About Us

At Design Angler, we dream big ...
for our clients, our community and ourselves.

Founded in 2009, Design Angler Inc. has grown steadily while serving a wide range of clients, including casinos, event centers, colleges, banks,

We strive to bring cutting edge technology and current marketing methodologies to our clients. This sets us apart from your average group that simply maintains the status quo. This is regularly demonstrated in the quality of our work and the high satisfaction of our customers.

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Our Mission is to increase the visibility of our clients and the effectiveness of their marketing spend.
Our Vision is to be the agency of choice for local, national, and international businesses by providing competitive, world-class marketing services.

Our Team

We are a fun mix of designers and strategists with a great passion for all things creative.

Randy Syverson

Founder - CEO

With two Master's degrees from Boston University and a passion for solving complex problems with large and diverse teams, Randy has lived and worked in seven international financial centers, managing multimillion dollar budgets to implement large-scale business transformations. These experiences provided him with the confidence and know-how to create our agency and the type of perspective that improves our client's businesses every day.

Summer Nitsch

Account Executive

Just like the season she shares a name with, Summer is always bright and cheery and ready to help match our services to your needs! From your first inquiry through the entire project cycle and beyond, she’ll keep you updated and ensure that the artistic and tech geeks in the office deliver exactly what you need to grow your business.

Scott Erickson

Marketing Program Director

With over 20 years of software development and project management experience, Scott brings a commitment to quality and a passion for meeting customer needs while working within their means. A native of Bemidji and a graduate of Bemidji State University, he’s always looking for more efficient ways to help our clients hook more customers and grow their businesses.

Aatish Balla

Web Developer

Aatish is nearing his final year at Bemidji State University. He is constantly striving to improve his IT and software development skills which is the main reason he is graduating with honors in Computer Science. Aatish main inspiration is Steve Jobs because they both like to blend art and science backgrounds together. When he isn’t working at Design Angler you can find Aatish water painting, cooking, or listening to Bob Dylan.

Ellissa Cleveland

Marketing and Communications

Ellissa is going into her sophomore year at The University of Minnesota- Twin Cities, where she is studying strategic communications. At the U of M, she is a member of the Chi Omega sorority, the Public Relations Student Society of America, and Women in Business. Ellie’s goal is to step foot on all seven continents due to her love of traveling, so far she has explored Europe, Australia, and most of Northern America. Ellie graduated from Blackduck High School last spring. She is excited to be back up north and to work with all the incredible businesses in the community she grew up in.

Kenzie Nordquist

Marketing And Communications

Kenzie is a Mass Communication student at Bemidji State University. She will be graduating with her degree and two minors (Sport Management and Spanish) in Spring 2019. The Spanish courses allowed her to experience more cultures in this small Minnesota town, and Sport Management helped her learn the behind-the-scenes workings of sport. It will help her into a sports media career. In the winter months, she spends her free time watching hockey. In the off season, she tries to spend more time outside, reading, and being with family and friends.

Rikki Mays-Reak

Social Media & Analytics

Rikki Mays-Reak is a graduate of Bemidji State University where she studied Business Administration and Marketing. Her strengths are presentations, social media platforms, analytics, and drinking ridiculous amounts of coffee. Rikki has won a professional corn on the cob contest and has accidentally been to Canada twice. You could say her life is anything but ordinary but that's what keeps it fun and spontaneous!

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New Team Member

Interested in working with us? We are always looking for talented people to join the team. Programming, Marketing, Copywriting, Design, and Sales positions are available. Contact us and let us know what you can do. There's room on the boat for more!