Testimonials


“Deborah and her team are absolutely amazing! The cover she designed for my book is absolutely gorgeous! I mean truly breathtaking!!! I seriously could not be happier, and I am definitely going back to her when my next book is ready. She is the BEST!”
Corey Stultz, author
“It was a fine professional experience to work with Deborah Perdue to develop the cover for my new book, Nudge & Boost for Better Living. No one could have been better in showing flexibility, understanding, creativity and technical abilities in dealing with my needs for help in producing a cover that represents my book excellently. You are on the top of my list!”
Robert Crow, PhD, Author and Consultant
“Deborah Perdue of Illumination Graphics did an outstanding job of putting together my book, Soft Succulents, in a professional and timely manner. I appreciated her creative input, and willingness to work with me to make changes or adjustments when necessary. I highly recommend Deborah and Illumination Graphics for any project similar to mine.”
Jeff Moore, author
“You are not going to find a more intelligent, talented book designer than Deborah Perdue at Illumination Graphics. In planning my memoir, The Client Decides, I looked into a host of options — print on demand companies that offered packages that included cover and interior design, as well as other elements of the production process. All had strict limits on how many proposals they would give me, how many minutes of consultation, etc. Not so Deborah. She’s in it all the way to make the client happy, whatever it takes. It immediately became “our” project, and she cared about the result as much as I did. She originally sent four suggested front pages, back pages, hardback and paperback proposals, etc. We worked on those, picked one, then changed it, worked some more, until they were just right. Same with interior design: work the project until it’s perfect. I think I drove her crazy with my changes, but she never faltered. Impressive performance. I am very happy with everything she has done for me. I’m not sure if I will write another book, but I am sure that if I do, Deborah will head up my team.”
Martin London, author
“Great service. Great design. Great custom artwork. Illumination Graphics was very attentive to all my needs.”
R. Paul Fry, author
“As a first time author finding Deborah at Illumination Graphics was like Cinderella getting her fairy Godmother. Deborah was the consummate professional. She was patient, accommodating, and had a unique ability to understand where I was coming from and what I wanted to accomplish with my book. She always offered a wide range of choices, was very insightful about what I liked and was always ready to share a laugh with me. As a published author herself, she gave me invaluable advice on bringing my writing project to a successful conclusion. I can’t wait to work with her again.”
Sebastian Rainone III, author
“Deborah Perdue designed both the cover and the interior of my book, “Into My Heart.” She illustrated beautifully the message of transformation in my journey. I extend my deepest appreciation to Deborah for her patience and guidance in bringing my story to life. Her professional knowledge and direction was invaluable from her first read to submission.”
Lucy Klemaier, author
“Professional, efficient, responsive and helpful are some of the superlatives which apply to the work of Deborah Purdue at Illumination Graphics. Deborah not only designed my first book, AURA OF THE SUN, AEGIS OF THE MOON, but provided very helpful and nurturing support along the way. Highly recommended, especially for novice authors such as myself requiring more than a little moral support along the way.”
Eric Crystal, author
“Deborah from Illumination Graphics was an absolute pleasure! Her designs far exceeded anything I had in mind, and was so patient with me since I was learning how to be a first time author. It was such a great experience and I’m so ecstatic that I found her. I will definitely use her in the future and encourage everyone, whether you’re a first time or a best selling author, to use her services! She’s a diamond and has my infinity of five star ratings…Thank You Deborah…You have brought my vision to life!”
Mercedes Wadkin, author
“Deborah of Illumination Graphics is a blessing for any book or creative design project. She is supportive, offers thoughtful constructive feedback, and was willing to work with me until the design was perfectly aligned with my vision for my book. She went way beyond my expectations to really commune with my project, deeply considering and listening to my preferences and created an end product that was completely aligned with my style, energy, and the content itself. I highly recommend her work as she is a true gift and will bring her loving, supportive grace to any creative endeavor. I am so very grateful to have found her!!”
Zemirah Jazwierska, Ed.S. and RScP, Author
“Deborah Perdue of Illumination Graphics creates amazing designs that bring books to life. She truly cares about her clients and their books. She is easy to work with and has a professional, collaborative partnership with her clients. I could not recommend her more highly. In fact, I will be employing her services to design all my future books.”
Beth L. Gainer, author of Calling the Shots in Your Medical Care
“The design work of Deborah Perdue and Illumination Graphics is excellent and Deborah was my angel watching over everything I did. She was the “go-to” person if I had a question about any part of the publishing process and I had many as a first-time author. Deborah takes particular care with her clients and their projects seeing them through all steps of the process. I was very happy I chose to work with Deborah because of her professionalism and design expertise. She was willing to continue to work on a design until I was completely satisfied. The interior and the cover look beautiful”.
