17 YEARS OF EVOLVING BRANDS
Founded in 2004, Evolve Creative has delivered strategic website and branding solutions to businesses all over the world. We have a talented team of designers, developers, and videographers to give you a complete arsenal of tools to help reach your marketing goals
The Creative Team
In 2020, Evolve Creative merged with another agency previously owned by LaValley Industries and the Occupational Development Center. This merger brought partners with extensive knowledge and experience in manufacturing and industrial-based services.
The founding partner of Evolve Creative, Sarah Hokuf, has 22 years of experience in the Advertising industry. She has served clients through the process of designing, developing, deploying, and supporting web-based solutions and marketing materials.
The rest of the Evolve Creative team compliments the agency by providing experience in marketing, social media, corporate branding, signage, videography, photography, and custom app development.
We had to pry Dan away from his keyboard to get a biography out of him. "Front end, back end, middle...end? You bet'cha!", says Dan.
Dan's interests outside of programming include: camping, fishing, archery, rock and roll, and exotic foods.
Sarah graduated from Bemidji State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing. Her passion for business strives to help clients reach their marketing goals, while making it a fun and successful experience! She has experience in group leadership, implementing marketing strategies, and collaborating with business owners.
Sarah’s interests outside of work involve anything where she can let her creative side be free!
You can catch her cooking up new recipes, adventuring outside, and playing with her pets.
Mychal originally hails from Minneapolis, MN. She attended MSUM in Moorhead and recieved a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design. After graduating she moved to Bemidji, in 2014, to start working at Evolve. After working her way up to Senior Designer, Mychal has since called Bemidji home, and continues to thrive at the creative challenges Evolve brings.
In her free time Mychal enjoys her second passion, baking, through her company Wheatless Wonders. When she is not busy in the kitchen baking, she loves to watch action movies, read, and go hiking.
Alexis graduated from Bemidji State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Design Technology and currently resides in Bemidji with her husband and 3 year old son. She can turn your vision into a digital design for both websites and print. Alexis is "Jill" of all trades and can help out in many roles at Evolve.
She enjoys living up north, spending time outdoors (no matter how hot or cold it is), visiting family and taking their dog on adventures.
Aric is a 'Jack of Most Trades' when it comes to bringing a website to life ranging from development to creating relationships with our clients. As a Front End Developer, Aric also has a background in web design, UI/UX and has a love for creating custom interactions to set a client's website apart from the rest. Our core WordPress page builder is Beaver Builder and Aric has mastered the buildout of this editor to make your site more advanced and easy to manage yourself.
Aric likes to spend his time developing custom interface frameworks, donating time to fan projects and playing some Magic the Gathering!
Britt has a BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Minnesota Duluth. After graduation she headed for the open spaces of the West where she lived and worked among miners and ranchers, accumulating a broad experience in the publishing industry.
She moved to Bemidji in 2018 to settle down in an area of the country she's happy to once again call home. With nearly a decade of experience in communications and design, helping you connect with your customers via engaging and relevant content is her passion!
Britt enjoys photography, riding motorcycles, winter sports, tinkering, and adventuring with her husband and young son.
Andrew graduated from Bemidji State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing in 2019 and immediately began pursuing his videography passion through freelance work. He has experience in video editing, photography, and website content production.
Bemidji has always felt like home to Andrew, so continuing his videography and design career there was an easy decision. He also enjoys hunting, fishing, snowboarding, wakeboarding... basically anything outside!
Consults in business operations and aviation expertise.
Our Core Values
The success of any creative work is rooted deeply in strategy. We develop comprehensive strategic plans through research, analytics and business goals to strategize your marketing plan. Our designs have purpose and you can see the talent and thoughtfulness put into each and every project. As your brand evolves, we will be here to help reignite your new vision.
We are the true north Minnesotans, seeking new adventures in both the great outdoors and inside our creative spaces. We immerse ourselves in your industry to fully understand trends, influencers and competition. Venturing out to spend a ‘day in the life’ with you is another favorite way for us to learn more about you and your needs.
We believe strong relationships are founded on authenticity, trust and communication. We are determined to go the extra mile and exceed your expectations when delivering your project. We take full ownership of your success and enjoy the opportunity to celebrate big wins with you.
Grit with Grace
We know what it takes to complete projects—focus, resilience, and determination. We see obstacles as positive challenges that only make us stronger. While our team is used to enduring 40 below temperatures in the winter and 100 above in the summer — you’re guaranteed a creative partner that can weather any storm. Bottom line, we get the job done.
We are passionate for our craft and yours. Every project we work on is important to us and we love what we do! We are creatives and enjoy using our talents to help others. Our expertise lets you focus on your expertise. We are always looking for ways to increase brand awareness, build relationships and drive sales.
Guided by Integrity
Integrity is our guiding principle in everything we do. We are transparent, trustworthy and will be with you every step of the way from project intake to project completion. We communicate openly; we invite, provide and respect different points of view.