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Category: Design

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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Portland logo design for branding
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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Jul 28 2013

Fashion, Jewelry, and Art | August First Thursday

Yeah, it still feels like Summer, but get a peek at what’s coming for Fall at August First Thursday in Old Town! This month, we’re featuring fashion by Carolyn Hart Designs. She’ll be showing and selling some brand-spankin’-new pieces from her Fall/Winter 2013 collection. Also joining us is jewelry designs by Cobracult– pieces inspired by […]

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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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May 03 2013

Portland graphic design | Facebook Changes and a Facebook Design Special!

If Facebook is a big part of your online marketing plan–and it should be!–here’s your heads-up: Facebook is dramatically redesigning their News Feed, and that means updating your pages to keep up! Read on for tips to guide you towards getting your Facebook graphics up-to-speed. OR, if you need some professional help with your Facebook […]

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Mar 02 2013

Portland Fashion Photographer | First Thursday featuring Waterspell Jewelry

Join us in March for a nature-inspired First Thursday in Old Town! This month, we’re featuring lovely handmade jewelry by Janet Neuman of Waterspell Jewelry! She’ll be showing pieces from several different nature-inspired collections she’s created. Also joining us is designer and wardrobe stylist Bonnie Thor Kornahrens. She’ll be showing her own garments, as well […]

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Feb 05 2013

Portland Professional Photography | First Thursday featuring VK Designs!

Now that we’re all settled-in at my new Portland professional Photography studio, we’re opening it to you for First Thursday in Old Town! This is the first of what I hope will be many First Thursday openings in our new neighborhood, and I’ll be showcasing the new space, new photos, a cool new window display. […]

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Jan 25 2013

Portland Web Design | On the Rose City Rollers redesign and Finding creative release

It’s been a big-deal month for me, both in Portland web design and Portland roller derby! A week-or-so ago, I played in my first derby bout as a High Roller, at Rose City Rollers’ Season 8 Opener, and I had a fantastic time doing it. And, a mere week before that, I unleashed a brand […]

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