Branding in PDX: Meet OVO


This Portland Branding Agency goes from positioning to bringing brands to life visually.

OVO's Hildebrant & DurantOVO, latin for “at the beginning” or “birth of,” is comprised of brand marketing thinkers and producers. Inside their Southeast Portland office, you’ll only find senior-level staff who are focused on helping their clients grow. Check them out if you’re looking for thoughtful brand strategy and execution without the fluff and glad-handing.

The inside scoop on OVO

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In Portland Since: 2010

# of Employees Who Bike to Work: One Vespa (counts for a half point, right?)

# of Employees: 5+

# of Four-Legged Employees: One, Pica, our American Hairless


What We Do: OVO is an accomplished branding agency designed to solve for complex communication challenges. We position brands to improve awareness, engagement and loyalty among customers and employees. As senior-level strategists, writers, designers and producers, we develop strategic programs, messaging platforms and identity systems and we execute on every level of brand marketing and communications.

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3 Characteristics We Look for in Potential Clients:

1. People, companies and projects we like.
2. A willingness to think first and act second.
3. An interest in building long-term company value

Our Clients Love Us Because: We provide the talent of a large branding agency without the layers and overhead. They’re able to work directly with our partners and senior staff.

Most Interesting Physical Thing in Our Office: A rare over-sized Cornet Brandy glass sporting the early work of a Mr. Paul Rand.

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OVO's office dog Pica

Pica, a top-notch American Hairless

Most Favored Food Truck: That’s a tough one. El Local Latin Food on SE Grand. While likely not taking the title of all-time favorite, their blackened fish and close proximity finds us there several times week.

Company Mantra: Informally, we have three.

1. People first.
2. Practice the discipline of producing good work.
3. Be grateful.

The #1 Thing We Love About Portland: Also tough. If we have to pick just one, I guess it has to be the food. The food culture here is such a pleasure to partake in.

Durant of Portland branding agency OVO

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About Claire Wallace

Claire writes about strategy, insight, and advice to help inspire smart and savvy marketers. She completed her MBA at UMass-Amherst and has been a team member at City Sports, MIT, and an organic farm in Maine. A former student-athlete at the University of Wisconsin, Claire now runs marathons, for fun! On her bucket list is climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, dining at Per Se, and running the beautiful trails in New Zealand.