Tag: creative

Searching for temporary creative space in Portland? Search AVVAY

Portland is lucky to have a ton of awesome coworking spaces to host our startups and creative types. But what if you’re in need of some temporary creative space for a photoshoot or offsite? That’s the question that Nashville-based AVVAY is working to solve. And they just launched their service in Portland.

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Creative Market: Finally, an app store for creative assets beyond stock photography and illustration

More and more, the most creative business models are focused on, well, creatives.

Etsy has enabled a marketplace for handmade creations. Kickstarter has re-imagined the “patron and artist” relationship to fund creative endeavors. Now, Creative Market—another Portland-based project from the makers of COLOURlovers—hopes to enable to marketplace for creative assets like icons, brushes, fonts, and more. Read More

Expose yourself to art: CreativeCares at Beer and Blog and CyborgCamp GPS art show

You can’t fool me. You’re already thinking about Friday. It’s okay. it’s close. But what the heck are you going to do this weekend? Well, the Portland tech community might have some options. And very creative options at that.

You see, Beer and Blog — the weekly Portland tech scene happy hour — will have CreativeCares on hand to discuss their project and the CyborgCamp folks are kicking off a weekend of, um, cyborging with a pre-party and GPS art show. Read More

Creative crossover day: First Portland Lunch 2.0 then dMob dLux tonight at PIE

First, Oregon Film hosted Portland Lunch 2.0 that brought filmmakers and tech folks together. And now AIGA Portland will be hosting dMob dLux, a gathering of graphic designers and tech types at PIE, tonight.

I’m a big proponent of getting the Portland tech scene—a very creative group in their own right—talking to the more established creative communities here in Portland, like graphic design, apparel, food carts, advertising, craft brewing, and film—just to name a few. It’s always nice to see different creative types getting together.

Well today seems to be a banner day for that. First, Oregon Film hosted a jampacked Portland Lunch 2.0 that brought filmmakers and tech folks together. And now AIGA Portland will be hosting dMob dLux, a gathering of graphic designers and tech types at PIE, tonight. Read More

Getting even more creative: Wieden + Kennedy launches Portland Incubator Experiment

Wouldn’t it be awesome if something positive did the same thing? Now it may. Introducing the Portland Incubator Experiment (PIE) from Wieden + Kennedy (W+K).

[HTML2]If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times, Portland is a town full of creatives. We’ve got creatives in technology. Creatives in startups. Creatives in graphic design. Creatives in writing. Creatives in the arts. Creatives, creatives, creatives.

But if there’s one thing I don’t like about the Portland creative scene, it’s this: how divested these creative groups seem to be from one another. It’s a crying shame.

Now granted, some recent negatives have helped bring these creative groups together. But wouldn’t it be awesome if something positive did the same thing? Now, it may. Introducing the Portland Incubator Experiment, from Wieden + Kennedy. Read More

Portland: Soaring unemployment and soaring numbers of young creatives continue to confound media

We seem to be a complete enigma to the media. No one can quite to put their finger on why young creatives continue to flock to Portland even though the Oregon unemployment rate continues to soar.

We seem to be a complete enigma to the media. No one can quite to put their finger on why young creatives continue to flock to Portland even though the Oregon unemployment rate continues to soar.

Still, journalist are exercising a fair amount of schadenfreude while covering the inexorable influx—by focusing on the downside of our current environment. Like the unemployment. And the hiccups and black eyes of Portland startups. Read More

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