Read what our clients have said about their experiences working with Brown Bear Creative. If you would like to contribute a testimonial, share your experience here.

Design Clients

  • “We’ve worked with Brown Bear Creative for three years.  They originally developed our website and continue to provide us with custom graphics and tailored features.  They are fast, responsive, inexpensive, and very knowledgeable.  It is a pleasure to work with Abi Cushman!”
    – Deb L., Secretary, Lyme Ambulance Association Board of Directors
  • “Abi was easy to work with and did not seem to mind that I did not understand computer speak most of the time. She got things done in a timely fashion while doing an excellent job. I continue to use her services whenever I need her.”
    – Diane S., Owner, Gentle Reprocessing
  • “I was in the process of purchasing an established bike shop and needed a new logo developed within a very short deadline. It was very important to me that  the logo be creative and memorable… I wanted the logo to be a real extension of the shop. Abi was absolutely wonderful to work with providing me with ideas, updated proofs for me to review and options to consider. The end result is a company logo that gets compliments daily. Abi delivered the logo by the original deadline we set and within budget. What a wonderful gift to a new business on so many levels. I will work again with Abi in the future and would recommend her without reservation to both new business owners and established businesses alike.”
    – Kathy S., Owner, Blue Steel Bicycle Company
  • “I’m bowled over by Brown Bear Creative. Abi’s work is absolutely wonderful. She delivered beautiful design concepts that were completely in synch with the vision I held for my website. I feel so fortunate to have found a talented designer with illustration skills. Abi is flexible, easy going and simply a pleasure to work with. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her again and again.”
    – Laura S., Founder, The Great Animal Rescue Chase & Harmony Fund
  • “The Medford Public Schools needed a new website and was under a very tight deadline because a prior web company went out of business abruptly. We needed ten websites- one each for nine schools and one for the district- and needed them up and running within just a couple of weeks. Brown Bear Creative was extremely responsive to our needs and worked diligently with us to help us get a very functional, very attractive website up quickly. They were very professional, very helpful, and still continue to be helpful if we have questions. They also saved us a lot of money as they helped us set up a website with a free, open source CMS as opposed to a very pricey, proprietary model. Brown Bear is unique because they are very technically savvy yet are able to design beautiful websites with great color schemes and graphics. We highly recommend them for any web project, large or small!”
    – Allison G., District Webmaster/Technology Specialist, Medford Public Schools
  • “Old Lyme’s Midsummer Festival has a rich history of giving its community an old fashioned New England style event every summer for 23 years. The event committee composed of local nonprofit organizations, wanted to expand its outreach across the region with a website that would capture the experience for new attendees as well as those who return annually. The Lyme Art Association referred Abi Cushman of Brown Bear Creative to us. She designed an outstanding site that conveys the essence of the events: outdoor charm with activities for people of all ages. She is a wonderful listener who took all of our ideas and synthesized them into a cohesive, easy to use site, maximizing search engine capabilities. We think Abi did a superb job of telling the festival story on the web and we look forward to working with her again this year to update the site.”
    – Mary F., Chair, Midsummer Festival Committee
  • “Abi of Brown Bear Creative provided an exceptional product in a very limited time frame. Her work was better than I could have anticipated and fit my theme perfectly. I was impressed by her business-like demeanor and flexibility and look forward to working with her again soon.”
    – Colleen S., Wedding Invitations
  • “We asked Brown Bear Creative to create a website for our wedding. Abi from Brown Bear was very responsive to our needs and was able to successfully develop and expand upon our ideas. The creativity that she demonstrated was exceptional. We received many compliments on the website. Several of our friends will be using Brown Bear for their weddings as well.”
    – Eugene C. and Chelsea R., Wedding site

Pet Portrait Customers

  • “I just wanted to let you know how much my friend Mike liked the charcoal/pastel paintings of his dogs, Jake and Bella. He loved the fact that you caught the detail of Jake’s bent ear and the fact that sweet Bella is a little pudgy! He has them in his den at home where he can see them everyday. Thanks again for taking such care in their look and detail. I am truly appreciative!”
    – Jennifer, Portrait of Jake and Portrait of Bella
  • “I am thrilled! It could not be any more perfect. Thank you for being so kind, and giving me the opportunity to see the picture step by step. Cody’s picture looks incredible and I am so excited to be able to hang it up in my home, and show it off to my friends and family. You are an amazing artist. You will never know how much this painting truly means to me.”
    Carry T., Portrait of Cody, Rottweiler/Gordon Setter
  • “Sebastian’s portrait is a treasure. Abi captured his soul, his eyes, the scar on his face; it is just as if our precious boy is forever in the room.”
    Adrian L., Portrait of Sebastian, Golden Retriever
  • “I wanted to write you to let you know I think that painting of Abbey is fantastic! It’s so lifelike!! I was shocked when I opened it. What a wonderful, unique idea. Great Work!!”
    Judy M., Portrait of Abbey, Cocker-Poo
  • “Kelly was the guardian of all the children as they were growing up. She checked out everyone coming into the yard or house, placed herself between the children and any potential dangers she envisioned and assumed that she would be in all the family photos whenever we called everyone together to pose. Her death was as painful to us as any other family member’s passing. When Abi brought us her completed pastel of Kelly, there was our sweet dog looking out at us exactly as we remembered her. Abi had captured her happy ‘grin’, her gentle, trusting eyes and her intelligent countenance. Kelly’s coat was thick and gleaming and she was healthy and content looking at us. We have hung the picture among the family wall portraits because, of course, that is where Kelly would expect to be — in the midst of her family.”
    Judy H., Portrait of Kelly, Mixed breed dog
  • “I just wanted to let you know that my Mom loved her portrait of Rita. You did a great job.”
    Sarah S., Portrait of Rita, Golden Retriever
  • “Absolutely stunning! I shared the almost final picture with a couple of friends and all of them loved the picture.”
    Marcy S., Portrait of Dakota Blue, Pit Bull