Jan M. Schmuckler, PhD, author, Role Montage:
A Creative New Way to Discover the LEADER Within You
“As a brand new novelist, the process of finding a graphic artist appeared daunting. Boy, did I ever luck out! My first phone call was to Deborah Perdue at Illumination Graphics and my search was over! From that moment on, I was in great hands. The wealth of talent, experience and patience that Deborah brings to her clients is truly AMAZING! Talk about holding a first time author’s hand and helping them navigate through the confusing maze of the publishing world. The final product exceeded my wildest expectations (And I’m fussy!), and I am now pretty well versed in this fun new world. Thank you, thank you, thank you Deborah! I’m presently writing my second novel and will definitely use Deborah, once again! FIVE STARS!”
Christopher Morosoff, Author, The Boxcar Traveler
“I highly recommend Illumination Graphics to any writer. From the very first conversation with Deborah, I felt she was a kindred spirit who would help me with getting my book Ancient Ways ready to print, a process that turned out to be a prodigious task! She is an embodiment of grace under pressure. In addition to helping me mold the covers and the interior into a book I would be interested in buying, she did a marvelous job of breaking up the text with images and decorations, which I had not had the courage to apply, myself. I am ever so grateful for her encouragement and direction and creativity.”
Diane Olsen, Author, Ancient Ways
“Deborah Perdue at Illumination Graphics is an excellent member of a publisher’s team. For us, not only did she deliver experience and excellence in book/graphic design as advertised, but she went the extra mile, continuously communicating the project forward and effectively coordinating with other outsourced services, including original art, proofreading and printing. She is a trusted and invaluable resource.”
Mark J. Dicks, Ph.D., J.D., One Work, LLC
“Working with Deborah Perdue of Illumination Graphics is a blessing. She is intuitive, creative and inspiring. Her work is highly professional and precise. She brought our visions and ideas into a manifested form with a clarity that exceeded all of our expectations. Deborah has the gift of being able to pay attention to small details without losing the bigger view of projects. She is thoughtful, flexible and an incredibly talented designer. I am grateful to have found Illumination Graphics.”
Shannon Marie, Administrator, Essential Light Institute
“The MoneyTree book looks amazing. The design of the cover and interior are outstanding! The communication and service were stellar too. After talking to Deborah on the phone, I figured out early on that I didn’t have a thing to worry about. And that’s why I will continue to use Illumination Graphics for future book projects.”
Dan Prosser, author of “MoneyTree”
“So many well-deserved kudos for Illumination Graphics already! How can I describe differently my experience with Deborah and the artist Tara Thelen? We were like honeybees in a field of clover, testing a blossom here and a blossom there, till we all landed gently upon one perfect flower.”
Robert Snow, author, Altar of Pearl
“My experience working with Deborah Perdue and Illumination Graphics has been unfailingly satisfying. Deborah is personable, intelligent, intuitive, and in every way a pleasure to work with. Her ideas are incisive and to the point. She will give you great creative input if you want that, and is totally responsive in a kind and thoughtful way to your particular project. She is a complete professional with a wonderful artistic sensibility, and I recommend her whole-heartedly.”
Rick Lenz, author, The Alexandrite and North of Hollywood
“Deborah Perdue of Illumination Graphics is an absolute pleasure to work with! She is a true professional, effective and efficient, and very good at what she does. She created a lovely book cover for me and guided me gently through the whole journey. She was quick to complete the work and even quicker to tidy up any last-minute details. She always gave more than what was asked of her. I am so pleased with the whole process and the result is far beyond my wildest dreams!”
Doranne Long, PT, MS, author of Your Body Book
“Working with Deborah of Illumination Graphics has been a delight and has added great value to my company Komera Press. She is an amazing designer, and what’s more, she has proven to be very professional, reliable and trustworthy. You can count on her to get the task accomplished in the agreed time frame. Even when my authors procrastinated on their deadline, Deborah would find a way to still meet the deadline to get the manuscript in time to the printer. Deborah is a wonderful person to work with: Flexible, open for ideas and very pleasant. She has good communicative skills and stays on top of things. I highly recommend Illumination Graphics if you want to get the job done with passion and excellence.”
