“I have had the pleasure of working with Aaron for the past 8 years in his role as marketing director for the Mercy Health Glass City Marathon. The main focus of this partnership was to build the Mercy Health brand locally, regionally and nationally through various marketing channels. Aaron has done an outstanding job of doing that. He is excellent to work with, has high attention to detail and provides excellent customer service. Aaron provides good advice that is meaningful and relevant. I would recommend working with Aaron on any project.”
“Aaron is a wonderful person to work with. We’ve been collaborating for several years and he always bring a lot of creativity and attention to detail to his work. I’d highly recommend Aaron.”
“Aaron has been one of the longest users of RunSignup. He has been utilizing the software to help plan and develop some of the largest races in the greater Toledo, OH area. He has become an expert in the field of development, marketing, and communications on the event side. I would recommend him for all things RunSignup.”
“I worked with Aaron on [a major] event as the Maumee Chamber partner. Aaron is great to collaborate with! He has unique ideas, creates excellent content, fabulous new logos and, my personal favorite, the videos! Aaron filmed while actually running in the half marathon so you can experience the POV of the runner. We help staff the water stops and it was wonderful to see our companies in action during the race. Bonus – Aaron selected me to blow the horn at the beginning of the 5k downtown for the Toledo Mini. What a thrill!”
“For several years I have been a photographer on Aaron’s digital media team, covering running events all over northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan. Aaron is very skilled in all aspects of leading and directing the team.
His organizational skills are exceptional. For example, we cover many events each year, each with unique course layouts, and often with multiple races going on at the same time. Aaron does a fantastic job of planning what location each photographer should be at and when to move to different course locations during the race in order to cover all the simultaneous races going on as completely as possible.
Communication is another aspect where Aaron excels. He clearly communicates the type of shots that he is looking for and texts us in advance with instructions for the event. If someone on the team has a question, he has a pleasant go-to attitude when communicating to the team member. He also gives constructive and positive feedback on how and what to change for future events.
I enjoy working with Aaron as team leader. He puts in the extra effort to detail which makes me want to work hard to capture the best photos.”
“I have known Aaron for over 10 years and interact with Aaron on a person and professional level. I highly recommend Aaron for any photography, graphic, video, and social media/Marketing Communications work you might need. Aaron has welcoming personality when you meet him and then you will enjoy working with him and will want to continue for his expertise, dedication, professionalism, and top-notch work. I am involved in the Junior League of Toledo and Aaron was instrumental in our website and social media redesign. I was also involved with Toledo’s Dave’s Running organization, and I saw firsthand his dedication to his work. The endless hours of event planning, overseeing each event, photography/video production for each event and all the print and digital media strategy he manages for each event. Aaron has a longstanding dedication to supporting community improvement.”
“Aaron does a top shelf job of coordinating the vision of his customer with the expertise of his team to provide the participants of any event a positive visual, auditory and emotional experience before during and after an event that makes each one one special. He lets each member of the team know that their value to all involved is important and provides effective guidance on continuous improvement. I highly recommend Aaron to facilitate bringing the the ideas, insight and inspiration of your event to light through his creative diligence, attention to detail and love of his craft!”
“Highly recommended! Aaron is very hard-working, committed, energetic, and passionate with all that he approaches. He is highly dedicated to the community with his on-going desire to present and create positive experiences for all to enjoy and benefit from. His attention to detail in marketing, communications and digital media have proven to be paramount in keeping us all well-informed with anticipation for the next event. He is truly a pleasure to not only to work with, but just to see and have a quick conversation with, at all of the many events in the area.”
“I’ve worked with Aaron for over 4 years through my role as VP of the Ann Arbor Track Club/Chairperson to the Dexter-Ann Arbor run event. Our marquee annual event is large and consists of an expo, kids race, half marathon, 10k and 5k. The club outsourced marketing to Candu and performance has been excellent. Aaron has a high level of large event expertise and delivered a strong branding revision, digital media, and social media marketing communications throughout the year to our club and its sponsors. On event weekend Aaron, manages and creates a great media experience for our participants, volunteers, and sponsors that is best in industry. I’m always impressed with the quality and quantity of media content that gets done year round, but particularly on event weekend. I’m confident in recommending Aaron. Should anyone require more details, please don’t hesitate to contact me directly. ”
James J. CLFP
“Aaron is very professional and posses great leadership qualities. Handles stressful and complex situations with ease.”
