There’s a lot of talent in the UK web design industry, and we’ve picked out a selection of some of the best from England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Below you’ll find a range of styles ranging from traditional and retro to cartoon animation…but all of the designers have one thing in common; they are extremely skilled in creating powerful visuals and bringing concepts to life. Whether you’re looking to hire a creative or just want to get some inspiration, the sites below are well worth checking out.
Sarah Parmenter – You Know Who
Sarah first appeared on our radar when we heard her open and friendly talk at NACONF 2011. Sarah’s portfolio has a beautiful retro design.
Simon Collison – Colly
Neal Mullen – Ashfall
Scottish designer Neal Mullen has a very fluid and clean style which makes his portfolio immediately engaging.
Chris Spooner – Spoongraphics
Chris doesn’t need an introduction; if you haven’t bookmarked his blog and checked out his work yet, do it!
Orman Clark – OrmanClark.com
Orman’s colourful and creative portfolio design features rockets, space invaders and mountains. Well worth checking out.
Mark Boulton – Mark Boulton Design
Located in south Wales, Mark’s studio offers clean yet colourful designs. His design work is highly regarded within the industry; one of his clients is Drupal.org.
Richard Carpenter – Richard-Carpenter.co.uk
Aaron Moody – AaronMoody.co.uk
Aaron’s portfolio is extremely well-presented and uses the power of client testimonials well. With strong designs and close attention to detail, Aaron’s style is well suited to current trends.
Wes West – Because We Say So
Wes is a talented designer who specialises in animation, and his lovable cartoon-style images and videos are very different to current mainstream styles.
Steven Hylands – Shylands
Another distinctive designer, Steven is a great example of the web design talent that Northern Ireland has to offer.
David Bushell – DBushell.com
David offers some of the most professional and functional designs we’ve seen. A great choice if you’re after a high-end website for your business.
Tom Bradshaw – Tom Bradshaw Design
Tom’s fantastic cartoon style stands out from the crowd, and his animated videos are definitely worth watching.
Carl Rosekilly – CarlRosekilly.co.uk
With bold, striking designs, Carl’s the guy to hire if you want a website with impact.
Gareth Dickey – GarethDicky.com
Gareth works in a range of different web and print areas, and his designs stand out for being clean and well-presented but featuring unique twists.
Tor Burrows – Notorious Design
Tor specialises in creating video, but there are also web design pieces in her portfolio that are worth checking out.
If you’ve got a favourite UK designer to add to our list, feel free to leave a comment below.