Principal / Executive Producer
Claire is an Emmy Award-winning Producer, a team builder, and an out-of-the-box thinker. Her wide-ranging experience in video production for network television has drawn many Fortune 500 companies to seek her help in creating multimedia tools to tell their stories. She excels in turning complex material into relevant, compelling content in cutting-edge, digital formats. Claire has won numerous awards for her work, including: National Emmy Award; Peabody Award; US International Film & Video Festival Gold Medal Award; and multiple Telly Awards honoring excellence in video and television across all screens.
Kristin has a background in finance and information technology at Fortune 500 companies. She has managed complex sales pipeline and revenue information, and has worked as a consultant to help improve sales internationally.
John has 25 years experience in digital media leading Sales & Strategy teams at companies ranging from early stage start-ups to Fortune 100 enterprises. He has worked in the digital video space since 2008 helping the world’s leading brands connect, engage, and delight their customers. He feels privileged working alongside such creative colleagues at Cactex and our client teams.
Olive is a talented and award-winning storyteller. A seasoned writer and producer in network TV and radio, she thrives on creating meaningful videos that emotionally connect the viewer with the message. She enjoys collaborating with passionate, creative people. Olive has won numerous awards for her work, including: George Polk Award, Alfred I. Dupont Columbia Award, National Headliner Award for Outstanding Documentary, two-time National Emmy Finalist, Pulitzer Prize, Finalist, Telly Awards honoring excellence in video across all screens. After graduating from the University of Texas, Austin, Olive earned a Nieman Fellowship to study at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.
Jeff brings an artist’s eye and a storyteller’s heart to his video editing. “When I’m in my zone, it’s just me creating,’’ Jeff says. He’s edited everything from music videos, to documentaries, to national and regional television commercials and corporate videos for high-profile clients.
Eric has spent over 25 years helping clients realize their goals in corporate videos, commercials, television series, and documentaries. His talent and years of experience have brought Eric many awards. He is able to bring clarity and skill to every video he creates.
Alex has experience working for global brands at some of the nation’s top advertising agencies. His specialty is coming up with simple ideas that communicate powerful brand stories. He holds several advertising awards and is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin.
James is a motion graphics artist with an eye for high level design. He specializes in 3D modeling and animation. His work takes the form of the form of digital media created for television, film, applications and the Internet.
Office Manager & Client Services
Claire Rathbun keeps us organized and on task. With a degree in organizational studies, Claire is passionate about developing systems and processes that build team unity leading to smoother projects.
Creative Director / Designer
Randall Hill is an award winning creative director with over 30 years of design experience. He is focused on providing effective branded marketing deliverables for our clients with proven expertise in identity creation, branding and marketing communications, printed collateral design, digital interactive presentations, online media development, and motion graphics.
Frank started his career as a graphic artist and illustrator, but moved on to animation and multimedia presentations. He’s been at this for quite a while. These days he’s also pretty good at developing web sites in all of their various forms.