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Who We Are

We are experts at getting brands noticed through visual storytelling, mobile friendly designs, innovative content marketing and organic social media strategies. We appreciate your time, so we will just give you the who, why, what and where for now! But keep scrolling to find out more ...

The Who!

We are digital! You know the type. We get up with a smartphone and fall asleep with a tablet. In between we text, post, blog, like, follow, discuss, comment, track, analyze, observe and engage in the digital world so that you don’t have to. Unless you really want to, of course!

The Why!

We want to provide our clients with the highest-quality digital marketing, brand strategy, content creation, web design, search engine optimization and social media services in a results-driven cost effective way.

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The What!

We are a boutique digital marketing agency based in sunny Seattle, WA, working with clients across the globe. Coming from a variety of backgrounds our team is pretty awesome individually, and together we are hard to beat!

The Where!

Our sweet spot is the intersection of tech and social, but our passion extends to the hospitality, lifestyle, health and beauty, retail and fashion, and restaurant and beverage industries.

 

Our Experience

Our crackerjack team leverages a comprehensive array of creative and technical expertise and we believe in the benefits gained from experimenting with the newest media technologies and pushing visual design boundaries.

Our Solutions

We’re all about the latest innovative solutions for spreading the word and engaging customers. Why settle for mediocrity when you now have the opportunity to get the kinds of digital marketing services that will catapult your business into the future?

Our Clients

Our client list ranges from companies like Union Bank and Best Western Hotels to brands like Quiksilver/Roxy and Pony International, non-profits such as Bicycles For Humanity, and organizations including the Downtown Seattle Association.

 

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The types of clients we work with …

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Marketing Directors

We understand that you get what we do; you just need a couple extra expert hands. You can rely on us. We’ll dig deeply into online marketing performance to create unique campaigns with exceptional results.

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Agencies & Studios

We respect the fact that you have the relationship with your client—and we’re here to make you look good. Whether you keep us in the wings or put us on stage, it’s all the same to us. Our work stands up to the toughest scrutiny.

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Business Owners

Most of our team have run their own companies in addition to consulting startups and tech firms. We have the technical expertise to create high ROI projects and the professional respect to not waste your time with too many details.

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Organizations

Organizations such as non-profits face their own unique challenges in the digital age. We understand your limitations both time wise and financially and work with your boards and members to deliver sustainable solutions.

… and what they say about working with us …

  • Studio 5 Innovation is everything that you could ask for in an agency. They offer a wide range of services and do each one exceptionally well. I am very happy with our new website design and would highly recommend Studio 5 Innovation for any web development needs someone might have.

    Travis Gold, Director of Marketing, Summerfield Services
  •  The website is drastically easier to use. They were responsive. Once you get to work with them, they’re pretty fun to work with.

    Jack Morgan, Owner, Surfin' Seafood
  • They did a great job project managing me, which I needed and I expected, because I’m running around trying to do my small business. I really enjoyed working with them immensely.

    Sheryl Peterson, CEO, Leda Business Consulting
  •  They did a complete redesign of the site, from what was pretty clunky to something rather impactful. People have been really impressed. Of our peer groups, it’s really one of the finer sites.

    Leila Kirske, Board Member, Bicycles for Humanity Seattle
  • They are not a one size fits all, they are not a cookie cutter. They really take the time and energy to figure out what the person wants out of the website, and they try to deliver on it. It’s really a gift.

    Terri Ebert, Owner, Talent Excellence

 

Are You Mobile Ready?

We are experts at carefully crafting custom mobile-friendly websites to meet (almost) any budget. From highly customized corporate sites, to responsive e-Commerce websites to small business websites and personal blogs we work directly with the client to prepare them for the ever increasingly social, mobile and local consumer. Why not get started by requesting a free webdesign estimate for your mobile ready site?

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Our Team

We believe that a diverse range of talents and personalities contribute unique skills and innovative ideas to our projects. And our clients think we are just plain fun to work with!

Gregor

Gregor

Co-Founder | Creative Technologist View Details
Coco

Coco

Co-Founder | Design Executive Officer View Details
Stacy

Stacy

Digital Marketing Consultant View Details
Maria

Maria

Digital Media Consultant View Details
Saphy

Saphy

Social Media Consultant View Details
Jennifer

Jennifer

Content Strategist View Details
Alex

Alex

SEO in Residence View Details
Avital

Avital

Social Media Correspondent View Details
Gregor

Gregor

Co-Founder | Creative Technologist

Gregor is Co-Founder and Creative Technologist / Digital Strategist at Studio 5 Innovation. He has been active in the area of visual communication and marketing for over 20 years. Always interested in the visual arts Gregor was a photo journalist and commercial photographer for many years. After earning degrees in visual communication and marketing in California he moved to Seattle in 1990, and has been involved in a number of startups, creative and advertising agencies, and digital imaging firms.

