Our clients care about their image as much as they care about their craft.

That's where we come in. With years of experience and a specialized team, we infuse both beauty and functionality into the websites and visual identities we create. Our custom designs are fueled by one-on-one sessions and a strategic approach alongside simple, modern designs that take our clients goals and values into mind. We love what we do, and our clients trust us to elevate their brands to the next level through our process and custom approach. We pride ourselves on delivering quality reminiscent of much bigger agencies, with the care and personal attention only a boutique studio can provide.

Our Team

We’re web designers, strategists, entrepreneurs and design experts with a knack for getting to know our clients and an obsession with bringing their ideas to life.

Karen Sokolow

Founder + Creative Director

Chelsey Perron

Content + Marketing Manager

Marissa Koeller

Project Assistant

We're passionate about web design because we get to be surrounded by passionate people like you.

After years of working as a freelance web designer creating websites for small businesses around New York, Awaken’s founder Karen Sokolow realized that her passion wasn't only for designing websites, it was working with the people who needed them. She opened Awaken Studio, hired her first employee, and focused on creating more of the beautiful, modern websites that she had become known for.

Over those two years, Awaken Studio gained a reputation for their consistency, personality, and results. As more clients came through referrals and Karen became the NYC Wix Ambassador, the need for growth became apparent, and two new members of the team joined in 2017. With an ability to take on larger projects and more clients, Awaken is continuing its mission of creating one of a kind designs and forming the type of relationships that made us start in the first place.

"Karen and her team built a state of the art website for me and my small business. They were an absolute pleasure to work with and their knowledge and expertise is first class. They truly understands the detailed architecture required to construct an attractive and phenomenal website that has received countless praises from anyone who has visited it. They were exceptional at incorporating my ideas and preferences while at the same time clearly explaining why a particular aspect should be different than what I thought. The bottom line is that this team truly knows their stuff. They are easy-going, highly-skilled, affordable, communicative and passionate. I could not be happier with my website.

-Mark Greenfield, OnYourMark.nyc

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