Freelance Web Designer in Stockport

Hey! I’m Ollie. I help businesses in Stockport and Greater Manchester with web design and development.

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I have over 10 years of experience in web design and digital marketing, and over the years I’ve helped many businesses build their online presence. My focus is on taking the hassle away from you, so you can conentrate on running your business.

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Who is Ollie Barnard?

I’m based in Stockport and perfectly situation to work with local businesses in and around Greater Manchester. This means we can easily meet in person when necessary.

I’ve been designing websites since I was in primary school (seriously), but got my first paid gig around 12 years ago. Since then, I’ve graduated with a First Class degree in Marketing, and gained a wealth of experience in all areas of digital marketing and web design.

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I offer web design and development. Whether you need a simple 5 page site or a fully fledged ecommerce operation, I’ll be able to help. My focus is on taking the hassle away from you, so that you can concentrate on running your business.

I can also help with setting up professional emails and your Google Business Profile.

I’m friendly, approachable and hard-working. Alhough, I suppose I would say that – so you’d be better off checking out reviews from previous clients on my Google Business Profile.

I like things to be organised, so if we work together you can expect a clearly laid out plan of action, with deadline for the both of us so we can get your website completed on time.

There are pros and cons on both sides in the freelancer vs agency debate. I’ve worked with many agencies in my time, and I like to think this experience helps me offer a better service to my clients. The main reasons I’d recommend using a freelancer like myself are:

  • cost effectiveness – freelancers are invariably less expensive than agencies
  • direct communication – there’s no middlemen, you can speak directly to your designer and developer (me)
  • flexibility – agencies require stricter processes which leads to less flexibility, whereas I can make changes on the fly and be flexible to your requirements
  • more personal – you’ll always be dealing with me… my annual staff turnover rate is 0%

I’ve worked with clients in many sectors, including hospitality, construction, healthcare, weddings, consulting and more.

I’ve built sites with a range of functionality – large ecommerce stores, complex booking systems, membership sites, as well as simple 5 pagers.

I mostly build with WordPress. It’s used by around 25% of all websites. I like it because it’s highly flexible and makes sites easy to maintain.

Sometimes I’ll also use Shopify for ecommerce projects. I’d more than happy to discuss the pros and cons as they relate to your specific project.

For web build projects, I charge a fixed fee. However this can vary dramatically based on the scope of the project. I know you were probably hoping for a simple answer – sorry! However if you’d like to send me some details about your requirements, I can provide a free no-obligation quote.

I’m based in Stockport, so tend to focus on businesses in the Greater Manchester area. However I have taken on clients from all over the UK so whether you’re in Land’s End or John O’Groats, it’s worth getting in touch.

I can work with clients outside of the UK too, but bear in mind I am mostly available during UK working hours (8-5 GMT).

Outside of my freelance work, I run a couple of online businesses myself, so these take up a lot of my time.

But in my spare time, I like hanging out with my wife, family and friends, watching football, eating great food and travelling the world.

Recent Work

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Looking for more examples? I have plenty more websites in my portfolio, so if you're looking for an example of something you don't see above, please just get in touch and I can provide you with more.

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Ready to discuss your project? I'm more than happy to provide some free advice, and of course I can provide a free, no-obligation quote for carrying out any work myself.