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.
Our crew includes several awesome partners outside of our walls that provide development, copywriting, photography and more. Our core studio team consists of:
Tricia Christiansen, Creative Director
Kevin Nelson, Account Director
Rachel LaVoie, Digital Coordinator
Sara Erlandson, Lead Designer
Abby Hill, Designer
Chris Rowley, Production Designer
Rose Knutson, Proofreader
Carrie Steffel, AP/AR
Marilee Hakari, HR Manager
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
Healthcare Advertising Awards
Hermes Creative Awards
HOW Interactive Design
HOW International Design
PRINT Regional Design Awards
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.
American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
Deluxe Financial Services
Feeling Good MN
Henry Ford Allegiance Health
Marvin Windows and Doors
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!
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.”