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Established 2008
Employees 36
Locations Boston & NYC
Bea reads on the couch
Ali Aas Headshot

Ali Aas

Design
Qusai Akoud Headshot

Qusai Akoud

Design
Scott Batson Headshot

Scott Batson

Technology
Regis Biron Headshot

Regis Biron

Design
Tito Bottitta Headshot

Tito Bottitta

Principal
Nick Braica Headshot

Nick Braica

Technology
Mike Burns Headshot

Mike Burns

Technology
Molly Butterfoss Headshot

Molly Butterfoss

Design
Brittany Chiang Headshot

Brittany Chiang

Technology
Holly Copeland Headshot

Holly Copeland

Design
Scott Dasse Headshot

Scott Dasse

Principal
Emma Gardner Headshot

Emma Gardner

Technology
Vanessa Gregorchik Headshot

Vanessa Gregorchik

Design
Nathan Hass Headshot

Nathan Hass

Design
Beatrice Huang Headshot

Beatrice Huang

Technology
Siri Du Pont-Hurley Headshot

Siri Du Pont-Hurley

People & Operations Manager
John Keough Headshot

John Keough

Design
Suzie Kim Headshot

Suzie Kim

Studio Experience Manager
Jess Landre Headshot

Jess Landre

Producer
Stephanie Lee Headshot

Stephanie Lee

Design
Jenny Mackintosh Headshot

Jenny Mackintosh

Producer
Alec Marcus Headshot

Alec Marcus

Design
Will Millar Headshot

Will Millar

Design
Kim Miller Headshot

Kim Miller

Principal
James Muspratt Headshot

James Muspratt

Design
Jared Novack Headshot

Jared Novack

Principal
Keri O'Brian Headshot

Keri O'Brian

Design
Michael Pelletier Headshot

Michael Pelletier

Technology
Camden Phalen Headshot

Camden Phalen

Technology
Tony Pham Headshot

Tony Pham

Design
Andy Rader Headshot

Andy Rader

Design
Vanessa Scopino Headshot

Vanessa Scopino

Operations
Mike Swartz Headshot

Mike Swartz

Principal
Emily Theis Headshot

Emily Theis

Producer
Caitlin Wang Headshot

Caitlin Wang

Technology
Jeshurun Webb Headshot

Jeshurun Webb

Design
Scott, Brittany, and Regis huddle

Our Story

Upstatement officially opened its doors in 2008, but was truly born during late nights at the Syracuse University student newspaper. That’s where founders Mike, Jared, and Tito met before graduating to the newsrooms of The New York Times and Boston Globe. All that time working in the media taught us a thing or two. Like how to tell stories, organize information, and make complex stuff easy to understand — experiences that continue to guide us today.

We don’t come from a typical agency background, so Upstatement doesn’t look like your typical studio. Our team is filled with curious, versatile designers and engineers who all do a little bit of everything: Designers develop. Engineers sketch. Everyone contributes to creative concepts (because the best work comes from diverse teams). That’s why nothing we do is cookie cutter. We dream big, look for fresh challenges, and push ourselves to make cool new shit.

That ethos has propelled us since the early days of the studio. Back then, we developed a new website for our old employers, The Boston Globe. It was groundbreaking work that proved responsive design could succeed at scale. These days, we provide design leadership for a diverse client list: publishers, products, non-profits, and the world’s most remarkable brands. All unified by strong stories and the desire to make a positive impact.

Nathan and Qusai looking at a computer
Ali working at her desk
Pictures printed out on a table
Darth Vader on a bookshelf
Mike working with post-its
Holly, Jess, and Will at the stand up table

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