Creative & Logical Polymaths

Rust Creative was co-founded by designers Roger Hoover and Ysabel Price in 2011 with one mission: deliver agency-quality design, marketing, and consulting for small businesses in Kent, Ohio and the surrounding communities. Hoover and Price witnessed firsthand as large agencies took advantage of small businesses and aimed to start an agency that was honest, communicative, and devoted to the client’s needs. They began with four posters for non-profit Kent Natural Foods Co-Op to raise money for their store expansion. Through hard work, honesty, and communication, Rust Creative has earned the trust of more than fifty small businesses throughout Northeast Ohio and beyond.

Rust Creative specializes in social media marketing, search engine optimization, design, and photography for nonprofit organizations, R&D companies, and both large or small businesses.

Recent Clients

Alpha Technologies
Akron Metro Housing Authority
Custer Products
e-Tint Products
Erie Street Kitchen
Franklin Hotel Bar
Harwick Standard Chemical
Kent Natural Foods Co-Op
Label Peelers
Last Chance Records

Main Street Kent
Marathon Financial
Peninsula Foundation
Romanum Olive Oil
Sid Richardson
Taproot Catering
Tow Mart
Tree City Coffee
Venice Cafe


We design elegant, responsive websites and print collateral such as advertising campaigns, branding materials, and trade show booths. We cut our teeth cutting film by hand in Northeast Ohio print shops. Luckily, we no longer have to tape our fingers. But we’re still designing elegant collateral for clients from Texas to Ohio.


Our marketing services include both print and digital marketing, search engine optimization, email marketing, and social media marketing and management. We also pitch ads and videos for everybody from coffeeshops to winemaking stores to musicians.

Search Engine Optimization

Our clients rank high in all search engines for their targeted keywords. How do we do it? By optimizing and marketing websites the right way, by thinking long-term, and creating amazing content.

Food Photography

We can shoot in studio, on location, and travel/lifestyle food photography. Our minimal approach to food styling lets the food speak for itself. Our recipe for food photography success is as follows: 1/4c Jackson Pollock, 1/2tbs Francis Mallman, seasoned with natural light and a dash of Daido Moriyama.


We’ve helped clients sell over 80k products, and gross over $25M through ecommerce-specific design, development, and marketing. We were working in e-Commerce design and development from the very beginning of the internet. That experience is indespensible.

Social Media Management

We’re witty, spunky, and very sarcastic. We’re also deft at created believable voices (probably because we hear so many in our heads). Those personality defects also allow us to create meaningful content that your clients want to like, and, like addicts, keep coming back for more.