what our partners think

Where talent meets skill and experience. GRAPHEK had an instant understanding of what we needed and how best to help us achieve it. Working with Ellen and her team has been effortless and their delivery of exceptional ideas, on schedule, has surpassed our expectations. We needed to change formats from a newspaper to a magazine, and GRAPHEK hit the nail on the head at every stage of the process. We are thrilled to have found a partner in creating an engaging magazine that inspires and elevates the content we deliver to our membership.

MARTHA ROTHBLUM

Creative Arts Manager – National Association of Social Workers

ASPEN has collaborated with GRAPHEK for nearly 10 years on all of our branding and marketing efforts. We consider their entire team an extension of ours. I am constantly impressed by their design work, which is always engaging and innovative. GRAPHEK stands out from other firms not only because of their exceptional artwork, but also because of their ongoing commitment to learning about our organization and our goals, and to sharing our passion for driving ASPEN forward. Without question, GRAPHEK has worked to advance our brand. I am proud to call them our partners!

DEBRA BENAVRAM

Former Chief Executive Officer – ASPEN

As a small, nonprofit business dedicated to helping abused children, Safe Shores, The DC Children’s Advocacy Center needs creative, knowledgeable and responsive consultants who can help us advance our missions without a cost-prohibitive price tag. In our association with GRAPHEK over the past ten years, we have gotten all that and more. GRAPHEK has been instrumental in helping us define the visual image of the organization, to much positive public feedback. From the annual report to completely redesigned organizational brochure, GRPHEK’s team intuitively and intellectually grasped the priorities of our work and translated those meaningfully and effectively in artistic ways. GRAPHEK’s team members are superb professionals who listen carefully, plan their work proactively, and make us feel like we’re their most important client. Plus, they’re just truly nice people whom you’re glad to know and be able to work with professionally. GRAPHEK has proven a worthwhile investment for our organization, and we anticipate more of the same in the future.

MICHELE BOOTH COLE

Executive Director – Safe Shores

American Forests not only enjoys working with GRAPHEK but we really like the results. Going into new projects, we appreciate their careful listening and smart questions. They lay out plans and timetables and stick to them – unless we can’t, and then they bend with us to respond to the new information or requirements that are affecting the job. They make excellent use of the resources we have to share – and when we need more or something different, are inventive about identifying and acquiring other materials. They are creative. They are great problem solvers. They have superb taste. The work they do for us is distinctive and enhances American Forests’ brand. They make us look great to our audiences, and we highly value that.

LEA SLOAN

Former VP of Communications – American Forests

Working with GRAPHEK has been a rewarding experience. GRAPHEK’s ability to develop creative design that is unique, inspiring and meets the organization’s and the audience’s needs is exceptional. Their work for ASAE & The Center’s Annual Meeting was outstanding, and the designs for the Great Ideas Conference exceeded our expectations. GRAPHEK brings excellent artistic skills to the design process and are true professionals.

DENISE GAVILAN

Owner and Marketing Strategist – Gavilan & Associates

GRAPHEK took the time to understand the history of the program and our locale and what makes us unique. They came up with many athletic and sophisticated logos for consideration. The final logo was versatile enough to put on white and dark jersey’s, spirit wear, visors and bags. Their custom illustration skills are second to none!

MIKE SHARKEY

Head Coach – Great Falls Sharks

For many years, we have worked with GRAPHEK on a range of designs, including our quarterly, award-winning magazine and annual reports. All staff at AG Bell have found GRAPHEK’s designs to be highly creative and innovative and their production process to be well-planned, timely and organized. They design each product to the highest of standards with attention to detail. For each edition of AG Bell’s magazine, they go into great detail to communicate the essence of the story through their custom illustrations, which makes each story more powerful and meets the needs of our different audiences.

CHRIS GENSCH

Communications Director – AG Bell

Thank you to GRAPHEK for going the extra mile on behalf of CKA over the past few months. They really helped make CKA’s launch and our White House Briefing a great success. People have commented that CKA looks so professional and it’s all because of them! We’re looking forward to continuing working with the GRAPHEK team.

