Meet the Ducks

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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. 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) :)

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Jared Law

Vice President | Digital Director

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'.
 

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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.

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Kelly Heide

Client Success Manager

Kelly has over 14 years of experience in account management and client services. Building strong, meaningful relationships with clients is something she enjoys and she does it well. She works closely with other members of the Fuzzy Duck team to ensure that each client’s needs are being satisfied, deadlines are being met, and value is being received.

Kelly is married to Craig and has 2 children, Keaton and Camden. You can usually find her either on a field or a court watching her boys play sports. She loves spending her spare time with family and friends and she actually enjoys exercising.

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Courtney Saaf

Web Designer | UX/UI Specialist

Courtney has a background in Industrial Design from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. With over eight 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 two sons, husband, and dog, Charlie. She enjoys staying active by playing soccer, coaching, camping, traveling, and relaxing at her cabin.

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Lora Toussaint

Office & Project Manager

Lora assists with Fuzzy Duck’s day-to-day administrative operations including project on-boarding and management, accounts payable and receivable, and basically keeping our office in order. She attended the University of North Dakota earning degrees in communication and advertising. Lora has an organized and efficient work ethic which helps in her roles behind the scenes and helps ensure the best customer service experience possible.

Lora and her husband, Mike, have 3 children; Eleanor, Hattie, and Ben. When she has spare time, she loves to read, travel, and mostly spend time with family and friends.

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CJ Haag

Digital Engagement Specialist

CJ is Fuzzy Duck’s Digital Engagement Specialist. With a decade 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, and watching Netflix.

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Danielle Ingvarsson

Digital Artist

Danielle began her career with Fuzzy Duck back in 2010. In 2017 she moved to the Pacific Northwest and worked independently as a freelancer for several years before re-joining the Fuzzy Duck team.

With over a decade of experience, Danielle’s natural talents lie in digital art, illustration, and motion graphics. Her illustration and strong composition skills are applied to a wide array of projects including logo development, print design, and any form of visual storytelling. She enjoys the collaborative nature and creative environment cultivated at Fuzzy Duck as she continues to evolve her design style and learn new skills.

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Kelsey Dutton

Multimedia Designer

Kelsey is a multimedia designer, illustrator, and animator with five years of experience in the local industry. After completing her bachelor’s in Psychology at Concordia College Moorhead, her love of visual storytelling and narrative art took her in a new direction, and she enrolled at the Art Institute International of Minnesota for Media Art and Animation. Her love of storytelling also led her to take her current position as a Fuzzy Duck where she can apply her knowledge creatively and build lasting relationships with clients and fellow Fuzzy Ducks.

In her free time, Kelsey enjoys hiking, camping, spending time at the kickboxing gym or in coffee shops, and playing games with friends.


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