Maddy Margulis


Maddy Margulis


Once, I was a pastry chef. I learned how to hold my ground against a sous chef and 250 diners at the age of 19. Over the course of 5 years in the industry, I was more invested in bakery t-shirts and logo redesigns than the sugar and the butter. I am now a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee anticipated to graduate May of 2020 with a Bachelor’s in Design and Visual Communications. I have been awarded scholarships at the Peck School of The Art’s scholarship competition in both 2018 and 2019. I am currently the Design Intern in the Digital Content department at Hoffman York, and looking forward to joining BVK as a Creative Intern next semester. Previously, I was the Digital Coordinator and Junior Designer at Brainchild Studios. As a digital designer, I am constantly pushing to learn new capabilities in motion graphics, photography, web development and UX/UI. Once you meet me you’ll learn I’m insanely passionate about many things, I’m brutally honest, I work hard, and I care a lot. I believe having fun is the only way to live.

Design Team

Shelin Xu: Design Mentor

Dan Margulis: Copywriter

Kat Hernandez: Branding Expert

Jess Smith: User

High School

Menomonee Falls High School



kip is a political learning app that provides users with a reliable, unbiased and fun space to stay up to date with politics. We take the most trustworthy and unbiased news sources to provide summarized and defined current event articles, along with mini U.S. Government lessons. Our goal is to make politics less confusing and empower people through political learning. kip is for the politically confused, but politically interested young adults.


Empower young adults to contribute confident political decisions and conversations based on fact. We provide a safe, unbiased and reliable platform for political learning.


To be the most fun and effective online platform for political learning.





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