Specialized design agency. A design boutique (also known as a design firm, design house) is similar to an ad agency in that it provides commercial communication services. Unlike an ad agency that serve to provide a complete array of services to a client, a design boutique will offer a limited more specialized offering.
Services they provide tend to depend entirely on what expertise they have to offer in their core team. There is a trend for design boutiques to provide branding, collateral, brochures, and other printed materials.
Portland Design Boutiques
Chockstone - Specializes in loyalty programs (discount member cards).
eROI - Specializes in email marketing and banner ads.
Naegeli Trial Technologies - Specialize in multimedia presentations for use in court trials.
Opus Creative - Specializes in interactive media
Stepchange - Specializes in social media
Typethink - Specializes in interactive media
Xplane - Specializes in illustration & information design
Ziba - Industrial Design