We are MINT (Magic) Makers.

It all started with a passion...

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and continues through a passionate team...

MEET AMANDA

bodacious brander + ceo

I’m a risk taker, a magic maker and business shaker. My career is a wildly woven ball of branding and marketing strategy, writing, graphic design, event planning, media buying, public relations and beyond.

I’ve also had the privilege of working within and alongside organizations in an operational and development capacity, while gaining experience in human resources and management. This means I understand the value of a positive culture, fiscal responsibility and producing results.

I’m a branding bullet that has propelled businesses to the top in their industry. I’ve spearheaded efforts to put startups on the map, teamed up with authors to launch best-selling books and helped marketing departments go from the red headed step-child to a rockstar resource for my clients.

MEET KRISTA

graphic design + brand specialist

Originally from Alexandria, I graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead with a major in graphic design with minors in art and advertising. As a kid, I was always coloring and doing crafts with my mom.

I found graphic design was the perfect way for me to merge my love for the arts and branding into one career. When I’m not in the office I can often be found watching anything true crime related, listening to Taylor Swift, or reading a Colleen Hoover book.

MEET KELSEY

client success + operations manager

Originally from a small town in central Minnesota, I went to the University of South Dakota to pursue a business degree. After graduating with my MBA in 2017, I moved to Fargo to begin my career. Throughout my education and now in my career, I am driven by my passion for helping others and working with a team to accomplish a shared goal.

In my day to day, I love taking the next step to understand the “why” behind things. Because of that, you can usually find me behind a spreadsheet or reviewing our internal processes to ensure alignment across our team.

Outside of work, I am kept busy by my one year old son, Decker (oh yeah, my husband and our two dogs too!). Spending quality time with family and friends, exploring new cities and revisiting my favorite places will always excite me! I’ll never pass up the opportunity to shop at my go-to stores or binge the latest Netflix show.

MEET KATHRYN

lead website designer + digital strategist

I grew up in Northern Minnesota before moving to North Dakota for college, where I attended NDSU and graduated with a degree in Management Communication. My background includes digital & traditional marketing, graphic design, website design, copywriting, and IT. I have always loved blending my interest in technology with my love for design, and creating visually appealing and engaging websites is a perfect combination. 
 
In my free time, I am an avid baker of healthy desserts, reader of fantasy novels & historical nonfiction, and nature photographer. I love spending time with my boyfriend and our small herd of two cats and a dog, and visiting the local tea shops and bookstores. 

MEET Kiara

Social Media Brand Strategist

I grew up in Stillwater, MN, before taking the leap to attend NDSU. After graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Strategic Communications and a Minor in Psychology, I decided to stay in the rapidly-growing community Fargo has to offer.

My passion for social media grew after seeing the ability it has to bring people together and broadcast new ideas to the world. I love using my creativity to brainstorm content while constantly learning about the latest trends and new platforms. 

In my free time, I enjoy all of the seasonal midwest activities; Watching the MN Vikings in the winter or floating on a lake in the summer. Year-round, I can be found spoiling my two fur babies or at Target with a Starbucks in hand!

MEET Alexa

Client Experience Manager

I grew up in Lake Elmo, Minnesota, and have lived in the Fargo-Moorhead area for 3 years now. I went on a mini tour of the Midwest after college, starting with a retail management training program, and grew from there. Throughout my professional career, I have discovered my passion for building strong and lasting client relationships. I believe in establishing mutual trust and working collaboratively to discover the best solutions and opportunities for growth. 

Outside of work, I love spending time with my Fiancé and our 1-year-old daughter! We travel to see family often and love to stay active. In my downtime, I usually catch up on podcasts, read, and try out new recipes!

CORE VALUES

LEARNERS

We focus on staying up-to-date with advances related to the work we do for our clients + our business.

GIVERS

Sharing our time + expertise with those in our community is so important–it’s what keeps the world moving forward, positively! We’re all in this together.

FRESH THINKERS

Status quo, who? We’re here to shake it up! We like to push the boundaries in every aspect of our work by welcoming unique & thoughtful ideas.

HARD WORKERS

We take on each project with the goal of producing our best work, and we give our best effort to make sure that goal is not only met, but exceeded. No half-assing!

