about creo

Our mission is to provide breathtaking art pieces that are not typically available to our community, at the most affordable pricing ever. We want to share our excitement with our clients, so they can experience the wonderful feeling of beautiful design. 

We invest in artists so we can increase their exposure and success. However, at the real heart of Creo Designs is a tribute to five wonderful, hard-working women and mothers who I swear fold their angel wings into their shirts every day.

my story

Ovarian cancer is a terrifying diagnosis, especially on the onset of the COVID pandemic. Yet, through all my surgery and chemo, their endless love, laughter, unlimited home cooked meals, groceries weekly for ten people (it’s just my son & I), I found my strength and true hope.

Sadly, only two months later, two of these incredible friends were struck with colon & breast cancer. We battled this ugly monster together and to-date, our prognosis is optimistic. My dream throughout this ordeal has been that one day, we would find ourselves sipping fancy drinks on the veranda of a small Bahama bungalow. The soft wind blowing through our slightly grayed hair, knowing that our journey has made us wiser and our friendships, more precious than ever. Therefore, we are appropriately named the “Bahama Mamas.”

The selfless charity of the Bahama Mamas led me to want to figure out a way to support other cancer patients that don’t have the support team that I do. My background in interior design and passion for art gave me some tools and an audience to launch Creo Art Designs and give back to the community in a personally meaningful way.

Leighann Jacobi

Leighann Jacobi

Co-Founder

Devon Jacobi

Devon Jacobi

Co-Founder

exclusivity

You might wonder why we charge a membership fee. 

Creo Design’s artwork is carefully curated from renowned artists by Scottsdale’s premier interior designers. We limit our audience and our artists to maintain the value and the quality of the artwork.

Our board

Leighann Jacobi

Leighann Jacobi

President

Leighann Jacobi Is the owner of Jacobi Interiors, a Phoenix/Scottsdale based interior design firm dedicated to creating beautifully inspired concepts for the commercial, healthcare and corporate clientele. For the last 23 years, Leighann has worked closely with clients to develop and execute a profound interior design experience. She is a mother to her 18 year old son, and also loves trail running and all that is nature.

Devon Jacobi

Devon Jacobi

Associate Vice President

Devon Jacobi is a senior at Brophy College Preparatory School. He has strong interests the field of humanities and natural science, is kind at heart and eager to serve others. 

Sheila Bale

Sheila Bale

Vice President

Sheila Bale lives in Phoenix, Arizona with over 35 years of corporate experience for corporations of all size. She currently brokers commercial real estate transactions at Cushman & Wakefield specializing in Healthcare space for lease and for purchase. In addition to a very satisfying career Sheila enjoys spending time with her husband, five adult children, five grandchildren and assisting with the care of her parents. In her spare time she loves to work out, play golf, hike, travel and spend time with friends. Serving on the board of Creo allows her to connect people who want to help others with those affected with cancer.

Lisa Harris

Lisa Harris

Secretary

Lisa Harris is a Phoenix native with over 30 years of experience in high tech project management, marketing and finance. She currently works as a residential real estate agent and freelance consultant. In her free time, you’ll find her hiking and cooking, and spending time with her husband and two kids. Serving on the board of CREO combines her love of art with her passion for helping people affected by cancer.

Karen Kontak

Karen Kontak

Treasurer

Karen currently oversees the crime analysis unit, the federal crime reporting unit, and the citizen online reporting unit at a local law enforcement agency where she has dedicated over 20 years to analyzing data, identifying crime patterns, researching investigating leads, evaluating workload and staffing needs, and completing a variety of other types of data analytics to assist with daily operations and information-sharing efforts. Karen is  happiest when she is helping others, especially when math is involved, but she is painfully aware of how powerless she felt when her coworkers and family friends lost their battle with cancer. Karen cares deeply about finding ways to help support people who are facing the batter of their lives, and she feels humbled to be a part of CREO for Cancer.

Janelle Duran

Janelle Duran

Membership Director

Janelle has served as a system pharmacy leader for the past 10 years. Through her leadership positions she has led development of a standardized system medication formulary for two health systems. Additionally Janelle has led interdisciplinary collaborative standardization efforts related to medication utilization and medication information electronic databases. Janelle looks forward to serving as an advisor to the Creo board. As a cancer survivor Janelle is especially passionate about supporting families through Creo for Cancer.

Jayme Board Member

Jayme Politz

Event Director

Jayme has lived in Arizona for the last 28 years, coming from the East Coast and growing up as a military dependent. She has held corporate talent acquisition roles for the majority of her career. Some of her favorite things to do are to spend time with her husband, daughter, family, friends, two dogs and travel. Being a cancer survivor herself, in 2020, Jayme is especially excited to help those going through their cancer journey. She honors the following family and friends that have had to experience cancer: Grandmaw, Dad, Stephanie, Nancy, LJ, Laurie, Ashleigh, and Jeff.

Featured artists

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Danielle Davis

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Jean Kenna

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Jean Kenna

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Jackie Von Tobel