Bespoke Website Design

Design is not just what it looks like and feels like.
Design is how it works

– Steve Jobs

UX Led Design

It’s easier than ever to build a ‘free’ website yourself, but lack-lustre results will actually be costing you a lot of money! It’s likely that people aren’t engaging because you haven’t considered the user experience (UX).


I love what I do and I’ve been doing it for 8 years. I’m a business person & designer in equal measure so you can expect a professional, creative service, helpful suggestions, integrity and a can-do attitude. 

Hi, I’m Sarah

I have been creating & developing hard-working websites since 2010. I’m based in Bournemouth and work primarily for small business owners, project teams and event organisers in and around Dorset and the south-west.

Before I settled for life in front of a stack of computer screens I spent many years in design & marketing, in Bournemouth and in London. For much of that time I was growing my own business, and now I enjoy helping other small business owners do the same. 

The only way to be different is to be yourself. It’s often the personal touch that will set you apart from your competitors so I like to get to know you as well as to understand your business. A bespoke website oozing with personality allows you to build meaningful connections with your target audience, to create lasting relationships and ultimately improve your bottom line.

Please take a look at some of the projects I’ve been working on recently; if you think I might be the web designer your business needs, don’t hesitate to get in touch.


About 85% of web designers in the UK are men. So that makes me pretty special, right?

And you might prefer a web designer that’s female, especially if your target market is too.


Powerful tried & tested functionality on the back-end


With its responsive, mobile-friendly Content Management System (CMS) that allows you control of your own website


A world-leading, flexible drag & drop editor that has changed the way we create and maintain websites


The world’s favourite eCommerce platform, fully customised for you and your business. No monthly charges!

User-friendly features & immersive experiences at the front-end 



Well written, meaningful and engaging content, every page fully optimised for search engines.



Your Vivid hosting package includes a FREE HTTPS (SSL) digital certificate courtesy of Let’s Encrypt. 

My success is measured by your success

♦ Currently accepting new WORK for mid September 2018  ♦


An online multi-page sales brochure promoting your business & services.

Design & build from £695. Free SSL Certificate. GDPR Privacy Notice.
Annual hosting & maintenance charges apply.

Three recent projects

upton country park


I first created a website for Upton Country Park in 2012; in 2018 we kept the same basic design & page layout (if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it) but added a new event calendar and made it all mobile-friendly. 

laura mackenzie hair design poole


Laura is another long-standing & treasured client. This 2018 update added a more contemporary feel to the original 2013 design, reflecting Laura’s work & reputation at the cutting edge of wedding hair design.

the beach hive pevensey bay


The Beach Hive is a charming beachfront Holiday Cottage in East Sussex, completely renovated by Claire with a website to match. She was fully booked within weeks of going online in February 2018!

Thinking of opening an online store?


With free SSL Certificate, GDPR Privacy Policy & WooCommerce shopping cart.

Design & build from £995. Annual hosting and maintenance charges apply.

dr beans bags

A unique range of bags with a nautical twist, handmade on the Isle of Wight;  a clean, uncomplicated eCommerce website that is well managed by the client

hawaiian shirt shop

Within 12 weeks of moving this client to the mobile-friendly WordPress / Divi / WooCommerce combo in March 2017 sales & visitor numbers were more than double those in the same period 2016!

posh original art

Talented local Remembrance Artist Jacqueline Hurley uses red poppies to great effect in her work; I would normally shy away from a black background but it just seems to work in this instance

If you’d like to chat about your project, Please get in touch

♦ Currently accepting new WORK for mid September 2018  ♦

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Sarah Austin
T: 01202 251168
M: 07798 862205

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