THIS JOURNEY HAS BEEN SUCH A breathtaking adventure. HEADING
UP AN ALL-FEMALE TEAM IS A honour and a privilege, AND I AM BEYOND PROUD OF THE WORK THAT OUR TEAM CREATES.
The Robyn Davie Creative Studio brand has been in
operation for nearly a decade, founded originally by Robyn in
Los Angeles in 2013.
During that time she has grown this business from a one-woman show to a fourteen member, all-female team,
spanning across South Africa.
Robyn loves how her role encapsulates a full mix of creativity and business skills on a daily basis - bouncing between design, management, admin and leadership roles, all within a few hours!
Innovation is incredibly important to the team, and
2020 and 2021 have allowed them a lot of room to pivot,
diversify and offer new services and products - it's been a fun
and creative challenge to do so!
Read through our full brand overview below.
ROBYN DAVIE CREATIVE STUDIO
& custom books
brand & graphic
As of November 2021, here are the current stats on the @robyndavie instagram page.
This page boosts an organic, engaged audience, who frequently comment and like our feed posts, reels and stories.
The main aim of this page is as an umbrella for the whole brand - pushing the lifestyle behind Robyn Davie Creative Studio, and engaging with current and future clients in order to market all of our services.
Fynn Studio was launched at the beginning of 2021. It is a natural light studio space in Parktown North, JHB.
The biggest benefit of this space is it's flexibility - available to be used for workshops, pop-ups, intimate gatherings, wine tastings and more.
This page serves as an ideal platform for the team to engage with photographers, creatives, PR agencies and workshop hosts.
Our newest offering - Fynn Photo Books officially launched in September 2021!
This service is designed to fill a big gap in the South African market - between high-priced, high-end photo books, and super low-end, cheap photo books - by offering an easy-peasy do-it-yourself, great quality, affordable photo book.
This page has only been running for a couple of months, but is already seeing fruitful organic growth, and we look forward to its continued success.
OUR BRAND ENDEAVOURS TO CREATE meaningful connection BY
OFFERING A FULL SERVICE EXPERIENCE TO CLIENTS, STRATEGIC
PARTNERS AND TO OUR TEAM.
EVERY STEP OF THE WAY, we pour our hearts and souls INTO THIS BIZ, AND ARE SO PROUD OF WHAT WE'RE CREATING.
2005 - 2012
Robyn spent time living and working in
Japan and China before and after receiving
her BA Corporate Communication.
She then worked as a wardrobe stylist and art
director for the film industry for a few years - honing her creative eye, learning a lot about leading a team, and upmost professionalism.
2013 & 2014
Robyn then lived and worked in LA, setting up her photographic business shooting head shots for actors. This was a steep learning curve - combining skills learnt in the film industry, and adding new skills of business management and marketing.
Returned to the city of gold - Johannesburg.
2015 - 2017
OF THE BIZ
Back in Johannesburg, started photographing families for the first time.
Launched our associate photographer program, starting to train and mentor young female photographers.
Realised it was truly time to STEP THINGS UP - rebranded (new logo, new website, new look and feel), hired our lovely office manager, and launched a second business (Robyn Davie Creative) for corporates and events.
2018 - 2019
Focused on getting REALLY good at what we do, upping our ante on services and products, ensuring we were delivering top quality client service.
Hired our marketing manager.
Expanded into Cape Town.
Hired our biz manager.
Grew our team with four additional
photographers in the Mother City.
Launched an online store.
Partnered up with the iStore.
Continued to grow our online store and photo book design and printing.
Launched our digital design services.
Launched our natural light studio space - Fynn Studio - now offering studio space to creatives and clients for shoots,
workshops and small scale events..
Grew our graphic and brand design team,
with new hires from Cape Town.