Hear about our story and the experience we bring to the table.

For us, the name Upanup sums up our desire to do business with honesty and integrity, and to work with brands and organizations that do the same. That principle is behind everything we do and has been with us from the start, when an early-morning ferry ride and a meeting between co-founders Peter Knapp and Richard Hammond inspired both the start of the company, and our name.

Richard Hammond and Peter Knapp

Our Journey So Far

We opened our first office in Victoria, B.C. in January 2012, and started our evolution from a two-person partnership to a diverse team of designers, developers and strategists in two provinces. Building a team and culture that share and reflect our values has been essential to our success, and as our team has grown, so have our ambitions.

With offices in Victoria and Calgary, we’re constantly looking for new opportunities to do work that has a positive impact, both within our communities and on a global scale. Whether we’re working with a local government or an international company, we have the energy, imagination and experience needed to yield great results.

Today, we continue to deliver solutions that help clients reach their goals and products that help people, but we’re not ones to rest on our successes. We believe in continuous improvement, and we put our analytical, creative and technical skills to work each day to make it happen.

Get to know the talented designers, developers, content experts, and marketing strategists that make up Upanup.

Meet our team

Work team taking a walk
Office girls laughing

Our 5 core values keep us on track and delivering the best possible solutions. We refer back to these values for every project we do, and ensure they are the foundation for each project to be a success.

Quality - Our creative and technical work is completed to the highest standard.
Integrity - We do what we say we’re going to do.
Efficiency - We leverage what already exists, pairing technology with the right solution.
Progress - We believe in continuous improvement and making a positive impact.
Friendliness - No matter the challenge, we respond quickly and with a smile.

We’re proud that the custom solutions we build have won 50 awards (and counting!) in international creative competitions.

See our awards