Testimonials

Who is talking about Teri

When I first decided to write a children’s book, I was fortunate to be introduced to Teri Rider early in the planning process. After reviewing Teri’s illustrations and talking with her about the project, I knew she was the purr-fect choice for the project. Her animal illustrations are filled with depth and character and she has a magical gift for capturing animals’ expressions and feelings on the page.

Teri is a truly gifted illustrator and book designer. She not only went the extra mile to ensure that each and every illustration were exactly the way I wanted, but she was doggone fun to work with as well! Any author or publisher would be lucky to have Teri working on their team.

Karen Lee Stevens
Author of Animals Have Feelings, Too!
allforanimals.com



Teri:

Even though I am now a published author I can’t find enough words to express my deep gratitude for you and your talents. My book is a dream come true, thanks to you. From front cover to back, page to page, font-style, color choices, paper, photography lay-out and overall design – it was done with such care and thought to exactly the feeling and tone I wished to convey to my readers. My book, Twelve Mindful Months, does not look self-published. It looks like a professional, high caliber work of art. I chose to self-publish because I wanted to be in control of the finished product, to be part of the decision-making, to have a say in the design, to be printed on high quality paper with colored ink and photographs. Working with you, was all that, and more. I had complete faith in your ability, and trust in your integrity. You gave my project 200% and it shows. And thanks to your patience and cheerfulness in coaching me through this delicate time, it wasn’t nearly as hard as I thought it would be!

My book has only been out 2 days and the response I have received is astounding. The book is like a magnet. People see the cover and are awestruck. They touch the cover and the pages, appreciating the softness. They comment on the type, the page set-up, they exclaim over the photos, the color. Maybe they’ll get to reading it someday… 😉

I hope we can work together more in the future!
With deep gratitude,
Carol



Teri and I are a symbiotic team when we create together. Fluid and Fun! We have developed high quality graphic designs, promotional photographs, business literature together, and I often consult with her for her feedback on my jewelry designs. She has a special eye for creativity and has a wonderful attitude. I’ve enjoyed working with her all these years and look forward to more projects moving forward.

Reba Engel
Designer & Marketer of Modern Women’s & Men’s Jewelry Collection



July 23, 2013 From the moment I saw Teri Rider’s adorable illustrations in the book Animals Have Feelings, Too, I knew that I wanted her to design my website for a book I wrote that also has illustrations for young children: That’s What Grandparents Are For. And I couldn’t be happier that I did. Teri, who founded Teri Rider & Associates, specializes in Graphic Design, Website Design, and Book Design, and her illustrations and drawings, especially of animals, are totally awesome. Be sure to visit her website to see samples of her work.

Equally important, at least to me, is the fact that she is a wonderful, delightful, fun, creative person to work with, and is always willing to listen to the author’s ideas. This is one really talented woman. I loved working with Teri and hope to have her design more websites for me in the future.

Sincerely,
Arlene Uslander



Teri & her staff are detail oriented, punctual, creative and just an absolute pleasure to work with. She helped us to create websites that truly express what our companies want to portray and the direction it is hoping to continue to move in. We hope to work with her more in the future!

Michael Rodman
President of Best Practices of America



Teri exudes creative confidence. She gets rave reviews from clients whether designing logos or book illustrations. Every example of Teri’s work that I have seen is polished, effective, and beautiful. In fact, I am so confident in her skills and talents that I have contracted with her to design my new website banner with logo and all the trimmings. Nothing helps a small business woman more than expert support service like Teri’s. I can simply tell her what I need and be sure that I will be happy with the results. Thanks Teri. I look forward to all our work together.

Nancy Burnett
Crisis Coach for Career Women, Speaker, Writer



My dealings with Teri have always been a pleasure. Whether working on our website, assisting us with SEO, or helping us tackle a social media marketing strategy, she has always provided us with the guidance we required and exceeded our project expectations. Teri has a very collaborative approach which invites open communication. She listens to her clients, handles them with patience and professionalism, and works towards their individual goals. It is because of these facts that I look forward to continuing to work with Teri, and highly recommend her.

Kitty Hundley
Owner at Sierra Design Studios | CAD


Letter of Recommendation

It is a pleasure to recommend Teri Rider, graphic designer, to those reading this letter.

Our publishing company, Writeriffic Inc., contracted with Teri to update an existing book and revise everything inside and out. She met with us and shared some ideas. When we met again, the ideas had blossomed into a glorious bundle of covers, layouts and font choices.

Teri made the next steps very hard. Why? Because everything was brilliantly designed and perfect for our book’s application. We had to choose and she worked with us to tweak even perfection. She became a valued part of our team and we will hire her again on the next book.

Furthermore, we found her customer care skills to be outstanding. She even designed a unique, personal icon that we used in the book and will incorporate into future materials. She stayed in our budget and brought the project in on time.

I highly recommend Teri Rider to anyone who needs a graphic designer with a strong work ethic, incredible artistic talent, and the ability to go 200 percent more than needed to not only make the project fun but better than one could hope to achieve.

If you have questions or would like to discuss Teri’s skills or my experience, please contact me.

Sincerely,
Eva Shaw, Ph.D.



After using the same graphic artist for our Annual Gala logo and invitation for many years it was time for a new, fresh look. We were referred to Teri Rider by a committee member and we immediately called her. We talked briefly and sent her samples of our vision. She was responsive and prompt and suggested some great ideas that we were able to incorporate. In the past it was difficult to get designers on board with our vision and really understand what we wanted from the marketing pieces. She worked with our many revisions and replied to our numerous emails quickly. She was pleasant and responsive and always kept in mind that we were a non-profit and we were working within a limited budget. The quality of her work is outstanding and we couldnʼt be happier. We are truly thankful to have found a unique and talented graphic designer like Teri 
Rider.

Rachel Wood
Events Coordinator
Home of Guiding Hands



Teri is a “true” professional! She listens and hears her customers’ needs. Teri is one of the premier Graphic Designers in the San Diego area. Her attention to detail and creativity are never matched! Teri’s unique way of designing a brand for a business is amazing and has provided Dream Home Cinema with referrals unattainable through other means.

Joseph Markowitz
Founder, Dream Home Cinema, Incorporated