About Kaptiv8 - Kaptiv8

We are Kaptiv8.

We’re a group of creative & passionate designers & communicators based in Athens, Georgia.

We are driven to collaborate with our clients to present their brands in meaningful and purposeful ways. We love what we do, and we hope it shows.

Get to know us.

Gabe Brauer

Gabe Brauer
President & Creative Director

Gabe brings over 20 years of creative direction, design and project management experience to the Kaptiv8 team. He holds a degree in Advertising from Grady College at the University of Georgia. Prior to forming Kaptiv8 he led the interactive team at a highly-respected Seattle-based branding and marketing firm where he managed hundreds of successful projects within a wide range of industries for companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, and AT&T.

Juli Tredwell

Juli Tredwell
Director of Operations

Juli has spent many years with creative firms that focused on web development, marketing, and advertising in both the Athens and Atlanta area. Her high level of organization aids Kaptiv8 in project management, administrative, and financial capacities. She holds a Bachelors degree in Art, with a Specialization in Photography, from the University of Georgia.

Sarah Brenner

Sarah Brenner
Director of Web Development

Based in Savannah, Georgia, Sarah specializes in custom WordPress theme design and development. Her strict attention to detail and expertise with WordPress functionality and plugin integration means the websites Kaptiv8 provides are utilizing the most current techniques and features. Sarah holds a BFA in Graphic Design from Savannah College of Art & Design.

Jordan Welsh

Jordan Welsh
Account Manager

Jordan provides his organizational & creative skills & experience to the management of several accounts. Prior to joining Kaptiv8, Jordan was the Communications Director for the First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville, where he led the organization through many progressive communications initiatives. Jordan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business & Information Technology from Macon State College.  In his spare time, he is an accomplished musician.

Zach Kozdron

Zach Kozdron
Senior Graphic Designer

From branding and identity design to web design and illustration, Zach has worked in many areas of the design industry. A graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design, Zach understands how strategic design strengthens the brand of any company and he uses this knowledge to hone his skills for planning and executing a wide variety of design projects from beginning to end.

Paige Howard

Paige Howard
Graphic Designer

Paige brings creativity, a passion for branding and print design, and midwestern charm to the Kaptiv8 team. She hails from Fort Wayne, Indiana, and she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ball State University. She spent a year honing her skills as an in-house designer in Cincinnati following graduation before relocating to Athens and joining Kaptiv8.

Ian McFarlane

Ian McFarlane
Photographer

Ian Mcfarlane is an established photographer based in Athens, Georgia. He has over 20 years experience, and his work has been nationally published in such magazines as American Photo, Elle, Jane, and Southern Distinction. He was the photographic consultant and custom printer for Michael Stipe of R.E.M. for many years. His work ranges from fine art to commercial photography in a wide range of industries.

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