rose Davis Memorial Foundation
“I have worked with Jim on many different projects and each time it is such a pleasure. He is kind, patient, methodical, creative and fast! He thinks outside of the box and helps you find the perfect match for your brand, passion and style. His knowledge and expertise makes the process of creating your logo and brand book exciting and fun which for a busy business owner and mother of two boys is exactly what I needed! I didn't feel stressed to make a decision or guilty for asking for so many different edits which essentially would bring me back to the original ideas he created! He really does hit the nail on the head right from the get go! Jim not only works with you on a business level he gets to know you on a personal level as well. He takes an interest in your life, your business and your goals. I wouldn't work with anyone else!”
Tanya Croteau // Owner barre n9ne® studio
My team and I worked very closely over the past 5 years with Jim as a designer on countless promotions and programs. He designed everything from case easels, coasters and shelf talkers to display enhancers and mass display pieces that were used as centerpieces for strategic 100+ beer case displays in the lobby of major national grocery chains.
Whether the piece that Jim was working on was straightforward or something that required a great deal of creativity, Jim was able to successfully deliver results that met (and often exceeded) our expectations. A key to Jim's success was that before working on a project, he made sure that he understood our objectives, the audience and how the piece would be used in the field. He asked great questions, not only getting the clarity he needed, but also forcing our promotions to be better and more focused.
In addition to strong communication skills, Jim is very creative. On one project, he turned a simple coaster into a piece of art, using a die cut of a sailboat that was one of the elements of the beer's packaging. He created a seasonal glass that was leaps and bounds ahead of previous years' versions with both the design and colors he chose. And, he created holiday display elements that were so popular with our sales force that they will become the standard for the foreseeable future.
Jim is a huge asset to the design team at Boston Beer and I am lucky to have worked with him during my time there.
Andy Gavrin // Senior Promotions Manager at The Boston Beer Company
In the past, I have worked with numerous creative designers who have been extremely difficult to work with when receiving constructive feedback. Jim is very good at understanding the marketing/brand objective of a particular piece and is therefore exceptionally open in communicating concepts throughout the design process in order to meet that objective. Jim does not become too personally attached to any of his designs; rather, he is able to step away from his pieces and evaluate them effectively based on the purpose of that particular piece. Jim has never missed a deadline for creative, and, on numerous occasions, has juggled multiple projects at once in order to meet some pretty aggressive timelines I have challenged him with.
Since Twisted Tea is a brand with extremely low brand awareness, Jim has been hugely impactful in generating creative ideas in order to bring the brand to life through different graphical executions. Jim has aided in elements such as package design, out-of-home creative, and point-of-sale design – with responsibilities ranging from idea conception, design, and production.
I would strongly recommend Jim to any consumer product or services company looking for a hard-working, fun-loving, talented designer who fundamentally understands a brand’s strategy and works towards evolving that strategy through the art of design. You’d be lucky to have Jim Dumas!
Taryn Coakley // Brand Manager at Twisted Tea Brewing Company