About Warna

Warna means “colour” in old Sanskrit and Malay. It’s a blissful word commonly recognised throughout Southeast Asia. The rainbow arches of our identity embodies the spirit of this project – overarching, enriching and full of unlimited possibilities.

Warna Workshops are created by award-winning GLUE Studio, a team of experienced agency creatives who are also tutors in design, marketing and photography.

As creative entrepreneurs, we understand the pain of growing and scaling for small businesses. We’ve identified a huge gap in upskilling and establishing holistic production workflow for entrepreneurs, SMEs and managers who are busy.

Founder & Tutor

Zarina Holmes
Founder, Warna Workshops
Creative Director, GLUE Studio
BA Art & Design (Graphic Design)
MA Design

Zarina has been running photography and creative workshops in London and abroad since 2011 for organisations such as The British Council, Apricity London, City Academy UK, Lim Kok Wing University London and more. In 2012, she co-founded GLUE Studio, a graphic design and marketing agency based in London.

In 2018, GLUE Studio won the LBHF Brilliant For Business Best Creative / Media Startup award, organised by The London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham.


“When I started my freelance career, I had very little knowledge of running a business and having an efficient workflow. I had to learn everything the hard way. This experience inspired me to help other entrepreneurs who are on the same journey as I was.

The challenge for small businesses and entrepreneurs is to find the most effective creative workflow within the time and budget constraints, and retain the fun creative spark at the same time.”