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“It’s my pleasure to recommend the services of my friend and former coworker, Deanna Yildiz.”
Template for Mobile App designed by Deanna Yildiz

Template for Mobile App designed by Deanna Yildiz

“From the moment I met Deanna, I could tell she was conscientious and talented in her chosen field. Now that I’ve had the chance to work with her for a while, and gotten to know her well, I can say that she’s very friendly, outgoing, reliable and dedicated. She’s incredibly considerate and helpful. She’s also a true team player. She doesn’t hesitate to offer her assistance even when she’s inundated with work. I also know her to be quite dedicated to her family. I admire and respect her dedication to everything she does.”

“She has certainly been an ideal co-worker and therefore I recommend her highly. I’m sure many others will find her a joy and an asset to work with, as I and my co-workers have found her to be every day.”

“I appreciate your attention and consideration.”
—Tracy Milowitz, VP Sales, Deanna’s supervisor

Here is a photograph of Deanna Yildiz is working with her terrific supervisor and VP of Sales, Tracy Milowitz. They are both smiling happily.

Deanna Yildiz is working with her terrifically efficient supervisor and VP of Sales, Tracy Milowitz

“I would like to recommend the services of Deanna Yildiz. I have known Deanna since she began college at FIT in 1989. She later came to work as a lab technician in our computer labs. Not only was she a great co-worker, reliable and hard-working, she was a great help to my students. She made invaluable handouts to assist them in their computer learning, going above and beyond the call of duty.”

“She always strives to be helpful and does what she needs to do to keep a good atmosphere around her. She was pleasant to work with, we have become good friends over the course of the years and I know you will be pleased to have her to assist you with your work projects.”

“Please feel free to get in touch with me if you have any questions.”
Judy Garnar-Wortzel, Professor, Fashion Institute of Technology, co-worker

Design of Ginger tea package created by Deanna Yildiz

Check out this package design for Ginger tea that Deanna designed.


“I would like to recommend to you, without qualification, the exceptional services of Deanna Yildiz. I know Deanna both socially and professionally. I came to know Deanna through her sister Dorcinda who introduced me to her fabulous artwork. I was so impressed by her work and work ethic I recommended her involvement with a musician I am familiar with.”

“From all my dealings with Deanna, I find her to be extremely responsible and hardworking and I believe she would be a wonderful addition to any company she works for. I am especially impressed with her humor and intelligence and I think anyone would be happy to do business with her.”

“Sincerely,”
—Randy Spiesman, Broker/Owner, Weichert, Realtors-The Spiesman Group

Key elements in creating personas

Key elements in creating personas


“For the two years I worked with Deanna, she exemplified professionalism in her field. Ms. Yildiz is reliable, amiable, and adept at creative problem solving, which was a key component of her responsibilities at Crescent. I often commented to colleagues that we were getting double our money’s worth with her. I am very happy to write this recommendation for a person of Deanna’s character and expertise.”
Edward Lazellari, Editorial Manager, Deanna’s co-worker
Testimonial from Sean Geyer re: working with Deanna
“Deanna and I worked together for six years, and in that time she proved to be a valuable member of our team. Deanna always completed her work in a timely and detail oriented manner and often stepped outside her defined role to add something extra to the company.”

“As a designer and developer she offered fresh ideas and perspectives on a regular basis that helped the Art Department grow. I gladly recommend Deanna.” — Sean Geyer, The Gifted Portfolio, Sean was Deanna’s co-worker.

This is an image of a drawing by Deanna Yildiz of a diamond to produce in 3D which would then be customized with embedments or logos surface printed or a design etched on the surface.

Here’s a drawing by Deanna Yildiz of a diamond to produce in 3D which would then be customized with embedments or logos surface printed or a design etched on the surface.


“Deanna Yildiz is one of the best graphic artists that I have had the privilege of working with. Her work, heart and graphic art skills speak for themselves. I highly recommend Deanna Yildiz.”
— Louis Santiago, Finance at Qmags, Louis was Deanna’s co-worker.
“You did a great job restoring my photo. I can see all the details now. Thank you so much, Deanna”
“Outstanding! Fantastic! Five Stars!”
“Very nice, Deanna!!! I like it!!!”
“After seeing some of Deanna’s projects, which included her beautiful artwork and use of computer graphics, I contacted her to design some educational and language-based activities for use in my classroom. I was very impressed with the quality of her work and how quickly she was able to create projects for me that exactly fit my needs. I highly recommend her.”
—Rashna Wadia, Creative Arts and Writing Teacher, Rashna was a client of Deanna’s

This is the Desktop Publishing Newsletter that Deanna Yildiz worked on to create monthly content for in order to keep the art directors on top of all the latest print and web production techniques.

