Together we can do amazing things.
Your brand is unique.
Our skills are diverse.
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.
At the top of our list of goals for The Fessenden School’s new responsive site design were creative design emphasizing happy, engaged students, well-branded visual elements, and a clean user interface. At the core of this successful site build, we created a simple-but-effective dual-track navigation that gives users quick access to the information that’s most important to them.
In 2011, the owners of Throwback asked us to create a brand experience for their new nano-brewery. As a result, unique typography, fun color combinations, and creative artwork are featured prominently on their year-round beer labels. In 2015, Throwback opened a brew pub at Hobbs Farm in North Hampton, NH, and we were on hand to make sure their carefully crafted brand standards were carried through from coasters to menus to the artwork on the bathroom walls.
Wheelabrator Technologies, Inc.
Wheelabrator Technologies is an industry leader in the environmentally sound conversion of municipal solid waste into clean energy. In December, 2014, an acquisition drove the need for a corporate rebrand. Graphic Details collaborated with Wheelabrator on all aspects of the rebrand, from logo design to print and digital collateral — right down to their team cycling shirts. The result is distinctive and memorable, and represents their evolution to a renewable energy business with fresh, forward-looking opportunities.
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.
Director of Communications
The Fessenden School
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 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 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 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'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 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.
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 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.
It’s not what you say,
it’s how you say it…
Looking for dynamic web design? A comprehensive marketing campaign? Gorgeous graphics? Hook up with us and we’ll steer you clear of the common in no time.