Eickhof Creative Shop LLC specializes in branding, strategy, copywriting, and design. We’re based in the Portland Metro Area, working locally and remotely. The shop has been around for over a decade, and it’s a 100% woman-owned small business. We like dog people.

our manifesto

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Eickhof Creative Shop is a certified Oregon Benefit Company.

the team

Trust comes from knowing we have your best interests at heart – not because we said "trust us." Let's get to know each other better. We’ll start.


Julie Eickhof

Brand Mechanic

With a solid background in copywriting and editing and a sharp eye for design, Julie loves when all the little parts of a brand come together in a big way. As the owner of Eickhof Creative Shop, she enjoys a good challenge, from leveling the playing field for scrappy small-business owners to creating positive change within larger, established organizations. Her extensive education includes etymology homework at age five, a BA in Linguistics from UC Davis, and professional copywriting and design studies at Miami Ad School. In her free time, she enjoys riding her motorcycles, MacGyvering things, and camping with Jake.



Jacob (JAke) T. Pup, esq.

Director, Human Resources

Since joining the Shop in 2014, Jake has been instrumental in creating a culture of productivity and job satisfaction. With a strong commitment to employee wellness, Jake has had a paw in developing many innovative programs, including the stress-management series You Need Pup Snuggles and the health-and-fitness initiative Done in 60 Seconds: Seriously, Take One Minute and Throw That Ball. He's a vocal advocate of #AdoptDontShop and dedicates his free time to educating other species about the amazing abilities of rescue dogs – and the benefits of napping.



Working with Julie has been a remarkable process, and I am so excited by the result! It’s a stunning piece of work that I could not have imagined before Julie worked with me to develop it. Very exciting!
— Kurt Sunderbruch
Julie is an amazing person to work with. She is extremely skilled and creative, and one of the friendliest people I have met. She works with you until you have a product you are happy with. I recommend her without reservation.
— Mario Martinez
The whole ‘Brand Mechanic’ concept and design is one of the coolest examples of personal branding I’ve ever seen. Everything about it just plays so nicely, down to the little pencil/lugnut logo.

I use it as an example every time I teach on that topic.
— Ian Anderson Oliver
Julie is a pretty good all-around nerd, who doesn’t need to specialize.
— Aaron Bonner
I feel great about [my brand tenets] and am already feeling inspired about incorporating them into my website and other marketing materials.

I loved the format of [the Brand-Tenet Development] session! I didn’t know what to expect, but the funneling of ideas made me feel much less scattered about all of this.

I also want to tell you that I am impressed by your systems for client interaction, and it has been valuable for me, as a service provider, to play the role of the client, especially the client of someone so organized!

Looking forward to developing some branding aesthetics that will help bring my client-facing organization to the next level.
— Jessie Goldbaugh
Julie is a pleasure to work with. Quick, smart, and organized. Easy to get along with and downright friendly.
— Kyle Epperson
For a word nerd, you seem pretty good with the picture‑y bits.
— Ian Peters-Campbell


• AdRoll
•  Advisor Software
• AJ+ / Al Jazeera America
•  Born Worthy Designs
• Box
• CBS Interactive / CNET Networks
• Citizens for Responsible Access
• Constance Therapeutics
• Corporate Meeting AV
• Craig Litwin for Sebastopol City Council Campaign
• Creative Circle
• Dawson Ranch

• eBay
• 421 Group
• Impact Trial Consulting
• Iris Worldwide
• Le Bureau
• Left Coast Wholesale
• Lucid
• Pacific Gas & Electric
• Pattern Regeneration
• Precision General Commercial Contractors
• Saatchi + Saatchi
•  Searchmetrics
• Smoke Society
•  SPARC / Peace in Medicine
• Woo Garden



•  advertising
•  apparel
• business
• cannabis
• construction
• content
• events
• finance
• food
• interior design

• journalism / media
• marketing
• political
• powersports
• print + mail
•  retail
• sales
• tech
• transportation
• utility