What some of our clients have to say about our work and working with us:

“As an Executive Director in an organization that has constant design needs, I have worked with enough graphic designers to know that Tamara is someone really special. She possesses a perfect blend of professionalism and creative talent that can be extremely difficult to find, and she is an absolute pleasure to work with. She is attentive, responsive, and does great work; I have been using her services for years and look forward to continuing to do so.”

Jenna Griffin, Executive Director
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces, Western Region, Los Angeles, CA
May 1, 2019


"Waking State Design provided exactly what we wanted for the Malibu Smart Program logo. Tamara was a pleasure to work with and very responsive."

Kim O'Cain
O'Cain Consulting, Inc.
May 9, 2019


“I truly loved working with Tamara Gould at Waking State... and so will you!
I came to her through a referral and needed a logo.
I had some ideas in mind including a very challenging option where I basically needed a graphic designer to re-draw a particular option while adding my company's DNA touch.
Upon speaking with Tamara, I was not sure if she would be able to finalize my project.
Well, she did an awesome job at listening to my needs, assisting me narrowing down my options without taking the lead, always being available, drawing a wonderful new logo that looked even better than my original inspiration and delivering fantastic options.
She understood my brand and mood board and unlike lots of logo designers, she worked hard to make it happen, making me feel comfortable knowing I was in good hands.
Her enthusiasm is definitely a plus as well. I knew she was working for me and not the opposite...
My project was not easy but thanks to her level of professionalism and graphics talent, she did it!
I will definitely work with her again!”

Stephanie Moulard-Briest, Owner
STEFFY B.
May 14, 2019


“I hired Waking State Design to create my company logo and the result — a library of logos in various colors, formats, etc — far exceeded my expectations.  Tamara researched and analyzed my business and effectively translated core concepts into a visual marketing language.  The logo creation was an interactive process yielding branding that I’m proud of and that boldly sets forth my company vision.  The job was completed under a tight deadline and Tamara responded quickly by email and phone throughout the process.  Since this time Waking State Design has been the exclusive marketing firm for Eastside Multifamily’s corporate communications.”

James “Jamie” Adner
Principal, Eastside Multifamily @ KW Commercial
West Hollywood, CA
April 26, 2019


“Waking State Design was beyond a pleasure to work with! Tamara was attentive and responsive, and she helped me conceptualize the exact logo I wanted in order to effectively communicate my mission statement. The design of my logo and letter head have helped me establish a professional look for my business, and I feel proud every time I see them. Thank you Tamara!”

Ariel Cohen, MA
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Woodland Hills, CA
April 25, 2019


"Tamara is an experienced and talented designer!! She easily translated my vision into a beautiful design with colors and details that I couldn't imagen. Tamara's focused listening allows her to quickly envision the project and flow with it. Her work is skillful and beautiful!"

Magdalena Spinelli,
FireLight Healing Arts
September 14, 2018


“Tamara is a very creative person who is efficient and delivers on time.  She listens to what you would like and does her best to offer options that are professional and timely.  I would recommend her very highly. “

Eliizabeth Golden, Owner & Founder
Golden Earth Aromatherapy
June 13, 2019


“Tamara designed an ebook for me and a downloadable dosha-quizz for my web site. I highly recommend her for her expertise, design skills and speedy delivery!”

Vivica Schwartz, E-RYT 500 Yoga Instructor, Teacher Trainer, Mentor & Ayurveda Wellness Counselor
June 15, 2019


“Tamara is a creative and talented graphic artist. I'm thrilled withthe work she did for my business identity. It's elegant andtimeless as well as eye catching, especially when people drivepast my job site signs. She's patient and allows client input tosatisfy her client's expectations.”

Nevert Guirgis, Owner
NRG Architecture & Design
May 19, 2016


“Tamara is a wonderful designer and terrific collaborative partner. She is creative, organized, has excellent communication skills and is always a true pleasure to work with. During the last three years, we have worked together on several important projects for THINK Together, including: update of overall corporate identity/design package and development of corporate style guide, 3 comprehensive annual reports and various major event/fundraising collateral/graphics packages. Her work always considers an aesthetic and impact that enhances and brings precision to message. When working with Tamara, I'm always confident the product will be first-rate, the process smooth and the final product delivered on-time [if not earlier!] and within budget.”

Larry Tenney
Strategic Communications | Reputation Management |Engagement | Change Management, Diversity Inclusion
June 11, 2011


I can not recommend Tamara more highly -- she is fabulous graphic designer and project manager -- have worked with her on numerous public relations projects, conferences and for clients from several different disciplines -- everyone loves her work -- it is creative, on time, on budget and the attention to detail is amazing! Highest recommendation!! 

Cathie Bennett Warner
Senior Advisor, Communications and Government Relations at Pathogen Dx
June 1, 2011