Can Better Product Photos Help You Make The Sale? You have a killer product, and you know how much time and sweat you put into making it just right. But, making your product amazing is only part of the battle. Showing off your products with beautiful, high-quality photos can also make the difference between getting that […]
All Work and No Play Makes Dull Creative Work!
It’s all too easy to get stuck in work mode. Working long hours, rushing to the gym, then going home to eat something and fall asleep. Only to wake up early and do it all again. But as a creative agency–or any type of business, really!–it’s important for us to remember take play breaks. Design […]
Bringing strong brand to web design for Random Order Pie Bar
When a once-humble pie shop gains a worldwide audience, a lot of eyes will suddenly be looking for it, especially on the internet–a lot of business dream of that level of fame, but not all of them are ready for it! It’s easy for a potential new fan to see you in a magazine or on TV, pull out […]
This Weekend! Photobooth at Valentine’s popUP!
Come see us at the Valentine’s popUP event, and get in on our festive and fun photobooth for Valentine’s weekend! Stop by on Friday for the kick-off cocktail party, or visit us over the weekend and browse some super-amazing locally-made goods. Pick up something special for your sweetie or yourself, or share the experience with someone […]
A Pie-Filled Peek at Smarsh Week 2016
We were pretty pleased to return for Smarsh Week this year, to capture some of the happenings during their activity-filled multi-day event! Employees from the many global offices of this tech company converge in Portland every year, to engage in a variety of events and mixers in and around their Downtown PDX headquarters. A special treat on […]
On Keeping Projects Moving and Shifting Gears: an interview with Kelley “Frisky Sour” Gardiner
Writing a book is no small undertaking, and neither is being a parent. Kelley “Frisky Sour” Gardiner didn’t shy away from either of those things, though–she resolved to write and edit her first book throughout her pregnancy, and publish it before her little one’s due date! Now, she’s created Roller Derby for Beginners, a definitive roller derby resource book […]
Photos from 2015 Swashbuckler’s Ball
Photos from the 2015 Swashbuckler’s Ball are now online! Did you see us in action at the Swashbuckler’s Ball? We were happy to return for another year to capture this “grand night out for pirates, buccaneers and nautical miscreants of all stripes,” and now have candid event photos from the event online! You can take a […]
Are You Our Next Project Management Ninja?
UPDATE: this position is CLOSED! We’ve found our new team member, but we appreciate hearing from you! We’re looking for someone who’s interested in project management for the creative industry, particularly in the area of branding and web design. It’s currently a part-time role, but it’s growing into a larger time commitment–the more you bring to […]
Maker Faire PDX: Making it More Super!
“Hi! Do you want to become a superhero?” “…YES!” “Well, come on in, and we’ll get you started!” Maker Faire PDX was a blast this year, and I was so excited that Upswept Creative could be a part of it. I’d wandered around the event last year as an attendee and loved seeing all the amazing […]
Why Your Corporate Headshots Suck–And How To Fix It
“Is that really what I look like?” “I can’t believe I’m stuck with this. I look so tired and miserable.” “I’m just not photogenic at all.” I had a photo like that, at one of my first jobs. Someone at the office whom I barely knew quickly grabbed a point-and-shoot, and before I knew what […]