Tiffany W. PhD
“Aaron is the “go-to” guy for freelance subcontract assignments. I have worked with him several times and found him to be an excellent designer that is detail-oriented, technically proficient and highly creative. In addition, he is just a really nice person to work with. When I gave assignment to Aaron, I knew they would be done right and on-time. Aaron is a treasured addition to any design team.”
“Aaron worked efficiently to get our Congressional campaign website up and running, dealing with our always hectic and short deadlines. The website is easy to navigate, visually pleasing, and hits all the points we deemed necessary. It is a key piece in our campaign and quite honestly, is better than most candidates and Representatives’ sites nationwide.”
“Aaron Z was fantastically detail oriented on a recent product shoot. Not only did the product look really good, the product shots as a family were very complimentary and useful. Aaron has a lovely personality to work with that enables the best customer focused result to shine through every time.”
“Aaron provided me with outstanding work from beginning to end, always surprising me with his well rounded knowledge of design. He developed [my] branding starting with logo revitalization all the way through the website design. He took the time to explain every step of the process and the whys for the colors, proportions and style he recommended. Aaron is also a talented photographer who can incorporate photo shooting sessions to the package, making his whole job of graphic designer fast and efficient. My website is amazing now, I can’t tell how many compliments I received since it was launched! Aaron brought my site to life. I would recommend Aaron without any reservations.”
“Aaron has an authentic desire to serve his clients with solutions that will strategically meet their graphic, web and marketing needs for the long term. He is thorough, creative and fun to work with.”
“Aaron was recommended to us and we have since hired him on other occasions because he was reliable, very personable and just a pleasure to work with! ”
“I highly recommend Aaron and Candu Creative for your graphic and website needs. He has been instrumental in the advertising, social media and print media involved in the Junior League of Toledo’s annual fundraiser this year. Aaron is very creative and easy to work with. He knows how to capture the attention of your target audience.”
“Aaron’s expertise isn’t just in website design and functionality — he also provides great photography services which are critical to every web page. It’s unusual to find someone who can walk you through the entire site building process, provide the technical backbone AND take great shots to make it sparkle, too. Additionally, you’ll enjoy Aaron’s energy and enthusiasm.”
“I found Aaron easy to work with and willing to address my concerns with a professional insight that answered my questions, and helped me understand the process and reasoning behind his recommendations. I look forward to the consultation, design and maintenance services he will be providing again this year, that will work toward increasing our audience and making my job easier.”
“I was looking for someone to give our brand identity new life and help increase its exposure. After conveying our goals to Aaron in developmental dialog, he was able to provide us with a fresh, modern new logo, forward thinking marketing standards, and a responsive, informative and socially integrated website that now works well as the flagship tool for all of our marketing efforts. Aaron was easy to work with, conveyed focused strategy and knowledgable recommendations, demonstrated true passion for learning about and helping our business, and subsequently provided an end product that we are very happy with and look forward to building upon. Joyce and I look forward to the continued relationship with Aaron and Candu Creative as our strategic marketing partner for our ongoing digital media campaigns.”
“I worked with Aaron on a photography project for the WCC Foundation. He was so flexible in meeting our needs and everyone, from staff to students to donors, enjoyed working with him!”
“I recommend Aaron and Candu Creative for graphic design, website development, search engine optimization and social media services. Aaron takes time to understand his clients’ unique needs and executes accordingly.
My company needed to improve its online brand presence and enable automated information requests. But, there were unique challenges because we provide solutions in a range of market segments (organic personal and oral care, cleaning products and food safety), which are highly regulated and competitive.
I was referred to Aaron by a trusted business associate and quickly learned why. He was able to make himself available at my convenience and meet all agreed upon deadlines with thoughtful content that exceeded my expectations.
Because of our need for separation between market segments, Aaron developed an information architecture that highlighted each while maintaining domain distinction and intuitive user functionality. I’m extremely pleased with our current brand image and how easy Aaron has made it for us to make quick updates to our sites. I plan to partner with Aaron again and highly recommend his services to others.”
