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Abigail Sinclair, Freelance Web Designer

Freelance Web Designer in Liverpool

Abigail Sinclair is an experienced web designer and freelance WordPress developer located in Liverpool, who builds custom WordPress themes for businesses across the UK.

Liverpool Print Fair - Website design by ABigail Sinclair

Liverpool Print Fair
Design & WordPress Theme

Liverpool Print Fair

Liverpool Print Fair is an event I co-ordinate, which brings independent artists from across the UK together to sell their prints and handmade products.

On this project I worked with graphic designer Mark Adamson to build a WordPress theme based on his design and branding. The site features custom fields which allow our team to update the website with new sellers, as well as functionality for allowing people to apply for spaces at the fair using custom forms.

The website was updated in 2019 with a fresh look and a more user-friendly application process.

Re-launch June 2019
Website liverpoolprintfair.co.uk

The Motor Museum
Design & Custom WordPress Theme

The Motor Museum

The Motor Museum is a recording studio run by producer Al Groves which is located off Liverpool’s Lark Lane. I worked closely with Al to design something which matched the vision he has for his site, showcasing the iconic studio and its beautiful interior. The site is built with WordPress which allows Al to change all of the content himself and have control over the layout of pages in a simple user friendly way.

Launch October 2017
Website themotormuseum.com

Nourished Woman
Website design, WordPress theme

Nourished Woman

Sally Cowman is a medicine woman and priestess-in-training who helps women heal themselves using nature, meditation, movement and ceremony.

When Sally made the change from nutritional therapy to Goddess healing, her existing website no longer worked for her business. Sally approached me to help her create a new site which was better suited to the new direction she was taking.

The website I designed and built for Nourished Woman uses the WordPress platform to allow for blog posts and an online shop.

Launch December 2018
Website nourishedwoman.co.uk

Bronze Age Foundry
Website Design, Custom WordPress Theme

Bronze Age Foundry

Bronze Age Foundry is owned by sculptor and artist Dave W Chapman, who runs workshops in Wales where you can learn to cast your very own bronze sword.

Dave’s previous website was a few years old and needed a complete redesign, while still keeping a similar look and feel to match his brand.

Launch August 2018
Website bronzeagefoundry.com
Chester Charity Beer Festival Website Design

Chester Charity Beer Festival
WordPress Theme

Chester Charity Beer Festival

Chester Charity Beer Festival is an event held annually in Chester to raise money for charities such as Claire House and MS Society.

For this project I worked with graphic designer Neil Martin who has been working with the festival for a number of years on the branding and design elements. Neil had redesigned the website for this year to bring it more up to date and make sure that mobile users could access the content mre easily. The website was built for longevity using custom fields which allow the festival team to easily update the content for future beer festival events.

Re-launch March 2017
Website chesterbeerfestival.co.uk

Tiverton Market
Website design

Tiverton Market

Tiverton Pannier Market is located in the centre of the historic town of Tiverton. As part of ongoing efforts to improve trade at the market, Mid Devon District Council wanted a new website to provide more comprehensive information on market traders and events.

For this project I was approached by Jumoo who have worked with the council previously on their Umbraco system. I designed the front-end of the website and provided some basic HTML code, which was then developed into a fully integrated Umbraco site by Jumoo.

Completed August 2017
Website www.tivertonmarket.com

Tutti Tutti
Website Design, Custom Wordpress Theme

Tutti Tutti

Tutti Tutti is a small women’s fashion boutique based in Liverpool. When I built their website they were just starting out as a new brand and wanted somewhere to sell their items online.

The website is built on WordPress using Woocommerce to run the store functions of the website.

Launch September 2017
Website www.tuttitutti.co.uk
Sports Academy Website by Abigail Sinclair

Wirral Young Athletes Training
Website Design, Custom WordPress Theme

Wirral Young Athletes Training

This company is an organisation dedicated to supporting and developing young athletes across the UK. The training they hope to provide for young athletes is world-class and the website needed to reflect the quality of their programmes.

In 2017 I create custom WordPress theme for the company, utilising custom fields which allowed the team to update the site on a regular basis. The site was also integrated with Woocommerce, which provided the functionality for selling merchandise on the site.

Note: This is a design I created for a company who have since moved on to work with another developer, so the company name and logo have been altered.

