REFINERY 43

Studio

 

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 —

 
 
 

BRANDING

Brand Identity 

Logos 

Naming

Strategy + Positioning 

Consultancy

DESIGN

Print

Packaging

Signage 

Apparel 

Stationery

LETTERING

Chalk Design  

Hand Lettering

Custom Typography

Editorial  

Large Scale Murals

INTERACTIVE

Responsive Websites

Social Media 

& ETC.

Photography  

Styling 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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...

 

 
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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. 

 

Speaking Events

  • Society of Printers

  • 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

Awards & Publications

  • Scripted — Custom Lettering in Graphic Design

  • 101 Business Card Designs Volume 1

  • Logo Talks IV

  • LogoLounge Volume 9, 10 and 11

  • MUSE CREATIVE AWARDS: Platinum (Menu Design), Gold (Corporate Identity) & Honorable Mention (Logo Design)

  • Baltimore Magazine

  • Tarnished Magazine

  • Sample Magazine

  • WellWed Magazine

  • Walter Magazine

  • Chaumont Global Poster Competition