We exist to help you tell your brand story.

21five Creative is a brand strategy and digital marketing company located in Charlotte, North Carolina. We believe that the true power of a brand is found in it's purpose. That's why we work with businesses and organizations across the world to bring their brand stories to life through graphic & web design, social media development, and consulting. 

Our Process

Our process is simple: Talk. Research. Plan. Implement. Done.

We don't like being complicated. That's why we set up our process to be as simple as possible (and area always looking for even greater ways to simplify things).


  • The first step is to learn about you. We will have a chat about what you're needs are, and the explore the purpose behind your brand.


  • Once we begin, 21five starts researching details that will help us with developing your project. We do our due diligence and research. We perform a marketing audit, which assesses what you’ve done in the past, what results you saw, what you’re doing now, and what you're looking to do. We draw our conclusions and identify your unique brand position, audience, business and market advantages, inhibitors and opportunities.


  • A good building is first laid out on a blueprint. The planning phase is the bridge between Research and Implementation that allows us to layout out what is about to be built for you. We take the information from our research (which can often be pretty scattered), and put it into a systmatic idea that we go over with you.


  • Once we have a clear picture on what you want, we put it into motion. Whether it is designing a logo, or creating a social media strategy and calendar, this is the point that the pieces of the puzzle all come together.


  • And you're done! Depending on the project or service, once final requirements for release are met on the client end, you're ready to rock and roll! See, not so bad, right?

Measure and Improvements

  • For those with on-going services, the project may be done, but there's still more to learn from. We will use the many tools at our disposal to measure and track how well our efforts are doing. This also gives us insight into how we can improve upon what we've done. If you're not learning and improving, you're not growing!


We have four points of value when working with clients.

Be Real


We believe in authenticity, both with our clients and with theirs.

Aim Higher


We believe in shooting for greater.

Collaborate... A Lot


We believe in curating real bonds with our clients.

Seek the Unique


We believe in finding ways to stand out from the crowd.


Mary Pleasants

Kevin Pleasants
The Creative Guy

Kevin believes that when creativity meets strategy, boundless possibilities can come to life. He founded 21five to bring creative solutions to business owners like himself who understand the power that brand clarity and strategy can bring. Being skilled in design and marketing, he leads the way toward the manifestation of big ideas for 21five clients.

Timothy Claiborne

Danielle Baker
The Handler

The organizer, planner, and all-around get it doner, Danielle is the leader of our projects and client relations. If there is anything that needs to be handled, trust that the Handler will be the one to take care of it.

Our visual source of greatness, TLC Images provides high quality, super crisp and creative images for our clients.

Latrice Claiborne
The Systems Matchmaker™

Latrice knows business. That's why when she decided to partner Trinity Admin Solutions with 21five, we knew things would only go up from there. She works with us to help guide our marketing efforts for clients, while also providing business management and support for national organizations.

We've partnered with Trinity Admin Solutions, a virtual administrative company that helps you with anything "virtually". They provide additional resources for our clients beyond marketing and branding, such as managing payroll, paperwork, and some social media management.

Tim Claiborne
The "Imagizer"

Our visual source of greatness, Tim of TLC Images VA provides high quality, "super crispy" and creative imagery for our clients. Tim co-owns TLC images alongside his wife Latrice.

Kevin "Tank" III
The Fun Master

The special pop-up guest to our Zoom calls, Tank, the son of Kevin & Mary, is always down for a good time playing basketball, watching cars race, or playing some (very, very loud) music.

What does the name mean?

If you've stuck around this long, you're in for the answer to a question a few have asked us - what does "21five" mean?

It originally came from Revelation 21:5:

And the one sitting on the throne said, “Look, I am making everything new!”

The idea was surrounding the "new" portion. 21five would make the look and feel of your brand new for, even it had been around for decades.

Now, Proverbs 21:5 resonates more with us. That says:

Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity, but hasty shortcuts lead to poverty.

We discovered after a very short time of working with clients that taking a strategy-first approach is what truly helps our clients grow. So, we help make good plans (brand strategies) that merge with hard work to lead our clients to success. Makes sense, right?