Our passion is to reach businesses, institutions, and communities locally and globally.
Our foundation of experience in design allows us to deliver an array of strategic and creative solutions to a diverse range of clients. From working on integrated brand assignments for large and small businesses to consulting with 
in-house design and advertising teams, we deliver solutions that are highly effective towards the betterment of each client and the vast communities they serve.







Rene Watkins Payne

Rene is the founder and director of FAVOR. She has worked in the field of design for over 25 years holding creative and executive positions at leading advertising in-house design groups, including Arnold Worldwide, Cipriani Kremer Design and Heller Breene. Her experience and work in multidisciplinary areas, include Corporate Identity, Brand Identity, and Marketing Communication Strategy. She has helped a range of clients from community organizations to Fortune 500 companies present messaging that is compelling and highly effective. Rene is the recipient of numerous design awards. Her gift as a designer and creative director, is the ability to listen to her clients and interpret their vision in ways that are strategically sound and emotionally powerful.

Currently, Rene is a Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Social Equity & Inclusion Fellow, supporting a number of initiatives at RISD. Her contributions include: designing and directing for the Martin Luther King Jr. series, designing the RISDiversity Community Narratives book and Abled Differently exhibit and website. Over the past two years Rene has taught the RISD Wintersession course, Art for Social Change.




Key contributors

Janette Chi Senior Designer

Jose Cintron Senior Designer

Iraci DeBrito Project Manager

Bill Bowles Web Developer

Jada Akoto Student Intern



We do

  • Creative Direction

  • Brand Identity

  • Copywriting

  • Positioning

  • Book Design

  • Graphic Design

  • Packaging

  • Interactive Design

  • Product Design

  • Typography

  • Editorial

  • Environmental 

  • Signage

  • Art Direction

  • Photography

  • Illustration

  • Film/Video

  • Production


We create