ABOUT

We live to excite

We were born in Chicago in 1994

with an independent spirit, the drive to change the way marketing is done, and a mind wide open.

Here, creative is not just a department. It’s a quality of our work. It’s how our brains are wired. And it’s what fuels our culture.

Whether you’re one of us or work with us, something about Upshot sticks with you. Maybe it’s our infectious energy, our strategic mindset, or our willingness to dive head first into the unknown. We’re always hungry for the next challenge, the next opportunity to combine our unique strengths and make great work happen, together.

Ellen Slauson

EVP, Business Management & Operations

Suzanna Bierwirth

EVP, Executive Creative Director

Lisa Hurst

EVP, Marketing & Strategy

Casey Hess

SVP, Digital Technology

Udayan Kolandra

SVP, Planning Director

Ross Park

SVP Account Management

We're a band of seekers, creators, and mischief-makers.

Meet a team that gets fired up about cool ideas—and how to make them better, bolder, and smarter. We run from the unexpected. We question everything. But more importantly, we know the questions to ask. Not just to find an answer but to gain perspective. We’re here to rethink, redefine, and resolve. To challenge norms and conventions. To capture imagination. To create brand excitement.

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ali cella

sr. account executive

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allie musial

art director

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alyssa gauger

sr. art director

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amy pedid

art director

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ann komer

graphics supervisor

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anna nicholson

account coordinator

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anthony stapinski

finance administrator

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ash sayeed

i.t. director

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audrey raymond

Senior Art Director

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bailey armstrong

account coordinator

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beth flatley

assoc. creative director

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Bianca Borrero-Borreras

Senior Research Analyst

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brian priest

SVP, Creative Strategy

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calline cronin

sr. copywriter

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carly smith

account manager

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caroline merten

sr. copywriter

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charlie giglia

sr. art director

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cody morris

art director

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colleen purtell

production supervisor

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cori clark

account manager

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dan bacon

sr. finance manager

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dana lacoco

sr. art director

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danielle agriopoulos

senior designer

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david ellerbrock

director. production services

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david huettner

motion graphics editor

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david nigh

vp. creative director

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dennis swiec

assoc. creative director

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diana panek

creative director

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eric baskauskas

creative director

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eric solner

web developer

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erin hecht

account manager

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fran dvorak

HR director

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Francisco Montes

Tech Support Specialist

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gary curtin

svp. production

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hannah lesko

Associate Creative Director

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henry ochoa

performance analyst

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jaime martin

media director

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jannelle mcknight

senior director. project management

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jay davidson

svp. account management

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jay solway

media coordinator

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jeff daniel

vp. digital, media, analytics

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jenni rizzo

Vice President

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jenny ha

Senior Art Director/3D Retail Designer

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jet sullivan

project manager

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joe escobedo

Senior Designer

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joel richter

sr. design director

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john whittington

sr. art director

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José Ramos

sr. graphic artist

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julia deutsch

sr. account manager

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justine harlan

graphics supervisor

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kaitlin milkovich

account director

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kat tushim

creative director

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katie mccants

sr. account director

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kelly gribben

vp. creative

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Kelly Kruse

Account Supervisor

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kristin collins

account manager

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kyle briggs

sr. copywriter

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laura bluett

social media strategist

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laura pitts

account director

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laurent varlet

assoc. creative director

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lexie whisler

account manager

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liz aviles

vp. market intelligence

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Mary Van De Walle

VP Account Planning

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Mason Galecki

Junior Designer

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michael ploog

graphics production supervisor

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Michelle Horne

creative director

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nicole luna

media supervisor

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niki damiani

account manager

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racheal schneider

account director

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rhoda reyes

sr. graphic artist & keyliner

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rich burbank

director, digital imaging

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richie alday

project manager

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rodolfo rojo

art director

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sam ashbrook

account supervisor

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sara baker

project manager

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sarah altenburg

assoc. creative director

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sarah zimmer

senior designer

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scott morrow

proofreader

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shelby komar

account coordinator

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stacey dowgray

sr. art director

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sunshine lemontree

sr. copywriter

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Tessa Louché

account manager

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tim biewald

Ad Operations Manager

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todd lewis

production facilities manager

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tyler schmidt

art director

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victor salguero

office manager

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whitney harper

vp. account

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