Tag Archives: portland

Proposed Portland budget suggests eliminating care for most vulnerable


According to a source close to the situation, a friend affiliated with the city’s public health division, the proposed budget for the City of Portland eliminates all funding for India Street Public Health. Note: See many, many updates below, including the one all the way at the bottom about the Press Herald report about the closure […]

Ink and Business Acumen: Tattooer Hanna Sandström offers advice for entrepreneurs


Hanna Sandström is a tattooer, formerly based in Portland (Squid and Whale Tattoo), who presently resides and works in Seattle (Dark Age Tattoo). We were neighbors when she was in town, and she is responsible for half of my tattoos, so when I was in Seattle last week I reached out to see if she’d be […]

Insights and advice to emerging Portland-based creative professionals


A colleague recently asked me to offer advice or insights for young Portland-based creative professionals looking for internships, entry level jobs related industry experience. I figured I’d offer an amended version of that list here. If you are planning on getting hired as a freelancer, get insured professionally  (at least from a liability perspective). By way of a […]

What is branding and why should I care?


Not only does brand consideration, thinking and strategy enter my company’s work with clients on a daily basis, we at my company is currently going through the process of a rebranding ourselves. While the process of brand development can be extraordinarily beneficial for companies and entrepreneurs, I realize that it remains mysterious to many. Because of this, I reached […]