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Top Freelance Web Designers in the UK

Award for Creative and Design Feat 2017

Freelance Web Designers in the UK


New websites continue to pop up everyday around the world. Many of these websites are designed and developed by freelancers from all over the world. Some of them work independently, others with agencies. A lot of these freelancers go unnoticed or never get the recognition for the hours of painstaking work they put into delivering unique website designs.

At Market Inspector we engage with many businesses and part of daily work is the recognition of other amazing projects. After an extensive research we have put together a list of designers, who we have nominated for the maiden award for top freelance web designers in the UK.

All the web designers that appear on our list have been selected solely by the Market Inspector team. They have been awarded based on these 4 criteria: usability, design, creativity and content. These are described below.

Usability -This is the ease with which users can navigate through your website. This means that the menus, categories, search bar and links should be user friendly.

Design - Broadly speaking, this refers to the front-end design of the website, the user interface design (UI) and the user experience design (UX). Among other things it also includes elements such as layout, menu type, mobile design and so on.

Creativity - Creativity refers to how you translate your design inspirations into actual designs that are visually appealing and relatable to the user. This could also be unique designs or the use of elements specific to a niche.

Content - Content refers to text, videos, infographics, images etc. This refers to how well the message to the user has been communicated. This means meeting web standards for content, keyword planning, content relevance, content proofreading, SEO and much more.

Our awardees are grouped into 3 subcategories. 

  1. Top Freelance Web Designers
  2. Top Freelance Web Designers + SEO
  3. Top Freelance Web Designers + Developer

The nominated web designers are more than welcome to use the code below to place this badge on their website.

   Freelance Designer

This category focuses on freelance web designers in the UK who have demonstrated a great understanding of building a website for their clients. They are rated based on the 4 criteria we highlighted earlier on this blog.

 

Laura Elizabeth

Laura Elizabeth

Laura definitely loves what she does and will heavily contribute to growing any business. Her visually appealing designs and attention to detail always shines through. She will make sure to find something unique about one’s brand identity and implement into the web design.

What motivates you when you design?

“To answer your question, what motivates me is knowing that I'm helping businesses do better work and be more profitable. I put a lot of care into each project and I enjoy not only giving them a design they can be proud to show off but also knowing that I've done everything possible to make sure it's working hard to meet their goals. Whether it's more leads, more conversions or a better sales funnel.“

Follow her on Twitter

http://www.laurium.co.uk

Oliur_Rahman

Oliur Rahman

A great combination of grey shades and other pastel colors make the web design look simple and sophisticated. If you would like your website to look elegant this is the person to contact.

Follow him on Twitter

http://www.oliur.com

James Lewis

James Lewis

James can offer a wide range of services which are important to any good business - SEO, web design, logo design, etc. Hel makes sure that the website is easy to navigate and looks professional. Only the highest resolution pictures will be incorporated to improve user metrics.

Follow him on Twitter

http://www.jlwebsites.co.uk

Roy Barber

Roy Barber

Roy Barber is a true inspiration, a freelance WordPress, web app ap and front-end developer. The creativity and design sense he exhibits is astounding. By looking through his design history we are able to see the depth of his understanding for design and development.

What motivates you when you design?

“The ability to fix problems with design, speaking in a language you can’t hear, just see!”

Follow him on Twitter

http://www.roybarber.com

Chris Robinson

Chris Robinson

Chris has experience with small to medium sized companies, and is able to provide any creative digital solution. He is very quality driven and has an eye for detail. Regardless of the industry, he can make design look nice and relevant to any target audience.

Follow him on Twitter

https://www.thelonelypixel.co.uk

Tameem Safi

Tameem Safi

Tameem Safi is a freelance WordPress developer living in Colchester, his experience with developing websites over the years has resulted in hundreds of professional websites. He prides himself on getting designs and development right and you can only agree with his stance when the designs he recreates from bare-bone templates or custom themes make your jaw drop.

What motivates you when you design?

“What motivates me is the positive feedback that I receive from my clients. When I know the work I complete is above the client’s expectations then I know I have achieved something.”

Follow him on LinkedIn

https://www.safi.me.uk

Tom

Tom

The designs Tom has engineered are full of life and have many different elements incorporated into them. He is the designer to go to if colorful and vibrant web design is needed to represent one’s brand.

Follow him on Twitter

https://www.fallingbrick.co.uk

Jim Callender

Jim Callender

Jim callender is a determined freelance web designer with a consistency that stretches back years. He specialises in WordPress and Magento website to deliver quality designs to small and large businesses in the UK. The aesthetics of the designs are obvious and very strongly supported by his design knowledge. 

What motivates you when you design?

