Three Businesses We Love

"No business is an island” said John Donne… or something like that. The work we do at Owl Fox & Dean is truly made possible by a variety of local businesses that literally and figuratively fuel our minds, bodies and souls. We thought it was only fitting to share them with you, since they’re just too great to keep to ourselves.

 

Jenny Trygg

Our good friend Jenny is an industrial designer by training and graphic designer by trade. A true maker, she’s always coming up with incredibly creative and beautiful ways of redesigning her physical space and the things within it. When we started to work on Owl, Fox & Dean, we knew we needed outside help to visually communicate our brand. Jenny designed both of our logos, for which we get tons of compliments. She reviewed our chicken-scratch drawings, listened carefully to what we wanted and executed our vision with style and skill. She’s currently in the process of helping illustrate our e-book, which we’re incredibly excited about.

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Barista PDX

Okay, we’re just going to come out in say it. Barista has the best coffee in Portland the country the world. These guys know what the hell they’re doing… coffee so delicious we want to drink it slowly-- unsweetened and black, savoring every sip. Barista on Alberta St. in Portland is our office away from home— the site of many a meeting, creative session and 3-hour slog in front of the computer. The gorgeous interior is reminiscent of an English country pub, with a the rich dark wood and muted color palate that are conducive to a productive work environment. Also, they have ample patio space for sunny days. The baristas are skilled and friendly, and their caffeinated works of art keep us coming back for more.

 

Sprout Health Lifestyle

Skylor Powell is literally a ray of sunshine, not to mention one of Portland’s best yoga instructors and health coaches. She keeps us healthy and physically fit, while still allowing us to eat delicious treats. Skylor once told us that when you stress out about the food you’re about to eat, your body over produces the hormone cortisol, which can turn into fat. (We’re probably botching the technicalities of this, but you get the idea). You’re literally making yourself unhealthy and sick by worrying about those duck fat fries. Skylor also has a wealth of knowledge about the physical body. After a yoga session with her one morning, Emily proclaimed, “I feel like I’ve been doing yoga wrong my whole life.” Our work has benefitted tremendously from Skylor’s positive encouragement and enthusiasm, as well as her skill as an instructor and coach.