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The Story Behind The Rebrand

Apr 23 2019

The Story Behind The Rebrand

If you’ve been following Upswept Creative for some time, you’ve likely noticed things look a bit different these days. Don’t fret – our purpose and mission haven’t changed; just our brand identity! Let’s be real, though: it’s not just a brand identity. It’s a first impression, an aesthetic, a mood, a visual representation of what […]

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Jan 19 2016

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 […]

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Jul 14 2015

Planning and Standing Out for Business Success

If you run a small business in the crowded Portland market, standing out from the crowd is an important aspect of your business success! Making sure the public knows about the amazing services you provide or goods you make is an important part of making your business dreams happen. Here are some things to consider when planning […]

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Kimberlee working in the studio
May 19 2015

Catching up with jewelry designer Fresh Tangerine

It’s been a busy Portland May, but we’re excited we got a chance to catch up with our friend Kimberlee Kogane at Fresh Tangerine! Fresh Tangerine makes beautiful handmade jewelry with a Pacific-NW-inspired feel, and has grown from a one-woman show to a team of makers. We were fortunate enough to connect with Kimberlee and get to […]

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Conference Sticker from ACT-W
Apr 22 2015

Upswept Creative at the ACT-W Conference in Portland!

Last weekend, we had the awesome opportunity to attend the ACT-W (Advancing the Careers of Technical Women)  conference in Portland and we had a great time! As I wrote about fairly recently, the gender gap in tech is pervasive, and ACT-W is doing its part to help support women entering into and working in tech […]

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Jul 30 2014

Doing It! PDX Fat Fashion Collective

Summer in Portland brings us some of the most awesome fashion runways this town has to offer, and we’re pleased as punch to be trusted photographers for some high-profile shows! One of our proudest fashion photography bookings this summer has been shooting the runway for Summer Strut, a fashion show produced by the PDX Fat Fashion […]

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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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Nov 21 2013

Doing It!: Little Boxes

We love seeing people grow and prosper, so every so often, we’ll highlight people who inspire us. We couldn’t be more excited to kick off our Doing It! series with Portland’s independent shopping movement, Little Boxes. Little Boxes is Portland’s response to Black Friday: instead of braving the big-box mega-stores, Little Boxes unites local, independent […]

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