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AIGA Portland Studio Tour: Swift Co.

Swift Collective is a creative agency started in 2006 by CEO Liz Valentine and CCO Alicia McVey. The agency grew from an office with a few desks to a very large multi-level building with several conference rooms, three kitchens, a photo studio and lots of desks.

A giant stone face at The Bayon temple in Angkor Thom, Cambodia


The open concept and different floor levels gives everyone a sight line of one workspace to another. This and a photo near the restrooms are the only ones I took cause I didn’t want to accidentally shoot and distributed something top secret.


While on tour, we we got to see a sample of the work swift does for Addias, Starbucks, Google, and Sweetarts. I wish I could show you what they’ve done, but that’s were we get to the whole what’s ok vs. not ok to show. I think I can say that they have a distinct style and if you haunt their instagram page, you can tell with campaign is theirs and which isn’t.

Visitors on tour got to walk away with a handy notebook. Essential to any creative. I’m sure everyone filled theirs up by the time I post this.