As a business owner, you want a great logo, designs that attract the right attention, and communications that pull everything together in one package so that your customers fall in love with you and your business.
There is a lot of noise out there and sometimes it's hard to make yourself heard above it all but you need to stand out.
And stand out you will!
Wouldn’t it be great if you had a designer who knows what it's like to be you?
Someone who can translate the unique ideas in your head into stunning visuals. A designer who specialises in creating custom brand identities and websites that stand out in a sea of businesses vying for attention.
And someone who hits every deadline, and gives you everything you need to communicate your brand in a compelling way that feels more like YOU. After all, you are your brand, and there is no one quite like you.
All I ever wanted to do was be a designer. From a very young age, my mother said I was 'born with a pencil in my hand'.
In 2004 I launched a full-service marketing agency – Karen Blake Studios Ltd – with its roots firmly entrenched in creative services for the hospitality sector and helped a large pub chain launch its premium brand, which led to working with several pub, restaurant, and hotel chains throughout the UK.
However, I also wanted to offer exclusively one-to-one branding and design services as well as marketing services. In 2016 I launched this side of the business and focused on providing brand strategy, styling, and web design for entrepreneurs like me.
During my 20+ year career, I have designed everything from crisp packets to coffins! I have worked with a number of different sectors, having been head of design for a large retail chain, a packaging designer for the FMCG sector, and an in-house designer for blue-chips and government departments.
My passion lies in brand styling and web design for ambitious and brave entrepreneurs.
I have been where you have been, I have felt your frustrations, I know what it's like to run a business, build a brand and stand out from the competition by creating a brand you can be proud of.
Why do I do what I do?
Quite simply, I love my job, and nothing gives me more happiness than seeing my clients' branding 'in the wild' and helping them grow their businesses. I'm lucky enough to be still in the career I wanted to be in when I was a child and I also love the fact that no two days are the same, I learn something new pretty much every day, and I've never imagined doing anything else. Except for maybe dog grooming, but that's because I love dogs! 🐶
I run my studio from the Warwickshire countryside, where I live with my partner, Richard. When I'm not at my desk (and I often need to be pried away from it) I can be found walking through nature, talking to dogs, birds, squirrels, and muntjacks. I also have a crafting room where, in my spare time, I make personalised cushions, scented candles, and just about anything else that will allow me to brand it!
I can help transform your business into a flamingo in a flock of pigeons! 🦩
Why not book a call with me and chat about your branding and see what magic we can work together?
How to Hire Me
Are you interested in working with me? Here’s how to get started.
Step 1. Contact me with a little bit of information about your project. You can do that right here.
Step 2. Watch your email for a questionnaire from me, which will help you figure out exactly what you need and help me know how I can best help you.
Step 3. Hit “reply” to that email with your completed questionnaire.
Step 4. We’ll consult! We’ll use this opportunity to make sure we’re the perfect fit before you commit. We can either chat on the phone or on Zoom.
Step 5. Then we’ll get started! I’ll send you a welcome pack, which outlines exactly how I will proceed with your project.
If you decide we aren’t a perfect fit, I’m happy to share other resources to help you get what you need.
Have questions? Email me!
Karen certainly takes care of the details and making you look great. I would highly recommend working with Karen, as the business grows she can expand your marketing and help to accelerate your business.
Advanced Healing Therapies
As Chief Everything Officer, Karen does actually what she says does and delivers on time and to budget! A pleasure to work with and we have now completed a few design projects together.
IC Wealth Management
Karen offers a professional service, she listens well to the brief, delivers timely and is a delight to work with. I would highly recommend Karen to everyone in my network, my family and my friends.