David Siddall: Experienced website & graphic designer based in Monmouthshire

david siddall multimedia design

website design, graphic design, social media graphics, print, publishing, marketing & publicity

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Website design

I've been designing and developing websites for over 20 years and have always believed that they need to be fast, easy to use and, above all, accessible to users of as wide a range of platforms and devices as possible – even more important now that something like 50% of all website access is via smart-phones and tablets.

All the websites I create are fully responsive and comply with best-practice in accessibility. They also include Google recommended SEO and I always aim for the highest standards of design, architecture, functionality, and coding.

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Graphic design

Prior to becoming a freelance designer my creative career included working for newspapers, magazines, design studios and creative agencies; in the travel and leisure industry, in corporate finance and with one of the UK's best-known food festivals. I have also taught web and graphic design, and marketing, to graduate level.

My portfolio includes logos and namestyles, business stationery, leaflets, catalogues, journals, newsletters, reports, books and magazines; also, designs for packaging, exhibition and point-of-sale material, signage and vehicle liveries.

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Self-publishing support

I've been designing books and book covers for over 40 years now, from novels to children's books, technical manuals to research treatises and academic and educational textbooks. This work, whilst initially for publishing houses, has now expanded to cover self-publishing for both established and first-time authors.

I offer creative and technical help to authors publishing to Amazon's market-leading CreateSpace® and Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP)® platforms and to those wanting to utilise Ingrams Lightning Source® print-on-demand service.

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Original and exclusive: My professional career has been devoted to helping clients achieve their communications objectives through individually tailored creative solutions. Everything I produce for my clients, from websites and printed publicity material to branding development and social media, is original and exclusive. Whilst I cannot deny that it’s perfectly possible to create competent, good-looking publicity using a formula or template, or even by basing it on something that seems to do the job for someone else, I believe that it’s always worth asking the question, ’...will somebody else’s solution work for me, will it ‘actually’ achieve my individual objectives?’

It's all about the story: Regardless of topic or media I also believe that marketing and publicity content needs to tell a story, so I always encourage clients to devote as much attention to the narrative of their content as to the overall design and presentation of their printed or online media. The services I offer therefore include providing help and advice with creating effective written content, commissioning photography and the careful selection of photo library resources – all designed to ensure to ensure that both written and visual forms of content communicate their message in ways that readers find engaging and informative.

David Siddall Multimedia is a deliberately small freelance business which has been allowed to develop organically, and which prides itself on its reputation for building long-term client relationships – 15 years being the longest so far with a couple of others not far behind! I like to take time to really get to know my clients and to understand their needs and I always calculate prices on an individual basis.

If geographical location is important to you I'm based in Monmouth at the head of the Wye Valley in south-east Wales and therefore my regional work covers website and online media design, graphic design, printing, marketing, publicity and training for clients in Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, the Wye Valley and South Wales. I also work with clients based in London, the Home Counties and South-East, Bath, Bristol, and the West Country. If you've got a project you'd like to discuss please get in touch, I'd be very pleased to help.