Puentes de Salud

Fred and Merrell are an amazing team. They have the expertise to handle every step of the process—from developing the ideas and the vision, to creating and launching the Web site. They helped us develop a site that truly reflects our core values and represents our work in a very compelling way. We have received overwhelmingly positive feedback from everyone, including our own staff, other nonprofit organizations and funders. Fred and Merrell each bring unique skills to their work and have a very organized approach to using those skills. Beyond their creative and technical skills, Fred and Merrell are wonderful people who made the project a very enjoyable one from start to finish. We developed a strong working relationship, which continues. I recommend their work in the highest possible manner.

Matthew O'Brien, M.D.
Co-founder, Medical Director
Puentes de Salud

Baker Creative

Fred Yavorsky, now a partner at Twist Communications, has been assisting Baker Creative with our marketing for nearly our entire 22 years in business, helping us stand out with the most sophisticated and compelling communications in our market. As a landscape design company, we consider it critical that our marketing materials offer an aesthetic appeal that appropriately reflects our work. Fred has consistently ensured this—in our brochures, advertising, e-mail marketing and Web site—evolving with our company and with technology, and recently providing highly effective search optimization on our Web site.

Dina Baker
Vice President
Baker Creative, Inc.


Bridging the Gaps & FOCUS Programs

We have worked with Twist for the past five years and continue to be impressed not only with their product but also with their professionalism and extraordinary competence. They have worked on diverse projects for us ranging from Web site development for two distinctly different programs (one School of Medicine and one multi-institutional) to annual reports, invitations and brochures. On every job with us, they have met all deadlines; been flexible with the moving targets of active programs; and have exceeded our expectations with the every project. Twist has offered us creative, aesthetic and outstanding work that is continually admired by others. In addition to their exceptional work, we have found working with both of them is a continuing pleasure!

Lucy Wolf Tuton, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Bridging the Gaps
Director of Professional Development,
FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women
University of Pennsylvania

Capital Project Management, Inc.

Twist provided CPMI with superior service in the redesign of our Web site. Their attention to detail and responsiveness to our requests made the process seamless. We especially appreciated their creative approach and expertise in the area of navigation, organization and design.

Michael D'Onofrio
Capital Project Management, Inc.


Equality Forum

For the past seven years, Equality Forum has retained the services of Twist Communications to be our graphic consultant, including more recently to oversee the redesign of our Web sites. Equality Forum has high regard for the professionalism, quality of advice, attention to detail, responsiveness and collegiality of Twist Communications and its principals Fred Yavorsky and Merrell McGuire. They provide direction in strategy and organization in our promotion and Web sites. They adhere to goals and deadlines. We recommend Twist Communications without reservation.

Malcolm Lazin
Executive Director
Equality Forum

Friends Life Care

The Web site Twist built for Friends Life Care is absolutely everything and more than we dreamed. We totally love it! Fred and Merrell are a pleasure to work with. They grasped our business so quickly and are able to communicate in words and design so clearly what we offer. I am thrilled with the activity on the site. We've received lots of favorable comments.

Catherine Raines
Former Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Friends Life Care

A Twist client since 2007, Friends Life Care is a nonprofit Quaker-based organization that provides long-term-care and integrated wellness plans for enrolled members who wish to remain at home and independent as they age. Twist designed and maintains the company's Web site and helps Friends Life Care create and communicate its messages through direct mail, sales presentations, ads and other vehicles. In 2009, Twist helped Friends Life Care launch a new corporate identity program, creating the company's next-generation logo, tagline, corporate signage, display and admin materials.

GLBT History Month

I have been working with Twist Communications on our Web site design and content for the last few years. I can honestly say I wouldn't want to work with anyone else. What Fred and Merrell bring to the table is the whole package—attention to detail, an eye on the big picture and a keen understanding of our brand and what our organization is all about. They offer creative problem solving, innovative designs, and go the extra mile to satisfy the client—no matter what it takes. Our GLBT History Month Web site not only looks inviting and pleasing to the eye, it is designed with the end user in mind. From 2008 to 2009, our Web traffic on the site increased 800%. We are now averaging more than two million hits per month. I know this is partially due to the content Equality Forum creates, but it's Twist that makes our content available online in such a user-friendly, attractive package.

Chip Alfred
Communications Director
Equality Forum


Twist was integral from day one in designing our company's logo and commercial Web site. With over 20 years of experience in marketing communications, as well as state-of-the-science technological savvy, Twist worked seamlessly with HealthForumOnline to position and launch our online business, create our direct mail campaigns and e-mail blasts, develop all our other marketing materials, and maintain our Web site; elements that are so important to our business.

Laura Stanton, Ph.D.
Co-founder and Associate Director,
Continuing Education Program

HealthForumOnline offers Internet-based continuing education courses for psychologists, counselors, social workers and nurses. Licensed health professionals may take theory- and evidence-based courses at their own pace, anywhere they have Internet access, and print their own CE certificates directly from the Web site.

Penn Medicine Alumni

Working with Twist was awesome. Fred and Merrell helped to keep our project on track and on time, and our alumni are more than happy with the result. Fred's ideas on site design were great—he came up with nice menus, stylish photo galleries, and an overall aesthetically pleasing site. Merrell was able to work her magic to make the content I sent her read smoothly and in a Web-friendly format. Overall, they were incredibly helpful and instrumental in allowing Penn Medicine Alumni to have a site that reflects our enthusiasm toward our constituents.

Johanna Reilly
Associate Director, Alumni Outreach and Reunions
University of Pennsylvania

Penn Medicine Planned Giving

Building a new Web site from scratch was not a project I looked forward to undertaking. Fortunately, I found Twist to take on this task and guide me through the process. Merrell and Fred are professional, responsive, thorough, and perfect at keeping the project (and me) on task. They are creative; they are problem-solvers. Most important, they made the project easy for me.

Christine S. Ewan, J.D.
Senior Director, Planned Giving
Penn Medicine
University of Pennsylvania