Discover Manchester-based agency Studio Zenko and their work with luxury fashion brands
Creativity, strategic thinking and the ability to work with clients in a personal and invested way – these are the USPs of Studio Zenko, Manchester’s newest branding agency. Already, the studio is making a powerful visual impact with its clients in fashion, and founder James Fox sees a range of new opportunities on the horizon.
“I’m fascinated by people – what we share, what makes us different, what makes us tick and what drives our emotions,” says James. “Being able to create or instigate something that actually holds some meaning and makes a genuine connection with our audience – whether commercially, culturally or ethically – is what I find really satisfying.”
Studio Zenko has come about in an organic way. After spending 13 years working for other agencies, James decided to go freelance, taking on his own clients and bringing other creatives in to support him as required. The projects got bigger and bigger, so he decided to form his own studio and he believes Zenko is the kind of thing brands are looking for.
“A lot more brands are opening up to the benefits of working with experienced, specialist consultants in a more flexible way – especially on a strategic level,” says James. “I think our more personal, invested approach is really appealing to both big and small brands.”
Being situated in Manchester is an important part of his strategy. The vibrant creative scene in the
Above: Bella Unica, an online fashion and lifestyle brand