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DWP: Fueling a Design Focused Ambition

May 19, 2017 - culture

It seems that as each year goes by, Design Week Portland gets a little more ambitious. Around 300 events took place across the Portland metropolitan area drawing thousands of bright-eyed design fanatics. With all the lec...

The Art of Creating Your Own Tool (Pt. 1)

Mar 17, 2017 - behind the scenes

To get to where you want to be, sometimes you have to build your own bridges. In 1937, Walt Disney wanted to find a way to progress animation. He rose to success with his lovable characters but success wasn’t enough. H...

You thought last year was disruptive?

Jan 06, 2017 - culture

You thought last year was disruptive? Here are 3 items to look at for your business in 2017. If anything, the last quarter of 2016 has proven that everything is possible. As we watched the year spiral out of control, we...

What’s Your Superpower?

Nov 14, 2016 - culture

Remember those dreaded group projects in college? The ones where after it was all over you’d sarcastically remark that when you die, you’d like your group mates to lower you into your grave so that they can let you d...

Confessions Of An Entrepreneur

Sep 13, 2016 - adventures / culture

Portland is fortunate to have some of the best coffee in the world. It’s comforting to know that when the time calls, a rich sumatra roast is never difficult to locate. However, when Portland native anthropology studen...

An Open Mind + Commitment = Crazy Stuff

Aug 06, 2016 - adventures

Let’s start off by stating the obvious: opportunities work in mysterious ways. However, a very real question a lot of us often ask is how do you see opportunity when it is right in front of you? It’s very common to h...

Bringing Ideas To Life

Jun 30, 2016 - culture

If you consider yourself a creative person then you know how rewarding it is to see your ideas and your moments of inspiration actually become something. Portland Creatives was originally just an idea and like many ideas...

CreativeMornings & the Art of Active Listening

Jun 10, 2016 - culture

There is something about the morning that seems to draw out creativity. Renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright seemed to do everything but drafting during the day. He lectured students, took phone calls, and wrote letters...

1% Idea, 99% Action

May 17, 2016 - adventures

There is something special about humans gathering together. Even more special when it is from all parts of the world. You see, last week I had an opportunity to join 99u at Lincoln Center within the energetic streets of ...

I Met TED in Portland

Apr 20, 2016 - adventures

TED was an acquaintance of mine.  I had brushed past him a few times online. Friends would share his videos – Steve Jobs, Tony Robbins, Sheryl Sandberg and other business giants sharing their insights – always inter...

New year. New website.

Feb 17, 2016 - culture

With 2016 now in full swing, we are very excited to start this year off by announcing our new website. It is always exciting for something new, but what does a new website really mean? A new vision? A new team? A reevalu...

Comfort…

Jan 22, 2016 - culture

Comfort… It feels good. That’s the problem.  There is something interesting about being desperate. You know, being in that mode where nothing else really matters, where a wicked hunger deep within you drives you...

Portland Creatives: Original Series

Dec 14, 2015 - events

ORIGINAL SERIES COMING THIS JANUARY. Portland is a unique city. It’s taken that pioneering spirit which the Pacific Northwest is known for, and has directed it towards reaching new heights in the creative output. E...

Small Agency

Nov 19, 2015 - culture

As the proverb goes, “good things come in small packages”. This rings true for the many small advertising agencies out there doing compelling and effective work. The ideal agency has the flexibility, persona, and cre...

Impress Yourself. Get Hip

Video | Jul 28, 2015 - events

“Impress Yourself. Get Hip.” TV Commercial Hip Furniture. You are an individual. You are a path forger and an idea maker. You are a dreamer and you are an artist. You are unique and your space should express that. HI...