We are Creative Nerds
Couple Right Brained fanatics
We're bold like our coffee
We are utmost A Creative Studio located in Ankeny, Iowa. But specifically we are Brand Development Extraordinaires. Strategy and Planning Experts. Skilled Photographers. and Ingenious Graphic Designers.
Look beyond all the traditional ways to express oneself and push the boundaries to a new level.
Your design is no longer just a piece of art work but a vision that everyone can appreciate.
The essence of imagination, creativity, vision, and quality is what will take your brand to new heights.
You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.
Professional & Outstanding ideas of our passionate team makes us unique in every sense.
Lance Young grew up in Des Moines, Iowa in search of golf courses and a career that would fit him. So, he went to college in Pensacola, Florida where he hit the beach and earned degrees in art and design and a nifty minor in advertising & marketing. He found a good job and spent eleven years slaving away in a back office where he drank coffee and worked as an Art Director. In April of 2013, he decided to move forward and start his own business. He's driven to drink more coffee than ever and see your projects become a raving success.
What to munch and crunch on: Smoked Brisket with a side of Prime Rib Party Animal: Clown Fish (before Nemo was cool) Movie and Popcorn: Lord of the Rings right after second breakfast Indoors or Out: Outdoors...in a canoe please Color Me: Black accented with earthtones Seasoning: Fall with a dash of Football Odd Fact: Is an experienced leader for the Wilderness Institute for Leadership Development
Lauren Schrock has lived in Ankeny, Iowa since she made her first ear piercing cry. Somewhere along the way, her desire to grow up and spend her days caring for sick (but cute) animals switched over to a passion for making pretty things on a computer. She followed this path and ended up going to college to be a graphic designer. While in school, she already started working as a graphic artist, and continued with that position upon graduating. It just so happened that Lance (owner of Higher Rock) was her boss at her previous job, so when he decided to pack his bags and leave, she went right along. When not under the tyranny and demands of Lance, Lauren spends her days obsessing over baby elephants and whipping up all sorts of weird concoctions in the kitchen.
1. The "duck face" 2. How running can be called fun 3. Anything dealing with Justin Bieber 4. Die-hard PC lovers
Janet Schrock grew up on a farm with 3 brothers and 3 sisters way up in northern Iowa. Life was good on the farm but after she graduated from high school she left the country life to move to the big city to attend college. It was there that she met her husband. They got married, had 3 kids, and the rest is history. For the past 32 years she has called Ankeny home. After her children were out of the nest she went back to work. What started out as a passing joke suddenly turned into a career of managing design projects. She now attempts to keep Lance and Lauren in line so we can better serve you and make sure that your projects are on time with a personal touch.
Our services are delivered by our team with years of experience. We are passionate about making you look really good.
We produce results-driven strategies and campaigns that expand your business and enhance your bottom line.
Print still reigns as a strong foundation for a brand to build on. We develop print materials that leave a lasting impression.
We are a full service creative studio, specializing in branding, marketing collateral, and advertising, but we don't stop there.
Hey, Lance... love the new online digs. We're looking forward to firing jobs your way! Thanks for making us look good. Every time.
I cannot express how much we love the cards we have!! The design is exactly what we were looking for!
Thanks for always doing an amazing job with everything I ever send your way. I love all of the logos you've made for Compass and your work with publication materials, flyers and everyhing else is always top notch too.
Great designs with great service! Highly recommend.
Check out our portfolio and see what Inspires you
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