July 2021

Top Brand Consulting Firms in Portland

Good branding can set you apart from the crowd and bring your company's vision to life. So, what makes a strong brand, and how can branding services help you get there? A strong brand has a clear and unique message that's targeted to each segment of your audience. It also includes a consistent visual presentation – think colors, logos, fonts. Finally, a strong brand may evoke an emotion like Apple's innovation. If you're looking at this definition of a strong brand and are unsure how your company's brand stacks up, hire a branding agency. The right branding company helps you define and marketing your business brand to attract customers, retain talent, and emphasize shared values.

Luckily, Portland has some of the best branding agency to hire. Use our list to find and connect with branding agency in The Rose City. Evaluate their case studies, project types, and client reviews to determine which company is the best fit for you.

List of the Best Branding Agencies in The Rose City

  • 1
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $0+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Portland, OR

    What do The New York Yankees and KingPins Bowling have in common? They’ve both turned to Watson Creative for branding expertise. This Portland-based agency has already made major waves with work for enterprise clients and startups alike.

    When Kaiser Permanente launched a platform targeting their unique users, Watson Creative analyzed the entirety of their approach to create key features and design a strategy that would bring together all elements of the client’s brand. The result was a huge success, and continues to drive progress for the brand today.

    SERVICES
    • 20% Branding
    • 20% Digital Strategy
    • 12% Web Design
    • 48% Other
    New York Yankees

    New York Yankees

    When the New York Yankees, a storied team with a storied brand, needed a strategy to deepen and expand their already impressive fanbase, they turned to Watson Creative and our subsidiary Motiv8. This combination allowed...
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    Chown Hardware

    Chown Hardware

    How do you rebrand a 140 year old family business? Carefully. We approached this project with a clear vision and one priority: don’t mess it up. The Chown family has been around since Portland was an upstart new city...
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    Washington County Sheriff's Office

    Washington County Sheriff's Office

    WCSO came to Watson at a critical junction in time when over half of its force was at or near the age of retirement. This meant that recruitment was crucial to the continued expansion of the force serving Washington...
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    Kaiser Permanente

    Kaiser Permanente

    As Kaiser Permanente expands its dental division into the largest dental service in the nation, they’ve partnered up with Watson Creative to solidify their brand strategy and content creation. Together we’ve created...
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  • 2
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Portland, OR

    Wave One Films counts impressive brands among their key clients. So it’s no wonder that this Portland-based firm has achieved widespread success in a wide range of industries for their targeted video production work.

    One example of their web development success comes from a globally recognized brand. Wave One Films helped them revitalize their materials to stand out in a crowded market and leave a powerful impression on more customers than ever before.

    SERVICES
    • 50% Video Production
    • 30% Branding
    • 10% Content Marketing
    • 10% Other
    Alive at 75: Clark Public Utilities

    Alive at 75: Clark Public Utilities

    In 1972, Clark Public Utilities installed lights at Louis Bloch Park, so teams from the Camas-Washougal Babe Ruth League could play at night. Over time, the lights dimmed, and night games faded to black. The League turned...
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    Playa las Tortugas: A Slice of...

    Playa las Tortugas: A Slice of...

    Located north of Puerta Vallarta and Sayulita, Playa Las Tortugas (Turtle Beach) is a vacation getaway that offers beachfront luxury in one of the world's most beautiful places. Set along a former coconut plantation, the...
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    Taking the Terror out of Sales:...

    Taking the Terror out of Sales:...

    Brad Kleiner is on a mission to change the way people view the noble art of sales. Brad is President and CEO of Sandler Training, Grounded by Cedar Root. As a sales coach, Brad challenges business professionals to step...
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    Making the Case for a Great Case:...

    Making the Case for a Great Case:...

    Making the case for more space to safely store, prepare and package food is the focus of the Building to Serve FOOD for Lane County Expansion Program. Located in Eugene, FOOD for Lane County is Oregon’s second largest...
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  • 3
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Portland, OR

    Having worked for the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum and the City of Portland, BAUM LTD. offers their services to organizations all over the world. They specialize in branding, logo, and graphic design primarily for enterprise-level clients in the fields of hospitality, real estate, and IT, among others.

