Following are a selection of remarks and testimonials from Sinister Visions inc. clients spanning nearly 20 years.
Jen Braverman, TransWorld Trade Shows, 2015
"Chad has been instrumental in growing all of our trade shows by marketing our brands through amazing web designs, brochures, banner displays and t-shirt designs! Web design is so important in today's world and we credit a lot of our success to Chad for keeping our image fresh every year. Chad works around the clock to deliver the best products possible."
Mark Edwards, Farmaggedon, 2014
"SinisterVisions.com have built and serviced three web sites for me over the past 6 years. Chad's input, design, backup and all around service are a credit to him, especially as we are based in the United Kingdom. I would not hesitate in recommending Chad and SinisterVisions.com to anyone wishing for web design and creativity."
Leonard Pickel, HAuNTcon, 2014
"There is no more prolific dark web designer anywhere. If you want a successful event, then you need a Chad Savage-designed web site."
Mike "Beaker" Parpovich, Terror on the Fox, 2014
"Chad has always been one step ahead of what's popular at the time. He continues to amaze me with his creativity and designs. We at Terror on the Fox have always used Sinister Visions, and we/I always will!"
Joe Sena, EMCE Toys / Cinefantastique Magazine / The Monster Channel, 2014
"Chad Savage has a command of typography that isn't seen anymore... And that's only one of his skills; he's really a pioneer in horror / haunted / fantasy corporate ID and digital design. Most of the work you see in this arena that wasn't done by him was most likely influenced by him. He's an original."
Office Memo by Tom Larkin, 1998
"In every design project I've had in the past nine months, Production has come through with flying colors. From the first job - Tice BCG vial Carton - to the most recent - Follistim Designs - I have been given work that is creative, thoughtful and, most importantly, what the customer was looking for. So far we're batting 1000, with all designs I've presented accepted by the customer as the final design. Pending is the Desogen 20 designs - the final decision probably won't be made for a year or more - but they like what we've given them.
In almost every case, Chad has been the person responsible for the creative portion of the job. Of course he's had the help and expertise of the customer and everyone here. However, Chad's the one who's had to take multiple instructions and opinions and come up with the designs. I especially appreciate his ability to understand my direction, as confusing as it has been at times. And I appreciate and trust his input, especially when I (or the customer) are off track.
Chad's work on the Desogen 20 project - especially the ballerina - was right on the money, as witnessed by their use of a similar figure from Oss. He not only saved the REC FSH project by finding a way to make it printable, but made the final design better than the original.
All in all, I've been very happy and impressed with Production's contribution to the design projects I've had. More importantly, so have our customers."
Darren P. Mckeeman, Publisher, http://www.gothic.net, 2001
"I first worked with Chad in October of 1999. We had a situation where we had to clean up the work of another artist, and Chad redesigned the entire site. The original artwork he drew for that site is framed and in a place of honor on my desk. We've had Chad redesign our website two times more since that, and this year it's really more like five times -- he designed every one of our changable color 'themes' this year for registered users. Last year he created a navigational design so compelling that many of our readers had his symbols tattooed on their bodies. He always puts out high quality work, and responds well to feedback. His ability to work in different media has served me well -- he has designed promotional postcards for various ventures, t-shirts, stickers, presentation covers and business cards for us. Whenever I need a design job done, Chad is always the first person I think of. I feel very lucky and privileged to have original artwork by Chad in my house, and I look forward to working with him in years to come."
Stephanie Salerno-Walls, Owner, Endo-Exo Apothecary, 2002
"I have been a client of Chad Savage's when he worked at Jackson Gray, a graphic design firm. He has worked on many projects for me and my store, including our stationery and corporate identification materials, both our catalogs and our website.
I have been very pleased with his work, and in many cases he has surpassed my expectations. I believe his graphic design, web design and illustration skills as well as overall general work ethic would make him an asset to any design company. I would certainly consider working with him again in the future.
Should you have any questions, please feel free to call me at (773) 525-0500."
From Robert Morrish, Editor, Cemetery Dance magazine, 2002
"Like a pitbull on crank, Chad attacks his assignments with gusto and fervor. Unlike a wired terrier, he's actually highly agreeable and easy to work with. You want preliminary sketches? No problem. You want a ridiculously quick turn-around? No problem. You want top-notch finished work? Goes without saying. You want him to work for free? OK, that might be a problem. In sum, I can't imagine a better artist to work with."
