Who are we?
We here at EPK Design like to call ourselves a multi-discipline design studio. This means we are equally comfortable and experienced designing materials to be printed, like business cards or brochures, as we are designing and developing websites and email newsletters.
Why choose epk?
We are a team of creative, hard working graphic designers and programmers who go the extra mile to make your projects shine. While we come from a strong background of traditional graphic design and communication, we study hard to keep sharp on the latest trends in technology and keep pace with our clients’ needs.
the team, the team, the team
We love Michigan (the state and the team). We geek out about Mad Men and Star Wars, cooking shows and Vitamixes. We have dogs, cats, and kids. We like hiking, walking, running, Warrior-dashing and kayaking. Our passions range from printmaking to gaming; from card making to epic novel reading.
Ellen P. Krugel President, Creative Director
Found her calling when she won the poster design contest for the Clarkstown Summer Theater 1987 production of Anything Goes. Her more than 25 years of professional experience, started at H+, a boutique studio in Manhattan. Ellen beat Bill Gates to the Internet punch when she began designing web sites for Online Marketing Company in 1995 (Internet Explorer was still in development). She left Online Marketing Company (then MarchFirst) to hang her shingle in 1998. When she is not designing, she likes to cook, bake, play tennis, and hang out with her kids.
Noah Krugel VP of all things tech
Noah’s first computer, an Apple IIe, still has a special place in the basement of his house. He joined Ellen to start EPK four months after joining her in marriage. A self-taught web application developer, Noah’s main responsibility at EPK is making sure that all those beautifully designed web sites have solid technology behind them. When he is not working on EPK projects, Noah is busy developing GamerSaloon.com, the pioneering web site in the emerging competitive video gaming industry. Noah also enjoys spending time with the family, playing legos with his kids, and reading a good book.
Demoree Elbing Web Design, development and WordPress evangelist
When we grabbed her away from the art department of small Michigan newspaper in 2006, Demoree had no idea how to design a web site. Six months later she had figured out how to apply her knowledge of design and creativity to the web and has been designing the pristinely-coded, beautiful web sites in our portfolio ever since. These days Demoree spends most of her time chasing around a kiddo and a basset hound (one of these is easier than the other) when not working. She also enjoys family walks around town, being at the beach, and relaxing on the couch.
Sheri Spangenberg Web design, development and illustration enthusiast
In this fast-paced business world its great to have a quick-turnaround artist like Sheri on our team. When a client needs a site updated ASAP, Sheri answers the call. Sheri’s Flash animations are just the thing when a web site needs a little extra flair. Sheri likes to read, draw, play video games, and she spends so many summer days at Cedar Point she can legally vote in Sandusky municipal elections.