The Lonely Pixel - Freelance Web Designer
The Lonely Pixel - Freelance Web Developer

Hi. I'm Chris! I design awesome websites

I’m a freelance web designer and developer that has spent the last 10 years pushing the boundaries of digital design.

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Freelance Web Designer

I'm Chris, a full-time freelance web designer that provides creative web design and development for clients and agencies in London & the rest of the UK. I've worked with clients of all shapes and sizes, from startups and SME's to large multi-nationals. The sites I build are fast, scaleable and bespoke to each client. Take a look at some of the websites I've built. I also put sustainability first and am a keen advocate of climate positive web design.

I'm Chris, an award winning freelance web designer

About Chris

I’m an award-winning web designer and developer that’s been providing awesome websites for clients in London, Hertfordshire and Essex since 2011. I’m fiercely dedicated to designing the best websites I possibly can, for clients just like you. Websites that not only look beautiful but leave your competitors in the dust and help your business grow.

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Freelance Web Designer FAQ

  • 0.1 Why hire a Freelance Web Designer?

    Hiring freelance web designers is often cheaper than going to an agency because they have less overheads. They are also usually more responsive as the client will always have direct contact with the freelance at all times. A Freelance Web Designer will usually specialise in a few different skillsets and can help you build whatever you are looking for from small brochure sites to full eCommerce builds.

  • 0.2 How much does it cost to hire a Freelance Web Designer?

    All freelance web designers will charge for projects slightly differently. I charge on a per project basis, so I would ask you to send me a brief outlining your requirements. That way I can see if we'll be a good fit and if I believe I have the skills needed to bring your project to life. I can say that my prices for bespoke design & development typically start at around the £2,500 + VAT figure.

  • 0.3 How long will my website take?

    Every Web Design Project will be broken down into various parts with a typical brochure site taking around 6 - 8 weeks from start to finish. A more complicated build or something eCommere based could be anywhere from 8 - 20 weeks depending on the size and how complex it is. For a rough breakdown of an average timeline please see the below table:
    Research & Initial Meetings Week 1
    Concept / Design stage Weeks 2 - 4
    Development Stage Weeks 4 - 5
    Testing / QA Stage Weeks 6 - 7
    Launch Weeks 8
  • 0.4 What do I need to get started?

    For the best possible start to your project it's always best that you have everything you need to hit the ground running. It's not a deal breaker if you don't have these ready it can just make things take slightly longer.

    • Branding - I'll ask you to supply any brand guidelines you have before we begin. If you dont have any that's not a problem, simply supplying your logo in an SVG format will suffice.
    • Photography - If you have an image library I'll ask to access to this, again if you don't have this we can look at sourcing images for you from stock libraries like Shutterstock or Unsplash.
    • Content If you have already planned out your content with sitemaps and corresponding documents outlining all the content that goes on each page, fantastic! If not, I will ask for a rough content plan so we know what needs to go on each page and then we can fill the pages with placeholder 'lorem ipsum' until you have written the content.
  • 0.5 I've already got a web designer, can you do web development only?

    Yes. If you already have a web designer on board and are looking for a web developer to bring it to life then feel free to get in touch. My only requirement is that the designer you choose will need to be able to supply me with hand over files in a modern format such as, XD, Sketch, Figma or anything that's larger used for web design.
  • 0.6 I already have a web developer, can you do web design only?

    Yes. I can supply your developers with full hand over documentation using InVision and design the vast majority of my sites using Sketch or Figma. This means that your developers will be able to export all the assets they require in an SVG format which means the site will look crisp across multiple devices / screens.