The Team Your creative agency partners believe in you. Upswept Creative is a small-but-fierce branding and website design agency born in the heart of Portland, Oregon. Our chief weapons are brand and web design, backed up by wicked smart social media management—and we use these tools to help you discover the brand confidence you’ve been missing. Our passion? Creating honest, authentic, and awesome design that fits you like a glove. Team Upswept is based in Portland, and we strongly believe in working with and nurturing local talent. We’re ready to make our special kind of Portland brand design magic happen for you. SarahJanineJosselyn Sarah Giffrow Creative Director and Benevolent Overlord Sarah is the founder, creative director, and driving force behind Upswept Creative. If you’re working with us for any part of your brand or small business website design, her expertise will steer the process. Favorite Sandwich: the one I’m eating RIGHT NOW. (or: grilled cheese and tomato with pesto.) Dream Job When You Were 8 Years Old: Space ballerina scientist–it changed on a near-daily basis, so why not smash a bunch of jobs together? Go-To Album/Playlist/Pandora Station: I could be tuned into stations ranging from Hieroglyphics, Talking Heads, Chromeo, the Mynabirds, OR the ultimate in cheesy 80’s tunes: Danger Zone radio. Thing(s) You’ll Talk About Forever Even When Nobody Else Gets It: Roller derby, baking recipe hacks, and Star Trek. Thing(s) You Crave When You’re Feeling Blah: Mac ‘n’ cheese. And not even the good kind–we’re talking the powdered-cheese, blue-box variety with cartoon pasta shapes. Arch-Nemesis: Comic Papyrus. Janine Winters Chief Customer Contentment Officer Janine has her finger on the pulse of what’s happening with our projects. She’ll be there to help you get on board with Upswept, make sure your questions go to the right people, and keep you up-to-date on what’s happening with your project throughout the process. Favorite Sandwich: Peanut Butter + Banana on Sour Wheat Toast. Close second: Fig Jam + Toasted Walnut Butter Dream Job When You Were 8 Years Old: Chief-Button-Pusher at NASA Mission Control in Florida Go-To Album/Playlist/Pandora Station: Bob Dylan: Knocked Out Loaded Thing(s) You’ll Talk About Forever Even When Nobody Else Gets It: The pleasures and utility of urban cargo-cycling Thing(s) You Crave When You’re Feeling Blah: Baking something to share and reading with my kids (Not-so-)Secret Shame: Sometimes I drive all the way out to IKEA just for their chocolate-heart sandwich cookies. Arch-Nemesis: That pouf of cotton that they stick inside of vitamin bottles to keep the Flintstones’ heads from breaking off. I cannot touch that stuff without getting major heebie-jeebies. Josselyn Haldeman Online Marketing Maven Josselyn’s here to make sense of your social media marketing. She’ll form a whip-smart plan, keep your newsletters fresh and your website humming, so you don’t have to waste your work day poking at Facebook. (… Unless you want to, that is.) Dream Job When You Were 8 Years Old: Space princess. Your Go-To Album/Playlist/Pandora Station: Castaways and Cutouts – The Decemberists Thing(s) You’ll Talk About Forever Even When Nobody Else Gets It: The life and times of 13th century Sufi poet/mystic Rumi. Thing(s) You Crave When You’re Feeling Blah: Warm blankets, wood stoves and home made bread. (Not-so-)Secret Shame: That live-action Speed Racer (2008) movie is actually really good. Arch-Nemesis: The construct of time. Are you ready to make your own strong, smart, beautiful business brand a reality? Let’s start that journey together. start your project now! » Got more questions? Get in touch with us, or get to know us better.