You don’t have time to babysit a creative team. With us, you don’t have to. We’re all working towards the same goal: your success. We provide proactive ideas and innovative solutions to accomplish your mission.
Consider us an extension of your team
We know where you’re coming from
We understand that you’re trying to clearly communicate your brand message. We know that bad design paired with mediocre copy is the biggest barrier between you and your audience. As a full-service creative agency, we’re focused on delivering your message in a powerful and impactful way.
Once upon a time...
TwoTone: A History
TwoTone Creative is a small design agency located in the heart of West Des Moines, Iowa: Valley Junction. Did you know TwoTone started four years ago as a Christmas card company in our Creative Director, Jenny Cross’ basement? (If you ask us nicely, we might still design a Christmas card for you.)
TwoTone grew little by little, and eventually, Jenny had to turn away clients because she was working around the clock to continue to serve and help her current clients. It forced her to make a decision: stay solo or train and grow a small team of designers to accommodate those clients. After much prayer, she decided to grow a team.
Now we work with a variety of clients, helping them with their communication strategies, design, messaging, social, and marketing initiatives. Our small team atmosphere allows us to be nimble, take ownership of our work, and move quickly to serve you.
We love what we do and we so glad we get to work with all the churches, digital marketing agencies, and every business – big and small. We’re passionate about elevating, celebrating, and growing our client’ s little by little.
The Faces You’ve Been Waiting For
The TwoTone Team
In 2012, Jenny received her B.F.A. in Visual Communications from Truman State University. Not only did she learn about how to be a designer at college, she also learned about her savior Jesus Christ. As much she loves design, living life for Christ has made the greatest impact on her life.
An Iowa native, Jenny has returned to West Des Moines after several years working in Colorado. She loves being close to her family and spending time with her husband and daughter. Jenny’s weaknesses include Pancheros and Coca-Cola, and her strengths include passion, drive, and an encyclopedic knowledge of Taylor Swift and Relient K.
In his career, Mike led two different marketing agencies that served hundreds of clients, from Fortune 500 companies to self-published authors. During this time, he started working with Jenny and TwoTone. He was so impressed with the messaging and design capabilities of the company that he immediately knew he wanted to partner in their growth. After casually referring countless clients, it was only natural for Mike to become the Communication, Sales, and Marketing Director of TwoTone.
Mike’s passion for helping others grow in leadership has led to his involvement in several faith-based nonprofits, including BRAVE Global and Beautiful Redemption. Mike and his wife Holly live in Denver and have two kids, Ellyana and Michael. As Colorado natives, he and his family love having the nearby mountains as their playground.
Growing up, Kayla went back and forth on whether she wanted to be an author or an artist. She left her small town in Kansas to attend Drake University, where she majored in graphic design and magazine journalism. As both a graphic designer and a copywriter, Kayla happily works with both words and visuals. In her free time, Kayla enjoys spending time with her husband and her adorable rescue dog.
After receiving her undergrad in graphic design from Iowa State, Abby decided to pursue a masters in brand communications from Drake University. Abby is also a talented cook (she’s even published her own cookbook)! When she finds a break between work and homework, she’ll relax and grab a drink with her Shiba Inu, Louie.
Originally from Pella, she is a native Iowan and now enjoys being part of the Des Moines area community. She lives with her husband and their labradoodle puppy. In her free time, you can find Vanessa reading, browsing Pinterest, and exploring the city.
When Kayla joined the Twotone team, Brian seemed to always be hanging around, so Jenny decided it was time to put him to work (she’d seen his great photos on Instagram, after all). Brian learned that he enjoyed photographing people, products, and architecture as well as wildlife, so it was a great fit.