Spotlight On NW Creative: ISITE Design Invests In New Digs

ISITE Design, a digital agency headquartered in Portland, has purchased a 63-year-old building in an industrial area of the city, and is now busy renovating the 18,000 square foot space.

The renovation is being managed by Siteworks.

“These are people who are sucked into their computer screens eight to 10 hours a day,” said Siteworks designer Jean-Pierre Veillet. To “balance the equation,” Siteworks designed a soft space with wood finishes, and even a fireplace.

According to Daily Journal of Commerce, ISITE Chief Operating Officer Kevin Mackie said, “We’re not a law firm; we’re not a bank. The space we’re in needs to add the inspiration we give to our clients.”

The ex-warehouse at 2025 N.W. Overton St. also will create a connection to the community. The building, which most recently housed an L.A. Fitness gym, is missing street-level windows. But the renovation will add space for a café, a community bulletin board and a room that can be rented for community meetings and events.



About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.