Who we are

Our Tribe

ATYPICAL Creative is the brainchild of Stephanie Cross and Colleen Nitta. We’re two friends and former marketing agency colleagues who decided it was time to start a creative agency that was different from the rest. We knew we loved working together and admired each others’ web design, content marketing and copywriting work, so it was a no-brainer when one of us suggested that we should start a partnership. Afterall, we both love the same things — peppermint tea, cab sav, and great web design and content!


About Colleen Nitta

Co-Founder & Content Director

As a content marketing professional, Colleen Nitta has helped brands in the tech, hospitality, real estate and e-comm sectors find their voice and tell compelling stories that build communities and convert. She has worked both regionally and abroad building sustainable digital marketing strategies for brands and copy editing for a magazine. She graduated from Langara with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management with a concentration in Marketing Management.

Colleen specializes in content strategy, content writing and content development, social media marketing strategy, email marketing, as well as copywriting and editing. When Colleen isn’t devising a digital marketing strategy or copywriting for websites, you can find her at a local kickboxing gym or eating pretty much anything that’s matcha-flavoured.

About Stephanie Cross

Co-Founder & Creative Director

Since graduating from BCIT’s New Media and Web Development program, Stephanie Cross has been making waves on the web and graphic design scene in Vancouver. Over the years, she has assisted clients in reaching their branding and advertising aspirations through her exceptional design aesthetic and understanding of UX.

Stephanie specializes in building and designing websites in WordPress that are responsive and optimized for search (SEO). She also has a knack for cross-browser compatibility and custom websites — she’s fluent in HTML, CSS, and JS (JavaScript).

Outside of graphic and web design, Stephanie has a passion for CrossFit and is a self-confessed chocolate and peppermint tea addict. (The chocolate part isn’t surprising since she was born in Switzerland!)