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

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meet the awesome people you'll be working with
Adam Kroft
Rhett Muller
Aj
Devon Stanczyk
Jenny
Ryan
Colby
Delaney Sommers
Chelsea Wohlgemuth
Evan Wood
Andrew DeCamp
Hannah Headshot
Will Stott Headshot
Ty Option2
Maddy
Connor
James Tvrdy Headshot
Caleb
Brenna Zollman Headshot
Porscha
Molly Option1
Brennan
Sydney Option1
Marissa
Brooke
Lindsey Oelling
Hanna Z
Adam Kroft
Partner | CEO
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Reserved? No. Enthusiastic? Yes. Passionate? 100%. Always 100%. Adam is the rubber band ball of redthread. Take a ton of ideas, wrap them all together, throw it, and you have Adam bouncing around the room at incredible speeds. Through the whirlwind, Krofty is calling and meeting with potential clients, managing our accounts, and being one of the many smiling faces of redthread. Does he sleep? WE DON’T KNOW!

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Rhett Muller
Partner | COO
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Who is that lurking in the shadows in the wee hours of the night? Don’t be alarmed. That’s Rhett! We’d love to make vampire jokes but would you anger one? NO! Rhett is our COO here at redthread and we wouldn’t have it any other way. Partner and video director at redthread’s conception, he is now mainly behind the scenes, making sure our dear agency minds its P’s & Q’s and keeps truckin’ on. Research keeps his mind busy while animals (mostly dogs), movies, music, the quiet solace of the night, traveling and basketball, fuels his soul. Jeesh. Deep guy.

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A.J. Matthies
Director of Projects & Hiring
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When there’s somethin’ strange, happenin’ at redthread. Who do we call? Probably A.J. He’s our Director of Projects & Hiring and let us tell you, we don’t really know how he goes and goes and goes, but he always has his projects in place, to-do lists done, and a couple espresso shots in him. When A.J. isn’t opening the redthread welcome gates for a new hire or keeping the creatives in line, he’d rather be at literally any concert he can get tickets to. Do NOT ask him to play a band’s music day-of-concert. Just don’t.

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Devon Stanczyk
Director of Design & Production
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If Devon could marry his camera, he would. Seriously, a camera plus Devon is a match made in heaven. As our Art Director, he oversees videography, photography and graphic design at redthread with his own hands-on techniques, while managing creative visual initiatives from beginning to end. He also teaches all new hires valuable skills like how to use the printer and correctly name our files. If you see Devon at a wedding, proceed with caution, he might just ramble off his list of memorized IP addresses.

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Jenny Slater
Associate Design Director
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As our senior graphic designer, Jenny is concepting and designing from start to finish, masterfully crafting moodboards and color palettes that blow brands out of the water. Behind her quiet demeanor is a creative genius whose work shouts, “Here I am, love me!” She’ll catch you with a casual comment of her observational prowess and brings clients to tears with stunning designs. She’s also an ice cream lovin’, mountain hikin’, conscious cook. Watch out for those quiet ones.

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Ryan Swihart
Account Director
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You know the people that you feel comfortable with after knowing them for 5 minutes? 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 and an Einstein-level critical thinker, he most importantly is a proud dad to two cool little dudes named River and Bear!

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Colby Angst
Business Development Director
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Best beard in the office? That goes to Colby, hands down. He’s our Business Development Specialist whose facial hair speaks for itself and calms our chaotic office down whenever he enters the room. Before joining redthread, Colby was a Marine stationed in Hawaii, a sales manager for the Girl Scouts and the founder of a startup. When he isn’t meeting and greeting new clients, Colby can be found practicing Jiu-Jitsu with his very cool daughter.

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Delaney Sommers
Senior Project Manager
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Meet Mother Nature – not literally, but much like her projects, Delaney’s backyard garden is flourishing. Our Project Coordinator has a green thumb that extends into the client work she oversees and manages. Delaney ensures creatives stay on track helping us produce a crop of work so good that our client’s mamas will want to hang it on their fridges. Also, be sure to ask her to show you a photo of her angel pup Stevie. You won’t regret it.

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Chelsea Wohlgemuth
Designer | Illustrator & Animator
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Chelsea tries to blend in with the plants around the office as our own wallflower peeking out over her computer in-between animation projects. She is from a family of artists, and for her, work and play are one in the same. She’s incessantly painting, designing, printmaking, doodling, animating, you name it, anytime, anywhere. Her artistic passion? She loves any and all linework! Chelsea also used to test paint in a lab, so you could say she knows her art fundamentals.

