Needmore is an eight person design studio in rainy Portland, Oregon. We focus on creating digital and physical experiences that tell authentic stories about our clients’ brands and product; stories about sipping your first cup of hot coffee on a cold morning, delighting in a fresh baked brownie, or journeying out to a distant farm to sip wine made from nearby vines.
Needmore was founded over a decade ago by the not-yet-hitched Raymond and Kandace Brigleb. Raymond had sold his Minneapolis coffee shop and was a barista at a little-known roastery named Stumptown. He produced their first website in between shifts. In the meantime, Kandace was exploring the world of cultural anthropology, learning to see the world through the eyes of others and understand their perspective. They got together and began crafting bespoke sites for local (and international) brands, bands, and makers.
As we’ve grown, we’ve put together an eclectic band of designers and programmers; today, our team has a heady mix of experience in coffee, graphic design, music, anthropology, education, film studies, and software design.
Raymond personally oversees the production of every website. He is a lifelong technology geek and design nerd who has hopped trains, documented obscure operating systems, and built websites before most of you were born (seriously…1996). He has interwoven his years in web design with long stints at coffee houses and prefers to spin vinyl whenever possible.
He also hosts The Job, an award-winning podcast produced by Needmore, featuring interviews with local celebrities and tastemakers.
With degrees in Cultural Anthropology and Linguistics, Kandace is keen on sifting through language and culture to find that which makes each of us unique. (With a thesis on online communication under her belt, she was studying the internet when AOL Instant Messenger was cutting edge.)
She acts as guide and coconspirator throughout your projects and will gladly meet you over a cup of coffee or glass of wine and chat.