Hi, I'm Aidan Ashby.
I offer high quality web design, branding development and WordPress web hosting to businesses, charities and churches and individuals.
I’m a web designer and WordPress web developer based in Northampton, UK. I’ve been building websites for 13 years, professionally for 7. This is my bread-and-butter.
I started Lucid Rhino as “a thing” (as opposed to just going freelance under my own name) to open up collaboration with friends and fellow creatives who have a lot of skill to offer the world. Lucid Rhino is a shared brand that can gather this talent and offer it to the world.
I enjoy my job.
I’m here for three things:
I want to deliver for my clients. I want to inspire your trust.
I want to be bold. That’s why the business has a Rhino in its name. I strive to create bold and colourful things, art that I can be proud of. Carpe diem, as they say.
I want to be seen as an investment, not an expense. My aim is to never churn out an ill-considered or ill-fitting solution, even if it would make easy money. Instead, I’ll work with clients to make sure I understand their needs so whatever I create adds genuine value to their business or cause. That’s what I aim to do, whatever it is I’m doing.
I’m based in Northamptonshire but cover Warwickshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Befordshire, Cambridgeshire, Rutland and Leicestershire. I also do work for clients in London, Birmingham and Sheffield.
I might be biased, but take it from my clients:
“Having a well presented online portfolio is essential for us to attract business leads online, and they certainly delivered.
It felt like they really understood our needs right from the start and offered valuable suggestions as the project progressed.
They built us a great performing website which we’re very happy with. I’d certainly recommend Lucid Rhino.”
Practice Manager, HDA Architecture
“Excellent service from Aidan at Lucid Rhino – Always a bit nervous when using new agencies but overall an enjoyable experience with a quality end product. I went for branding, web build and business cards. Initial brain-storming sessions really helped cement the vision and, from there, work was carried out on time and within budget. Really like the idea that I can make small edits to the site without the monthly fees of Wix and the like. Great option for small business. Highly recommended!”
PPC consultant, Clarity PPC
“Innovative and enterprising approach. Easy to deal with. Great result.”
Manager and owner, New Gardens
“Aidan did a superb job building my website. He has an excellent eye for design and a seemingly perfect grasp of the software in both utilisation and troubleshooting. I would absolutely recommend him to any business looking for web design & hosting services.”
Tree Surgeon, Oakhouse Arboricultural Services Ltd
“Fast turnaround and great final product. Very pleased.”
Film maker, Upbeat Image
“Competent, creative and cutting edge all apply to Lucid Rhino’s fluency on all aspects of the web.
They have kept our websites consistently high in organic search results, up to date in function, and crisp in design. They have been webmaster for us for a long time now and we have always been very pleased with the outcome. They are fast to respond to change either by Google or technology.
The last thing I wanted was to have to worry about the website, and I never had to. Lucid Rhino were proactive and came up with creative solutions. They really do give peace of mind and keep the web presence trouble free. I would highly recommend them.”
Marketing Manager, JFLT Ltd