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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.

Abigail McGarry

Business Manager, Norfolk Safeguarding Children Board

Juli Dosad is an amazing illustrator and graphic recorder! I was admittingly on the fence when first presented with the concept of graphic recording as I am a highly technical person. However Juli quickly convinced me and made me a believer in the importance of her work in translating concepts and selling ideas. Most professionals with 10 plus years in our careers have been involved in developing learning or capability programs that generally have not translated well or facilitated learning to our teams. The graphic recordings that Juli creates are an excellent learning tool and are extremely impactful. I have worked with her on a number of projects, that included the production of an internal learning animation. Juli’s team created a fantastic product and I look forward to continuing to work with her in the future. Tamika Hayden

Technical Manager, GlaxoSmithKline NC

Juli has had a long and positive relationship with schools in The Galaxy Trust – a relationship that has gone back over the last decade.

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

Executive Headteacher and CEO, The Galaxy Trust

I have been lucky to work with Juli on multiple projects, from her live graphic recording at our events, graphic recording training with staff and young people through to supporting young people and our teams in masterclasses to produce clever animated videos.

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

Project Officer - Early Help and Preventative Services, Kent County Council

I could see from Juli’s work that it was just the sort of visual impact we wanted for Young Scientists Journal – fresh, funky and eye-catching – yet informative at the same time. I could also tell from her videos that she would be just the sort of enthusiast that we love working with – I wasn’t wrong!

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

Science Education Consultant, Astin Consulting / Young Scientists Journal

We have worked with Juli on two linked pieces of work and I have been SO impressed with her professionalism, approach and skills. Juli captures not only comments from the event but manages to capture the feel and atmosphere too. The end product exceeded my expectations and our young people (and officers) have been blown away. Its been a really crucial element that we keep revisiting and has helped us stay focused with our work. Thank you Juli! Lisa Carter

Head of Rights and Participation Service Birmingham, Birmingham City Council

HeadStart Kent is very proud and very fortunate to have Juli Dosad as one of our partners helping to build the improve the emotional wellbeing and resilience of young people.

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

Head, HeadStart Kent

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