We started Ardea because we wanted to pursue work aligned with our values.
We feel passionate about helping others to sustain a life they feel excited about, using our own skills to support small businesses to fulfill their potential.
Creating a thriving world
Balancing work and wellbeing
Challenging existing power structures
We understand the privileges we have as two white women and are committed to doing what we can to always adapt and learn within our business to make sure our work is accessible, inclusive, anti-racist and informed by Intersectional Feminism.
Collaboration over competition
We want to encourage a culture of lifting each other up, delighting in each other’s unique skills and promoting collaborative projects. Cultivating community lights us up and is central to what we do and our way of thinking.
Jasmine is our creative writer. Her wide range of experience with writing and passion for communication are integral to the work we do at ARDEA. Clients are often impressed with how efficiently she works and how she can effortlessly capture the essence of their story, values and mission where they struggled to express it clearly.
She’s also a yoga teacher who used to lead classes and well-being workshops on retreats around the world and is now based in the UK. Jas has loved words since she first learnt to write at school! She completed her degree in English Literature, Media Studies and Creative Writing in 2014. She has since worked with various sustainable and creative projects that exist to challenge existing power structures for a fairer, kinder world.
Pre-Ardea her writing included investigative journalism, opinion pieces, lifestyle blogging and content writing for small businesses in well-being spaces. Jasmine is passionate about social impact, environmental impact and human rights. In her free time you’ll find her singing to wildlife, hugging trees and writing in her secret diary.
Olivia is our visual designer and marketing strategist, experienced in working with a variety of small businesses in the world of fashion, tech and wellbeing. She loves working closely with clients to visually communicate their business or project to the right audience.
Starting out her career in Fashion with her design degree, Olivia is determined to influence change in the industry. Her background in marketing combined with her keen eye for design, as well as her social and environmental values, lay strong foundations for the work we do at ARDEA.
On days off you can find her weaving or drawing, bopping along to an electronic music mix or jumping into the ocean. Olivia lives to connect and share creativity with the world.