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Nov 28 2011

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 […]

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Nov 22 2011

Portland web design | WordPress web design | A little guide to Twitter shorthand

They say social networking is becoming more and more important when it comes to sharing your brand, but it’s not always obvious how you’d actually, y’know, go about doing that. Not to mention, it can be tough to say what you want to say in 140 characters or less. Fortunately, the shared Internet brain has […]

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Nov 21 2011

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 […]

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Nov 18 2011

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 […]

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Nov 14 2011

Portland professional photography | Portland fashion photography | Introducing: Photoshoot Flex Time!

Sometimes it’s hard to plan ahead when you’re running your own business, and doing a photoshoot can take a lot of advance planning. You have to gather all of your garments, products, and people, coordinate hair and makeup or photoshoot stylists, estimate how much time you’ll need, and most importantly, pull together the budget to […]

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Nov 10 2011

Portland graphic design | Rose City Rollers go to WFTDA Championships!

What do we want? JUSTICE! That’s especially true this weekend, because omjesus, it’s WFTDA Championships in Denver. I’m one of the sad, sad people who doesn’t get to see it in person, but I’ll be transforming into a rabid fangirl, “checking my scores” at the brunch table, and (gasp!) WATCHING SPORTS IN A BAR. I […]

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Nov 02 2011

Portland web design | WordPress web site design | Four Things You Should Know Before Building Your Web Site

Your web site is one of the most important parts of running your own business, and a good web designer will know how to help you build it. But, when you add something new to fancy up your business, you usually have a plan, right? Your web site is one of the most important investments […]

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Sep 23 2011

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 […]

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