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Uncover Core Story

We know the power, art and science of authentic storytelling to leverage brands and maximize marketing campaigns. Explore our case study of a successful Core Story» Your audience demands authentic stories. We help unpack, uncover and design stories and story worlds for organizations to thrive. We designed The Game of Brand Archetypes» to help augment and kickstart this conversation. Together, we can create custom tools that will complement the best aspects of your brand story. We can create campaign artwork that is modular for handoff to your in-house team. Check out our strategic approach in this portfolio piece»

Recent Work Samples

Great design sells great design.

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Recent Work Samples

Great design sells great design.

Stories at work

Meet Our Team

We have senior marketing professionals who will roll up their sleeves and get to work with you. Foremost, we are expert collaborators and partners with our clients. The word partner is everywhere but it is at the heart of how we work. We know that to be your partner means building a trusted relationship that has to be earned. We treat your business as we do our own——putting customers first. For you, this means that we will be there along side your team, looking for ways to accelerate the achievement of your goals.

Jeff Selin

Chief Storyteller

Jeff has helped businesses craft stories since 1995. He has expertise with brand, creative strategy, management and communications. His career portfolio includes agency work with 15 of the Fortune 500. He is also founder of Writers’ Dojo, a center for literary artists.

Rachel Falk

Owner, Director of Client Services

Rachel helps ensure clients remain long‐time loyal fans of the Dojo Agency. She has extensive sales experience in B­‐to-­B and B‐to-­C industries. She manages the Dojo finances and operations. She is also an actor, graduating from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Paul Skelly

Art Director

Paul designs with a “birds eye view,” always keeping the big picture in mind. His passion for visual aesthetic elevates the value of a brand to its full potential. From local boutiques to large brands like Nike and Intel, his direction showcases a brand’s true identity.

Erin Koehler

Senior Illustrator

With a background in fine art, Erin has the ability to communicate stories into commercially viable solutions. With experience in publishing and animation industries, she is skilled in designing worlds, characters, sets, props and other graphic assets.

Key Consultants

Dave Jarecki

Chief Copywriter

Dave Jarecki’s writing has supported the storytelling efforts of businesses and organizations since 2000. He facilitates youth and adult writing workshops throughout Oregon.

Jeff Brock

Senior Programmer

With 17 years’ Web experience, Jeff applies a wide range of technical and creative expertise. Jeff leads monthly maintenance on numerous sites. He offers hands-on services in HTML, JavaScript, PHP, CSS & WordPress, and empowers clients with tools & training.

Charlotte Hill

Graphic Designer

Charlotte is driven by a life-long love of storytelling. She is excellent at carrying design from concept through production and thrives in busy environments that challenge her to learn and do more.

Kim Lofgren

Creative Director

20-years of professional design experience. In addition to creative vision for our clients, Kim has designed for the hottest agencies in Portland. Her work includes Intel, Jeld-Wen, Outrigger Hawaii, and many more.

    Mary Anne Harmer

    Executive Strategist

    Mary Anne brings 25+ years of experience as a regional marketing executive for leading healthcare and non-profit organizations. By embracing diversity Mary Anne approaches marketing strategy through a multi-cultural lens.

    Lori Doyle

    Executive Strategist

    Lori has 25+ years in strategic brand management, sales and marketing strategies, and change management programs to build new brands, acquire new customers and achieve market leadership. Her roles range from CMO to Director, with companies like AT&T, Avaya, Unisys and Xchanging.

      Leif Zimmerman

      Code Ninja

      Bringing ideas to life is Leif’s specialty. Leif combines his technical and creative expertise to create cutting edge web experiences through his knowledge of HTML5, CSS, Javascript, PHP and much more.

      Chris Purdin

      Illustrator and Animator

      Chris has worked as an animator, designer and storyboard artist since 1998 for such clients as Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Laika, and many others. He also pursues a parallel career in illustration.

      Contact Us

      7518 N Chicago Ave. Portland, OR
      503.706.0509