Blue Deer Forest is a women-owned, Portland-based web design agency that values community stewardship and works to elevate and serve our clients who do exactly that. Our mission is to support organizations and businesses by supplying a trusted partner in strategic decisions around their website, copywriting, and email marketing that move people into taking action.
Nedra Rezinas, owner Blue Deer Forest
Nedra Rezinas established Blue Deer Forest in 2005 out of necessity and passion for web development. Beginning with her eff orts to advocate for the overlooked voices in business, Nedra has directed the growth of Blue Deer Forest to become a support system for small-business technical needs. As the face of the company, she handles every aspect of the client experience from onboarding to project management and more. At the same time, she continues her outreach to educate small businesses through presentations and hands-on training. She regularly presents workshops at PCC Climb and presents to groups and events around the Portland Metro area, including Ignite Portland 2008 with an audience of over 800 attendees. Nedra’s out-of-office time is devoted to family projects involving crafts and baking with her daughter while enjoying board games with her husband. She pays it forward in business by mentoring young professional women.
Jefferson was born and raised in Denver, Colorado, where he studied graphic design and learned how to build websites while working as a fine art photographer, and later as the owner of a comic book store. He has spent the last nine years living in Portland, Oregon, where he has fallen into a career as a WordPress designer and developer.
Erin is the newest member of the team, but is no stranger to technical support and client satisfaction! She has been working as a Client Care Specialist for Blue Deer Forest since October 2015.Erin grew up in the Non Profit world and has social justice in her lifeblood. After graduating from Naropa University, Erin has spent her adult life studying mindfulness and embodiment. Today she runs her own social enterprise called Uplift Movements which works to empower individuals and groups to make their fullest social impact through meditation, volunteerism, and film.
Sugarpixel design is Jessica Hecox – a second-generation Oregonian, a proud Portlander, and a graphic designer with over 15 years experience. She is passionate about aesthetics, from a beautiful illustration to elegantly purposeful furniture. Her work for clients is a marriage of creative expression and visual problem-solving. She strives to create inspired design that serves your purpose and makes you say, “I love it!” In addition to being a design diva, Jessica is a mama to an inventive and hilarious little boy, wife, baker, and helped organize a workshop for Nonprofits called “Design Like Mad.”
Michael Allen Jr, owner SplinterCat Copy
Born into a family of small business owners, Mike Allen spent his early adulthood manning the stoves of chef-owned, fine-dining establishments. After majoring in English at Portland State University, Mike put in some time learning the ropes of journalism and literary nonfiction. He started SplinterCat Copy (named after a mythical beast of the American wilderness) to help small business owners tell their own stories.