"I worked with Steve Slemmings at Landor for a number of years and in that time I found him to be a reliable and professional colleague. He has a friendly and charming personality that is appreciated by clients and staff alike.
Steve has a wealth of experience that is centred around the practical side of the design industry. His knowledge of 'implementation' is invaluable when it comes to translating concepts into reality and he has a sensitivity for interpreting a design appropriately into a cost effective and functional solution".
"I worked with Steve Slemmings for ten years at Addison and during that time Steve worked for me and nearly always on high profile projects - House of Fraser, BP, Safeway, Nissan Europe and Mitsubishi Motors. Steve is a talented interior designer who, over the years, has built up a particular expertise in the design development and implementation of large-scale retail projects. Three of the projects he worked on at Addison involved international roll-out programmes. As we learned very quickly, these require a particular experience quite separate from that gained from national roll-outs.
Steve's professional strengths are a quick mind, clarity of expression and a balanced approach to the issues surrounding design programmes. In regard to the last point, Steve is particularly skilled at turning concepts into workable, cost effective designs without sacrificing the original design intent. He works well with all project team 'types' - from CAD operators to consultants and creative directors to project managers. In fact, this is one of Steve's most impressive characteristics - he respects what other team members do, whether they are senior or junior to him, (and whether he agrees with them or not), and this always results in people listening to and respecting him. This also holds true for clients. I was told repeatedly by people we worked for that they were reassured by Steve's competence, calm manner and willingless to listen.
Steve's personal strengths are his directness, integrity, loyalty and disgression. His loyalty extends from the company to his team to his client. His directness means that he never says one thing to one person and another to someone else. He is eminently trustworthy. These are characteristics that his teams respond to. They always seem to be happy, productive and well informed. While this should be the norm in our business, in my experience it is not.
Lastly, Steve is a pleasure to work with - he was always one of the most popular people at Addison. He is experienced, professional and witty - and he cares about the people he works with and for."
"I have enjoyed a working relationship with Steve Slemmings for eight years, initially through his role at Addison and more recently at BGA. During that period I have always had a high regard for Steve's ability, integrity and application of straightforward, common sense.
As you would expect, we have frequently worked to demanding deadlines and although Steve has remained resolute in delivering his clients' objectives and timeframes, he has been supportive and understanding in his position as our client."
"During the Nissan European sign programme, Colorlux were introduced to, and worked closely with, Steve Slemmings who was, at that time, working for Addison. Steve was prime coordinator and principal liaison between ourselves and Nissan during all phases of initial design, prototyping and implementation of pilot sites throughout Europe.
We found his experience and project skills always realistically balanced the diverse and often opposing needs of economic signage development whist truly maintaining the corporate image standards of the client."
"I've worked on some high profile branding projects with Steve for nearly twenty years on and off, at Addison Design, and at Landor Associates. I consider Steve to be a highly experienced design director with superb knowledge of the 3D environment whether it be exterior signage or interiors environments. As a customer, I always found Steve to be friendly, professional, creatively and technically aware especially of day to day issues and challenges involved in brand implementation. I have no hesitation in recommending him."
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