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New Wordpress Website. Same enormous amount of content. We just completed a major update for the Pearl District Business Association’s website, Explore the Pearl (and boy are our arms tired!) It’s really an all-new website, even though it includes much of the same content now ported to a new framework. The previous site we created for the PDBA was great, but it was already six years old (which is like 70-something in web years) and much of the base technology was no longer compliant with today's web standards and technology. We built the new site on an awesome Wordpress theme created by...

We designed and built a new responsive WordPress Website for Congregation Neveh Shalom (CNS), a 150-year-old congregation dedicated to providing a home for traditional observance, study, and gathering for Portland´s Jewish population. The comprehensive website covers the three main themes of CNS: Mind, Heart, and Spirit and includes a large amount of content and pages that fall into those three categories. The site also features a custom blogging system for sharing weekly inspirations from the clergy, and an events calendar system for promoting the synagogue’s many classes, weekly and monthly services, fundraising events and more....

Wishing you a new year filled with peace and happiness! As we come to close of 2018, we find ourselves looking back on the past year and thinking about the people who have helped to shape our business. People like you! We very much appreciate working with you and hope that the coming year will bring you even greater success. Here’s to 2019!...

We recently designed this educational and promotional eBook for Superneat Marketing client, RFPIO. The digital book is titled  “The Complete Guide to Responding to RFPs” and it covers “the entire RFP response process: communication templates and tips, and moral support for your journey to winning the next bid.” Working from a content document created by Superneat in partnership with RFPIO, DBD quickly created a couple of draft directions of a sample layout page. Once the direction was chosen by the client, we designed the remaining 20 pages, added hyperlinks, and exported the entire document as a PDF for online distribution. Charts and...

New responsive Wordpress website for First Insight, a technology company that develops EHR and Practice Management software for ophthalmology practices. DBD designed and built the updated First Insight website in partnership with the super-neat people at Superneat Marketing, a Portland-based content marketing company. The site has a clean, fresh style that appeals to their target audience of eye doctors and medical office managers. Don’t forget the blog! The new website also has a custom blogging system where the client can share news and events, as well as tips and tricks for using their software. Why is this a good thing? A healthy and current blog...

We put together this fun and festive campaign for Distillery Row’s Summer Beach Bash in Portland, Oregon. The annual party is a chance for all of the distilleries in the Row to come together and share their craft spirits, make tasty and refreshing cocktails, enjoy some live music, and say “thank you” to the local community. The advertising and marketing campaign included posters, postcards, local newspaper ads, and social media graphics all centered around the fun and retro type treatment we created for the event, that even includes a tropical drink umbrella!...

The team at New Deal Distillery wanted a Summer drink flight menu that was a fun departure from their usual (delicious) offerings so they came up with a Tropical Tiki series of cocktails they called the Island Getaway Flight. Drawing on our love of all things retro, we created this small ad in a vintage style for Travel Portland magazine, and this drink menu with the same look and feel for in-house printing and use. Aloha!...

We've just completed a major design update on the packaging that transports Imperial Yeast to homebrewers around the world. The yeast originally came in cute little cans that we also designed, but experimentation with different options led the Portland-based company to the new more colorful pouches. Now each of the 5 varieties of organic yeast has its own color, and each individual strain has its own pouch complete with name and code number. The cans had the strain name and date printed with a customized inkjet printer. The challenge for the pouch design was to create a new more colorful...

We just completed a large website redesign for Maxta, providers of hyperconverged software solutions for managing servers and hypervisors. The site was created in partnership with long-time collaborators Liquidbook on the Wordpress platform using a custom theme developed just for this project. We also created many of the custom illustrations and icons on the new site, based on a selection of stock illustrations....