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Evan Wood
Web Designer | UX Designer
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Evan is our web development and graphic design wizard. For real. they actually could be a wizard. No one has proof they aren’t. Evan’s tuxedo cat, Potato, might know, but as the saying goes, cat’s got it’s own tongue. So again, no one knows. Evan keeps our graphics groovy and our websites smooth. When not redthreading, Evan dives into the dark recesses of underground culture, adding to an off-kilter collection of the unknown eccentric that they incorporate into their design work, daily. We think it's appropriate to call Evan our own “cool cat”.

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Andrew DeCamp
Associate Creative Director
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We all had a kid in grade school who had the uncanny ability to say the funniest thing at the funniest time. At redthread, that’s Andrew, our Copywriter and pro when it comes to all things production. Growing up with a need to perform, Andrew spent tons of time on both sides of the camera. That morphed into a media career before he made his way into the advertising industry. When he’s not busy cooking up his own recipes at home, the punk music-lovin’ copycat will be happy to discuss the teachings of Sonic the Hedgehog.

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Hannah Baye
Associate Creative Director
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Hannah’s a small town Nebraska native who, after college, boomeranged to Los Angeles, Denver, and landed in Lincoln. She saw the big picture through her affinity for creativity and grounded work ethic while dipping her toes in every industry and medium in the advertising world. She’s collected all those tips and tricks in her magic head vault (scientists call them brains) and we have begun the process of extraction . . . Hannah helps keep the creatives collected, punctual, and grounds them when they start floating away. If you pop in unannounced, Hannah is probably playing fantastical ambient sounds mixed with a cackling fireplace and falling snow, transporting her far away to different worlds.

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Will Stott
Strategist
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Will has a brain for research and an eye for the big picture. As our strategist, this industry maven constructs a bridge between the business and creative sides of redthread. Will masterfully combines client concerns and the application of research and data to guide our team toward stronger, more efficient and successful creative! Will’s happy place is cooking fervently and petting any cat that crosses his path. Not a bad technique, if you’d ask us.

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Ty Loebig
Art Director
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You know how sometimes you think you have a great idea, then you share it with that one friend who instantly comes up with something bigger, better, sexier? Meet Ty. Ty didn’t know his destiny was set on being an artistic director at redthread. The stars aligned, his big ideas found space here, and our future with Ty launched to space (where our office is). Ty has been to Austin City Limits and Maha festival 3 times and counting (will make live updates of these stats) and competed weekly for the “shitty bowler’s league” for an undisclosed amount of time. We wouldn’t bet against him.

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Maddy Christensen
Art Director
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As our kickass Art Director, Madeline makes art go BOOM, WOW and other onomatopoeia one exclaims when seeing her work. A music enthusiast and lover of Nancy Drew point-and-click games, Maddy says she peaked when she starred in a community theatre production of “Annie” at age 10 and the rest has been downhill from there. That is, until she started working at redthread! Here, Maddy seamlessly streamlines ideas to visual greatness in a POOF. She has a drive for the fast-paced agency environment and thrives in varying chaotic scenes. One last thing, ever listened to Maddog and the 20/20’s? It’s all suspiciously starting to make sense now . . .

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Connor Lepert
Video Producer | Editor
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In a world of one-of-a-kinds, our Video Editor and Producer is our “Best Boy” held together with flesh and a strong spectacle prescription. Connor could write a film on the many near-death experiences he’s had, but he hasn’t, so he’s at redthread. He started video production in college and worked in the industry while also amping up freelance skills before joining our team. If you catch him on the slopes, ask for some ski tips! If you can catch him, that is.

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James Tvrdy
Business Development Associate
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Where hasn’t James been? If you didn't know him, he'd make the best pen-pal. Somehow, after traveling many parts of the world, serving in Peace Corps Peru for two years and working in a handful of countries as part of an international leadership development program, James set down in Nebraska and landed as our business development specialist. James uses his capacity for conversation to create relationships with new potential clients and expand redthread business in Omaha and outside of Nebraska. A website bio will never do justice for the stories James could tell; you’ll have to pin him down and ask for yourself!
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Caleb Bright
Copywriter
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If anyone in the office is willing to talk about anything, while really just thinking about castles, cartoons and sci-fi, it’s Caleb, our Copywriter. Growing up on an acreage where he read many a story in the dark gloom of an overcast sky, Caleb developed a love for reading and writing with the goal of one day authoring his own novel. As one of our Copywriters, he flexes his storytelling abilities for clients across all industries and helps speak their missions into existence. If he emerges into the open area of the office from his dark writing den, chances are you can get him to mix you a mean cocktail.

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Brenna Zollman
Project Manager
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In grade school, Brenna put in 12+ hours of work and activities daily. She joined every extracurricular she could get her hands on and systematically kept a strict routine pumping out extreme efficiency. What better combination for an incredible project manager?! Brenna is able to map out every minute of every day and follows timelines beautifully. On top of that, her lifelong fanaticism for Jonas Brothers and One Direction, evolving into K-pop and Korean Television, spurs her pop culture references and knowledge of the now. What does all this mean? Brenna keeps up on time and up to date, always, and we love her for it.

