Our Thoughts

Sometimes deep, sometimes light, our team is constantly reading, observing, making connections to the past, and prospecting the future. Here are some of our musings:

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Quiz: Which type of agency are you?

Struggling to define your agency? Find clarity with our completely unscientific — yet surprisingly accurate — quiz.

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How to Speak Agency

When you're deeply immersed in any culture, you start to get a little "inside baseball" about it. For the sake of our non-industry friends (and self-awareness), here's a thoughtfully compiled selection of design and/or advertising jargon and how to interpret it.

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Overheard at the Built Oregon Festival

Nuggets of wisdom from successful, Oregon-based entrepreneurs and businesspeople at the Built Oregon Festival in Portland, Oregon.

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Drawn to Fall: A Playlist

A Drawn-curated playlist that'll give you all the fall feels.

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Human-Centered Design is Just Good Design

Human-centered design — a wholistic approach to problem-solving and design that allows room for empathic understanding and iterative prototyping — is really just good design. Period.

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The Value of the Back Porch

Asking the right questions in the right setting can have a huge impact on the quality of information that you collect.

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Why Images Matter with Trask Bedortha

Drawn's photographer and senior designer on the power of imagery and the value of visual design elements.

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Why SEO Matters

What you need to know about SEO and how it can help your business succeed.

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Why You Should Allow Room for Tacit Decisions

Hunches happen. They can be used as a valuable decision-making tool and, at the very least, they're worth a quick assessment.

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Think Big — Think Wholistically

Engagement's about more than taps on a screen. Ideally, it's synonymous with meaningful experience(s) and human connection. Shifting perspective. Leaving an impression. And it's worth doing it right.