Creating bespoke designs that breathe life into your unique brand
Who we are
Creative Fabrik is a one stop, full service design and marketing agency for all your bespoke design and print needs.
We offer the perfect blend of good old fashioned offline design and print combined with modern digital and online design. Our services cover the full range from fully integrated marketing management, bespoke digital marketing strategy and website design, social media support, email campaign management and visual marketing solutions.
However, there’s no ‘one size fits all’ here at Creative Fabrik HQ – our mission is to bring out the unique in your brand. We take our time to find out what makes you tick and what your business stands for. You don’t want your branding and marketing to follow a cookie cutter standard template and look exactly the same as your competition. Instead, you want your business to stand out from the crowd truly embracing your unique brand.
We’re a small (but perfectly formed) team of talented and creative designers and developers who put to good use over 40 years of design industry skills, knowledge and experience. We have the technical know-how to cover all your design and print needs under one roof. There’s no need to waste your precious time sourcing lots of different suppliers for your design and marketing. We can do it all making sure that your marketing is consistent across the board. Creative Fabrik may be a small team but when you hire us, you’ll get the quality and service you’d expect from a bigger agency, with the difference being personal attention and consideration to your budget.
About the Boss
Meet Rik James, Owner and Head of Design at Creative Fabrik. Starting in the Industry from the age of 17, working for the Ford Motor Company as a Marketing Exec, he went on to run several successful design agencies including Zero Above, growing it from a start-up to a multi award winning sustainable design and marketing agency. Zero Above were proud double award winners in the Environmental Awareness and Business of the Year categories at the Essex Countywide Business Awards 2011.
With 40 years of design industry skills and experience under his belt coupled with a background in Prince2 Project Management, Rik leads a talented bunch of designers and developers who’ll take on your ambitious goals and plans as their own and are as excited as you are to see your business grow.
When Rik’s not working, he can be found on the golf course for pleasure and at charity events trying to perfect his swing and reduce his handicap.
He’s also an ex table tennis player and coach and still finds time to help out the team at Parkinson’s UK with their Ping Pong Parkinson’s sessions
Sustainable & Responsible
To do our bit in the fight against climate change, we’ve teamed up with Tree-Nation to plant trees and offer trees as e-gifts to each and every one of our clients. As a sustainable and responsible business, every time we plant a new tree with Tree-Nation, they calculate the amount of CO2 we offset based on the tree species we choose and its location. All the CO2 compensated is fully accounted for in our very own Creative Fabrik Forest.
We’re also proud members of the Organisation for Responsible Businesses whose tagline is “Let’s Change The World…One Small Business At A Time”. Their vision is of thriving, vibrant cities, towns and villages, where small businesses play a vital role in their local communities, contributing socially and economically and setting an example of ethical and responsible business behaviour in the UK and across the world.
If you’re worried about our green credentials when it comes to the printing side of the business, we run a sustainable printing business using the ‘Two Sides Principles’ to minimise and reduce the environmental impact of our business activities contributing to Sustainable Development.
Clients & Testimonials
We’ve built great ongoing working relationships with many of our clients who trust us to continually work on their design projects and know we’ll get the job done with the minimum of fuss and always on time. You don’t have to take our word for it though – take a look at some of our previous work and testimonials to see what our clients say about us.