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As Business Manager of a multi-agency Local Safeguarding Children Board, I work with a number of partners and the success of our work is built on good relationships. When we commissioned Juli to illustrate our Threshold Guide she understood this immediately and formed strong, positive relationships with me and my steering group that were solution focused and grounded in clear communication.
Juli’s understanding of Norfolk’s vision was excellent throughout the scope of the project. We wanted a document that worked for children and families as well as professionals. Juli lead on consultation with service users to ensure our end product was user friendly, engaging brilliantly with children and families and provided comprehensive feedback from those session which enabled us to refine our scope.
Juli’s delivery is excellent. Her communication skills ensure that she is clear about what she needs from the client and throughout the project she sought feedback and clarified the process of delivering a project of this scale in terms of time management and expectations. We were guided by her experience and enthusiasm. She also showed great patience, understanding, and flexibility, working in a complex partnership arena.
The final product speaks for itself and can be seen on our website www.norfolklscb.org. I am proud of this ground breaking piece of work which we would not have achieved without Juli.
Finally, I couldn’t write a testimonial without mentioning some of the qualities I valued most in our collaboration: intelligence, creativity and humour. We could sense check our document using Juli as a sounding board – she just got what we were trying to do and then, with the service users, came up with some fantastic creative solutions, with great attention to detail. She is a consummate professional in terms of understanding her client’s needs and taking them on a creative journey, with a lot of laughter on the way. Juli is a pleasure to work with and often went the extra mile, offering continuous support and inspiration.
Juli has supported our schools with a diverse range of activities including graphic recording of Vision Day events, recording of pupils’ individual Annual Reviews (for children with special educational needs or disabilities), as well as working directly with groups of pupils on a range of pupil voice activities – including animation and thinking visually workshops.
Juli’s engagement at every stage of the process has consistently been exemplary as is her ability to interact with all audiences. Open communication, clarifying expectations, pitching conversations to the correct audience level, being open and honest with us as a client on what to expect from a particular project.
The final product from Juli’s work is always of an incredibly professional nature, delivering high quality illustrations that illuminate the most important messages and always working to the brief. It is astounding to see the results she gets from pupils who are learning the skills of graphic recording and she has huge confidence and the highest expectations of all pupils, regardless of age or ability.
It is always a true pleasure working with Juli. Her professionalism in terms of conduct, punctuality, delivering to an agreed time schedule etc, all give a sense of comfort and reassurance from us as clients. Her work has never disappointed – completely the opposite!
The work Juli has produced, which can be seen throughout our schools always inspires, informs, challenges and acts as a useful reminder for some interesting topics that are discussed within our school. We are also now very pleased to now have Juli as a Trustee of the Galaxy Trust. Garry Ratcliffe
Juli really understands the complexities and the sensitivities involved when working with young people and has developed and delivered a whole suite of creative and engaging evaluation and resilience workshops, for young people that have provided them with platforms to go on to explore new opportunities for themselves.
Juli has the ability to take complex subjects, and bring them to life artistically, providing informative but enjoyable content. Juli is incredibly patient and understanding, ensuring that you always get the end product you need because what matters to you, matters to her. Most importantly you can guarantee working with Juli is always so much fun and I can’t recommend working with her enough! Ellie Ransley - Hoare
Juli listened to our design brief, asked relevant questions, suggested some ideas and was able to meet our needs and our budget. Once she had all the information she needed Juli and her team set to work at super-fast to produce our wonderful poster in record speed in a high quality format we could readily print. I was so proud to have it on display at Science-on-Stage 2017 in Hungary! It presented the Young Scientists Journal as the youthful, innovative project that it is and brought the people who work on it to life. The students and I particularly like the hand-drawn icons representing the team’s achievements, challenges and skills. It will certainly be used again and again; I would love to work with Juli and her team in the future – what a lovely, talented and creative lady! Christina Astin
Through her amazing illustrations and animations, all created through her coproduction and workshops with our young people, Juli beautifully and skilfully captures the spirit and aspirations of our programme. Juli’s contributions are key elements that make our HeadStart Kent Resilience Hub website attractive and appealing to Young people, Parents, Schools and Communities. Through Juli’s work many thousands of young people will continue to be supported and inspired. David Weiss