A Branding, Design, & Marketing Firm - that Gets It.

We take the time to ask the right questions,
to listen, to understand the struggles, and most importantly
share the enthusiasm for each brand's vision & purpose.

Leadership

Rick Callahan Founder / CEO

Rick Callahan is an entrepreneur dedicated to growth. He started his first business at the age of 22 in a sublet office within a manufacturing facility in Meriden, CT.  Today, he is the founder and CEO of Krative – a branding, design, and marketing agency in the heart of New Haven, CT. As Krative's CEO, he is often seeking the next big opportunity for Krative. He currently serves as the lead brand strategist and consultant for Krative's client engagements.

  • In 2010, Rick founded the Sprout Internship Program, a competitively sought internship program modeled after trade apprenticeships.
  • From 2014-2016 he created and ran the Let’s Grow My Biz Workshop Series that offered business growth insights to entrepreneurs, business owners, and decision-makers.
  • In 2019 he was selected to be the Entrepreneur-In-Residence for the New Haven Free Public Library (NHFPL).

Samantha Nicoletti Creative Production Director

In early 2011, Samantha has established her role as a core member of the team. Samantha knows the “Krative way” and applies it to all things production.

She manages Krative's production schedule and the creative team accordingly.Whether she is creating websites, content, graphics, social media strategies, blog posts, email blasts, or training clients on various marketing platforms, Samantha can — and does — it all.

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With a tried and true process, backed by a lean, agile, and talented team, we are committed to the success of our clients. 

In-House & Production Team

Shay of Krative Headshot

Shay Willis Digital Marketing Specialist

Tommy J.

Tommy Jaruga Digital Media Creative

Chandler

Chandler Willis Social Media & Content Marketing

Kevin Jack Digital Marketer

Rebecca Day Reynolds

Rebecca Day-Reynolds Designer

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Kelly V. First Impressions Officer

Everette The Boston New Haven Terrier

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You?

Design & Marketing Internships
( The Sprout Program )

Dedicated Specialists

Sometimes we have to call in the calvary. With specialized skills, dedicated talent, and a focus on project success, our dedicated specialists are crucial to the fulfillment of effective strategic solutions.

Andrew

Digital Development Consultant
(from Sabetta Consulting)

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Brittany

Bookkeeping Services

(from Brittany's Bookkeeping)

Giulia

Consultant
(from Agents of Branding)

Samantha Schannon of Samantha Annette Photography

Samantha

Portrait Photographer

(from Samantha Annette Photography)