Leonie Markhorst

Meet the Founder

Hi! My name is Leonie Markhorst. I'm a Dutch freelance Brand Consultant currently based in Berlin, Germany.

My background is in Communications, Marketing & Business Development, but it wasn't until 2011 that I acknowledged my creative side. After moving to Vancouver, Canada, I decided to use my spare time to practice photography and start my own fashion blog

While working as the Marketing & Business Development Manager for a biomedical firm, I continued with the blog and focused on creative projects, which helped me to further develop my photography, editing & (graphic) design skills. In late 2014 I completed my first (re)branding gig: the launch of my new blog 'NOA NOIR'.

A few months later I moved to Berlin. Through the blog I had already been fortunate enough to collaborate with various international brands for their campaigns, but once I started receiving requests from companies whether I could create content for them, I took it as a sign to start my own freelance business. 

Now I am fortunate enough to combine strategy with creativity through brand consulting sessions, strategy workshops and influencer marketing management, to help other businesses — big or small — grow and reach their goals. Personally, one-on-one, or together with fellow creatives from my network, as Studio NOA NOIR.