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our studio

 
 

About Our Studio

Christiansen Creative has come a long way since our humble beginnings in 2002. But one thing remains the same, our commitment to create positive change through our team talents. Through the years we’ve created award-winning work for many clients, nearly 300 industry awards, in fact. Although, our true sense of pride comes from the small businesses we’ve helped launch, the nonprofits we’ve helped to grow, and the challenges we help tackle.

 
 

 
 

Meet the team

We work well together, we play nice with others, and we love what we do! Our core team at CC includes:

  • Tricia Christiansen, Creative Director

  • Kevin Nelson, Account Director

  • Kim Miller, Project Manager

  • Rachel LaVoie, Creative Content Manager

  • Sara Erlandson, Lead Designer

  • Abby Hill, Designer

  • Kayla Smith, Designer

  • Carrie Steffel, AP/AR

  • Marilee Hakari, HR Manager

  • Rose Knutson, Proofreader

  • Christopher Mick, Studio Support

  • Cali, Greeter/Security/Vacuum

 

 
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INDUSTRY KUDOS

We've been honored to see our design work in publication and competitions throughout the years. To date, our client projects and self-promotions have earned us more than 275 kudos from the following organizations:

  • AIGA Minnesota Design Show 

  • American Graphic Design Awards 

  • American Packaging Design 

  • Communication Arts 

  • Communicator Awards 

  • Davey Awards 

  • Healthcare Advertising Awards 

  • Hermes Creative Awards

  • HOW Interactive Design

  • HOW International Design

  • Logo Lounge

  • PRINT Regional Design Awards

  • Rockport Publishing

  • MarCom Awards

  • WHPRMS Communications

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A bit of client history

We've had the good fortune to work with some bigger clients in the past seventeen years. Behind each of those company names are great projects for some pretty amazing teams.

  • 3M

  • American Registry of Radiologic Technologists

  • BI Worldwide

  • Boston Scientific

  • CentraCare Health

  • Deluxe Financial Services

  • Ecolab 

  • Feeling Good MN

  • HealthPartners

  • Henry Ford Allegiance Health

  • LifeTime Fitness

  • Marvin Windows and Doors

  • ServeMinnesota

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this old church

If you didn’t know, our studio is a renovated 1880’s church located in historic Hudson, Wisconsin. Since purchasing the church in 2012, we’ve updated several areas of the building while keeping the integrity of the original church. If you’re interested in seeing some of the projects we’ve tackled, check out our Facebook page. We have several photo albums dedicated to our projects.

A few factoids about our space:

  • Before we moved in, this space has been a church, a playhouse, a dance studio and headquarters for a nonprofit teen acting troupe.

  • Our 5,446 square feet of space has been used for community gatherings, assembly projects, photo shoots and some pretty awesome parties.

  • Nothing in the lower level is a true right angle because it was all dug out by hand in the 1950s by the men in the congregation.

  • It may have been haunted, at one time… but studio ghost does not exist. So no worries.

  • One Halloween we transformed the studio into Hogwarts and gave hundreds of locals a magical tour. It was brilliant!


 
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Kind Words from Doug of The Doug Spong Co:

“I’ve worked with so many talented designers and great design firms over the years. Christiansen Creative is among the very best. Just love the culture and attitude that Tricia Christiansen brings to her people and their work.”