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 Heller Breene, Cipriani Kremer Design and Arnold Worldwide. 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) Diversity Fellow, supporting a number of Social Equity and Inclusion initiatives at RISD. Her contributions include developing collateral 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.
Janette is a graduate from the Rhode Island School of Design and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. Janette hit the ground running at Favor and has been a major contributor ever since. Her design contributions for FAVOR range from print, web development and pre-production for clients such as, Harvard University, RISD and Banneker Industries. Janette is a wife, mother and an active leader at The Chinese Christian Church of Rhode Island. She is fluent in Chinese and English.
Iraci is a creative and an analytical thinker who provides project management leadership on design and web based projects. FAVOR clients ranging from: Harvard Medical School, CUPA, and to the Rhode Island School of Design. She works with clients, vendors and design teams to ensure successful results from project initiation to its completion. Her ability to connect and engage clients, builds strong business relationships that foster longevity.