Brand & Website Design

We create brands that will boost your confidence and grow your audience. We love working with purpose-driven business owners to create a brand and website that you'll love.
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Karen Martz

I founded the studio in 2015 (back then it was called Duende Design) and specialise in creating dynamic brands and websites. At the core of the studio is the belief that every person in business should authentically be themselves and I encourage all of my clients to align their own values and ethics with their business so that they can carry themselves with confidence and clarity. With a background in design and marketing, I have developed a range of packages for businesses from startups to seasoned entrepreneurs, with the ability to add on other creative services such as copywriting, SEO strategy and photography.

When you work with me I will encourage you to explore how your brand translates with your audience to help grow your business. There is more to design than looking good – it is communicating the right message in the right way.

I have fostered a supportive environment of confident business owners who work together, while also working on and in their own businesses. This studio is building on my dream that creating engaging collaboration leads to thriving businesses, both for our clients and our collaborators.

When I'm not creating brands, you'll find me spending time with my tribe of boys, camping and hanging out with my fave friends.

Take a moment to connect with a business that cheers you on and supports your goals. To connect with me get started here.
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The Collaborative Team

Duende Studio takes a unique twist on traditional branding services. We are not an agency, we love to build ongoing relationships with our clients, we believe in engaging processes where the client is connected with the work as it develops and we build a trusting relationship so our clients can confidently continue with their own day-to-day responsibilities, while we get to work creating beautiful brand designs and custom Wordpress websites.

We are different, there's no doubt about that. Our studio thrives on ownership of work and easy processes, we love working with good people to create exceptional outcomes. We are honest and transparent, open and engaging people who make the branding process one of excitement. We knuckle down, we set boundaries and we communicate clearly every step of the way – and do all of this while truly enjoying what we do. There's no agency vibes here, we are 100% who we say we are and completely invested in every client's success.

Our collaborators are like-minded, passionate business owners, each with their own unique set of skills. We join our talents to bring you well rounded packages that deliver a feeling of confidence that translates throughout your brand. Our less-stress-for-you approach means that while we do the work, you can continue with your regular day-to-day tasks.

As a team, we love working together and support each other in growing our own businesses. Together, we have found that we can achieve so much and we thrive in our community over competition ethos.

Our Team

Rhiannon Carnohan

Rhiannon is the perfect addition to our collaborative team, providing tailored Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) strategies for all our website designs, helping your business get found on Google.

Hello! I'm Rhiannon - A self-professed Google geek, passionate small biz supporter and full-time digital nomad. After almost a decade in the SEO game, I’ve worked with over 80 businesses (and counting), helping them create and implement strategies to get them found on Google.

When I'm not researching keywords or nerding-out over SEO strategies, you'll find me hiking, surfing, or sampling local wines as I travel around Australia in my van, Toro the Transit.

Learn more about Rhiannon's supreme SEO strategy skills.
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Lauren Pomphrey

Lauren Pomphrey

With over a decade of digital marketing experience, Lauren is well-versed in creating SEO-friendly content that brings your brand to life, helping you attract your ideal audience through the power of words.

Hello! I’m Lauren – Starting life in Scotland, and now in Sydney, I’ve been a budding wordsmith since I could hold a pencil. But now, with many years of big-brand experience under my belt in both the UK and Australia, my passion lies in helping small businesses grow and succeed.

When not grappling with grammar or perusing a thesaurus, I spend my time seeking out large bodies of water to cool off in, while exploring this country that I’m lucky enough to call home (with plenty of sunscreen, of course).

You can read more about Lauren’s experience and approach on her website, Lauren Pomphrey Copywriting.
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