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Design, words and creative know-how

We are an independent and experienced team of creatives committed to helping companies promote themselves through effective copy and innovative design


Carmar Media is a creative company, bringing together graphics and editorial professionals focused on shipping and transportation.

Our team works closely with one another to offer you a combination of creative and practical solutions within your budget.

Our hands-on approach means that you will also have direct access to every member of the team at all times, and enjoy a personal, reactive and professional service.

We research to ensure we fully understand your target market and objectives. We identify your competitors, the scope of your project, the things that inspire you and the things that don't. 

Our clients have come to expect the very best from us, and that is exactly what we deliver at every stage of the project process. 


We can design and create tailor-made animations to bring your website design to life.



Editor and Journalist

I've been involved in the maritime media industry for more than 15 years, starting my writing and editing career for daily maritime newspaper Lloyd's List. Throughout my career, I've written for a number of leading maritime news sources.

I'm also an award-winning Editor for Port Strategy, The Sea, Shipping Network and the Baltic Exchange, and hold the position of News Editor at Breakbulk magazine. My involvement in the maritime industry is founded on a 1st class Bachelor of Science Maritime Studies degree from Liverpool John Moores University, awarded in 1998. I'm also a current Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.


Graphic Designer

I have more than 20 years of industry experience working as a graphic designer. In that time, I've applied my expertise to a multitude of sectors, from maritime to technology, medical to charity.

My portfolio includes logo design, and stationery and advertising support material as well as brochure, book and magazine layout. In the maritime sphere, I'm currently Art Director for Shipping Network and The Mission to Seafarers' bi-monthly newspaper The Sea.



I completed my BA English with advanced proficiency in French degree at the University of Exeter in 2017. While there, I held the roles of Copy Editor and Online Features Editor for the university’s student newspaper, Exeposé, and was a presenter on the university’s student radio station, Xpression FM. I have also written articles for Stroud News and Journal, Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard, Stroud Life, Gloucester Citizen, Gloucestershire Echo and Her Campus Exeter.

I have previously been lucky enough to be shortlisted for several journalism awards, including the Young Journalist of the Year Award for 2015 at The Clothes Show.


  • "Carly is a maritime journalist who knows her industry incredibly well. She is also an industry trainer, a mum and a thoroughly nice person. Spinnaker were fortunate enough to place Carly in her job at Lloyd's List where we know she was highly regarded and we continue to work with her in her capacity as Editor of Shipping Network and Port Strategy."
    Marine Recruitment & Shipping Benchmarking Expert. Chairman, Spinnaker Global Ltd
  • “Carly has been editor of Port Strategy magazine since 2006 and does a very good job for us. On our behalf, she manages freelances and contributes her own copy. It is always on time and straightforward for our production team to process.” 

    Chief Executive of Mercator Media, publisher of Port Strategy

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CarMar Media is a creative solutions company based in Stroud, a creative market town and civil parish in the county of Gloucestershire, England. 
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Registered Address: 27 Old Gloucester Street, London, WC1N 3AX, UK
Telephone: +44 (0) 1453 889670
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