Jake Coltrane

Creative Director

"The public has an appetite for anything about imagination - anything that is as far away from reality as is creatively possible."

Steven Spielberg

In trying times, spending time and resources on creativity is always questioned. But when the road ahead is a difficult one, I’ve always seen the creatives and the innovators solving the challenges of our time.

My career at Evolve began at the most challenging of times. Emerging from a pandemic has left many of us wondering how to reengage with the world and each other again. As an extroverted and observant creative, I can’t help but feel that I’ve been training my whole life for this moment. The nuances of human interaction and engagement are the foundations of the work that I strive for, and those nuances are more important than ever.

My wife and I are both proud natives of North Carolina, and we’ve made lives serving the communities that raised us; with her pastoring a local church, and me supporting local businesses.

Jake Coltrane
Creative Director
BA, University of North Carolina at Charlotte