Chris has a unique ability to immediately recognize the image one needs to convey and then translate that vision into the perfect identity. In rebranding our firm Chris created a distinctive logo, stationery, and a clean, crisp, user-friendly website that captured the essence of our firm as a whole as well as each of the individual lawyers. He is a perfectionist whose impeccable attention to detail makes him a true professional and a pleasure to work with.
Partner, Greenspan Humphrey Lavine
Chris came in and quickly helped shape a fresh look and feel for my new company. As always we were under extreme time pressure. Chris worked quickly and added value to the brand. He’s been a great partner as I build my company and I trust his instincts and insights on all things design.
President & CEO, Bristow Global Media Inc.
Chris brings a fresh approach to design combined with a strategic lens. He understands how to balance the need to create a unique piece while meeting the requirements of the client. When we needed to create a launch piece for our new corporate strategic plan Chris came up with a compelling design solution that truly reflected the fresh approach of our new corporate direction. He was a pleasure to work with.
Director Marketing and Communications, William Osler Health System
Under tight deadlines, many directional changes, and added creative “surprise” elements, Chris did not falter. He continued with his amazing creative capabilities, kept the project within budget, and maintained the work back deadline. Chris’ extensive network of contacts, such as product suppliers and printers, made the job not only a one-stop shop but gave added reassurance that the project was in good hands from start to finish – and that makes all the difference. Chris’ responsiveness to questions at any time and top shelf work ensure that we will be working together again in the near future.
Account Manager, Kaiser-Lachance Communications Inc.
Working with Decisive Moment has shown me the power of design. The identity Chris created made me look like a real company, which inspired me to think about shifting from a solo practice to building a firm. Thanks to Chris, Marston Consulting is real, clearly defined – and powerful.
Founder, Marston Consulting
Working with Chris to rebrand my company was great! The process was quick and seamless. I was impressed with his ability to listen to my needs and create a look that was perfectly aligned with my vision. In addition, Chris helped me by putting me in touch with his suppliers so it was a total one-stop experience from concept to finished product. I’ve received many compliments on my new look and am completely happy with the whole process from start to finish.
Principal, Betsy Miller Consulting Inc.
It shouldn’t be rare, but it is. When you find a designer who knows what he’s doing, never misses a deadline, and is reasonably priced, you can’t believe your luck. We’ve worked together on projects for my business, and I’ve brought Chris in to work with my clients, too. Satisfaction guaranteed.
President, J.E. Black & Company Ltd.
A rare combination of ‘creative’ and ‘suit’, Chris knows how to create art while getting the job done on time and on budget, no matter what the industry or assignment might be. His experience, talent, and attention to detail is of enormous benefit to both our public relations clients and our staff. He really understands how design upholds and enhances a corporate brand.
Former Senior Vice President, Partner & Deputy General Manager, Fleishman-Hillard Canada Inc.
We have a diverse audience, a complex set of messages, and a need to publish materials in both official languages. Chris has always ensured that the work he produces for us – in whatever medium – is of the highest quality and communicates effectively. It’s a great pleasure to work with him (and the other professionals he brings to the table), and to know that we can rely on his high standards in both creativity and professionalism in the future.
President & CEO, Canadian Retransmission Collective
Standing out in a crowd has been a regular occurrence since working with Chris Oliver of Decisive Moment. My brand identity, business card and website get rave reviews on a weekly basis, and intrigue everyone whom I want to intrigue! Chris has a unique ability to capture the essence of a person, a company and the product or service they sell, and then create a brand that stands out from the rest. As a creative guide, I couldn’t have asked for anything more. With Chris’ insight and encouragement, I was able to establish a powerful presence in my industry. First class design, first class service.
President, ONIDA Coaching + Consulting Inc.
After 25 years in the corporate communications business, I’ve worked with a lot of graphic designers. When it came time to develop a new look for my established practice, I turned to Chris Oliver of Decisive Moment. Working with Chris is always a pleasure, and the end result is a conversation stopper. Truly. Each time I hand someone my card, they lose their train of thought and stare at it. “Nice card.” Worth its weight in gold.
Founder, The Bee’s Knees Communications Inc.
When you say one-on-one relationship, you really mean it. The process was intelligent and thorough from start to finish. You helped me figure out what I needed, provided a range of design options, brought in a writer, and delivered a final product that has generated results.
Anne Marie Murphy
President, Eastern Script Inc.
I would highly recommend Chris Oliver of Decisive Moment to professional service firms like ours. His advice on how to develop our public image has been critical – from the earliest stages (such as logo design) through to our full communications requirements as the firm grew. Always on time and on budget, he has been highly responsive as well as proactive.
Partner, Perry+Currier Inc. - Patent and Trademark Agents
Chris Oliver is a highly professional designer who combines new creativity with old-fashioned obsessiveness for details to produce first-rate work.
President, Ramsay Inc.
I had the occasion to work with Chris Oliver on two separate projects in the mid 90’s. One project involved an Ontario Government assignment and the other was with a Not-for-Profit client. For both assignments, Chris showed creativity, thoughtfulness and sensitivity for the subject area and the client groups served.
President, JRJ Consultants
Nothing fazes Chris. We’ve worked together on big things (a bilingual directory) and small (a brochure), and he ensures that things go like clockwork. He’s always on time, on budget, and has a great sense of design. Is it any wonder that I always look forward to working with him and recommend him to everyone?
Jane L. Thompson
Former VP Communications, Canadian Film and Television Production Association
Chris is the epitome of design professionals. His work embraces the needs and wants of the client while leveraging the most advantageous aspects of the ever-
changing communications landscape. I have learned more about the influence
of design on the human experience working alongside Chris for more than a decade than I believe I could ever have grasped on my own in a lifetime. His attitude, approach, and creativity remain inspirational.
Principal, Inkwell Media