“TALENTPOOL DESIGN has been able to expand and grow our website with our constantly changing demands. Fred Blalock is very capable and knowledgeable resource.”

Top qualities: Personable , Good Value , High Integrity
Dawn Ahrens, Gooding & Company

“Frederick delivers very fast results and requires a minimum of information to properly kick start any project. His professional network and team created User Interface Designs, Business Templates and Professional Stationary to companies I was servicing over weekends. He is a great guy too!”

Top qualities: Good Value , On Time , Creative
Eduardo Marx Silva, Consultant at Synthean Inc.

“Besides doing great work for us during the assigned project. Fred and his team responded to an emergency months after the project was completed in a very timely manner. In short, Fred is a person I trust and will trust with future projects.”

Top qualities: Great Results , Personable , High Integrity
Alex MacDonald , JCI Consulting

“Fred and his team actually saved my company from losing a good client. They took over the development of a commercial real estate database when another developer left us in the lurch. They understood very quickly what we needed (not easy) and the turnaround was quick. The end result was beyond what we had expected. I would recommend Fred to any company looking for talent, professionalism, and quality work.”

Top qualities: Great Results , Expert , On Time
Susan Bloomfield, President at Ourtelligence

“Fred and TPD are wonderful to work with…professional, friendly and quick! Fred makes my job easier and has allowed our company to grow domestically and internationally. TPD has helped us develop print, logo, SEO, and web projects throughout numerous countries and languages. TPD works hard to stay within budget and deadline. Also, the work we request often exceed our expectations. Thank you for all your help!”

Crystal Shimabukuro, Progressive Orthodontics & Dentistry

“TALENTPOOL’s ability to manage our university team was a real relief. They produced an amazingly complex and collaborative project, on time with zero problems.”

John Walsh Ph.D., University of Southern California

“Fred Blalock is a smart, savvy professional. He has managed several complex web projects at USC, including the redesign of the site for the Alzheimer Disease Research Center. He is skilled at managing communication with committees as well as with individual clients. Top recommendation!”

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert
Sarah Ingersoll, University of Southern California

“I hired Freddie at least three times to design websites for various companies I was either working for or with. He was fantastic to work with every time. In fact the only reason I ever stopped using him was because I changed industry and moved across country. I still recommend him to people, who all report back glowing reviews. The biggest draw for me, as a small business operator, was a high level of quality and sophistication for a very reasonable investment.”

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Good Value
Simon Horwell

“Fred and his company, TALENTPOOL DESIGN (TPD), provide excellent, high-quality, leading edge service on a timely basis time and time again. For rapid response, reliability, creative problem-solving and expert counsel, I highly recommend Fred and TPD.”

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, On Time
Max Benavidez Ph.D., Public Communications Strategies


“In my six years working for Fred, his ability to manage a large group of employees with varying talents, in order to achieve a common goal, was unparalleled. Deadline-oriented, creative, and extremely hard-working–always with a smile and a genuine warmth that made you happy to go that extra mile!”

Sarah Hamblin , Videographer/Editor , TALENTPOOL DESIGN

“I worked with Fred at USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology Policy and Research while completing my studies. Fred is a wonderful to work with as leader and in a team, and his refreshing sense of humor energizes the workplace. I recommend any opportunity to work with Fred because of his professionalism and willingness to empower colleagues.”

Fiona Torrance , Student , University of Southern California – Marshall School of Business

“Working with TPD is hands down the best project development experience I’ve had. The key to TPD is the personality and professionalism of Fred Blalock. Fred is super friendly, creative, and beyond on top of things. He has the ability to collaborate the many talents and resources necessary to get the job done. His knowledge of all the web languages and design programs enables him to precisely understand what is being requested at every stage of development and create manageable timelines for both the clients and the designers. He is the ultimate rare blend of great Creative Director, Account Executive, and Project Manager all rolled into one … what more can I say!”

Alex Bowring , Print: Art Director , The Ant Farm

“I have been working with TALENTPOOL DESIGN for the past two years and my experience has been great. The best part was having the opportunity to take on various projects and be exposed to different clients and facets of design. The owner of TALENTPOOL DESIGN, Frederick, has been nothing but supportive and inspirational. I can honestly say that my skills as a Graphic Designer have significantly increased, and I continue to get better with every project and Frederick’s insightful feedback.”

Christopher Bughi , Graphic Designer

“Fred and TALENTPOOL DESIGN have been incredible to work with since day one. Being a part of this organization allows me to create innovative design for a wide variety of clients that I normally wouldn’t come into contact with. Fred also makes my life as a designer much easier by streamlining communication with the clients. TALENTPOOL DESIGN is definitely a great company to work with!”

Gennia Cui , Graphic Designer

“Working with TPD for the last few years has been fantastic. I was able to work with a variety of clients on a variety of projects and really explore what kind of work I like doing. Fred is really great at assessing the strengths and interests of designers and matching them up with projects that they will enjoy.”

Sylvia Ly , Graphic Designer

“Fred’s superhuman organizational and project-management skills never cease to amaze me, and his consistently positive attitude and effusive personality inspires everybody involved to put in 110% to get the job done. Fred takes incredible care of both his clients and his colleagues, making the two years I have spent working with him as a part of the TALENTPOOL team an absolute pleasure.”

Alex Pandel, Graphic Designer

“I’ve worked with Fred on several projects and in each case he’s proven to be a consummate professional and joy to collaborate with. He is a excellent project manager, understanding the needs of both clients and designers very well. His communication has always been quick, honest and thorough. I sincerely recommend him and won’t hesitate to work with him again in the future.”

Alek Lisefski, Graphic Designer