Talented massage therapist Valerie Bryan has been healing with hands for more than a decade. After bouncing around the country and the world, practicing her art/science, she finally planted herself her in Portland to open Verve Bodywork. Her style is clean and fresh. Like a warm gentle breeze, her studio space is spare but each chair, flower or print on the wall is very thoroughly considered. The brand I created for her mirrors this minimal, modern style. The site includes online booking and gift certificate e-commerce.
As a designer, it’s a dream come true when you get to create for a product, service or artist you already love. This was the case for me when Denise Burchard requested my services for the Portland franchise of Bar Method. As an avid practitioner of Bar Method, and one of the many happy clients brimming with enthusiasm for the Portland studio, it’s a joy to help spread the word, and keep the image looking beautiful.
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.
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.
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 ambassador of your brand to the world. In a blink, it should be recognized by the people who are looking for what you’re offering. It makes sense then, that to make an effective logo you have to be clear about what it is you have, and understand who wants it.
I spend time helping clients get clear on these fundamentals before I start sketching designs. This predesign work does take time but there’s no doubt that it’s one of the best investments you can make toward the success of your brand.
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.
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.