WE ARE YOUR CREATIVE CONVERSATIONALISTS

WELCOME TO CRUSH

We are a boutique content marketing and product development studio located at hipster central, North Portland, Oregon. We’re devoted to helping you develop authentic relationships with your fans and followers.

Take a peak at our marketing & product work, with glimpses into studio life.

Read about our content marketing services.

Gander at our storytelling stationery products.

FOTOGENIC FOTO FLAIR

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The good earth. Happy Spring!
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Photo credit: Arwen Abendstern, Flickr

FAN INFATUATION

“I stared at him. You’re scared of bunnies? Blah-hah-hah! They’re big bullies. Always stealing celery from defenseless satyrs!”

-Grover

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FAN INFATUATION: Sarah Guse Brown

There’s nothing we love more than when another creative soul embellishes or repurposes our creations. Designer Sarah Guse Brown did[...]

CREATIVE CRAFT

Creatives draw from many inspirations and experiences, but one of the best (in our book) is something called “Child Think.”

The ability to create from the perspective and imagination of a child.

 One of Portland’s finest is Steve Klinetobe, principal at Opotamus. His mind is a wonderland—a unique combination that is unrivaled in wit, humour and heart.

RETAIL PRODUCTS

A little summer collection we created in collaboration with artist Kelly Ventura who lovingly hand-painted the art. We call it Year to Blossom, featuring photos from one of the coolest bloggers we know: Keiko Lynn.

Photo credit: Duran, Oksidor and JohnHope, Flickr.

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THE SOULS: Dream Girl Interrupted

Suddenly, I realized I had lost everything. My 15-year old business, my house, the familiar pattern of my home life…détruit.[...]

 

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LIFE IN N. PORTLAND: Hipster Rule #13

#13 Hipster kidlings all look like Oliver with a mullet.  [...]

“I don’t say we all ought to misbehave, but we ought to look as if we could.”

-Orson Welles

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NEW TOY: Flipagram

When creating eHarmony’s Happiness Day content, we wanted to easily produce a short slideshow using our collection of inspirational Instagram[...]

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MELISSA’S TIPS & TRICKS: Flipagram Video

This month, we explore the INCREDIBLY easy-to-create Flipagram videos—which are most commonly used for Instagram, however since you can also[...]

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WHAT’S COOKING RIGHT NOW: NSS in NYC

Every card we create begins with a story, transforming beautiful design into something heartwarming and true. See more....[...]

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A CRUSH KIND OF LIFE: Hey, We Won!

It’s been a challenging few years, but our luck started changing that first week in January, and since then, momentum[...]

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WE’VE GOT A CRUSH ON … Alberto Cerriteño

Watching Alberto illustrate is like watching magic happen. His stylus works so quickly, it almost floats above his Wacom tablet,[...]

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CRUSH CREATIVE TIP: Editorial-worthy Photos

When it comes to taking photos, light is ALWAYS your best friend. Here are 4 illuminating photography tips by expert[...]

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CREATIVE MUSE: Pug in Paris…Well, Almost

Le Doyle à Paris! Doyle is our Directeur Exécutif of Adorableness. He’s sitting right next to our 3D craft of[...]