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We are a team of strategists, engineers, and designers.

Established in 2008. 35 employees in Boston, NYC, and elsewhere.

  • Qusai Akoud

    Qusai Akoud

    Design

  • Mike Burns

    Mike Burns

    Principal

  • Emma Gardner

    Emma Gardner

    Technology

  • Holly Copeland

    Holly Copeland

    Design

  • Ally Fouts

    Ally Fouts

    Design

  • Jess Landre

    Jess Landre

    Project Management

  • Molly Butterfoss

    Molly Butterfoss

    Design

  • Beatrice Huang

    Bea Huang

    Engineering

  • Kim Miller

    Kim Miller

    Principal

  • Charlie Hoey

    Charlie Hoey

    Engineering

  • Britt Dalton

    Britt Dalton

    Product Management

  • Jared Novack

    Jared Novack

    Principal

  • Benson Cheng

    Benson Cheng

    Design

  • Kyna Jones

    Kyna Jones

    Operations

  • Andy Rader

    Andy Rader

    Design

  • Emmanuel Roussel

    Emmanuel Roussel

    Engineering

  • Stephanie Lee

    Stephanie Lee

    Design

  • Caitlin Wang

    Caitlin Wang

    Engineering

  • Melissa DePuydt

    Melissa DePuydt

    Engineering

  • Casey Powers

    Casey Powers

    Operations

  • Nick Braica

    Nick Braica

    Engineering

  • Mike Swartz

    Mike Swartz

    Principal

  • Nathan Hass

    Nathan Hass

    Design

  • Gino Jacob

    Gino Jacob

    Technology

  • Violet Pettie

    Violet Pettie

    Project Management

  • Tehya Shea-Minger

    Tehya Shea-Minger

    Project Management

  • Scott Dasse

    Scott Dasse

    Principal

  • Vanessa Scopino

    Vanessa Scopino

    Operations

  • Regis Biron

    Regis Biron

    Design

  • Aishwarya Sukesh

    Aishwarya Sukesh

    Operations

  • James Muspratt

    James Muspratt

    Design

  • Tito Bottitta

    Tito Bottitta

    Principal

  • Caroline Mead

    Caroline Mead

    Product Management

  • Allie Castro

    Allie Castro

    Project Management

Our Story

Upstatement was born in the newsrooms of The New York Times and The Boston Globe, which makes us different among digital product studios. We’re the only one operating at the intersection of storytelling, design, and engineering.

Since we don’t come from a typical agency background, Upstatement doesn’t look like your typical studio. Our team is filled with curious, versatile designers and engineers who participate across the entire process: Designers develop. Engineers sketch. Everyone contributes to creative concepts (because the best work comes from diverse teams).

A group of Upstatement employees is brainstorming.

Our cross-disciplinary teams have a track record for digital innovation — including “one of the key moments in media design history.” Upstatement launched the first mainstream responsive website, proving it could be done at scale and paving the way for a ubiquitous technology. Since then, we’ve shipped software that millions of people use every day to stay informed, apply to college, chat about books, and much more.

There’s a theme in our work: We choose ethical partners who align with our values. Our favorite projects propel meaningful change, like ending gun violence, championing diversity, giving immigrants a fair shake, and greening the planet. All unified by strong stories and the desire to make a positive impact.

Tito types on his laptop.
Bea looks up from a table of arts and crafts.

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