Welcome to

Studio Frankie

Affordable graphic & web design to those on a budget.

I am Frankie, and I love clean, simple & unique design. From my desk in Puerto Viejo, I’ve supported female entrepreneurs, start-ups, charities and small businesses all over the world achieve their goals with purposeful graphic & web design.

Beautiful quality websites can be affordable to everyone.

Create with your heart; build with the mind

Are you ready to take your business to the next level but your website is holding your back? Tried making your own website but feel overwhelmed? I’m here to help. Before you start panicking about all the money it will cost, know that this is a great step for your business. I love creating websites that are representative of who you are and what you do. And I whole-heartedly believe that it doesn’t have to cost a fortune.

Websites aligned with your visual identity


You can have the website you want without breaking the bank to get it. I pride myself on quality, attention to detail, and the best after care you can experience all while keeping it affordable.


A quality website design is much more than aesthetic. It’s the usability. The flexibility.The creativity. I believe that a great website requires clean, responsive code, user friendly, search engine optimized page content and beautiful designs.


The aspect I love the most is just how adaptable the website use is AFTER I set it up. You don't need to understand coding to adapt the website yourself! This makes it cost-efficient and more important, future stress-free.


A website should be more than just a pretty face. It has to clearly state your purpose, be intuitive and user friendly as well. All of my designs are fully responsive, so no matter what device your website is being viewed on, it’ll look great!


WordPress is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) based on PHP & MySQL. Used by more than 60 million websites. WordPress is the most popular website management system in use.


Elementor is a gateway to developing high-end and stunning websites quickly and efficiently. It’s easy to use, the lightweight and quick interface enables me to produce engaging websites matching your needs.

If you are a company that is committed in making a positive impact on the planet through sustainable and responsible projects, I want to work with you. Let’s do great things together!

Graphic design is at the heart of everything I do.

Creativity is nothing but a mind set free.

Looking to create a new product or need new marketing materials? I offer a range of graphic design services to create an impressive business image, highly effective marketing material and to make your website engaging along with being attractive. Check out my portfolio to see some of the ways I have helped elevate businesses.

The sky is the limit so whatever you need designed, I can help you turn your visions into reality.

I am Frankie

My full name is Francien Karstens, but you can call me Frankie. I hold a Masters Degree (MSc) from the University of Amsterdam in Communication. After college I started working for the Dutch quality newspaper NRC, being the right hand of the editor in chief. While working in the newsroom I learned to be relentlessly adaptable and anticipate what needs to be done. More important, the newsroom learned me to find solutions, always.


In 2017 I embarked on a journey to Central America, continuing to satiate the travel bug that bit me years back. Now I live in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica, which I love. What I also love is Sundays spent drinking massive amounts of coffee and lingering above a book. During dusk and dawn you can usually find me on the beach doing yoga or walking my dog. Well, I’d probably smile and say hi to you if we were strangers passing on the beach. 

What my clients say about me


Everything starts from hello!

It goes without saying that I’d love to get started. Use this form for inquiries, comments – whatever’s on your mind, really and I will get in touch as soon as possible. 

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  +506 8456 2364


+31 6 30210498

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