Based in Cornwall and Cheshire, Blumin was founded on a unique blend of brand + digital which not only complement each other, but result in something greater than the sum of its parts.
We add value and create meaning by distilling down our clients values into authentic, confident and creatively impactful branding with a clarity of purpose to ensure brand stand out amongst the noise. If your business or organisation cares about its brand, so will everyone else. Our work in branding is authentic, simple and impactful, as it should be.
Our innovative approach and unique skill set, allows us to deploy a number of workflows and technologies, ensuring businesses get what they need. Starting with your business objectives, we then look at brand and messaging, UX design, creative, prototyping, build, training, content planning and reporting, resulting in a website that works hard to reach its market, is tied intrinsically to business goals and affirms your value proposition cohesively and creatively.
We’ve been transforming businesses with innovative web applications for over a decade; long before the term ‘digital transformation’ was coined. Digging deep to understand where we can add value and focusing on a process of continuous improvement to ensure benefits can be realised early on. Working alongside key stakeholders, we align our approach with your business strategy, be that for growth, operational efficiencies or in response to specific issues.
A strong brand and digital presence is great, but you'll need a successful marketing and digital strategy to make the most of it, including a mix of market and competitor research, media and channel planning, strategic marketing planning, return on investment reporting, end-to-end content planning including copywriting and broadcast, social media strategy and scheduling, SEO, PPC, analysis of leads generated, customer journey mapping, value proposition discovery and execution.
So, we assemble a team that suits you and the objectives of your brief. You’ll be assigned a team lead to coordinate – pulling in the relevant skills as necessary, but it goes without saying that you can always speak to any of the team directly, in relation to the project. We love to work as a strategic partner and foster long term relationships because when we're invested in your future, you really do get the best out of us.
We only partner with businesses where we know we can add value, and often work on a consultative basis to identify what this may look like, and where our unique skillset of brand + digital can be applied to impact business transformation.
Whilst we strive for long term partnerships with our clients, we also appreciate that "popup" projects with short shelf lives also form a part of the creative world. We're happy to work on small or large projects.
For clients with a marketing department, we provide our services to fulfil briefs as their external design and web studio and often as an extension to that team. Equally, we also offer full marketing support and management, effectively becoming your in-house marketing, design and web team if you need us to.
We've even supported businesses as investment opportunities in the past for start-up’s we truly believe in.
Andy founded Blumin nearly 15 years ago with business partner John and as Technical Director, spotlights business improvement through tech for clients across a number of sectors, nationwide. With a background in web development, Andy is a recognised digital ‘problem-solver’ - adding value to businesses through technical leadership, consultancy and high-quality delivery of creative projects that harness the use of tech to drive efficiencies and impact strategic capability. And, whilst designing often complex software solutions, Andy’s real passion lies in communicating technical information to a range of audiences and stakeholders.
Creative Director John hails from a strong design background with a deep understanding of the power of brand positioning, purpose, and personality. With an extensive skill set covering 3D animation, illustration, web design, motion graphics and photography, John founded Blumin with Andy nearly 15 years ago to create a multi-disciplined agency that allows clients to harness conversations with their own markets across a range of different media. John brings an abundance of innovation and commercial awareness to all projects from concept and art direction to execution across multi product category sectors.
Central to all client relationships, Lisa’s role as Account Manager is pivotal in managing projects in and out of the studio; ensuring requirements are documented and understood, budgets are set (and managed) and deadlines are adhered to. Meticulously organised, Lisa adds huge value to our client base as well as the rest of the Blumin team – helping to write and translate comprehensive briefs and project plans, as well as support with marketing strategy and implementation.
Laura has lived, breathed, and practiced marketing throughout her 16-year career with senior marketing roles spanning professional services, finance and insurance sectors. With a real passion for corporate communications and brand management, nothing makes Laura happier than helping to design, implement and drive marketing strategies from the ground up that impact business growth and profitability.
A long-serving member of the Blumin team, Designer Amanda works on a diverse range of projects spanning print and digital. With experience and skills shaping everything from branding, illustration, and animation to web design, brochureware and typography – no two days are the same for Amanda who thrives on being able to apply her creative prowess and unwavering attention to detail.
Self-confessed problem-solver, Jonathan’s role as a Developer on the Blumin team is pivotal to the often-challenging technical requirements of our clients. From bespoke software and web applications to innovative automated solutions impacting business success, Jonathan ensures that everything we develop and build is fast, secure, sustainable – and easy for clients to utilise themselves.
Following a career in retail sales, Mike discovered a new love within software development where he can bring his problem solving and programming skills to life. Mike plays a key role across a number of Blumin clients, providing innovative and effective software solutions to improve user experience and transform businesses one piece of complex coding at a time.
Designer Anthony has an extensive 25-year tenure working with brands across a number of sectors, nationwide. From sole traders and SMEs to large, blue-chip organisations, Anthony’s skills have been used to help shape the visual aspects of digital and traditional media – from packaging design and exhibition graphics, to photography, print management and strategic communications.
With a varied career in the IT sector spanning ten years, Developer Rick brings his problem-solving skills to the website and software side of the Blumin studio. In fact, Rick ran his own web development business prior to joining our team. Broadly speaking, Rick helps to manage and maintain client websites and content management systems as well as testing and writing code; ensuring at all times that client briefs and requests are met with solutions that add value.
Keith is a seasoned creative and graphic designer, with an abundance of experience working for top brands across a number of sectors including retail, FMCG, financial and professional services – both in a B2B and B2C capacity. A skilled and well-respected member of the Blumin team, Keith is adept at creating design solutions for both traditional and digital media – and is an exceptionally talented illustrator to boot.
It’s obligatory for design studios to have an office dog, right? Much like the rest of the Blumin team, Oreo is energetic, determined, and dependable. Stationed at our Cornwall HQ, when Oreo is not overseeing complex creative projects, he is busy networking and walking the walk on the many beautiful beaches across the southwest with owners, John, and Lisa.
Brand audit & guardianship
Naming and trademarks
Brand toolkit and assets
Integrated creative and digital campaigns
Packaging design and print
Advertising and printed marketing collateral
Motion graphics and animation
Photography & live action video
Signage & wayfinding
Website design and build
Laravel, CraftCMS, Webflow, WordPress,
Content management systems (CMS)
Marketing and content planning
3rd party API integrations
Booking platforms: TableTable, SuperControl, OpenTable, ResDiary, Tock
Email marketing and automated journeys
PPC & remarketing
SEO & CRO
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Content management systems (CMS)
Customer relationship management (CRM)
Management dashboards and finance reporting
API development and integrations
Events and booking systems
Order, logistics, distribution, and manufacturing software
Product configurators and quoting systems
Lead management and tracking
Rewards and referral software
Supply chain management and Artificial intelligence / machine learning
Market and competitor research
Strategic marketing planning
Return on investment reporting
Content strategy & programming
Social media strategy and scheduling
Customer journey mapping
Value proposition discovery and execution