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.

SPIN TO WIN
We worked with @wearepinkbuddha on a prize wheel for their client Lancaster for an event organised by Pink Buddha. Wheel designed by @thatnathan.as.
#graphicdesign #printdesign #eventdesign
TWO YEARS
This week is the end of my second year at AS Design and I have officially started a new role this month as Junior Digital Marketing Specialist, which I will be doing whilst at uni. I now create and post all of our social media content. You can also follow my Photoshop edits account at @thatjosh.as.
Pic 1 with my brother @thatnathan.as on my first proper day as an employee on 1st August 2022, after 2 weeks paid work experience which started on 18th July.
Pic 2 me in March 2023 when we were first working on Prudhoe Business Magazine. 
Pic 3 me after launching my own website selling tech gadgets. 
Pic 4 me and Nathan again, this time in the new AS Design office - Nathan is showing me how to design Toyah packshots (see grid!).
TEAMWORK
The latest @toyahofficial  @cherryredrecords  announcement is Rebel Run - a 10" edition of the 1983 single. Artwork by @thatnathan.as, @alansawyers with @craigletron - image cleanups by @nicosawyers and packshots (like the one pictured) by @thatjosh.as.
#music #toyah #toyahwillcox #design #graphicdesign #toyah #toyahwillcox
DESIGN FOR PRODUCTS 
New packaging design for Decor Home Products for a new range of flooring and wall tiles. 
Digital packshot by @thatjosh.as and @thatnathan.as 
#graphicdesign #packagingdesign #design
DESIGN FOR PRINT 
Our office is right next door to Prudhoe Community Partnership who approached us to help with a reprint of some leaflets that were designed in 1997. Due to the age and quality of the originals we suggested a simple redesign instead. The maps were redrawn by @thatnathan.as who went out with @alansawyers and @thatjosh.as to take new photos for the front covers. 
#graphicdesign #printdesign #Prudhoe
DESIGN FOR WEB 
New website just gone live designed and developed by @thatnathan.as. 
#webdesign #webdevelopment #wordpress
DESIGN FOR WEB
After a good couple of months trying to get hold of domain and hosting info, this website, in collaboration with @leccomms is finally live. We posted about the rebrand in January and the site was about ready to go live then!
It's really important that you keep a record of who hosts your website, your emails, and who owns your domain. If (like most businesses) you outsource these, and things change hands over the years, it's easy to lose track.
Thankfully we persevered and the website is now up and running!
#webdesign #webhosting #domainmanagement
TWENTY/FORTY YEARS (ish) IN THE MAKING...
The latest @toyahofficial release announced by @demonmusicgroup is Minx - a 2-CD edition in 7" gatefold packaging, which we designed in April. @alansawyers and @craigletron first worked on a Minx reissue with Demon in 2005 for its 20th anniversary, then again in 2020 as part of the Toyah Solo CD box set and vinyl reissues. But this is its first ever 2-CD deluxe release.
#toyah #toyahwillcox #music #design
TWENTY/FORTY YEARS (ish) IN THE MAKING...
The latest @toyahofficial release announced by @demonmusicgroup is Minx - a 2-CD edition in 7" gatefold packaging, which we designed in April. @alansawyers and @craigletron first worked on a Minx reissue with Demon in 2005 for its 20th anniversary, then again in 2020 as part of the Toyah Solo CD box set and vinyl reissues. But this is its first ever 2-CD deluxe release.
#toyah #toyahwillcox #music #design
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
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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.

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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