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Driven by
Values
Quality

We make sure that our creative and technical work meets your needs and exceeds established best practises. 

Integrity

We embody professionalism and encourage open and honest discussions within our team and with our clients. 

Efficiency

We leverage what already exists and pair the right technology with the right solution.  

Transparency

We’re transparent with our processes, and forthcoming with potential challenges and opportunities for improvement.

Friendliness

No matter the challenge, we can be counted on to respond quickly and with a smile. 

Our expert team
At your service
Peter Knapp
Peter Knapp
CEO & Lead Strategist
Richard Hammond
Richard Hammond
Partner & Lead Developer
Brad Pizem
Brad Pizem
Client Services Director
Corri Loschuck
Corri Loschuk
Creative Director
Eddie Morris
Eddie Morris
Designer
Andrea Rawlings
Andrea Rawlings
Web Designer
Marco Maranao
Senior Developer, Calgary
Charlotte O'Reilly
Charlotte O'Reilly
Senior Strategist
Danielle Benquista
Danielle Benacquista
Senior Strategist
Lisa Ryder
Lisa Ryder
Accounts Administrator
Esrah Boulton
Developer
Dylan Schellenberg
Content Specialist
Ava Caputo
Studio Manager, Calgary
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Amanda Hemingway
Marketing & Communications
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Jade Perrin
Junior Developer
Elliot Lange
Designer
Chelsea Forbes
Project Coordinator
Eric Klempnauer
Web Designer, Calgary
Jackie Paquette
Client Strategist, Calgary
Hailey Rankin
Designer
The Upanup
Story
  • Peter Knapp
    The first time around

    Peter Knapp started his first agency at a young age, building and learning until he had a national company and numerous awards under his belt. He sold to a suitor and began Upanup.

  • Building on success

    With experience building and leading a highly successful agency team, Upanup’s founder and CEO, Peter Knapp, provides overall direction and ensures exceptional client experiences and service delivery.

  • Upanup studios main office is located in the city of victoria
    The first office

    Our first head office was located in the heart of Cook Street Village in Victoria, BC, Canada. It served us well for many years, but as we grew, so did our need for space. So in mid-2015 we said goodbye and moved into our new head office, right in the heart of Downtown Victoria.

  • A productive partnership

    As Upanup’s co-leader and co-founder, Richard Hammond provides leadership to the web development team and ensures high quality technical work throughout all of Upanup’s projects.

    Upanup's co-leader and cofounder, Richard Hammond
  • Upanup has built over 300 websites
    Over 300 websites

    One of our most popular offerings is the development and management of highly professional and interactive websites, and our team has collectively built more than 300 of them. View some of them here.

  • A growing team

    As Upanup grows our client base and takes on bigger and bigger projects, we continue to welcome more strategists, designers and developers. For current career opportunities, see our Careers page here.

  • 22 international awards
    22 Awards

    As of the end of 2014 we’ve won 22 international awards since starting Upanup three years ago.

  • Our new home

    After a long summer of searching for the perfect place, we found a new home for our Victoria office. Located on Johnson Street, right in the heart of Downtown Victoria, our new head office is ready to grow with us.

  • A big (and busy) year

    There was a lot of growth for us in 2015, and we're not just talking about our new office space. We welcomed six new members to the team, launched our redesigned website and continued our track record of success with our ever-growing list of clients.

  • Upanup YYC Office
    Upanup YYC

    In spring 2017, we opened an office in Calgary, Alberta to be closer to our Prairie-based clientele. Our beautiful new studio on 17th Ave is home to a small team of talented strategists, designers, and developers who collaborate with our Victoria team to deliver the high-quality services and solutions Upanup is known for.

  • Our 10th Municipal Site

    In 2016 we began working on a new website for the City of Kelowna, our 10th municipal government website to date. We can’t wait until it launches as it will certainly be one of our best yet.

  • Upanup-YYJ-Team-Photo
    Continuing to grow, and grow (and grow!)

    2017 has been a big year for Upanup. Our client base is expanding, projects are getting bigger, and our team has almost doubled in size! We’ve welcomed three new employees to our Calgary office and five to our head office in Victoria, making us a team of 20 strong (with no plans of stopping). Keep an eye out for upcoming career opportunities at Upanup here.

The Upanup story is ongoing... For more about our team,
insights and accomplishments, visit the Upanup Blog.