About us

As a business owner, you want great marketing communications that attract the right attention, pulling everything together 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 team who knows what it's like to be you?

Someone who can translate the unique ideas in your head into stunning visuals. Who specialise in creating custom brand identities, websites and growth marketing strategies that stand out in a sea of businesses vying for attention.

And someone who hits every deadline, and gives you everything you need to grow your business, exceeding your expectations.

Karen Blake – Creative Director, Branding Coach + Growth Partner
Karen Blake – Creative Director, Branding Coach + Growth Partner

Karen – Creative Director

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 the branding side of the business and focused on providing brand strategy, styling, and web design.

During my 20+ year career, I have designed everything from crisp packets to coffins and 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 helping my clients to grow their businesses, realising their potential, attracting more customers, and increasing their revenue.

Mario – Web Developer and SEO Guru
Mario – Web Developer and SEO Guru

Mario – Digital Guru

Building my first website at the age of 12, I have perfected my craft in designing and developing bespoke websites with a high ROI.

I pride myself in choosing the best technologies and development approaches for each project individually.

You can count on me to keep you informed about your website as it is my unique communication approach that has contributed to the success of our clients.

Combined with our consulting services, we will support you in getting the most out of all your digital assets, including social media.

We build a continuous relationship with our clients to support their growth now and in the future.

After all, we’re all about bringing value!

I love to create digital assets for our clients that help them to grow in the right direction – upwards!

Fran – Web Designer & Digital Marketer
Fran – Web Designer & Digital Marketer

Fran – Digital Marketer

There are way too many businesses, and their owners, who are great at what they do but not enough people know about them. I’m really passionate about finding out what businesses excel at, that takes them above their competition —and letting the world know about it.

With over 20 years of web design and marketing experience behind me, I look forward to many more while continuing to help local governments, non-profits, and businesses get online and get found.

Our clients often let us know how different we are from traditional marketing agencies. Apart from over 20 years of growing and adapting in the Internet Marketing space, we like to think it’s because we take the time to learn about your company, what you need, and deliver on what we promise.

Oggy and Bobby, the office dogs
Oggy and Bobby – four-legged executive team

Oggy and Bobby – The Office Dogs

We are big fans of taking our dogs to work. We feel that having a four-legged executive team helps to alleviate stress and contribute to the overall positive effect on the workplace.

Oggy and Bobby are adorable little Biewer Terriers (basically black and white Yorkies) and have attended many networking events, as well as providing cuddles and fuss to those who don't mind a bit of canine company as they really love client meetings!

Woof! 🐶🐶

How to Hire Us

Step 1. Contact us with a little bit of information about your project. You can do that right here.

Step 2. Watch your email for a questionnaire, which will help you figure out exactly what you need and help us know how we 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! You will be sent a welcome pack, which outlines exactly how we will proceed with your project.

Have questions? Email us!

Client Love

Sue Roberts

Karen certainly takes care of the details and makes you look great. I would highly recommend working with Karen, she can expand your marketing and help accelerate your business.

Sue Roberts
Advanced Healing Therapies

Tim Cooper-Cocks

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.

Tim Cooper-Cocks
IC Wealth Management

Rachel Wade

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.

Geet-Fateh Kaur
Pura Vida Your Life