About Kaptiv8 - Kaptiv8

Building brands from Athens, GA since 2011


Kaptiv8 is a team of thoughtful storytellers, creative thinkers, talented designers and strategic marketers founded in Athens, Georgia in 2011. We are driven to collaborate with our clients to present their brands in meaningful and purposeful ways. Our goal is to build lasting partnerships to effectively communicate brands over the long term.

We love what we do, and we hope it shows.

About Kaptiv8
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.

Jordan Welsh

Jordan Welsh
Director of Accounts

Jordan provides his organizational & creative skills & experience to the management of many accounts. Jordan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business & Information Technology from Middle Georgia State College. In his spare time, he is an accomplished musician.

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.

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.

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.

Allen Sutton

Allen Sutton
Graphic Designer

Allen is a motivated Graphic Artist with a decade of successful experience in creative marketing, branding and visual communication. Originally from Scranton, Pennsylvania he is a graduate of Keystone College in La Plume, PA. He prides himself on being a clear communicator and collaborative team player with an eye for detail and skill in customer relations and brand story telling. Above all, Allen is skilled at applying his technical skills to create art that informs and engages people everywhere.

Micah Jones

Micah Jones
Account Manager

Micah brings creativity and project management to Kaptiv8. While working in the creative field since graduation he has honed his management skills to be able to incorporate creative problem solving into any project that comes his way. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with an emphasis in Graphic Design from the University of Georgia. When he isn’t at work you might find him eating tacos at a local spot or biking around Athens.

Grace Ferzely

Grace Ferzely
Social Media Specialist

Grace is passionate about creatively engaging others on the internet. She helps Kaptiv8 with social media, content strategy, and digital media production assistance. She also shares practical and academic insights about influencer relations to help clients integrate it into their own social media practice. Grace graduated from UGA’s Grady College of Journalism with a masters degree in Emerging Media Studies. Besides creative internet work, she loves dancing, traveling, and exploring Athens.

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.