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CSHQA gave the rizentines a  great tour of their office on Broad Street as we learned about the architecture, design and sustainability features of their renovated warehouse. As 2014 marked 125 years for this regional company,  their designs were nothing less than impressive. CSHQA works in all 50 states and is the primary  architecture and design firm for… Read more »

Video + Web.

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Building a video based website isn’t necessarily the right answer for everyone, but when done correctly, and with a purpose they can be some of the most visually appealing and interesting websites out there. Over the last year we have had a chance to build a couple that we are quite proud of – and… Read more »

Social Media Marketing Predictions for 2015.


Forbes recently released an article with their predictions of the social media marketing trends to come in 2015. This is synopsis of that list: 1. The rise of Ello: First of all, you may be asking yourself, “what in the world is ‘Ello’?” Think Facebook circa 2005 and that is pretty much what Ello is…. Read more »

Rizen Top Tracks of 2014.

We listen to a lot of music while we work. Our speakers pump a huge variety of music from rap to indie rock,  EDM to jazz, but there are a few tracks and artist that are close to each of us. It was difficult to pick our favorite tracks, but we narrowed it down to… Read more »

Aaron Draplin & the Art of the Side Hustle.


VANS launches an #offthewall documentary series, portraying some of their favorite story tellers to show commitment to originality. Its a collection of creative minds speaking to the power of imagination. Featuring Aaron James Draplin, founder of Draplin Design Co. and creator of field notes, this design Portland super-power shares his love for hoarding and junking… Read more »

Sharable Content.


As we play in the social media space on a daily basis, we are constantly challenged to create sharable content meant to stand out in a sea of ads and information overload. In an article on, 7 secrets to sharable content are discussed 1. Social Validation – We as humans crave a need for approval… Read more »

Rizen Thanks + Giving.


A big thank you to everyone that contributed to Thanks + Giving this year.                                        Your generous donations helped us make the holidays a little bit brighter for a family in need. Sue Cook, Sue Cook Designs… Read more »

Hank Patterson’s Reel Montana Adventure


“The world is full of bastards, the number increasing rapidly the further one gets from Missoula, Montana.” -Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It Last night was Hank Patterson’s Boise premier of the “award-winning-feature-documentary-award-winning film”, A Reel Montana Adventure. The documentry, which included a supporting role by Rizen’s own Katie Meyers, followed Hank, this cousin Wally,… Read more »