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 polished and professional quality work, on time and on budget.

Creative Services

Animation isn’t just for cartoons (but we make those too!) Clients such as Apple, AOL and Microsoft love the way our traditional, hand-drawn graphics liven up corporate and commercial videos. Mad Bird Design has contributed visual effects and motion graphics to feature and short films, marketing and corporate videos.

Animation Work

Mad Bird Design has created a wide range of printed materials and products, including:

  • 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
Print Work

Mad Bird Design has designed and developed dozens of custom websites. Whether our clients need a brand new presence online, or a fresh look for an existing website, we provide assistance throughout the process from planning to launch. Our clients also benefit from in-house illustration and graphic design, animation, photography and video production skills.

Web Work
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Michele Neary
Michele Nearyprincipal
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.
Patrick Neary
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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 animated shorts have played film festivals worldwide and are featured online at Battery Pop.
Rocky & Izzy
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Specialties include filing and shredding.


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. Also, we love to make our clients look good.

Authentic Life Productions
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
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
Grays Harbor Vision 2020
Hand Painted Films
Headway Consulting
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 County Economic Development Council
Litton Entertainment
Mighty Media Studios
MTO Productions
NXT Consulting Group
Pedal Powered Talk Show
Resonance Productions
Richmond Fontaine
Slim Pictures, Inc.
Sound Sound Radiology
Sprouted Records
Stapp Financial
Tashman Johnson
The Janks
This Meets That Films
Westside Economic Alliance
White Nile Media

“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.”
“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 got more very positive feedback on the display at the event from a Nissan rep and marketing person working the event. It really stands out and looks great there. Thanks again for your great work – it is helping us shine!”
“Thank you so much for all of your work on the Community Plan, logo, and Hillsboro 2035 booth display! They look amazing and have received tons of compliments and praise. As always, it is such a pleasure to work with you!”
Dacia Bakkum, City of Hillsboro

Business & Technology

  • Adobe
  • AOL
  • Apple
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Intel
  • Microsoft
  • Sauce Labs
  • Integrated Cloud Intelligence

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
“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 loved working with Michele. She has a great capacity to listen, and her written follow-up communications were extremely helpful.”
“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