SOKA Studio is the latest business to join Team Lincolnshire.
SOKA Studio Ltd, based in Lincoln, is a graphic design studio specialising in the creation of logos, brands, websites and promotional content. The company is the latest to join the Team Lincolnshire ambassador programme.
SOKA Studio works with its clients to uncover the core essence of their business and presents their brand values through stylish, minimal and timeless design aesthetics.
Sophie Karaer started the business in 2015 as a sole trader and registered it as a limited company in April 2018. Six months ago she employed her first part-time member of staff, and the business recently moved out of her spare bedroom at home and into its first real studio space, located at Mansions of The Future opposite Lincoln railway station.
The company's clients range from Lincoln-based property developers (and Team Lincolnshire members) Stirlin, to global law service agency LOD (Lawyers on Demand) and iconic British cosmetics brand Iconic London.
"Moving into office space has been a big leap for my business," says Sophie. "It means we can work much more closely as a team, we can host meetings here rather than in coffee shops, and on a more personal level, it has provided me with a home/work divide, which I’m finding really beneficial.
"All in all, it’s been a major indicator of the work I’ve put in over the past year to grow my business. I will be working with Mansions of The Future as a client to help promote the various events they plan to host this year in our city.
"My plans for the next 12 months are to increase my part-time employee’s contract to become a full-time graphic designer," Sophie adds. "I plan to employ a website developer and I would like to begin to offer work experience placements for design students and graduates from the university."
Sophie is now looking to form connections with more medium-sized Team Lincolnshire businesses that would benefit from SOKA’s design services. "I have big ambitions for growth within our region and within the next five years I aim for SOKA to become one of Lincolnshire's top three design agencies."