Monica J. O'Rourke, Catalyst Press, 2002
"Chad Savage was a pleasure to work with. A consummate professional with an eye for detail, Savage came through and delivered not only an outstanding piece of art but a cover design that was breathtaking. He simply shines!"
Iain Rowan, Writer, 2002
"I'm one of the authors in the Songs From Dead Singers anthology. When I received my contributors' copy I was really impressed by the cover art.
Without wanting to do down your profession I think there's a lot of bad (tacky) design out there; I was pleased as anything to see what a great job had been done with Songs. Although I've had stuff in print magazines and on the web this was my first story to see publication in a Real Book, so it's something I'm going to treasure - thanks for your part in making it a production well worth keeping."
Poppy Z. Brite, Best-Selling Author, 2003
"If John Wayne Gacy had had talent, he might have produced art like Chad Savage's, but he never would have designed a website this mind-twistingly cool. Unlike many mind-twistingly cool sites, Sinister Visions is also well-designed and easy to navigate. I recently hired Chad to work on my own website, and I haven't been this excited about the site since I launched it two years ago -- he has turned it inside out, kicked its ass, and made it sing 'Mardi Gras Mambo.' Chad is the best on the Web!"
Cathy Buburuz, Editor of "Side Show," "Champagne Shivers," and "Expressions", 2003
"Why did I use the art of Chad Savage on the cover of my new horror anthology Side Show: Tales of the Big Top and the Bizarre? I did it because Mister Savage is the best damned horror illustrator on the planet, that's why."
Paula Guran, Web Mistress of Dark Echo & The International Horror Guild, 2003
"Good Web design combines both art and technical skill. Mr. Savage possesses bountiful amounts of both talents as well as the ability to execute them in a professional manner. Imaginative, intelligent, responsive, perceptive -- he's a dream to work with and I highly recommend him."
Jack Fisher, Flesh & Blood Press, 2003
"Chad is great to work with! He welcomes work, makes deadlines, and turns out a fantastic illustration--visceral, raw, and cut-throat material. I recommend him highly."
Tricia Harris, Mercenary Studios, 2003
"I've worked with Chad since the end of the last century, and I must say his work continues to get better with age! He's an idea-generating machine, and a careful listener. Chad has provided us with loads of happy clients."
David J. Schow, Writer of Fiction, Screenplays and Opinion, 2003
"Chad Savage delivers, in an internet world where most designers and enablers spew and wheeze far beyond their capacity. Chad undertook a cripplingly huge revision of my website, involving a last-minute power-dump of over 600 new images that needed to be emplaced and linked, and he did it in record time with zero mistakes. The site is now infinitely layered and navigable, because Chad views complex codings with an artist's eye which makes him the real deal. He walks the walk. Hire him now before he wises up and prices himself accordingly."
Marquee, Sculptor, 2003
"I have just been notified by the Advertising Manager of a worldwide quarterly magazine, that the advertisement document that you designed and created was successfully downloaded, and met their specifications to the letter.
Your outstanding help and professionalism have made my lack of knowledge irrelevant, and maximized my advertising dollar to its premium value. I want to thank you Mr. Savage, for making this an effortless success, and will recommend your top quality operation to all of my business associates. Well done!"
Alan Beatts, Owner, Borderlands Books, 2003
"As the owner of a very traditional looking bookstore, I had pretty much given up hope when it came to making our webpresence reflect our physical branding. It seemed an impossible task to make the sense of wooden floors, oak shelves and victorian decor come through on the web. However, the Chad Savage did a better job than I ever imagined could be possible. Our web site now is a seamless fit with our physical store. Outstanding job!"
Jeff Newcombe, Night Stalkers, Millington, MI, 2009
"WOW!! Awesome job Chad!!! You are the man. We love it and the sounds are just what we wanted I can hear the siren and the munching of flesh. The nurses popping up and the fog and the people in the windows wow you did a great job."
Andy, K4Fgloves.com, 2009
"I never really had a chance to truly thank you for the awesome work done on the site. The search optimization is unbelievable, it looks fantastic, easy to update, and business is booming like never before. So seriously man, thank you!!"
Ron Herndon, Shady Grimlin, 2010
"The logos look great. I am quite pleased that you were able to create a logo based on the scant information I provided you. You were able to distill and simplify it yet convey the intent of the name. It is value well worth the money."
