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Want to Be a Developer? Where to Start, and What to Expect

Developer bootcamps are popping up all over the U.S., and Portland is no exception. We have no less than five code schools, including one focused on online courses. With so many options and opportunities, how do you know what’s right for you? And when it comes to committing your time and ...more +

5 years ago

Jordan Tells Us About His First Rock Show

Anyone who's spent time with our Director of Accounts, Jordan Livingston, knows that he's a human treasure trove of rock and roll knowledge. But where did it all start? With Sammy Hagar, as it turns out. We sat Jordan down and had him regale us with the tale of his very ...more +

5 years ago

Local Fast Food Critic Tackles Portland’s Professional Dress Code

Sometime in the 90s, “Casual Friday” gradually overtook the rest of the work week. Now, nearly every office outside the banking and legal rackets is a casual one. This is especially true of the creative industry, and doubly so in Portland. Let New York have its suits and ties. Let Los ...more +

5 years ago

What Has Portland Taught You About Being a Creative Professional?

Amber James is a freelance copywriter and founder of the Copywriter Conclave of Portland, a collaborative organization of writers who share networking opportunities, client leads, and happy hours. She's lived in Portland since 2008, but is departing for Minneapolis at the end of August. When she first arrived, she didn't ...more +

5 years ago

Austin, a Weird Magnet for Tech Innovators

When you think of where digital and tech entrepreneurs are concentrated, three cities come to mind: San Francisco, Boston and Austin. You couldn’t find three places with more distinct personalities. But which one is the best environment to foster innovation? Austinites like to think that we own that space for very ...more +

5 years ago

Portland Design in the 1960s: Byron Ferris

If a council were formed to determine a list of the “Founding Fathers” of the Portland design community, Byron Ferris’s name would have to be near the top of that list. Sure, there were others who grew to be big-wigs in advertising, but you’d be hard pressed to find someone ...more +

5 years ago

How Does Creative Staffing Work?

If you haven't worked with a staffing agency before, never mind one focused strictly on creative positions, the process might be shrouded in a certain amount of mystery. Where does your application go, when will you hear back, and how do we determine who's the right fit for each job? ...more +

5 years ago

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