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Visual Voice
from 7 reviews
  • 23 years in business
Shannon M.
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Artie and his staff at Graphic-FX have completed several projects for our organization, including our website, event materials, advertisements, a newsletter, professional display, banner, and an appeal mailing. Artie and his employees are always courteous, helpful, and professional. They do incredible, creative work and keep us involved in the process, making sure that we are happy with the designs. The quality is always outstanding. I would recommend Artie and Graphic-FX to anyone looking for help with any type of graphic design services. Shannon McCloud A Secret Safe Place for Newborns of Tennessee

Matthew M.
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Where do I start, really needed help in my humanities two class which had a lot of writing, I found Monica and she was the best, I only had two days to complete the paper I needed done, Monica came through and got it done the same day. Monica has edited four APA style essays for me all four essays went above and beyond the expectations, every essay she edited I've made As on Thanks Matthew Miller

  • 1 year in business
Ken L.
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I went to start a new e-commerce business and, to be honest, I didn't really know where to start but Kat, our rep with Guerrilla Agent, built us an online store website, start social media accounts, design our brand identity, and construct an entire marketing plan for us that has made our business a success! She is an amazing communicator and tailored the work to our limited budget. Other companies had quoted as $10K and up, but with this company, we were able to start a business for so much less and pay at flexible rates. I would recommend this company (specifically Kat) to anyone who wants a great designer and amazing creativity!

from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Taylor O.
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Formerly Dr. Williams, now James is not only a professor but a mentor and friend. His classes are not the typical, learn for the test. His tests are based around the philosophy, learn for life. It was hard to understand why until my degree landed me in my first management position a short seven months after graduation. I constantly think back to my hospitality law class and the important information he presented in realistic ways that reinforced the importance of that particular law in relation to hospitality. He was very creative with his approach to teaching “dry” information at times. He has the ability to engage a class with his energy, positivity and relatability. I am inspired by his leadership and am still so thankful for the countless meetings he allowed me to schedule during my last semester my senior year to help me find my way to accomplish my goals. He exemplifies leadership in the way he lives his life which makes him someone that many look up to, myself included. He was once my professor but now is a friend and mentor that is willing to help me advance as a young professional in the hospitality world. James is an outstanding professor in a profession helping students find their true place in the world, one lesson and one conversation at a time. Taylor Odend’hal

Patricia Shea
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    Michael M.
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    She's been editing my personal stories for 4 yrs . now and I can't say what I would do without her. She's punctual, a dear friend, and she just seems to jive well with me and my writing. I hope all the best for you in this endeavor! She's a great writer and'll be in good hands:)


    I am an award-winning graphic designer, illustrator, writer and project manager with years of experience. I have worked in communications and marketing departments for most of my career and have acquired a great deal of diverse experience.


    I am a freelance writer, a former newspaper columnist, script writer and teacher. I specialize in science, technology and nature. Send me your writings needs, and I will create a piece.


    I am a freelance writer with over a decade of writing, editing and social media experience. My experience is a broad range of areas from; magazine writing, marketing/PR, tutoring, proofreading, editing, English composition, entertainment, reviews, training materials, newsletters and blogging.


    I write stand-up, sketch comedy, jokes, and satire. I've published three books: two atheist books and one volume of over 130 satirical articles. I have written for the Modesto Atheism Examiner for over three years.


    I am a business representative. I write different blogs, reports and statuses for the company. I also help people with work and their benefits. Also, I set up web pages. So, I'm a very skilled and passionate writer.


    I am an administrative assistant, technical writer, document control, reception, marketing, document writing, editing and formatting as well.

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