Forrest River Creative
The Story

The Story

Emilly Hansen

Welcome to My Studio!

My name is Emilly Hansen and I am a Graphic Artist, Photographer, and am the Owner of Forrest River Creative. This truly is my little design studio in the woods. We are located south of Byron, Minnesota and specialize in graphic design, website design, illustration, and photography. I am so excited to embark on this exciting endeavor to offer creative services to the community that I love. I can’t wait to work with YOU!

Forrest Family

It’s All In A Name

The name Forrest River Creative was inspired by my family. The forest (or “Forrest”) represents tradition, roots, and growth (and of course, my family’s name). The river is for the Wapsipinicon River in Iowa; a place where my family spent many summer days together. I have fond memories of spending time with my grandparents and extended family on “The Wapsi.” The symbolism of the river also represents power and strength, a spirit of adventure, and unexpected challenges. The merging of these two ideas forge Forrest River Creative.

Our Culture

Our culture is one of the things that allows us to push our creative boundaries and explore the best design concepts for our clients. We believe in working in partnership with our clients. We want you to feel at home with us. We incorporate our set of Core Values with each project and each client. Our Mission and Vision are the compass for our design studio and guide us in our current nature and future destination.

Core Values




Spirit of Adventure







Our Mission is to convey the hearts of our clients, to capture each moment in time, and to inspire artists of the future.


Our vision is creating graphic art and capturing photographs in partnership with our clients to visually convey the intended message while bringing beauty and joy to the world.

In the end we all come from what’s come before.

Foo Fighters Something from Nothing