Shamayah Sarrucco, publisher, Komera Press
“After working with two other graphic artists over the course of a five month period, with unsatisfactory results, I was very fortunate to find Deborah Perdue of Illumination Graphics. Deborah came up with some great concepts and delivered a few options – all of which exceeded my expectations. With very minor tweaking, she delivered the design I’d been trying to get all along. Deborah is a pleasure to work with and I truly enjoyed the collaboration between us. I highly recommend her and know I’ll be using her services in the future.”
Maureen Barberio, author of Gettin’ out of Bullytown
“As I am well into my eighth decade I have been thinking about what footprints I might leave upon this beautiful earth. I decided to put some of my writings together into a little book for my family and friends. Deborah Perdue of Illumination Graphics was the perfect person to help me do it. She navigated me through the complicated task of making a quality book, putting it into readable form and fulfilling all my wishes. I could hardly be more pleased with the results. She is a joy to work with, a knowledgeable expert, timely, dependable, and very reasonable in her charges. I recommend her with no reservation.”
William Suddaby. Sugarloaf Key, Florida
“Deborah at Illumination Graphics is easy to work with and does great work. She is open to ideas as well as providing her own. Could not be happier with my cover and interior design!”
Mike Farlow, PhD, Author of Leaders are Made Not Born
“They say (whoever “they” are) that one is never too old to learn! Well let me tell you that this 1944 baby has had one devil of a steep learning curve over the last few months. Why? Because I have joined the ranks of those who have published their first book. It is called Learning from Dogs and, frankly, I couldn’t have produced such a good-looking book, if I am permitted to say that, without the design of the cover and the book itself being placed in the very capable hands of Deborah over at Illumination Graphics. Not only were the designs fabulous but the advice and recommendations from Deborah for others to help me in other vital areas connected with getting a book published, in both print and digital formats, were priceless.”
Paul Handover
“Deborah of Illumination Graphics is a gem. She took my partially designed manuscript, saw right to the heart and soul of me, my passion and my work and created a masterpiece. She is extremely professional, creative, and sublimely responsive and reliable. It has been an absolute ease and pleasure to work with Deborah. She went above and beyond to make sure my challenging project was not only completed, but loved. I highly recommend Deborah and look forward to using her services again.”
Julie Zeff, MSW, CPCC, Author of Vivid Living
“If you are deciding what you need to do next with your manuscript, then look no further. Deborah Perdue removed my fear and anxiety about the design of the cover and the layout of my first book. She was incredibly patient as we worked through several concepts for consideration. Her prompt replies and turnaround on each phase of development was beyond my expectations. If you need someone to hold your hand, give you honest professional advice and still have creative genius, then you have found your girl. I highly recommend her.”
Mal Duane, Author of Alpha Chick
“I have been in the graphic and media business since 1994. We work with Printers, Designers and Mailers from all over the United States and built our reputation on delivering high quality product and service to our customers Nationwide. It has always been critical to our reputation as to have who we team up with in this process, as it takes many players to complete a quality product. I can state without reservation, that Deborah Perdue and Illumination Graphics are without a doubt one of the best, if not ‘The best’ designer and firm we have had the pleasure to team up with in our production process across the USA. She balances ingenuity, skill and the pressures of meeting quick deadlines common to the print/media world, always on time, high quality, and in good spirit. It is always a pleasure to connect with her. I cannot speak enough for the respect and gratitude we have for Deborah and Illumination Graphics. Simply put ‘They are the best’.”
Carey Stokes / President, Stokes Media Services Inc. Hollywood, Florida
“Deborah Perdue and I have been working together for many years. I had the honor of creating her website several years ago, and continue to have the honor of working in tandem with her on projects from time to time. Deborah has always been very professional, communicated clearly and promptly, and, on top of that, makes great designs for her clients. It’s a pleasure to work with her. I’ve recommended her to several of my friends, as I would to anyone looking for high quality book design, or graphic art design in the southern Oregon region.”
John Palombo, Artist and Designer
“Let me start by stating that I rarely use the Internet to secure the services of professionals — nor do I usually recommend that my clients do so. That said, I was looking for some ideas for a front cover and layout on a book I had just completed. Illumination Graphics came up on the browser. After looking at the quality of the work, I called the owner who turned out to be Deborah Perdue. There was an instant connection. There are two stand-outs in the relationship: First, her degree of creativity and expertise on how to properly design the book, and perhaps most importantly, Deb’s endless patience. I think the book went through three or four rewrites, and not one complaint. I strongly recommend her talents.”
Attorney Harley Gordon, Author of Game Changer!
“Deborah’s professionalism is eclipsed only by her talent, whose dynamics are boundless- from bringing our authors’ concepts to life within manuscript layout to her own special touches which both complimented and enhanced the latter concepts into a true team effort that wouldn’t have been possible in the victories we achieved with both ‘Bohemian Rhapsodies’ and the ‘Classic Rock Revisited’ anthology series without Deborah’s multi-faceted gifts as a top-tier book designer!”