Launch October 2017

McKay Gardens
Design & Custom WordPress Theme

McKay Gardens

McKay Gardens are a small company offering garden services to customers across the Wirral.

They approached me for the design and development of a simple WordPress website which would allow them to showcase the services they offer and some previous work.

Launch March 2017
Website www.mckaygardens.co.uk

Things By Us
Design & Custom WordPress Theme

Things By Us

Things by us is my own personal online shop which I run with my partner. The site makes the products which we sell at print and craft fairs available to people who live much further away.

The website is purposely designed to be minimal to allow the products to stand out on their own and make it easy for customers to place orders. Built on WordPress, the Things by us website uses Woocommerce and custom fields for product data so that both of us can edit products without needing to know code.

Launch Date January 2015
Website thingsbyus.co.uk

The Print Social
Design & Custom Wordpress Theme

The Print Social

The Print Social is a Liverpool based group of creative people who meet regularly to organise events and grow the Liverpool creative community.

Over the past few years The Print Social website has grown and evolved from a simple blog on the WordPress platform. The latest design is still in development and will encompass more about the events run by the group such as the Liverpool Print Fair.

Launch April 2015
Website theprintsocial.com

Cosmos Theme Park
Net Magazine Design Challenge

Cosmos Theme Park

In 2015 I took part in the monthly Net magazine design challenge which was printed in early 2016. The challenge was to design a website for a fictional theme park, which led to the concept of the Cosmos theme park.

The hardest part of the challenge was actually designing a website without any kind of input from an existing client. Not only did I have to come up with the website design, I also had to invent a theme park from scratch along with branding and USPs. It was tough but I settled for something I imagined I would have been excited for as a child and something which would educate as well as entertain.

Completed November 2015

Hair Loss Solutions
Design & Custom Storefront Theme

Hair Loss Solutions

This website uses a custom WordPress theme based on Storefront by WooCommerce. The design is clean and minimal, enabling customers to find the products they need without getting distracted by design elements.

As Minoxidil is a product designed for hair loss which can be a uncomfortable topic, photographic imagery was kept to a minimum and instead benefits and USPs are highlighted with simple icons.

Screenshot of Dan Goss' copywriting website

Dan Goss
Design & Custom WordPress Theme

Dan Goss is a copywriter who recently decided to go freelance and needed a new website to showcase his work to potential clients. Much like the design I did for Dan Sarath, it needed to be clean and simple to showcase his writing skills rather than distracting anyone with unnecessary images and graphics.

The website is built on WordPress and will allow Dan to create his own content and optimise the site for search engines.

Launch August 2018
Website dangossdigital.co.uk
What I Do

Why Hire a Freelance Web Designer?

If you want your website to add value to your business, you need to work with a professional to get the job done. When you choose a freelancer who has 10 years experience designing and building websites, you can be confident that each design decision is made based on that experience.

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Bigger teams, bigger budgets

Don’t get me wrong, just because someone is a freelancer doesn’t mean they’re “cheap”. The problem with larger studios is that some of the staff associated with your project do very little to contribute to the actual website design or development. If you’re not happy paying for a salesperson, account manager, admin clerk, and finally a web designer then you should probably stick with working with a freelancer.

I worked for a web design studio in Liverpool for seven years before deciding to go freelance. In my experience the middleman just got in the way and often simple things just got lost in translation. It’s the main reason I haven’t gone back to agency life, though plenty still hire me to design or develop WordPress themes for their own clients.

Priorities, Skill Level and Turnaround

Do you want to know exactly who will be working on your website, with no risk of it being passed on to a junior level designer with no experience?  Hire a a freelance web designer. It won’t take more than a quick chat to determine whether they’ve been designing websites for 10 years or just 10 minutes.

Sure you can put your faith in an agency that claims to have 60 years combined experience, but the success of the website comes down to the quality of the designer who is assigned to work with you. Every web design agency has a team made up of junior to senior level designers, which means your site could be made by someone with only a few months experience.

Choosing the right person for the job should be a better process than just asking Google for some suggestions too. If you’re looking for a cheap website, I’m not the right woman for the job. If you’re looking for a female web designer, I’d wonder why you’d want to consider gender before experience.

If you actually care about your business and want to work with someone willing to take time learning what you want to achieve, please get in touch.