Deanna Yildiz worked on content for the monthly Desktop Publishing Newsletter keeping the art directors on top of all the latest print and web production techniques.

“Dear Deanna,

“I am writing to thank you for your help in setting up Softimage. Your spirit and willingness to help, combined with your ability to take over so quickly from the MPC people was, as you know, invaluable.”

“You have always been the most helpful and professional in each of your roles in the facility, and continued to update your knowledge all along the way. Your initiative with regard to writing procedure sheets for the various peripheral devices in the labs was very much appreciated, as this important task had been abandoned. We all benefited, faculty and students alike.”

“Your approach to assisting students and faculty in classes and labs was always at such a high level of excellence and cooperation, I for one cannot thank you enough, and I know I speak for the CG faculty as well.”

“I wish you well in your new endeavors, but want you to know that you will certainly be missed. Sincerely,”
Terry Blum, Coordinator of Computer Graphics, Deanna’s supervisor

This is the original badly damaged photo of a man sitting in car that Deanna Yildiz had to repair.

Deanna took this original damaged photo, scanned it in Adobe Photoshop, then restored it.


“Deanna and I had the chance to work together for several years. Without a doubt, I would highly recommend her to anyone interested in employing a dependable, diversified, accurate, efficient & team-oriented individual.”

“On top of that, you’ll find a very pleasant, upbeat personality on the side. Someone who understands detail and is willing to expand her responsibilities as needed. She is also highly skilled artistically, which I believe adds an extra creative edge to her overall potential. Get her on your team right away!”
—Paul Beatty, Mercado Music Group, restaurant owner, Paul was a co-worker of Deanna’s

“Wow! You did a wonderful job. Thank you so much for your help!.”
“That’s terrific! I love this sketch.”
“Thank you so much the wonderful menu you designed for my restaurant. It’s fantastic the way you organized it for me. It’s a really, really great menu and the artistic work that you did on it is fabulous.”
Anthony Aveni, restaurant owner, Anthony was a client of Deanna’s
Here's the retouched photo.

This is the photo after Deanna Yildiz restored it. She used a lot of cloning and layers in Photoshop to accomplish this.

“I requested Deanna to work with me because I was very impressed by how responsible she is and independent in her judgment. She has spent 90-100% of her time under my supervision. In the year under my direct supervision, she gained a vast knowledge of technical skills that are above and beyond the duties of a Technologist C. I have enjoyed working with Deanna and I highly recommend her services to others.”
Olin Suarez, Computer Network Technician Supervisor, Deanna’s co-worker

This is a series of images showing a lady with a bun in her hair and a business suite as she stomps her foot and breathes fire in an angry display.

This is the “Fired Up” character that Deanna animated for the bilingual hispanic website, soloella.com.

What made you decide that you needed a new menu for your restaurant?

“I knew it was time to start getting new customers. I wanted to pick up the volume so I decided to do a brand new menu. I love all the wording and the little map that you put on there so that the people can find my location whether they come by car or by train.”
—Mr. T. Aveni, restaurant owner, Anthony was a client of Deanna’s

Deanna Yildiz is in a photo with Setrak Agonian, the man who hired her to design the bronze doors that they are standing in front of.

Deanna Yildiz stands with the man who hired her, Setrak Agonian. Working together, they accomplished the sculpted bronze doors that they stand in front of.


This is an image of a flyer that Deanna Yildiz created to distribute class information for a Kundalini Yoga class. She created the illustrations and type-set the design.

Deanna Yildiz created this flyer to distribute class information for a Kundalini Yoga class. She created the illustrations and type-set the design.

“Thank you for the high-end hair salon website that you did for my friend, George Mennella’s hair salon and the Geopalette hair system. He’s really happy about that and ecstatic. I want to congratulate you on all your knowledge and your computer expertise. I want to tell the whole world how fabulous you are.”

“The portfolio, headshots and resumes you did for me were terrific! It was amazing how you put my name, then the main headshot and surrounded it with the individual photos of my different character faces and all my different automobiles. I got some good leads for some movie projects and music videos from that.”
Tony Aveni, actor, Anthony was a client of Deanna’s

“I ABSOLUTELY LOVE this pic! OMG you are talented!”
This is a logo design created by Deanna Yildiz for Howling Mad Productions. She created the logo using Adobe Illustrator.

This is a logo design created by Deanna Yildiz for Howling Mad Productions


“This is great!”

