Design Services

Anchor Tag Design's suite of services

ATD offers freelance web design and development, graphic and print design, and other related services. It’s an all-in-one studio based in the Alberta Arts District of NE Portland, Oregon. We have worked with wide variety of clients – from large corporate clients, industrial engineers, clothing & jewelry designers, bars & cafés, to a Buddhist monastery. With twenty plus years of print, graphics, and customer service experience, expanding into the web design realm was a natural evolution which improved the breadth and depth of my skillset. 

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#max_babymax - the studio assistant
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A peek inside at some code

Web Design & Development

Welcome to the intersection of Art and Science! Taking an abstract concept for a site from a simple pencil sketch to seeing it live and in use online is super satisfying. ATD will help you navigate the technology to realize your vision. 

Key items we focus on:

  • Mobile first / responsive design
  • Accessibility (ADA compliance)
  • SEO and social sharing markup
  • Balancing design & functionality
Helper Honey style guide
Helper Honey: color palette, logo, and packaging insert

Graphic Design

People absorb ideas more rapidly through pictures than words. Communicate the message behind your brand to visitors and clients visually. A custom, sharp logo expresses insight about your business. Fonts, color, and logos (AKA a style guide) will keep your messaging consistent online and off.

Where your designs live:

  • Logos for web & print
  • Print layout: cards, menus, packaging, etc.
  • Brand style guides (colors, fonts, graphics)
  • Printed / branded merchandise
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Google Chrome's development tools

Web Services

Leverage Google’s development tools (with measurable metrics) to maximize the impact of your site. Reports point to solutions for slow loading times, technical errors, etc. And we can track how your visitors use your site. It’s quantifiable!

Tools to optimize your site:

  • Google Analytics & Search Console
  • Browser development tools measure performance
  • SEO and social sharing markup
  • Security for eCommerce (SSL)
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WordPress - community driven web publishing

WordPress

Close to a third of all the sites on the web are running on WordPress. This is an open-source, infinitely customizable web publishing platform (or Content Management Service (CMS)). And it’s cross-device friendly – make your site shine on any screen! ATD is connected with the global WP dev community.

A few of the features:

  • Secure eCommerce for online shopping
  • Custom layouts & responsive design
  • Integrate it with your social media
  • Extensions (plugins) add extra features

A few other things...

Sometimes stuff doesn’t always fit into organized boxes and no list ever seems complete. If there’s something not listed here, it doesn’t mean we can’t figure it out. Technically, I am a scientist.

The odds and ends of the things we do:

  • Product photography
  • Shopify & Squarespace development
  • Customized WordPress tutorials
  • Web hosting
  • Facebook Pixel (official shop integration)
  • Website redesigns
  • Google My Business connections
  • HTML email templates
  • Get your site to run like it’s hopped up on goofballs
  • Communicate with you as a fellow human being
Thank you note from Elisa Saucy
Who doesn't appreciate a handwritten "thank you" note?

Anchor Tag Design, LLC provides custom web and graphic design for artists, makers, and small businesses. Based in Portland, OR

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