Gregor is also a consultant on adaptive design, software development and usability, and information architecture for companies including Amazon, Adobe Systems, and Microsoft. He is the Chapter Representative of the Seattle Adobe InDesign User Group, and serves on the Communications and Marketing Committee of the Downtown Seattle Association (DSA).

Coco

Coco

Co-Founder | Design Executive Officer

Coco drives the visual design aspects of our brand, graphic, and web design projects. Having worked in both Japan and the US as a photographer, graphic designer, and web designer gives her unique insights into each project. Coco combines Asian and Western design styles in her work and specializes in multi-cultural and multi-lingual projects.

Stacy

Stacy

Digital Marketing Consultant

Stacy is an accomplished Digital Marketer with over 17 years of experience in helping companies strategize, develop, and manage all aspects of a direct-to-consumer marketing ecosystem including eCommerce, web marketing, social media/social CRM, email, mobile, digital media, online marketing, and CRM.

Maria

Maria

Digital Media Consultant

Maria spent over two decades living and traveling in Europe and Asia, predominately spending her time in Italy and the Philippines before relocating to the Pacific Northwest.

Before joining Studio 5 Innovation as our Digital Media Consultant, Maria was a journalist who also worked in web development and social media management, before going on to help local start-ups as a technical recruiter. Maria earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communications in Europe while attending the University of Maryland University College in Italy.

She is passionate about all things digital media and thrives where new media and technology intersect.

Saphy

Saphy

Social Media Consultant

Saphy is our resident Social Media Marketer. Regularly found at networking events, she brings a fresh and creative new approach to social media and marketing. Her knowledge of social media, branding and digital marketing spans beyond her young age. Like Avital, her goal is to incorporate organic social media and marketing strategies that help you achieve your goals, whatever they may be.

Jennifer

Jennifer

Content Strategist

Jennifer uses her experience as a professional writer and English instructor to make your content sing. Whether conducting a marketing strategy, composing clear content, or fine-tuning your grammar, Jennifer will make sure your content hits all the right notes.

Alex

Alex

SEO in Residence

Alex has worked with clients ranging from startups to established companies to acquire, convert, and retain more visitors for their websites. As a Google Analytics expert Alex consults with our clients on the most effective search engine marketing (SEM) and search engine optimization (SEO) campaigns.

Avital

Avital

Social Media Correspondent

Avital’s mixed genes of artist and engineer give her a creative edge and amazing analytic skills. Her goal is your goal: incorporating Organic Social Media Strategies and E-mail Marketing to help your business grow.

Our Philosophy

The greatest artists like Dylan, Picasso and Newton risked failure. And if we want to be great, we’ve got to risk it too. 

Steve Jobs

Featured Projects

Featured projects include both recent work and projects we feel strongly about. Come back and check for updates!

Business Consultant Website

How to Create an Exciting Business Consultant Website!

Let’s face it, professional services websites can be a little boring. Usually there is not much in the way of visual content, but rather lots of text, white papers, case studies, etc. So how can you make a business consultant website visually exciting without making it appear unprofessional? Well, that depends on the client.

The best place to get started is the brand logo. Are there colors and textures that can be incorporated in the design? Some brand logos can be altered to become background images or used as icons on a business consultant website. And by alternating the logo colors and other graphic elements you can break up big sections of text only content to be more visually appealing. And that helps not only comprehension, but the overall user experience as well.

So if you think that a business consultant website has to be dry and boring think again! Our expert team can help you create engaging content and package it in an elegant and user friendly responsive website.

WEBDESIGN TIP: Use Graphic Design Elements for Visual Impact!

Client

  • Leda Business Consulting LLC

Services Provided

  • Web Design
  • Web Development
  • Location Photography
  • Image Post-Production
  • Brand Strategy
  • Logo Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Content Strategy
  • Content Editing
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Project Management

The CEO of Leda Business Consulting contacted us after another client referred her to us. By that time Sheryl had already spent time and money with another agency without getting the results she needed. When she learned about our process for creating engaging and highly visible brands and websites she hired us on the spot!

Since there was a lot of work to be done we divided it into separate phases to keep the project more manageable for the client. Phase one involved the creation of a new brand identity, logo, and business cards. We appreciate the help and experience of our strategic partner United Reprographics with this phase!

Next came the content strategy and creation part. We photographed Sheryl and her clients interacting in a variety of professional settings and used these images to illustrate her services. At the same time we created all new content and added organic keywords to be used in the SEO campaign.

The final phase was the design of a user-friendly responsive business consultant website that looks and works great on all devices and is easy to update for the client. In order to make the site visually attractive we incorporated graphic elements to break up large chunks of text. Sheryl is especially happy that we were even able to incorporate her favorite color, PINK, in both her brand and her website, which is not easy in a business consultant website.

