Writings collected from around the Upstatement office. Upstatement is a free-thinking, fun-loving creative studio that imagines & builds exceptional digital experiences.

Mike Swartz

Principal, Creative Director at Artist, guitarist, maker and breaker of things.

Holly Copeland

Designer at Upstatement

Beatrice Huang

Engineer @ Upstatement

Emily Theis

Head of Producers at Upstatement. Designer, musician, and seamstress. Hoosier turned Bostonian. Devoted dog mom.

Ali Aas

Designer @upstatement

Tito Bottitta

Partner at @Upstatement, the awesome web design & development firm. Also: Modest man. Basketballer. Typography lover. Musical omnivore.

Jared Novack

Partner at @upstatement. Maker of @TimberWP:

Keri O'Brian

I design things for @upstatement, and I wolfed my teamster sub for you.

Mike Burns

Head of Engineering @ Upstatement

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