Melissa Calabro was the designer for a recent event sponsored by Health Quest. She did a fabulous job and was very respectful of the budget and the process. We loved the final product, which included invitations, slide show templates, and a program. I would highly recommend her work – she is a very talented professional.
-Barbara Kram, Director of Public Relations
“Melissa is fantastic to work with. I deal with committees for all of our special events, and that means there are constant changes, and Melissa is super responsive. The quality of the work is great, and always evolving. On top of the fantastic promotional pieces and responsive customer service, Melissa is very community-oriented. She served on my committee for my Dutchess County event and is very active in the Chamber of Commerce. Community involvement makes it a “no brainer” when it comes time to doing business locally. I can’t say enough good things!”
– Jason R. Dugan, Senior Development Director
Boy Scouts of the Hudson Valley
“First we worked with Design by MGC to consolidate and redesign our system’s website and then brought her back to expand the site’s features as well as design a new logo for us. Our customers use the new site regularly, something that did not occur before the redesign. Working with Design by MGC is pleasurable. Melissa is organized, thorough, and incredibly responsive. Her products are a reflection of her ability to turn a customer’s vision into a likable image or user-friendly interface. It is top quality work at a reasonable rate. “
Laraine Kautz, Interim Executive Director
Dutchess Workforce Investment Board
“Melissa designed an amazing flyer for one of our fundraisers. She is extremely creative and great to work with. She was very personable, provided great communication throughout the process, and was very prompt in getting the work done. The end result exceeded expectations. We would definitely use her again and highly recommend her.” April 27, 2012
Putnam County Community Action Program
“We have used Melissa for a number of projects, most notably as the designer for our “Better Than Chocolate” event e-vite. Melissa’s creative talent and vision have been an incredible asset to the event and help tie the program together in a very visible way.” April 5, 2012
Theresa Mulkins, Marketing Director
“Over the past two years, I have had the opportunity to use Melissa for many of my events. Melissa does all our artwork for them, and many times that means changes based on committee recommendations, and several edits. Being a non-profit cost and quality is important when using outside vendors. I can say I have never looked for another person to do our graphics.” April 4, 2012
Jason Dugan, Senior Development Director
Boy Scouts of the Hudson Valley
“Melissa designed and maintains my website. I get many compliments on it and it fits my business and my style. My website ended up being better than I ever imagined thanks to Melissa’s creativity. I constantly pose questions to her and she always provides expert advice.” April 3, 2012
Joanne DiCesare, Owner
“Melissa has the patience and knowledge to get to know the organizations that are requesting her service. With that in mind, it enables her to understand how critical it is to create images that are not only pleasing to the eye but enable the public to see and understand the product, services, etc. that the business is targeting. I would recommend Melissa (MGC Designs) as she has fresh ideas that she takes to another level and will take to any task!”
Dutchess County Community Action Program
“Melissa is a true professional with a great work ethic. She goes above and beyond expectations. She often catches the small things that would end up as a big problem. I urge anyone considering Melissa for a project to hire her.” April 3, 2012
Gary Dyckman, Owner
Hudson Valley 411
“Melissa truly embodies the title, “Creative Genius.” I’ve worked with her in a number of different capacities. When I was at the Chamber we hired her to assist with some design work for our events and I got to work alongside her as she helped make our 40 under 40 events come to life with graphics. I’ve also worked with her with the Hudson Valley Young Professionals, as well as has her as a client with my new business, Wrapped Up in design. She designed her own banner and had us print it for her.
She’s not only dedicated to the projects she invests herself in but her unique design techniques in both print and for the beautiful websites she creates stand out among the competition. I would highly recommend her work!”
Kara DeMaio, Owner, and Designer
Wrapped Up in design
We have shared a professional relationship as members of Chambers of Commerce as well as shared ideas for our respective clients. Melissa has often volunteered her marketing and design talents to advance various projects and organizations within our community. She has been recognized by the business community of the Hudson Valley as one of the dynamic talents that are helping our community to grow and prosper. I am proud to call Melissa a friend and am happy to recommend her talents and expertise without hesitation.
Tony D’Aquanni, Owner
Money Mailer of Dutchess County
I have known Melissa Calabro for several years starting when, I believe, her business was relatively new. At that time she was known for her creativity and, what I like to call ‘magic’. She has continued to improve her artistic skill and her ability to take a concept and translate it into a design that not only captures its entire essence but also is amazingly beautiful. Melissa is also a very good businesswoman because she always remains true to her goal of customer satisfaction. She and her staff will work with you until you are totally satisfied with their work. I am glad to have the opportunity to work with Melissa again and to be continuously amazed by her artistic ‘magic’.
Lea Bishop, Director
Women’s Enterprise Development Center