Posted 13 June 2024

Get to know these eight creative studios in Liverpool

Deciding on which part of the industry you’d like to work in is one thing, but knowing where to find relevant and inspiring workplaces is another. And with so many creative companies across the UK, expanding your knowledge of who’s out there can certainly give you a leg up. So every few weeks, we’ll be helping you discover new studios, agencies, and more by highlighting a range of them up and down the British Isles. This week, we’re heading to a city famous for its rich cultural heritage – Liverpool!

Famous for its music scene, culture, maritime history, and football teams, the city of Liverpool has long been a cultural hub in the UK. Time Out recently ranked Liverpool as the 7th best city to visit in the world – and today they proudly have one of the largest economies in the UK and offer a wide array of creative opportunities for established professionals and emerging talent.

Home to over 7,000 creative and digital firms, Liverpool’s creative, digital and technology ecosystem has doubled in size since 2012, and is expected to see a further 10% growth within the next four years. Areas like the Knowledge Quarter demonstrate the city's investment in media, culture and beyond, alongside the impressive array of cultural organisations like Tate Liverpool, the Walker Art Gallery, and FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology).

Physical spaces like Baltic Creative have also emerged to support and connect the city’s creative community, with companies thriving across various disciplines, from graphic design and advertising to digital media and gaming.

Here, we’ve highlighted eight innovative creative studios and agencies to explore. Read on to discover more!

1. Continuous

Brand identity work for the Chaos Group

Specialism: Branding Agency
Company Size: 41 - 100 employees

As part of the Uniform Group, Continuous is a brand agency with clients including Innocent Drinks, Fevertree, Primark and many more. They have over 25 years of experience utilising their mantra of 'Adapt, thrive, and create a positive impact'. If this sounds like somewhere you'd like to work, Continuous has a paid internship programme starting in August - find more info here.

Read more about Continuous here or check out their LinkedIn

2. Outreach Marketing

Some examples of the service offerings from Outreach Marketing

Specialism: Digital Marketing
Company S
ize: 11-50 people

Digital marketing specialists, Outreach are experts in SEO, pay-per-click and social media solutions. Based in the heart of Liverpool, their work often involves improving organic search results, increasing conversion rates and improving clients' social engagement.

Read more about Outreach Marketing here or check out their LinkedIn

3. We Are Pink

We Are Pink's work for Warrington's first Music Month

Specialism: Advertising
Company Size
: 2-10 employees

We Are Pink has been helping to shape brands for over 20 years. Named after founder Nicola Pink, a focus on 'looking after people' continues to guide the team as they deliver the complete range of integrated services including design, photography, video, marketing, digital and social media.

Read more about We Are Pink here or check out their Instagram

4. Liquid

Campaign work for a collaboration between Levi’s® and Liverpool FC

Specialism: Full-service creative agency
Company Size
: 11-50 employees

Led by community and collaboration, Liquid has a proven track record of pushing the boundaries of design and culture within commerce. Whether that means driving sales, changing consumer behaviour, encouraging brand loyalty or altering perceptions, they deliver concepts, ideas and content as a full-service agency.

Read more about Liquid here or check out their Instagram

5. Smiling Wolf

Strategy, branding and illustration work for the National Trust's Castlefield Viaduct ‘sky park’ in Manchester.

Specialism: Design
Company Size: 2-10 employees

As an independent creative agency, Smiling Wolf has rebranded global businesses and built new ones from scratch. Their achievements include international design awards, co-creating the North’s first design festival, and even starting their own brewery. They’ve been helping clients including cultural institutions, property developers, fintech innovators, venues, retailers, architects and games developers since 2000.

Read more about Smiling Wolf here or check out their Instagram

6. Zut

Photography and film campaign for LFC Retail's Heritage Collection

Specialism: Content Creation
Company Size: 11-10 employees

A creative agency specialising in sports, fashion and retail, Zut were founded in 2009. Specialising in filming, editing, motion graphics, animation, graphic design and much more, recent clients include Liverpool Football Club, Mazuma Mobile, Everton FC and Betfred.

Read more about Zut here or check out their Instagram

7. Matchstick Creative

Content creation and graphic design work for Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority

Specialism: Advertising
Company Size: 11-50 employees

Matchstick is a B Corp-certified company that describes itself as a "purpose-driven creative agency" – aiming to create a more equal world through well-told stories and shared experiences. The team often work with organisations in health, government, the third sector or the purpose-driven private sector – creating content, building brand identities, improving user experiences and more.

Read more about Matchstick here or check out their LinkedIn

8. Blaze Media

Blaze Media's pay-per-click work for Merseytravel

Specialism: Digital Marketing
Company Size: 11-50 employees

From their office in Liverpool's city centre, Blaze Media creates and delivers websites and marketing campaigns for their partners. As a full-service agency, their employees work across all forms of digital media and analytics, and the agency places high value on hiring, training and retaining local talent from across the Liverpool City Region.

Read more about Blaze Media here or check out their LinkedIn


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Written by Creative Lives in Progress