FINE Design Group Sets Sites on Portland

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PORTLAND, OREGON – MAY, 2007 – FINE Design Group, an award-winning West coast design and communications firm with roots in San Francisco, has opened a new office in Portland, Oregon.

“We actually followed our staff and clients to Portland,” says Steve Fine, Principal. ”Some of our longest-standing and best employees already live and work in the Pacific Northwest – we just needed to put them all together in an office to make it official.”

After 14 years in San Francisco, FINE staff began a steady migration north last year, and recruited some of the natives they found among the growing Portland talent pool of designers and coders. The company also works with collaborators as far away as Spain and Germany.

“The amount of creative and technology talent to be found in Portland is amazing,” says Josh Kelly, Principal. “Most people think you open new offices just to find clients. We’re here just as much to keep and find great staff as to generate new business.”

The full-service firm has gained notoriety for combining technology and strategy capabilities with traditional design expertise to help clients differentiate and dramatize their brands through web, print, and identity projects. Clients of FINE include are leaders in industries like Luxury Travel and Hospitality (Joie de Vivre Hotels, Francis Ford Coppola Resorts), Wine and Spirits (Trinchero Family Estates, Foster’s Group, Niebaum-Coppola), and Technology (Covad, Hitachi).

“I have to be honest,” says Kenn Fine, Co-Founder and Creative Director. “We’re hoping our official presence here will inspire an outpouring of creative juice never before witnessed in the Pacific Northwest and lead to our total domination of this market. But on the off chance that doesn’t happen, it’s still a great place to be.”

About FINE: Founded in 1993, FINE is a design and communications firm with offices in San Francisco and Portland and a worldwide stable of talented design and technology collaborators. FINE’s Portland offices will be located along the NW 23rd Street commercial corridor. The company can be reached at 503.243.3463 or via its website at

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~ by joshuakelly on May 15, 2007.

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