Meet the team!

MERAKI  [May-raa-kee]  Doing something with soul, creativity or love. 


Sara Ballam - Founder 

Sara has over 17 years experience in the marketing industry. Her corporate career spanned both the public & private sectors (Mercedes-Benz, Welsh Assembly Government & WR Davies Motor Group) Over the past 6 years Sara has gained vast experience working remotely with a number of exciting companies; Kape Internships (London),  N6 Digital (London), Eviva PR (London), Pink Giraffe Marketing (Surrey) & a whole host of start ups & small businesses from all over the UK. In early 2018 she decided to solely focus on marketing, websites & business support and Meraki Marketing was born. 


Lauren Smith - Graphic Designer

Lauren has a BA in Visual Media from Coventry University and is an experienced graphic designer. She boasts over 5 years experience working as a freelance graphic designer & has practical experience working within a photography studio. She works alongside Sara to design the highest quality bespoke work for their customers. From logo design to business cards to flyers, banners and more. 

Lauren thrives when set a challenge - she absolutely loves to work with small businesses to see their vision come to life through a logo or brand.


Rachel Nash - Copywriter & Content Creator

Rachel is a qualified journalist with 6 years’ experience as a freelance writer, during which time she’s blogged for news site & ghostwritten articles for national publications such as The Huffington Post, The Sunday Times, & Best magazine. She has also written blogs, articles, features, and e-books for a wide range of businesses and organisations on subjects such as health and wellness, fashion, lifestyle, travel, and finance.  After qualifying as a journalist in 2012, Rachel worked as a local newspaper reporter. She is also a former nurse and has a Masters Degree in Medical Ethics and Law from Keele University. As a fluent Welsh speaker she also writes bilingually.