My Way of Working
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Branding and design impact all senses. Therefore I want my clients to be able to see, feel, hear, smell, and even taste their graphic identities. The ability of an image to do this will create a life-long bond and association with you. To be able to create this for my clients, I need to get to know them and their product. It is essential that we meet and get to know each other. This allows us to design the right imagery, within your budget, to set you apart from your competitors and to communicate your unique selling proposition. I consider all of these factors when creating your company's image.
My Point of View
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You have about 15 seconds to communicate who you are to your clients. And, as most people tend to be visual, this must be evident in your graphic identity. Your brand is the attire for the products and/or services you sell. If you want to be a winner, you must look like one.
My Specialities
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At GY Creative Studio, I specialize in making you look great! I do this through excellent branding, packaging and imagery for all marketing and advertising collateral you use to communicate with your target market.
My Contact Info
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GY Creative Studio:
511 Montana Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90403


Cell: 310-752-3589
Email: gonen@gycreativestudio.com
Your Testimonials
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Ronit Mory
04.09.12
Love4Restaurants
"Gonen is a million dollar designer!! He is truly gifted! I have been working with him from time to time, on different projects, and anytime I presented Gonen ideas, he laid out his vision and the reasoning behind it. He explains his directions and visions until you understand it. Gonen does the thinking for me, the creation and the finale of the product. I worked with different designers in the past, and never been satisfied. Only when I met Gonen, I understood that to produce a superb, unique design work, you also need to be an artist, learning techniques is not enough! I am glad I found Gonen, he is my lifetime artist!! Ronit"
Doreen Porat Hamaoui
05.02.12
PHD Tax
"We were referred to GY Creative Studio by a friend and it is one of the best referrals we have ever received. Before working with GY Creative Studio, we hired a someone else for the same job. We could not get a hold of this person, received unsatisfactory designs, and ended up paying them for their terrible service and unusable results. Upon our first interaction with GY Creative Studio, we could tell this was a company that held customer service and satisfaction as a high importance. Although, we are located in a different sate, we were given the same professionalism and effort that you would get from a face to face meeting. The design we received was amazing! It was industry appropriate, aesthetically pleasing to a broad spectrum of clients and quickly returned to us. We will return to GY Creative Studio for any of our future design needs and highly recommend their services"
Tina Herman
06.28.12
Golden Age
"Very happy with Gonen. He really listened to what I wanted and produced a very creative classy logo. I would highly recommend him to anyone!"
Nava Feller
08.31.12
Nava Natural Cosmetics
"After I went through many different graphic designers, Gonen is the answer! Thank you Gonen for your hard work and afford to assist me on my first skin care project. thank you for your censer advise to lead me to a successful look of my products. looking forward to continue and work with you more in the future. Nava"
Valerie Griffin
09.13.12
Chair, Wilshire/Montana Neighborhood Coalition
"Several years ago, I became Chair of the Wilshire/Montana Neighborhood Coalition (Wilmont).This is a neighborhood group in Santa Monica. At the time I took over, we didn't really have a logo or functional website. I was fortunate enough to be introduced to Gonen Yacov by a mutual friend. We met. I showed him what we had. We discussed Wilmont--the kind of organization it is, what the logo could be used for, and--especially--what the logo and related elements should say about us. Several days later, he emailed me about a dozen possible logos. He presented them at our next Board meeting.. Ultimately, we selected one to turn into a beautiful banner and another as our organization's logo. The logo works well by itself. Gonen also used it as the basis of our letterhead and business cards. He quickly created a "basic" look-and-feel for our website. We have implemented that look-and-feel. Later, he created a more colorful website design. We're working on some underlying conversions and look forward to implementing the new look. Gonen is easy to work with. He's a very talented artist and graphic designer. His ability to convey an identity through a logo is excellent. Our logo is flexible enough to use is a variety of situations, with colors we can easily bring into web pages or flyers. When we've needed additional design variants, Gonen has quickly provided what we need. "
Albin Gielicz
10.03.12
Santa Monica North of Montana Neighborhood
"I have known Gonen for over 5 years and have used his services for different projects during that time. I am an active community leader in Santa Monica and as the Chair of the North of Montana Neighborhood Association (NOMA), I hired Gonen to create a new logo for the organization.  He presented the board several options and we quickly selected the one we use today. He made the process very easy for us. This was after he did the same for another neighborhood group in Santa Monica. For both of these groups, he has done a wonderful job capturing the essence and unique characteristics of each neighborhood within the logo. His creations are true to the neighborhood and true to Santa Monica.  "
Sharona Cooper
10.03.12
Israeli Magazine
"We have worked with Gonen on a range of design concepts, publications and advertising campaigns and have found his service to be creative, timely and accurate. His input and suggestions have helped us develop and enhance our marketing material on a range of projects, and to a high standard of production."
