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Photo Shoot with Portland Men’s Roller Derby

Jan 23 2014

Photo Shoot with Portland Men’s Roller Derby

Team Upswept recently tackled the not-to-be-trifled-with task of shooting a 12-month calendar: we were brought in by Portland’s very own men’s (yes, men!) roller derby all-star travel team, the Bridgetown Menace, to collaborate with them on their 2014 fundraiser. Each page stars a member of their skating roster, and the guys brought their beards, biceps, and […]

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Jan 08 2014

Is Your Old Branding Design Right for a New Year?

We’re just a few days into 2014, and you’re probably dreaming up some grand designs for what you want to accomplish in the new year. It’s a time for changes, but while you’re thinking of new ideas, you might want to take a look at your brand. Does your branding fit where you’re going, or […]

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Dec 31 2013

Looking back at 2013! Upswept Creative’s Year in Review

It’s been a memorable year in a lot of ways! It feels like it’d be near-impossible to mention all of it, but we’ve had some fun, made a lot of pretty, and made some memories. In with the New in Old Town We opened 2013 settling into our new space on NW Couch St. in […]

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Dec 11 2013

Fashion photographer for Portland Hairstylists Studio Luxe

Being a Portland fashion photographer isn’t just about clothes: it takes a team of experts to take a look from being “just clothes” to simply amazing. The awesome stylists at Studio Luxe Hair & Skin Spa in Portland know just how much goes into making the perfect look–they give real people wonderful new looks every […]

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Nov 18 2013

Does Your Brand Design Make You Feel Something?

More than anything, your brand should create a feeling. Whether it’s a sense of whimsy or lightness, bold confidence, trust and wisdom, your brand should make you, and your audience, feel something. That feeling is what makes your audience want what you have to offer. When you’re rebranding or building a new brand, make sure […]

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Nov 11 2013

Brand development: Are you a Maker, a Giver, or a Guide?

When you dig into brand development, you need to know as much about yourself as you do about your audience! Getting in touch with who you are as a business can give you some important clues about what matters most in your branding. I know that every one of you has a unique story–it’s my job […]

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Aug 15 2013

Awesome Client DO: Three Ways to Communicate With Your Web Designer When Things Go Wrong

You have an awesome business, and you’ve found an awesome designer to help bring your web site vision to life. That’s not the end of the process, though–building a web site takes more than just waving a magic wand, and you might see the occasional strange quirk along the way. A good client knows to […]

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May 23 2013

3 Reasons to Let Your Personal Self Shine in Your Business Brand | Portland branding design

A huge piece of branding design, for me, is getting to know the client I’m working with. I don’t just mean getting to know their business, either–I mean getting to know them personally. Small businesses and solopreneurs are becoming more and more prominent, and those extra personal touches can be a huge advantage for smaller […]

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