Ben Armstrong, Netherworld Haunted House, 2015
"Knowledgeable, creative and most critically - prompt! Chad has the perfect skill set to create very user friendly websites that work great and look super scary!"
Ryan Allen, The Scream Park, 2015
"Amazing work! Very patient and understanding of our exact needs. Timely responses and goes the extra mile to help. Offers (haunted attraction) industry advice. We owe the success of our organization to Chad. He has helped grow our haunt by creating visual artwork that is eye-catching and realistic. He also maintains our website each season. I highly recommend Sinister Visions."
Edward Douglas, Midnight Syndicate, 2014
"Chad is an unbelievably talented artist. The fact that he is able to take that creativity and use it to build websites that not only look good, but also work well and are reliable is just one of the reasons we've loved partnering with him over the years."
Billy Groeneveld, Mystery Hauntings, 2014
"Chad's creative ability and understanding of each customer's unique needs puts Sinister Visions in a class of its own. Combine those qualifications with outstanding customer service and you have the "perfect storm" that comes together for one hell of a ride to great web design!"
Joe Ripple, Scares That Care, 2013
"Chad Savage is a "Master of the Macabre" when it comes to design. His eye and attention to the most finite of detail is impeccable, and he is willing to work to ensure that the client is 100% satisfied. As far as I'm concerned, Mr. Savage will be the only designer I ever work with!"
Geoffrey Graves, Amhurst Asylum, 2013
"Chad Savage/Sinister Visions has worked on a number of my sites over the years. Always creative and helpful in steering me in the proper direction. Amazing designer and artist. You just can't go wrong with Sinister Visions."
Sheleen Marie, Anabolic Outlaws, 2013
"Chad Savage/Sinister Visions had done logo work for our company, Anabolicoutlaws.com... We weren't surprised that the outcome blew us away. We have been of Chad's artwork for years and have purchased prints of his work. What impressed me the most was the constantcommunication and questions to get inside our heads to see what we wanted, not what he wanted to create. Most artists don't have the ability to think outside of their own minds whereas Chad wanted to create our visions. he's the very best at what he does, and we are proud to have his stamp on our company."
Jamey Brumfield, President, Your Plan B Company, 2003
"DavidB and I have known Chad for some time and when the opportunity came to bring him onboard at Your Plan B Company - we jumped at the chance!
We had the pleasure of having Chad Savage on staff for one year as one of our webmasters/designers. Chad was able to multitask daily from web designer to web master to office support to just about anything we threw at him! He is definitely on our list of people to call when we need an extra hand!"
David Pascal, Owner, Pascal Records, 2003
"I consider myself very fortunate to have been introduced to Chad Savage, and even luckier to work with him.
As an Art Director that works primarily in the entertainment/print field, I was suffering from serious "web shame," with a substandard, clunky, poorly designed, rather boring website.
My site promotes my independent record label ( www.pascalrecords.com ), Chad evaluated my needs, wants and desires, along with some bells and whistles. Once I collected some additional materials, he had me up and running with progress on an almost daily basis. He has made invaluable suggestions in regards to smooth navigation, e-commerce realities, web mail issues, and how to get the most bang for the buck.
Above all, he possesses the knowledge, skill and talent to artfully execute the look you want, and agreeably make the changes, additions and revisions you request. He has a truly professional demeanor and thankfully, a wicked sense of humor. This is not his first rodeo.
In an age of e-mail correspondence, I called him and discovered a very interesting individual, one who possesses genuine patience and unbridled creativity. The range of his talents; from illustration, sculpture, and those cute little Sinister Dolls (I bought 3), combined with the scope of web clients he services define Chad Savage as a 21st Century Renaissance Man.
You would do well to commission Chad for your project...trust me, I'm in the music business. Take a look at what he did for my little surf label, and judge for yourself."
Monique Motil, ZombiePinups.com, 2003
"Chad Savage is a brilliant web designer. He has both the artistic eye and the technical know-how, an excellent and rare combination. He was able to work patiently with my minimal web knowledge and requests like "can you make it more girly?" His is a big, juicy brain any zombie girl would be happy to feast on."
Direct response to a design proof from Greg Brown, PortOfTerror.com, 2004
"Very cool, its nice to galvanize a decision to upgrade our event with a pro like yourself. FYI our print media partner LEO like the art work so well the upgraded our print from 1/4 page to 3/8 for free because it will make such a good visual piece for them.""
