About Us

Our Story

Hitch Studio began in 2014 when owners Carrie Kuhl and Renee Halgerson hitched together their existing freelance businesses to create a unique design start-up.

Hitch Studio specializes in:

• WEB + DESIGN (website + logo + marketing design)

• PAPERIE + GIFTS (card + gift shop)

• WEDDINGS + INVITES (wedding planning, decorating and invitation design)

We join design + ideas, combine gifts + thoughtfulness, and unite weddings + vision.


The dream was to create a distinctive business that allowed us to do what we love and love what we do every single day. We set out to combine our favorite things — raising the bar with good design, relating to each and every customer with our small business helpfulness, and inspiring our Hitch employees along the way. When hitched together, we are mightier; we are teachers, mentors and believers in inspiring others. We bring added value to your project by thinking and creating in unique ways because of our diverse backgrounds. Plus, we genuinely enjoy being a part of your dream. We are honored that you would include us in that creative process.


Hitch Studio is located in historic downtown Brookings, South Dakota. Just an hour north of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Brookings has much to offer in the way of entertainment and a cozy small town feel. We’re located in a brick-and-mortar store on Main Avenue with fun retail brands and products you can’t find anywhere else. We love calling this place home!

What We Offer

the owners

Photo By: Flock Studio

Weddings + Events
Thank You cards
Graphic Design + Websites
Logo Design
Business Cards
Website Design
Social Media

The Studio


You can find our store on Main Ave. rubbing shoulders with great restaurants, gift shops and clothing boutiques. We love calling this place home!

414 Main Ave. Ste #1
Brookings, SD 57006

Paperie + Gift Store Hours

Monday - Friday - 10 am - 6 pm

Saturday - 10 am - 5 pm

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Meet the Team

Renee and Carrie HITCHed their businesses together to create something new and unique in Brookings, South Dakota. 

Carrie Kuhl

Partner | Designer | Pixel Specialist

CARRIE is the lover of paper + pixels.
She is a true creative thinker with a great desire for knowledge. Her diverse background in photography, design, web and animation means she is a smarty-pants, but that’s her job!


Renee Halgerson

Renee Halgerson

Partner | Designer | Event Stylist

RENEE is the lover of paper + planning.
She is the organizer, always has a backup plan and is the queen of keeping it calm and collected. Her attention to detail and knowledge of etiquette is second to none.