Portland Development Commission

We Build Green Cities is the Portland Development Commission’s program for connecting with other cities around the world to help them become more sustainable. The program also provides an opportunity for Portland companies to do business globally. Portland Development Commission felt the program’s website was outdated and needed to better tell their story. They also wanted a version of their site produced for the Japanese market, as many of their collaborations are with Japan.

In response, I worked closely with the PDC to establish new goals for the website, create a content strategy, and launch an updated responsive site that promoted how the PDC and local businesses have succeeded in making Portland one of the world’s most sustainable cities, and how other cities could benefit from their expertise.

Process and project deliverables included:

  • Content strategy for English and Japanese-version websites
  • Wireframing
  • Copywriting
  • Art Direction
  • Motion direction for CSS transitions
  • Working closely with Japanese staff for cultural design and language appropriateness


Creative Direction
Content Strategy
Art Direction
Team Management