“I have experience working with Deanna Yildiz, and I find her to be very intelligent, hard working and creative. She has the ability to explain tasks in a simple and easy-to-follow manner. She has superb computer and problem-solving skills and is always congenial when approached with questions.

I feel that she would be a great asset to anyone for whom she works. I give her the highest recommendation.”
Jim Schuessler, Assistant Production Manager, www.shoenami.com, Deanna’s co-worker

This is the photograph that Deanna Yildiz scanned in the original damaged photo and using Adobe Photoshop, then restored it back to incredible condition.

Here’s the original version of a badly damaged antique photo that Deanna Yildiz then re-touched back to its former mint condition.

“I have worked and been assisted by Deanna for the past two years. She has demonstrated herself to be conscientious, helpful and very intelligent. She is an asset to whoever she works with.” Ray Kinlock, Textile Design Professor, Deanna’s co-worker

Here's the restored version of the antique photo that Deanna Yildiz helped to preserve.

Here’s the restored version of the antique photo that Deanna Yildiz helped to preserve.

“I have had the pleasure of working with Deanna as she has been assigned to me in my class as a classroom assistant. She was a great help to me in servicing students taking the first hands on computer course at F.I.T. I appreciate the patience and respect she always shows to my students. I especially appreciated that she pays careful attention to my teaching style, and that she always checks with me when necessary, to avoid giving students any advice that would distract them from the information and carefully structured projects I was presenting. She has worked with me and with my students in a cooperative, considerate, intelligent, and professional manner.”

Image of a Basic Low Resolution Wireframe that Deanna can set up using her UI design skills

Basic Low Resolution Wireframe Template to be customized by Deanna

“I especially appreciate the dedication with which Deanna worked to correct very serious hardware problems I encountered in the lab. Given the limitations of the equipment, she performed many small miracles, often working right up to the moment my classes would begin.”

“As an instructor who knows the value of a good handout, I would also like to mention how much I appreciate the handouts that Deanna produces on her own initiative, on subjects such as scanning, formatting, and general hardware information, for the benefit of the entire lab.”

“In closing, I can only say that it has been a delight to have Deanna assigned to my classes.”
—Leslie Bakshi, Computer Graphics Professor, Deanna’s co-worker

Hasan Abdullah holding the portrait painted by Deanna Yildiz

Hasan Abdullah holding his portrait painted by Deanna Knauth Yildiz

Here’s what Hasan Abdullah has to say about Deanna’s portrait work
“I wanted something that was mine and that was bigger and better than a photograph. I wanted that personal touch. You really made me look good in the picture. Wow! You are good.”
—Hasan Abdullah, Hasan was a client of Deanna’s

“Exceptional! Fantastic. I love to see your variety.”
Chris with Hat

Chris with Hat

“In the picture you did of my husband. You really caught him as he really is. How he IS really. I like your color schemes. I like the 3 Dimensional kind of thing you bring out in your portraits. They’re not flat.

“I think you capture the spirit of the person when you do your portraits. You’re authentic. You don’t make them look better or worse. You could make them look better but you don’t.”

Deanna Yildiz's photo showing a mother feeding her baby while her other son gazes up at her.

This is Deanna Yildiz’s painting entitled, “Mother and Children”. She really captures the unspoken dynamics in a family relationship in this painting.


“In the portrait you painted, you REALLY captured him. You really REALLY did. I don’t know what people think about it….but you GOT him. Just as he really truly is. That’s what I like about your drawings. You capture the spirit of them.” — Maria Teresa, Maria was Deanna’s client
How do people react when they see the artwork in person?

“I always get great comments on your work. It’s amazing! I get a lot of positive comments about everything. Even the unicorn which you painted so long ago. They think you just painted it yesterday!….”

Photograph of Deanna Yildiz with satisfied client Anastasia

Anastasia poses with Deanna Yildiz and her new fine art horse print at the Cornell St. Studios, Kingston, NY

“‘It’s really beautiful.’ They say, ‘That’s amazing.’ They can’t believe it. That’s what they’re wowed about. They all like it. The colors. They like the fanciful ones as well. They love the animal pictures.”

“The pictures are very realistic. You capture the soul. The spirit. Everybody loves it who comes here. It’s unique, very vibrant and alive. You really capture the expressions of the people. It’s very fine, detailed, very lovely work.” — Maria T. Rodriguez

Christ Knauth poses with his new painted portrait by Deanna Yildiz.

Chris Knauth is sitting and looking very pleased with his new portrait by Deanna Yildiz.

“I’ve just gotta say: Beautiful! Amazing! 5-stars!”