Outpost Founder Jeff Farrell — The Ultimate Creative Freelancer
I'm a seasoned designer, art director and photographer who has worked with top gaming, hospitality, technology, manufacturing and non-profit organizations for more than 25 years. My trusted collaborators and I understand that originality, thorough communication and speed are the vital ingredients of successful marketing. Outpost's niche is providing clients with a more collaborative and flexible resource without the hefty ad agency markups on creative production. I can also backup your existing in-house creative services department when additional production support is needed.
My unique skill set includes not only brand and promotional design for all media but also studio/location photography, motion graphics and video creation. In addition to “hands-on” creative work, my extensive background includes managing and mentoring diverse creative teams, best business practices in project management, cloud-based workflow/archiving systems and staying closely in-tune with emerging trends and technologies.
Almost all of Outpost's work has come through recommendation and referral. This is something I am very proud of and is the direct result of providing consistent, superior ROI for clients.
Here's a small sample of who I've been creating for...
I come from a family of educators and a father who taught art and photography in high school, (back when such programs existed). Consequently, I caught the “visual arts bug” at an early age. Shortly after graduating from Brooks Institute of Photography in the mid-80’s, I branched out into graphic design and art direction. Since that time, I’ve worked both independently and in-house as photographer, art and creative director for companies such as Porsche Cars North America, Caesars Entertainment, Ameristar Casinos, and Bally Technologies. During my career I have been fortunate enough to receive some notable recognition, including Fujifilm's Masterpiece Award, several ADDYs for design and having images featured in the Professional Photographers of America international touring exhibition. I even dabbled in small-town politics for several years with a stint on the city council and then as Mayor of Colfax, California.
Now based out of my home studio in Portland, Oregon, I work with clients throughout North America.
Review/download a PDF of my complete professional history here.
I don't blog! But I do occasionally post images and blurbs from interesting projects and travels:
Your face to the world should be a show stopper.
You need more than a standard architectural shot of your property to create a lasting impression. A WOWexterior is the signature image essential to help successfully market the character of your facility. Your building's exterior facade, like your logo and branding, is your face to the world.
I’ve developed this specialty over 25 years photographing casino-resort properties of all types. My process involves shooting a series of photographs during an optimum time period just after sunset or before sunrise. This is beyond standard HDR bracketing. I actually use selective parts of each image in a compositing process that results in a distinctive final exterior with extraordinary impact. My techniques are especially beneficial for properties challenged by obstructed views or less-than-ideal layouts.
A WOWexterior will provide your property with the memorability it deserves. I can prepare a complete estimate based on your specific needs.
Sample Galleries (more than an online portfolio)
Portfolios are often like resumes; overly embellished and not based in reality. The purpose of this collection is to show not only award-winning picks but also to share ideas and real work examples that have produced tangible results for clients. A mixture of original images and finished layouts are included.
Contact the Outpost
office and studio
physical: 6100 SE Oetkin Road, Portland, Oregon 97267-3207
mailing: PO Box 22680, Portland, Oregon 97269-2680
telephone and email
All content and design © 2018, Jeff Farrell / Outpost Creative, Inc.