Direct response to web graphic work from Michael Cruz, HauntedHouse.com, 2004
"Incredible!!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!! I'm VERY HAPPY! As always, you surpassed my expectations many times over.""
Alan M. Clark, AlanMClark.com, 2005
"Within a month's time in 2004 Chad Savage completely revolutionized my online presence. With his expertise in web design and software, he turned my web page into a powerful resource, one that not only helps me get information out to a world-wide audience about my various creative efforts, but also made it an affective and efficient tool for selling the products of those efforts. As for making himself available when I've needed assistance--I couldn't have asked for more."
Timothy A. "Timmer" Gavinski, Owner of Morgan Manor Haunted House and President of the International Association of Haunted Attractions, 2007
"Timmer is another EXTREMELY Happy Sinister Visions customer and Chad's outstanding customer service skills continue to amaze both Ann Marie and I."
Rich Hanf, Partner in Nightmare on the Bayou in Houston, TX, and haunt industry veteran, 2007
"Just wanted to send you a quick note of Thanks for all you've done. I never realized that what you do is so time-consuming and all-encompassing. Our demands for artwork for posters, flyers, billboards, 3-D glasses, t-shirts and, of course, Chupacabra cards never stopped and the website has won us nothing but praises from everyone that has seen it. Best of all the online job apps and MySpace page have proven invaluable as I am now up to 80 applicants. It works for us 24/7. I don't know how we could have possibly done all this without you and so as the craziness begins for real.....Thank You."
Rose Timbers, Wiard's Night Terrors, Ypsilanti, MI, 2007
"I wanted to tell you that we have enjoyed working with you very much this season. Your work is AWESOME! We are SO glad that we chose Savage for our website work this year. Your willingness to go the extra mile, make "just" one more change and help us with other promotions has made our lives so much easier this fall. All of that and you are nice too! We look forward to many seasons with you as our "guy"!"
Anita & Curtis, Monster Bench Bash 2007, APF New Mexico, Eagle Nest, NM, 2007
"We have to THANK YOU for the GREAT web site you designed for our event, everyone that has visited it loves it! No one could have given us what we needed in such a short time and working with us within our budget, you are super and one hell of a designer and artist. Thank you so very much and can't wait 'til next year's Halloween Monster Bench Bash event, and maybe a new twist with our pumpkin theme!"
Charles, Fright Haven Haunted House, New Haven, CT, 2007
"I've never been happier or more satisfied in my life. (Sinister Visions) was professional, reasonably priced, and never had a problem updating or improving the site. I would recommend him 1000%."
Direct response to a design proof from Haunted Webby, Lazarus Maze, Ogden, UT, 2008
"The new graphic is orgasmic!!! Holy hell that's good :) I'm super happy!!!!!"
Frank Stabile, Nights of Fear, Muskegon, MI, 2008
"We wanted to take a moment to thank you for making this a great experience and for your patience. We are very...no extremely happy with all of the work you have done for us and we are looking forward to working with you in the future."
Shawna Blakney, CHAOS and Texas Scaregrounds, Kennedale, TX, 2008
"Just wanted to say thank you so very much for kicking ass on all of our art and webs. We are getting sooooooooooooooo many compliments."
Pete Kolomichuk, The Legend of Scarecreek, Canton, OH, 2008
"Our ads started today in the newspaper - the ads are PHENOMENAL. I cannot believe the quality of the ads. Words cannot express what kind of job you did for my haunted house this year. Phenomenal. I'm very impressed, and I wanna tell everybody I know, everybody in this business that they oughtta be going to you for ads and web work.
Very very impressed. Kudos, my friend - good job."
Larry McKenzie, TheHalloweenNetwork.com, 2009
"I knew by hiring Sinister Visions I would get excellent results. The results were even better than expected. Thanks for exceeding my high expectations."
Ross Karpelman, House of Shock, New Orleans, LA, 2009
"Thanks Brother! Nothing but rave reviews on the new site! You RULE!"
John Lewandowski, PowerfulArms.com, 2009
"I just wanted to follow up to say thanks again for your quality work, as I am quite pleased with the cool logo you made for me at "powerfularms.com"."
Kelly Anderson, HauntYourHouse.net, 2010
"For the record what youve done is INSANELY AWESOME!!! So F---ing cool!! I really like it. Thank you!! I can tell I'm going to need you to redo my whole website..."