CHRISTINA YOON

Former Executive Director – Council of Korean Americans

GRAPHEK delivers creative expertise that results in a comprehensive visual approach including print, web banners, and interactive media.  They do extraordinary work that helps your company put its best image forward.  They always come up with a winning approach that is delivered on time.  They take the time to sit down with the client and understand their needs.  They get it right the first time and always deliver a product that exceeds expectations.

MARK POLLAK

Senior Executive Vice President – Personal Care Products Council

My school has worked with GRAPHEK on a wide variety of projects, ranging from establishing a brand identity to building our website to creating marketing materials to working on fundraising event. Throughout the entire process, everyone at GRAPHEK has been consistent in communicating our message to the customer and ensuring that all materials reinforced our brand positioning. The company has been very responsive to our needs, often turning around projects ahead of established deadlines. I would highly recommend GRAPHEK to other businesses!

ALLISON ABRAHAM

Founder and Director – The Newton School

GRAPHEK is a joy to work with and took into consideration everything that we were asking of them while maintaining flexibility with schedules and changes. The designers grasped the concept of our message as well as the people our association serves, creating brochures that we are proud to send to our members. GRAPHEK has been a tremendous help!

JULIE LOWE

Former Sr. Membership Marketing Associate – American Chemical Society

I have had the pleasure of working with GRAPHEK on multiple projects and have never been disappointed. The quality of the work is outstanding and, most importantly, the attention to detail and GRAPHEK’s team oriented approach ensure our vision is captured and reflected in the final product. From the initial kick-off meeting to the final deliverable, the GRAPHEK team demonstrates their commitment to the project. Their expertise and passion are evident, resulting in a pleasant experience and top notch work.

LAUREEN ROWLAND, CAE

Executive Director – American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators

GRAPHEK has always exceeded our expectations. They have an incredible ability of understanding exactly what we are looking for in a design. Their artistic and creative process is truly extraordinary. GRAPHEK always develops cutting edge designs, and never forgets the underlying business issues of any project. GRAPHEK is without a doubt one of the DC region’s top tier design firms.

PAUL SHERMAN

Publisher – Potomac Tech Wire

The entire staff at GRAPHEK was totally professional from beginning to end. After initially filling out the questionnaire to give them a feel of what we were looking for, GRAPHEK wowed us with their unique logo designs. It was definitely tough attempting to select one design from the group, but that speaks to the type of work that they are capable of. I highly recommend GRAPHEK for any of your branding needs.

GERALD MITCHELL JR.

CEO – Xoyte

First and foremost, when you work with GRAPHEK you’ll get an exceptional product. They possess a high-end, polished design aesthetic, that for us really set them apart from the beginning. Secondly, the team is incredibly easy to work with: well-rounded in their design experience, punctual but flexible, professional, courteous, and open-minded. And third, they listen – and this is one of those skills not every company can claim, but GRAPHEK really listens to the client, to learn from them in the design process.

RYAN VALDEZ

Conservation Scientist & Policy DirectorNGO

Never going through a logo redesign process before, I wasn’t sure what to expect. GRAPHEK managed the process the entire way, exceeding my expectations. GRAPHEK provided us many considerations and options to choose from with our new logo. The final outcome was excellent and the feedback from our client base has been incredible.

STEPHEN LUKAN, CFP

Senior Financial PlannerManaging To Be Wealthy

GRAPHEK has become a true trusted partner of NPA. They have made the design and production process for us as simple, seamless and professional as possible. AND, Parking Magazine has never looked better. They never fail to “WOW” us with their creative approach and concepting, even when operating with what could be considered a rather bland subject matter at times. GRAPHEK has embraced our industry and our audience, and that understanding shows through from concept to execution. My decisions no longer reside in which concept will work, it’s which concept do I like the best because they all hit the mark.

JASON GLEI

Former Vice President of Marketing & Information TechnologyNational Parking Association