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Strategy

Strategy & Roadmapping

We partner with our clients to help them solve their toughest problems and capitalize on opportunities. We leverage the latest technologies and our own proven platforms as building blocks for custom solutions. Correct problem identification comes first. Then, we are able to deliver the solution that best meets the need and yields the greatest business value.

Iterative Prototyping

Iterative Development

We design our tools and systems, from the beginning, using an iterative design process involving the end users. We build interactive prototypes, conduct user testing, analyze results and refine the solution. We repeat this process until we have a solution that is intuitive to use, meets the functional requirements and provides optimal value for client and user alike.

Requirements Definition

Requirements Definition

We help our clients define the problem at hand and define the highest value solution. It starts with stakeholder interviews and review of current tools and systems. From there, we produce robust requirements documentation that defines business, functional and technical specifications in terms that avoid unnecessary complication. Prototypes are developed in concert so our clients have a complete blue-print for executing the solution.

Responsive Websites

Responsive Websites

We employ best practices in responsive design to ensure all web pages can be viewed and navigated on the size of the screen being used. We ensure our designs adapt to the chosen device from a visual design and usability perspective. Easily used to access information, our designs improve adoption and repeat visits, ensuring high SEO rankings for mobility.

User Experience Design

User Experience Design

We live for simple, beautiful, intuitive user design. Using prototypes, working software and ongoing customer trial, we hone our interfaces throughout design and development. Through thoughtful information architecture and advanced search integration, we make information easy to find. And ensure everything scales for optimum performance on every device.

Cross Platform Mobile Apps

Cross-Platform Mobile Apps

We specialize in cross-platform mobile development optimizing for the most widely used iOS and Android platforms and devices. It’s both faster and easier to maintain than leveraging a single codebase. We then customize for specific platforms to optimize the user experience and adoption rates.

Custom Software

Custom Software

No two businesses are alike, and no single off-the-shelf tool generally suffices. We specialize in custom development for business and communication. Employing proven technology stacks, and leveraging building blocks in our library, we design and develop tools for specific challenges.  Requirements definition, iterative prototyping and agile development ensure highly usable, predictable and scalable software solutions.

Digital Asset Management

Digital Asset Management

With the influx of digital assets, organizations can get lost in the wealth of content.  We’ve seen it ourselves, and through our customer’s eyes.  We designed an intuitive, easy to use digital asset management system that lets you easily upload, organize and publish digital assets. It uses familiar drag-and-drop functionality and intuitive searchable folders.  Paired with our cross-platform mobile apps, it delivers up-to-date assets anywhere, anytime to anyone.

Capabilities

  1. Strategy & Roadmapping
  2. Iterative Development
  3. Requirements Definition
  4. Responsive Websites
  5. User Experience Design
  6. Cross-Platform Mobile Apps
  7. Custom Software
  8. Digital Asset Management

Our Approach

Ours is a targeted, agile way of thinking.

We help companies diagnose problems, not just solve them.

Working with enterprise manufacturers for over twenty years provides a bit of perspective.

Shoulder-to-shoulder with our clients, we continuously evolve our offerings to bring greater value and in finding new ways to move the needle.

Management Team

To our thinking, deep and engaged beats wide and remote. We seek long résumés and unique skill sets. And upper management doesn't up and disappear. Pop Art is a pretty personal experience, starting here.
Tom Paul

Tom Paul

CEO

Tom is responsible for the growth and success of Pop Art. His directive is simple: “Build the brand. Grow the team. Set the vision and create alignment.”

In order to grow the company in the hyper-competitive space of technology services, Tom is acutely aware of the company’s current operations, communicates a clear vision for where the company needs to go to take advantage of the biggest market opportunities, and works with his leadership team to build and execute a plan to get from A to B. He leans heavily on his diverse experience that spans enterprise professional services and business management, management consulting, operations management, product development / go-to-market strategy, and technology portfolio management.

Tom joined Pop Art in 2000 and was its Chief Operating Officer from 2008 until 2015, responsible for executing the agency’s vision and setting the stage for long-term growth and differentiation. In 2015, Tom completed the purchase of a majority of the company’s stock to become its sole director.