“Creating a digital product that will be usable + useful! Going beyond building to the spec, and adding in features that I've embraced to future proof my work. I am always looking for design inspiration and interaction that will benefit users, and in turn meet the client’s business goals, by increased engagement, conversion rates, as well as strengthening the client’s brand as part of the whole experience.”

Follow him on Twitter

https://www.jayonline.co.uk

Mike Kus

Mike Kus

Mike shows a very innovative style by thinking outside the box and producing unexpected designs. He likes introducing surprising details to his work which develop into unique visual concepts, yet still relevant to the product’s brand and appealing to the target audience.

Follow him on Twitter

http://www.mikekus.com

Sarah_Evans

Sarah Evans

Sarah’s strongest skill and passion is making sure your website design looks simple, which skyrockets user experience to the maximum. Regardless of the simplicity, the web design will still look visually appealing and professional.

Follow her on Twitter

http://www.sarahevansdesign.co.uk

Ryan Gittings

Ryan Gittings

Ryan Gittings is a full-time independent freelance web designer delivering websites tailored to the needs of his customers regardless of the industry. He has successfully dealt with small, medium sized and large businesses all over the UK. His experience reflects in the designs we have seen. We can relate with the creativity and uniqueness of his many designs.

Follow him on Twitter

https://www.ryangittings.co.uk

Karen Arnott

Karen Arnott

Karen Arnott is an enthusiastic web and graphic designer, with over sixteen years in corporate and freelance experience. She has delivered many web projects over this period of time. She caught our attention with some of her timeless designs.

Follow her on Twitter

http://www.karenarnott.co.uk

James Dowen

James Dowen

James has a big portfolio of the web designs he has done, so he is experienced in a very large scope of projects. He will work hard to meet the expectations of the client and produce a website that is visually engaging and meets one’s business goals.

http://www.jamesdowen.com

Dave Bushell

Dave Bushell

Dave Bushell is a freelance web designer near Manchester, and he delivers professional websites to his clients base. This includes individuals, startups, businesses and web agencies across the UK. He started out as a graphics designer but fell in love with the web and programming. Dave is experienced at delivering responsive websites to his customers, many of whom have expressed their satisfaction of his work.

Follow him on Twitter

https://www.dbushell.com

Adam Flanagan

Adam Flanagan

Adam Flanagan is a creative freelance graphic and web designer in Leicester. He delivers professional websites to businesses. His passion is rooted in everything that is visual and he transfers that passion into the development, creating functional and aesthetically beautiful designs.

Follow him on Twitter

http://www.af-studio.co.uk

 

Freelance SEO

This category focuses on freelance web designers in the Uk who have demonstrated knowledge in both building a website for their clients and carrying out SEO techniques. They are rated based on the 4 criteria we highlighted earlier on this blog.

Tom Watkins

Tom Watkins

If you want a very detail-oriented web design, which is also enhanced with animation and vectors, then Tom is the right person for the job. His diverse and very skillfully presented graphics will impress and engage any user.

Follow him on LinkedIn

http://www.watkinswebdesign.co.uk

Jessica Spokes

Jessica Spokes

Jessica’s style and creativity is on point and any web design is planned down to the smallest details. She focuses on responsive and uniquely presented designs which can help any brand grow. You will be sure that website not only will be beautiful but also fully functional. 

What motivates you when you design?

“I love designing, I work on all types of websites in all kind's of sector's, so no design or requirement is alike. I am passionate about design and providing my clients with a unique brand or website that will stand out from their competitors. I often work with start-ups which is very exciting, Why? Because I am creating the image for their business, there are no restrictions, no strict brand guidelines, giving me full creative reign over the artwork.”

Follow her on Instagram

http://www.jessicaspokes.com

James Browning

James Browning

James Browning is a freelance web developer based in Brighton, he has over 5 years experience developing websites, his creative flair has helped in building powerful websites for a range of clients. He has traveled wide in the quest to improve his programming abilities, his passion finally turned into a profession. 

What motivates you when you design?

“In my web design work, I am often motivated by an urge to produce a clean user experience which is not bogged down by unnecessary features and animations. It is essential to have a detailed understanding of how users typically interact with websites. Most will only skim read and quickly jump to key parts of the site, so reducing the cognitive load and having a usable interface is vital. This is what I aim for in all my designs.”

Follow him on Twitter

http://www.jamesbr.uk

Jason_Gillyon

Jason Gillyon

Jason Gillyon is a freelance web developer based in Beverley with more than 16 years experience in web design and development. He enjoys developing elegant for his clients which include small and large businesses. His passion drives him to take on huge design projects which has resulted in his vast experience for problem solving.

