Meet Our Team

Michele and Patrick Neary have collaborated for 20 years as a creative team. In 2010, we made it official and joined freelancing forces to launch Mad Bird Design in Portland, Oregon. Our studio creates visual materials for communications, business development, education and entertainment. We work with many talented partners to deliver innovative, polished and professional quality work.

Mad Bird Design is certified as a Women Business Enterprise (WBE) and Emerging Small Business (ESB) through Business Oregon’s Office for Business Inclusion and Diversity.

Patrick Neary
Patrick Nearyprincipal

animation + film

Patrick draws on his years of experience as a cinematographer to bring a rich visual style and technical skill to animation, visual effects and motion graphics projects. His work combines the tools of traditional illustration, drawing and painting with state-of-the-art motion graphics software. Patrick’s award-winning animated short films have played film festivals worldwide, racked up tens of thousands of views online, and are featured at batteryPOP.

Michele Neary
Michele Nearyprincipal

graphic + web design

Michele is a versatile designer accomplished in both online and print publishing. Her skill set combines a background in marketing, community outreach and journalism, a keen eye for design, and technical expertise in a wide range of software tools.

Rocky & Izzy
Rocky & Izzyoffice kitties


Specialties include filing and shredding.

Creative Services

Animation + Motion Graphics

Animation isn’t just for cartoons … but we make those too! Animation is a fun, flexible and effective medium, and can make commercial videos as entertaining and memorable as a great cartoon. Our corporate and creative clients – including Apple, AOL, and Microsoft – love the way hand-crafted animation brings their story to life.

Mad Bird Design has contributed award-winning animation, visual effects and motion graphics to feature and short films, marketing and corporate videos. Our work spans a variety of 2D and 3D animation techniques: hand-drawn illustration in whiteboard and full color styles, hand-crafted set design, painted backgrounds, and stop motion characters. We deliver short animated components, post-production compositing, or end-to-end production.


Graphic Design for Print

We produce a wide range of high-quality graphic designs, illustrations, and layouts for print and paper:

  • advertising, displays, signs, banners, posters and postcards
  • brochures for a variety of paper sizes and orientations
  • fact sheets, flyers and pocket folders
  • logo design and brand identity
  • business cards, stationary and letterhead
  • graphic illustrations, maps and infographics
  • custom products: die-cut designs, promotional items, sunglasses, mugs, water bottles, bookmarks, tote bags, t-shirts and buttons
  • calendars
  • publications: reports, catalogs, booklets and newsletters

Web Design + Development

Mad Bird Design has designed, developed and launched dozens of professional business, government and nonprofit websites – earning positive feedback for our clients from website users and customers.

We help our clients make a great first impression with a visually appealing website that communicates effectively and is easy to use. Whether our clients need a brand new presence online, or a fresh look for an existing website, we provide exceptional support throughout the process – from planning and design through the launch and content management.

We’re experts on the latest web standards to create mobile-ready websites. Our clients also benefit from our studio’s illustration, animation, photography and video production skills.



Mad Bird Design works for business, public sector and nonprofit clients. Our aim is to create beautiful visual materials to engage and communicate effectively with a range of audiences: government officials, technology insiders, community and business leaders. We are gratified when clients enjoy collaborating with us, and keep coming back.

Alameda School Foundation
Authentic Life Productions
Beaverton Police Activities League
Biscay’s Classic Chevy
Broken Sky Films
Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce
Chariots on File
Cherriots Salem-Keizer Transit
City of Beaverton
City of Castle Rock
City of Hillsboro
Clark Regional Wastewater District
Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments
Culture Click
Dan Rogers Racing
Deep Sky Studios
Dryden & LaRue, Inc.
Elaine Howard Consulting
Electric Power Systems
emotion studios
Esler, Stephens & Buckley Attorneys
Everything Is On The Record Media Training

Extreme Arts + Sciences
Fraser Film Group
Globalwise, Inc.
Grays Harbor Vision 2020
Hand Painted Films
Headway Consulting
Hillsboro Fire & Rescue
Hillsboro 2020 Vision
Hillsboro 2035 Community Plan
Hillsboro School District
Imperiad Entertainment
Industrial Park at TransAlta
Integrated Cloud Intelligence
Iron Rabbit Restaurant & Bar
J Robertson and Company
Janet Young Consulting
Jensen Strategies
Jo Barney Writes
Joma Films
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Lewis Economic Development Council
Litton Entertainment

Mighty Media Studios
MTO Productions
NXT Consulting Group
The Pearl Fund – Charitable Foundation of the Portland Pearl Rotary Club
Pedal Powered Talk Show
Port of Woodland
Resonance Productions
Richmond Fontaine
Slim Pictures, Inc.
Sound Sound Radiology
Specialty Engineering
Sprouted Records
Stapp Financial
Tashman Johnson
The Janks
This Meets That Films
Wandering Wolverine Productions
Westside Economic Alliance
White Nile Media

Business & Technology

  • Adobe
  • AOL
  • Apple
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Intel
  • Microsoft
  • Mighty Media
  • Sauce Labs
  • Integrated Cloud Intelligence
  • Ford Motor Company

Government & Nonprofit

  • City of Beaverton
  • City of Hillsboro
  • Clark Regional Wastewater District
  • Hillsboro 2035 Logo
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • Westside Economic Alliance
  • Hillsboro Fire & Rescue
  • Lewis Economic Development Council
  • Port of Woodland


We love to make our clients look good.

“We are so impressed and deeply flattered with the work that you have created to our music. We asked for a music video and got fine art.”
Rebecca Sanborn, Swansea
“I strongly recommend Mad Bird Design for any creative design work, and can guarantee that in a very short time you will look at their work products and say ‘It’s a Neary!'”
“On multiple occasions, we have received unsolicited comments (from our peer districts) about how they liked our website!”
Shawn Moore, PE, Assistant Manager, Clark Regional Wastewater District
“I can’t overstate what great work you’ve done and how it has helped us immensely! The new plan looks beautiful, we’ve gotten a number of compliments so far, and I’m sure we’ll get many more.”
“I loved working with Michele. She has a great capacity to listen, and her written follow-up communications were extremely helpful.”
“Michele is an artist with a keen eye for graphic design and an absolute joy to work with. We get compliments on her work everyday. She is a professional and will not disappoint.”