March 29, 2016

Say hello to Courtney

As Account Director at UpShift, my main focus is on our relationships with our clients. I keep an ear to the ground, looking for exciting new projects and am UpShift’s main point of contact for New Business. Whether meeting with new clients, writing proposals, or supporting the team as we work through a project, my goal is to always have clear communication, surpass expectations and leave our clients smiling. Today, I head up our Santa Barbara office, where I tend to our growing portfolio of West Coast clients.

If you weren’t in Client Services/New Business, what would you be doing?
Fashion for sure. In fact, before I came to UpShift I worked as a personal stylist and jewelry designer. I love all things vintage and still keep close tabs on what is happening in the fashion design community. I still design jewelry—I just took a silver-smithing and stone-cutting class!

Favorite part about working at a design agency?
The creative vibe for sure. Even though my role is in Client Services/New Business, I love being immersed in our creative office space and interacting with the designers. It’s so inspiring!

Tell us one thing we wouldn’t know about you otherwise?
Growing up, I was a competitive figure skater and synchronized swimmer. In order for me to be interested in sports they had to include a costume, music and drama.

Favorite hangout when not at UpShift?
When in Chicago: catching a show at the Empty Bottle, shopping in Bucktown and eating in Logan Square. When in Santa Barbara: hanging at the beach with a glass of local wine = pure bliss.

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