Refinery 43 is an award winning, full service boutique brand & design studio proudly located in Newburyport, Massachusetts. We are boutique by choice — a small team doing big things — mainly creating thoughtful brands for clients looking to stand apart from the pack. We listen intently, ask lots of questions and tell it like it is.
We have an incredible team of professionals we partner with on a regular basis which allows us to scale up or down depending on your project's unique needs.
— OUR CORE SERVICES —
Strategy + Positioning
Large Scale Murals
We strive to create original work that we, as well as our clients, can be proud to call our own. From a global corporation to a local café, we put the same amount of genuine hard work into every single thing we create.
Here are some clients we’re worked with in hopes of impressing you...
Kelsy Stromski is a habitual travelholic, dog mom, foodie, former US biathlete, boss lady, brand aficionado, wife, farmer's daughter, owner and Creative Director of Refinery 43.
After graduating from the Massachusetts College of Art & Design Kelsy spent several years working at leading design agencies, internationally known companies and teaching graphic design at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. After a new move (a lot of coffee) and a little encouragement, Refinery 43 was born.
Favorite travel destinations
Rome, Italy | Santa Teresa, Costa Rica | Azores, Portugal | Park City, Utah | Hong Kong, China | Zermatt, Switzerland | Lillehammer, Norway | Zakopane, Poland | Dijon, France | Prague, Czech Republic | Corfu, Greece | Isla Mujeres, Mexico | Koh Lanta, Thailand | Reykavik, Iceland
Favorite things in life
Indulging in a wine & charcuterie plate with good company, planning the next getaway, puppies, antique store finds, Plum Island beach days and family gatherings.
Society of Printers Event January 2018
AIGA BOSTON & Society of Grownups: Freelance Best Practices | speaker
ADOBE: Boston Creative Jam | judge
Branding, Marketing & Orange Juice | speaker
You can not afford a $5 logo (coming soon)
Recent Press & Praise
Boston Voyager Magazine: Refinery 43 Feature
TOP 26 WOMEN DESIGNERS WORKING TODAY: Branding Design
DESIGN IDEAS: Laney & Lu Cafe Chalk Lettering
GRAPHIC EXCHANGE: Refinery 43
Awards & Publications
Scripted — Custom Lettering in Graphic Design
101 Business Card Designs Volume 1
Logo Talks IV
LogoLounge volume 9 and volume 10
MUSE CREATIVE AWARDS: Platinum (Menu Design), Gold (Corporate Identity) & Honorable Mention (Logo Design)
Chaumont Global Poster Competition