    One of BAUM LTD.’s many projects involved work at Marunouchi Nakadori Street, one of the biggest streets in Tokyo, with over 4000 headquarters of leading companies finding residence there.

    SERVICES
    • 40% Branding
    • 20% Logo
    • 12% Graphic Design
    • 28% Other
    Marunouchi Nakadori street

    Marunouchi Nakadori street

    Marunouchi is the heart of business in Tokyo which has 4,000 of HQs of leading companies. 250,000 are working in the district. 
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    Son of the Smith Hard Cider

    Son of the Smith Hard Cider

    HARVESTED & BREWED IN NAGANO, JAPAN.INSPIRED BY PIONEERS IN OREGON,USA.
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    FUTACO TABLE

    FUTACO TABLE

    Futakotamagawa is emmerging regidential & business area in Tokyo SW area.We helped branding of a food hall. 
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    Travel Portland

    Travel Portland

    Portland, Oregon. There is no famous sight seeing spots like the Hollywood sign or sky scaping buildings. We took an unique strategy, featuring and celebrating citizen's life. Now Japanese & Koreans are top foreign...
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  • 4
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Portland, OR

    Recognizable brands worldwide have employed Lazaris to bring their branding needs to the next level. Based in Portland, Lazaris was founded with a focus on helping brands evolve into their best, most user-friendly selves.

    When their client needed a more impactful and effective strategy for reaching goals nationwide, Lazaris provided them with focused service that continues to this day. Their strategy involved refining their client’s distinct voice as well as their visual profile to become more effective in a crowded digital space.

    SERVICES
    • 30% Branding
    • 15% Packaging Design
    • 10% Graphic Design
    • 35% Other
    Sorbo Tequila

    Sorbo Tequila

    https://www.wearelazaris.com/sorbo-tequila
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    Icon Airflite Vector

    Icon Airflite Vector

    https://www.wearelazaris.com/icon-motorsports
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    Sup Dog

    Sup Dog

    https://www.wearelazaris.com/sup-dog
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    Cheeki Breeki

    Cheeki Breeki

    https://www.wearelazaris.com/cheeki-breeki
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  • 5
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Portland, OR

    This established web development company counts major brands like Dakine among their clients. Based in Portland, DAYLIGHT STUDIO brings a bright and impactful approach to each unique enterprise project they take on.

    Visit MicMinnville creates products for clients around the world. They turned to DAYLIGHT STUDIO for a focused strategy that would highlight their unique brand voice and audience. DAYLIGHT STUDIO delivered with highly modern and striking approach focused on making an impact.

    SERVICES
    • 30% Web Development
    • 15% UX/UI Design
    • 15% Custom Software Development
    • 40% Other
    Visit McMinnville

    Visit McMinnville

    Visit McMinnville came to Daylight looking to give website visitors a better way to explore everything that the Willamette Valley and this historic city have to offer. The result is an inspiring digital experience...
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    Evanta

    Evanta

    After exhausting what was possible by modifying third party learning management systems, Evanta approached Daylight to create a highly customized platform for their Professional Develop Academy that bridged the gap...
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    Rogue Waste, Inc.

    Rogue Waste, Inc.

    Rogue Waste prizes their innovative, customer-centric approach—but their outdated website didn’t reflect those values. In Daylight, they found a strategic partner to elevate their brand, improve their operations, and...
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    Torres Course

    Torres Course

    Ste. Michelle Wine Estates came to Daylight looking for a new online learning course for the Torres wine family of brands. They challenged Daylight to develop a new type of course experience that is more engaging...
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  • 6
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $0+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Portland, OR

    This established branding company counts major brands like Charles Schwab among their clients. Based in Portland, Jute Creative brings a bright and impactful approach to each unique enterprise project they take on.

    Morgan Stanley creates products for clients around the world. They turned to Jute Creative for a focused strategy that would highlight their unique brand voice and audience. Jute Creative delivered with highly modern and striking approach focused on making an impact.

    SERVICES
    • 20% Branding
    • 20% Content Marketing
    • 20% Marketing Strategy
    • 40% Other
    Brand Identity + App Design / Tax...

    Brand Identity + App Design / Tax...

    In a cluttered landscape, TaxDay asked us to help them stand out and attract a niche client for their specialized tax tracking app. Working with CEO Jonathan Mariner, we identified target audiences and developed unique...
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    Marketing Strategy + Execution /...

