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ABOUT STUDIO ABSOLUTE

communicating your brand. Every click is an opportunity to deliver on your

A successful and thriving brand is more than

brand promise.

just a pretty face. It’s the result of strategic thinking, planning, and a bird’s-eye view of the

Our websites are as powerful on the

market and your customer. Design must tell a

inside as they are beautiful on the

story in a way that endears your target market

outside. Our relationship with local

to your story in a lasting and meaningful way.

development partners enables us to

Studio Absolute helps develop these connec-

access programming talent that is fresh

tions, or as we call them–touchpoints.

and effective. This allows our designs to deliver solid functionality that is both

Our clients are diverse and range from

reliable and innovative. From a simple

startups to major corporations with multi-lev-

static site to a complex, content

el, complex brand architecture. Our passion-

managed solution, we have you covered.

ate dedication to our clients allows us to deliver timely personal service and creative that is effective, intuitive, and beautiful. Studio Absolute’s role is to ensure your brand’s touchpoints are clear, consistent, and most

Custom designed sites

importantly—remarkable.

that blend usability,

At Studio Absolute, we start with your goals

functionality and beauty

and work through a strategic process to ensure that your website achieves the objectives. We learn about your customers, business model, strengths, weaknesses and culture. Your website is probably the most powerful tool in

to tell your brand's story.


RUSS MCINTOSH

them when Russ’ sketch arrived for the new ship

Principal + Creative Director + Designer

the government didn’t know they needed.

So how does an ex chain puller, ranch hand,

18 years after fumbling with the Mac CD drive

Hawaiian tour guide, forestry technician, log

and sending sketches to the President, Russ’

home builder, butcher and electrician end up in a

portfolio includes work recognized in the Oregon

design career? Your guess is as good as his…it

Addy’s and the books, Logolounge and Visual

would have been a lot easier to have known what

Marketing. He credits his strength in typography

he yearned to do, went to college and landed a

to several years as design director for a branding

design job. Instead, he took the winding adventure

firm where he had the opportunity to work on

of life that accidentally landed in design.

projects for Krusteaz, Ghirardelli and Thomas

Russ’ entry to the design world began at a small local newspaper in his hometown where on his

Nelson Publishers. This emphasis on strong typography helps drive the passion of our studio.

first day, he struggled to coax a CD from a Mac

While logo design remains the most challenging

and had to teach himself QuarkXpress in two

item on his schedule every week, helping a

weeks (the equivalent of learning a foreign

company realize the essence of their brand

language in the same time frame). In the process,

through a simple and beautiful mark is also the

he realized, “Hey, maybe I have an aptitude for

most gratifying.

this?” Yes, organize things, set type, use the grid, dork out on the details... It was here that his passion for design began to unfold. Russ grew up constantly sketching inventions. He was always curious about photography, signage, industrial design, dimension, order…yes things neatly placed. The Reagan administration probably didn’t know what hit


CHERYL MCINTOSH

publishers to ensure that projects were delivered

Principal + Strategy Director

on time and according to client direction.

Cheryl is an entrepreneur, artist, copywriter and

Cheryl’s involvement with the Advertising

professional chef-in-training at the COCC

Federation of Central Oregon, Opportunity

Cascade Culinary Institute. At Studio Absolute,

Knocks and COCC keeps her engaged with the

she works hand in hand with our clients to

community and in tune with local and national

communicate the essence of their company’s

trends in branding and advertising.

brand while cooking up ideas on how they can best engage with their target market. Her passion for efficient systems, good communication, and social justice began at a young age when she too reached out to Ronald Reagan in a plea for world peace. This was of course tempered with a dual plea of scheduling future addresses to the nation outside of prime time TV which interrupted the regularly scheduled shows–Fraggle Rock and Alf. Cheryl’s career in marketing evolved over the years while working and volunteering in resource development for several local non-profits. She entered the design cosmos when she became the Studio Manager for FaceOut Studio–a nationally recognized firm specializing in book design. Here she served as the liaison between the design team and major book


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