Linda Kasian
10.20.12
Photographer
"Gonen is a designer’s designer. He has an exceptional ability to transform vision and direction into on-target creative. I love the new logo that Gonen created for me. Just what I was looking for. I strongly recommend Gonen for creative strategy work at all levels of sophistication "
Ben Sedaghat
11.11.12
SUBJEKT Headphones Company
"Gonen was hired to create a corporate identity package for us. We have been very happy about the whole process and Gonen has done a great job. He was fast to deliver new ideas and always helpful with our questions. His work on the logo was very impressive and he gave us three great options to choose between. All three would have worked great! He truly is a designer with attention to detail, and very understanding of your needs. Gonen has certainly helped us develop a corporate identity that we can be proud of. He has been outstanding to work with all the way from the first contact to after the project was finished. We are still working with him on projects and we can totally with no doubt recommend Gonen."
Tamar Daniel
12.24.12
Sunset Olive Oil
"We had been in quest of a graphic designer for several months, but the few ones I got in touch with never seemed able to meet our taste. Finally, when I discovered Gonen through a Google search, it appeared likely that such a passionate designer would be the partner we had been looking for — which became obvious as soon as we started working together. After reviewing our requirements, Gonen sent us a few proposals and, taking great care, created numerous modifications. We were plainly satisfied. Most importantly, each modification introduced that special detail that makes all the difference. Needless to say we are extremely satisfied with the results. Thanks Gonen."
ROSS CARTER
02.26.13
Coldwell Banker
"We used Gonen to design our new corporate identity, stationery, and magazine ad designs. The quality of his service, and his attention to detail and schedule were outstanding."
Doron Santo
03.15.13
ONSEN - Cosmetic Company
"Gonen has developed some terrific point-of-sale for my business. I was impressed by the professional output, the originality and innovative designs and how quickly it was able to be produced. It’s refreshing to be able to show a ‘point of difference’. I think that his work has really helped me boost sales."
Eran Shalom
04.20.13
iPaly Group - (Accessories for Apple Products)
"Following on from a business name change we decided that a new logo was in order. We wanted something that we could have confidence in and have alongside our new business name. After searching online we came across Gonen. Immediately we were impressed with the professionalism shown throughout his website, projects, client testimonials and contact via both email and telephone. Gonen’s work was top quality. We worked through our ideas together and he was able to come up with a logo that we are extremely happy with. We would definitely recommend Gonen’s services to anyone."
Victoria Karman
05.26.13
Jewelry Contractor
"Gonen provided excellent service for me and was very patient and professional throughout the design process. Great results, good value, on time."
Anat Marin
06.29.13
Anat Marin Fashion Handbags
"I have run a small business for many years and always did my own, letters, vouchers, marketing material etc. in an effort to save money. Instead I found it took a lot of extra time and looked unprofessional. In an effort to update my business image, I heard about Gonen from a friend of mine who recommended that I work with him. Gonen's website answered many of my questions before even speaking with him. The online form he had me fill in helped clarify what I like in design and meant that his initial ideas where already close to the finished product. Communication with Gonen has been easy and Gonen regularly sought feedback that ensured the project stayed on track. I have been very pleased with the results so far and look forward to implementing the final results. "
Dr. Florman
07.12.13
Dr. Florman Orthodontics
"Gonen was able to produce a logo that captured our brand attributes with a strong attention to detail. The service was delivered in a professional manner with a commitment to deadlines and a focus on customer expectation. We look forward to working with his outfit again in the future."
Sharona Cooper
10.28.13
Shavua Israeli Magazine
"We are working closely with Gonen to create for our clients creative banner on our website page. He is a wonderful creative guy to work with! Don't think twice. "
Shy
12.19.13
IDB Investment Inc
"I love the new logo. It feels right for my business. Just what I was looking for. Thanks Gonen"
Donna Gentry and David Ruiz
01.06.14
PIO- Pico Improvement Organization
"Gonen is a designer’s designer. He has an exceptional ability to transform vision and direction into on-target creative. We strongly recommend Gonen for creative strategy work at all levels of sophistication."
Guy Uriel
01.22.14
Personal Writer
"The unique design that Gonen created is both attractive and highly adaptable. I appreciate Gonen’s attention to detail, and I am equally pleased with how quickly he completed the project. Thank you for doing such a great job designing my first book cover, I LOVE IT."
Anthony Mongiello
02.05.14
Photographer
"I’ve always appreciated a good logo, but never invested quite enough time or resources to have one of my own that matched my aspirations. Now, thanks to Gonen’s skill (and logo design is definitely a skill), I have a design I can be proud of.”"
David Cohavi
02.14.14
Gevril Collection
"We are very pleased with our new brand identity/Presentation that Gonen created us. It has been a great experience working with him."
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