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.

Get in touch

(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:

Capernwray

capernwray.org

This large Bible School and holiday centre had a wide ranging set of offerings which needed to be presented clearly and coherently to different types of visitor, as well as attractively in line with their recent re-branding.

“Thanks for getting the new site looking nice with the new logo and colours. I really like the way it looks and we have had some good feedback.”

HETTY Preschool

hettypreschool.co.uk

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

eade.uk.com

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.

Serving in Mission (SIM) UK

sim.co.uk

SIM UK needed a clear, updated, accessible site in line with the latest branding, with a map and filters to help users navigate a complex set of mission opportunities and pathways. Built in WordPress using the latest block editor, the site also has highly customised forms, integrated donations with their existing payment provider, and an online shop.

“Shout out to our fab developer Tim Wakeling! Friendly, professional and able to come up with creative solutions quickly.” — SIM UK

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, then create and test it in exactly the way you need, and show you how to use it, whatever your skill level.

A well-thought-out website that works on all screen sizes

Easy WordPress system to update your own content

A new logo, brand and visual style if you need one

Search engine optimisation (SEO) and visitor stats

Social media integration and help to get started

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

Interactive maps

Leaflets, brochures and print materials

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 £10,000 and take two to five months, including a full design and build process resulting in a bespoke theme. If you are looking for a small, more off-the-shelf site, I recommend WordPress.com.

I offer optional hosting and technical maintenance for sites I've built, at £66 per quarter, and I'm happy to give friendly help and advice after launch as needed too.