engagement strategies, design thinking, & creative consulting

Using an integrated and relational approach, we help individuals and organizations discover, embody, and aestheticize what matters most to them. We use tactics from socially engaged art, human centered design, and branding, and we build teams to suit your project needs. 

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Consulting & Strategy

Research & Discovery
Project Design & Planning
Leadership & Business Growth
Design Thinking

Brand Consulting

Storytelling & Messaging
Visual Identity
Art Direction
Photo & Video

Public Art

Meet the collective

Erica Thomas

Erica is an artist, producer, and creative consultant. She combines her experience in contemporary art and design with a deep commitment to social justiceto produce innovative solutions with clients and collaborators.
Erica specializes in strategic process, impactful written and visual content, creating art exhibitions and experiences, producing and consulting on public art, large-scale events and festivals, and solutions to community outreach needs. She has a strong voice for writing, a keen eye for producing images and art directing design. Concept is where she shines. 
She holds an MFA in Contemporary Art and Social Practice and has over a decade of experience as a producer, project manager, and art director. She mixes her experience in contemporary art and design with business and organizational savvy to produce innovative solutions for her clients and collaborators, which include Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland Art Museum, and many others. 

Emily Fitzgerald

Emily is a creative consultant, socially-engaged artist, photographer, and storyteller. Through her consulting and art practice she focuses on integrating the relational and visual to elevate engagement, invoke curiosity, and demonstrate multi-dimensionality. Her work is responsive, participatory, and site-specific—seeking to shift systems of power, and build meaningful connection. Emily brings large-scale art installations into non-traditional, public and unexpected places in order to deepen our understanding, reframe our ways of relating to one another, and to inspire dialogue around complex issues.

In addition to creative consulting, Emily teaches Art, Photography, and Design Thinking at Portland State University. Her recent creative collaborations have included partnerships with TriMet, the Portland Art Museum, Hollywood Senior Center, Zenger Farm, King Public School, Multnomah County Health Clinics, Beaumont Middle School, Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, and the City of Portland. Artist website at: efitzgerald.com

We are here to talk about your
project, cause, or event.

Email us at hello@worksprogressagency.com
Or call at (503) 816-1102

811 East Burnside #124  
Portland, OR 97214