We're a full service brand agency using brilliant design, strategic tactics and good judgement to build, grow and revive remarkable brands.
All of our services are tailored to you and your company, so whether you’re looking to create a whole new brand, evolve an existing one or simply add a creative spark to your marketing campaigns, we can help. Our love for great design, coupled with our strategic knowledge and industry experience means that you’re not just buying a service, you’re getting a partnership with a dedicated team that understands your brand and how to achieve your goals.
We create brands of the future. Through transformational and thought provoking branding workshops, we delve into your company’s purpose to find out what makes your brand different, and why. We’ll develop a deep understanding of who you are, what you believe in and who you are for, and then create a unique brand framework and defined point of difference to make your brand more compelling and relevant to your customers.
Using expert design, creative copywriting and professional photography, we’re able to craft impactful design projects for any business. From traditional high quality printed publications including brochures and annual report designs, right through to online digital assets, we have the experience and expertise to create and deliver striking design projects for your brand.
We put regular and relevant content at the heart of your marketing strategy to engage new and existing audiences. We help brands uncover valuable insights to create stronger, more effective marketing solutions that get results, adding significant value to each and every brand we work with. Whether it’s strategy development you’re looking for, or simply some creative direction to compliment your existing marketing team, we can help.
We’re a young, nimble branding agency that’s been engineered to solve problems through creative ideas and strategic thinking. What sets us apart is our deep-rooted commitment to creating unforgettable work.
Our team's made up of creative thinkers, designers, strategists, writers, problem solvers and super organised planners who can help you unlock the potential value of your brand. As a brand agency, we have the collective knowledge and experience to cover almost anything you might need - from brand design through to marketing strategy, digital tactics and content delivery.
Emma El Khawaja
Operations and Finance Manager
Head of Marketing and Digital
Creativity has essentially been part of my life for as long as I can remember. What I love most about my role is seeing a project through from conception to completion. I thrive on the challenge of uncovering insights and finding a way to tell the story of a brand through clear, concise creative strategy. Through visual storytelling and designs I’m skilled at forging strong, emotional connections that engage audiences on a human level and add significant long-term value to businesses and organisations. My experience in multi-channel campaigns means I also have a big picture approach to projects and I’m skilled at translating creative concepts across a variety of channels to produce effective and engaging campaigns.
I’m the business leader. I’ve worked with a multitude of brands including big corporates and new start-ups. I love working with ambitious businesses and organisations who want to harness the power of brand to create real change. Each brand we work with is unique and presents an exciting business challenge. Drawing on more than 25 years brand and marketing experience I’m the connection between strategic thinking and creativity, helping bring clarity, strategic insights, focus and imagination to client projects. I’ve delivered multi-channel campaigns throughout my career and developed marketing strategies to increase brand awareness and grow revenue. I’m passionate about business, am a Director of Tees Valley Business Club, sit on the DigitalCity strategy board and am an experienced business mentor.
My role as Account Director allows me to do two things I love: talking to people and getting things done. I’m the lead on projects, responsible for logistics and planning and linking our team with our clients. I’ve worked on both the client and agency side, meaning I have a well-developed knowledge of business and marketing and I find it easy to empathise with clients needs and challenges. I have a thorough understanding of the creative and branding process and I have worked with a diverse group of clients involved in health, manufacturing, cosmetics, travel and lifestyle. People tell me I’m very organised, get things done and easy to get on with.
I’m responsible for the day-to-day management of the company’s finance and operations. It’s a role that’s varied and requires me to be organised and efficient. I bring a robust understanding of the industry to the table, and a keen ability to communicate relevant financial information in a simple and meaningful way. I love helping our team understand how we can improve the business and achieve growth whilst ensuring we excel at delivering great service for our clients.
I put my love process and organisation to good use ensuring we balance the big picture whilst ensuring the everyday details get done.
Having originally studied product design, I soon realised my real love for design was firmly rooted in branding. I’ve worked my way up the design ladder having worked agency side in Prague and in-house, heading-up a design team for a sports brand that worked with 14 professional football clubs in partnership with Nike. I came here because of the strong belief that creativity is more powerful when it is strategically inspired. My favourite thing about working here is that we set the bar high, striving to create unforgettable work that exceeds our clients aspirations. My goal is to create innovative, design solutions for brands that communicate with audiences in a meaningful way.
I write words. Sometimes copy, sometimes content, but always words. It’s my job — alongside our brilliant creative team — to learn everything there is to know about your business ambitions, audience, product and market and craft the words to make people sit up and take notice. As a brand you want people to relate to you. You want them to like you and invest in you emotionally and financially. Words make this possible and I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it, but I’ll be the one writing them for you.
I completed an honours degree in Computer Science in 2012 alongside working in a leadership role within the local authority. I have worked for a number of companies as a web applications developer, digital consultant and system analyst. I'm experienced at scoping and designing large web-based applications, including elements of marketing automation alongside back office systems.
I'm also an experienced PHP developer and have previously held the position of Head of Digital Marketing in an agency. I joined The Creative Alchemist in January 2018. I am responsible for scoping, pitching and ultimately overseeing the execution of digital projects.