Up & Running. Our name. Your Advantage.

Up & Running was founded in 2013 with one guiding light – simplifying the web design process to help local businesses attain a world class web presence.

Your Creative Team

Up & Running Design was established in Bismarck, North Dakota in 2013 with the vision of simplifying the web design process for small business owners and non-profit entities. Our hybrid team of remote professionals provides custom web development and graphic design services for clients across the region. We have refined our process across hundreds of projects to deliver professional, high-impact output on time and at an affordable rate.  As a small but mighty agency, we work on a select number of projects, so our focus is always on you! 

Mike Renner
Co-Founder / Development Manager

Meet the founder

Up & Running Design Co. is owned and operated by Mike Renner, a native to the Bismarck/Manda area. With over 15 years experience in marketing, communication, and design, he loves working with purpose-driven small businesses and non-profits.  Outside of his profession, Mike is a father and husband who loves spending time with family and friends.  He has served on the board of several non-profits in the area including Citizens of the World and the Erickson Merkel Foundation.  He is also active in the arts, assisting with the Dakota Digital Film Festival in years past and contributing to the Bismarck Art Alley as a featured muralist.  Currently, he is living in West Virginia, as part of an innovative remote worker program.  He also loves cycling, wilderness backpacking, and photography.  

Our Values


Simplicity is our guiding light in everything we do. That said, we strive to demystify the web development process. We see to the details so you can see to running your business.

Everyone Wins

A simple concept – if you succeed, we succeed.  We’ve found it is the only way that works.


Service is at the core of what we offer, regardless of tech trends and it all comes down to communication.  We not only answer the phone, but we invite you into our office.  Our door is always open.


Beautiful web and print design means nothing unless it coincides with your businesses overall objectives and goals.

It's EASY at Up & Running

“Easy” is our mantra. Give us the ball and we will run with it, or run along side of us if you like. Either way, we aim  to demystify and simplify the experience of achieving a world-class online or print presence.  We promise no confusing acronyms or computer geek talk (unless that is your thing).  We promise to answer the phone.  Better yet, stop on by – our door is always open.  Inside our office you will find a handful of developers, designers, and thinkers who are eager to collaborate with you on your vision.

Our Partners

Up & Running is proud partners with Citrix, BigCommerce, and Patchworks. Contact us for more information or if you would like to partner with Up & Running.

It's Easy.