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Mobile E-Commerce Website

Why You Need a Mobile E-Commerce Website!

Most of you have bought things from an e-commerce website. Some of you may even do most or all of your shopping online. Even a few years ago that involved sitting in front of a desktop or laptop computer. No more! The mobile shopper wants a mobile e-commerce website and expects it to work great on their tablet, and even their smart phone. If your e-commerce site is not quick and easy they will move on to one that is. And that is a lost sale for you!

An engaging mobile e-commerce website needs to be fully responsive in order to compete in today’s mobile market place. Great images are a must, at optimal resolution for any device, of course. At the same time the transactions need to be transparent and highly secure to instill trust. Not a simple thing to put together!

Our expert team can create the engaging content you need for a visual marketing campaign, package it in a mobile e-commerce website, get search engines to crawl it, and promote it on social media. And we provide our clients with regular performance analytics and fine tune their campaign strategies as needed.

E-COMMERCE MARKETING TIP: Use The Best Quality Images You Can!

Client

  • Surfin’ Seafood LLC

Services Provided

  • Web Design
  • Web Development
  • Product Photography
  • Food Photography
  • Image Post-Production
  • Brand Strategy
  • Logo Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Content Strategy
  • Content Editing
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Project Management

When the owners of Surfin’ Seafood contacted us they had just purchased an existing business. They wanted a fresh new look, better product images, and a more functional mobile e-commerce website. To make this entire project more manageable we broke it up into separate phases.

Phase one involved the creation of a new brand identity and logo, including wrapping their delivery van. We appreciate the help and experience of our strategic partner United Reprographics with this phase!

Next came the photography part. We photographed the entire available product line frozen, then used them for actual recipe images as well. (We did mention we are foodies, right?) At the same time we created new and edited existing content and added organic keywords.

The final phase was the design of a responsive mobile e-commerce website that looks and works great on all devices and is easy to update for the client.At the client’s request we added custom order tracking, payment processing, and shipping option configurations.

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Responsive Business Website

What a Responsive Business Website Can Do For You!

Not all that long ago some businesses did not even have a website. Now everyone from senior executives to sales reps and service technicians expect to take the company website on the road with them. Of course it needs all the functionality it has on the office PC. And that is exactly why you need a responsive business website. Having a mobile friendly website is essential for any business that wants to be considered tech savvy or at least aware of modern trends.

There are more benefits to having a responsive business website. Most people check out businesses before ever buying from or contacting them. In the digital age that usually means a tablet or even smartphone. If they have an engaging experience they are much more likely to take the next step. So regardless if you are looking for the next big account or the star talent to help you manage it a responsive business website will make it easier.

BUSINESS MARKETING TIP: Make Your Info Easy to Find!

Client

  • Summerfield Services LLC

Services Provided

  • Web Design
  • Web Development
  • Brand Strategy
  • Content Strategy
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Web Hosting
  • Project Management

Summerfield Services first contacted our team because they needed a new website for their construction business. Over the years the company expanded, and soon their main company site was no longer suffiecient. Instead of a simple upgrade we had a better solution.

To simplify navigation between different services we designed a responsive business website based on the same overall brand strategy for each of the firms five divisions. Then we added specific functionality, including searchable real estate listings and secure maintenance request forms to each site as required.

All six of their new responsive business websites are based on the WordPress platform, giving the client easy of maintenance and high performance. We host their websites and our team monitors them for performance and security issues as well as future upgrades.

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Non-Profit Organization Website

Focus on The Important Things First!

Regardless what cause the support non-profit organizations have two primary needs: donations and volunteers. In order to be effective a non-profit organization website needs to focus on these primary needs. By adding additional content that explains the mission and focus of the non-profit organization you can further engage your audience. Be sure to indicate how donations and volunteers make a difference on the receiving end.

An effective non-profit organization website needs to provide all of the above information in an easy to navigate manner. One very effective way to do so is to include all volunteer and donations related info in the footer of every page to make it easily accessible. You can also add your social media links and newsletter signup form to give visitors and potential supporters more ways to engage with you.

NON-PROFIT MARKETING TIP: Show how Donations benefit recipients!

Client

  • Bicycles for Humanity Seattle

Services Provided

  • Web Design
  • Web Development
  • Content Strategy
  • Project Management

When the Seattle chapter of Bicycles for Humanity first contacted us they had a TypePad website, which was difficult to update, and definitely not engaging. Our team created a non-profit organization website based on WordPress, which makes it much easier for them to maintain themselves. By using lots of images and videos we connect the volunteers and donors in the PNW to the happy recipients of the bicycles in South Africa. And this mobile friendly responsive non-profit organization website provides a great mobile experience as well.

