BUILD A BETTER
BUSINESS

Be Informed. Be an Insider. Be Smarter. Be Visible. Be Connected. Be AHEAD.

The go-to resource & platform
for creatively-led SMEs

We exist to help design-led and creative businesses make informed strategic decisions for short, mid and long term growth. Founded by Karolina Barnes, creative director and chief storyteller at brand design agency and business consultancy STUDIO/ESTILA, our mission is to support ambitious founders and business owners of growing design & independent brands who want to build better businesses.

FREE KIT: HOW TO CREATE A COMPELLING BRAND

We have put our business heads together and created ESTILA business kit especially for you. Full of free guidance, tips and useful information,this kit includes templates so you can create the most compelling brand your customers will love.

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JUST STARTING YOUR BUSINESS STORY?

We have put our business heads together and created ESTILA business kit especially for you, business newbies. Full of free guidance, tips and useful information, it covers topics such as how to get your brand more visible, how to get in front of the right customers and press, how to build key business relationships, how to approach collaborations and so much more.

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Get a taste of our community experience

Join us at one of our free masterclasses.
If you are a non-member, pick one of the below masterclasses for free.

LIVE ON 18.05.21: How to stand out with your brand story

It's never been easier to start a creative lifestyle brand but as a result it's getting increasingly harder and harder to cut through the noise. In this masterclass we will take you through key steps you need to take in order to stand out with your brand story.

LIVE ON 27.04.21: How deliver memorable customer experience without physical presence

In this masterclass will be discussing ideas of how to deliver and engage customers and clients through five senses without physical store. We will cover the basic principles of visual communication, ideas for engaging eyes, smell, touch, sound and taste. We also discuss collaborative campaigns ideas for delivering such experiences.

FREE Masterclass: How to create and manage content marketing on your own

Content is king. If you want to build a successful brand your company needs to become a content powerhouse. In this masterclass we discuss key content ideas and how to manage them through out the whole year.

What
we offer

Bookazine Editions from £8

Insightful stories, business articles written by industry experts for creative minds. Covering latest conversations and highlighting new creative talent, full of inspiration and exclusive interviews with successful people, ESTILA is a must-read for creative founders.

The ESTILA Circle Directory £145 /pa*

A go-to place for finding new brands, designers, artists and creatives. Being part of our directory means that you'll be part of uniquely curated platform where you'll be discovered by conscious consumers who want to support and are looking for products by independent brands, designers and artists.

The ESTILA Circle Founders Club £300 /pa*

From curated networking meet-ups, masterclasses and courses (coming soon) to collaborative initiatives which are specifically organised to support and benefit each member, ESTILA Circle Founders Club is an exclusive membership community for ambitious founders.

* excluding VAT

Want to know how others built successful independent lifestyle brands?

Dive into the amazing interviews with ..

DIVINE SAVAGES

NICOLA ELLIOTT, NEOM BEAUTY

MAURIZIO PELLIZZONI

ABIGAIL AHERN

ESTILA CIRCLE Founders Club

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attract new business opportunities
for better future.

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Helping you
to reach new heights

After decades of building our own brands, STUDIO/ESTILA was founded with a mission to help ambitious businesses grow into successful brands. With our experience of the industry, we specialise in developing experiential and storytelling brand strategies for design and independent brands of the future.

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