Born from a spark, ready to excite

who we are

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.

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our leadership

  • Ellen Slausen

    Ellen Slauson

    evp, general manager
  • Suzanna Bierwith

    Suzanna Bierwirth

    evp, executive creative director
  • Lisa Hurst

    Lisa Hurst

    Svp, account management
  • Udayan Kolandra

    Udayan Kolandra

    Svp, planning director
  • Casey Hess

    Casey Hess

    SVP, Strategic Growth Initiatives

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

We run from the expected. We question everything. But more importantly, we know the questions to ask. Not just to find an answer, but perspective. To find the daring and to design the imaginative. To find new places and paths. To create brand excitement.

We are Upshotters.

alexa berg

account supervisor

ali cella

sr. account executive

ali fishman

jr. art director

allie musial

art director

alyssa gauger

sr. art director

amy pedid

art director

angel bucio

senior production artist

ann komer

graphics supervisor

anna nicholson

account coordinator

anthony stapinski

finance administrator

ash sayeed

i.t. director

audrey raymond

Senior Art Director

bailey armstrong

account coordinator

beth flatley

assoc. creative director

Bianca Borrero-Borreras

Senior Research Analyst

brad robers

Associate Director, Intent Marketing

brian priest

svp. group creative director

calline cronin

sr. copywriter

carly smith

account manager

caroline merten

sr. copywriter

charlie giglia

sr. art director

cody morris

art director

colleen purtell

production supervisor

cori clark

account manager

dan bacon

sr. finance manager

dana lacoco

sr. art director

danielle agriopoulos

senior designer

danny furey


david ellerbrock

director. production services

david huettner

motion graphics editor

david nigh

vp. creative director

dave woods


dennis swiec

assoc. creative director

diana panek

creative director

eric baskauskas

creative director

eric solner

web developer

erin hecht

account manager

faye rasmussen

account supervisor

fran dvorak

HR director

Francisco Montes

Tech Support Specialist

gaba gonzalez

assoc. creative director

gable mansfield

jr. art director

gary curtin

svp. production

hannah lesko

Associate Creative Director

henry ochoa

performance analyst

jaime martin

media director

jannelle mcknight

senior director. project management

jay davidson

svp. account management

jay solway

media coordinator

jeff daniel

vp. digital, media, analytics

jenni rizzo

Vice President

jenny ha

Senior Art Director/3D Retail Designer

jet sullivan

project manager

joe escobedo

Senior Designer

joel richter

sr. design director

john whittington

sr. art director

José Ramos

sr. graphic artist

julia deutsch

sr. account manager

justine harlan

graphics supervisor

kaitlin milkovich

account director

kat tushim

creative director

katie mccants

sr. account director

kelly gribben

vp. creative

Kelly Kruse

Account Supervisor

kristin collins

account manager

kyle briggs

sr. copywriter

laura bluett

social media strategist

laura pitts

account director

laurent varlet

assoc. creative director

lexie whisler

account manager

liz aviles

vp. market intelligence

madison asher

Art Director

Mary Van De Walle

VP Account Planning

Mason Galecki

Junior Designer

matthew capritta

performance analyst

michael ploog

graphics production supervisor

Michelle Horne

creative director

morgan barnett


nicole luna

media supervisor

niki damiani

account manager

racheal schneider

account director

rhoda reyes

sr. graphic artist & keyliner

rich burbank

director, digital imaging

richie alday

project manager

rodolfo rojo

art director

ross park

vp. account management

sam ashbrook

account supervisor

sara baker

project manager

sarah altenburg

assoc. creative director

sarah zimmer

senior designer

scott morrow


shelby komar

account coordinator

stacey dowgray

sr. art director

sunshine lemontree

sr. copywriter

Tessa Louché

account manager

tim biewald

Ad Operations Manager

todd lewis

production facilities manager

tyler schmidt

art director

victor salguero

office manager

whitney harper

vp. account

zach ressie

account supervisor

we get recognized

We’ve been honored for our creativity and marketing effectiveness and ranked a Top Workplace in Chicago six times by the Chicago Tribune. We’re a Top Agency in Ad Age’s Agency Report; a Hub Magazine Top 20 Shopper Marketing Agency; a Chief Marketer 200; and listed on Crain’s Chicago’s Largest Integrated/Digital Agencies.

we’re part of something bigger

We joined the Advantage Solutions family in late 2016 and are now part of Advantage Marketing Partners—the company’s marketing division. Advantage enhances deeper retail connectivity—retailer relationships, shopper data and insights—bolsters specialized service offerings and geographic reach.