    Marketing Strategy + Execution /...

    This worldwide event marketing and meeting management firm brought us in to concept and execute targeted marketing campaigns as part of an overall strategy. We worked with AMI’s executive team to understand the needs...
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    Brand Identity + Content Strategy...

    Brand Identity + Content Strategy...

    Jute partnered with OHSU's Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute (OCTRI) to develop brand messaging and updated visual identity, web and social strategies, and two new websites. We’re grateful to be doing...
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    Infographic Design / Financial...

    Infographic Design / Financial...

    As a trusted planning partner for thousands of financial advisory firms, Schwab Advisor Services is always looking well beyond today. That’s why they engaged us to help them research, write, and design an infographic...
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  • 7
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Portland, OR

    Their clients include major enterprise clients like Gold Moon, but Fountain City is a web development agency that hasn’t lost its focus on innovation or creativity. This Portland-based firm helps organizations around the world focus their strategy for greater success.

    If you want to see how Fountain City helps brands communicate with their audiences in a unique and crowded space, look no further than their work for Glass Alchemy. Fountain City helped them define a strategy for their audience to improve their reach.

    SERVICES
    • 25% Mobile App Development
    • 25% Web Development
    • 20% UX/UI Design
    • 30% Other
    Gold Moon

    Gold Moon

    Custom website development for innovative productline company.
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    Glass Alchemy

    Glass Alchemy

    Custom illustration work for virtual and physical prododuct lines.
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    Eclipse - sparkling beverage

    Eclipse - sparkling beverage

    Eclipse logo, product design and custom illustration work.
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    Robert Trent Jones II

    Robert Trent Jones II

    Full site redesign and upgrade with advanced functionality and modular component design approach.
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  • 8
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Vancouver, WA

    Working with small e-commerce shops and businesses, S'more Brands helps build the presence of their clients, with a specialty in WooCommerce. They also provide branding, digital strategy, and web design solutions for small and mid-market businesses, with a branding focus on corporate identity.

    S'more Brands once worked with Bandelettes, an e-commerce platform. S'more Brands used WooCommerce to develop a bespoke platform, designing and developing the website for the company. S'more Brands continues to provide support for the website.

    SERVICES
    • 30% Branding
    • 30% Digital Strategy
    • 30% Web Design
    • 10% Other
    Consulting + E-commerce

    Consulting + E-commerce

    Check out the entire case study posted on our website! https://smorebrands.com/case-study/bandelettes/ This was a fully custom WooCommerce design and development project. And we continue to support the needs of this...
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    Brand Camp!

    Brand Camp!

    Check out the entire case study posted on our website! https://smorebrands.com/case-study/dan-bushkin-photography/ This Brand Camp project started with an innocent comment from the client about how he refers to his...
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    Brand + Website

    Brand + Website

    Check out the entire case study posted on our website! https://smorebrands.com/case-study/cannabis-inventory-control/ We created a sister brand for an established business to start going after the emerging cannabis...
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    Brand Camp!

    Brand Camp!

    Check out the entire case study posted on our website! https://smorebrands.com/case-study/lemon-wing/ Lemon Wing needed a brand that stood out in the sea of "me too" photographers. And since the owner has an insanely...
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  • 9
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Beaverton, OR

    Based in Beaverton, Oregon, Duro compagnie has provided local and international businesses like Microsoft and HP with creative services since 2001. They are experts in video production, graphic design, and branding, aimed at mid-market firms in the fields of advertising and media.

    As an example of their work, Duro compagnie created a 2-minute opening video for Atomic D for their keynote presentation during the 2018 Automotiv Elektronik Conference held in Germany.

    SERVICES
    • 50% Video Production
    • 25% Graphic Design
    • 10% UX/UI Design
    • 15% Other
    Duro demo reel

    Duro demo reel

    2019 Duro reel comprises of work done between 2017 - 2019. Hope you enjoy it.
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    Harman Kardon opening video

    Harman Kardon opening video

    Atomic D, San Francisco turned to Duro for help in developing a 2 minute opening video for a keynote presentation at the 2018 Automotiv Elektronik Conference in Germany. The video aim to capture the essence of harnessing...
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    Kensington Hybrid Solutions

    Kensington Hybrid Solutions

    Duro produced a promotional video for Kensington that highlights a hybrid solutions functionality from several products line up.
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    BCG Immersion Center explainer...

