We design. Basically.

What we do spans many services, across digital and print media, but our focus is always on the design.

Design For Web

We design websites for small businesses and ecommerce companies.

Design For Print

We design magazines, brochures, catalogues and company newsletters.

Design For Social

We design and curate social media channels, including Instagram grids.

Design For Music

We design artwork packages for music releases on CD, vinyl and digital.

Design For Products

We design realistic digital pack shots when imagery is needed before a product is produced.

Design For Video

We design and edit promotional clips such as company overviews and social media videos.

And other musings…

We post regularly on Instagram, so you can get a feel for what we do here.

ARE YOU LOCAL?
We've been working with @leccomms this week on some basic materials for the new division of YourLocal.com - @yourlocalteesside. This includes some brand new window cleaner illustrations by @thatnathan.as.
#Design #GraphicDesign #PrintDesign #Illustration
MOVED (part 2)
We moved office this week - Tuesday was our first proper day. We're now at The Spetchells Centre on Prudhoe Front Street.
REVIEW
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Lara Mellor of Lara Mellor Training and Cross House Cottages.
"I have been working with AS Design for many years now. They produced 2 amazing websites for my 2 companies and now provide my hosting too as well as running the monthly updates to my website. They are very knowledgeable, professional and quick to respond to issues that I have from time to time. The websites have helped both my businesses grow over the last few years. I would thoroughly recommend their services for any of the above."
MOVED
We moved office this week - Tuesday was our first proper day. We're now at The Spetchells Centre on Prudhoe Front Street.
HAPPENINGS 3/3
We're starting the new month with a year of 'tradition' behind us. At the end of April 2023, we had some business cards to deliver to @jamjarjesmond so we took them over and had lunch. On that day I vowed for us to have lunch out on the last Friday of every month, or the first if it was closer to the month end/start. So it's fitting that we went back to start year two where it all began.
HAPPENINGS 2/3
During the house move, I found the wall sign from the very first AS Design office.
And as if moving house wasn't enough, we're also moving offices. Swipe card lanyards at the ready, nicely branded up with retractable, shiny and impulsively purchased holders (I wanted 2, ended up with 2 packs of 4).
HAPPENINGS 1/3
April was a busy month for *things* going on.
Firstly, @nicosawyers and I (@alansawyers) are moving house, and we had the help of a brand new - and freshly branded - van thanks to one of our longest standing clients @decorcladdingdirect.
DESIGN FOR WEB
We recently revamped the @decorcladdingdirect website in line with a revised business direction. This is a signposting site, as the client sells in physical showrooms and online via a separate ecommerce site, so simplicity and ease of navigation is key.
#webdesign #branding #WordPress #Divi
PRINT & DESIGN (OR NOT)
Part 2 (see grid)...
A couple of banner stands we designed (on the right) and print managed (on the left) for @the.businessenthusiast and two of her business ventures.
If clients want to shift the burden of print over to us, we're not precious about whether or not we designed the material. What we do ensure is that it's all the right size, decent quality and suggest improvements to the layout where we can.
#design #print #bannerstands
REVIEWS
We started asking for Google reviews recently and have been overwhelmed by some of the comments received from clients. We've worked with Stuart at @gtharveyoptometrists and @visionperformancehub since 2021 and this is great feedback considering we took over from a "big city centre agency".
#reviews #googlereviews
BRAND DEVELOPMENT
As part of our ongoing work with @celebratedifferenceadhd we've been developing the brand materials for various strands of the business, including these flyers and folders for their QbTesting service.
#QbTesting #ADHD #CelebrateDifference #Branding #Design
PRINT & DESIGN (OR NOT)
A couple of banner stands we designed (on the right) and print managed (on the left) for @the.businessenthusiast and two of her business ventures.
If clients want to shift the burden of print over to us, we're not precious about whether or not we designed the material. What we do ensure is that it's all the right size, decent quality and suggest improvements to the layout where we can.
#design #print #bannerstands
TIK TIK TOK
@thatjosh.as has been learning how to edit videos so he can promote @thatjosh.gadgets on TikTok. He even did his first boosted post on the platform 🙏
#tiktok #reels #videoediting #entrepreneur

Take a look at some of our web projects

Dotty Black

WEB DESIGN | HOSTING

SNAC Digital

WEB DESIGN | HOSTING

GT Harvey

WEB DESIGN | HOSTING | SEO

Prudhoe Business

WEB DESIGN | HOSTING

Vision Performance Hub

WEB DESIGN | HOSTING

Mind Your Business

WEB DESIGN | HOSTING

The Hub Consett

WEB DESIGN | HOSTING

LEC

WEB DESIGN | HOSTING

Jam Jar Jesmond

WEB DESIGN | HOSTING

How we create websites using WordPress & Divi

Instead of posting examples of the websites we design, our blog goes into detail about how we use Divi – a visual WordPress builder – to create specific elements and features.

Quick Code Tips (#01) : Enable Mobile Pinch On Divi Website

Quick Code Tips (#01) : Enable Mobile Pinch On Divi Website

Use this simple code to enable mobile pinch zoom on a Divi WordPress website... Add this code (from the Elegant Themes website) to the Functions.php file of your child theme. //Mobile Pinch Zoom function remove_my_action() { remove_action('wp_head',...

Frustration Vented (#02) : CSS Styling On Gravity Form

Frustration Vented (#02) : CSS Styling On Gravity Form

Late last year, we built a new website for a client using Divi and WordPress. One of the requirements was a 'quote builder' form, which we built using Gravity Forms, We used the main Gravity Forms plugin, and Divi Gravity Forms to place and style the form on the page....

Designing Nested Rows & Columns Using WordPress & Divi

Designing Nested Rows & Columns Using WordPress & Divi

When it comes to creating flexible layouts in WordPress - Divi is at the top of its class. However, occasionally we come across something that Divi hasn't quite got right (in our opinion)... yet!* *We say "yet" because Divi is always developing and adding new...

Project Highlights 

Key moments from some of our larger and longer term clients and projects.

Internal Communications : AS Design x LEC

Internal Communications : AS Design x LEC

AS Design has been working with LEC for over ten years. One of LEC's differentiators, as a communications agency, is the delivery of high quality branded internal communications materials. This makes LEC x AS Design projects about more than marketing and external...

A Body Of Work : AS Design x Toyah x Cherry Red

A Body Of Work : AS Design x Toyah x Cherry Red

In 2020, AS Design started work on the first of what is (so far, at time of writing) ten music reissues by our long-time collaborator, Toyah. On the day of the announcement of the tenth release, and a couple of weeks after learning one of the previous ones had won an...

NEWS & ARTICLES

Blogs about or by the AS Design team.

Long Read : Ask and you shall access

Long Read : Ask and you shall access

I wouldn’t normally start a blog with a (sort of) proverb, but this blog is different. This is about how my business – and my life – changed after successfully applying for Access To Work and asking for help in general. But not only that – it’s also about how becoming...

Prudhoe Business Magazine : From Kickstart to business owner…

Prudhoe Business Magazine : From Kickstart to business owner…

Prudhoe Business designer Nathan Cockburn has launched his first business, just over a year after completing the government’s Kickstart employment programme. In late 2021, Nathan found himself unemployed just before his twentieth birthday. A few months later, he was...

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