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As millennials, we reject labels (very oxymoronic, we know). But if you had to slap one on us, call us a creative advertising agency.

Our chemical makeup is one part creative tension, one part craft beer, and two parts controlled chaos (with a dash of snarky comments).

We know our work’s no good unless it solves your problems. And we know we can’t solve your problems by thinking the same way as everyone else. And we know that thinking differently does no good unless we hit deadlines.

But enough about us, let’s talk about you. Do you want the kind of work you can put up on your mama’s fridge? Do you want to outshine the competition? Do you want to make the world a more interesting place? If so, we’ll get along just fine.

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meet the awesome people you'll be working with
Adam Rollover Adam Kroft
Rhett Rollover Rhett Muller
Natalie Rollover Natalie Mcclure
Rt001 Candid 1X1 681 Bryan Marine
Jackie Candid Jackie Young
Brett Rollover Brett
Devon Rollover Devon Stanczyk
Jenny 1 Jenny Slater
Rt001 Candid 1X1 727 Aj Matthies
Nolan Rollover Nolan Sullivan
Rt001 Candid 1X1 814 Casey Wurst
Chase Candid Chase Craddok
Jen Candid Jen Ward
Chelsea Candid Chelsea Wohlgemuth
Rt001 Candid 1X1 749 Aftyn Arter
Tyler Candid Tyler Keown
Evan Candid Evan Wood
Margaret Candid Margaret Davenport
Carter Candid Carter Knopik
Adam Kroft
Partner | CEO
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Take the excitement level of an eight-year old on Christmas morning, add the confidence of a psychic playing rock, paper, scissors, and sprinkle in the attention span of a puppy in a toy factory. That’s Krofty. He’s constantly in two places at once and he has the energy to allow it. He meets with potential clients, manages accounts, represents redthread at networking events and sleeps occasionally.

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Rhett Muller
Partner | COO | Video Director
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If Edward Cullen had a PBR-drinking older brother, that’s Rhett. If there’s sarcasm in the office, Rhett is the likely culprit. His days are filled with shooting and editing photos and videos. His Spotify playlist is filled with bands nobody’s heard of. And his phone is filled with pictures of the only things that matter on the planet—dogs.

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Natalie McClure
Project Director
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The girl who just downed another dose of Ibuprofen with coffee. That’s Natalie. Her mission is to keep everybody on task and on time, which is as easy as trimming a lion’s toenails. It can be done, but it takes a great deal of patience and talent. Luckily, Natalie has both.

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Bryan Marine
Creative Director
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Obi-wan Kenobi. Albus Dumbledore. Coach Carter. You know the type, the mentor who comes into the fray and de-frays things for the kids who don’t stand a chance. For us, that’s our creative director, Bryan. A California native (though he’s called Nebraska home since ‘02) and industry veteran of well over a decade, Bryan’s the central cortex of our wacky hivemind.
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Jackie Young
Account Director
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Some people never need reminding to wake up and smell the roses. That’s Jackie, our account director. She’s one of those marvelous human anomalies you run into once and never forget. When she’s not defying death kayaking across the Greater Midwest, she’s here exercising her unyielding dedication to getting the job done right.
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Brett Shaw
Finance Director
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The most patient man in the office, that's Mr. Shaw. But you can call him Brett. Every day he puts his patience to the test as a high school math teacher. And compared to that, spending a couple hours a week with us to keep our finances in order is a cakewalk. (P.S. If you want his attention, it helps to raise your hand.)
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Devon Stanczyk
Art Director
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No, that’s not Macklemore on our team. That’s Devon. Lucky for us, Devon’s hip-hop career never took off and he instead focused his talents on photography, videography, and graphic design. He’s usually seen with a wireless mouse in his right hand, a club soda in his left, and a smile on his face.

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Jenny Slater
Graphic Designer
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Every team has to have someone who’s the quietest. That’s Jenny. But don’t mistake her soft voice for a lack of personality. Rumor has it that before she focused on design, she used to make music videos to Elvis songs (but a thorough Internet search proved inconclusive). Nowadays, she’s either daydreaming about hiking a mountain, actually hiking a mountain, eating ice cream, or designing with us.

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A.J. Matthies
Project Manager
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That person who’s seen every band imaginable, that’s AJ. But it’s not just music that makes his engine rev, it’s anything and everything that has to do with pop culture. Want a breakdown on what the members of Destiny's Child are up to now? Ask AJ. Also ask him for nearly anything else, as he’s a project manager.

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Nolan Sullivan
Senior Copywriter
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Don’t mind that kid doing an impression of a 1920’s British labour worker in the corner. That’s just Nolan. He has too many interests and odd quirks to list, but just think of him as a cross between Conan and Robin Williams. He’s constantly saying, doing, or dreaming up something goofy. And sometimes he puts that goofiness to paper as our copywriter.

