: a group that shares a common ability and desire to create something imaginative and meaningful.
: characterized by originality and expressiveness.
One of Jerrod’s biggest blessing in life is that he gets to enjoy what he does everyday. He’s even more blessed though by his wife, Eden and their 2 beautiful girls, Peyton and Carson. Being a dad and husband is what Jerrod was born to do. He’s a great director on set, yes. He’s a talented website designer in the studio and content creator out in the field but his relationship with his girls truly is his greatest accomplishment.
Jerrod’s past work experience remains diverse and influential, however his greatest inspiration and reason he is where he is today is because of his mom and dad, Jerry and Carla Shelton. Can’t thank them enough.
The growth he has been able to witness since 2010 continues to be a source of motivation. Jerrod has big plans for Contract Cre8ive & whatever he puts his mind to, he will achieve. He and Eden work incredibly well together are are able to bounce ideas/dreams off of each other. Their partnership will help Cre8ive continue to take the next leaps and bounds forward into a fun, bright future.
Fun fact – My favorite things outside of the office are to play guitar, golf, tennis & go skiing.
There wasn’t a defining day that Eden hopped on board. She’s been a listening ear and providing voice behind the scenes for almost 9 months now. Jerrod and Eden quickly saw that they could take on the business world together. While she doesn’t keep normal office hours (she’s a momma of 2, has a full time job and is very involved in multiple ministries) she still finds time to be at the office when she can. Making almost all of the meetings and checking in on the team members *and the boss*. She has loved being a part of Cre8ive. Helping her husband is one of her passions and she loves when she can bring their kids up to watch their dad hard at work! Her job description can be summed up in a few words but she really just does it all (besides design, edit and film.. wait.. is there more to the company than that)?
Eden grew up in Phoenix, Arizona and half of her heart is still there. She loves to hike, play tennis and weight train but being a mom and wife are by far her most favorite things!
“Cre8ive is a company full of the most talented people Lubbock has to offer. They truly blow me away daily! Seeing into their world is so intimidating because I literally know nothing about video or web stuff. It’s so exciting to watch and listen and just experience it all.”
Tyler grew up enjoying creative things, but they always felt somewhat unattainable. He held jobs throughout college and high school mowing yards, washing dishes, landscaping golf courses, and frosting cakes until his first internship as a creative team leader at Pioneer Bible Translators. During that time he taught himself many of the creative skills that he uses today. At Contract Cre8ive, he is the odd one out, because he graduated with a degree in Creative Media from Oklahoma Christian University (not LCU). Tyler considers himself to be an After Effects wizard, but he can also do print design, graphic design, video editing, audio editing, video production, web design and a host of other creative skills. Even though he sits behind a computer for 9 hours a day, he is a huge extrovert and loves nothing more than chatting with anyone about anything. If he’s not spending his free time with his wife, he is teaching himself some new software or skill that he doesn’t yet know how to do (or in the fall he’s watching Oklahoma Football… Boomer Sooner).
Zach is an artist and spends a lot of his time oil painting which is what first got him into working with graphic design. At Contract Cre8ive, he loves getting to use his art background to tackle all sorts of different projects coming up with new and unique brand designs. In his free time, Zach likes watching movies, hanging out with friends, and doing outdoor activities, and when he has a lot of free time, he loves to travel.
Alex worked with Cre8ive through his TCU college career during the summers (Go Frogs!), graduated and shipped off to the metroplex for music and production, then worked on cruise ships through early 2020. He’s a talented producer, technician, designer, and musician with an extremely creative go-getter attitude and outgoing personality. He loves working behind the scenes with the camera and as an editor and he’s constantly pushing his creativity outside of the box.
Fun fact: He’s an identical twin
Powerful is one word that is used to describe what this Producer does. With practice & skill, Elijah marries video clips, sound, and graphics to tell some of the best stories. He is a focused team member but he will not hesitate to stop and give his full undivided attention. He posses a love for soccer, weekends, and exploring creativity to its fullest. Understanding that change is the name of the game, Elijah looks for a new way to break the mold. He works smarter, not harder. This ideal is what makes him a dynamic addition to the team. Developing quality work is his pastime at Cre8ive, but being innovative and visionary is his passion.
David is always looking for ways to make the shot perfect for your project. He came on to the team in August after moving back to Lubbock from OKC. His favorite part of the job is heading out of the office to go on video shoots and interact with the clients to produce awesome content.
David recently got married to his sweet wife Ali back in January of this year and has been living out on 17 acres with her, their cat, dog, and 20 chickens… yes 20 chickens.
As for hobbies and interests, David loves to research all kinds of topics, ranging from history to personal finance. He spends his 30 minute drive into town listening to podcasts to learn more about what is happening in the world. He also has an odd opposition with maps and former president Theodore Roosevelt… Seriously, he has a portrait of him on his desk
As a designer, Quincy loves the opportunity to use his creative set of skills to design the perfect site or social media ad for our clients. Quincy is currently working remotely for us as he pursues a degree in marketing from the University of Texas at Austin (also known as Contract Cre8ive’s Austin Headquarters.) His favorite part of the job has been the opportunity to learn new creative skills from Contract Cre8ive’s talented employees, while building relationships and friendships with the Cre8ive Family. Outside of work Quincy’s hobbies include; having his heart ripped out by his sports teams, playing basketball, listening to podcasts, learning something new, and exploring his new city.
Liliana has loved all forms of art since she was a child. Now as an adult she takes an innovative creative approach to her work. Not only does she love filming events and weddings, but she enjoys editing beautiful films. In her free time, you can catch her caring for plants and taking photos. Liliana’s on her fourth year as a Texas Tech student majoring in Creative Media industries. She has been a perfect fit for the Cre8ive family!
Josh interned with Cre8ive and never left, now working part time on the team.
Josh comes from an extensive theatrical acting background. He believes that theatre arts require performers to humble themselves and put the story they are telling above all else in order to honor the subject matter and those whose stories are being told.
He has since gained more and more of an appreciation for video as a format for storytelling.
“There’s something about video as an artistic medium that allows artists to reflect life and amplify it to fully emphasize its abundance and to stir emotion in an audience”
He views such a thing as the most noble of professions in that he can tell others’ stories, which takes a great deal of care and humility.
Josh loves getting to learn from people that are fun and create (no pun intended) a positive atmosphere.
Micheal Dean Marbach
Michael Dean or Maddog is the newest intern to join the Cre8tive team. He is currently attending Texas Tech and majoring in Creative Media Industry (CMI). Michael Dean knows in this industry you learn by doing and jumps at any opportunity to help. His passion for Star Wars has led him to pursue a career in which he can tell other people’s stories.
Peyton Elizabeth + Carson Ray
We love the smiles we see on everyone when the girls are there. Watching Carson want to go everywhere her daddy goes when they are at the office is the cutest. We love watching Peyton being eager to learn what her dad does.
Future Cre8ives in the making. ✨
Stay tuned. 2021 is our year!
– Jerrod & Eden Shelton
To succeed, everyone needs a mentor. That may not even be fair, to call Jerry a mentor because he is so much more than that. He’s been the guiding force through the process of growing a business, which is never a walk in the park. Jerry offers the experience and leadership to keep everything glued together and make it work. Jerry doesn’t work for Contract Cre8ive, rather he has his own company, “Cre8ive Design…” sounds a little familiar, right? Hah. Our clients are the same sometimes and other times we’re working on completely different projects. To find more information on Jerry, click the link to his website or LinkedIn profile below.