“I was in urgent need of a website update and found Candu Creative in a local Google search. After researching the Candu website to learn more about their capabilities, I contacted them. Aaron’s responsiveness, straight-forward approach to explaining the process and mutual expectations, combined with competitive pricing, made my decision between choices an easy one.
My website was under-developed as the marketing tool it needed to be. Aaron listened to me, evaluated my existing media and then provided updated animation, video integration and user functionality that met my exact requirements. Additionally, his recommendations for evolving the website to be more responsive, optimized and socially integrated were extremely detailed and supported by a clear rational. As my brand development progresses, I plan to follow through with Aaron’s recommendations and look forward to working with him to fully recognize my vision.
If you need a true partner for any website development, graphic design or digital media project, I suggest you reach out to Aaron at Candu Creative.”
“Aaron has been a tremendous help with my multiple endeavors over the past decade. He has provided everything from general graphic design, to fully-integrated multi-media websites and social media services.
He has always demonstrated a high aptitude in all the services he offers, and maintained a positive, energetic attitude toward meeting my goals. He is patient and supportive, and provides clear insight and direction throughout each strategic development process.
I’m very pleased with the results he has provided, which is why I currently retain him for business strategy consultation, as well as ongoing website and SEO maintenance.
I have confidently recommended Aaron and Candu Creative to my colleagues in the past and will do so again as opportunities arise.”
“I highly recommend Aaron Z. Haydu and Candu Creative.
Aaron has been providing quality marketing and public relations guidance, services and support to Racing for Recovery (501 c 3 nonprofit organization) since 2002.
Aaron has always demonstrated high ethical characteristics, keeping the best interests of Racing for Recovery and the people we serve as paramount. His professionalism and expertise in graphic design, website development, search engine optimization, social media services, event promotion and media relations have been instrumental and the driving force behind our recent growth and community awareness efforts.
As our chief marketing advisor, Aaron was responsible for developing our recent rebranding initiative. I absolutely love our updated logo and how he listened to us and maintained familiarity with our original logo, but modernized it and added meaning and display standards.
Aaron took our custom online community support group from the drawing board to reality, as well as increased our signature fundraising events’ participant registration and social media affinity considerably.
Whether relating to our websites, video/photography, social media content, real-time on-location event support, press release creation and distribution, or graphic design, reputation management and community awareness marketing, Aaron’s commitment to our mission shows in his work.
I can’t thank him enough for his continued support.”
“Aaron was given the directive of creating a web presence for SVA – which had previously had none. Not only was it a creative and very eye-catching initial design – Aaron was very responsive at continually updating the site for us on an as-needed basis for many years to follow. Given my experiences with Aaron – I would not hesitate to recommend his services to other colleagues.”
“I have had the pleasure of working with Aaron Haydu of Candu Creative on a number of projects over the past several years, including website design, development and maintenance, SEO optimization, Flash-based and traditional video production and electronic newsletter development and I have always been extremely happy with his work. Not only does Aaron delivery a top-notch product each and every time, he also makes the entire planning and development process straightforward and enjoyable. He is incredibly creative, extremely professional, very easy to work with and, above all, amazingly responsive to his client’s needs. I look forward to working with Aaron again soon and highly recommend his work to anyone who has a need for high-quality website, Flash and traditional video production and electronic marketing services.”
“We have worked with Aaron Haydu on a variety of projects, including video concepting, animation with voiceover, etc. He has also done website programming for our company – from basic programming to advanced projects. He is very creative in coming up with resolutions and work-arounds when there are obstacles, and is very client focused in all he does.”
“I worked with Aaron on several graphic design and website development projects over the last few years. The quality of Aaron’s work was always well above-average. He is very innovative and is able to think outside of the box. With other designers I have worked with, I’ve had to sit down and spell out the specifics of each part of a project. When working with Aaron, I could just give him a general concept and let him run with it. This was very important to me — to have someone that was easily able to understand the scope of the project and work independently to create a product that was highly creative, visually appealing, and that met our objectives.”