Rebecca Shapiro is an award winning artist based in Portland Oregon. She recently gave a TED X talk at University of Portland and the art for the talk is now featured at the Portland International Airport. Knowing that people viewing her work at the airport would be likely to visit her site from a phone, she needed a site that would be very mobile friendly. The site is built on a WordPress platform so not only is it beautiful but it’s very easy for her to manage.
The Jupiter Hotel is a well established ‘hipster’ hotel in Portland Oregon. They pride themselves in offering the quintessential Portland experience to travelers, a big part of which is to act as a concierge to a wide variety of happenings in town. To further this travel guide status we created this online magazine/resource. JupiterPDX contains regularly updated info about Portland food, music, drink, fashion, and events. Every month the Jupiter Hotel eblast connects subscribers to a new slew of articles about what’s happening during the upcoming month. The hope is to extend the article coverage to local businesses and writers to create a truly Portland resource for anyone visiting the city.
David Poulshock is an award winning film maker and screen writer. He wanted a site where agents and producers could easily view his films and see his screenplays. But he also wanted to capture the feel for his style right away so agents would be curious enough to take the time to watch his material. We used provocative full screen images in a slide show as the landing page so that the viewer is drawn in right away. In this industry state of the art is paramount, so the site functions beautifully across all platforms.
Your logo is the face of your brand. It shows the world about the personality of your business which helps people to identify that your brand has what they are looking for. Typically a great logo takes time to create. It requires thorough consideration about the essence of what you (the client) want to communicate as well as a good sense of the audience you’re trying to reach. It’s one of the best investments you can make toward the success of your enterprise.
I worked as the in house designer at Owen Roe Winery for several years. During that time I designed everything from newsletters, to wine labels, to case packaging and a website. One of the wines I was lucky to design a label for, the Chapel Block Syrah, received an unprecedented 97 point score and was featured in Wine Spectator. The winery owner and master mind, David O’Reilly, has great brand vision and a natural sense for marketing strategy. It was truly an honor to and an amazing learning experience to work with him.
Joe Sterling is a man dedicated (with a capitol D) to the art of beautiful food. It was hard to find time to meet with him because his business is absolutely off the hook and in very high demand. Not surprising. He uses only the finest local and organic (when possible) ingredients for his catering and his cookies. OMG his cookies…The site features an online shop where retail and wholesale clients can order his fabulous cookies. Let your belt out a notch, it’s worth it.
It’s pretty amazing to think that the founder of Green Food Nation is only 17 years old. Collin Styring is one those awe inspiring kids of our age that are getting involved and making things happen. With a little help from his parents he started Green Food Nation, a non-profit organization based in Oregon which builds solar panel energy for food banks. This allows the food banks to fuel their facilities and it provides steady revenue from the excess energy created and stored which can be sold back to PGE. It’s a WordPress site so it’s super easy for Collin to manage, and it allows patrons to donate online to the cause. I’m so pleased to bring him one step closer to helping end hunger in Oregon with this website.
Every month the Jupiter Hotel dazzles it’s mailing list of 25,000 with fun and informative email blasts. I create the graphics for these. Here are are pieces from a recent blast built around the FEAST foodie event.
When Scene Marketing approached me to do the branding for their NW Japanese food, beverage, and culture event I was thrilled. I created all of the graphics for this unique festival debut. From the logo, to advertising, website, event signage, and social media graphics. The theme we chose for the event map was based on the Tokyo subway system. Each booth and every area was labeled with sign that mimicked a station along each of the 5 routes. More than 700 people attended the sold out event and it was an incredible success.
The winery facility for Dumas Station is housed in a building that served as a train station circa 1860′s just outside Walla Walla Washington. Owners Jay and Doug wanted to capture this historic, traditional feel in their branding. We started with the logo which is a silhouette of two men on an old train pushcart. Except here they are pumping a wine press. Then we found aged photos of trains and folks working on trains for the labels. On the website/Shop we framed the photos with antique snapshot borders. Well it all seems to be working, the brand is flourishing with a recent feature article in Wine Spectator in the Fall of 2012 and countless 90+ scores.