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Porscha Colville
Copywriter
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The first thing you should know about Porscha is she writes copy particularly peacefully, flowing through tasks on the river that is agency life. She’s an avid listener, absorbing and churning brand knowledge and emotion into silky sweet creation. On a separate note, Porscha loves animals. Her pet experience starts with at least 4 doggos and ranges from bunnies to cockroaches, frogs and hermit crabs. Apart from her passion for animals, this non-NYC New Yorker bakes without a sweet tooth and hates being scared but loves scary movies. Somehow she gets through her creative days not with coffee, but with tea. We’ll just leave that there.

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Molly Paez
Account Executive
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If you need your pumpkin turned into a carriage, talk to Molly. She makes client dreams come true as our prized Account Executive. The oldest of five, Molly has always been a leader. She’s a self-proclaimed handy-woman, an avid thrift shopper, and aspiring antique furniture collector. Always ahead of the curve with tech savviness, Molly loves meaningful digital advertising and even started her own freelance digital marketing company in college!

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Brennan Splichal
Project Manager
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Advertising is an ocean and Brennan is our moon, creating the ebb and flow of work as our beloved project manager. A quote he lives by, “You can never have too many friends,” spells Brennan’s personality to a T. A lover of art and any and all pop culture, Brennan can talk to anyone about anything. Brennan always strives to connect himself with as many people as possible. Somehow he stays incredibly positive after constant immersion in horror movies. You go Brennan.

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Sydney Burdick
Video Producer | Editor
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No wonder our Video Producer, Sydney, is from Chicago. While you unwrap that mystery, Sydney is making shot lists and organizing the clutter of creative, visualizing videos so good, our clients have only dreamt their brand could reach such heights. Sydney has a thousand ideas at once, gold ideas, that we smelt down into heavy bricks, increasing our net worth. Sydney gets more inspiration riding majestically on a horse than she’d admit to, and shows her daydreaming through visual stories so beautiful, you won’t even want to blink.

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Marissa Scalora
Project Manager
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5 words: Marissa is made for it. No matter the task, no matter the challenge, Marissa will face anything head on with a go getter mentality, integrity and sincerity. We’re so glad we chose her to be one of our project managers! (though she may have chosen us). This Nebraska native is incredible at getting the creatives to do what she tells them, with the kindest attitude in the room (this isn’t a game, it’s a competition, and Marissa’s #winning). As one of our empaths, Marissa started leading others by welcoming Freshmen in her High School and now she’s leading creatives through projects like a shepherd guiding her baby wolves, scared wolves which she carefully covers in sheepskin for clients.

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Brooke Lamkins
Digital Media Specialist
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Brooke, Brooke, Brooke . . . Brooke does a lot. Too much? Not for her. Though, we are monitoring her vitals to see if she isn’t from another world. As our dear Digital Media Specialist, Brooke places, schedules, and reviews statistics in Google Tag manager, Facebook Ad manager and other “ad-agers” so the relationship between client and creative is nothing but transparent. This former Husker’s Scarlet graduated college, while practicing and dancing at Husker’s games, WHILE never missing a single MCU movie. We’re tired just from reading that, and yet Brooke still waits, patiently, to pounce on the next MCU opportunity.

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Lindsey Oelling
Copywriter
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Remember the beloved children’s television show Reading Rainbow? When she was a child, Lindsey entered a short story contest for young writers, came in 2nd and has a video of THE Lavar Burton reading her story. It’s no surprise then to say that Lindsey is a Copywriter with a keen instinct for crafting compelling messages! Creative endeavors outside of the office include recreating recipes from the Great British Baking Show as well as getting dressed up and trying to convince her parents she’s successful!

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Hanna Zimmerman
Graphic Designer
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Hanna works hard to make our work look amazing, impeccable, *chef kiss* worthy. Really, we could have a stick figure vision, and she’d make it into award winning work. Throw an obstacle her way and she’ll make a beautiful staircase that might even have an afterlife at the top. As the oldest of four, Hanna don’t take no sh*t and keeps the peace in the battlefield of life. We love to say it, Hanna is ours, and you can’t have her.

