Last weekend, we had the awesome opportunity to attend the ACT-W (Advancing the Careers of Technical Women) conference in Portland and we had a great time! As I wrote about fairly recently, the gender gap in tech is pervasive, and ACT-W is doing its part to help support women entering into and working in tech […]
Lessons from the Lesbians Who Tech Summit!
If you are a woman in the tech industry and feel your most recent Portland tech conference was mostly populated by white, 25-35 year old men, you wouldn’t be incorrect. A recent survey by Bloomberg shows that silicone valley big hitters such as Facebook, Google, Apple and Twitter are all failing to get above the […]
Saddling Up for a Fun Social Media Campaign
We launched a five-day social media campaign last week, and we had some, ahem, unique personalities stopping by the studio to be a part of it, earlier in the month. We’re sponsoring the High Rollers in their 2015 roller derby season, and this past weekend, they threw The High Rollers Showdown Throwdown, a fundraiser party to support the […]
Show Why You Love Local, and Win!
We love local makers, and we love that the holidays give us even more opportunities to Shop Local. We want to get YOU in on the action, with our #UpsweptLovesLocal social media contest! How To Play: while you’re shopping for the holiday, share your snapshots of why you love Local–it could be a product you adore, […]
Give Shelter Pets “A Bowlful of Heart” This Holiday
We’re lucky to be connected with wonderful people who love to give, and we’re thrilled to be reviving A Bowlful of Heart pet food drive for the 2014 holiday season! We first teamed up with Alyson Clair of Clair Vintage Inspired in 2011, to work together with Portland businesses and collect pet food donations. Thanks to their help (and […]
October Open House with Design Week PDX!
Our next Open Studio event celebrates three years of branding and design magic at Upswept, and we’ll be opening our doors as part of Design Week Portland‘s impressive array of events! We had a great time at our Design Week Portland event last year, and we’re super-excited to share what we’ve been doing in 2014! This night’s […]
Doing It! PDX Fat Fashion Collective
Summer in Portland brings us some of the most awesome fashion runways this town has to offer, and we’re pleased as punch to be trusted photographers for some high-profile shows! One of our proudest fashion photography bookings this summer has been shooting the runway for Summer Strut, a fashion show produced by the PDX Fat Fashion […]
Portland fashion photography: Summer Runways!
We love keeping up with Portland fashion, so we’re excited to be flexing our photography muscles at not one, but TWO fashion events this month! Some of our favorite Portland fashion designers will be showing some fresh collections on the summer runway, and it’s going to be a good time for all. First up is […]
First Thursday returns in August!
Hooray! Our First Thursday Open Studio parties return to Upswept Creative in August! Come visit us and enjoy beautiful wearable designs and visual art. This month, we’re featuring a fashion trunk show by Hubris Apparel, including all-new garments for Fall/Winter 2014. STAY TUNED: we’ll be announcing more awesome makers for our August lineup soon! New photos […]
Mag-Big at The Portland Mercury’s Open Season
The Portland Mercury’s Open Season series of fashion runway shows made the perfect excuse to check in on some of Portland’s upcoming fashions for 2014. I stopped by Mississippi Studios earlier this week to scope out the new house line from Mag-Big. I’ve been a big fan of Cassie Ridgway and Mag-Big since the early days of her […]