My mission is to work with great people and develop great products.

I live in Portland, Oregon.  Married to Nancy Bates photographer @wildpinephotography.  We have four kids, three chickens, and two bunny rabbits.  I am a commodity trader with TYR Food Inc.  I help with service at Cooper’s Hall Winery in SE Portland. I build art out of reclaimed wood The Woodsman Shop.  I manage digital marketing for companies as the founder and owner of Bright Box Social a social media and creative content company for restaurants, coffeehouses, and other handcrafted startups @brightboxsocial.

Message Me to connect on any and all projects – thank you, Abraham

Social Media & Creative Content

My passion is to work with companies and brands to develop social media & creative content marketing campaigns. I specialize in creating unique content that matches a brand’s mission, values, and goals.

It is my mission to expand companies social media effectiveness by developing creative content marketing campaigns focused on brand awareness and customer acquisition.

Bright Box Social works with companies helping them design creative content and social media marketing. Our mission is to help companies to extend their brand’s reach and convert loyal followers into paying customers.

Project Management

I work with friends and partners to create products and take them to market. My passion is to inspire people to develop new ideas/passions and launch products.

I naturally get pulled into conversations with friends about ideas they are pursuing. I live and breathe startup culture. It is my mission to work with people, teams, and companies to help their project become the success they’re envisioned on paper.

From teams to policies there are so many elements of a project that make or break a brand. It is important to develop a great idea, with a passionate team, and runway for success. I am happy to help with your project or team as you need.

Art / Ideas & Branding

Art and ideas shape how we see the world and our place in it. These are the driving forces behind how we interact with brands and build relationships in the consumer world.

It is important for us to follow and do business with brands that align with our values.

We want to be a part of something that is making a difference in the world as much as changing the landscape of the brands and companies we participate with.

Personally, I pursue this by reclaiming wood from businesses in Portland, OR. I turn these pieces of wood into projects, ideas, art that make a difference. I want to inspire creativity and passion with every piece I make.

Current collection – Stark & Steel Series - designed from the crosshatch lines of the Steel Bridge and built out of materials reclaimed from a house near SE Stark St. I am inspired by street art, modern art. I want these reclaimed pieces to tell the stories of urban cites, buildings using lines, colors, and textures. I want the history of the wood to come through in the art. I want images I paint to tell their own story on the wood.  I rework them and turn them into something you would welcome back into your space.

The Woodsman Shop is my passion for building a brand that makes a difference.

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Follow me on social: @abrahambates

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