Outpost Founder Jeff Farrell — a hands-on Digital Craftsman
I'm a veteran designer, art director and photographer who has worked with top hospitality, entertainment, 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 essential ingredients of successful marketing for any enterprise. We are real-world experts in brand and promotional design for all media as well as still and motion photography.
Outpost's niche is providing clients with a more collaborative and efficient resource without the unnecessary ad agency layers and hefty markups on creative production. The majority of our work comes through long-term working relationships and referrals — something I am very proud of and feel is the direct result of delivering 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. Needless to say, this sparked early creative interest and inspired an intense grade school career of yearbook shooting and student art shows. 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 have worked both independently and in-house as photographer, art and creative director for many leading companies including Marriott International, Caesars Entertainment, Porsche Cars North America and the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM). During my career I've been fortunate enough to receive some notable recognition, such as Fujifilm's Masterpiece Award, several ADDYs for design work 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. Please click on animated thumbnails to enter the galleries.
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.