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The Full Story

After years of toiling away for people who'd rather golf, sail, or play solitaire while tacking on exorbitant markups to your valuable marketing dollars, we realized we were smarter and worked harder than all of them combined. So we set up our own shop. Same talent. No expensive gourmet coffee and Ping-Pong table in the break room. In fact, no break room. We're virtual.


Ellen Ullman

In my 17 years of writing and editing for multiple education publications, I have honed the invaluable ability to boil down complex topics into easy-to-understand, and actionable, narratives for educators. My significant experience in event planning & networking has led to an impressive contact roster that sets me apart in the field.


Jennifer Prescott

I excel at shaping innovative, content-rich marketing solutions that deliver brand recognition, engagement, lead acquisition, and conversion. With 26 years of experience in the education market, I am a true left- and right-brained thinker with the ability to blend a keen understanding of data with a passion
for prose and design.

Note: I have recently joined Spyre Marketing as their new Creative Director.  Feel free to connect with me there by clicking below.

Our Growing Team


Cody Hays, MAMC

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Hi there! I’m Cody Hays. I’m a digital strategist, educator, and artist. My happiest days are spent behind my computer screen helping organizations change the world. Most days you can find me working on something creative, walking through the streets of Seattle, or nesting in the corner of a coffee shop. As the social media manager for UP Creative, I bring ideas to life through branding, social advertising, and videography. 


When I’m not busy working on a website or ad campaign, you can catch me hanging with my cat Marigold, editing photos for my Instagram @codyjhays, or sketching in a coffee shop.

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James McGill

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He was a small-time attorney hustling to get some respect and make a name for himself. Then he found UP Creative. Now he's our fixer. Jimmy works remotely out of Albuquerque, and enjoys spending time with his pet fish.


Dan Schultz

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Dan has been creating designs and videos in the educational arena for 25 years, and he loves being part of the UP Creative team! Some of his successes include viral videos (over 60 million views), numerous design awards, and a roster of well-known national clients. The first priority in a project is to understand the client and their goals. Then the challenge is to create something inspiring, something that excites the client’s audience. And to have fun—it’s important to have fun!

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