The Ekko Blog

Design, Inspiration, and Empowerment


Ekko’s Latest: Entering the World of Video

We have some really special clients, there’s no doubt about it. And because we are, first and foremost, artists who love designing things, we love to provide for whatever design needs our clients have, from something as simple as a charming Instagram post to a full-blown online presence. One of things our clients have consistently…

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The NEW These Numbers Have Faces Website

We seriously love the new These Numbers Have Faces website. In fact, we love it so much we’re ready to say it’s the best website we’ve ever created, and we dare you to find a better non-profit website in Portland. Below are a few things that really make a difference for us. It’s Fully Responsive…

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Our Favorite Projects of 2013

It’s been a landmark year at Ekko Designs. As fall has officially hit the Northwest and we reflect on the last ten months of amazing design opportunities, it’s easy to say that we’ve had some of the most challenging and simultaneously the most rewarding projects of our lifetime this year. So we present: our six…

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3 Videos That’ll Make You Say “WOW!”

We have a confession to make. We’re kinda nerdy when it comes to art. Honestly, we could spend hours roving through Vimeo’s “Experimental” section, because it has so many stunningly creative videos. So, since it’s #WowWednesday, here’s 3 videos that are sure to WOW you, from visually stunning, to “no way,” to “how’d they do…

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The Story Behind Our Name

Coming up with a name for a business is a careful process. You want it to be something that encompasses what you are, but also has depth, meaning, and some soul to it. You want it to be cutting edge, but it also has to be timeless. At Ekko, our name means a great deal…

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5 Reasons Portland Is The #BestPlaceToWork

There’s a lot of good places to work. There’s a lot of great places to work. But when you design for a living, Portland is the #BestPlaceToWork. Here’s why: 1. Killer Coffee Shops Portland has literally revolutionized the coffee shop. Coffee shops have become more than a place where you get your cup-of-joe while you…

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Why Looks Totally Matter

Why Looks Totally Matter: Embracing Your Brand Everyone wants to be valued because of who they are on the inside. The same goes for your business. You want your potential customers to see how valuable you are because of your amazing products, your unbelievable service, and your great prices. But there’s one problem: If you can’t get…

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Quote by Brian Reed


Rebranding Your Organization

From “Season of Service” to “CityServe” The Luis Palau Association is one of the largest non-profit organizations in Portland. More importantly, it is one of the most connected and influential. In 2008, the Luis Palau Association mobilized hundreds of churches to come together with Portland’s civic leaders to tackle some of Portland’s largest social problems.…

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Engaging Church Websites

Church Website Design Most churches have a website. But you want one that stands out – the right way. Your church website design becomes a digital reflection of who you are and what you do. Your endgame is to make sure the reflection is polished and accurate. Here’s what we do: APPROACHABLE DESIGN The first…

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