What motivates you when you design?

“My primary motivation is to provide the best user experience to help users complete their desired actions as easily and enjoyable as possible whilst also fulfilling (and often exceeding) the expectations of the business.”

https://www.jasongillyon.co.uk

Hannah King

Hannah King

A collection of great websites that shows the underlying creativity and elegant design choices to bring out the professionalism. Hannah will make any product or service look sophisticated and interactive as well as developed on the technical parameters.

Follow her on Twitter

http://www.hannahking.co.uk

Justin Norton

Justin Norton

Justin Norton is a freelance web designer and developer based in Bristol. He has experience in WordPress, Drupal and Magento. He specialises in producing high quality data-driven, mobile optimised websites and web applications. He is passionate about design and user experiences and SEO. His clients include small and large businesses in the UK and around the world.

Follow him on LinkedIn

https://www.jnorton.co.uk

Tom Beavan

Tom Beavan

Tom Beavan is a freelance web developer with years of experience who specialises in helping startups and small businesses design, develop and get their business online at affordable prices. He is currently living in Trowbridge. He also provides such services as optimising website for the web.

Follow him on Twitter

https://www.tombeavan.co.uk

Rob Dove

Rob Dove

Rob Dove is a freelance web developer with years of experience, he specialises in both frontend and backend development. He has been engaged in many development projects over the years. The design style and perspective he demonstrates are worthy of a compliment.

Follow him on Twitter

https://www.robdove.co.uk

Paul Mann

Paul Mann

Paul Mann is a freelance web developer based in Droitwich, he has many years of experience in developing websites and web systems. Paul also produces bespoke websites for his clients which are fully customized according to the wishes and expectations.

Follow him on Facebook

http://www.paul-mann.co.uk

Stuart Sillitoe

Stuart Sillitoe

Stuart Sillitoe is a freelance web developer with 15 years experience based in Devon, he has worked extensively with developing bespoke front-end interfaces & custom content management systems. He is currently the Lead developer at an agency in the UK.

Follow him on Twitter

http://www.stuartsillitoe.co.uk

Lee Harris

Lee Harris

Lee Harris is a freelance web designer & developer living in Bristol, he has years of experience working with websites. He spent 10 years working as a Front End Developer, then Senior Front End Developer. Before deciding to start freelancing he was a lead developer having worked on numerous projects with other designers and developers.

Follow him on Twitter

http://www.lee-harris.co.uk

Paul Norman

Paul Norman

Paul Norman is a freelance web designer & developer living in Swansea, he turned his passion for the web 14 years ago into a profession and has not looked back. He considers himself a wordpress specialist and you can only agree with him because the designs and solution he has delivered to his clients are considered world class.

Follow him on Twitter

https://www.creatika.co.uk

Matthew Zajac

Matthew Zajac

Matthew Zajac is a freelance web developer from Manchester years experience in bespoke web design, rapid wordpress development and online marketing. His clients include small and medium businesses, web agencies, individuals and startups.

Follow him on Twitter

http://www.mattzajac.co.uk

Baber Abbasi

Baber Abbasi

Baber is a freelance web design and developer based in London, his experience spans over a period of 15 year in commercial experience. He is a versatile developer who specialises in custom web development and has engaged in projects ranging from small to complex systems. He is also a Certified Drupal Developer & PHP Web Developer.

Follow him on LinkedIn

http://www.webdevfreak.com

Paul Underwoood

Paul Underwoood

Paul Underwoood is a freelance web developer based in Bristol, he has over 15 years of experience developing websites and providing web solution to small and large businesses. Besides rolling out websites for his clients, he is responsible for creating hundreds of resources, tutorials and downloadables helping to professionals to learn to code and develop website.

Follow him on Twitter

https://www.paulund.co.uk

Freelance Developer

This category focuses on freelance web designers and developers who have the knowledge in programming including object oriented programming, and can deliver solutions and application to their clients. They are rated based on the 4 criteria we highlighted earlier on this blog.

Ben Shaw

Ben Shaw

Ben can offer very diverse types of designs and high sensitivity for the industry a client's company is in. Everything is done in respect to tight deadlines. If you are looking for clever functionality ideas that also look great on screen then he is the person to contact.

What motivates you when you design?

“The motivation to design and work is often from the same source, the desire to meet client needs and deliver on time. If you're talking about my inspiration for design, this comes from a variety of places - literally! I love to travel and I try to feed my experiences and my surroundings into my work. I designed much of my portfolio whilst staying in the salt flats of Bolivia, and I built it whilst staying in Cusco, Peru.”

