All posts by Abraham Bates

Rafter Shot

Prayers of Work & Glory

Prayers of Work and Glory Songs in the Night Maybe it’s time, to bring in the day. The silent whispering we hear, each to his own, or her trial, on […]

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


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 […]



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 […]