We keep a flat model where ideas come first, not seniority or limitations based on availability. We recommend what’s best for your brand, then custom-build the best team to help your organization reach its business goals. Our team is nimble, responsive, and always strives to deliver the right work at the right time.

  • Dedicated account manager and project manager

  • Quick turn times

  • Strong leadership that cultivates a culture of transparency

  • Deep bench of ready-to-go, vetted talent Collaborative teams invested in your organization’s success



We are The Swell Co-Lab: a collective of marketers, designers, technologists, storytellers, co-creators, and friends challenging the status quo. We craft bold strategies, dream up radical ideas, and develop memorable marketing experiences that your audience cares about.

Deep network

The Swell Co-Lab’s collective experience in Portland agencies, inside brands, and participation in events such as Design Week PDX has solidified strong and lasting relationships with talent ranging from producers to illustrators, motion designers to data analysts. It’s like six degrees of Kevin Bacon but it’s only one degree of separation. You need trusted and vetted talent and we either have it or we have immediate access to it.


Our Services


We exist to help businesses grow without having to hire an in-house position or an agency. It is our mission to help businesses like yours simplify the landscape of digital marketing and give you the skills and confidence you need to build and execute a winning marketing strategy and plan. It is our goal to make it easy for brands to remotely access experienced talent that provides parallel services to a classic agency at a significantly reduced cost. 

why we

do it

Big Picture Thinking
  • Mission, vision, and purpose development

  • User journey mapping

Persona research and development


  • Organizational change management


  • Internal communications


  • Digital roadmap
Internal workshops


  • Team training


  • Account and program management

Design + Visualization
  • Creative direction

  • Brand development

Packaging design

  • Photography

  • Video creation

  • Information design

  • Presentation and template creation

Channels + Content
  • Website design and development

  • Email strategy

  • Social media strategy

  • Community management

  • Marketing automation

  • Content strategy

  • Tradeshow planning and execution

  • Marketing campaign strategy

  • Thought leadership content
    Copywriting and editing