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Category: Design

Jan 28 2015

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 […]

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Sep 29 2014

Ello and How to Make Your Web Site Experience Easier

“This UI is bonkers. I tried to post an image…it was not successful.” “I know this is beta, but it seems really clunky.” “I can’t find anything on this thing!” If you’ve been on Ello, you’ve probably noticed that, well, it’s not exactly easy to find things. We’re not talking about obscure user settings, either–we’re talking about […]

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Jul 07 2014

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 […]

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Silver Lining Productions logo design Portland Oregon
May 29 2014

Doing It! The Silver Lining in producing apparel locally

“Where is your shirt made?” A lot of us probably don’t know the answer to that question, and too often, the answer is, “not in the U.S.A.” We recently worked with Silver Lining Productions on creating the perfect logo design for their business: garment manufacturing for clothing designers! As we worked with them, we really got to the […]

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Portland branding designer - Portland fashion photographer - Sarah Giffrow of Upswept Creative
May 23 2014

Branding designer in the Portland Mercury

Upswept Creative was profiled by the Portland Mercury earlier this week, and we couldn’t be more flattered!  Take a look at their write-up, and get a peek behind-the-scenes at Upswept–the article hints at some changes that we’ll be telling you about soon. And, branding designer ninja and Benevolent Overlord Sarah even makes a rare appearance in front […]

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Apr 30 2014

Brand Means Knowing Who You Are and What You Want

We’ve been doing interviews for our next Project Manager recently, and whenever we do that, it’s always a little bit of a learning experience for me. Part of the process is sharing what we’re looking for, and what Upswept is all about, and I always end up spending some time thinking about that and re-evaluating […]

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Mar 27 2014

Your Brand is Something to Lean Against

Branding is an important part of running your own business, but it’s hard to do when you’re first starting out. Your vision might not be 100% in-place, but don’t let yourself believe that you’re “not big enough” to build an effective brand! There are plenty of reasons to start putting the pieces of your brand together […]

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Feb 19 2014

Branding design for the WedBrilliant web site

Branding for the wedding industry isn’t exactly new territory for us at Upswept. In my earlier days as a photographer, I photographed quite a few weddings, so I got a taste of the industry, worked some vendor events, encountered more than a few wedding brands and pinboards, and learned just how much planning, energy, and sentiment […]

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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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