Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More of Beaverton's garment artists emblazon wearable canvases with wearer-created logos, slogans, and designs. Big Frog utilizes direct-to-garment printing techniques that dye designs directly into fabric, ensuring images never crack, separate, peel, or elope with family portraits. Flag-football players can sling screen passes to teammates sporting personalized colored unisex T-shirts ($16.99 each), and golfers can taunt fellow players with their low handicaps scrawled on white pique polos ($24.99). Custom-printed mouse pads ($10.79) add personalized touches to cubicles, and car flags with poles ($16.49) can show support for favorite teams. Prices may vary from website to location.
For 10 years, New Era Computers has taught students to bend computers to their will with software-wrangling classes that congregate in the mornings, afternoons, or evenings. Instructors employ individual attention and hands-on learning to unveil the mysteries behind Microsoft Word (a $180 value), Excel (a $225¬–$275 value), PowerPoint (a $180 value), Access (a $225–$275 value), or the accounting prowess of QuickBooks (a $225 value). Beginning courses impart basic skills, while intermediate courses delve into more complex studies and allow students to build their own scale model of the Internet. Classes meet in two-hour sessions, either twice a week for three weeks or three times a week for two weeks. New Era Computers' schedule lets prospective students peruse a convenient timeslot and teaches them how to introduce themselves in binary.
With 14+ years of experience in the business, Devin Williams counts himself an expert at prolonging the lives of recorded memories. Along with his business partner, Evan Martin, he wields the latest technology to perform a slew of audio and visual services in the form of printing stills from videos, creating a DVD slideshow from transferred 35mm slides, transferring VHS to DVD, and arranging PowerPoint presentations into even bigger PowerPoint presentations.
For more than 20 years, Amy and Chip Bradshaw have amassed a fine inventory at Bradshaw Frame & Gallery. With more than 4,000 frames, liners, and fillets in their offerings, their skilled team builds frames unique to each customer and their needs. They have such skill in crafting elegant display cases for objects such as sports memorabilia that they can create 3D shadowboxes for soccer jerseys, marathon medals, or an actual linebacker tackling a helpless soccer goalie. To keep precious art and artifacts safe from the elements, they have a full line of Tru Vue glass, including low-cost and museum-quality varieties. Mats protect framed items, too, and come in linen, silk, suede, and more.
Not only do they frame artwork for ideal presentation, Bradshaw Frame & Gallery's staffers also offer open-and limited-edition prints from national and international artists. The expert craftspeople offer prints on canvas with brush stroke enhancement, giving the prints the look and feel of the original. With the same technology, they can print customer files, photos, and affidavits forbidding their documents to be replicated. They can also assist clients with interior design and help them pick artwork and framing for their space with their courtesy home and office consultation.
Inspired by the endless beauty of nature, Lauran Alyssa shoots outdoors, masterfully manipulating natural light and panoramic backgrounds during photo sessions. During on-location shoots for families, couples, kids, and individuals, she composes images with sharp detail and colors that pop. She also keeps sessions light and fun so her clients can relax for candid and staged poses before the camera. As memories are fleeting, she knows a camera should be around for almost all moments, especially the big ones, so she offers comprehensive wedding coverage as well.
Nina Sage, a photographer with more than 30 years of experience, captures sultry images in her fully furnished boudoir studio. Clients should primp, prettify, and remove full-body armor before arriving at their photo-shoot appointment, although they may continue to prep upon arrival. Before each photo shoot, Sage speaks with clients to determine their personal preferences and the vision they have for their photos. Once the shoot begins, glamorous guests can try pinup poses on antique Victorian sofas or lounge on satin-sheeted queen beds. Throughout the shoot, subjects can peruse Sage's snapshots to decide whether they've accurately captured the most attractive earlobe angles. After the session, can clients schedule a time to return and preview edited versions of the shoot's best images, or view photos online in a password-protected gallery, selecting favorites to be made into prints or rendered onto T-shirts for family reunions.