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Mad Bird Design — Portland, Oregon
Michele —  503-702-4079
  michele@madbirdesign.com
Patrick —  503-816-8873
  patrick@madbirdfilm.com
web: www.madbirdesign.com

About 2017-09-23T15:40:53+00:00

Meet Our Team

Michele and Patrick Neary have collaborated for more than 20 years as a creative team. In 2010, we made it official and joined freelancing forces to launch Mad Bird Design creative studio in Portland, Oregon. We specialize in animation, graphic and web design services – creating visual materials for communications, marketing, education and entertainment.

Michele Neary, Principal
Michele Neary, Principal

Michele Neary

graphic design + web development

Michele is a versatile communications professional 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. She brings an editor’s attention to detail to her work, creating visually appealing designs that don’t sacrifice readability and accuracy.

Michele has developed and launched dozens of websites, working on an evolving range of platforms. She provides personal assistance to clients throughout the design process, from initial planning through launch and updates.

Michele is also Mad Bird Design’s business manager, and we are certified as a Women Business Enterprise (WBE) and Emerging Small Business (ESB) through Business Oregon’s Office for Business Inclusion and Diversity.

Patrick Neary

animation + motion graphics + cinematography

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.

An established freelance filmmaker, Patrick’s Director of Photography experience includes feature, corporate and commercial work. See more at his cinematography website – madbirdfilm.com.

He recently opened Studio MadBird – a dedicated workspace for animation and studio photography work, and a great daylight studio space available to rent to other photographers. Check it out at studiomadbird.com.

Creative Services

Animation & Motion Graphics

Calendar Promos

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.

Animation Design

Graphic & Publication Design

Beaverton Annual Report

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

  • advertising, displays, signs, banners, posters and postcards
  • brochures for a variety of paper sizes and orientations
  • fact sheets, flyers and pocket folders
  • logos, brand and campaign 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
  • slide decks and PowerPoint presentations
Graphic Design

Web Design & Development

Iron Rabbit Restaurant & Bar

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.

Web Design

Clients

Mad Bird Design works for business, public sector and nonprofit clients. Our aim is to create beautiful visual materials to engage, entertain, and communicate effectively with a range of audiences. We are gratified that so many of our clients enjoy collaborating with us and keep coming back!

Adobe
Alameda School Foundation
AOL
Apple
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
Coyote Trails School of Nature
Culture Click
Dan Rogers Racing
Deep Sky Studios
Dryden & LaRue Consulting Engineers
Earth Seasoned…#GapYear
Elaine Howard Consulting
Electric Power Systems
emotion studios
Engineering Solutions Group, Inc.
EPS Right of Way Services
Esler, Stephens & Buckley Attorneys
Everything Is On The Record Media Training

Extreme Arts + Sciences

Ford Motor Company
Fraser Film Group
Globalwise, Inc.
Grays Harbor Vision 2020
Hand Painted Films
Headway Consulting
Hewlett-Packard
Hillsboro Fire & Rescue
Hillsboro 2020 Vision
Hillsboro 2035 Community Plan
Hillsboro School District
Imperiad Entertainment
Industrial Park at TransAlta
Integrated Cloud Intelligence
Intel
It’s Different Every Day Page-A-Day Calendar
Iron Rabbit Restaurant & Bar
J Robertson and Company
Janet Young Consulting
The Janks
Jensen Strategies
Jo Barney Writes
Joma Films
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Lewis Economic Development Council
Litton Entertainment
Loaded Image Entertainment
LOLITS Press
LUI-G Films LLC

Mad Bird Film
Microsoft
Mighty Media Studios
Morrison Family Charitable Foundation
MTO Productions
newkrackle
Next Step Studios
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
Sauce Labs
Siuslaw Public Library District
Slim Pictures, Inc.
Sound Sound Radiology
Specialty Engineering
Sprouted Records
Stapp Financial
Studio MadBird
Swansea
Tashman Johnson
Jillian Taylor Consulting
This Meets That Films
Holly Thompson for THPRD Campaign
Wandering Wolverine Productions
Westside Economic Alliance
White Nile Media
Zanthus

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
  • Earth Seasoned

Testimonials

We love to make our clients look good.

“Many times, we’ve benefitted from the ridiculously awesome services of Mad Bird–most recently, the terrific motion design work of Patrick Neary at his boutique new Studio MadBird. But Mad Bird’s ranginess extends to high end cinematography (Neary’s been known to shoot features with a SteadyCam while riding backwards on a Segway), award-winning still photography, and many different kinds of animation. When you’re talking to MadBird, you’re talking to complete filmmakers. Did I mention they’re very sweet people? Because that’s a thing.”

Scott Finley, Mighty Media Studios
“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.”

“Lensbaby + stop motion + a beautifully haunting melody – this music video by Patrick Neary, music by Swansea has it all. Give it a watch for a dose of inspiration today.”

Keri Friedman, Lensbaby

“I greatly appreciate the work of Michele at Mad Bird Design. Her attentive responses and quality of work is exemplary. Michele was able to capture not just our basic needs in a website but go deeper and project our philosophy, company culture and brand commitments. She exceeded my expectations and has helped further my company’s ability to engage our guests in whatever platform they use.”

Christian Skillings, Owner, Iron Rabbit Restaurant & Bar
“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 loved working with Michele. She has a great capacity to listen, and her written follow-up communications were extremely helpful.”
“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 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!'”

“We love the new website! Done fast, accurate and within budget = happiness. Many thanks!”

“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.”