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Local Business Spotlight: Tori Tissell

Tori in her home workshop cutting material for a scarf.
Jun 22 2017

Local Business Spotlight: Tori Tissell

Tori Tissell, founding owner of Storiarts, maker of literary soft goods, has the kind of internet success story that entrepreneurial dreams are made of. It started with a personal project. For holiday gifts in 2011, Tori created her first run of book scarves — an excerpt from Pride and Prejudice silkscreened onto a square of […]

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Jul 13 2016

The Hard-To-Spot Problem in Your Photos That Could Cost You–and How To Fix It

Being an online seller is already a lot of work, even when your customers are happy. Your day-to-day hustle can turn into a huge headache when your customers get a product that isn’t what they expected–or worse yet, if they aren’t buying at all! What’s the one hard-to-see thing that can save you from that headache? […]

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Pre-Order Product Photos Made Simple via IndieGoGo
Jul 06 2016

Take Better Product Photos and Make More Sales

Can Better Product Photos Help You Make The Sale? You have a killer product, and you know how much time and sweat you put into making it just right. But, making your product amazing is only part of the battle. Showing off your products with beautiful, high-quality photos can also make the difference between getting that […]

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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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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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Jul 11 2014

Portland fashion photography: Summer Runways!

We love keeping up with Portland fashion, so we’re excited to be flexing our photography muscles at not one, but TWO fashion events this month! Some of our favorite Portland fashion designers will be showing some fresh collections on the summer runway, and it’s going to be a good time for all. First up is […]

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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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Jun 13 2014

Photography for Hubris Apparel Summer 2014

Shooting a Portland fashion photograph is the most fun when it’s about storytelling. Branding is about the story you tell, and in the fashion and apparel world, telling a story and creating a feeling is even more critical to the photos we create. We don’t necessarily want to be super-literal in the story we tell, but […]

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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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