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.
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.
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.
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.