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Open Source Bridge Day 1: Everyone In Tech Matters

Kronda Adair opened the Open Source Bridge conference by talking on what we really need to do to encourage diversity in tech.
Jun 25 2015

Open Source Bridge Day 1: Everyone In Tech Matters

We’re spending a big part of our week at Open Source Bridge, both taking in wisdom and taking photos! On Day 1, I spent a lot of time wishing that I could be in multiple places at once, but I did make it to a couple of different talks which drove home the message that tech needs to strive to […]

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Jun 12 2015

4 Reasons Why Hackers Might Target Your WordPress Web Site–And How To Stop It!

Your web site is vital to your business. It connects the world with your work and gets your audience energized, and every minute you’re without it, you could lose out on a new client who’s ready to love what you do. Does a web site hacker care about any of that? Well, you can probably guess […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Feb 25 2013

Portland Web Design | We need a WordPress developer!

We love making Portland web design that looks awesome, but we could use some help doing it! We’re looking for a freelance WordPress developer to help turn design mockups into living, breathing, internet magic. If you don’t have a lot of experience under your belt, it’s okay–just be willing to learn and explore. You should […]

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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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