Just over ten years ago, I moved to Portland from Garden City, Kansas. At the time, I didn’t know much about Portland. I just knew I wanted an opportunity to do something new with my life. Southwestern Kansas didn’t provide much for a young, creative kid looking to leave his mark on the world. It didn’t take long for me to recognize that Portland was the best place for a guy like me.
As Principal at GRAYBOX, it’s my role and privilege to be our liaison to the local marketing and design community — it’s a tall order, but it’s a critical function to help us become known in the Portland market and to show off our skills.
This is why I’m proud to announce that GRAYBOX has partnered with a few other great Portland marketers to form the 18 Lessons conference. It’s an all-day event — we’ll have six sessions, each by an expert in their fields. We’ll have sessions on video production, branding, story boarding, web development, account management and...
Earlier this month, two of us from GRAYBOX attended the EE2013 conference here in Portland, Oregon USA.
With a packed schedule of 46 sessions with 34 speakers, the two days of the event went by very quickly. It was a great opportunity to meet and share with other developers, add-on creators, hosting vendors and EllisLab, the makers of Expression Engine, themselves. The conference was excellently executed and provided a solid foundation to deliver excellent training and connection with the EE community.
Gremlins in the Gears: Troubleshooting tips and tricks from EL’s own
The best part of being an ExpressionEngine developer (well, aside from working with the best CMS on the market) is being part of the EE community, and putting face to twitter handle was the highlight of this years ExpressionEngine conference. We had a chance to meet developers behind some of our favorite and most used add-ons, like Low (creator of Low Variables which we’re using on nearly every site), Adrian (of Exp-resso Store fame, or infamy on some of our off days) and many others. We were also happy to meet the EllisLabs team.
All this week Portland is celebrating all things design. Independently organized events across the city aim to engage individuals, agencies, studios, museums, businesses, universities, and policy-makers. Including lectures, parties, panels, films, exhibits and workshops, there should be something for everyone.
Last year was a lot of fun, and we're expecting this year to be even better. Jump over to designweekportland.com to see the schedule of events, and let us know which events you plan on attending. We'll see you out there!
We at GrayBox are very excited to welcome you to our new site. Here you will find information about GrayBox and see examples of our work. If you are a freelance creative professional, you can also apply to work with GrayBox as a freelance consultant.
We think our new site will help potential clients learn more about our company and get to know us better.
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