Follow him on Twitter

http://www.boshanka.co.uk

Konrad

Konrad

Konrad is a London-based freelance web designer developing high quality website with latest technologies to small, medium and large businesses, his insightful designs conveys easily conveys the message to the target audience. By going through his collection of designs, we are able to see his dedication to details and the unending desire to deliver a better user experience.

What motivates you when you design?

“How I feel about specific project and what I want end user to experience when it's finished.”

Follow him on Twitter

http://www.splinterteal.co.uk

David _Tyler

David Tyler

David is a freelance web designer based in Richmond, Surrey. He has a lot of experience with many different businesses and can offer a fully packaged service, including SEO. He will be able to give you a head start with your business and help with different projects depending on your needs.

Follow him on Twitter

http://www.tylerwebdesign.co.uk

Tracey_Rickard

Tracey Rickard

Tracy will ensure that a web design is functional and visually appealing on any device of your choice. She guarantees Google friendly and beautifully designed website, which will generate sales due to the smooth eCommerce functionality and custom visuals.

Follow her on Twitter

http://www.traceyrickard.co.uk

Scott_Heron

Scott Heron

Scott Heron is a freelance web designer and marketing expert, the range of designs in his collection reveals the depth of his creativity. He delivers website of varying complexities to small and large businesses. We are pleased to have considered him one of the nominees for the award in this category.

http://www.scottheron.co.uk

 Dan_Kingsley

Dan Kingsley

Dan guarantees to provide an attractive web design, that is also easy to manage. The contemporary design with vibrant colors make his creative production come alive. He also offers a range of side services which will help to run the website better.

Follow him on Twitter

https://www.dynamicdesignuk.com

James GodWin

James GodWin

James can provide very clean and tidy designs, which are easy to navigate and can make any user happy for the simplicity. High resolution pictures and a matching font are the fundamentals that makes any design appealing.

http://www.james-godwin.co.uk

Steve_Sims

Steven Sims

Steven Sims is a freelance web designer known for delivering affordable Wordpress websites to his clients. The creative and functional designs has earned him many accolades, we are pleased to consider him for an award in this category.

Follow him on Twitter

http://www.stevesims.com

 Tommy

Tommy

Tommy is a freelance web design who lives and works in Manchester, he prides himself on developing highly functional wordpress websites. The designs we have seen from him led us to nominate him for an award in this category.

http://www.freelance.tstwebdesign.co.uk

Margaret

Margaret

Margaret is a freelance web designer living and working in Horncastle, she specialises in providing websites to small and medium sized businesses. The intuitiveness associated with her design is a reason to nominate her for an award in this category.

Follow her on Facebook

http://www.margueritewebdesign.co.uk

Dave_Hallett

Dave Hallet

Dave Hallet is a freelance web designer & WordPress developer based near Plymouth in Devon, he is passionate about design and responsive websites. He is also engaged with SEO and website maintenance for small and medium sized businesses. The design sense he has exhibited really shows he is a qualified nominee for an award in this category.

Follow him on Twitter

http://www.davehallett.net

Dan_Temple

Dan Temple

Dan Temple is a passionate and experienced freelance digital developer and digital marketer professional, delivering custom development and Wordpress powered websites. With over 8 years of experience, he has produced websites for small and medium sized businesses across the UK. He gets our nod for a nomination.

Follow him on Twitter

https://www.dantemple.co.uk

Jake_Richard

 

Jake Richard

Jake Richard is a freelance web designer based in Skipton with more than a decade of experience in delivering high quality websites to clients at affordable prices. His clients include startups, small and medium sized businesses across the UK and abroad. He prides himself on responsive design, WordPress design and digital marketing. We are pleased to nominate him for an award in this category.

Follow him on Twitter

https://www.jakerichard.co.uk

David_Woods

David Wood

David Wood is Freelance Web Designer based in Atherstone, he is currently the Senior Web Designer and SEO Specialist for a London based company. He specialises in developing responsive websites, SEO and web hosting.

Follow him on Facebook

http://www.dave-woods.co.uk

Kieren_Trinder

Kieren Trinder

Kieren Trinder is a freelance web designer based in Louth, Lincolnshire. He can develop and very high class looking website and add some SEO skills to have a full package of successfully running web design. His clients speak very fondly of him due to his hard worker attitude and the ability to explain technical things understandably.

Follow him on Twitter

http://www.freshlyblended.co.uk

 

It was quite fulfiling for us at Market Inspector to undertake this maiden award for top freelance web designers in the UK just like we have done in several fields. We would like to thank our nominees for being engaged and taking the time to write about their inspiration and motivation during design work. We look forward to next year for a fresh round of astounding designs.

Please contact us if you having any feedback, questions or if there is any detail you want to be corrected on your profile.