All posts by Abraham Bates

Biketown Portland

Brands that Work

Brands occupy two major categories of market space: products of need vs want. Many of the brands of need are not as hip as the Airbnb, Uber, or Lyft brands […]

Spiritual & Entrepreneurial Integrity

Spiritual & Entrepreneurship

Have you ever been in a situation where someone is better at something that you and you suddenly feel intimidated? This has happened to me quite a few times in […]

Active Rest

Active Rest

I took a walk with one of my co-workers today. I took him through my usual brand walk. We walk up Alder to the Ace Hotel, past Wild Fang, Tender […]

Forest Park Portland Oregon

Chaos to Form

I can’t get over the image of dark chaos to formed matter. It’s probably more a movement than an image. There is this story I am reading my kids where […]

CH Growlers in Forest Park-2

Origins Story

Talking with my kids tonight about origin stories, myths, the beginning of things. I’m lucky in that my kids eat up knowledge. A little context, a bit of story and […]

Wood Tree.3

BRIGHT BOX SOCIAL // Handcrafted Marketing & Social Media Content

Bright Box Social is a Design Co that focuses on Social Media & Creative Content We work with brands, companies, and organizations to develop with digital marketing. Social Media & Creative […]

Overhead Painting Shot

PROJECT MANAGEMENT // DESIGN, ART, IDEAS, & BRANDING

My mission is to work with great people, develop great products, and make things beautiful while we make the world a better place. Social Media & Creative Content My passion […]

DO-MAKE-CREATE

THE WOODSMAN SHOP // RECLAIMED WOOD ARTWORK

I am inspired by street art, modern art. My passion is to reclaim wood and turn them into works of art. My passion is to use these reclaimed pieces to tell […]

PORTRAIT OF DESIGN: Accidents, Encounters, Interruptions, & Failures.

PORTRAIT OF DESIGN // “We accept the accidents, the encounters, the interruptions, and the failures of design practice along with its successes and elations…

Quote is from a book by Bruce Mau called Life Style by Bruce Mau. He says: “We accept the accidents, the encounters, the interruptions, and the failures of design practice along with […]