Custom Portfolios for Creatives

Portfolio Boxes for Designers, Architects, & Photographers

Why is a custom portfolio right for you? In this day and age the packaging is just as important as the product inside -- first impressions separate the wheat from the chaff.

Whether you are a seasoned professional or a student entering the workforce, the best way to feature your body of work is with a presentation piece made especially to house it. 

Open Bookcloth Clamshell for Long Stitch Album
Open Bookcloth Clamshell for Long Stitch Album

Memory Box with Custom Compartments

Navy Clamshell for Winery
Portfolio with Cedar Cover Coptic Bound

Also key to your presentation are high quality prints of your work. We work exclusively with experts Pushdot Studio and Stevens IS for our clients' digital printing needs.

Contact us with any questions about the materials we source, optional add-ons, or any other ideas you might have that will distinguish your work as the crème de la crème. We are happy to assist you in the pursuit of your dream job!

"I got an internship with the very first firm I applied to because of the awesome work you guys did on my portfolios."

- Matt F.

Happy New Year / New Silkscreening Service

 Silkscreened Logo on Portfolio

Silkscreened Logo on Portfolio

We trust you rang in 2015 with both style & intention. Here at HSS we’ve got our own tradition on New Year's Day - finding the nearest freezing body of water and jumping in whole hog! Only the brave Molly made good this year, but hey, Chinese New Year 

is just around the corner for those of us with, uh...cold feet. In any case, we are back in the studio and excited to provide you both style AND intention with this exciting announcement of our new custom service…

SILKSCREEN PERSONALIZATION ON OUR BOOK & BOX COVERS

We have now partnered up in order to provide you with yet another custom service for your bindery needs! Have a company logo or a dreamy pattern for your custom book or box? Silkscreening on our products starts at $150.00. 

This option adds a uniquely dimensional quality to enhance the structure and character of your custom book or box. Check out our past client samples below. Truly we are thankful to start this year off by expanding our services. As always, if you have any questions feel free to send us a line.

HAPPY NEW YEAR! LOVE, HSS



Leather Wine Menu Cover

Graphic Design Silkscreened Portfolio Logo
Graphic Design Silkscreened Portfolio Logo

Heirloom Photo Presentation Box

A Personal, Timeless Gift

We were recently asked to build an incredible keepsake for a former First Lady. What an honor. Our client wanted to collect photos of the First Lady's experiences around the world, and preserve them in an archival, handmade album. Since the photos were going to be large and many, we ultimately chose to build a clamshell box. The box provides a stunning way to showcase the photos, and allows the viewer to hold and experience each photo individually.

Watching the First Lady carefully view each photo and talk about the experience it represented was truly memorable. We were so thankful to work on this, and to have a client who values and supports our craft. Thank you also, to Pushdot Studio, for their incredible work on the image printing.

Heirloom Photo Presentation Box Photo Presentation Keepsake Box Hand Crafted Fine Photo Presentation Fine Photo Album Alternative

View Custom Work Shop Clamshell BoxesMore About Boxes

 

 

Blind Debossing Books in Portland

Logos Imprinted on Book Covers

If custom made books are great, then personalized books are excellent! Here at HSS we have a handy Kwikprint Foil Stamper (named Winston), which we use to imprint logos and names on book covers (sorry, we are not able to deboss on any other items). We recently completed a job for R/West printing Bridgeport Brewing logos on beer journals. Our own debossed branding and a portrait of Winston are also below. Have a look!

Blind Deboss Book Cover

deboss on book cover portland

Foil Stamping in Portland

Contact us if you're interested in having us blind deboss for you. See more debossing samples in the Personalization section of our Gallery.

 

 

Fine Art Wedding Album

Elegant, Archival Wedding Album

When an out-of-state client asked us to help her create an elegant, archival album with printed pages, we knew just who to send her to for page printing. Pushdot Studio right here in Portland does the most gorgeous fine-art page printing we've seen, and this book was no exception. The client provided the page layout to Pushdot, they did their printing magic, and we transformed the pages into a custom ribbon-bound album with a personalized letterpress plaque and slipcase. It's one of our favorite pieces we've made this year, thanks to a great client and great collaboration.

 

 ribbon bound wedding album

fine art wedding album

See also: A Wedding Album with Photo PrintsOur Most Popular Wedding Album •  A Variety of Other Albums and Boxes