Web Design Portfolio
(Plus Web Development, SEO & More…)
Having built hundreds of websites for businesses ranging from first-time sole traders around Cardiff and Bristol to large national organisations, I know what web design factors really help them succeed. Few web designers will admit this, but whilst visual design does matter a lot, “pretty” isn’t automatically profitable. That’s why I also provide SEO, Social Media Marketing and other digital marketing services. I also offer things like bespoke web development, for when you need to go beyond the limits of popular systems like WordPress.
Most of these truly business-building services aren’t very visual. So, a simple web design portfolio of screenshots wouldn’t really tell you much. So, I’ve added some notes below to provide more information on what I’ve actually provided for each client — I hope they help.
With surgeries in Cardiff and Newport, South Wales, top international vascular surgeon Mr. David Lewis needed an editable brochure website to represent his practice online in a professional yet striking manner. The site also lets him add information pages for his patients, outlining the many conditions and treatments he deals with.
Leading UK cosmetic nurse Julie Brackenbury knows the value of great website content — and creates a lot of it herself. Still, with established clinics in Bristol, Bath, Cheltenham and Malmesbury, setting up South Wales branches proved time-consuming. So my Content Marketing services kept her site supplied with fresh, engaging articles, under her direction.
Festival Medical Services
Bespoke Web Development
FMS provides medical services for major UK festivals, including Glastonbury and Reading. They needed bespoke web apps for patient triage, event planning, membership and team management. These had to be cost-effective, flexible, secure enough to manage thousands of volunteers — and integrated with a full-featured, editable website.
EQ Discovery Ltd.
EQ Discovery Ltd. provides specialist UAV (drone) video services for environmental and industrial monitoring purposes as well as promotional aerial videos for marketing venues and events. Their editable website helps to promote these varied services, with lots of flexibility to add videos, image galleries and other features.
Carcosa Freelance Events
Creative events management team Carcosa Freelance needed an editable, mobile-friendly website on which to announce their latest projects. “Clean and professional, yet with a dark, dream-like aspect” is an interesting visual brief to meet…
Artist Portfolio & E-Commerce
A portfolio site for fantasy and wildlife artist Helen Frost Rich. Helen wanted a simple design that reflected her inspirations — the ethereal aurora, birds and other creatures of the air. Her site also includes e-commerce, integrated with two print-on-demand systems — one to let visitors buy her art as high-quality prints and another offering it printed on t-shirts and similar merchandise.
SEO for E-Commerce
Withycombe Fair has been supplying fine artificial flowers and faux plants for weddings, films, theatres, conferences and other special events since 1989. Their online shop offers a huge range of silk blooms and bouquets. Still, growing competition from less specialist stores has undermined their search positioning, so my flexible SEO plans are helping to restore that.
Tim Davies Pop Art
Tim is a popular British artist based in Germany. His portfolio site includes a huge gallery of vibrant pop art, CD covers and murals. Originally composed of hundreds of static pages, this is now an editable site that Tim can maintain himself.
A gallery and online journal for award-winning wildlife artist Mo Rich. Strong colours complement those of her natural subjects, with a simple trim to keep visitors focused on her stunning artwork.
An online portfolio and shop for mask maker and fantasy artist Helen Rich. Clean lines complement Helen’s diverse work, whilst moonlit hues reflect her gothic influences. Helen can easily add content to her gallery and announce new projects on her blog.
Natur Cymru has been established as the premier nature magazine for Wales since 1955. Its online archive of past issues has suffered from cuts to public funding in recent years. Despite a great appeal from popular naturalist Iolo Williams in 2017, it still needs to develop new revenue sources and a stronger online presence, so I’m helping out. Please link to Natur Cymru, or share it with your friends — you’d be surprised how much that matters.
Bespoke Web Development
The UK’s top pet rescue community needed a huge, bespoke dynamic site with bespoke admin systems. I helped them grow to over 100,000 members, 100,000 pets and 2 million monthly page views. Now reuniting two-thirds of lost pets with their owners, the site has won several awards including the IFAW Innovation Award.
Blue Rosey Homecare Ltd.
Based in Bristol, Blue Rosey Homecare Ltd. provides professional care services for those who need help with independent living. Their editable website introduces these services, and lets them update the site with news, jobs and other information as it becomes available.
SEO & Social Media Marketing
The Bathroom Marquee provides wall panels and flooring for bathrooms and kitchens. They needed help with SEO and social media marketing to combat a slump in site traffic. A combination of on-site updates and managed social media services soon had them back on Google’s first page for dozens of their target keywords, with over 10% traffic growth within six months.
A2B Audio Visual Ltd. provides and installs a wide range of audio visual equipment throughout South Wales and the South West to both commercial and domestic customers. As a Which? Trusted Trader keen to expand, they needed an effective SEO strategy to help them build a stronger profile in search engines.
Beechwood Bed Centre
Newport’s oldest family-run bed shop stocks thousands of beds, mattresses and other home furnishings. They needed a full-featured, modern e-commerce site to manage this.