Websites, logos, illustrations and such things

I am a Web and graphic designer based in Chester (but you could be anywhere, of course). I like uncluttered, attractive designs that make sense to use and are easy to update. I also enjoy designing print leaflets, logos and suchlike, and drawing with a (digital or physical) pen.

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(Looking for the other Tim Wakeling, who offers helpful books and tips about using computers? That’ll be this guy.)

What have I done so far?

I've worked with many small to medium sized companies and charitable organisations, either doing a full job from logo to design through to website build and training, or part of the process as required. Here are just a couple of my more recent projects:

HETTY Preschool

This popular preschool had never had a website before. They had a wealth of good photos and content, and needed something which balanced the fun child-like side of preschool with the professionalism of staff who know what they are doing.

“I am really pleased with it; it looks amazing. Many thanks” — Denise, Manager

James Eade

A power consultant for the events industry, James needed a smart, fast new site to highlight the training courses and other services that he offers. At the same time we sharpened up his logo, created some custom icons and freshened up the content, adding a simple calendar that James can add events to in just a few clicks.

Lee Abbey Devon

Lee Abbey asked for a bold and fresh new style that showed off the beautiful place and its people in a welcoming and informal way, but also gave considerable thought to enabling visitors to simply navigate a complex set of offerings, search and filter programmes, special offers and volunteering opportunities, and enquire or book for the one that suits them most.

“Thanks so much for the new look website; so clear and some stunning images! For all the work and effort that has gone into this well done.” – Simon Holland, Warden

Lewis & Raby

This engineering and manufacturing company in Liverpool required a site to showcase their machining and fabrication services and products in a smart, professional and accessible way, optimised for all screen sizes and findable on Google!

“Lewis & Raby’s new website is first class – a testament to Tim’s rare combination of technical excellence and keen eye for visual design, all delivered in a highly professional, personable and timely manner to the agreed budget.” Dan, Lewis & Raby

What can I do for you?

Here are some examples, but there are lots more possibilities. If you're not sure exactly what you need, I can help you decide.

  • Easy-to-use customised WordPress system to update your own content, including text, images, audio and video
  • A new logo, brand and visual style if you need one
  • A well-thought-out website that's simple for users, on mobile, tablet or desktop
  • Search engine optimisation (SEO) and Google Analytics visitor stats
  • Social media integration and help
  • Customised contact forms and email newsletter lists
  • News sections and events calendars
  • Secure online shops and donations
  • Photo slideshows and galleries
  • Drawings, photos or illustrations
  • Leaflets, brochures and print materials

I design and create for you a custom theme and set of plugins, test it on all sorts of browsers and devices, and show you how to use it, whatever your skill level.

How long and how much?

Some things seem simple but take a lot of effort to achieve; others seem intricate but are easier than they look. Once I've understood your needs, I'll give you a quote. Most of my website projects are between £2,000 and £6,000 and take two to five months.

I also offer optional hosting and technical maintenance for sites I've built, at £30-£60 per quarter, and I'm happy to give friendly help and advice after launch as needed too.