I’ve worked closely with Phil for over a decade and found him to be a huge resource to my main company and other business ventures.
He is one of the most intuitively adept people I have ever worked with when it comes to branding, positioning (and re-positioning) and understanding consumer responsiveness. His ability to manage large projects and interface effectively with multiple teams made it easy for us to continually rely on him over the years.
Mark E. Jeftovic
Founder & CEO, easyDNS Technologies Inc.
Phil Emery is a creative and highly responsive designer who goes beyond the basic requirements of any job to add value through his understanding of communications. He know how to connect to people through compelling images and engaging design. All that, and he’s a pleasure to work with too.
Fairbrother & Partners Inc.
I have worked with Phil Emery of Focused Creative for more than 10 years.
During those years we collaborated on projects for mutual clients and I also hired Focused Creative to provide services under my direction for my individual clients.
The range of work has included marketing, graphic design for print or digital media, website development and advertising.
In all cases, Phil Emery and Focused Creative delivered quality work on time. I believe this is based not just on talent, but on the fact that Phil listens. He works to understand the client’s needs and suggests practical solutions that will fall within budget and timelines. It is also important that he is easy to work with.
I can recommend his work to anyone who needs a reliable and creative consultant.
Telehomecare Communications Lead, OTN
Phil is a great collaborator who has provided authorative input and advice to CEEA and its team as we strive to rebrand and improve our website, social media and marketing communications. Giving creative and practical advice, he keeps in mind our brand, our resources and our desire to grow.
Jane L. Thompson
Communications Consultant and Editor/Writer
Phil Emery of Focused Creative Communications Inc., supplied the creative, production ready copy/graphics, and dedicated website for Serve’s signature fundraiser ServeStock, for three years. His concepts were perfect for our event, and working with him was a pleasure, seamless, and effortless: we could always count on him. I would recommend him highly.
(former) Serve Executive Director
As a PR & Communications Consultant serving mostly not-for-profit clients, my clients and I have relied on Phil Emery to provide for a wide range of graphic design needs. Whether developing an entire visual identity or sub brand, an annual report or stakeholder newsletter, website design, a paid advertisement, signage or any other information/promotion piece, Phil is extremely talented and skilled at delivering the best creative solution. His sensitivity around causes and organizational values is tremendously valued – for example, in his graphic design treatment of materials relating to homelessness (for Raising the Roof).
Finally, but significantly, Phil goes out of his way to respect modest budgets, finding resourceful ways to contain costs without impacting the end result. He is always customer focused, consistently goes ‘the extra mile’, and was a true pleasure to work with.
Susanna Smith Communications