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, hosting & nurturing hard-working websites since 2010. I’m based in Bournemouth and work primarily for business owners, event organisers, project teams and community groups in and around Dorset and the south-west.

Before I settled for life in front of a stack of computer screens I spent a lot of years in advertising & marketing. For much of that time I was growing my own successful small businesses, and now I enjoy helping others 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 I 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; I’m usually here at my desk if you have any questions so 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 January 2019  ♦


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.

moordown traders association dorset


A Directory style website allowing residents to quickly find the local goods & services they seek, whilst traders enjoy the exposure that helps build a successful independent business. MTA has been a client since 2010 and this is their third Vivid website.

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!

sam biddle / be creative

Award-winning international nail artist Sam Biddle not only develops & sells a unique range of nail art products, she inspires & educates other nail artists around the world and still finds time to write books. She’s a human dynamo!

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

♦ Currently accepting new work for January 2019  ♦

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Sarah Austin
T: 01202 251168
M: 07798 862205

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