I personally and Troxel as a team are extremely pleased with our design work coming from Laforma. We started working with Caroline de Baere and expanded that work from western helmet designs to English helmets to helmet bags. Caroline is creative, quite reliable, and has excellent experience in materials. These skills have married well with […]
Jennifer Lovitt Riggs
It has been a pleasure working with Caroline. She brings a high level of professionalism, organization, and discipline to all her work, in addition to her creativity. She is a good problem solver, and a strong asset for small companies that are seeking to grow and mature their processes.
Caroline’s great resourcefulness and her many connections within the footwear industry have been of tremendous value to us over the years. In fact, Caroline’s industry knowledge has been inspirational to a lot of people in our company. We use her as a coach and a teacher. Are we asking ourselves the right questions? Caroline introduced […]
What I liked about working with Caroline was that she had a very pleasing aesthetic and a practical eye. Caroline has a passion for design, but she balances that passion with great organizational skills. For a designer, that’s a great asset. Caroline is always very focused and very willing to learn. From an aesthetic standpoint, […]
Caroline is extremely professional and extremely creative. It’s very rare to find someone in our industry who can combine such impressive creative talents with very strong organization and product disciplines, and Caroline definitely has both. She’s an exceptionally talented designer, has terrific interpersonal skills, and is incredibly organized. Everyone in my team really enjoys working […]
Being satellite designers, communication needs to be a priority. The LaForma team is very effective and clear in this area. They are prompt with follow through and not only strong in design, but also an asset in execution of product line development. Their knowledge of the footwear business, materials and fashion trends allows Red Wing’s […]
Laforma has made an immediate, positive impact on our design and product development processes. Their team is stylish, articulate and in a short period of time, have integrated themselves into our organization. Laforma’s designs have been on-target and have pushed us to stretch the limits of our brand.
Caroline’s experience designing for a wide range of companies has been a great asset to Sperry Top-Sider. She has great versatility as a designer, and she knows how to relate her knowledge of market trends and design to the specific needs of our brand. Caroline has set a new standard for timeliness and organization within […]
At Ariat, we always said, “Caroline is a helper.” She is very good at facilitating communication between internal departments and external design resources. For someone trying to manage the big picture, it’s extremely helpful to have Caroline who is on top of all the details and everything that’s important about the product you’re working to […]
Caroline has excellent organizational skills and a good eye for product. She’s a real problem solver, too. She anticipates obstacles and she’s always ready with a good solution. Plus, Caroline has a huge amount of creativity and integrity and an incredible work ethic.