Endorsements

 

"Ilona is a professional and friendly photographer. We met her via Hotel Tonight and we were happy with the quality of photos and her attention to detail to portray our property. A few months later, we were in need of a photographer to take more extensive photos of the upgraded part of our hotel. We invited Ilona based on our positive past experience. We are thrilled with our photos. She did an amazing job and we are very happy with her astute focus on the details, her willingness to work around our schedule, and her turn-around in providing us the finished product. She has a gift, she is talented, and we’ll recommend her and invite her back anytime that we are in need of her service."

— Sheila Ordonez
Assistant General Manager, Mediterranean Inn Seattle


 

"Ilona added value to our project portfolio by providing high quality photographs of our projects. Her focus on getting the right professional look for our marketing efforts coupled with executing a beautiful end product created the media persona we had envisioned for our design/build firm. Seattle Design Builders highly recommends Ilona's services!"

— Barbara O'Hara Pilkington
Owner/Operations Manager at Seattle Design Builders


 

"Ilona is a creative artist and passionate activist. She is highly principled and values-driven. Ilona is someone you can count on to keep her word and gives 110% to any cause she believes in. She is a powerful and clear communicator in both verbal and creative skills and is courageous about sharing her opinions and views of the world. I strongly recommend her as a valuable project manager, team member and creative visionary. I would gladly work with her again."

— Carol Schillios
Founder, Schillios Consulting Group and Fabric of Life Foundation


"Ilona was very professional, very well prepared, and delivered great photos. It was money well spent."

  — Todd Phillips
Founder of Local Electors & Writer for Huffington Post


"Thanks a million for the photo/s. I am unable to tell you how looking at the dad/son photos makes me feel as a hu-man person. If I had a million dollars I would hand it to you & give you the world to photograph and change one hu-man at a time for peace and compassion."

Dr. Edward Wilson Reed
Writer, Educator & Professor Seattle University

 

I powerfully, publicly and fully acknowledge Ilona Berzups for her incredible level of service, commitment to excellence and complete impeccability in this project. She has provided clarity, certainty, and tons of education. It has been a joy to work with her. If you are looking for support in expressing yourself online, we cannot possibly provide a higher recommendation. Thank you Ilona!

— Sarah Lee Parker Mansare
Owner, One World Dance & Drum


I have known and worked with Ilona for more than ten years. Every time she takes on a project she sees the end result then finds the best way to get there. She does not require hands on management so you can you define the project and know you will get it back on time and ready to go. She has no problem going the extra mile to make sure the project is done correctly and delivers what you need.

— Howard S. Crotin
Board Advisor, Caribbean Cable Cooperative Ltd

 

"Ilona is a professional, high quality photographer that I hired to represent Hotel Tonight and take photos of our partner hotels in Seattle. Ilona is always timely in her responses to assignments and is great at communicating. Her images beautifully but honestly represent the properties that she shoots every time. I would not hesitate to hire Ilona again!"

— Stephanie Usry
Sales & Production Manager, HotelTonight

 


Technical / Design Work

"We had the good fortune to work with Ilona as our non-profit revamped its website. Ilona was tasked with taking our very simple presence and making it interactive, multi-paged, user-friendly and attractive to viewers; a working website in every sense of the word. Ilona not only delivered, she exceeded expectations on all counts. She was extremely knowledgeable with regard to the technical aspects of the project, which we anticipated. What came as a very pleasant surprise were also her business acumen and artist's eye. This combination and her ability to keep our unwieldy board on task while maintaining charm and professionalism throughout, resulted in an exceptional end product. "Adequate" was not in her vocabulary. She wasn't satisfied until we were completely satisfied. We were. And we remarkably finished on time and under budget. Needless to say, we would wholeheartedly recommend Ilona Berzups for any and all website design needs. Thank you again Ilona!"

— The Board of Directors
Greater Seattle Cares, Seattle WA

"As Executive Director of the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding, it is my privilege to recommend most strongly Ms Ilona Berzups. Ilona developed, set up and, for the past ten years, managed our web site. She was responsive, receptive, and supportive to our requirements. I would like to especially underscore her ability to quickly resolve each and every issue most positively with our site, which has been the way that nearly every student from around the world first interacts with us. Our relationship with Ilona has been thoroughly positive in every respect, and we recommend her most highly."

— Pete Leenhouts, former Executive Director
Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding

"The "I Have a Dream"® Program helps children from low-income areas reach their education and career goals by providing a long-term program of mentoring, tutoring, and enrichment with an assured opportunity for higher education. Local "I Have a Dream"® Projects adopt an entire same-grade from an elementary school or an entire age group from a public housing development. They work with is group of children (the "Dreamers") and their families year-round from their elementary school years through college. I'm delighted with the collaborative process we've developed with Ilona Berzups and her team. They have taken the time to truly understand our organizational structure and processes so that the final product will help us fulfill our mission and ultimately improve services to our Dreamers. Not only do they know information technology, but how to apply that knowledge to promote organizational effectiveness."

— Lai-Wan Wong, former Director of Programs
"I Have a Dream"® Foundation