Full-service creative agency located in Des Moines, Iowa
Consider us an extension of your team
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.
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 Des Moines, Iowa. 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 was the tipping point of moving into a full-service creative agency. After much prayer, Jenny hired her first designer.
Now, as a team of five, we work with a variety of clients, helping them with their communication strategies, design, copywriting, branding, social, and marketing initiatives. We’re a small team that takes ownership of the work we produce. We strive to be flexible and work quickly to serve our clients — without sacrificing quality.
Great design is at the heart of what we do, and we’re honored to work with churches, digital marketing agencies, and so many other businesses — big and small. We seek out like-minded clients and opportunities that correspond with our values and goals. At TwoTone Creative, we’re passionate about elevating, celebrating, and helping our clients grow through top-notch design and messaging.
The Faces You’ve Been Waiting For
The TwoTone Team
Jenny received her B.F.A. in Visual Communications from Truman State University in 2012 and spent several years in Colorado before returning to the Des Moines area. She loves being close to her family and spending time with her husband and daughter. And though she loves design, living life for Christ has made the greatest impact on her life.
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.
Rick has always enjoyed being creative and active, so when he went to Central College in Pella, Iowa, he decided to study graphic design, psychology, and exercise science. Eventually, he realized his true passion was for design, and decided to focus on this area. In his free time, he enjoys staying active (through tennis, basketball, running, biking, etc.), hanging out with friends, visiting various breweries around Des Moines, and attending concerts.
Libby always knew she wanted to have a career that would allow her to be creative at all times, so she decided to give graphic design a try. She fell in love with it and ended up pursuing a degree in graphic design from the University of Northern Iowa. When she’s not designing, she enjoys cooking, photography, thrift shopping and exploring the Des Moines area.
Kimberly is a Northwest Iowa native who studied magazine journalism at Drake University. She worked as an editor for The Des Moines Register for more than 10 years before entering the marketing world as a project manager and copywriter.
Outside of work, Kimberly enjoys having uninterrupted conversations with her husband, playing pretend with her two boys, writing about mom life for the Des Moines Moms Blog, drinking way too much coffee, and doing Crossfit workouts in her basement.