We are designers, storytellers & strategists

Visual Storytelling

The best designs say more than words ever could. Art sets the tone. It creates the feeling that determines what your audience hears. We use graphic design, photography, and illustrations to tell visual stories.

Web Development

We specialize in stunning websites using WordPress. And we’re also great at interface design and user experience strategy for large-scale platforms. In fact, we used to develop social networks and tech startups from scratch.

Brand Narrative

Yes, we design logos. We also do much more. Your brand narrative goes beyond a logo and includes every touchpoint you have with people. Copywriting. Marketing. Social Media. How people experience what you do. We help galvanize brands into stories worth experiencing.

Strategy & Research

What’s your goal? We offer research and experience-backed counsulting on how to achieve it. Our market research helps clients uncover hidden opportunities and identify where to focus efforts. We help create global campaigns as well as holistically advise organizations from the executive level to the frontlines.

Who We've Worked With

What We've Created

Meet the Crew

Kent Shaffer

Kent Shaffer

Creative Strategist

Kent advises startups and church plants, gigachurches and global causes. Previously, he launched and sold a few tech startups and spent a decade writing about theology and effective ministry at ChurchRelevance.com, one of the top 100 most-read Christian blogs. His ministry roots began as a missionary’s kid in Peru and evolved into 10+ years of youth and children’s ministry at Church on the Move and Life.Church. He is also founder of Open Church, an initiative to help Christians collaborate and share.

Evie Shaffer

Evie Shaffer

Visual Storyteller

Evie blends design, coding, photography, nature, and the fine arts into a unique style of visual storytelling. Her work has been seen in Anthropologie, West Elm, Martha Stewart online, and Emma Magazine. Chronicle Books has published over 40 of her illustrations, and VSCO has featured her photography multiple times for its ethereal style. To her, design should be simple, meaningful, and done with love. She enjoys studying science as a hobby and raising her two adventuresome little boys.

Eric Dye

Eric Dye

Research Technologist

Eric is a blogger, builder, and lover of coffee. He writes. He codes. He’s a phenomenal researcher. In fact, Eric leads the research and digital initiatives at Open Church, where he built a tech platform to help collaboration and resource sharing. Eric also writes for Envato about WordPress best practices, and he runs ChurchM.ag, a top 25 Christian blog and one of the most prominent voices on church technology. Previously, he and his family served as bivocational missionaries in Italy.

Connect With Us

Create Etc is a boutique agency that’s worked with big names and rising startups. We serve artists, causes, entrepreneurs, and corporate brands. And we have a few openings for new clients, please say “hello” if you’d like to work together.

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