About Us

What’s the difference?

Graphic Details is a full-service graphic design studio in the heart of downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
From our inception in 1991, we’ve insisted that keeping a small studio—with a core of interconnected experts—allows us to remain focused on your objectives. Our size encourages close-working relationships between our responsive team…and you. Our designers are accessible, attentive, and eager to work collaboratively with you to produce unique products that reflect what is distinct about your business. We’ll become experts on your brand to effectively understand, execute, and carry forward your vision.

Perhaps the best thing about working with Graphic Details is the creative process. It doesn’t happen in silos; it is a fun, collaborative process in which their team effectively quarterbacks the discussion and keeps the group on track, while allowing everyone to feel a sense of ownership in the choices that are made. They listen as often as they propose ideas, and their ego-less personalities paired with their design and strategy chops are what make them a perfect fit for our school.

Aly Morrissey
Director of Communications
The Fessenden School

The Team

Brenda Riddell

Brenda Riddell

Owner/Creative Director

Brenda’s background in the graphics industry provides a strong foundation for successful print design campaigns, both traditional and innovative. She also has extensive web development training and has been designing, coding, and maintaining sites for over 15 years. Brenda is a member of the Graphic Design Faculty at New Hampshire Institute of Art. She studied design at Northeastern University and is currently learning to play the ukulele.

Jaimie Knapp

Jaimie Knapp

Design Director

Jaimie has been working at Graphic Details for 11 years. Starting as an intern in her senior year at Clark University, she has worked her way up to Design Director at the firm. Her strength lies not only in creating strong, well-balanced designs, but also in her ability to ensure that every design is prepared for print with acute attention to detail. Jaimie enjoys working with clients to come up with creative solutions for pieces that are fresh and unique without going over budget.

Cindy Dodds

Cindy Dodds

Lead Strategist

Cindy has worked in the northern Massachusetts, southern Maine and seacoast New Hampshire area for her entire career, helping businesses grow though strategic marketing and solid business planning. She has personally owned, grown, and sold several successful businesses and publications. She now specializes in helping businesses make educated decisions for their marketing plans and budgets to maximize their return on investment.

Kristin Todd

Kristin Todd

Designer

Kristin has earned a solid reputation as an accomplished designer with 18 years of experience in the industry. Her work spans a wide range of businesses, including non-profits, higher education, and finance. She is a graduate of Salem State College and worked for Putnam Investments for 14 years as a designer. In her free time she enjoys skiing and spending time with her family.

Cara Tracy-Wallem

Cara Tracy-Wallem

Designer

Cara's expertise lies in working with clients to achieve original, effective print design that reflects their own uniqueness. A graduate of Drexel University with a degree in Graphic Design, Cara has brought 20 years of former print shop, ad agency, and instructing experience to her 12 years at Graphic Details. Besides having a paper fetish, Cara pursues outdoor adventure and sports with her family and works to raise awareness for Lou Gehrig's Disease.

Meg Marshall

Meg Marshall

Web Designer

Meg is a graduate from The Art Institute of Portland and recently finished her MFA in Graphic Design at Boston University. She has worked in the design industry for over 8 years in agency, start-up and university settings. Meg also teaches Web Design at New Hampshire Institute of Art. In her free time she enjoys CrossFit and running down by the Portsmouth waterfront.

Nathaniel Raymond

Nathaniel Raymond

Designer/Illustrator

Nat is a graphic artist with a BFA in printmaking and drawing from the University of New Hampshire. He has over 8 years of experience in the print industry, and is comfortable working with a wide array of traditional and digital media. He is a chronic doodler and plays bass in KYOTY. He and his wife sell the weird things they make at Tiger and Dagger.

Andrea Shackford

Andrea Shackford

Account Coordinator

Andrea is a current student of Advertising at Southern New Hampshire University and is set to graduate in May of 2016. Her passion lies in social media marketing where she has helped develop and implement social media strategies for small businesses. In her free time, Andrea enjoys outdoor activities in her native State of Maine and leading her daughter’s Girl Scout Daisy Troop.

Alyssa Grenning

Alyssa Grenning

Designer/Illustrator

Alyssa is a graphic artist with a BFA in Illustration from Northern Illinois University. With 10 years in the print design industry, she is additionally the art director and designer of The Sound, an independent newsweekly in Portsmouth. Find her critter-filled illustrations and musings on Instagram under thinitrealslice and at www.thinitrealslice.com.

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