About our fantastic team!

Our leadership and marketing talent reside in Brookings, South Dakota and Marshall, Minnesota. We bring the same core values of our agricultural and commerce hubs to all we do. Because we live and work here, we have a vested interest in rural marketing and small business marketing for our region – and beyond.

Our Mission

To create lasting impact and growth by providing full-service marketing and design to the regional businesses and organizations who are the foundation of our rural communities.

Our Vision

Create meaningful opportunities to serve rural communities.

Our Values

  • We will always be reliable – and never leave you hanging for an answer.
  • We will always be approachable – and never shy away from a challenge.
  • We will always be intentional – and never advise what we don’t believe.
Meet Our Team

People Make All the Difference

As a business, you already know people are the difference. Upframe Creative knows this, too. As a company, we have built a team that values integrity, progress, purpose and a pioneering creative spirit. We create:

  • Website design
  • Branding and logo design
  • Graphic design
  • Strategy
  • Rural marketing and small business marketing
    • Customer communications and newsletters
  • WordPress maintenance and support

Most importantly, we constantly challenge ourselves to be the type of team we would want to work with. Our values will always reflect those of our clients – and that’s how we move beyond just great work – to measurable impact and lasting legacies.

Let’s start a conversation about what’s next.


Carrie Kuhl

CEO | Founder


Shay Vandendriessche

Director of Sales & Project Management


Hannah Merritt

Director of Marketing

Taylor Livingston

Creative Fulfillment Director


Alex Okerman

Junior Designer


Jenna Welbig

Marketing Coordinator (CZAR)

We Take A Special Approach To Every Client!

Let's chat about your project, we are happy to answer any questions you have, gather information and put together a quote free of charge.

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