Clients & Testimonials

Valerie Murray

Executive Assistant, Human Capital Department

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

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. I would use JD again for future events and highly recommend him to others.

Tracey Cruz

Sr. Executive Assistant

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!

Diane Bradford

Communications and PR Manager

JD Smith 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.

Paul Ellis

Past Chair

His engaging personality, spark and easy going style stood out amongst many members – 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!

Eron Hayes

CEO & Creative Director of Hazy Magic

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 business, and change the culture of body care.

David Hamilton

Designated Broker

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.

Tina Tang

Owner & Professional Photographer

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.

Jennifer Goodhart

Communications Coordinator

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.

JD also became a friend though the process. He really cares about this clients’ projects and delivers impressive and impactful end products. We look forward to working with JD more in the future.”

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