Awarded TwinWest Chamber's Entrepreneur of the Year, Eddie’s business background combined with his love for art and storytelling has led to many exciting opportunities in the creative industry. He has worked on everything from children’s books to independent feature films. These experiences have strengthened his role at Fuzzy Duck by honing his abilities to simplify and convey concise, purposeful messages through visual and written communications. Beyond overseeing the company's daily operations, Eddie’s current roles also include Creative Director, ensuring that the creativity and quality level remain high on all projects, as well as Marketing Strategist, working directly with clients to help establish their branding and messaging strategies.
Eddie has worn every hat within the company from designer to project manager to an accountant. With a talented team now behind him, Eddie’s current roles include founder, CEO and Creative Director.
Eddie and his wife, Beth, have four daughters and live in Plymouth. His hobbies include anything related to good written and visual storytelling - such as books, comics, and movies. He is a self-proclaimed geek and loves to collect art books and dimensional representations (statues and figures) of unique characters or corporate mascots (No, they're not toys) :)
For over 15 years, Jared has led online interaction and web projects for Fuzzy Duck. A diverse background in online interaction, digital marketing, communications, web design & development, Jared is able to turn advanced concepts and needs into reliable and manageable online solutions. He has a unique combination of both design & development capabilities that enable him to take an all-encompassing approach to accomplishing each client's goals.
Jared and his wife, Kelli, have two daughters. In his spare time he enjoys learning about new technologies, expanding his culinary skills and playing games with his family. As a lifelong Cubs fan he enjoys watching them with an actual belief that this is 'the year'.
Diane holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the College of Visual Arts (CVA), in Communication Design. Her strong eye for detail and order have allowed her to work successfully as a print designer at Fuzzy Duck since 2000. In addition to her years of experience, her best traits are her calm rapport with clients and vendors alike, and her efficiency in seeing a project through to completion. She thoroughly enjoys working directly with clients to build and maintain lasting relationships.
Interests outside of the office include seeing her favorite bands in concert, serving as an executive board member of CVA Action and continuing to expand her knowledge of photography. She also feels that donuts are one of the tastiest inventions of all time.
Lauren is a traditional artist trained in acrylics, inks and watercolors. Her passion for character design and animation led her down a long path to earn a B.A. in Mixed Media Art followed by a B.S. in Animation. She keeps her design skills sharp by maintaining a 'forever student' mentality.
Outside of the office, Lauren enjoys traveling, writing and producing her own graphic novel and spending time with her pompous but beautiful cat - Apollo.
Courtney has a background in Industrial Design from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. With over six years of web design, customer service and leadership experience across several industries, she brings a strong background in design, management and organizational systems to Fuzzy Duck.
Courtney strives to bridge the gap between project management and design by combing her expertise in web design/development, UI/UX design, graphic design, and SEO with her knowledge in internal process organization, customer service and project account management. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her sons, husband, and dog, Charlie. She enjoys staying active by playing soccer, coaching, camping, traveling and relaxing at her cabin.
CJ is Fuzzy Duck’s Digital Engagement Specialist. With over eight years of marketing, digital design and video production experience she brings her passion for making deep connections and story-telling through creating relevant digital media.
In her free time, CJ enjoys spending time with her family and friends, enjoying nature, gardening, taking photos, creating short films and watching Netflix.