Chandelarrow Design Co. is a multi-discipline branding agency based in Portland, Oregon.

Founded by designer, Andy Morris, we provide a full range of brand development and design services, combining strategic thinking with a unique aesthetic perspective, to create value and results for brands of all sizes. 

The Name

The name “Chandelarrow” {pronounced "shan-del-arrow"} was borrowed from the title of my family ranch-land in Grimes County, Texas. An area of the East Texas Piney Woods where I spent countless childhood hours in the woods hunting, fishing, building, and exploring. Arrowheads from earlier native inhabitants (primarily Kickapoo, Coushatta, and Caddo tribes) could be found in abundance scattered amongst trails, riverbanks and forest floors. These finds became so common at the ranch; family, friends, and other visitors began to collect and hang them from the PVC lighting fixture in the main bunkhouse. After 30+ years of collecting, the ranch became known as the "Chandel-Arrow" due to the hundreds of birdpoint arrowheads that now adorned the once modest "chandelier".

The ranch was sold in the late 1990's, and along with it, the dismantled "Chandelarrow" and it's arrowheads. The experience and activities that took place at Chandelarrow shaped my childhood and adolescence to the extent it seemed like the perfect moniker for the creative spirit.

In 2014 Chandelarrow takes on a second life, only now we live north of the 45˚ parallel, amongst taller and greener forests.