Spotlight On NW Creative: I2PA

Rogue Ale’s Imperial India Pale Ale (I2PA) has received 25 awards for what’s inside the bottle. Now, they’ve received an award for the bottle. Rogue’s 750ml black ceramic Imperial bottle was one of the two packages to win a Gold Medal at BEVERAGE WORLD’S 12th Annual Best in Beverage Packaging contest. The Other Gold Medalist […]

Spotlight On NW Creative: Full Sail Brewing Co.

Creative goes way beyond advertising. For instance, when you go the extra mile to providing tangible value, you are being creative. There are as many ways to do this as there are creative people working for forward thinking companies. With this in mind, I’d like to draw your attention for a moment to the work […]

Spotlight On NW Creative: Sub Rosa Spirits

Mike Sherwood, the alchemist behind Sub Rosa Spirits wrote to us today to say that his packaging received an Award of Merit at The Rosey Awards last night. “The folks at Magneto Brand Advertising did a great job with the Sub Rosa Spirits labels,” he says. Portland Mercury published a nice feature on Sherwood and […]

Spotlight On NW Creative: Sonic Branding by Rumblefish

Portland’s Rumblefish is a unique agency, to say the least. They specialize in sonic branding. What’s sonic branding? For Pabst Brewing, Rumblefish produced PBR-branded CDs and 7″ vinyl records and gave copies to the bands–no strings attached–to distribute to their fans. Bands were so enthusiastic about the project, many threw CD release parties on their […]

Spotlight on NW Creative: Stumptown

Stumptown Cofee enjoys a unique position in consumers’ minds. Their offering is so distinctive, the brand needs next to no traditional advertising. Yet, the pieces they do choose to use like the old-fashioned postcard above or their newly redesigned website express the brand’s values perfectly.

Spotlight On NW Creative: PDX Bus

PDX Bus is a free iPhone application designed by public transit advocate and software developer, Andrew Wallace. TriMetiquette, a site about Portland’s transit system, spoke to Wallace about the project. Why did you decide to make this iPhone app? (1) I wanted to have fun writing an iPhone app – I write software for a […]

Spotlight On NW Creative: UGreekRow.com

I have to admit I’m no fan of the Greek system on college campuses, but I’m going to overlook that fact in order to showcase UGreekRow.com, built by Portland’s Intrigo, experts in interface design and application development. Eric Nelson, who works at Intrigo, describes the new soc net and its potential for success: They’re entering […]

Spotlight On NW Creative: Northern BC Tourism Association

SmashLab in Vancouver had some fun coming up with ways to educate visitors to Northern British Columbia. BTW, here’s an example of me defying the good advice given in the ad above.

Spotlight On NW Creative: Integrity Spirits

Portland’s ID Branding brought home some One Show Design love for its packaging of Lovejoy Vodka, an Integrity Spirits’ brand. There is so much to love about our client Integrity Spirits. First, it’s a Portland distillery that makes small batch, hand-crafted spirits. Second, it’s run by two passionate and talented young guys who happen to […]

Spotlight On NW Creative: Columbia Bank

Seattle’s Hadley Green Creates brings the small town touch to Columbia Bank.