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our story

Social media followers turned real-life friends, we quickly realized a shared passion for creatively impacting Corpus Christi and surrounding areas. We both saw a need for a digital marketing agency that helps businesses grow their brand presence and maximize their full potential. After a few years and many late-night talks over wine, The Swell Studio was finally formed. 

We combine our creative eye and marketing savvy to provide strategic, beautiful work according to your business needs. We are passionate about helping our community grow and thrive, and believe that our work can help the Coastal Bend and beyond. 

We can't wait to work with you.

Emma & Wendi

The Swell Studio Marketing Agency
The Swell Studio Marketing Agency Emma Kelley


Straight off the farm in Eagle Lake, Texas, Emma set off to Austin where she graduated with a degree in Creative Advertising from the University of Texas. She finished her studies right as Covid shut the world down, so she and her boyfriend headed for the Coast and haven't looked back since. 

Being creative is second nature for Emma. With a background in graphic design, art, and photography, she has always craved a creative role. She gained invaluable experience working in marketing in the vacation rental industry, but it quickly became clear there was a need for a creative agency in the Coastal Bend. She is proud to now use her expertise to help a wide range of businesses reach their full marketing potential.

Emma loves traveling, hosting parties, and swimming in the sunshine. Her happy place is on a boat in Rockport. 

Emma's Beach Bag Essentials:

It isn't a beach day without my Kindle, Supergoop Glowscreen, and a couple of High Noons. 


A self-proclaimed original 'Coastal Cowgirl', Wendi was born and raised in Corpus Christi where her weekends were either spent on the beach or on a horse. After years of working at a large law firm in the Coastal Bend she decided she was looking for a more creative outlet and started "Ocean Drive Designs", an Instagram account turned apparel and graphic design business. 

Wendi started sharing on social media as a way to connect because of her extroverted nature. Finding joy in sharing the beauty and fun of her day to day, Wendi realized the true value social media can provide for creating a community. Flash forward to 2023, she has helped numerous small businesses realize that same value.

Wendi would start her day with coffee and end with wine... sprinkle in some beach time with her weenie dog, Kiwi, and you've curated the perfect insta post. 

The Swell Studio Marketing Agency Wendi Myers

Wendi's Beach Bag Essentials:

Emma's got the necessities covered, so with me, I'll have a Bluetooth speaker, spike ball, and some yeti slim koozies. 



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