Logo Design · Branding · Web Design · Wordpress Design · Graphic Design · Illustration
Based in St Neots, near Cambridge, Cambs UK, Hornet Creative is a design agency specialising in web design, online promotion, branding and marketing of small to medium businesses and entrepreneurial individuals. Providing high quality design services for companies in the St Neots & Cambridgeshire area, but also helping national and globally active enterprises to achieve their goals.
Web design work examples
Some local clients:
- St Neots Fireplace and Stove Centre
Wordpress website design, development and hosting.
- Il Girasole Italian Restaurant, St Neots
Wordpress website design, development and hosting. Illustration and branding.
- St Neots driving instructor Ron Eastoe Driving School
Website design, development and hosting. Illustration.
- Stage Right, a Royston dance school.
Wordpress website design, development and hosting. Illustration and branding.
- Inner Core Hypnotherapy.
Website design, development and hosting. Branding, graphic design and art direction.
A few national and globally recognised clients:
- Harpenden based Yummy Mummys Cakes
Wordpress website design, development and hosting. Branding. Responsive website layout for mobile optimisation.
- Interior Designer Annie Hazell
Wordpress website design, development and hosting. Branding and graphic design. Responsive website layout for mobile optimisation.
What we can do for you
Logo Design and Branding
Logo design is an essential part of your company image, it should be treated with as much importance as any other aspect of your business.
While there are some cheap logo websites out there, they won't provide you with a bespoke service, tailored design that is unique to your company and yours to own.
Saving money on a cheap logo is not cost effective in the long run.. It makes sense to spend as much as you can afford to portray the best image possible to your potential customers. They will be much more interested if your company looks amazing with a professional first impression.
Hornet Creative offers website design from initial ideas and domain name advice all the way through to final design, development and hosting of site files and personalised email accounts using your domain name.
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is taken into consideration constantly throughout the design and build process, it can also be an ongoing service after the initial launch to help push your website and business towards the top of Google search results.
Wordpress Design and Development
Wordpress is one of the most popular platforms allowing site owners to manage their site’s content themselves. With advanced features and customisation options, it is a very effective way to have the control of your website at your fingertips.
Custom themes can be developed to suit your branding and requirements so that you will have the website you want and full control over the content. With added benefits such as social media intergration and blogging or news updates, your Wordpress powered website can also improve your Search Engine Optimisation and make you more visible on Google and other search engines.
Site set up, custom theme design & development, plugin development and ongoing site maintenence are all available from Hornet Creative, please get in touch to discuss your requirements.
Illustration and Art Direction
The images and content that you use to represent your business can leave a lasting impression on current and potential customers. From your logo to the design of your flyers, menus and website... there should be consistency and good use of emotive images and graphics that represent who you are and what you do.
Photos can be sourced or professional photographs taken, graphics created, images drawn.. we can work together to create the right visual elements that best fit your business and your budget.
Business cards, flyers, menus, shop displays, packaging, carrier bags.. these are just a few of the things that can be designed with everything required to portray your company in the best possible way and provide your customers with the information you want them to see.
If you have a physical space that is visited by customers or clients these areas can be restyled, matching your company branding and really inviting the customer in. Working closely with specialist partners.. decorating, interior styling, signs, murals and other services can be provided to transform your space or just give it a fresher appearance. With even subtle changes like signage or wall colour, your next visitors could see you in a whole new light.
Professional filming and video editing services. Informative and promotional videos can help people understand your business and generate you more interest online.
Partnering with local video production company Headway Films, we can create branded video and graphics for your website and for further promotion across other online platforms inc. Youtube and Facebook.
Questions? Here’s a few answers...
What is a responsive website?
A responsive website, or responsive layout, is a website that will change width and appearance depending on the device or screen size it is being viewed with. A simple way to describe this might be to say that the website has a "mobile version". This version is shown to the visitor automatically, another term for this is "optimised for mobile". Rather than forcing the site visitor to zoom in on their smart phone, they will only have to scroll down as the contents have been resized and reordered to make viewing easier.
A good example, built by Hornet Creative, is the website for the very talented interior designer Annie Hazell. If you view this site on a computer and then on a phone, you will see the difference clearly. If you are on a computer and you can change the browser window size (often by clicking and moving the bottom right corner) you can watch the website change as you increase or decrease the width.
You have likely encountered many responsive websites while looking around online. You may not have noticed as it’s the best ones that have you reading the content the moment you arrive on the site.
Why have a responsive layout website?
As more websites are being accessed using mobile phones and tablets it is more important to provide the information visitors are looking for in as few steps as possible. By removing the need to squint their eyes and zoom in, by implementing a responsive layout, your site could already be one step ahead of your competition.
What is Wordpress?
Wordpress is a Content Management System. Building a website using the Wordpress management platform allows you to take control of your site and it’s content. You will be able to update things as often as you choose, adding pages, images and text, all from your computer, tablet or phone.. all you need is to be able to get online. There is no downloading of any software, everything is web-based and requires just a little time to learn.
The added advantage of using Wordpress is that you can create a blog or news section. By updating your site with regular posts you will be constantly adding new pages and content, this helps your site grow and improves SEO.. search engines really like this.
Not only will it mean more information for your visitors, it means more chances they will find you in the first place.. as your site would likely begin climbing up the rankings on search engines, such as Google.
If you prefer, Hornet Creative can maintain your site and add regular posts based on a few notes or info you supply.
Please get in touch to discuss options.
What is SEO (Search Engine Optimisation)?
SEO is a term used to describe all the things that can be done to make your website appear higher up on Google and other search engine results. When building a website it’s wise to consider on-site SEO, using words and terms that your desired visitors and customers would search for.
Having a site that grows and is interacted with by visitors will help boost the awareness of the content and send the site climbing higher. This is why regular additions to a news or blog section are a simple way to help gain an advantage over your competitors that do not yet consider SEO when maintaining their websites.
There are many other things that can be implemented to improve your website’s optimisation for search engines, but by first building it on a good management system like Wordpress you can expand and add to it with far more ease... providing more pages and content to be shown on Google and found by your potential visitors.
Please call or send an email with details of your project and services required. We can then discuss the things you want to achieve and the best possible solutions to make them happen.
I look forward to hearing from you...
Director & Designer
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