FUN-HAVERS

What’s life without a little fun? We are living proof that you can work hard and have fun at the same time. To us, happiness & laughter play a pivotal role in successful teams and outcomes.

CAN-DOERS

We always find a way to get things done. Even when difficult or new, we adapt + learn.

Our 3 Uniques

Human Connection

This is one of our top focuses when doing any business. We aim to heighten the humanity in brands, and in order to do so we must prioritize finding the human connection between not only us and our clients, but also our clients and their target audience.

Say No to Status Quo

As fresh thinkers we invite new, unique ideas at every opportunity, but we won’t recommend doing something just because everyone else is doing it. We’ll research + consider what is best for your business and industry as a whole, and we’ll go from there.

B.S. Free

We are a trusting environment where ideas & thoughts can be shared freely. Don’t be afraid to speak up if you aren’t vibing with a design, an idea, etc. Your feedback is valuable to us–some of our best work has come from “B.S Free” collaboration with our clients!

YWCA Woman of the Year, Communications
Awarded by YWCA Cass Clay
2022

Small Business of the Year Nominee
Honored by FMWF Chamber of Commerce
2022

Entrepreneur of the Year Nominee
Honored by FMWF Chamber of Commerce
2015, 2017, 2019, 2020

Top 25 Women in Business
Awarded by Prairie Business Magazine
2016

Co.Starters
Program Graduate
2016

North Dakota Women’s Startup Weekend 2nd Place Finalist
For Misfix Business Concept
2015

Top 20 Entrepreneurial Risk Takers
Honored by Fargo Monthly Magazine
2015

Human Relations Award
Dale Carnegie of North Dakota
2012

testimonials

What Our Clients Are Saying

Tamara Anderson
Dale Carnegie of North Dakota
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“Amanda is a creative strategic thinker who focuses on results and outcomes. She excels in situations where she is able to develop a dialogue around organizational objectives. She will challenge your thinking about how you position yourself and your organization in your marketplace. And when you step up to that challenge you will see results. I would recommend Amanda to help you inspire yourself and others to be bold, try new things, and help you get energized about where your business can take you.”
Melissa Beach
Casselton Economic Development
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“Thank you SO much to the Mint Brand Marketing team for the marketing materials (we even received a compliment on how fun they were), signage, event planning & coordination. Top-notch service and always felt organized. We appreciate you!”
Dr. Melissa McCulley
McCulley Optix Gallery
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“I highly recommend working with Mandee at MINT! I saw the work she had done for a friend of mine and knew that she would be just the person I needed to help me get the ball rolling in my own business branding and logo. I was a more difficult client in that I did not know what I wanted but she was able to ask the right questions, offer helpful suggestions, and get me to exactly where I wanted to be! She was reliable, available, fun to work with, and always willing to go the extra mile so that I had exactly what I needed. I look forward to continuing to work with her team in the future!”
Patrick Kirby
Do Good Better Consulting
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“You want fantastic? You found it with Amanda at MINT Brand Marketing! I was lucky enough to work with her on several projects for nonprofits during a statewide giving day, and she CRUSHED expectations, embodied enthusiasm and crafted some of the best traditional and digital media pieces I’ve seen. Additionally, she helped design and create the cover of a book I wrote – and it was PERFECTLY on brand. You won’t find a better partner to make you or your organization look awesome on paper or the web!!!”
Alicia Weigel
Evolution Construction
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“Amanda and her team were a joy to work with! Amanda took the time to really get to know the look that we were going for and the clientele we were hoping to attract. I believe she and her team went above and beyond to provide us with an excellent logo along with guidance for all the little extras we hadn’t had enough of yet! I HIGHLY recommend giving MINT Brand Marketing a call if you need any services related to building a stronger brand image! Feel free to reach out for a first-hand reference.”
Lindsay Hoes
Heart & Sole
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“I highly recommend working with Mandee at MINT! I saw the work she had done for a friend of mine and knew that she would be just the person I needed to help me get the ball rolling in my own business branding and logo. I was a more difficult client in that I did not know what I wanted but she was able to ask the right questions, offer helpful suggestions, and get me to exactly where I wanted to be! She was reliable, available, fun to work with, and always willing to go the extra mile so that I had exactly what I needed. I look forward to continuing to work with her team in the future!”

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