Client Story: OlyBella Lip Butters - Olympia, WA


In the spirit of gratitude for our clients, we just felt compelled to share the story of sweet Olivia of OlyBella Lip Butters. Lucky for us, she has some flattering things to say back! :-)

I can’t speak highly enough of Kathryn and the work she has done for me! She is professional, extremely creative and talented, and she works at lightning speed. She reworked my website and prepped with me ahead of time to ensure we had the right branding and feel; which is probably one of the best things I love about working with her — her personal touch. I feel like I am working with someone who cares and is taking the time to continually check in with me and ensure I love the product we are collaborating on.

She is also making my life SO MUCH easier with social media marketing and keeping me organized so that I get the type of messaging out that is on brand and garners positive results; while being a busy mom, professional and entrepreneur. Work with Kathryn! You are going to love her!
— Olivia, Owner of OlyBella

Olivia is consistently one of my favorite clients. Encouraging, excited and kind, she is always pushing me to my creative limits and reassuring me to try new things - no matter what the cost. She is the ultimate go-getter, unafraid to take risks that will better her biz.

Olivia's business, OlyBella provides handcrafted lip butters, made lovingly in Olympia, Washington with no toxins and only good-for-you ingredients. They are also totally cruelty-free. Olivia named the business after herself (nickname "Oly", also the nickname of the town where she resides) and her beloved Bella, her late Chow-Chow / Australian Cattle Dog mix that taught her family about unconditional love, strength, acceptance, pure joy and how to enjoy every moment. Bella passed from cancer in 2015.

Regardless of the adversities Olivia has overcome in her life, you will never hear her complaining. She is fearless! So, it was only natural that her voice throughout her website and social media would radiate positivity and light.

We started with the web redesign and fully integrated e-commerce shop. Prior to the redesign, OlyBella had been accepting all payments via their Square online storefront, as e-commerce couldn't easily integrate with their main website. Now, everything is in one location and looks seamless and clear!


Then, we began developing content for her Instagram. Starting with styled product photography. In order for her website and social media to have a cohesive look and feel, we implemented similar filters across all platforms and decided on a few core graphic templates for social media posts. Later on, we teamed up with FFM's lead branding photographer, Sydney at Cast + Forge Photography to produce lifestyle branding images that resonate beautifully. Researching Olivia's niche hashtags and her target customer, her engagement doubled, even quadrupled on some occasions!

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Not only is Olivia my client, she is also the second half of the Oly Girlboss Collective leadership team. We launched the group (a gathering of female entrepreneurs in the Olympia, Washington area) in April 2017 when we felt like there wasn't an outlet for us creatives to gather and truly learn from each other / build each other up as women. She has a unique way of making her fellow femmepreneurs feel loved, validated and so very special. The real deal, we are so lucky to have OlyBella on our client roster here at FFM!

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All blog post photography via Cast + Forge Photography

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