I can safely say that my involvement with the PGC3 was sparked by my passion for web design and making things look awesome online: basically, while working with my noble compatriot Kenna of GeekPortland on fancying up her Portland geek events calendar, I took a peek at the Portland Geek Council of Commerce and Culture’s […]
Portland Professional Photographer | Goodbye to 2011!
The last weeks of 2011 were busy ones, both for photoshoots and for holiday celebrations! I have to admit, I’ve been a bit of a shut-in these first couple of weeks of 2012, but a lot has happened, and I’m optimistic about the year to come, and all of the design, web site, and photography […]
Portland fashion photographer – Fresh Tangerine Holiday Collection
Working with a fantastic team is critical to awesome fashion photography, and having gorgeous jewelry to highlight certainly helps! I had the pleasure of reuniting with Kimberlee of Fresh Tangerine, to shoot and also design a lookbook for her Holiday 2011 collection, with some super-talented ladies lending their style expertise! She’s been inspired to create […]
Portland fashion photography | First Friday returns for the holidays!
First Friday is back at Upswept Creative, with a special holiday edition! We had a fun evening at my October First Friday open studio event, so we’re doing it again! This time, we’re kicking off the holidays featuring several fantastic Portland creatives: new jewelry from the Fresh Tangerine Holiday 2011 collection collaborative holiday arrangements by […]
Portland web design | Portland print design | A Bowlful of Heart Pet Food Drive!
This flyer design project was so exciting that it was hard for me to keep from announcing it right away, and Alyson of Clair Vintage Inspired felt the same way, but now we can both spread the word: we’re joining forces and reviving her pet food drive for a second year! We’ll be collecting donations […]
Portland web design | How does color affect your branding?
I’ve been a graphic designer and web designer for quite a few years, so I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about color. I recently helped present at a workshop about marketing–hosted by MercyCorps Northwest in downtown Portland–and one of the questions we were asked was, “does the psychology of color matter when designing your […]
Portland logo design | Portland web site design | Books Make It Better
The Christmas shopping and decor is already hitting stores, but I’d rather call this the season for helping out a good cause. When Jen Barth at Big Small Brands asked me about creating a custom logo design for her upcoming nationwide campaign, I dove into Adobe Illustrator, and came out a few hours later with […]
Portland Beauty Photography | Portland Spa Services Photography | Lashes by Nadia
Doing professional photography of Portland’s most excellent services can be pretty eye-opening–I get a behind-the-scenes look at the painstaking time, care, and detail that goes into what local professionals do in their work. I recently got to work with professional makeup artist and licensed esthetician, Nadia, on photos of her ever-expanding services for Threading and […]
Portland Web Design | Custom Web Site Design | Bridgetown Brawl
I love getting inspired by custom web site design, and when the inspiration is one of my favorite things ever–namely, roller derby–I’m basically dancing a jig. If you’ve been watching my Twitter feed over the past few weeks, then you know that Portland’s Rose City Rollers are hosting this year’s WFTDA West Region Playoffs, otherwise […]