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There's never a dull moment at ACME. Each day brings a new idea, a new challenge, a new success. Check out our blog and Instagram feed to see what we've been up to lately.

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

Nike Golf Brand Experience at PGA Waste Management Phoenix Open

ACME teamed up with 2Hemispheres earlier this year to transform a 1000 sf booth into a swanky Nike Golf brand experience and lounge at this year’s PGA Waste Management Phoenix Open.   VIPs at the Scottsdale, Arizona event had the opportunity to mix, mingle and get up close and personal with the new Nike RZN Speed Golf Ball and Nike Vapor Fly Driver on the 5 hole putting green and in the golf simulator that were… Read More

Halo Helmet Displays

Halo Helmet Displays Hit Microsoft Stores for ‘Halo 5: Guardians’ Launch

On October 26, 2015, Halo fans around the world flocked to Microsoft stores for the release of the video game series’ 5th installment, ‘Halo 5: Guardians’. GMR Marketing, a global experiential marketing agency, was brought in by Microsoft to create an in store experience for the highly anticipated launch. As part of the special celebration, GMR approached ACME to build larger than life Master Chief helmet sculptures that would be featured in several Microsoft stores… Read More


Each year, ACME brings cheer to the holiday shopping experience by installing the Christmas decorations at Portland’s local malls: Clackamas Town Center and Pioneer Place Mall. The job involves some serious heights, impressive rigging skills and oh so gentle handling of the extremely fragile, massive ornaments. Our team is up for the job each year, as there’s really nothing better to get us in the holiday spirit. This year, a special visit from Hipster Santa Claus added a custom ‘PDX… Read More

House Spirits Tasting Room


Since their official opening on November 16, House Spirits Distillery’s new location and adjoining tasting room have received quite a bit of attention and praise for the impactful brand experience, stunning interior design and bespoke casework.  ACME is delighted to have been a part of such a successful collaboration with award-winning design firm, OSMOSE Design, responsible for a number of Portland local gems such as: Salt & Straw, Stumptown Coffee Roasters & Ava Gene’s. OSMOSE approached ACME… Read More


ACME is growing our team to provide additional service and support to our clients. Over the past 8 months, we’ve made 13 hires that bring new talents and broader skill sets to ACME’s crew. Our new team members in Sales, Fabrication Project Management, Event Production and Logistics bring a wealth of knowledge to the table making the project life cycle and your overall experience with ACME the best it can be. These fresh faces come… Read More

ACME partners with Design Museum on UNITE: Retail Design

When Design Museum Portland asked if we’d be interested in sponsoring a UNITE event focused on retail design, the answer was an enthusiastic, yes! The amazingly talented designers and clients we work with in the retail industry inspire us daily. We knew there was a wealth of information to be shared with the design community. On August 19, a vacant retail space in Pioneer Place was transformed into a vibrant gathering of design enthusiasts excited… Read More