We launched 86 Creative in 2013 based on a simple philosophy: a great company—no matter the size or the industry—needs to create a thorough story through their brand. That means every visual component of a business  (from a logo to a website, marketing components and print materials) should tell a cohesive, intentional story—one that’s true to who you are and memorable for your audience.

86 is a millennial-driven creative agency that provides clients with expert brand strategy. We don’t just create a beautiful logo, we make your branding work for your business. For us, branding isn’t a superficial exercise, it’s a key component of any business’ success. Simply put: without a cohesive brand strategy, you can’t compete effectively in reaching millennials.

 

That’s why our first priority is getting to know you. We spend time with you and your brand. We get to know your key players. We work with you to create the logo, website and visual components that best communicate who you are. Then we stick with you as you implement this brand strategy across your business. We provide print materials, web design, email marketing, social media, copywriting and PR so your brand maintains a cohesive look and feel (and so the story continues to be told in a unique way).

 

Every step of the path, our priority is your story. In everything we do, we’ll dive deep to make sure you have everything you need to tell your story to the right audience, the right way, for lasting results.

Our Team

 

Sarah Stubbs

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

Sarah is the Account Executive for 86, where she loves helping clients and color-coding the world. She hails from Carmel, Indiana and a love for new languages and places led her to Indiana University. She studied German and American Sign Language and graduated with a degree in Germanic Studies. From there, Sarah worked in various positions for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. When she is not planning her next trip to somewhere new, she enjoys becoming a coffee and wine snob, and lifting at the gym. Sarah lives in Indianapolis, IN.

 

John Paul Rudolph

VICE PRESIDENT, FINANCE/STRATEGY

John Paul spent most of the past decade as part of FOCUS, the Fellowship of Catholic University Students, holding positions in marketing, store management, events, and operations. He also provided event production support for the Amazing Parish conferences and consulted for multiple small businesses. With an MBA in marketing and operations from the University of Illinois, John Paul looks forward to helping non-profits and faith-based organizations thrive. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and their 9-month-old son, Thomas.

James Baxter

VICE PRESIDENT, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

James is the Vice President of Business Development for 86 Creative. Originally from Zionsville, Indiana, he graduated from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota where he studied Philosophy. He then studied Theology at St. Meinrad Archabbey in southern Indiana. Out of school, he started a non-profit to free Catholic men called Those Catholic Men, where he still serves as Executive Director. He dabbles in the game of golf, enjoys Maker’s Mark Old-Fashioneds, and is made whole by Jane Austen novels. James lives in Fort Wayne, IN.

 

Jacob Laskowski

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER / CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Jacob serves as CEO and Creative Director of 86, which he founded in 2013. His award-winning career began with the re-branding of FOCUS, the Fellowship of Catholic University Students which lead him on a path to supporting brands in their pursuit of sharing their vision more effectively. Following his position as director of marketing for a multi-billion dollar oil company, Jacob launched 86, allowing him to work with universities, tech start-ups, corporations, dioceses and non-profits throughout the United States. He serves as adjunct professor of visual communications at Ivy Tech College and as a Board Member for A Mother’s Hope, a non-profit devoted to providing care for homeless, pregnant mothers in Allen County, Indiana. Jacob is also a board member of Those Catholic Men, Inc. and is the co-director of Fort Wayne Frassati, a ministry for Catholic young adults. He resides in Fort Wayne with his six-year-old daughter, Gianna.

Emily Barnes

Nick Falls

John Wojtasek

Executive Assistant

Video Producer

Video Producer

Mark Burkholder

Dr. John McConnell

Katy Zweifel

Designer

Clinical Psychologist

Copywriter

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