Corrales Creative is a multi-disciplinary design firm specializing in front-end website design and development, identity, logo, and print design. Alongside these core specialities, Corrales Creative also offers writing and marketing services such as content creation and content marketing strategy. We feel that unique and important relationships exist between design and writing, each influencing the other to ultimately tell the story of your brand. The result? Design that goes beyond aesthetics and conveys a sense of purpose. And writing that works in concert – adding logic, reason, and context to the visuals.
Cory Cachola founded Corrales Creative in 2004, bringing years of graphic design experience with him. But his path to visual communications actually started in journalism school while getting his bachelor's degree from the nationally ranked University of Montana School of Journalism in the mid-90s. With degree in hand, Cory started out writing and editing news stories on the copy desk for the small daily, The Montana Standard. Then he moved over to becoming a page designer for special sections.
Design and layout for special sections of the newspaper not only required visual design know-how, but equally important were writing and editing skills necessary to boil down copy, write headlines, captions, and the like. It was in this job that Cory first realized the important links between writing, editing, and designing: how they relied on each other to be effective as a whole. The experience eventually led Cory to the newspaper's advertising department, where he became an ad designer and honed his design chops. From there he was hired as the graphic designer for a PR and marketing firm in town. Upon moving to Portland in 2001, he worked in a split role as graphic designer and copywriter for Beaverton-based Touchmark Living Centers.
Today, Corrales Creative has a diverse roster of clients including Nike, Special Olympics Oregon, The World Health Organization, Barret School of Banking, United By Music North America, and more. Industry specialties include nonprofit, public health, food and wine, medical, and legal.