    BCG Immersion Center explainer...

    Duro was hired by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) via Toptal platform to produce an explainer video for their immersion center program. The video serves as an internal marketing tool to inform BCG's employees about how the...
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  • 10
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Portland, OR

    Iris counts impressive brands like Westcon-Comstor among their key clients. So it’s no wonder that this Portland-based firm has achieved widespread success in a wide range of industries for their targeted web development work.

    One example of their web development success comes from ThreatTrack, a securities brand. Iris helped them revitalize their web presence to stand out in a crowded market and leave a powerful impression on more customers than ever before.

    SERVICES
    • 25% Web Design
    • 25% Web Development
    • 10% UX/UI Design
    • 38% Other
    SugarStreet Bakery + Bistro

    SugarStreet Bakery + Bistro

    By utilizing beautiful photography and creating an intuitive, modern experience, we were able to help the client reach their business goals: increasing revenue from cake and cupcake...
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    Confluent: Website Design

    Confluent: Website Design

    In combining our efforts with the content experts at Conveyor, and the strategic development team at Modern Interface - we were able to provide Confluent Strategies with an updated web experience. By focusing on...
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    Vibrant Village Foundation

    Vibrant Village Foundation

    Much of what Vibrant Village Foundation's old website content and aesthetics were very inspirational but lacked a realistic portrayal of what the foundation was actually doing. We conveyed honesty about their mission by...
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    Paramount Salon

    Paramount Salon

    Paramount’s old website was dark, with a heavy emphasis on black-and-white design and few examples of their stellar work. So we took it upon ourselves to give them a light, bright and beautiful makeover that put their...
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  • 11
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Portland, OR

    GMS Media & Advertising counts impressive brands among their key clients. So it’s no wonder that this Portland-based firm has achieved widespread success in a wide range of industries for their targeted video production work.

    One example of their web development success comes from a globally recognized brand. GMS Media & Advertising helped them revitalize their materials to stand out in a crowded market and leave a powerful impression on more customers than ever before.

    SERVICES
    • 60% Video Production
    • 10% Advertising
    • 10% Branding
    • 20% Other
    AboutBody Sonic Wand Promo Video

    AboutBody Sonic Wand Promo Video

    The amazing sonic wand in action for KaiUsa and the AboutBody line.
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    Portland Cello Project Livestream

    Portland Cello Project Livestream

    An amazing Livestream performance with an amazing act. 
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    Gen X Campaign

    Gen X Campaign

    We created a 3 part video series to help Caesars Entertainment rebrand and show off their improved suites. 
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    PxCycle

    PxCycle

    Product Photography for an awesome e-Bike.
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  • 12
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    Freelancer
    LOCATION:
    Portland, OR

    Their clients include major enterprise clients like CLIENT, but AG Design Co. is a graphic design agency that hasn’t lost its focus on innovation or creativity. This Portland-based firm helps organizations around the world focus their strategy for greater success.

    If you want to see how AG Design Co. helps brands communicate with their audiences in a unique and crowded space, look no further than their work for Lunar Logo. AG Design Co. helped them define a strategy for their audience to improve their reach.

    SERVICES
    • 30% Branding
    • 30% Logo
    • 20% Packaging Design
    • 20% Other
    Atlas Gear Brand Identity

    Atlas Gear Brand Identity

    Logo and identity for Atlas Gear, a clothing outfitter concept from previous icon exploration.Looking for a logo or brand identity work? Have questions about what that process is like. Send us an email at...
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    AGDCO Brand Identity

    AGDCO Brand Identity

    AGDCO is about branding and visual design for creative entrepreneurs, makers of things and artisans alike. Specializing in applying design-thinking led processes across a wide range of design specialties including brand...
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    Crossfit X-Factor + The Recovery...

    Crossfit X-Factor + The Recovery...

