Intelligent Website Design

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

– Steve Jobs


I love what I do which keeps me creative. I stay on top of web design trends but am always careful which I adopt – the user experience is everything!  


You can expect professionalism, respect and due consideration. If we work together it’s because I like you and what you do, and I don’t disappoint people I like.  

Hi, I’m Sarah

I have been creating, developing and maintaining attention-grabbing Google-ready 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 computer screen (or two) I spent more than 25 years in design & sales, working in London & Manchester as well as here in the south. For most of that time I was running & growing my own marketing business, and now I enjoy helping other small business owners do the same. I bring plenty of relevant life & work experience to the table, and I never hesitate to share it with whoever wants or needs it.

I like to get to know my clients, which is why I prefer to do business locally. By knowing you and understanding your business I can share your personality online. This personal touch sets you apart from your competitors; it can help you create lasting relationships with the people who use your site and improve the bottom line of your business. And let’s face it, that’s why you’re here!

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


Did you know that about 85% of web designers in the UK are men? Nothing wrong with men of course, but if you are a woman in business then I believe the best person to design your website is another woman in business! 


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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!



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


Website only or Website + email on performance optimised, security hardened, fully managed UK-based servers with daily back-ups included.



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Ongoing website development services offered on a contract basis or as-and-when required. Monthly or Quarterly WordPress Maintenance Packages available.

♦ Currently accepting new projects for July 2018  ♦

My success is measured by your success


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

Design from £695. Free SSL Certificate. Annual hosting & maintenance from £199.

Some recent work

poole projects

One of several ‘satellite’ websites I create and manage for Borough of Poole; this one keeps residents updated with the wide range of improvement projects that happen at parks and open spaces across Poole 

tony bowyer print

The lovely people at Tony Bowyer Print returned for an update of their original 2013 website; the new mobile-friendly design went online in July 2017 promoting their fabulous new premium print finishes 

dorset wedding stationery bournemouth

Those lovely people at Tony Bowyer Print needed something a little less corporate for their wedding stationery design business; I was delighted to create a website with a romantic (yet professional) edge to it

white dub weddings dorset
A lovely little start-up business launched January 2017. This site is all about showcasing the beautiful photography (by Louise Jolley) and is fully managed by Vivid
hotelsmart bournemouth

A well-established business that needed a complete online make-over. In a competitive industry it’s often all about people and reputation, so the team & great reviews are forefront of this website

brighter manufacturing

I love how this Precision Engineering company in Wimborne has embraced pink! Quite a surprise considering the industry they’re in, and I was more than happy to carry the colour (subtly) into their website. 

brides with curves poole

A 2016 start-up in the wedding industry, with a well-defined USP that is driving success. Social media activity & targeted SEO are key factors supporting growth

the rosemont b&b dartmoor
Nick & Heather took over The Rosemont in April 2017 and wanted a whole new look for the website; we started with a colour theme that represents the beauty of Dartmoor National Park in Spring
blue sky motorhomes christchurch
Launched in October 2016 this site takes advantage of the WordPress & Divi blog set-up, customised as product pages to allow the client to manage all updates himself


With free SSL Certificate and the WooCommerce shopping cart.

Design from £995. Annual hosting and maintenance from £250.

dr beans bags isle of wight

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 bournemouth

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

virtual warrior poole

Virtual Racing events are a great personal motivational tool, but a relatively new concept, so this website has to do more than just sell. Launched in September 2016, fully managed by Vivid

Interested? Please get in touch

♦ Currently accepting new projects for July 2018  ♦

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Sarah Austin
T: 01202 251168
M: 07798 862205

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43 Ashton Road
Bournemouth BH9 2TP

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