website building

for artists

You know you need a website. You just don't want to build it. No, not even a template one.

Let me build it for you!

I've been building websites since the days of Geocities* and if there's one thing I've learned, it's that websites can be an absolute PITA to build. And when you've built it you have to keep it updated, and before you know it you've spent three weeks trying to work out why a plugin's broken, which is three weeks not spent on your actual art. Websites are most useful (and difficult to break) when you don't need a PhD to update them.

I can build your website in Wordpress, Squarespace or Wix (and possibly others) so you don't have to. I will advise you honestly on the best choice according to your own needs. All you need to do is choose a template which we can adjust to your own tastes, and provide the words and pictures you want to go on it. (I may be able to provide the words as an additional service in due course.)

I pride myself on, and am known for, making websites and the content within them as easy to use as possible. I'm not a developer (although I have experience with code, mainly HTML and CSS); anything I build will be designed so you are able to update it easily, yourself, without any ongoing cost. Though if you do need someone to manage it, we can talk about that too.

If you're a bigger fish needing someone in-house for website content management, once upon a time I built ASOS's hub pages using Sitecore. Which I taught myself to use on the job, from scratch. I've also used Adobe Experience Manger, and can learn even your most archaic chaotic neutral content management system. I started with Geocities, remember.

I offer:

- Website building from template in Wordpress, Squarespace or Wix (and whatever comes next)

- Consultancy on website design, UX and infrastrcture

- Accessibility consultancy including best practice principles

- Content management

Get in touch for more information and to discuss your needs.

*If you don't know about Geocities, you don't need to know about Geocities. Shout-out to my Geocities OGs who remember the days, just about.

Note: rates will be determined only after discussion to establish the site's specific needs. Significant changes after the build has been agreed may incur an additional fee.