Monthly Archives: September 2014

Pedestrian Simulation
Posted by on September 16, 2014
Posted in: animation, projects, software, transportation, Vissim

Vissim is a traffic simulation tool developed by the Germany software firm PTV. It is capable of modeling complex real-world situations that occur every day on our roadways and transit systems. Real-time manipulation of this this model allows traffic engineers to see the effects of road development or signaling changes on traffic & pedestrian movement. […]

Staff Profile: Joshua
Posted by on September 16, 2014
Posted in: creative community

How Fat Pencil Studio came to be: It started as a series of freelance gigs back in 2004, creating marketing graphics for Portland area real-estate developers. I started to realize that the visual thinking skills I learned in architecture school could be valuable in a variety of other professions: construction, engineering, manufacturing…even litigation. The real-estate […]

Bridges of Portland Poster
Posted by on September 15, 2014
Posted in: creative community, mapping, projects, transportation

Exciting news! We have just finished producing a gorgeous and informative poster of the Bridges of Portland—including the new Tilikum Crossing and Sellwood Bridge. Check it out now at or read on for more info. For the past couple of years, we have watched the cabled silhouette of Tilikum Crossing take form near our […]