We design, web design: we are Webber Design
Webber Design was founded in 2004 by husband and wife design team Rhys & Marion Webber, following a move to Newport from London where Rhys was a creative director at a big media company and Marion was an in-house designer at Debenhams.
Over 15 years in web design (and 20 in print design) and our range of skills means that we are a one-stop-shop for most of our clients' design and photography needs.
From web design, Corporate Branding/Logos, Stationery, Flyers, Posters, Brochures, Newspapers, Signage, Banners, Exhibition stands (print design), to content managed websites, including e-commerce, streaming video and animation. You name it… we've done it!
Our design studio is based in Newport, South Wales but we have clients from all over the UK and beyond. We recruit the most talented designers straight out of local universities to continuously freshen up and expand our offering to you.
Design Services we offer:
- branding design (we have logos coming out of our ears)
- print design (you name it… then we've designed it)
- web design (over 200 content managed sites and counting)
- photography (shooting at our studio or on location)
- a friendly, efficient, competent and highly experienced team who love to keep the customer satisfied.
- … and the best cup of coffee in the area!
Rydyn ni'n siarad cymraeg! We are Welsh speakers!
Shwmae! I've been working as a graphic designer since graduating in 1992, spending the first dozen years of my career as a print designer whilst waiting for the world wide web to be invented. After working at newspapers and magazines I ended up as a creative director with several London based design studios. When the last of these went into liquidation there was only one choice for me — to start my own company — and Webber Design was born (2004).
As well as my career in graphic design, I have also been a commercial photographer (over 20 years and have a degree in photography), and a teacher/lecturer of design and photography. In addition to my duties at Webber Design I also work as a Role Model for the Welsh Government, delivering motivational entrepreneurship lectures to students at schools, colleges and universities.
In 2013 I was recruited to write and deliver a new course at the London School of Public Relations — Social Media & Online Marketing — which attracts students from across the UK and overseas.
In my downtime I write songs, sing and play lead guitar and keyboards in Ampersand.
My education was in Welsh as a first language, so if you would like to speak to us in Welsh, then please ask for Rhys / Os ydych chi eisiau gweithio gyda cwmni dylunio graffig/we a ffotograffiaeth trwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg, gofynnwch am Rhys!
Designer & Illustrator
I (Rhys) married Marion ten years ago and dragged her from London to Newport to live, and to join me in founding Webber Design. She is an immensely talented fine artist, having graduated with a degree from Central St Martins in London.
In the nineties Marion started her own accessories label, making bespoke leather bags and belts. She later moved into design, working as a graphic artist for major high street retailers. This work continued when we established Webber Design and Marion brought in more high street retailers to Webber Design including Debenham's, Peacocks, Sainsbury's TU, George at ASDA, Adams, BHS, and Duck & Cover.
Marion's fashion experience led to her teaching on the fashion degree courses at both Newport University and Univeristy of Glamorgan (since merged into Univeristy of South Wales). Marion also paints portrait commissions in a range of media under her maiden name of Marion Cheung.
She is currently learning the ukelele!
Liz started working at Webber Design in 2009, having kept books at a local freight forwarding company for many years. For the first 5 years of Webber Design, we did all the books ourselves (and hated it). Eventually though we grew big enough to take Liz on permanently (phew... I get to focus on design!).
Liz keeps the invoices flowing for us and will chase you if you are late with a payment… so tardy payers watch out!
Designer & Coder
After graduating with a degree in illustration, James first came to Webber Design in the spring of 2012 to do a couple of weeks work experience. We kept extending the work experience as we wanted to keep James for as long as possible, and were finally able to hire him on a full-time contract in August 2012.
In addition to his design duties, like all designers here at Webber Design, James was expected to quickly come up to speed with web coding languages and techniques. He showed such a natural talent for this, that his skills soon overtook my capacity to teach him… and now I look to him for advice.
James has been a great addition to our team, a fact highlighted by the number of glowing client testimonials sent my way about him (they all love James). As a native Filipino, James also brings a new language to Webber Design, so we can now deliver great design in English, Welsh and Tagalog.
We first met Josh in 2010 when he was studying photography at Coleg Gwent, and came in for two weeks work experience. Later that year he went on to study for a degree in graphic design.
Fast forward to summer 2013 and we got a call from Josh to let us know that he'd just graduated with a first! It was great timing for Webber Design as we were looking to take on a new member of staff and Josh was the ideal candidate… so we gave him a call, and he took up the empty office chair.
