"Lichia is a brilliant, genuine artist, who you can turn to for transforming your ideas into a beautiful reality to share with those around you. She looks at every project as an opportunity to push the boundary and to create something truly inspirational -- and "no" is simply not in her vocabulary.
I have worked with Lichia on several separate occasions, and each time, she took time to understand my vision, to ensure that every little detail was exactly as I wanted, to outline and commit to a comprehensive schedule which met and often exceeded my cut-off dates, to deliver an exceptional end-product and make sure that my only response was an ear-to-ear grin.
After my event, I have had overwhelmingly positive feedback on Lichia's work and cannot wait for an opportunity to work with her again. I know that whatever the challenge, she will approach it with excitement and creativity, and doubtless exceed all of my expectations. I have recommended Lichia to a number of my friends and wait with anticipation to see her new creations."
"Lichia is a highly creative and gifted artist with a natural talent in generating concepts and designs that will knock anyone's socks off. I hired Lichia to help me design an invitation to one of the biggest events of my life - my wedding. With surgical precision Lichia dissected the project requirements and made sure that we considered and discussed every fine detail. From start to finish, Lichia maintained a high level of professionalism and an amicable personality that consistently pushed the project forward. In the end, Lichia delivered a high quality product that met my high standards on time and on budget. I highly recommend anyone to work with her."
"For any design groups that are out there listening, my advice is that you invite Lichia Liu to join your team as soon as is humanly possible. Lichia brings a rare combination of talents to her work -- this includes a creative and open design sense, an ability to listen and bring out the best in her teammates, and the diligence and commitment required to create beautiful, artistic, and accurate work under pressure.
I am a 5th year PhD student at Berkeley working on community participation in natural resource management. I worked with Lichia for nine months on designing and creating the Karuk Lands Management Historical Timeline --- a visual representation of political and environmental factors shaping land change events on the Karuk Tribe's ancestral territory. This initiative began through a design course on community participation, but it became a much broader collaborative initiative that included tribal members, their community allies, and local students and teachers. Our student research team was asked to display the final result -- a 15-foot artistic timeline in two local museums, and I am writing about this process as part of my PhD dissertation. http://karuktimeline.wordpress.com
Lichia does wonderful work, and she is a wonderful person to work with. Lichia's design suggestions sparked a visual image of a Klamath River that came alive with children's drawings about what the river meant to them, and her implementation of our team's design vision made the our research content both legible and accessible to our intended audience. Lichia's ability to connect and engage with a diverse group of people, including younger undergraduate students and non-designers, to Karuk cultural practitioners and tribal members, to professional designers critiquing our work made the collaborative work. Lichia's commitment to the work hours required for editing and the attention to detail in our final product -- which she offered to the project months after the official class that brought our research team together had ended and even while attending to her thesis -- are the real thing, not just lipservice to what people are told to write in their resumes. For me, the late nights working on this project were a chance to get to know Lichia as a design professional, but also as a person. And this is what made the work thoroughly enjoyable, even in those early morning hours.
I hope that this piece reads as it should -- as a five star recommendation for Lichia Liu as a talented, thoughtful, and get-the-job-done-well designer."
"I discovered Lichia through the Arts Market store on College Street, and it proved to be a great find. She is a very talented artist with a range of creative skills, whilst also demonstrating patience and professionalism. Her work is to a very high standard which she completes with pride and commitment. I would recommend her without any hesitation."
We commissioned Lichia for a custom painting of our wedding day. The experience with her was amazing, easy and great for helping us remind us of our special day. She was patient and met with us to get a 'sense of our taste' and to figure our what we were envisioning. Utilizing pictures we shared with her, she was able to create a masterpiece that reflected our desire for the picture, truly reflected our special day and was attentive to even the finest of details. We were thoroughly impressed with our first ever experience of commissioning a personalized art piece and would definitely consider Lichia again if we have future ideas on further art pieces. We highly recommend hiring Lichia for your piece - it will truly be memorable.
Chris Lam & Ee-Lynn Lum