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the best in the biz
last time, I swear
#BD5E28
You Deserve Better Beef!
A fancy campaign to sell the best beef in the country.
#1a5632
A New Day in Farming
Disrupting the agriculture industry for a new John Deere dealer.
#141414
Rooted Throughout the Seasons
Celebrating one farming cooperative’s commitment to its partners.
#0071bb
The Future is Still Bright (and Blue)
A care package for future care providers.
#FA7598
Lincoln Calling
Bigger than ever.
#242627
United Way of Lincoln & Lancaster County 2018 Campaign
Helping face the toughest issues in our community head on.

design

video

photography

copywriting

social media

#051E4A
Hampton Branding
A rebrand for Hampton Enterprises | Properties & Construction.

branding

design

websites

copywriting

#DC272D
We Know Your Roots
A campaign of family, teamwork and legacy.
#002223
Let Them Create!
Giving student artists a platform to feature their artwork.
#7497a3
Don’t Let the Name Fool You
See the new social series for a full-service grocery store.
#a41f35
VR Experience
Helping Silverhawk take flight.

design

video

copywriting

#323e48
New Energy for a Legacy Brand
A defense against “too much of a good thing”.
#610202
Tour de Cigar
Creating a global cigar experience right here in Lincoln.

advertising

design

video

copywriting

social media

#db4e30
To Sell Seed, You Plant a Big Idea
How to bring a forgotten ag product back to the modern market.
#530C02
Certified Piedmontese Beef Golf Channel Ad
Raising the steaks for Certified Piedmontese on national TV.

advertising

video

copywriting

#555759
Site Under Construction
Renovating Boyd Jones’ website.

design

websites

copywriting

#28333c
Flanagan Lake Grand Opening
Awareness campaign for Papio-Missouri NRD's grand opening of Flanagan Lake.

advertising

photography

websites

copywriting

social media

#F69153
Case for Trees Video
Saving the world one tree at a time.

design

video

copywriting

#f8c208
Shipping Good Life Goodness
A national campaign to ship Amigos to your door.
#668848
The Very Persuasive Conservation Coach
Teaching grownups to take environmental action.
#AE1D29
The Raikes School 360° Video VR Viewers
Simulating your future.

design

#4e1116
Middle Republican NRD Video Brochures
The fountain of truth.

advertising

design

video

copywriting

#ea6852
Branding for Beans
Helping Lincoln start the day with a great cup of coffee.

branding

design

#383838
Pump & Pantry Commercial
30-second spot showcasing the carousel of characters that stop in.

video

copywriting

#ff1808
Press button, get care.
Improving healthcare communication one box at a time.

advertising

design

video

copywriting

#565656
Lindsay's Zimmatic "Circles of Excellence" Dealer Boxes
Delivering recognition to incentivize sales.

advertising

branding

design

#384552
U-Stop History Video
Celebrating 60 years between a convenience store and a city.
#00afde
The Best Track
Channeling John Cusack for branding a new 80s-themed bar.
#76777b
Like you never left
Reclaiming customers using what they already know and love.
#0E4932
Lindsay Pivot Watch Launch
Helping Lindsay Corporation create a successful product launch.

advertising

branding

design

websites

copywriting

social media

#5D3C2E
Round the Bend Steakhouse Testicle Festival
Promoting a two-day festival devoted to battered, deep fried bull testicles.

advertising

video

photography

copywriting

social media

#d22630
Something Good is Brewing
Creating B2B connections through a good cup of Joe.
#466C6C
LPSNRD Branding Video
A branding video for the Lower Platte South Natural Resources District.

advertising

video

photography

#4c8a9c
Water for Food
Turning something complex into something clear.
#4387c1
Let’s #GetSeatiated!
Awareness campaign for a changing Child Passenger Safety law.

design

copywriting

social media

#e89805
Lower Loup NRD Trees Campaign
Helping future generations know the magic of trees.

advertising

branding

design

video

copywriting

social media

#1B365D
Clinic with a Heart
A new look for a life-saving service.

branding

design

video

copywriting

#1f3747
A Joint Effort
Designing promotional, smell-proof, and stash-ready bags for Fremont Automation.

advertising

design

copywriting

#9D2E1F
N Street Crowler
Packaging design for the N-St Crowler.

advertising

branding

photography

copywriting

#c42b2d
WingFest
A throwdown of all things wings, designed to reach new donors in a younger demographic.

branding

design

photography

websites

#7B0F03
Take a 2 Hour Vacation
Disrupting multigenerational streaming culture by taking the vacation to the streets.

advertising

video

#27837E
Draplin Poster Design
A screen-printed poster promoting a design talk by the well-know design Aaron Draplin.

advertising

design

#5E4B40
Drive Smart Nebraska Occupant Safety
A video for Drive Smart Nebraska's Occupant Safety campaign.

advertising

video

copywriting

social media

#D27038
Raikes School Vlogs
A vlog series promoting UNL's Raikes School.

advertising

video

copywriting

social media

#d72f2f
U-Snap Campaign
Harnessing the power of local influencers and artwork to grow U-Stop’s brand.
#ec3444
Basler Dermatology Branding
A brand as unique as the personality behind it.
#e76c24
Indiana Sales Campaign
Cultivating loyal, local customers for the best in the biz.