The Many Faces Of Steve!


23 April 2014 | Add a comment



It emerged spontaneously, as all good company traditions do. A photo shoot of company principals 5 years ago generated supermodel-caliber selects of Steve Fine that made their way onto our blog with Steve-centric captions {see above}. Thus inspired, the entire company began an annual “Steveout” rite of swapping in pictures of Steve unilaterally across all IM avatars each April 23 (coincidentally, his birthday).

Custom and costumed variations began to emerge and over the years have multiplied. Today, many can honestly say they have more pictures of Steve than of themselves. Perhaps that’s why he’s “your best friend @ FINE.” You’ll find a few of the old and new best in the expanding Pinterest sampling of Steve-o-graphs linked from the Pinterest widget above.

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Welcome to FINE: Gilda Meza


23 April 2014 | Add a comment

We are so excited to welcome a new member to the FINE team! Please put your hands together for Gilda Meza!

Gilda comes to FINE with tons of brand experience from packaging & retail design to digital. In Portland she’s worked with brands like Umpqua & Columbia Sportswear. Previously she worked in NYC with many large beauty brands including John Frieda, Shiseido & Revlon.

Below are a couple of questions we asked Gilda to get to know her a little better:
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Tech Links 4.22.14


22 April 2014 | Add a comment

Our dev team’s weekly recurring links to resources and techy stuff that puts some geek in your week!

Screenhero is a collaborative screenshare application that allows users to simultaneously control a screen with their own cursor. FINE has started using Screenhero for remote mentoring and pair programming.
http://screenhero.com/
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Sasquatch Eggs!


21 April 2014 | Add a comment

The Easter Sasquatch was in the office over the weekend hiding treasures high and low!
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See it. Do it.


21 April 2014 | Add a comment

Are you struggling to find your spark? Are you bored with your recent creations? Do you feel like some of your magic has disappeared?

Well, make like a pro athlete and get your inspiration back with the power of creative visualization.

Creative Visualization is a tool to help you focus your energy to help you find solutions to help you reach your goals. The basic concept is this: imagine success. Use the mental image of what you want to do, focus on it, and take action.
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Our Pets on the Net: Ep. 16


18 April 2014 | Add a comment

If there’s one thing our staff has in common with the Internet, it’s that they both depend on pets. Pets reduce work-related stress. They inspire much brainywork. One look at them and all artifice slips away – they remind you you’re human. And the more human you are, the more superhuman work you do.

Each week we’ll introduce you to a 4-legged friend that keeps our high-flying agency down-to-earth. Because of good reasons. But mainly, we want our pets to be on the Internet.

FINE 4 – Legged Friend: Bort + Wid Bear
FINE 2 – Legged Owner: Verity Kent

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a FINE Design Crawl


18 April 2014 | Add a comment

We’ve told you a ton about our snazzy, cozy, collaborative office in Portland. We love it so much and, as it turns out, so do many others!

Portland’s Interior Design Community descended upon us last night to kick off the IIDA Annual Design Crawl and celebrate our IIDA “Best of Competition Award!” About 100 interior designers, product representatives, textile specialists, granite counter gurus, and studious students joined for a tour of our home, a “before & after” presentation, awesome hors d’oeuvres, and, of course, delicious beverages.
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Designspiration 4.17.14


17 April 2014 | Add a comment

♫ Design Links, Design Links, Designey Linky Design Links,
Teach us something please,
Whether we be old and bald,
Or young with scabby knees

The FINE design team’s weekly recurring list o’ links to things that blend some creative juice into your mix.
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Welcome to FINE: Joe Flory!


16 April 2014 | Add a comment

We are so excited to welcome a new member to the FINE team! Please put your hands together for Joe Flory!

He’s joining us as a Senior Designer and specializes in interactive and UX. He has 10+ years design experience and worked in NYC for many years before coming to Portland. Joe has a background in fine arts and enjoys mid-century advertising.

Below are a couple of questions we asked Joe to get to know him a little better:
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Tuesday Tech Links 4.15.14


15 April 2014 | Add a comment

Our dev team’s weekly recurring links to resources and techy stuff that puts some geek in your week!

This weeks tech links include a moon landing, superheroic JS resources, and limitless bullshit.
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