What my clients say


Responsible for the design of the book cover, including full layout design ready to upload for print.

Responsible for the design of the book cover, including full layout design ready to upload for print.

From the moment I first laid eyes on the Finicky Designs website, I knew I wanted to work with Melody.

She was an absolute pleasure to work with and is so unbelievably talented. Each of the initial book cover designs she showed me were gorgeous and fit amazingly well with my book. It was difficult to choose just one! Every step of the way Melody was quick to respond with questions and changes. She clearly really understood my customer and my vision for the book, even if I couldn't put into words what I wanted the cover of my book to look like.

Melody really took my book to the next level and made it look and feel professional. I can't help staring at the cover and smiling! Anyone who has the opportunity to work with Melody is in good hands and I know will be thrilled with what she comes up with. 

–Bev Feldman, The Busy Mom's Guide to Creativity, 2016


Responsible for the logo and brand design, social media images, blog post images, and miscellaneous blog design elements.

Responsible for the logo and brand design, social media images, blog post images, and miscellaneous blog design elements.

At first I wasn't sure if choosing someone from the other end of the world was going to work for my location-specific project, but as soon as I got down to business with Melody, I knew I'd made the right choice.

She is professional and friendly at the same time, willing to take into account all the input her clients provide her with and very thorough, all of which I appreciate in people I work with. She took the time to develop several concepts before we finally agreed on the best one, provided me with sound advice and was very patient with all the changes in the course of our project.

Melody also responded in a very timely way and I am very happy to have had the opportunity to work with her.

–Ana-Marija Bujic, 2016


Responsible for the logo and brand design, social media and blog design elements.

Responsible for the logo and brand design, social media and blog design elements.

Working with Melody was a dream. As a design-challenged writer, Melody made my brand visibly cohesive and helped me understand every single element and decision that went into my design. I can't recommend her enough.

—Nicole Booz, GenTwenty, 2015


Responsible for the logo and brand development, blog design, collateral print materials, and miscellaneous social media design.

Responsible for the logo and brand development, blog design, collateral print materials, and miscellaneous social media design.

I can’t tell you how happy and thankful I am with Melody's ideas. This is my life’s work, and it’s been so hard getting it off the ground because of other things that require my attention. There are so many things that I will be doing with this business—teaching the journal writing workshops, helping people write their memoirs, writing my own memoir. Melody's work is so wonderful and has brought to life the crazy ideas in my head!

–Erin Dworak, The Writing Season, 2015


Responsible for the logo and brand development, collateral print material design, and full curriculum design and typesetting.

Responsible for the logo and brand development, collateral print material design, and full curriculum design and typesetting.

Melody Christian helped launch our company into the business world. From designing our company logo to providing the expertise in designing the format of our curriculum, Melody exhibited the highest level of work ethics and integrity. Melody took our vision and created a product that we are extremely proud to have our name stamped on. Her design and forethought initiated a product that is professional and easy to read. We will keep Melody as our designer and typesetter as we continue to move forward in our business.

–Darlene McPherson and Terry Hoit, owners of Write Now - Right Now LLC, 2014


Responsible for the logo and brand development, collateral print material design, book cover design and typesetting, photography, and website design.

Responsible for the logo and brand development, collateral print material design, book cover design and typesetting, photography, and website design.

In April of 2013 I completed the writing of my first book. It was a very exciting accomplishment for me because I had to live the content of the book before I could write it. The next step of my journey was to find a creative team to help me take my book public. I wanted this project done with excellence. Excellence is exactly what I found in Melody Christian and her company, Finicky Designs. Her talent enabled her to “read me like a book.” After the first interview she’d captured my passion, personality and vision for ministry... Her eye for design is nothing short of amazing, as well as her eye for photography, book cover and web design. I’m so proud of the “look” she gave my ministry. It’s my pleasure to recommend her company, Finicky Designs, to anyone in pursuit of an excellent product. You’ll not be disappointed.    

–Patti Davis, Patti Davis Ministries, 2014


Responsible for the logo and brand development of Paradigm Shift Consulting and works closely with Mike and his clients to bring their business vision to life.

Responsible for the logo and brand development of Paradigm Shift Consulting and works closely with Mike and his clients to bring their business vision to life.

I have worked with several graphic designers over the years and without reservation I can attest that Melody is the best on all levels. She is intuitive and listens well to the client to hear and know what their needs are and what look and feel would be best for the project. She is also a delight to work with as many designers can be difficult to work with and not open to suggestions or corrections along the way....that has never happened with Melody. I have worked with her on several very diverse projects, and will again in the future. I only have one designer in my contacts, and that's Melody.    

–Mike Dworak, Owner Paradigm Shift Consulting LLC, 2013


Melody completed a graphic design internship with our organization recently and we were thoroughly impressed! Out of the 7 interns we have had in the past, Melody rises to the top. Excellent creative! During her portfolio review we had to ask if any of the work was student work because it all looked so professional. She has an excellent sense of aesthetic and color which shines through her design solutions. She exhibits a great mix of artist/illustrator and technical know how. I only wish we had an opening in our organization at the time . . . I would have hired her! STRONGLY recommend her for freelance or FT design work.  

–Matt Decoste, Graphic Design & Print Production Manager, The Christian and Missionary Alliance, 2011


We started from scratch and brought lots of changes to our startup, SoYum. Melody is very professional and very patient—a pleasure to work with. The logo she designed captures the essence of our company culture, and the brochure the quality of our product. The tag line she came up with is absolutely spot on with our corporate mission. She went above and beyond our expectations and I look forward to working with her on our next project!

—James Gage, Owner, SoYum, 2013