We Help Small Businesses Reach Larger Markets.

We’re here to make a difference – for small businesses, individuals, communities, cities, and brands – through design, search engine optimization, content creation, storytelling & photography. We’re a thinktank, a creative agency, and problem solvers.

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.

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.

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.

Rust Creative Photography


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.

Our Clients

 Rust Creative’s focus is helping small businesses reach larger markets. We work closely with our clients. They become family. These are just a few of Rust Creative clients that are expanding and growing.

Our Work - Rust Creative & Tree City CoffeeTree City Coffee

Rust Creative and Tree City Coffee have a long, creative relationship. We create content (copy, photography) for Tree City Coffee, manage ad campaigns and social media, and consult on marketing, advertising, and content creation. They pull a great shot of espresso, and have a dedicated, creative team that consistently crafts new, delectable seasonal drinks (that we love photographing!).

Our Work - Franklin Hotel Bar - Rust Creative

Franklin Hotel Bar

Franklin Hotel Bar’s classy and throwback appeal pair well with Rust Creative’s visual aesthetic. Its why Rust was hired to design and develop their website, create content for their “Classic Cocktail” blog, develop social media and marketing strategies, design digital and print ads, as well as photograph their amazing, handcrafted cocktails and Chef Chuck Crawford’s small plate menu.

Our Work - e-Tint Products & Rust Creative

e-Tint Products

e-Tint Products have been Rust Creative’s longest client. We watched (and helped) them grow from a small dream into a small business powerhouse. Along the way, we’ve designed trade show booths, marketing materials, design and developed numerous websites, SEO roadmaps, and even helped with a few product designs.

AlphaMicron & Rust Creative


AlphaMicron is a global leader in liquid crystal based light management technologies. They are the first company to put liquid crystal-based electronic tint on flexible plastic films and use it to provide protection against the sun for war fighters. They expanded their capabilities in applications ranging from eyewear and protective goggles to automotive applications and architectural glass. We can’t claim to know the physics behind the process, but we know enough to work as consultants on marketing, design, and development.

Custer Products - Rust Creative

Custer Products

Custer Products came to Rust Creative with one objective: increase search engine rankings. And, we delivered. In one year, we increased Custer Products search engine visibility by over 1300%. That’s not a typo. How did we do it? By re-developing the website for search engine optimization, re-constructing the information architecture, and creating original, informative content that search engines eat up. The best part of increasing search engine visibility? Increase in sales.

Diversa Advertising and Rust Creative


We help marketing and advertising company, Diversa, with a great number of advertising projects. We design print ads for Diversa’s stable of innovative clients in manufacturing industries throughout the United States and beyond. Rust Creative’s design work has included trade show booths, industry magazine ads, calendars, maps, and digital advertising.


We’ve taken the complexity of bus scheduling and routing and designed minimal, easy-to-use route maps for PARTA’s many routes throughout Northeast Ohio.


To commemorate Akron Metro Housing Authority’s 85th anniversary we designed a calendar that paid homage to their history and expressed their vision for future housing opportunities in Summit County.


Ametek is an American global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with headquarters in the United States and over 220 manufacturing sites worldwide. They were founded in 1930. We helped them with tradeshow booth design and marketing materials for a new line of products that launched in 2018.

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.

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