Courier Media

I worked at the helm of creativity across Courier Media and championed the visual aesthetic of the brand in every way while leading a team producing a range of content such as our bi-monthly magazine and additional print products, global commercial partnerships and digital experiences.

2021/2022 (Maternity cover) | Key Expertise: Creative direction, leadership, design management, conceptual and strategic design, team building, audience growth

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Courier is the defining media brand for a new generation who want to live and work on their own terms, telling insightful and inspiring stories of modern business through print, digital experiences, partnerships and more. 

I managed and oversaw multiple projects, such as the bi-monthly magazine (5 issues and 6 cover shoot directions), printed guides, like How to Start and Grow a Business; large scale commercial projects; and a vast range of digital output across websites, newsletters, social and film. 

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Courier Guides
Creative direction for How to Start and Grow a Business: an essential 10-step guide for founders in their early stages of a business plan or established brands looking for that next step-up in growth.

Marketing shoot direction for 100 Ways to Make a Living, a guide featuring people from around the world who are doing what they love, and insights into how they did it. The marketing images are rooted in the joyous non-work-related moments, that often spark new business ideas.


Courier Feed: Shifting Courier more digital through cross-channel strategies
Consultation on website redesign of Courier Feed, the digital home of Courier Magazine.
Designed by Stink Studios, New York.


Newsletter redesign
To align with website, growing by 50k/month


Offering our readers more insights, inspiration and value by increasing cross-channel content strategies and value-led storytelling across print and digital.

Brand Partnerships

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Courier x Superscript | Flip the script
We spoke to five change-makers who stepped out of their comfort zones to embrace the unknown and take their small businesses to the next level.
A digital hub brought the large-scale editorial-led campaign together, showcasing bespoke authentic photography and five individual films allowing for a deeper dive into each of their businesses. 

Read and watch the full story here.


Courier x Instagram | My Bedroom Empire
A social-first editorial campaign, showcasing three UK founders who use the platform to take their business from the bedroom to the boardroom.
Roll out across photography, three bespoke films, a digital hub and social content such as IG stories and guides. Additional coverage in our bi-monthly magazine.

Read and watch the full story here.

Courier x Deciem | Business Abnormal
A photography-led campaign across print and digital featuring five progressive start-ups that offer something nobody else can while championing authenticity, values and intentions.

Read the full story here.

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Fresh Fund 2022
FreshFund offers grants to black business founders in the UK and US, supporting them with mentorship and masterclasses. Roll out across digital, film and print. Find out more about the class of 2022 here.

Videos by Joda.Studio.

Trend report — 22 things to help you sell in 2022 and beyond
Created for Courier-own channels and part of Mailchimps’ Open House 2022, a day to discover new solutions, latest expert insights and practical advice to help fuel business growth.

Get the full report as pdf here.

Katja Alissa Mueller
— design, vision, strategy

Based in London.
© Katja Alissa Mueller, forever

Based in London.
© 2019, Katja Alissa Mueller

Based in London.
© 2019, Katja Alissa Mueller