Design Week 2018!

By Sean Barrett on 04/15/18

Design Week descends on Portland once again and we'll be opening our doors to anyone interested in peeking in and learning a little more about what we do. It's been a big year for us and we can't wait to share what we've been up to as well as meet new friends and future conspirators. Come on by from 4-7PM on Thursday April 18th, grab a drink and see some of our work, or pop in from 7-10PM as we're going to keep the party rolling for a decidedly less formal vibe.


New New Crusher Court Branding & Signage

By Sean Barrett on 02/01/18

A few months ago we were asked by Kevin Cavenaugh of Guerrilla Development (and the developer of the building we're in) to help design the identity and signage for the New New Crusher Court, the building in which our studio currently resides.

The design consisted of entryway and suite signage (painted beautifully by J&S Signs) with lettering inspired by the signage that existed in the building's previous life when it was a auto repair shop. We also designed and commissioned a custom neon sign (built by The Tiny Spoon) was inspired by the foliage in the Crusher's oasis-like courtyard.

We're stoked with how it all turned out. Kinda exclectic, kinda weird, and totally fitting in to the cultural tapestry that is NE Sandy Blvd.


Nike LA AF1

By Trent Mitchell on 10/11/17

As part of Nike's ongoing city series for the Air Force 1, Studio Mega was asked to create the art for the Nike SF-AF1 Mid "LA". The design sported a white upper with purple and gold accents, a mini Swoosh on the lateral sides and a custom flower embroidered pattern on the medial.


Soho Court Classics

By Josh Beyer on 09/20/17

Nike KDX 'Still KD' Pins

By Sean Barrett on 05/31/17

To commemorate Kevin Durant and his Golden State Warriors reaching the 2017 NBA Finals, Nike asked us to help design a set of enamel pins to be boxed with a very limited 'Still KD' colorway of his KDX shoes.

The pin series signifies three facets of KD’s character. His flammable demeanor on and off the court, his enduring love for the game, and his balanced nature.

These limited KDX’s will only be available to purchase online through the Nike SNKRS app when Kevin is actually playing IN the game. The moment he's subbed out or the game ends, they become unavailable.

Learn more about the campaign here.


Portland Brewing: Bloomin' Brilliant

By Sean Barrett on 05/18/17

We’re pretty excited to announce our recent partnership with Portland Brewing, one of the original craft breweries here in Portland, founded in 1986. 

For our first project with them to hit the shelves, we were asked to help design the label for the 2017 Portland Rose Festival commemorative ale Bloomin' Brilliant. The beer will be released in 22oz. bottles, available in the Portland area locally in limited quantity in early summer 2017.

This is only the beginning of big things to come for us and Portland Brewing. We can't wait to share what's in the works. 


Welcome to the New New

By Sean Barrett on 04/28/17

Well it's been almost six months in the making, but we can finally say that our new studio space is just about ready for visitors. About four months ago, we moved from our first digs into the newly renovated, and incredibly named, New New Crusher court, a little oasis of creativity at 25th and Sandy in NE Portland. It's the latest development by bad-ass developer Kevin Cavenaugh, who's making a name for himself with some very cool and out-there developments in the area.

We met Kevin a while back and planets aligned. We're feeling lucky they did, not just because we get to call the New New home, but we get to share a courtyard with some of the coolest neighbors a creative studio could hope for (Guerilla Development, Upper Metal Class' Project Object, Leeward Surf, Kate-Bingaman-Burt's Outlet, Pickathon, The Beauty Shop, and Half-Court Studios to name drop a few). There isn't a day that goes by that we don't pinch ourselves with how lucky we are to share space with such inspiring folks.

The space was a blank slate when we came, which meant we were able to design and build the interior from scratch. Everything from the exposed concrete wall to the conference room, to the lighting fixtures were designed and built by us. It took a while, but we learned a ton and are super happy with the results. 

In January we were the first residents to move in. Since then, we've watched the Crusher Court evolve and eventually welcome each of its residents. If you're in the neighborhood, drop on by and grab a cold one with us in the courtyard. It's gonna be a rad summer. 


We've got flair!

By Sean Barrett on 04/21/17

Studio Mega, along with about 60 other artists and makers, got a chance to be part of Pin That Shit!, an art show curated by WeMake as part of the Portland Design Week festivities. Each artist was asked to contribute ten pins to be displayed and later sold with funds going towards arts education. 

Everyone contributed to the art and selection in some way. After much deliberation, we decided on not one but three pins to contribute, with our studio dog Clover even making it onto a pin. 

We had a blast designing the pins and it was really cool to be part of such a great group of artists.

Learn more about the show here.


Unfair: Han Oak + Studio Mega

By Josh Beyer on 04/10/17

We've been buddies with chef Peter Cho (Food & Wine's Best New Chef of 2017!), and fans of his food forever, so we were thrilled to be able to team up with him and a few of his culinary crew to conceive and design Unfair a pop-up dinner event at his restaurant Han Oak inspired by the good ‘ole county fair – only with much better fare.

The evening was a blast, with amazing food, boozy snow cones, a pie eating contest, and visuals and space design that we were able to have some fun with. If all that press he's getting doesn't sway you to visit Han Oak, let us throw our full endorsement in the mix to tip the scales. 

Check out Han Oak here.