Owner & General Manager
Brian Kor has owned and managed AP Design since 1998. Brian’s philosophy has always been, if you treat your customers with respect, they’ll return that respect and they’ll continue to do business with you. Brian has worked with customers and clients for more that 30 years. Before AP Design, Brian worked 15 years for the Coca-Cola Company. He started as a route driver, moving through the ranks to become a divisional sales manager. In 1998 he purchased Awards Plus, a small trophy shop. Through the years he has expanded the business to include promotional products, apparel, decoration and full service sign services. He is married to Nancy, and has 2 grown children, Nicole and Jonathon. In his spare time he enjoys it spent with his family and friends, bicycling and golfing. He is a big Minnesota Viking and Minnesota Wild fan.
Christian Guenther is our account executive with AP Design. Prior to joining our staff he was the football defensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator at Southwest Minnesota State University for nine seasons. During this time he helped lead the team to its first Division II postseason appearance and set a school record for victories at the Division II level. Prior to SMSU, he spent nine seasons coaching football at Culver-Stockton College (Mo.), including five seasons as head coach during which time he coached numerous All-American and All-Conference players. Guenther earned his bachelor’s degree in sports management from Simpson College (Iowa) and his master’s degree in sports administration from Minnesota State, Mankato. Christian and his wife, Kim, live in Marshall with sons, McCoy, Coby and Cade. In his spare time, he likes to be golfing, bicycling, or in a boat.
Owner & Decoration Manager
Nancy has worked at AP Design since 2005. She is an alumni of Southwest Minnesota State University. She manages the company’s Apparel Decoration Division, including embroidery, screen printing. embossing and fashion imprinting. Her philosophy is “above and beyond”. Her extreme attention to detail makes that goal attainable. She also manages the Promotional Products division of the company. With her oversight of these areas, you can be assured your orders will be delivered on time and will exceed expectations. Nancy is married to Brian and they have two grown children. In here spare time she like to read, garden, bike ride and travel.
Screen Print Manager
Jon is a recent graduate of South Dakota State University with a degree in Entrepreneurial Studies. Jon is our team’s Screen Print Manager. He handles production of any screen printed goods we sell at AP Design. In his spare time he enjoys video games, golfing, spending time with close friends, and cheering on anything Minnesota sports related.
Awards & Graphics Manager
Emily Bratsch is a recent graduate of Southwest Minnesota State University. She graduated with a degree in Graphic Design and is now the Awards and Graphics Specialist here at AP Design. Emily handles engraving and designing. 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. Her undergraduate degrees are in Marketing and Graphic Design. She participated on the SMSU Track and Field Team from 2013-2018; her main events were Weight and Hammer Throw. Angela is the new Sign Department Manager at AP Design. 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.