Trac Big Experiment/Arbrawf Mawr
Bilingual poster (1 of 3) for welsh folk music events
Tempest On Fire
We love designing posters for events, movies, festivals and more.
FWD Law Company Headshots
Portraits of all staff members for company website. We also designed various other PR materials.
We love designing posters for events, movies, festivals and more.
We work on creating logos for a multitude of companies (big and small) in almost every industry imaginable.
Attic8 Art Consultants
A screenshot of the Attic8 website which we've designed as a one page website.
Fashion shoot at our photography studio. We've done fashion photography for a range of clients including Newport University (and built their Graduation book, 2012)
Screenshot of Tomorrow's Leadership website. Brandings, banners, and other conference materials also designed.
Branding for SWICA Carnival, Cardiff. Also designed: website, flyers, posters, print ads, banners
Keith Evans Solicitors
Corporate portraits for Keith Evans group of solicitors.
Website for David Game College of Higher Education, London. One of many websites that we've designed for this international college group.
Myrtle Accessories Website
We've designed this website as a "one page website" meaning contents are being brought to the same page without the website reloading.
Branding element of King Kubb, branded into a 'Kubb' piece. Website, merchandise and social media channels designed by Webber Design also
Leaflet for Dynamic Rock climbing centre, Swansea. Website design by Webber Design also.
Portrait of David Davies (Dai Splash), silver and bronze medal Olympic winner - for Welsh Power. Also for Welsh Power: 6 websites, print ads, banners, flyers and more.
Nine logos designed for the client, each animated also. Also designed the website, email newsletter and flyers/posters.
University of Wales
Popup interactive mailer for University of Wales, Global Academy. Also designed: annual report, press ads, banners, plus photography and illustration.
One World Week
We've designed various print materials for this charity for nearly 10 years now. We also designed their website and work on their email newsletter.
Selection of printed materials and merchandise from the Newport Superdragons project. Designs included: web, posters, brochure, leaflets, maps, mugs and activity book.
Poster for Portography Project - collaborative photography. Photo also by Webber Design
Branding for UK/US security services company. Website designed by Webber Design also.
Shot of Welsh rugby legend JPR Williams with CEO of BAE Systems. One of several photoshoots for BAE Systems.
Help South Wales
Branding for Help. We also designed website, banners, signage, stationery and illustrated poster series
Cambridge Service Alliance
Website for the CSA which includes Cambidge University, BAE Systems, Rolls Royce and Caterpillar. KT-Box Microsite screenshot shown, main website also by Webber Design
Keeping the customer satisfied
We love to get new web design clients, but client retention is what really excites us. We've got an amazing track record when it comes to keeping clients ... some have been with us for our entire 10 year history, so we must be doing something right! Contact us now and find out why our clients stay loyal to us.
Also, a big thanks to all our clients who have endorsed us on LinkedIn for ourweb design, graphic design and branding services. We haven't in any way solicited these endorsements, other than just doing the best we can to keep the customer satisfied… and according to LinkedIn we're now in the top 1% of endorsements for graphic designers in the UK. Wahoo!
"Just wanted to send a quick note to say a massive thank you to all the hard work you guys have put in over the last few weeks. I have been blown away by your ability to take something very conceptual and turn it into something great. You have consistently gone above and beyond to help get our website and other design work ready for the launch of this new company.Thanks again."
Chris Gilpin, Global Product Manager, Woundchek Laboratories
"The amazing team at Webber Design has been working on this website over the Summer and I am a very happy customer. They listen to everything I have to say, and if I have a difficult question, they research it first and provide me with informative answers. I do really feel that they have invested in me and my company. Not only did they design my website but they also designed flyers and my new business card and organised a photo shoot for pics of me for the website – Rhys the owner of Webber Design is also a professional photographer."
Rhiannon Kemp, That's the Spot
"A few words to thank you so much for working on the Yummy Italy website. I am delighted with the result - it looks lovely and very 'Yummy' and I have had a lot of compliments all round…your approach has been highly professional, making my priorities matter, and I was always made to feel that my project was as important as that of every other client. Josh's patience with my constant changes and updates is laudable. Your guidance with regard to the social media aspect has been fundamental in creating contacts that I may never have had otherwise. A massive thank-you to the entire team!"
Helena Kyriakides, MD Yummy Italy
“...response to you logo designs has been universally positive - without exception everyone I have shown it to has appreciated it - ! I still think its a real inspiration and pleasantly baffled u found something new but essential in the much logoised word 'carnival' !”
