Testimonials

We have worked with some awesome people in many industries. We appreciate learning about each company and going through the entire process together. We can't thank you enough!

Brian Vaughn 

Brian Vaughn Financial

Fiduciary Financial Advisor

Every business has a story to tell. Let’s tell that story. Your potential customers are waiting to hear your story. The saying goes “people like to do business with people they know and trust.” I help businesses build trust with their potential customers by sharing their fascinating stories.

I offer my clients the latest trends in Video Marketing, which has proven a 94% increase on brand understanding of their target market, and increases immediate, real and authentic brand interaction.

Lets talk about ways we can get you the visibility through your story, so you can become part of the 94% who understands your brand, and helps increase your revenue.

Our department requested the services of JD Smith to take photographs at our annual employee recognition event at The Everett Clinic. 

With the incorporation of the awards component to our program this year, we wanted to elevate the program by having it more formal than in years past. We have never used a professional for this event. Having a professional photographer like JD helped create the feeling of a special evening for our honorees.

Working with JD was a great experience. He was responsive to emails, met us in person to gain an understanding of what our needs were for our event and provided excellent quality photographs. We are using these photographs for our internal website. We are also using them for a “wall of honor” we are developing which will feature our award recipients. I would use JD again for future events and highly recommend him to others. 

Valerie Murray 

Executive Assistant

The Everett Clinic, Human Capital Department

JD Smith helped created lasting memories from our Global Leadership Summit in May 2019.  He came in for our evening events to capture spontaneous & posed pictures.  We had over 300 attendees, with 4 evening events.  JD’s photos came out awesome.  JD’s photos are still being shared between co-workers and will be for years.  Our meeting was a huge success and JD deserves part of that credit. 

JD is always available, very transparent and collaborative in the process, from beginning to end, including post event with compiling all of the event photos.  We are hoping to work together in 2020!  

Tracey Cruz, 

Sr. Executive Assistant

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

JD Smith, of J. Donovan Smith Creative, is a collaborator and a thinker. He helped me formulate ideas and plan a video to show what a day in the life of a kindergartner is like. I’ve not done much video before, so we worked together to develop the approach and then JD ran with it. He added some artistic touches to the video with sound and effects that made it look so polished and professional. That video reached 1,300 viewers on social media and will be used to help families who are new to our school district, and perhaps to schools in our country, feel more confident and excited about their child’s kindergarten experience. Video was the perfect medium – no words needed. JD expertly captured the important student-focused activities and joyful learning to help put parents at ease. 

 

Diane Bradford

Communications and PR Manager

Mukilteo School District

I would like to take a moment to share my appreciation for JD with J. Donovan Smith Creative , the work he has done and the impact he has had on the Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce has been excellent. His engaging personality, spark and easy going style stood out amongst many members - let alone those attending for the first time. Believing that he would be an ideal member , at first opportunity, I made sure that he was introduced to the Executive Director.

 

JD has been a strong member , and has created a number of videos for our Chamber community. Most notably he created, directed , and produced a video that was displayed weekly for the Chamber and the Port of Everett and which ran over the course of six weeks for the Sail-in-Cinema!

 

His talent for photography and film work have earned him many referrals. His creativity and signature style is respected and sought after by many of our members - myself included!

Paul Ellis

Chair

Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce

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Testimonials, cont.

We have had the opportunity to work with some pretty awesome people in many different industries. We have appreciated each person, learning about their companies and the entire process. We can't thank them enough!

The communication, creativity and shared collaboration throughout the short video production for our business accomplished an end product that visually delivered the right message to our intended audience. We look forward to filming the sequel, or the series... 

 

I would highly recommend J. Donovan Smith Creative to other businesses in need of a professional videographer.

 

David Hamilton

Designated Broker
R1 Washington

I connected with JD to design the branding and product label for my holistic skincare line, Salt + Oil. He brought experience in both branding and product labeling to the table; taking my initial ideas, and transforming them with creativity, clarity, and elegance to make my product line a reality. Branding is such an essential part of establishing a business and connecting with customers, and JD brought my product line to life with his work; enabling me to build my busines, and change the culture of body care. 

 

Eron Hayes

CEO of Hazy Magic

Creative Director of Salt + Oil Skincare

J. Donovan Smith Creative is an exceptional visual brand communication company.  We had raw footage and a vision and JD created a professional video we are proud to use.  He is easy to work with and we look forward to future projects together.

 

Jennifer Goodheart

Communications Coordinator
Everett Public Schools

JD Smith produced my first ever promo video for my business, which gives viewers an inside look into what it’s like to shoot with me and captures my personality and philosophy. 

 

The video turned out so amazing, it is prominently featured on my website, as well as my social media channels. I have received many compliments on my video from friends and clients. I have started referring JD for event photography and videography. He is a true professional, produces quality results and is fun to work with. 

 

Tina Tang

Owner & Professional Photographer
Parris Blue Photography

We hired JD to create the graphics and content for print and online ad media for our events, as well as website generation and maintenance. The addition of JD to our organization has greatly improved the look and feel of our events and organization to the public. Our goal was to make all of our event advertising cohesive with congruent graphics, verbiage and layout. JD has exceeded our expectations with his timeliness and professionalism.

 

Pam James

Board member, Treasurer
Historic Downtown Snohomish Association

I hired JD to design a custom business card that would represent me and my business. JD was friendly, easy to work with and presented great insight into the designing of my cards. He handled the entire process and had them to me in a timely matter. It is a thrill for me to hand out my cards to future clients because often, I hear them say " nice card". I recommend his services and would use him in the future.

 

Jerrod Smith

Owner

SmithWorks Electric

JD worked diligently on our graphic panels and delivered design layouts that we continue to use to this day in a very successful project. He was eager to learn the unique aspects of our media and even lent his expertise of photography and images.

 

Kelly Fernandi

President and Creative Director
Minotaur Mazes

 
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