Tom is a graduate of Portland State University, the Defense Language Institute at the Presidio of Monterey, and Ft. Bragg’s John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School. He is also a graduate of the Stanford Executive Institute where he led his team to victory in the New Venture Lab pitch competition.

Noah Oken-Berg

Noah Oken-Berg

Director of Business Development

Noah serves as liaison and ambassador for Pop Art’s expanding client, supplier and collaborator networks to bridge gaps and drive efficiency. He has a proven record of aligning multiple stakeholders on complex issues toward high yield, happy outcomes. He strives, in a nutshell, to make relationships and software hum.

He brings an innate passion for both technology and business, starting with programming games on the family Apple and sweeping raffle sales prizes in elementary school. He’s been guided through a string of entrepreneurial successes by one driving principal: “help technology connect the natural world in ways previously impossible, then get it the heck out the way.”

Noah orchestrated and operated an independent B2B wireless agency for most of the 2000’s, helping to bring the then-emerging smart phone technologies and “high-speed” wireless laptop cards into the market. Since then, Noah has directed rapid-growth, global business development efforts in the custom and licensed software space. He graduated from Whitman College with a BA in Sociology and Studio Art, including abroad studies in Russia and Zimbabwe.

Katie Norris

Katie Norris

Director of PMO

You know that knife on TV that’s so sharp it can slice through a soda can with ease? That's Katie. She can be given a ridiculously difficult task and make solving it look like a breeze. She loves the team environment and attacks all assignments with passion, grace, and a strong sense of humor.

Katie joined Pop Art as Director of PMO in early 2018. She brings 20 years of diverse experience in corporate, agency and consulting environments to her work, with deep applied knowledge of digital marketing, content and web strategy, corporate branding and business analysis. She is currently overseeing Pop Art’s portfolio of project work, as well as helping to launch BAM!.

Prior to Pop Art, Katie worked with a number of Portland advertising and marketing agencies managing large portfolios for Fortune 500 clients, as well as with local companies in the fields of energy efficiency and telematics, bringing complex programs to life and products to market.

Katie has a M.A. in Mexican Modernism from the University of Arizona, and a B.A. in Art History and Archaeology from San Jose State University. She likes hanging out with family and friends, playing board games, concocting fabulous brunches, visiting cool places in the Northwest, drinking delicious hard cider, and attending music performances and art exhibits whenever possible.

Katie Norris

Ben Cerezo

Director of Design

Ben joined Pop Art in 2017 after nearly a decade leading a successful user experience design company in Portland, Oregon. He is intensely curious about the intersection of people and technology, and enjoys helping organizations of all sizes to meet their customers’ needs through empathy and responsible design practices.

Throughout his career, Ben has applied his design and interpersonal skills, working with teams to solve tough problems in the realms of real-time collaboration, internet of things, vehicle telematics, logistics, business analytics, autonomous vehicles, virtual and augmented reality, finance, web marketing, music, and more.

Ben has a B.S. in Graphic Design from Oregon State University, along with plenty of hands-on technical experience in electronics and material fabrication at Benson Polytechnic High School in Portland.

Our History

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Pop Art, located in beautiful Portland, is a team of diverse individuals using technology to create shared experience and understanding.

We believe that the quality of communication impacts quality of life. For us, creating rich, varied and deep interactive experiences isn’t just our passion; it’s our raison d’etre.

From our very first project for the Stanford University Bookstore in 1997, we have focused on what it means to be interactive; to discover and create new ways to communicate and interact through technology.

Over the years we have worked with companies big and small, from local to international brands, nonprofits and government entities. We have worked with brands from aerospace, transportation, packaged foods, and apparel, to name but a few. What our clients have in common is a desire to innovate and a belief that we can help them harness the awesome power of interactivity.

We have assembled one of the best teams in the business — a diverse team of original thinkers and creative problem-solvers, a team that cares about getting things right, a team that is willing to do what it takes to deliver great work, on time, every time. It’s a team that cares about and helps each other. It’s a team where the people push each other to get better.

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