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Portland Branding Design | We’re Becoming Upswept Creative!
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I’ve been hinting at some big changes on social media and in conversation, but now the cat has finally wriggled its way out of the bag. SGC’s 2-year anniversary is coming up, and we’re celebrating it with a new name: we’re turning into Upswept Creative, a “boutique” branding design agency. SGC has grown up in a lot of ways–in late-2011, I was just getting...

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Fashion, Jewelry, and Art | August First Thursday
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Yeah, it still feels like Summer, but get a peek at what’s coming for Fall at August First Thursday in Old Town! This month, we’re featuring fashion by Carolyn Hart Designs. She’ll be showing and selling some brand-spankin’-new pieces from her Fall/Winter 2013 collection. Also joining us is jewelry designs by Cobracult– pieces inspired by relics, mysticism, mysteries of old, and magic of the...

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3 Reasons to Let Your Personal Self Shine in Your Business Brand | Portland branding design
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A huge piece of branding design, for me, is getting to know the client I’m working with. I don’t just mean getting to know their business, either–I mean getting to know them personally. Small businesses and solopreneurs are becoming more and more prominent, and those extra personal touches can be a huge advantage for smaller businesses. It’s another way to help you gain loyal...

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Portland graphic design | Facebook Changes and a Facebook Design Special!
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If Facebook is a big part of your online marketing plan–and it should be!–here’s your heads-up: Facebook is dramatically redesigning their News Feed, and that means updating your pages to keep up! Read on for tips to guide you towards getting your Facebook graphics up-to-speed. OR, if you need some professional help with your Facebook graphics, take advantage of this super-awesome Facebook Graphics Design...

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Portland Headshot Photographer | Branding Your Style Workshop!
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You know your business brand is important, but for today’s entrepreneurs, YOU are an important part of your brand–for some entrepreneurs, you ARE the brand! No matter which camp you’re in, finding your most authentic self, and making it work with your brand, is a vital part of your success as a business owner. That’s why I’m excited to announce a cool new partnership...

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Portland Fashion Photographer | First Thursday featuring Waterspell Jewelry
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Join us in March for a nature-inspired First Thursday in Old Town! This month, we’re featuring lovely handmade jewelry by Janet Neuman of Waterspell Jewelry! She’ll be showing pieces from several different nature-inspired collections she’s created. Also joining us is designer and wardrobe stylist Bonnie Thor Kornahrens. She’ll be showing her own garments, as well as costume designs from her Nattura Takeni concept, on...

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