Event: Design For Good & Wilde Town: Telling the Story of Our LGBT Pioneers

by / February 4, 2019 /

Calling all socially-minded creatives in Portland!

It’s 2019—the year of Stonewall Uprising’s 50th anniversary, which marked the beginning of queer liberation. As people around the world come together to celebrate this momentous occasion, some members of early liberation movements (or queer pioneers) are going back into the closet due to fears of discrimination in elderly health and social services.

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Industry: Tim Farr Joins R/GA Portland as Head of Production

by / February 4, 2019 /

R/GA Portland welcomes Tim Farr as Head of Production. Tim comes to Portland from R/GA Santiago, where he partnered with R/GA’s leadership to open the office and build a best-in-class production team to serve LATAM’s largest retailer, Falabella.

As Head of Production for R/GA Portland, Tim is tasked with the strategic development of the department, overseeing all brands and businesses. A creatively-driven operations lead, and an R/GA veteran, he [Read More]

Microsoft’s Adaptive Controller is a Lesson in Winning

by / February 4, 2019 /

Remember the days when Microsoft was considered at the heart of all evil? How things have changed. This heartwarming Super Bowl ad for the upcoming Microsoft adaptive controller does a great job of showcasing just how far the tech giant has come in the last couple decades. The adaptive controller provides a level playing field for individuals with physical disabilities by providing an alternate input system that makes hitting the buttons and interacting with Xbox games much easier than using [Read More]

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 Pantages) have wholly re-fo[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 WordPress 5.0 explores the versatility and flexibility of th[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 a reel that focuses on just one thing (anim[Read More]