Portland AIGA Releases New Mission Statement for 2019-2020

by / January 7, 2019 / 2019 is here and all things are new once again. To bring in the next year, the executive leadership of the Portland chapter of the AIGA has published their new mission for the coming year. The chapter has always been singularly focused on the development and support of the PDX design community, but this year's executive team (comprised of Salvador Orara, Monica Mo, Katie Lane, and Jennifer Pantage[Read More]

WordPress Enters the Next Phase of Evolution

by / December 8, 2018 / WordPress has become a staple of the web design community. The content management framework at last count was responsible for powering 30% of the top 10 million sites—making it one of the most successful web design and development platforms in history. The newest version of the software, lovingly dubbed "Bebo", sports some hefty modifications to its previous incarnations. The new short spot for [Read More]

Matthew Seely Animation Reel 2018

by / December 3, 2018 /   Some fairly solid work from Portland animator, Matthew Seely. His 2018 reel spans some solid animation work and styles. We were really liking the classic feel of the work he presented and the fact that Seely seems to be more of what we would think of as a classic animator—no mo-graph, just solid animation work. Don't get us wrong, we love motion graphics big time, but it is nice to see[Read More]

Psyop and W+K Take Coca-Cola to the Streets

by / December 3, 2018 /   Portland agenies, Psyop and W+K, recently teamed up to create this street-inspired short spot for Coca-Cola. Despite the playful nature of this piece, it was a serious undergoing (just look at the credit list) with a couple dozen creatives jumping into the fray to get this animated piece produced. The result is solid and has that unique, quirky feel that PDX seems to lend so much of the wo[Read More]

Apple Delivers Unique New Spot Encouraging You to Share Your Gifts

by / November 27, 2018 / Apple's new holiday spot, Share Your Gifts, was kind of a surprise when we came across it. The sweetly animated story is a definite departure from Apple's dyed in the wool panoramic, spinning metal computer cases model of commercial making. It was a pleasant surprise for sure, and while it did feature the main character using Apple devices, it was also extremely no pressure in its delivery. Now th[Read More]

Sans Forgetica, the Typeface Designed to Remember

by / November 27, 2018 / Remembering things in this crazy, fast paced, digitally overbearing world can be a bear sometimes. Hello Sans Forgetica, a new typeface specifically designed to aid memory retention when reading. The full featured typeface was created as a joint project between academic and research teams from RMIT University and the Behavioural Business Lab. The font uses cognitive psychology and the principals[Read More]

PDX Local Job: Latitude is Looking for a Partnership Manager / Business Development Manager

by / October 19, 2018 / Latitude here in Portland is looking for a Partnership Manager / Business Development Manager. Check out the complete Latitude job posting for more details. Latitude is an amazing company working on some stellar projects. This is a great opportunity to get in with a serious team of superstars while helping to contribute to the future of this agency. Ed. Note: Hey, PDX. Do you have a position[Read More]