About Us

Full-service creative agency located in West Des Moines, Iowa

An extension of your team

Whether you are hiring an in-house individual or an outside agency for your church communications, you need them to:

1. Have the expertise in a variety of disciplines (design, web, copywriting, marketing, etc.)
2. Understand your church’s unique culture and mission (and be excited about it!)
3. Work quickly on tight end of week deadlines and changing priorities

You’ve probably experienced first-hand just how difficult it can be to find all 3, but that doesn’t mean you have to settle for less.

Fortunately, TwoTone is church-focused at the core. Our team has been working with churches for over 10 years, so we know what it takes to engage your congregation week in and week out. We know the lingo, we know how to engage congregations, and we take ownership of supporting your church in every way (except preaching…we have to draw the line somewhere).

We know where you’re coming from

You want people to engage with your content and become connected with your church, but you need more than just someone who can make pretty designs. You need a team who can communicate effectively, manage projects with discernment, and create excellence in everything your church puts out.

Once upon a time...

TwoTone: A History

TwoTone started six years ago as a Christmas card company in Jenny Cross’ basement. Since she was already the Creative Director for two local churches, TwoTone was what the kids would nowadays classify as a side-hustle.

As it turns out, like-minded churches needed Jenny’s marketing and design experience more than her card-making abilities. Soon enough, Jenny had to turn away clients because she was working around the clock just to keep up.

Today, as a team of seven TwoTone is committed to helping churches speak to their congregations – developing communication strategies, design, copywriting, branding, social, and marketing initiatives. Our small team structure allows us to be flexible enough to accommodate even the busiest seasons in the life of your church.

Wondering if TwoTone is the right fit for your needs? Book a Discovery Call with us today and let’s talk about where your church is currently and where you want to be.

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The Faces You’ve Been Waiting For

The TwoTone Team

Jenny Cross

Founder & Creative Director

With more than 10 years of agency experience, Jenny has had the privilege of working with a large variety of brands. She loves partnering with other business owners and entrepreneurs, and specializes in brand development. From digital marketing to online course creation, Jenny’s knowledge and skillset has prepared her to be a successful creative director.

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.

Grace Maher

Account Manager

Grace is our master of organization and account management. She graduated from Drake University with her bachelors in Journalism and Mass Communication, and is the go-to person for everything that TwoTone has to offer. She has the difficult task of keeping the rest of us on task - fortunately for all of us she does this perfectly with her signature smile and can-do attitude.

The middle of 9 children, Grace loves spending time with all of her nieces and nephews and sharing her passion for chocolate milk with them. She loves travel, home improvement shows, and big cups of coffee in the morning.

Abby Goodenow

Senior Graphic Designer

Abby is an amazing multitasker and a fast worker. She learns quickly, and her mind thrives when it is occupied with lots of ideas. She loves working on branding projects where she can let her creativity loose. Whether using Procreate on her iPad or diving into Illustrator on her Mac, she loves working with vector illustrations.

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.

Vanessa Van Gorp

UX/UI Designer

Vanessa is our designer specializing in all things web-related. She earned her degree in graphic design from Dordt College and discovered her passion for digital design. Vanessa enjoys the challenge of web design because it is always developing and changing. She works to create user interfaces that complement the website's content for a seamless user experience.

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 Williamson

Graphic Designer

In case you’re wondering, Rick has two sisters, so he’s used to being outnumbered by the girls. TwoTone is already benefiting from his new perspective and fresh ideas! Rick is a well-rounded designer with a variety of skills. He enjoys tracking how a company’s brand impacts their social perception and success. He’s also fascinated by how design is constantly changing and evolving. He has an outstanding ability to learn new things quickly and adapt to change. Additionally, he’s skilled in working with tight timeframes, and he’s constantly noticing trends and new advancements in design.

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 Schwers

Graphic Designer

Libby is a dedicated designer with an eye for detail. She is especially equipped in typography and uses her skills to convey client messages clearly and effectively. She enjoys working on a variety of design types, but brand identity is her favorite.

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.

Melanie Van Horn

Creative Copywriter

As our creative copywriter, Melanie helps craft what you want to say in the way you want to say it. With experience in social media management, feature writing, blog posts, and more, she’s passionate about connecting the dots between small details and big-picture ideas.

Whether you need a snappy tagline, a compelling email message, or a social media post that keeps people coming back for more, she enjoys transforming ideas into stories that impact and inspire. She’s in her element when she gets to revitalize tired old ideas into fresh, new content, and loves tackling writing projects covering any topic.

A lifelong Iowa native, Melanie graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in public relations. Outside of work, she enjoys reading (or writing) a good book, collecting vinyl records, and exploring downtown Des Moines.

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Founder & Creative Director

Jenny Cross

With more than 10 years of agency experience, Jenny has had the privilege of working with a large variety of brands. She loves partnering with other business owners and entrepreneurs, and specializes in brand development. From digital marketing to online course creation, Jenny’s knowledge and skillset has prepared her to be a successful creative director.

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.

Account Manager

Grace Maher

Grace is our master of organization and account management. She graduated from Drake University with her bachelors in Journalism and Mass Communication, and is the go-to person for everything that TwoTone has to offer. She has the difficult task of keeping the rest of us on task - fortunately for all of us she does this perfectly with her signature smile and can-do attitude.

The middle of 9 children, Grace loves spending time with all of her nieces and nephews and sharing her passion for chocolate milk with them. She loves travel, home improvement shows, and big cups of coffee in the morning.

Senior Graphic Designer

Abby Goodenow

Abby is an amazing multitasker and a fast worker. She learns quickly, and her mind thrives when it is occupied with lots of ideas. She loves working on branding projects where she can let her creativity loose. Whether using Procreate on her iPad or diving into Illustrator on her Mac, she loves working with vector illustrations.

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.

UX/UI Designer

Vanessa Van Gorp

Vanessa is our designer specializing in all things web-related. She earned her degree in graphic design from Dordt College and discovered her passion for digital design. Vanessa enjoys the challenge of web design because it is always developing and changing. She works to create user interfaces that complement the website's content for a seamless user experience.

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.

Graphic Designer

Rick Williamson

In case you’re wondering, Rick has two sisters, so he’s used to being outnumbered by the girls. TwoTone is already benefiting from his new perspective and fresh ideas! Rick is a well-rounded designer with a variety of skills. He enjoys tracking how a company’s brand impacts their social perception and success. He’s also fascinated by how design is constantly changing and evolving. He has an outstanding ability to learn new things quickly and adapt to change. Additionally, he’s skilled in working with tight timeframes, and he’s constantly noticing trends and new advancements in design.

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.

Graphic Designer

Libby Schwers

Libby is a dedicated designer with an eye for detail. She is especially equipped in typography and uses her skills to convey client messages clearly and effectively. She enjoys working on a variety of design types, but brand identity is her favorite.

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.

Creative Copywriter

Melanie Van Horn

As our creative copywriter, Melanie helps craft what you want to say in the way you want to say it. With experience in social media management, feature writing, blog posts, and more, she’s passionate about connecting the dots between small details and big-picture ideas.

Whether you need a snappy tagline, a compelling email message, or a social media post that keeps people coming back for more, she enjoys transforming ideas into stories that impact and inspire. She’s in her element when she gets to revitalize tired old ideas into fresh, new content, and loves tackling writing projects covering any topic.

A lifelong Iowa native, Melanie graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in public relations. Outside of work, she enjoys reading (or writing) a good book, collecting vinyl records, and exploring downtown Des Moines.