Managing Partner, CMO
James is a whole brainer, being able to help make sense of the business value of marketing decisions. Prior to Ke James was a director level in a fortune 500 leading multi-unit small box retail locations. After leaving the corporate world behind he joined a medical staffing company leading operations and helping to navigate through some tough storms leading to the sale of the company in early 2010. James took his corporate and small business experience and began consulting in operations and financial operations to many small businesses in the Omaha area. In 2012 the opportunity to takeover a struggling new media company presented it self, after a rebrand to KreativElement shortly after the company has continued to grow and in April of 2016 KreativElement acquired Social Media Contractors. James helps lead strategy for clients as well as general marketing consulting and business development for Ke while still consulting with companies in the area.
Manager, Copy & Social Media
Originally from North Dakota, Courtney grew up in Omaha and got her degree in General Studies from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She got her first experiences in marketing, social media management, content creation and event planning with Travel Blog Exchange. Courtney then moved on to Omaha-based marketing firm, Red Branch Media, as the Content Team Director. Her other interests include cross stitching inappropriate phrases, thrift store shopping, bike riding and telling people about how she collected records before it was cool.
Manager, Photography & Video
James, or as some call him, #2, was born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska. A die-hard Husker fan, James was surrounded by sports and played basketball and soccer. Growing up, he was always intrigued with movies and cinematography. Making war or super-hero movies with a fake camera, it was always his passion to get the coolest shot imaginable. James began his career in radio then transitioned to sports media where he found his niche in sports videography. Now he thrives on creating a variety of video – from vlogs to commercials. Ever since, he has grown to love the world of video and telling a story through image. Family is what he loves the most as he continues to advance and push his skills to the limits hoping to make them proud. GBR!!
Manager, Web & Design
Originally from Omaha, Nebraska Ashley grew up in Missouri and relocated to Omaha in 2009 to study web design at Metropolitan Community College. As a recent graduate she aspires all things web and typography and plans to continue her education in a wide range of areas including web development, mobile app design and motion graphics. Ashley started out as a freelance web designer and landed her first web design job right here at KreativElement. You can usually find Ashley spending time outdoors riding her four-wheeler or camping along side a warm fire. She also enjoys spending time with her dogs Chez and Wrigley.
Office & Project Manager
Originally from Omaha, Jill spent nearly half of her life in Texas before returning home in the Fall of 2016. She got bit by the creative bug while living in Austin, where she soaked up all the printing processes’ she could by staying active in the local art scene. When she’s not working or studying for her Graphic Design degree, she’s hunched over her desk at home creating collage art or digging through racks at the thrift store. Jill’s also an avid lover of the desert, warm temps, 90s Country & RnB (music).
Lead, Social Media & Copy
Hailing from central Nebraska, Katie moved to Omaha to attend and graduate from Creighton University. Before coming to KE, she did marketing for two local startups. When she isn’t wowing people with her marketing skills, you can usually find Katie reading, at the gym, watching Netflix, or spending time with her beloved dogs, Charlie and Bruin, and cat, Kitten.
Copy & Social Media
Earlier in life James studied to be a minister, so we brought him in to help tell our story. James has lived in the south, the UK, the Windy City, and now Omaha. James is also our cleaner; we don’t mean that in the janitorial sense (though he will proudly tell you that he took out the trash once), but in the “Pulp Fiction” sense: James helps us tie up all the loose ends.
Copy, Social Media & Web
Photographer & Videographer
Mike Garrett was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska who’s finishing his BA in Graphic Design at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. While doing so he’s managed to make a splash into the photography, branding, and film world as a freelance artist. Mike is huge into fashion, basketball, music (specifically R&B as he’s young with an old soul), traveling, and most passionately, creating.
Copy & Social Media
Wendy was born in North Dakota, grew up in Montana and Oklahoma, and was transplanted via her husband’s job to Omaha, Nebraska in 2007. Wendy believes that excellent customer service and satisfaction should be the priority for businesses. Using that motto, she assists clients with social media planning, engagement, and implementation. When not working in the online world, she homeschools her children and manages a small acreage with her husband, kids, chickens, and dog. She loves to shop garage sales and thrift stores in order to repurpose items in her spare time.
Chase was born and raised in south Florida, and received his degree in Digital Arts & Design from Full Sail University in Orlando, FL. After a few trips to Omaha he made the decision to call the city home. His focus is in video production, motion graphic design, and illustration, but regardless of the medium he loves telling a brand’s story. In his free time he likes to go to live shows, watch documentaries, and spend time with his family.