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A New Year and A Big Celebration

Happy New Year! A new year has many different meanings for both individuals and businesses. It is, of course a great time to set new goals and mobilize initiatives, and here at ACME we strive for that forward thinking mindset. However, this year is a little different for ACME. While we look ahead, we will also be taking a look back. Why, you might ask? Well, this year we are embarking on our 25th year… Read More

From Mount Hood to PDX

From Mount Hood to the Portland International Airport (PDX). ACME was thrilled to learn that Timberline Lodge, a National Historic Landmark was awarded a retail space within PDX, and even more thrilled to be asked by Skylab Architecture, the designer of the space, to collaborate through the crafting and installation of key artisan pieces. Timberline Lodge is not only a historic landmark, but it is a living museum that operates as a hotel, ski area, and… Read More

Happy Holidays

As we begin to close another year, we gratefully pause to wish you a warm and happy holiday season. This season, we are thankful for the opportunity to create meaningful experiences with our clients. We also, as a team, take time to reflect, give, and spread cheer. As we reflect over the past year, we celebrate our wins and the growth we’ve seen individually and as a whole, we learn from our obstacles, knowing that… Read More

A Joy Filled Partnership

ACME’s partnership with The Children’s Cancer Association (CCA) began over ten years ago. We are incredibly proud to support the very important work they do, especially considering that only 4% of all cancer research funding goes toward childhood cancers. Each year CCA hosts the Wonderball Gala, held at the Oregon Convention Center. ACME partners with CCA to help with the install and labor of the event, and donates our time to help their worthy cause…. Read More

Microsoft’s premiere AR device

Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality with Oregon Story Board

On Wednesday, August 17, Jessica DeVries, ACME’s Creative Technologist participated in an AR/VR Workshop at Oregon Story Board. Oregon Story Board strives to support digital storytelling and to expand access to Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality technologies. In the workshop Jessica learned about how Augmented and Virtual Realities are the latest evolution of storytelling.  ACME is inspired to continue using these technologies in collaboration with our clients to tell stories of human experience. Jessica shared,… Read More


We are delighted to present the fresh face of ACME. Working with DHX advertising, we have developed an identity that reflects just how far we have come in our 25 years. The smart, new look speaks to the passion, artistry, insightful engagement and reliability our clients have come to expect from us. Our new tagline: DREAM. CRAFT. CAPTIVATE. embodies the essence of what motivates us to do what we do—ACME is not just a custom fabrication and event production studio. We… Read More

ON fun bus

ON, a Swiss running shoe company came to us and asked that we apply our creativity and craftsmanship to a little bus and help them create the ultimate ON fun bus! We crafted an interactive brand experience for their customers and the bus took off to the East Coast captivating runners and inspiring them to try ON running shoes. ON wanted to achieve a locker room feel, so we removed the passenger side windows and replaced them with custom lockers. We repurposed… Read More

Design Week Portland Square

Building Hopes & Dreams at DWP

ACME was an official collaborator for this year’s Design Week Portland and contributed our time and talent by fabricating 3D interactive elements for the Main Stage and Headquarters at Pioneer Courthouse Square—their core information hub during the festival. This year’s design installation, a series of brightly colored conversation plinths, engaged festival attendees and captured their hopes and dreams for Portland’s neighborhoods and our city. ACME also crafted human sized DWP dimensional letters, making a fun and impactful brand statement on the Main Stage. It… Read More


Design Week Portland Collaboration

ACME is an official collaborator for the upcoming Design Week Portland festival, April 15 – April 22! DWP is a week-long, city-wide series of programs exploring the process, craft, and practice of design across all disciplines. The festival is in its 5th year and involvement has become a must for individuals and businesses in the design industry. ACME collaborated with DWP’s design team and contributed our time and talent by fabricating 3D interactive elements for DWP’s Headquarters at Pioneer Courthouse Square—their core… Read More

New Balance Made in the USA Custom Fixtures

Made in the USA – New Balance Custom Fixtures

When UPSHOT approached ACME to build a custom shoe fixture that was designed to encompass the essence of an American made, industrial, rustic looking hunk of functional machinery for their client NEW BALANCE, we were extremely enthusiastic about the possibilities. Incorporating the selected material pallet of steel, copper, Hickory and leather would allow us to enlist our shop’s full range of capabilities and bring all the elements together in a product that would truly look and feel—made in the USA. UPSHOT’S… Read More