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Testimonials

I've had the pleasure or working with a lot of amazing people over the last twenty years. Here are some testimonials from a few of them:

 

“I have always enjoyed the events and productions managed by Angie – be it as part of the Art of the Ave on a guest panel of judges for a dog costume contest or as a guest announcer for the life-sized Tacomapoly or when I am riding (and sometimes hosting) on the ARTBUS.  She brings her creative mind and hard work to make events and programs both successful and memorable.”

David Boe
Deputy Mayor, City of Tacoma

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"During our first meeting with Angela, I was a bit skeptical of her mastery of such a broad skill set...
How could one person be so well-versed in: graphic design, events, public relations, social media, networking, databases, and generally connected with every Tacoma niche in sight? Well, after working with her, I see clearly she was not exaggerating! I was quite delighted with her contributions to the Symphony's project, plus it's a pleasure to work with such a likable individual."

Laura W. Stone
Advancement Manager
Tacoma Symphony

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"I have worked with Angela on many community and private projects over the past 10 years. She is creative, talented and a pro at understanding a vision and making it come to fruition."

Kim Archer
Singer/Band Leader/Music Booker
Tacoma WA

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"Angela is one of the most creative women I've had the pleasure of working with.   Our label worked with her booking acts and placing a stage at Art on the Ave Festival.  She exceeded my expectations with both communication and support she provided for my acts.  Additionally, I've had the pleasure of participating in various different events she has put on over the years and have always been impressed with the synergies she has created within our community."

Raymond Hayden
CEO, Maurice the Fish Records
Tacoma WA

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"Hey all...Angela Jossy is a genius that took Luv-It Corp to the next level. Her skills far exceeded anyone I worked with in the past. Keep up the fantastic work."

Frederick McClendon
CEO - Luv-It Corp / 7 Million Dollar Brooklyn Lottery Winner
New York, NY

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"Angela is a good listener.  I told her exactly what I needed for my client’s logo and the theme and style and she was laser focused.  She was also very flexible and accommodating.  I highly recommend her.  Angela is very professional and easy to work with."  

Karen Parziale,
CEO - 360 Degrees Publicity Shoppe
Hoboken, NJ

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"We hired Angela to help in the designing of some large-format trade show displays. One was an intensive project that needed to be turned around in a short amount of time. Angela was a life-saver! She was quick, creative and responsive to the client's edits and was able to come up with work-around solutions when small snags came up. Angela is a gifted, artistic professional who goes above and beyond to satisfy her clients, and can assist any business in developing an identity. She has ideas that are outside of the box and just what our clients were looking for. I would highly recommend Angela for her work, value, responsiveness, and ability to implement her clients' goals. She is a talented graphic designer and we plan on using her services again."

Larry Larrivee
Graphics Manager, Smash Hit Displays
Gig Harbor, WA

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"Angie has been associated with our papers for 15+ years, and I can't recommend her enough.  She's not only reliable and friendly, but incredibly knowledgeable and connected in the community."

Ken Swarner
Publisher, The Ranger/NW Airlifter/Weekly Volcano/Stars & Stripes
www.northwestmilitary.com

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"Angela Jossy plays a multitude of roles in the creative community. Among her skills, she's a marketing and PR goddess, event coordinator, musician, talented artist across several mediums and most of all has her thumb on the pulse of the city. All of these factors equate to her having this unique ability to get people excited for and invested in whatever project she has set her mind to. She dreams big and concocts creative solutions to produce events and art for all to enjoy. Bottom line she is an instrumental cog in the big machine that helps our creative culture flourish."

Jackie Fender
Founder of Creative Colloquy
www.creativecolloquy.com

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Specifically for ART BUS:

 

"Playing the role of Tour Guide for Angela “Duchess of Downtown” Jossy's Tacoma Art Bus was an absolute delight. With bus driver Greg “the great” at the helm, we hit 6 arty spots around town—with an impromptu meditation moment @ Kathy Price’s Good Karma gallery— and finished with delicious FREE pizza and a raffle for super good prizes. Tacoma Art Bus is, most definitely, 3-hours well spent." — Nancy Guppy, host of Art Zone www.seattlechannel.org/artzone

"Tacoma has a great arts community. The Art Bus tour opened my eyes to talent and it was fun hanging with passengers eager to soak up the city's arts." - Elisa Jaffe, KOMO 4 News

"I did not know what to expect when I signed up to be a Art bus celebrity tour guide. My wife and I had a awesome experience. We got to meet great people, see interesting art and the quirkier side of Tacoma. If you want to do something different for change, ride The Bus” - Rob Thielke aka Vern Fonk

"I had a great time on the Art Bus. It was fascinating to see how active the Art Community is in Tacoma. I never realized it. I was also surprised by how much we were able to visit during the Art Bus Tour." - Rich Marriott, KING 5 News.

"Art Bus is an awesome experience to see some of the"roads less traveled" in Tacoma, take in some of the best of the best and nooks and crannies that you would probably never find on your own. Great way to spend an evening, meet new people and experience the artists that make Tacoma such an awesome place to live." - Ryan Mello, Tacoma City Council

"Being a tour guide for the Tacoma Art Bus is a great opportunity to show off Tacoma's creative side." - Marty Campbell, Tacoma City Council.

"Working with the Art Bus was an absolute blast! We had so much fun and the whole experience is something that everyone should have. It is professionally run from beginning to end, the people are great and you get to eat and look at great art all along the way! It's a win all around!!  I would do it again any time!"Darrell Fortune - nwczradio.com

"The Tacoma Art Bus is so entertaining it might be illegal someday." - Pierce County Prosecutor Prosecutor Mark Lindquist

 

"The Tacoma ART BUS was a wonderful experience. Organized, informative and laid back, I learned so much more about this city and its inhabitants! Complete with fun food and drinks along the way, what a great opportunity to take a loved one on a date or else a great place to meet and mingle with other locals and tourists alike. I highly recommend the experience." - Ben Union, musician 

 

"I love the annual shopping tour!  It gives you a chance to support local businesses and shop stress free. No driving, no parking, just hanging out with friends having a great time."Victoria Woodards, Tacoma City Council

 

"There's no better place  to learn about the coolness of Tacoma - and Pierce County - community gardens than the ARTBUS. Twice, Angela has invited me to be a tour guide, and twice I have had the fun of visiting gardens I did not know existed. Angela and uber-gardener Kristen McIvor of HARVEST Pierce County compile great info on the gardens - how they organized, who supports them, what they grow and who they grow it for. With that, we have enough background to have meaningful conversations when we meet the actual gardeners. Also, Sweeties, we play The Corn Game to win Fabulous Prizes."Kathleen Merryman, journalist (News Tribune, Tacoma Weekly)

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Name: Duchess of Downtown
Phone: 253-235-9264
Address: Tacoma WA 98402