Welcome to Designed and Created, a marketing and consultancy business for start ups, makers, designers, artists & one-man-band product teams that want to get started or take their product, brand and business to the next level.

I'm Laura, and I've always loved stories and story-telling - and that's what building a business is all about. Telling your story and communicating it to the right audience, and showcasing what you do best. I have 25 years' experience working as a product, creative and art director for some of the top UK privately owned companies, working from a blank piece of paper through to product development, selling and marketing a product, and working as the right-hand woman of some of the best entrepreneurs of multi-million-pound companies, managing teams of designers, makers and artists to be the best they can be.

The key is, that it doesn't matter if you're a one-man-band start-up, or a huge global business. You have to be clear in what you're doing, why, and what you want to achieve. That's why I'm excited to offer two professional services to the artists and makers of the UK, the Designed and Created Marketing Guest Blog, and my exclusive 1-to-1 Consultancy. Each service is designed to boost your business to the next level - so let's get started!

Designed and Created was built to tell artists' and makers' stories, and to build a community platform to introduce them to new audiences. So, would you like to feature on the D&C website, and reach a new audience? Don't just be a box on Etsy or Not on the High Street, come and share your story!

With our guest blog service, you will have a full blog written about you with links back to your website and social platforms, showcasing your products and what makes your business truly special. The blog will be displayed on our homepage, posted on social media, and sent out to our subscriber directory via email, offering you a great way to get connected to a new audience and become part of a wider community. All for just £75!

To enquire about featuring as a guest blog artist, all you have to do is fill out the below:

Thank you for your enquiry! We'll be in touch soon.

Please note, our guest blog service does not include having your products directly sold via our site. If you are interested in becoming a resident artist, please get in touch at laura@designedandcreated.com.

At Designed and Created, I offer 1-to-1 mentoring for artists, makers, designers and start-up businesses within the creative industries. From being a sounding board for ideas and help with clarity of direction, to growth strategies and practical work, I can help. My 1-to-1 consultancy is designed and created for you, as you and your business is unique, but can include aspects such as:

  • Content Planning & Building - do you need help with planning what to say, where and when to say it, and how?
  • Communication Content - do you need help to communicate your work through blogs & newsletters?
  • Product Overviews - do you need to focus your products or expand your offerings?
  • Social Media - Are you going mad with social media and want to take control, so posting doesn't take over your life?
  • Strategy - Are you an artist or maker that just wants to 'make', but knows they need to get their work/product out there, worrying where to start or where to go next?
  • Sounding Board - Do you just need a chat to bounce ideas off someone that has been there?

Being a one man band or your own boss can be hard, as you're the ideas person, the producer, marketer, coffee maker, packer and so much more. So, sometimes having someone to help run ideas past, physically take something off you or set something up is a huge benefit in moving you forward. Maybe you're juggling a day job and a passion, and you want to take your passion to the next level but just can't find the time.

If this sounds like you, maybe it's time for a chat. I offer 30 minute introductory calls for £30, followed by a 60 minute call to discuss a plan and get started at £75. After this, I will present to you a 1 or 3 month programme tailored to your needs.

Fill out the form below to book your introductory call today:

Thank you for your enquiry! We'll be in touch soon.
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