Industry: Vancouver Developers Join Forces in New Slack Group Focused on Networking and Community Support

by / September 20, 2018 / Bedroom communities can often take a back seat to their larger, more suburban neighbors. In the case of Portland's small Washington-based neighbor to the North, Vancouver, the design and development communities there have long lived vicariously through their Oregonian cousins. But something is changing. A newly formed Slack-based networking group, Vancouver Developers Group (or just VanDevs for sh[Read More]

Gary Hustwit Releases Trailer for New Documentary, Rams

by / September 20, 2018 / Filmmaker, Gary Hustwit, has released the trailer for his upcoming documentary about design icon, Dieter Rams. Hustwit, known for his design-based documentary films (Helvetica and Objectified) has been working on this exploration of the life and career of Dieter Rams for the past few years. From what we can tell in this trailer, it looks like Hustwit has found another great design vein to explo[Read More]

The Need to Be Alone

by / September 19, 2018 / Filmmakers,Tom Fisher and Catherine Prowse, have compiled a meaningful and engaging short about the benefits of being along. The Need to be Alone is about an introvert and how his time alone makes him a better friend. The short was done in collaboration with Alain de Botton for The School Of Life, and carries with it an important message—one that we too often forget. In our social media engage[Read More]

W+K Portland and KFC Have the Good Talk

by / September 19, 2018 / Another official W+K Portland and KFC team up. Just one thing...we must have had the wrong conversation with our parents. We don't remember anything about hot honey chicken in THAT talk.    CREDITS Agency: W+K Portland Creative directors: Jarrod Higgins, Freddie Powell Art Director: Kate Digilio Designer: Dave Hagen Director: Matt Dilmore  Editor: Steve Sprinkel[Read More]

I Hate Jetlag :(

by / September 19, 2018 / W+K took up with Samsung to show us why jetlag sucks and just how great life can be with an S9 in your hand. Credits Agency: W+K Portland Creative Directors: Brandon Davis, Stuart Brown, Hal Curtis Director: Isaiah Seret Editor: Luke Lynch[Read More]

Angel Bins Responds to Nike Kaepernick Ad Controversy

by / September 17, 2018 / Nike's gamble around it's newest “Just Do It” ad (and the ensuing controversy) featuring NFL free agent, Colin Kaepernick, has spurned a response from LA-based Angel Bins. The SO Cal charity created a parody ads requesting that people not burn their shoes, but rather send them to their organization as a donation. The Angel Bins ad features a similar style of photography in line with th[Read More]

Industry: NOVA NIMBUS is the Newest Creative Studio to Set Up Shop in Portland

by / September 17, 2018 / NOVA NIMBUS is a new creative studio based out of Portland, Oregon founded by Anthony Benedetto and Courtland Urbano. Anthony Benedetto is an award-winning illustrator and designer with works ranging from book covers to music packaging, and from movie posters to children’s books. Anthony studied at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design and graduated with a BFA in Illustration. Courtland Urb[Read More]

The Floral Resurrection of Monet

by / August 20, 2018 / We came across a fantastic short documentary about Monet, his gardens, and how he gathered inspiration from his surroundings. Claude Monet led the way in art history as the father of French Impressionism. But his paintings of water lilies and peonies weren’t confined to canvas. In addition to his work as a painter, Monet maintained stunning gardens, the inspiration for his masterpieces. T[Read More]