Jake Brown, Publisher, Rock N Roll Books
“In the past dozen years, I’ve had need of many graphic artists and photographers, as editor of a newspaper, then editor of a large book project..What I discovered is that these professionals fell into two main categories: 1) individuals who bragged about how marvelous the results would be — but then fell far short when the time came to actually do the work and 2) a quieter and far smaller group who listened well, understood my ideas, and then produced great work that perfectly fit my needs–and EXCEEDED my expectations. What I also discovered is that it’s extremely hard to FIND someone in that smaller, quieter group. Deborah Perdue of Illumination Graphics is one.”
Carol Denker, author, www.autumnromance.org
“It has been a joy & privilege to work with Deborah of Illumination Graphics. Her extraordinary skill and uncanny intuitive sensibilities come together to form the most magical of graphic artists. She provides …professionalism & guidance in a spirit of friendship. She is incredible at shaping book covers, interior layouts and typesetting all at a price that is truly affordable.”
Jenna Fontaine, author of “Journey of the Revolutionary Soul
“An octave above excellent!
Deborah of Illumination Graphics’ creations are an OCTAVE ABOVE EXCELLENT! She works with you and for you, using her intelligence and intuition to create consistently beautiful outcomes. This is an unusual gift and I feel very fortunate to be a client.”
Julianna Forgione Belief Relief Personal Growth Counselor Jacksonville, Oregon
“Each interaction with Deborah reflects her deep commitment to bringing beautiful, meaningful design to her clients and their businesses. She is professional, prompt, intuitive, patient, efficient and accommodating…and her use of color is stunning. The logo, business card and brochure she created for my therapeutic music business bring continuous compliments for their beauty and effectiveness in conveying what I do. Whether a big project or a small ad, Deborah’s expertise resonates throughout. I sincerely and highly recommend her services.”
Liz Drahos, Certified Music Practitioner, Solace thru Sound, LLC
“The final design of the cover of my book, ‘NOW: Overcoming Crushing Grief by Living in the Present’, has just arrived. I couldn’t be happier with the result. Deborah Perdue is a truly talented artist who understands, not just what the client needs, but the ability to look beyond this to find the ‘soul’ of the cover, not just the graphics. What she designed expresses, in both color and text, the deeper meaning of the book. It is exactly the right cover for this subject matter.”
Jack Cain, Author
“Excellence!
Deborah at Illumination Graphics did all the interior and cover work for my recent book, “A Heart Attack Survivor’s Guide to a Long, Healthy Life”. She did an absolutely amazing job! Deborah went above and beyond the call of duty — and on top of that, her work was awesome, and very reasonably priced. I nagged her time and time again to make changes, and she came through with flying colors each time (and she always remained so pleasant – even when I gave her every reason not to be!). Illumination Graphics gets an A+ from this teacher and author, and I would use Deborah again in a heartbeat! Rave Reviews!”
Nelson Anderson, author
“Illumination Graphics’ work is outstanding. For years I’ve experienced rave reviews from the public and my clients about my business cards and brochures. I can’t wait to see how her work looks on my website! Additionally, Deb is so supportive, easy going and encouraging she makes the process painless even for those of us with huge resistance to marketing.”
Laurie Cahoon, Licensed Acupuncturist
“Wonderful!!! Deborah brought the artwork for the cover of my children’s book to life! Her design of my book’s cover and interior exceeded my expectations and greatly contributed to the rave reactions I’ve received from everyone who has seen the book. I so highly appreciate her perception and understanding in working with a first time novelist unfamiliar with the publishing business. We truly found ourselves on the same wavelength, which made communication so easy. Deborah’s patience with my millions of questions gives witness to a highly professional book designer. I highly recommend her services to anyone in need of a book designer.”
Wendell Speer – Author of Simon Peppercorn, Log In To Magic Space
“Deborah does outstanding work. The way she interacted with me and the quality of her work were beyond compare. I strongly recommend her.”
Dr. Keith Merron, author
“Superb Graphics & Superb Service
Highly, highly recommended. Illumination Graphics has produced book covers, ads, flyers, always on time, always reasonably priced (actually underpriced and I’ve told them so!), and always superb. Whenever we’ve asked for changes they’re quick and attentive. And, a pleasure to work with. Move fast, our company hopes to overwhelm them with all sorts of projects…”
Saniel Bonder, Extraordinary Empowerments
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