About Newvo Productions

Hi, I'm Jake. I started Newvo Productions to use my 10+ years of professional experience to support small businesses and nonprofit organizations with their marketing and communication challenges.

In central Kansas, where we're based, local businesses suffer from a shortage of available multimedia production services. Our current clients situated across the country suggest that the same is true elsewhere! We hope to change that locally and with remote work for clients across the country!

The name Newvo Productions is both inspired by the Art Nouveau movement/design style and a nod to my hometown of Newton, KS. Like the Art Nouveau movement, I draw inspiration from the natural world and seek to use my communication skills to promote conservation and environmental restoration.  

Please contact me! I'd love to help create a solution to the storytelling challenges you face.
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A bit about me

I grew up on a small farm in central Kansas, then studied at Goshen College in Goshen, IN. I graduated Magna Cum Laude in Communications with a focus on graphic design and video production.

I try to keep a healthy balance in my life. At work I create content. At home, I enjoy reading books, listening to podcasts, and watching movies and sports. But more than anything else, I love to play games and sports, travel, and enjoy the outdoors with friends and family.

​I'm passionate about environmental preservation and excited for any opportunity I can find to help create a clean energy future. I also support international development and solutions to poverty, seeking opportunities to connect my skillset to those issues.

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Our workflow

Where do we start?

There are many ways to come up with creative ideas. But we always like to start by asking this question:

What is the problem you need to solve?

Marketing and communications problems come in many forms. Sometimes they're related to brand recognition; sometimes traffic; and sometimes direct outreach. By starting with this question, it sets us on track to create content that makes a real impact.

What is the best way to tell your story? 

After you've determined the problem you want to solve, it makes it much easier to set a course for a solution. What can best drive traffic, prove your expertise in your field, or create exposure in your marketplace?

A Facebook ad campaign? A new video for a landing page? An infographic for social media? A podcast to grow your following?

And finally, how can we help make it happen?

We specialize in video marketing and filmmaking. We love every phase of the process: helping to create video concepts, write scripts, shoot footage, edit video, mix audio, color correct, and animate motion graphics. The possibilities of video production are nearly endless.

We're also designers with extensive digital design experience, including UX Design training, web design experience, and a passion for motion graphics.

We offer consulting, writing, and individualized creative services. Our approach focuses on analytics and results over pure creativity.

We'd love to help solve your business's challenges and bring your creative ideas to life.

Please reach out to discuss what we can create together.


Our blog about art and work

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