Nick & Jill Schwarz

Although Nick & Jill Schwarz are relatively new owners of AP Design, they were both born and raised in Southwest Minnesota and have lived in Marshall for over 25 years. They are eager to deliver marketing solutions to organizations, and have a vested interest in helping the region grow! 

Established in 1989, AP Design started as a traditional awards and trophy shop, operated by Beth Marcotte. Brian and Nancy Kor purchased the business in 1998 and expanded their operations to include promotional products. AP Design again expanded their selection by purchasing an apparel decoration company in 2005 and a sign company in 2010.  In 2023, Nick & Jill acquired the company and along with “Mailboxes & Parcel Depot”, an independent shipping store (UPS, FedEx, USPS, SpeeDee, & DHL) which was rebranded as “Send It”.   

Today, AP Design specializes in signs, decorated apparel, vehicle wraps, promotional items, awards and shipping services. The business is located at 501 South Highway 23 in Marshall and has a team of experts ready to help you!  

Jon Kor
Emily Bratsch
Angela Prokosch


Production Manager

Jon is a graduate of South Dakota State University with a degree in Entrepreneurial Studies. As Production Manager, Jon helps manage installations and keeps the equipment at AP Design up to par.  In his spare time he enjoys video games, golfing, spending time with close friends, and cheering on anything Minnesota sports related.


Awards Manager

Emily is a graduate of Southwest Minnesota State University, earning a degree in Graphic Design.  In her role as Awards Manager, she handles engraving and designing awards and custom gifts. Emily enjoys spending time with family and friends at Green Lake when she can. In her free time Emily enjoys reading, playing videos, and playing dungeons and dragons.


Sign Department Manager

Angela graduated from Southwest Minnesota State University with a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) in May 2020 and undergraduate degrees in Marketing and Graphic Design. She participated on the SMSU Track and Field Team from 2013-2018.  Angela manages the creative design and production of customer signage. Prior to joining our staff, she was the Graduate Assistant for the Communications and Marketing Office at SMSU. She enjoys spending time with friends and family. In her spare time, she loves to take photos, go fishing, and play card games.


Office and Apparel Manager

Kendra graduated from Southwest Minnesota State University with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing with a Finance Minor.  She then went on to South Dakota State University to earn her Master’s in Education (MEd, Counseling and Human Resource Development).  Kendra manages the Apparel department, including both embroidery and screen print solutions.  She enjoys spending time with friends and family – and is a sports fan – Go Jacks, SKOL Vikes!