Meet the Ducks

Eddie Ulrich

Founder | CEO | Creative Director

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, and 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 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) :)

Jared Law

Vice President | Digital Director

For over 10 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 Borries

Print Design Manager

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.

Danielle Ingvarsson

Illustrator | Animator | Graphic Designer

Danielle has a wide spectrum of creativity and a talent for digital communication. With a background and education in traditional art and design, Danielle’s career has broadened her skill set to web design, motion graphics and user interface design. Danielle is able to bring fresh, creative solutions to any project.

 

Lauren Addy

Illustrator | Animator | Graphic Designer

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.

Amanda Levin

Web Developer | CMS Specialist

An experienced web professional, Amanda brings a highly focused background, knowledge of higher education web sites and CMS systems to Fuzzy Duck’s design and development team. Amanda is able to create and sustain scalable solutions for large websites with complex infrastructures. Her continued work and focus is in designing and developing highly functional and adaptive web sites and applications for our clients.

Outside of Fuzzy Duck, Amanda enjoys spending time with her daughter and husband, playing board games, and going for walks with her dog Newton, who is an office regular.  She is an avid ‘Googler’ - quick to look up a conversation topic on Google. She is constantly creating spreadsheets to keep track of work and non-work related data.

 

Courtney Saaf

Web Designer | UX/UI Specialist

Courtney has a background in Industrial design from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. With over four 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 son and husband, staying active by playing soccer, coaching, camping, traveling and relaxing at her cabin.

Gal Curtis

Traffic Manager | Office Coordinator

Gal is Fuzzy Duck’s traffic manager and office coordinator. She assists on day-to-day operations, billing, office management and event planning. Prior to working at Fuzzy Duck she was an executive administrative assistant to a COO in Utah, but she has also called California, Washington, Idaho and her native Israel home.

While in Israel, Gal served as a officers' course coordinator/trainer in the military. Her worldly traits also extent to linguistics, as she can speak English, Hebrew and Spanish. In her free time, Gal is an avid practitioner of hot yoga, a world traveler, owner of one dog named Banjo and also dabbles in photography.

Christina Creel

Digital Engagement Specialist

Christina is Fuzzy Duck's digital engagement specialist. She is a 2017 graduate of Iowa State University with a B.A. in Advertising and a B.S. in Apparel Merchandising. Christina is also a freshly minted Minnesotan who enjoys exploring her new neighborhood in Uptown.

With experience in everything from copywriting to graphic design to public relations and more, she can help with all avenues of digital work. When not busy at work, she loves to travel, read, run, cook and try new craft beers.