: 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.
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 my 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).
Zachary has been very interested in art since a young age, and found a love for painting. His love for painting then grew into a love for design and graphics throughout his time attending Lubbock Christian University where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Graphic Design. Zachary now spends most of his time at Contract Cre8ive creating unique and engaging websites as well as working in other graphic design fields. He loves working with anything visual and (of course) still finds time to dedicate to his passion for traditional painting.
Alex is new to the wedding business, but an experienced producer, technician, designer, and musician. After graduating from TCU (Go Frogs!) with a degree in Technical Theatre, Alex has traveled the world in just three short years doing everything from music production, to video production, and even working on a cruise ship! He’s a whiz at the editing desk, but you’ll love his outgoing personality and fun attitude that makes him a joy to be around. He’s constantly pushing his creativity and looking for ways to push the team to be even better, so we know he’s going to do some amazing things.
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.
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.