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. 

We believe that the true power of a brand is found in it's purpose.

21five Creative was first conceived in 2012, and was officially formed in 2015 as a graphic design company in Richmond, VA. Working at it part-time, owner and Brand Strategist (then Creative Director) Kevin Pleasants, Jr. grew 21five to become a full-time service provider. The more clients that came in, the greater the need to provide more was realized. We expanded from doing logos and flyers, to developing brand identity, designing and developing websites, managing social media, providing photography, and consulting.

Where'd the name come from? Revelation 21:5, "And He who was seated on the throne said 'Behold, I make all things new. Write these words for they are true and faithful." The premise is that what we provide brings something new to the table, through genuine relationships with our clients, new perspectives on marketing and branding, and fresh ideas on how to make business grow.

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!

Who's Behind the Scenes

Kevin Pleasants, Jr.

Owner, Brand Strategist | Learn More About KevinKevin Pleasants, Jr., Owner & Brand Strategist


Mary Pleasants

The Brains

Latrice Claiborne

Systems Ninja, Partner

Timothy Claiborne

Imagery Guru, Partner

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

Mary Pleasants is the brains behind it all. She brings years of marketing and administrative experience from her work with major banks and telecommunications companies. Her role is to help keep us working well so that we can help client's market well.

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.

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.

Want to Partner with Us?

We're always open to connecting with other businesses to help bring greater value to our clients. If interested in partnering with us , click the link below to shoot us an email!

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.