Dark Coffee deliver mental health, wellbeing and personal development training to help people feel more badass in business.
I worked closely with Alice Lyons to design a site which talks about mental health honestly and openly, without any of the cutesy or combative language which often gets used during discussions around mental health.
Built on WordPress, the site uses a bespoke theme which give Alice the flexibility to adjust her content as she needs to without the weight and complexity of page builders.darkcoffee.co.uk
Super Tutoring is an independent online tutoring service for children preparing for the 11 plus exams. Originally based in Manchester, the company needed to pivot to online tuition in early 2020 due to the global pandemic and nationwide lockdown.
This website features a custom design and WordPress theme, as well as Woocommerce integration for booking appraisals and summer schools.
During the project I also created brand new content for Super Tutoring which would explain how their lessons would work going forward.supertutoring.co.uk
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.themotormuseum.com
EmYasa Yoga offer yoga classes in Chester for a range of experience levels, from beginner to expert.
For this project I worked with graphic designer Mark Adamson to create a new brand and website for EmYasa Yoga.
I built a custom WordPress theme based on Mark’s design, which is integrated with the MomoYoga plugin to add class booking capabilities.emyasayoga.co.uk
Happy Teeth Education
Happy Teeth Education is an online platform providing schools and dental professionals with complete dental health education resources. The platform is built using WordPress and uses the Memberpress and Woocommerce plugins to create a subscription based services to deliver educational resources.
For this project I also created custom illustrations to be used on the public facing areas of the website, alongside a selection of illustrations from the George and the Happy Tooth book.
This was a really fun project to work on as I was able to create something fun and colourful for a young audience. I also created the copy for key sections of the site.happyteetheducation.com
In a nutshell, I’m a female web designer who has been developing websites for small businesses for over 10 years.
At the start of my career I worked for a Liverpool web design agency, where I worked my way up from graduate to senior level over the course of seven years. I learned a lot about the whole process of building websites in that time, from sale to sign-off, but eventually decided to go freelance when I realised who I wanted to be as a web designer.
Since 2017 I have been making custom WordPress themes both for business owners and as a freelancer for a number of agencies in Liverpool, Manchester and beyond. I love that as a freelance designer I have a very flexible work schedule and that there’s a huge variety to the websites work on.
I’m a very hard-working, creative and honest person. You can ask any of my previous clients how their website project went and I’m confident they’d tell you how reliable I was throughout the process.
The list of websites I’ve designed and built over the past 10 years is long, so I won’t bore you with a full account of everything I’ve ever done.
In my past life as a full-time employee I designed and built websites for a few well known Liverpool brands and businesses. To give you an idea of the variety that includes design and build of websites for Knowsley Chamber, Panoramic 34, John Sutch Cranes, Huyton Asphalt, Beesley & Fildes, Rocky Fielding, Crazy Town Soft Play Centre, and the fashion brand Miss Pap. Most of those are still using my designs five years down the line, so I must be doing something right.
The variety of websites I work on these days as a freelancer is still quite broad. To me the subject matter isn’t the important bit, it’s how excited you are as a business owner that gets me interested. If you really care about what you do and want your business to stand out, I’d much rather work with you over someone who wants a generic template website to tick a box.
There are plenty of ways to put together a cheap template website, but that’s not what you should hire me for.
I don’t make cheap websites because I work with people who want more than just a quick fix. When you work with me you get to tap into 10 years of experience I have working in and actively learning about web design industry. Since I left university in 2009, I’ve been attending workshops and conferences regularly while taking an active role in the design community.
When I work on a website, especially the design, I spend time getting to know the finer details of your business. This is key in order to design a website which delivers a return on investment. You need to know the target audience is and what they’re looking for, as well as what the company’s goals are and the sorts of conversions they want to see. If you’re working with a web designer who doesn’t ask about those things then your customers are just going to leave your website feeling confused.
Get In Touch
I’m always happy to discuss projects, big or small. Whether you need a few minor updates, a complete design, a custom WordPress theme, or just advice from a professional, feel free to reach out.
If you’re looking for a new website or a complete redesign, please bear in mind that the minimum timeframe for a project is usually at least six weeks from enquiry to launch.
The dates below are an indication of when I’m available to begin new projects. A full bar means my schedule is pretty full and you might have to wait a little before I can start on your website.