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Your one-stop strategy and creative shop.

We’re a team of marketing specialists who live, work and play in Duluth, MN. If you’re wondering why, you’ve obviously never seen this place.

Kevin Cain

Office Manager

Tyler Johnson

Art Director

Sheerah Gebhard

Content Producer

Stephanie Dunaiski

Content Producer

Christyn Buchholz

Account Manager

Andy Bennett

Senior Copywriter

Peter Sahlberg

Senior Web Developer

Ann Brennan

Graphic Designer

David Sadowski

Partner & Brand Director

Bill Nelson

Director of Accounts

Patrice Bradley

Founder & CEO

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Ann Brennan

Graphic Designer

A top graduate of the University of Minnesota Duluth graphics program, Ann is passionate about creating art, exploring nature and uncovering the things in life that truly matter and funnels it all into design that is as inspiring as it is impressive. An unflagging optimist (especially once you get her a cup of coffee), she puts clients at ease with her easygoing, lighthearted attitude and then blows them away with work that launches their brand to a whole new aesthetic level.

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Andy Bennett

Senior Copywriter

Andy has played many roles in his life — actor, mascot, teacher, PR specialist — but writer is his favorite. He’s even got an MFA in Creative Writing from NYU to prove it. When he’s not creating copy that tells a compelling story, you’ll find him nose deep in a good book reading one. Either that or filling his Instagram with more pictures of his family.

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Bridget Erickson

Content Developer

Wilderness and wild ideas. Bridget’s got a propensity for that - whether she’s canoeing the Canadian wilderness or navigating the world of social content and strategy. She’s always in pursuit of the next brainstorming session and the breakthroughs that ensue, and then grabs a pen, paintbrush, or camera to bring them to life.

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Bill Nelson

Director of Accounts

A master at connecting businesses and creatives, Bill has keen insight into how effective partnerships work, having worked on both the agency and client sides. Over his nearly three decades in the industry, Bill has been a writer, producer, manager, planner and creative director. He paves the way for strategic planning to become brilliant work that generates results.

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Christyn Buchholz

Account Manager

Imagine a cup of coffee and a daily planner gave birth to a project manager and you’ve got Christyn. An energetic go-getter, she brings intelligence and diligence to everything she works on, keeping every to-do on track and every client in the know. Ready, set, project.

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David Sadowski

Partner & Brand Director

David is the rare creative who is also fluent in business. After a stint as an art director at SK+G in Las Vegas, David heeded the siren call of the Zenith city and returned to Duluth, where he’s shaped a career that combines creative, planning, insight and strategy into work that transforms brands. He is the Man Behind the Plan.

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Kevin Cain

Office Manager

Every office needs a Kevin. Master of the multi-task and expert juggler of hats, you can always count on him to clear out that to-do list. Whether preparing production estimates, traffic reports or monitoring agency workflow, Kevin has the answers (and the droids) you’re looking for. Plus, as a former member of the U.S. Army, he’s not afraid to threaten us with push-ups if we forget to clean out the fridge.

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Patrice Bradley

Founder & CEO

As the driving force behind Swim, Patrice is equal parts artist and entrepreneur, uniting creative, communication and business prowess in every aspect of her work. Patrice’s innate sense of design and ability to connect with people has led to award-winning work for clients in every industry. Her 20+ year career has been spent teaching, offering half-eaten sandwiches to co-workers and generally being a Force for Good in advertising.

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Peter Sahlberg

Senior Web Developer

A young Pete Sahlberg crafted art out of driftwood on the shores of Lake Superior. Now, a less-young Pete Sahlberg applies that same creative dexterity as a crazy-good web developer with both graphic design and coding chops. Pete is on the internet every day, fighting crimes of web design with digital experiences that are intuitive, intriguing and inspiring.

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Stephanie Dunaiski

Content Producer

Schooled as a journalist and a creative writer by nature, Stephanie has more than 10 years of professional writing experience under her belt and has written for everything from billboards and TV, to radio and digital ads. Coupled with her web content creation experience, SEO knowledge and keyword research skills, Stephanie writes engaging web content from a user experience lens. She insists on approaching hard work with a smile and an eye for improvement. Oh, and she'll probably try to make you laugh.

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Sheerah Gebhard

Content Producer

Sheerah is the art-driven, wilderness-exploring, photo-taking kind of content producer. She takes inspiration from the world around her — whether that be the keyboard in front of her or the magnificence of the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Spain, where she lived for several months. Her driving force is to create the best possible social and marketing content a client could ever imagine. Always looking at the bigger picture, she sees the smallest details. A noteworthy artistic writer, painter, and photographer, she will always have a new idea or edit to make your content just that much better.

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Tyler Johnson

Art Director

Tyler is a brand’s best friend. He is constantly surrounding himself with art, learning from its form and function. And then, armed with that knowledge, he unleashes his creativity on every identity he crafts — paving the way for work that moves, inspires and thrills people. After hours you’ll find him kicking back with his family, crushing foes in Fantasy Football, and designing your next favorite t-shirt.

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Our Space

Creativity needs room to grow.

Thankfully, we've got space to spare at our home in downtown Duluth's Historic Arts and Theater District. We've also got a zen room, gorgeous Lake Superior views and two - count 'em - two conference rooms.