Brought to life in 2011 by acclaimed designer, author, and industry veteran, Matt Adams, Jackalope was founded upon the simple principle that great things come as a result of bringing great people together.

We team passionate client partners with our rare breed of thinkers, communicators, and creators to achieve uncommon results.

The Jackalope studio sits nestled along the misty shore of the Willamette river at the foot of the mystic Tualatin Mountains in Portland Oregon.

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A new way of working

We believe in a new way of work that’s collaborative, additive, and highly visual.

We evolve ho-hum meetings into fun and interactive sessions that deliver techniques and tools to help your teams thrive. Let us help your team with Project Discovery, Group Alignment, Organizational & Role Mapping, Initiative Planning, and Vision Setting.

Our built-to suit workshops that mix proven frameworks with group exercises and a just little bit of magic. We specialize in workshops for Collaboration, Creativity, Iterative Design Sprints, and Visual Thinking.


Jackalope is a full-service design agency with some special quirks. Here are a few.


Brand as Heart

Your brand pumps the essence of your organization through your teams and into the minds of your audience. We can help you uncover and tell your unique story to the world.

  • Mark creation
  • Visual language development
  • Collateral systems
  • Style guides
Speaking Your Language

Telling your story isn't just about outlining the correct detail. We can help you craft your manner and tone to create a holistic language system that's yours alone.

  • Style Guides
  • Brand Voice Compendiums
  • Marketing outputs
Showing, Telling, and Informing

Capturing the attention of your audience grows more difficult every minute. We can help you craft stories that place your audience in the front row and at the edge of their seats.

  • Explanatory Animations
  • Promotional Videos
  • Decks for Keynotes, Speeches and Presentations
  • Motion teasers & trailers
  • Data visualization
  • Online courseware
  • Synchronous & Live Events
  • Training systems
Experience Design

In this information-cluttered time, your goal is to quickly connect people to the content they seek. We'll help you gauge maturity, mode of work, cultural and life experience, and individual behavioral patterns to craft a perfect world for your users.

  • Full Web experiences
  • Software design
  • Mobile via native and webapp
  • Intranet architecture & display layer
  • Kiosks
  • Daimler Global Finance Retreat


    Visual thinking instruction, facilitated exercises and live capture helped the Global Finance Management Team envision and visualize their shared goals at their annual retreat.

  • Microsoft CX Design Sprint


    After a week of intense facilitated workshops at Microsoft, a fresh CX-focussed approach to engaging clients was formulated and delivered for field testing.

  • Rackspace UX Team


    Five days of instruction, workshops, and practice, brought the UX team at Rackspace into alignment while providing them with new communication and collaboration techniques.

  • Red Bull Creativity Workshops

    Red Bull

    A series of bespoke Creativity classes were conducted with the Red Bull Marketing organization to spark imagination and sharpen collaboration skills.

  • SWHS Board Retreat

    Humane Society for Southwest Washington

    Visualization brought ideas to life and sparked conversation at the Humane Society for Southwest Washington’s Board Retreat.

  • IHG SRM Meeting

    InterContinental Hotels Group

    During the annual Sales and Revenue Management meeting, facilitated live capture turned abstract ideas into tangible goals for the coming season.

  • Nike Global Research Symposium


    Over one hundred feet of concepts were visualized during the the multiple-day Nike Global Research Symposium.

  • Nike Global DTC Workshop


    Classic meeting facilitation blended with improvisational techniques and live capture helped align the Nike Global DTC organization.

Tell us your dreams

Talk to us.

We’ll help you to craft a language all your own.

Share with us your worries and dreams and we’ll help you distill a story that informs, motivates, and inspires your audience.


Among our craft offerings are…

  • Presentations
  • Communications Programs
  • Process Maps & System Diagrams
  • Data Visualization
  • Animated Movies & Video

  • Autodesk


    Leaders at Autodesk sought a way to communicate their open-source approach for corporations to reduce their carbon footprint.

  • IFC


    The international Finance Corporation needed help describing the investment needs of developing countries.

  • Crowne Plaza

    Crowne Plaza

    IHG was looking for a dynamic way to engage their global franchise owners about wide-sweeping brand and hotel style innovations.

  • PayPal


    Paypal wanted to find a new way to engage and inform their global users on their main site so we helped to script and create 18 two-to-five minute animated vignettes.

  • Organization for Economic Coordination and Development


    As a part of a huge organizational change initiative, OECD was looking for an effective way to outline their vision for an IT transformation.

  • Multnomah County, Oregon

    Multnomah County, Oregon

    Helping the county communicate their technology strategies to the world.

The art & science of XD

There’s an invisible yet very real connective layer between you and the rest of the world.

While you can choose what to show your audience, you have no real control over what they’ll see.

We’ll help you decipher and cater to user desires through the art and science of experience design so you can help them along their unique journey.


We offer research, strategy, design, and development of...

  • Online Interactive
  • Software & App Design
  • User Interface Design
  • Experience Design

  • Bonfire Outerwear

    Bonfire Outerwear

    Bonfire sought a omni-seasonal approach to reaching and engaging their customers and the result was an award-winning online presence and an innovative color-way exploratorium.

  • The Economist

    The Economist

    The Economist sought to explore new ways to distribute its IP and a dynamic display was created to showcase of a rich set of fascinating country-based statistics.

  • Sec Wines

    Sec Wines

    As a crucial step in transforming its traditional brick-and-mortar operations, Sec Wines sought a unique brand and online experience for its clientele. Site

  • Thunderhead


    Software innovators at Thunderhead were looking to design a way to visualize big customer data in an interactive format.

  • United States Olympic Committee


    The USOC sought a compelling way to engage aspiring youth athletes and fans through an immersive and educational portal hosted by a cast animal characters.


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PO Box 31008
Portland OR 97231 USA

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