In phase two of this project we plan to add a blog and connect additional social profiles to increase organic reach and engagement. At that time we will also develop an effective editorial calendar that is easy for the client to follow and implement. Our team will work with Bicycles for Humanity Seattle as needed to ensure continued engagement with existing and potential supporters of this worthwhile cause. We hope that you will support them as well!

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Professional Services Website

Many professional services companies, including many accountants and similar service providers, do not have a website at all. Hard to believe, isn’t it? But especially in older firms a professional services website just never really ranked very high on the list of priorities. And if the owner does not see the value generally not much happens, especially if the firm is busy. But that is not a good long term strategy.

Every professional services provider faces competition these days! And many of your potential new clients will look for you, and expect to find you, online. And the experience better be mobile friendly, engaging and informative with enough visual content to make it easily understood by a large and potentially diverse audience.

And the only effective way to stand out is with a professional services website. We can combine your professional experience and reputation with a personal touch that will make you more engaging to existing and prospective clients, and help you stand out from your competition.

MARKETING TIP: Add images to make your point!

Client

  • Irvine CPAs

Services Provided

  • Web Design
  • Web Development
  • Content Strategy
  • Content Editing
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Project Management

When Portland based Irvine & Company decided that after more than 20 years in business they really needed a website they contacted us. Our team worked with them to define and create the visual and content strategy and designed a responsive WordPress website that presents a professional, yet personable, image of the firm to potential new clients and team members.

We provided the client with content strategy and editing services in order to create the most engaging content. By including SEO services including on-page and on-site optimization we further added value their internet marketing campaign.

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Don’t Let Your Competition Leave You Behind!

We’ve helped dozens of clients develop and execute digital marketing campaigns that drive targeted traffic to their sites – increasing online revenue and reinforcing our client’s brands. And we use best practices SEO techniques and Organic Social Media Strategies to ensure our clients achieve long-term benefits rather than short-term gains. Find out more about our Digital Marketing services, or simply request your free estimate today!

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Digital Marketing Services

Over the years we have identified the following digital marketing services as key elements of any effective digital marketing strategy. Depending on your specific campaign requirements we offer each service individually or as part of a larger project on a one-time or ongoing basis. This allows us to provide measurable results in a cost and time effective manner.

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DIGITAL MARKETING

To help your business outshine the competition, you need a stellar marketing strategy. No problem! We can make you rise above the background noise!

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WEB / APP DESIGN

We craft clean, user friendly, HTML5/CSS3 responsive e-commerce store fronts, custom business websites, one-page parallax websites, and mobile apps.

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CREATIVE SERVICES

Want in-the-box and humdrum? Then look elsewhere. But if you want cutting-edge innovation we can help your brand with a cohesive creative strategy.

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BRAND STRATEGY

More than just your logo your brand is the voice in which you communicate with and engage your audience. We can help you pick the right tone!

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E-COMMERCE SOLUTIONS

From user-friendly shopping carts to secure payment gateways we provide your customers with the rewarding experience they expect and deserve!

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CONTENT STRATEGY

Whether you need web copy, brochure content, or an email marketing piece our content strategists provide potent marketing copy that gets you noticed.

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SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION

We integrate search engine optimization and search engine marketing into your digital marketing strategy to help get you found online by your future clients.

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ORGANIC SOCIAL MEDIA

If you’ve been thinking about integrating a blogging or a social marketing campaign our experts can guide you through the implementation of organic social media strategies.

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COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT

Worried about your online reputation? Our experienced community managers can handle your customer interactions, including conflict resolution and crisis communication.

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PHOTOGRAPHY / VIDEO

Show your best side! We take care of your advertising, commercial, product, and fashion photography and video and post-production needs at your location and in our studio.

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GRAPHIC / PRINT DESIGN

When your business needs brochures, business cards, POS materials, trade show displays, manuals, or product packaging we can design it and find a vendor to produce it.

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TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Not tech savvy? Don’t worry! When things go wrong we can help. Update to our secure hosting or get one of our sleuths to track down digital glitches.

 

 

GET A FREE WEBSITE AUDIT!

Did you know there are big problems on many business websites? If you have not checked your business website recently you should get a free website audit. Email us a link and we will take a look to make sure your business or professional website is mobile-friendly, current and serving your brand and business as it should. We will provide you with a website audit report within 5 business days detailing our recommendations, or giving you a thumbs up!

FREE WEBSITE AUDIT

Our Road Map To Your Success

Strategy + Action = Measurable Results!

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1. Strategy

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2. Design

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3. Build

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4. Test

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5. Launch

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6. Report

Select Clients

  • Atlas Glove
  • Best Western Hotels
  • Dilettante Chocolates
  • Downtown Seattle Association
  • Medical Teams Worldwide
  • Pacha Youth Foundation
  • Resound Energy Services
  • Sake Nomi
  • Summerfield Services
  • Union Bank

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