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redthread is a creative advertising agency that solves unique brand challenges using innovation and collaboration in the heart of the Silicon Prairie. Forged in 2014, what began as freelance work for local businesses evolved exponentially into what is now a full-fledge operation specializing in brand strategy, campaigns, video, design, social, and experiential marketing.

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Adam Kroft
Rhett Muller
Natalie Mcclure
Bryan Marine
Ryan Swihart Square
Devon Stanczyk
Jenny Slater
Aj Matthies
Casey Wurst
Jackie Young
Chase Craddock
Jen Ward
Chelsea Wohlgemuth
Tyler Keown
Evan Wood
Margaret Davenport Headshot Min
Carter
Erin Baker
Paul Meyer Square
Eva Lube
Taylor Stimbert Square
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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Ryan Swihart
Account Director
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Jock of All Games
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Meeting Your Marketing Needs
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Tiny Home Living
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You know the people that you feel comfortable with after meeting them just 5 minutes ago? That’s Ryan. He’s an industry veteran with a knack at remembering every fact a client tells him. Not only is he an account juggler, an Einstein-level critical thinker, most importantly he is a proud dad to a cool little dude named River!

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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
Senior 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
Senior Project Manager | Hiring Coordinator
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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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Casey Wurst
Junior Creative Director
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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 junior creative director.

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Jackie Young
Account Executive
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Some people never need reminding to wake up and smell the roses. That’s Jackie, our account executive. 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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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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Tyler Keown
Copywriter
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dead, judgemental stares
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lively judgemental stares
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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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pizza knowledge
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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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Erin Baker
Business Development Coordinator
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Movie Obsession
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Agency Advancement Assistance
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Name a movie! Any movie! There’s a good chance that it’s 1 of the nearly 700 movies that Erin owns. Our business development coordinator is SUCH a film buff that she never travels without a copy of her favorite show (Golden Girls). Erin can keep anything in order, and squeeze more into a single day than you can a week. She says she can down 18 pints of ice cream in 21 days – but we’re still waiting to see this.

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Paul Meyer
Junior Creative Director
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Brand Game Plans
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Creative Kid to Creative Career
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We all grew up making art in school, but for Paul, our Junior Creative Director, that creative cultivation started at home with his mom. Between the fine arts degree, and graphic design background based in arts, culture, and non-profit work, it’s no shock that Paul brings a bombshell of ideas to the team. When he isn’t plotting how to capture a client’s personality, Paul can often be found running aimlessly, exploring the GREAT outdoors, or discussing good eats!

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Eva Lube
Videographer
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Eye for detail
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Some people first pick up a camera when they’re in high school, or in college, or when they’re 10 years old making home movies of their brother being a marshmallow superhero. That’s Eva! She’s our Videographer with a knack for filming, editing, organizing and operating video shoots of all types. Eva can find the art in anything, and since joining the team our collective levels of optimism have risen thanks to her bubbly presence and Bob’s Burgers references!

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Taylor Stimbert
Graphic Designer
Attention to Detail
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Data Driven Design
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Bigfoot Belief
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Typographic Taste
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Adventurous Eats
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To be a creative requires keeping up with the new, trying the strange, and having a constant inquisitiveness to keep the juices flowin’. This is what Taylor does. As our Graphic Designer, she’s found in the office nabbing people’s attention with designs that are so supernacular you just want to drink them in with your eyes. Out of the office, she may be sampling durian (the world’s smelliest fruit) or debating the merits of various cheeses. No matter what, she harvests the excitement from the new and brings it into her work.

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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

Brand Grey

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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