    In the months leading up to the launch of a new fitness program, CrossFit X-Factor and The Recovery Gym (TRG) approached us to re-imagine the exterior of their shared space. It was my job to find a balance between both...
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    Film Poster for "Malibu"

    Film Poster for "Malibu"

    Casey McFeron, who’s acting credits include roles in the acclaimed television programs “ER”, “Leverage”, and “Grimm” is co-partner of Happy Tiger Films and the director, executive producer and lead actor...
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  • 13
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Milwaukie, OR

    Recognizable brands worldwide have employed Lambda Lion Group to bring their branding needs to the next level. Based in Portland, Lambda Lion Group was founded with a focus on helping brands evolve into their best, most user-friendly selves.

    When their client needed a more impactful and effective strategy for reaching goals nationwide, Lambda Lion Group provided them with focused service that continues to this day. Their strategy involved refining their client’s distinct voice as well as their visual profile to become more effective in a crowded digital space.

    SERVICES
    • 40% Branding
    • 10% Graphic Design
    • 10% Marketing Strategy
    • 20% Other
    Event Photography Coverage

    Event Photography Coverage

    Coverage for a food festival that sought out moments captured of the experience. 
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    Branding Video with Heidi Moore -...

    Branding Video with Heidi Moore -...

    Our latest November 2019 branding video with country financial wine insurance agent,  Heidi Moore.  She wanted to strategize a plan to tell her Oregonian agriculture roots to increase awareness to the Oregon wine...
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    Branded shoot for Wine Best Bottle

    Branded shoot for Wine Best Bottle

    A seasonal content production to showcase holiday wine sales for the wine club of Wine Best Bottle. 
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    Custom Branded Photography

    Custom Branded Photography

    Custom branded photography for a wine country tasting room that can be utilized for content marketing, slightly astray from the typical product sales shots. 
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  • 14
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Portland, OR

    Owen Jones is a branding services agency that helps a wide range of organizations as they seek to establish a unique place in the market. Since their launch in U.S., Owen Jones has helped everything from enterprise clients to brand-new startups as they strive to improve their brand design.

    When their client was looking for an agency that would support their need to create branding that makes an impact, they turned to Owen Jones, who helped develop and execute a brand design strategy that led to measurable results and excellent performance across a variety of metrics.

    SERVICES
    • 30% Branding
    • 20% Digital Strategy
    • 20% Video Production
    • 30% Other
    Adobe Stock

    Adobe Stock

    Adobe Stock is the go-to for creatives who need a diverse selection of high-res photos, graphics, and videos for their creative vision. When Owen Jones was brought in to collaborate with the Adobe Stock team, help refresh...
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    Motherfish Short Film

    Motherfish Short Film

    Motherfish is a mother's spoken-word thoughts on the meaning that fishing has brought to the lives of her son and his best friend. It isn't about catching fish – it is a quiet celebration of the lost art of patience...
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    Jordan Brand Website...

    Jordan Brand Website...

    Through creative problem solving, design, and copywriting, we help bring Jordan Brand’s seasonal campaigns to life. As the retained digital agency, we are a valued partner in developing and executing key brand...
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    The Nature Conservancy - Our...

    The Nature Conservancy - Our...

    The Nature Conservancy (TNC) protects the lands and waters on which all life depends. They also address the most pressing conservation threats at the largest scale. In 2016 they set out to launch a campaign that would...
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  • 15
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $50,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    Portland, OR

    Many enterprise clients count Sparkloft Media as their dependable social media marketing experts, so it’s no wonder the company has achieved such widespread success. With years of experience in their industry, this Portland-based agency is certainly here to make an impact.

    One Sparkloft Media client is a globally recognized leader in their sector, and Sparkloft Media has provided focused and wide-reaching services for the company for the entirety of their working relationship. This includes UX design, UI, overall brand presence and visuals, and more.

    SERVICES
    • 80% Social Media Marketing
    • 20% Branding
    Travel Oregon - Tiny Foods

    Travel Oregon - Tiny Foods

    Travel Oregon approached Sparkloft about designing a social media campaign around the following business needs:Raise awareness of Oregon in JapanIncrease conversation about Oregon amongst Japanese travelers in a relevant...
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    Port of Portland - Make the...

    Port of Portland - Make the...

    The Port of Portland, who oversees the Portland International Airport, reached out to Sparkloft Media to ideate and execute a campaign in partnership with Delta Air Lines to raise awareness of the return of their nonstop...
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