Spoke is a full service
design studio
located in lovely and sunny*
Portland, Oregon

*Individual results may vary.

A BOUTIQUE BRAND AGENCY

we are spoke: small in size, big on impact.

As designers and critics, writers and readers, teachers and students, we specialize in hub to rim brand design, in any format. We cultivate brands to find their visual voice, distinct personality and character, and tell each fresh story anew.

THINKING IS AT THE HUB

clarify the unfamiliar.

A strong concept is the core foundational element from which all other aspects reach. It’s about empathy for the audience and letting deep brand beliefs shine through. We learn who your brand loves, so that they can love your brand.

THE METHOD IS THE MADNESS

love the differences, not the similarities.

In the beginning we embrace tangents, seeing them as pathways to new connections and fresh thinking. Then we focus and converge, bringing the best facets together into something more than just the sum of individual parts.

DETAILS MATTER

structure is your friend.

Every pixel has a role, and the space between them holds the silence within the song. Each alignment, color moment, and type-image constellation works to support a strong visual system, all to deliver distinctive, indelible, brand moments.

EXHIBITIONS

a little show & tell over the years

2015

Transform magazine

 

2013

Design Week Portland, Portland OR

 

2010

For Print Only (underconsideration.com)

 

2006

Eugene Film Festival, Eugene, OR

OpenLens Short Film & Video Festival, Eugene, OR

 

2005

Forest Film & Video Festival, Portland OR

Hi/Lo Film Festival, San Francisco, CA

 

2004

Avanca Festival of Cinema & TV, Avanca, Portugal

Vancouver Digital Festival, Vancouver, B.C.

Coney Island Film Festival, Brooklyn, NY

Quittapahilla Film Festival, Annville, PA

Portland Short Short Film Festival, Portland, OR

Oxford Film Festival, Oxford, MS

Artsfest Film Festival, Harrisburg, PA

Milwaukee Underground Film Fest, Milwaukee, WI

Forest Film & Video  Festival, Portland, OR

Born Magazine  (bornmagazine.org)

 

2003

Armed for the Blackout, San Jose, CA

 

1998

The Art Directors Club Show, New York, NY

AIGA Portland Biennial, Portland, OR

 

1997

Print Magazine, Regional Design Annual

Critique Magazine

 

1996

Graphis Magazine Design Annual

AWARDS

it’s always nice to be recognized

2015

Gold Medal, Best Visual Identity from the Travel & Leisure Sector, Transform Awards North America

 

2013

Merit Award, HOW Promotion & Marketing Design Awards

 

2006

Grand Gold Award, Visual Design, CASE District 8

 

2006

Best of Show, OpenLens Short Film & Video Festival

 

2004

Best Experimental Film, Forest Film Festival

 

1998

Merit Award, The Art Directors Club

 

1998

Certificate of Excellence, University & CollegeDesigners Association

 

1997

Certificate of Excellence, Print Magazine Regional Design Annual

THE DIGS

1028 SE Water Ave.
Suite 220
Portland 97214


THE DIGITS

503 954 3452


THE DIGITAL

hello@spokebranding.com

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