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About Elevate

A digital agency designed for commerce.

Elevate is a digital agency that specializes in ecommerce design and usability. We combine effective strategy, best-in-class user experience, stunning visual design, and efficient front-end development to deliver real results.

Our “Design with Purpose” methodology allows our front-end practices to seamlessly integrate with back-end development or IT teams. And if you don’t have technologists on staff, don’t fear — we can take care of those details as well.

Team Members

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Lawrence Bak
Larry is the driving force behind Elevate. He is a designer by trade and his people-centric approach built the culture of our company. He’s always up for a conversation about the latest in Playstation news and all things pit bulls.

Lawrence Bak Founder and CEO

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Jason Crichton
Jason is one of the original members of Elevate, bringing more than twenty years of design and technology expertise to the team. He leads our development group in pairing technology with design. Also, if you want to talk about delicious smoked meats, he’s your man.

Jason Crichton Vice President, Interactive

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Patti Gamble
Patti joined Elevate four years ago with fifteen years of experience in HR and operations working with business of all shapes and sizes. She enjoys the unique challenges of emerging companies and building foundations that scale. 

Patti Gamble Director, HR and Operations

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Mary Munoz
Mary brings five years of account management experience to the Elevate team. Outside of the office, she enjoys trying out new restaurants, working out, decorating her new house, and spending quality time with her husband and dog. 

Mary Munoz Account Manager

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Michael Tri
Michael has been creating websites since he was twelve. Priding himself in his versatility, he practices design with a generalist mindset, deeply considering user experience, brand identity, and front-end development. For creative inspiration, he voraciously consumes a diet of eclectic music releases, from hip hop and pop to jazz and death metal. 

Michael Tri Senior Interactive Designer

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Jillian Haley
Jillian found a free Photoshop tutorial when she was fifteen and never looked back. She comes to Elevate with both agency and in-house experience, and her greatest passion lies in creating visually stunning, yet functional, digital experiences. An avid Taylor Swift fan, she lives in the West Loop with her husband and their Goldendoodle, Morgan. 

Jillian Haley Senior Interactive Designer

Ash

Ash Elevate Mascot-in-Training

Elliot

Elliot The OG Elevate Mascot

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Our culture is well-known and well-loved. Read Welcome to Our House: How We Built a Company Culture to learn more about why culture is so important at Elevate.