The following are comments from people with whom Don has worked
Don Riley, photographer
“Don is an extremely capable Photographer that has an amazing eye for light an composition. He demonstrates a unique ability to produce images that communicate and sell and works with a level of passion that guarantees results.” February 2, 2009

Pattie Heinold, Adminstrative Assistant, Advantage Business Media
Worked directly with Don Ruth at CED magazine
“I’ve worked with Don for a number of years and his dedication and work ethic is greatly admired. He is the consummate professional. Time and time again he inspired an environment of team work always willing to pitch in whenever he was needed resulting in a great end product. I welcome the chance to work with Don again.” October 21, 2009

Athena Staton, President, Staton Media Group, Inc.
Was with another company when working with Don Ruth at CED magazine
“Don Ruth is among the most reliable of professionals, particularly on our specialty print products that require a stringent attention to deadlines. Don’s decision-making and overall ability to meet production demands without compromising designs (easier said than done) takes the guesswork out of our projects. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Don for nearly ten years and I look forward to the next ten and beyond.” October 9, 2009

Traci Patterson, Managing Editor, CED Magazine
Worked directly with Don Ruth at CED magazine
“Don is creative, diligent, reliable, proactive and easy-going. He’s also a very good person, and anyone would be lucky to have him.” October 8, 2009

Rob Stuehrk, Group Publisher, Reed Business Information
Managed Don Ruth at CED magazine
“During my tenure at Reed Business Information I managed Don Ruth in his positions as Graphic Designer and Art Director. In that time Don helped us establish CED Magazine as the leader in its industry sector and earned the magazine numerous awards for visual and design excellence. He created many memorable covers and was integral in numerous re-designs of our magazines. Don is a very talented designer and artist and he also possesses an exemplary work ethic that ensures his success. He also has a strong sense of customer service and knows how to communicate with clients effectively. I highly recommend him.” October 8, 2009

Brian Santo, Editor in chief, CED Magazine
Worked directly with Don Ruth at CED magazine
“The consummate pro: smart, diligent, endlessly creative. I can’t recommend Don highly enough.” October 8, 2009

Michael Robuck, Senior Editor, Advantage Business Media
Worked directly with Don Ruth at Advantage Business Media
“Don is the best art director that I have worked with in my 14 years as a journalist. His work was consistently above and beyond our competition’s, and he was prepared with news ideas for each issue of our technology magazine. Don was also able to render complex diagrams into readable forms on our wallcharts.” October 8, 2009

Marydean Purves, Nonprofit work for abused women in Tajikistan
Don Ruth did a slide presentation that was presented at a booth at the UN
“I want to thank you sincerely for following through so diligently on this whole event. If it had not been for you we would have missed this opportunity. I am so grateful for your assistance above and beyond the call of duty.” April 22, 2011

Nancy Kasprzyk, Creative, Tech Savvy Imaging & Design Specialist, Vision Quest Graphic Design & Print Solutions, LLC
Worked directly with Don Ruth at CED magazine and hired Don for contract work
“I worked as a prepress manager at Reed Business Information while Don was the Art Director for CED magazine. Although I didn’t get to socialize with Don due to our busy lives, I had the opportunity to learn about his work style and ethics in a professional business sense. Don is an amazing talent and I couldn’t wait to receive his page files for the magazine so I can see his design/illustrative talent in action. Each monthly edition was a pleasant surprise, and I would keep copies of the printed magazines for my own library of “great ideas” — once you made it to my personal home office file, I considered you a top 10 designer in my book. Recently I had the opportunity to hire Don for contract work and experienced first-hand what it’s like to finally work with someone who “get’s it”, someone who doesn’t have to be reminded that jobs have deadlines. How refreshing! That’s the work ethic I remember years ago, and that is just who Don is. Talented, organized, and has great attention to detail.” August 8, 2012
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