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Casey Wurst
Creative Strategist
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You know that person who’s already accomplished more by 7am than you will all day? That’s Casey. She’s a perpetual optimist, mostly thanks to her corgi, Roger. She also has a serious case of wanderlust, but she always finds her way home, thanks to her corgi, Roger. Casey will be super duper happy to add a dose of smiles to your life as our creative strategist.
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Chase Craddock
Account Executive
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The guy with the KC Royals t-shirt, khakis, and eye-bobbling prescription glasses, his face awash with the quiet serenity one only attains after entering fatherhood? That’s Chase. And don’t worry, as a millenial dad, he’s supposed to look like that. Exactly like that. When he’s not busy raising the office’s first (!) redthread-baby™ to be the next Alex Gordon, he’s got his nose to the grindstone as our account executive.
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Jen Ward
Project Manager
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Don’t ask Jen about the weather or how well the Huskers are(n’t) doing this season. You can, of course, but you’re better off asking about the meaning of life or the calmative properties of preparing Spicy Butternut Squash Soup – Jen thrives in deep-talk, and rounds out our project management team as one of two office Hufflepuffs.
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Chelsea Wohlgemuth
Graphic Designer
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You know that one friend who’s definitely, never, ever going to get the deposit back on their apartment? That’s Chelsea, our graphic designer. Chelsea’s always painting. Acrylic. Watercolor. Gouache. Oil. You name it, she’s spattered it all over every square foot of the finest floors Lincoln. Presently, she’s offsetting her maintenance costs and kicking creative ass in our digital studio.
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Aftyn Arter
Office Administrator
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You know that feeling you get, right as you’re about to walk out the door, that you’ve forgotten something? Aftyn’s already packed an extra...whatever it is you need. We often get asked how it’s possible that a bunch of kids profitably own and operate their own company. Aftyn’s our answer, putting out fires (and keeping Adam on-track) behind the scenes as our cardigan-clad office administrator.
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Tyler Keown
Copywriter
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That guy sitting over there dressed like Ron Swanson’s nephew and scribbling into a Donkey Kong-themed notebook? That’s our copywriter, Tyler. Be thankful he’s sitting down, because with a 6’4” wingspan, when he’s on his feet he gives a Kodiak bear on its hind paws a run for its honey. Don’t worry, he’s cuddly as a teddy stuffed with Mario Kart 64 cartridges.
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Evan Wood
Graphic Designer
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That dude slurping a toddy while hunched over his MacBook, tilting his head at the screen for some indicernable reason? That’s Evan! He’s a Pixel Pusher and Swatch Grabber extraordinaire who’s never afraid to step outside the box and shamelessly strive for more whitespace. He’s one of redthread’s resident visual problem-solvers. His pet cat is named Potato.
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Margaret Davenport
Copywriter
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Why is NYC’s pizza the best? According to our resident foodie, Margaret, it’s the chemical composition of the city’s H2O that makes the dough oh so dough-licious. If za’s not your thing, she’s down to talk absolutely anything, to anyone, at anytime. Constant curiosity fuels her creative juices – juices which we harvest, collect, and distill as copywriting.
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Carter Knopik
Videographer
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That wunderkind in the corner with the golden-fleece mop-top and a half-written song in his head is Carter. We’d call him our Renaissance man, but no Medici living in 16th Century Florence ever rocked so fresh a fade. Whether it’s rock-climbing, furniture-making, music-writing, concert-going – or making sweet visual magic as our videographer – Carter puts his all into it.
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here's what we do.

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Advertising

experiential

guerilla

digital

traditional

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Design

layout

illustration

user experience

user interface

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Video

commercials

digital

branding

drone & 360°

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Copywriting

website content

blog/vlog

print materials

video scripts

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Branding

logo design

business system

branding video

website design

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Websites

User Experience

User Interface

App Design

Website Copywriting

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Photography

headshots

events

website photography

photo editing

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Social Media

social analytics

SEO

social graphics

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here's who we do it with.

the best in the biz
  • Hampton
  • Unitedway
  • Raikes
  • Chief
  • Rtb
  • Lpsnrd
  • Les
  • Kidwell
  • Nebraskalink
  • Olsson
  • Wendys
  • Lower Loope
  • Drive Smart Nebraska
  • Central Platte
  • Tetrad
  • Brian
  • Bkru
  • James Arthur
  • Lindsay Corp
  • Middle Republican Nrd
  • Nebraska Innovation Campus
  • Silverhawk
  • Tetrad
  • Williams Cleaners
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Hampton Branding
A rebrand for Hampton Enterprises | Properties & Construction

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design

video

copywriting

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LPSNRD Branding Video
A branding video for the Lower Platte South Natural Resources District

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video

photography

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Raikes Viewers
Interactive mailer for the School of Computer Science and Management

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LES 2016 Microsite
Interactive microsite for Lincoln Electric System's 2016 annual report

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video

websites

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N Street Crowler
Packaging design for the N-St Crowler

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branding

photography

copywriting

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Get Real Nebraska Website
A website design and development for Nebraskans for Civil Reform

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design

websites

copywriting

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Draplin Poster Design
A screen-printed poster promoting a design talk by the well-know design Aaron Draplin.

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design

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Drive Smart Nebraska Occupant Safety Video
A video created for the Drive Smart Nebraska Occupant Safety campaign.

advertising

video

copywriting

social media

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Voter ID Video
A video created for Nebraskans for Civic Reform to get Nebraskans Voting.

advertising

design

video

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Hampton Thank You Joe video
A tribute video created to honor founder and long-time owner of Hampton Enterprises, Joe Hampton.

advertising

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United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County Campaign | 2016
Materials for the 2016 United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County campaign.

advertising

design

video

photography

copywriting

social media

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Raikes School Vlogs
A vlog series filmed by Cat and edited by redthread promoting Raikes School.

advertising

video

copywriting

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