"Porter Smith-Thayer of Graphic Presentations has been our graphics consultant for many years. She was originally hired to design our logo. I could not have been more pleased with her talent and expertise, her work and business professionalism, and her regard for my goals and budget constraints.
I have been in business since 2002. As a fairly new, rapidly growing business I am approached by at least 12 graphic designers and marketing specialists per year who offer their services. Prior to meeting Porter most of my relationships in this field had been unsatisfactory. I had found many "graphics experts" had either little expertise or little regard as to my goals and opinions.
Porter will take the time to understand your company and your goals and will continue to work with you until you are happy with the results. She also works efficiently and stays to the timeline that you have both decided on. I have also found her advice on such topics as targeting different demographics also to be helpful and correct.
In summary, Porter is talented, knowledgeable, and a true professional in her field. I would recommend her to any business looking for assistance with graphics and marketing.
Madge E. Zacharias, MD
CEO, Zacharias Ganey Health Institute
"Graphic Presentations took our generalist ideas for a company image and created specific outputs which have helped us create a brand for the company and for our first new product. We love Porter's work."
Warren Brennan, CEO
New Health Analytics
"I have worked with Porter Smith-Thayer for more than 25 years. Her creative ability has been used to design and illustrate informational posters, brochures, one-page informational parenting tips, and a major infographic, all of which number in the hundreds.
Porter has taken a concept for a month-long state-level observance and created a poster to illustrate the theme for the last 15 years. Each has been unique and engaging. One of the many qualities that Porter possesses which makes her enjoyable to work with is her flexibility. She is willing to take feedback from drafts on a project and adjust the product to meet our needs as many times as it takes, all with humor and patience!
Another project that illustrates her creative ability is an infographic created for high level decision makers that was based on a report containing numerous statistics. The product was not only embraced by the intended audience, but distributed through our national network as an example of how this type of information could be presented in an eye appealing way with clarity and conciseness.
Porter exemplifies someone with high ethical standards, compassion for others, and dependability. We look forward to continuing our relationship."
Johanna Schuchert, Executive Director
Prevent Child Abuse Virginia
"It has been a great experience working with Graphic Presentations. We do several different design projects that often require a quick turnaround. Porter is always willing to take on the short deadline and develop a wonderful product.
Porter is very professional and has a wonderful way of taking our ideas and turning them into excellent products. Not only does she produce design projects in a timely manner, but she is a great communicator. We never have a hard time getting in touch with her. She is always available and always returns a phone call or e-mail within 24 hours, if not earlier. We have been very pleased with everything we have received from Graphic Presentations and look forward to working together more in the future."
Amanda Pearson, Marketing Manager
Greater Richmond Convention Center