Steve Fletcher, Director, SWICA Carnival
"Just a quick one to say how much I appreciate you giving us some priority despite the heavy workload. Your work is of excellent quality, Rhys. I am please I have been able to work with you."
Danilo Padihla, BME Communities First, Newport City Council
"... I worked with a lot of design agencies during my time working in Internal Communications across large corporates and the service from you guys has been significantly better than any agencies I had to deal with back then!"
Mary Wakeham, Managing Director, RetroVee-Dub Hire
"Just to let you know that the Fashion Look book has arrived this morning – looks fantastic, everyone is really thrilled.So – a big thank you for all your help and support on this."
Mark Jackson, Academic Subject Leader Design & Fashion, University of Wales, Newport / Prifysgol Cymru
"... Their contemporary, ethical and superb work has perfectly showcased what we do and has enabled us to reach new audiences across the world. ..."
Amy Morris, Managing Director, Winding Snake Productions
"Dim ond nodyn cloi i ti i ddweud diolch yn fawr iawn am eich waith gwych ar y stationary. Rwyf wedi diolch iddo hefyd ond roeddwn eisiau gadael i tithau wybod hefyd roeddwn yn hapus dros ben gyda'i waith a'i gymorth. Diolch!"
Aled Lloyd Jones, Ystafell Athrawon
"... Webber Design make changes very swiftly, which is so important in our industy. If you are searching for someone to create a website for you, I wouldn't hesitate in recommending 'Webber Design'. Thank you for all your help, time and patience!"
Vicki Anthony, All About Eve
"Global Academy choose to work with Webber Design for a number of reasons. Most importantly they came up with the most creative and innovative ideas to reflect our brand messages. Secondly they are extremely competitive on price. Thirdly they often respond at very short notice and always deliver to deadlines."
Richie Turner, Deputy Director, Global Academy Innovation Programme
"... I would recommend them to anybody who wants to express their company and needs something that looks a little bit different to the normal bland stereotype websites that are churned out by lesser mortals"
Mark Howley, Director, Forward Employment Services Ltd.
"... Webber design have created a site which was much more than we could have ever imagined ourselves. Their approach is professional, thorough, imaginative and highly creative...whatever your budget!"
Sally-Anne Evans, Arts Officer, Newport Council
"All the hard work from you and your team is much appreciated and the revamped site is looking great."
Martin McAuley, RNMDSF
"Webber Design quickly comprehended our wants and needs and diligently converted our designs and ideas into a site that met all our requirements and more. Throughout the process they were always extremely patient and understanding when we chopped and changed bits/modified content as the site developed.”
Russell Britton, Autografik Design
"... They provide an excellent service with a friendly approach and work hard to make sure all timescales are met. No job is to big or small and the ideas and designs put forward by the staff are inspired and creative. We look forward to a long and successful working relationship with you."
Elizabeth Male, Marketing Manager, Quinn Radiators
"In the run up to the Festival we were all very stressed, with impossible deadlines and a constrained budget. Webber Design focussed on just what needed to be done. Although we were consistently late getting our copy in, their turnaround times were amazing. Everything was delivered on time, to spec and the quality never faltered once.”
John Hallam, Festival Director, Newport Community Interest Company
"Rhys, just a quick note to thank you for you and your team's efforts on issue 35. I know we had some early design issues, but the speed and thoroughness with which you sorted them out was a credit to you. I think the end result is great, and certainly an improvement on where we came from! You have set a new benchmark - I look forward to issue 36."
Tim Rutter, Head of Comms, Corus Strip Products/Tata Steel
"From what I have seen, they seem to be a team who are invested in learning things for themselves too, so although they are all experts in web and graphic design and SEO already, I can see that they have had to acquire a couple of new skills in order to get my website to work smoothly. Instead of fobbing me off and saying ‘we can’t do that’ or offering an alternative I wouldn’t have been happy with, they have used it as an opportunity to expand their skills base."
Rhiannon Kemp, That's the Spot
"CECgeneration site looks great, thank you. Structure is just what we are after and works really well."
Laura Matthews, Welsh Power
"... Webber Design offered a professional service that allowed us to say what we wanted and how we would like it, and they were able to interpret that into a fabulous site that we feel stands out from the rest. We have already benefited from having the site and would highly recommend Webber to anyone looking to have a web site designed."
Mark Body, Contact Radio Communications
"The site looks fantastic, we're both over-the-moon! You guys have done a brilliant job, thanks."
Lynne MacPhearson and Amy Salisbury, Attic8
Webber Design Blog
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