Beautiful bespoke websites. With you in mind.
Simplicity is the final achievement.. It is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art..
Penned by Frederic Chopin. Duly noted by Follyfox. Indeed, working together to plan, design, build and then manage your website requires strategic and creative thinking, imagination in abundance, clear objectives and a practical, extremely logical approach. It can and will make all the difference to your business or project.
Its not what. Its how.
Sound familiar? These days its pretty easy to grab a template, follow the instructions and ‘quick-fix’ your need to ‘exist’ on the world wide web. Planning, designing and creating a website that actually ‘works’ for you, that enables your goals, that you can take ownership for and be proud of.. well.. that is another kind of website altogether.
Lost in function?
With an awesome array of fancy doo daa’s and somersaulting gizmos at our fingertips it’s really easy to get lost in the function void and lose track of what it’s all about. Back step. Why do we need a website? Essentially? It is a communication tool. A brilliant and empowering way of bringing the world closer to you and what you want to say. Even so, structural ‘function’ is the foundation, or architecture, of your website. It must be 100% trustworthy and maintained consistently to keep it just so.
Being brilliant is easy!
A client wrote recently: “I love my website! Sometimes I just browse for no reason. I feel happy”. Have you noticed we humans are really good at taking care of the people and things we love? A successful website is a loved website. Making your website easy to ‘love’, easy to manage, easy to keep fresh, alive and meaningful starts with understanding you and your personal challenges, goals, routines, how you and your colleagues work together and equally, how you interact with your customer.
The art of simplicity..
Frederic Chopin said: “Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art.” Indeed, ‘simple’ is just so.. so pleasant. Finding the ‘simple’, but dynamic, formula that truly represents your brand, supports your business activity now and enables your future business growth, is an art in itself. Herein lies the exquisite challenge.
I see each website as a unique story. Ongoing. Evolving. Here are some of my favourite projects. Learn about the inspiring people they represent and how we worked together to create their website design.
A directory website, logo, print copy project in collaboration with Kate Stepman, Cadiz, Spain.
A brochure website, logo, print copy project in collaboration with Fiona Ashcroft, Brighton, UK.
A brochure website, logo project in collaboration with Giulia Bonavero & Avital Mediony, London, UK.
A brochure website, logo, print copy project in collaboration with Mary Laik, Provence, France.
A directory website, e-commerce website, hardware, logo, print copy project in collaboration with Rita Horne, London, UK.
When my clients are happy and proud of their website my work is done.
It was a fantastic experience to work with Rita. Not only is she a brilliant web designer, but she helped me figure out my brand, which was a crucial step that I did not know how to do on my own. She took a lot of time to get to… Read
For the Neuroscope project.
I liked the empathy Rita put into designing my website. It’s difficult to decode someone else’s brain and collect all the ideas together out there in a cohesive way, but she did! Thank you Rita for helping out, really.
For the It’s Helena Coach project.
Rita did a wonderful job on my website – she takes the time to fully understand the brief and suggested some great ideas to improve on the initial concept I had. Nothing is too much trouble for her and she was always on hand to answer questions and develop ideas… Read
For the Leigh Tango project.
The very best websites bring together branding, design and function beautifully to create exactly the ‘right’ experience for your target audience and invoke meaningful ‘call to action’ that actually works.
Website DesignTruly bespoke websites require a taylored approach. Key design elements, functions, research, planning and legal documentation will form at least part of your website design project.
Server HostingAll Follyfox websites are stored on top of the range encrypted servers managed by our trusted partner, Svelte Hosting, located in Canary Warf, London. Hosting includes regular backup and 24/7 support.
WebmasteryPost launch is when all our hard work comes into play, however, successful websites don’t stop there. Generating traffic with engaging content and maintaining software is an ongoing discipline.
Follyfox Design is focused on retrieving the true value of ‘bespoke’ and the personal engagement between client and designer. It is possible for everyone, on any budget, to have a beautifully designed, easy to manage, useful website.
I am equally creative as I am social and mathematical so making websites presses ALL my buttons – communication, branding, coding, strategy, detail.. to name but a few.
Follyfox Design began 6 years ago making websites for friends. I went on to design websites for entrepeneurs and small businesses, then, by bringing together expertise, larger businesses and global networks.
I really enjoy working together with my clients. I love making websites.