We help small businesses and brands discover and tell their stories.

We’re Rust Creative – a marketing agency built to understand small business needs. We make a difference for businesses with exceptional search engine + social media marketing, content creation, design and photography.

Rust Creative Photography

Photography & Content Creation

Rust Creative specializes in editorial & lifestyle photography as well as product and food photography. Our chief photographer, Roger Hoover, grew up looking out the windows of used cars. He’s adept at ad hoc shoots where he has to find the visual story in the most unlikeliest of places.

We use photography to create branded visual content that helps your business connect with people. You know the old adage, “A pictures is worth a thousand words?” Its true (but don’t tell our copywriters). People are spending more time in media than ever before.

Media can no longer be treated as a commodity. Media is the dominant connection between people and brands and the most powerful asset for businesses to understand their existing and potential customers as real people.

Small businesses are reinventing themselves around media to accelerate brand growth. The more you interact with your customers using original, branded photo and video, the greater that connection.

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Food Photography

Food Photography by Rust Creative
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Portrait Photography

Most Recent

Portrait Photography

Most Recent

Food Photography

Rust Creative Search Engine Optimization

Search Engine Optimization.

Rust Creative’s SEO Division has helped small business clients sell more than $80 million worth of products. We also consult and advise small businesses on search engine strategy. 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.

According to a recent Forbes article on small businesses, research demonstrates that smaller businesses, by and large, are not maximizing the benefit of their Internet presence. This may be surprising to hear, and even disappointing to some, but it should be pointed out that those taking advantage of it, are really experiencing significant gains.

Rust Creative Content Creation

Content Creation.

Rust Creative specializes in content creation, campaign ideation, strategy, and 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.

Visual content that communicates or compliments the valuable information you want to share with your audience is a pillar of any successful marketing strategy. Whether you’re a hotel, restaurant, amazon retailer, travel company, or even a professional ninja trainer, you’re going to need a constant stream of professional images and visuals to promote your business successfully using today’s online mediums. It’s a simple concept but one that often doesn’t receive enough priority and is consequentially done poorly with damaging results.

Rust Creative Design


Rust Creative is a multidisciplinary design studio working across print & digital media. We believe that design is an essential communication tool that can achieve clarity no matter how complicated a concept. Design is socially useful & universal. We design everything from elegant, responsive websites to print collateral for advertising campaigns, branding materials, and trade show booths.

A great website design is the digital doorway your potential customers have into your business. There are many CMS options to choose from. From Magento to Squarespace or WordPress, we can design a website tailored to your business needs. Why do websites tend to be expensive? Because there’s more to web design than making it good on multiple devices. We have to develop the architecture of the website, insuring that it loads quickly on all devices, with caked-in, proven search engine optimization strategies and an eye on business growth.

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
Water Street Tavern

Join us.

We’re good at what we do, but we have yet to unlock our telepathic powers. So, please, fill out the form, and we’ll be in touch. You’ll be glad you called on Rust Creative to help.

Email us at roger@rustcreative.org and we’ll be in touch.