Monthly Archives: October 2014

Because Daily Calendars Are Boring (But Not This One)

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It’s late December. You’re standing in line at the bookstore last-minute gift shopping on Amazon when you remember that you’ve forgotten to buy a present for your loyal, patient desk-mate (ugh, how could you?!).

“Aha!” you think. “A daily calendar. It’s both decorative and functional. Surely this will make up for that time I left that salami on rye in our shared desk drawer before going on a shoot for 10 days!”

Well, no, it won’t. And it’s not because we still can’t get the lingering odor of spiced meats out of our keyboard.

“Those are the worst,” said W+K copywriter Brooke Barker, referring to daily calendars like “Only Dachshunds 2015” or “Origami-A-Day” (not drawers full of salami.) “You get tired of them after only a month or two.” Continue reading

Missed PIE’s 5th Demo Day? Get The Goods Here

pieheaderPIE (Portland Incubator Experiment) is a Wieden+Kennedy supported nine-month-long startup accelerator here in Portland, Oregon. This year marked the program’s 5th demo day (congratulations, everyone!) and this year’s class did a stellar job pitching to potential investors.

If you missed it, here’s the pertinent info:

Documentation of this years’ PIE class companies

Watch videos of each startup’s pitch here

A great summary from the Portland Business Journal, and a gallery of photographs from the day

PIE co-founder and managing director Rick Turoczy’s writeups: before the event, and after the event

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photo via uklc on Instagram

Stay tuned as we track the growth of these awesome companies!

W+K at Design Week Portland

Music: Les Sins, “Bother”

Our own W+K Studio is going to be at Design Week Portland, and you can have a peek into their creative process for a limited time.

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Design Week Portland has a few more details here.

RSVP to the Design Week Portland event here: http://www.designweekportland.com/events/the-goodness-workroom

Come see the Goodness Workroom:
Thursday, October 09
6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Friday, October 10
3:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Saturday, October 11
12:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Where:
Pond Gallery
920 West Burnside
Portland, Oregon 97209