I have worked with Dotted Line Design in two projects between 2016 and 2018, which entailed layout and design of 6 publications. Dotted Line also assisted us with identifying suitable translators and printers. Doret is wonderful work to with, I was immensely pleased with her creativity and technical skills. Her attention to detail is reassuring and she is an excellent communicator.”

Refiloe Joala, Researcher, Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of Western Cape

“Dotted line design studio has worked with SEA over the last 15 years in the production of an enormous amount of high quality outputs ranging from several iterations of the national documents such as the State of Energy in South African cities reports to captivating  and accessible information posters targeted at government, academia and civil society, power point presentations, booklets, guides and information pamphlets. Her creative genius and meticulousness coupled with an acute sense of detail and relevance has transformed dense text in reports into compelling and accessible information for varied target audiences. Doret is exceptionally reliable and punctual with deadlines.”

Yachika Reddy, Project manager, Sustainable Energy Africa

“Dotted line design has shown a sound ability to understand our needs, to interpret the best way to summarise many complex and difficult concepts and has produced documents that have been praised by the original researchers and our stakeholders who are the target audiences of these summaries. I personally have found them to be very reliable, taking full responsibility for the total project, following up and keeping track of progress and meeting our requirements in terms of quality, timing and cost.”

Professor Roger Mason, Wholesale & Retail Leadership Chair, Cape Peninsula University of Technology

“I was extremely pleased about the final product. On a relatively small budget an in a phenomenal turnaround time, we had a professional and beautiful book, and have consistently gotten positive feedback from our audiences, especially donors, government and rural civil society organisations. We have no doubt that Doret’s work is what made this book so popular, and therefore ensured that our research gets read.”

Professor Ruth Hall, Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies, University of the Western Cape

“Let me say that it has been both a pleasant and productive, learning experience for me to work with both of them. They have both been flexible and patient in working with me. You can see yourself from the 4 Case studies and Policy notes the quality of the tailored layout and design by Doret Ferreira (of Dotted Design), particularly the infographics, tables, color schemes, across all the cases. Doret is highly committed to quality; she is flexible. She gave Sasha and I multiple avenues to provide feedback, make corrections etc;  and she also gave us much informal professional advice and guidance.”

Peter Gubbels, Director of Action Learning and Advocacy West Africa, Groundswell International

“Apart from her talent to capture a brief most creatively, Doret (of dotted line design) has at least three other qualities that make it easy to recommend her as a designer: 

1.   She is as professional as she is creative. She delivers on time, she is responsive to suggestions and ideas, and she is flexible to adjust for unexpected blips in agreed upon schedules. 

2.   She applies her mind to the topic at hand with enthusiasm and genuine interest. She will go the extra mile to immerse herself in the content in order to come up with the most creative way of addressing particular design challenges.

3.   Her many years of design and publishing experience means that she works mindful of possibilities and challenges:  What can be done to overcome given challenges in the most creative, time-saving, and cost-effective way?

Doret Ferreira is a thoughtful, creative designer, and she is a pleasure to work with.”

Marietjie Oelofsen (PhD) Post-Doctoral Fellow, Studies in Historical Trauma and Transformation, Stellenbosch University

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