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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.

Design Week Portland: ACME Open House

For a single week each year, Portland comes alive with design as hundreds of events and open houses unfold all over the city, all conceived and hosted by the local design community. This week-long festival, now in its’ fifth year is known as Design Week Portland and will encompass the city from April 21-29. ACME was an official collaborator with Design Week Portland in 2016, and this year we are excited to announce that we… Read More

A Salute to Homegrown Athletes

The new salute to ‘Homegrown Athletes’ featured at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon is a symbol of the newly-expanded partnership between the Portland Trail Blazers and Fred Meyer Stores. ACME was awarded this design-build project, and the exciting opportunity of bringing the ‘Homegrown Athletes’ concept to fruition. The entire installation covers the walls of a 68-foot escalator, leading guests through a visual experience as they climb. The hero of the exhibit are the jersey trees… Read More


As part of their annual Black History Month Collection, Nike rolled out a new ‘Equality’ campaign, which includes a black and white ‘Equality’ tee shirt that promotes diversity and inclusion, and expresses Nike’s commitment to advancing those ideals. As a kickoff to this collection, they delivered a powerful ‘Equality’ ad with a clear message during this year’s Grammys. Nike made this statement surrounding this year’s campaign, “Over the past decade plus, the message has also… Read More

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