Aidan Ashby

Hi, I’m Aidan, a Bristol Web Designer

I offer high quality WordPress web design, branding strategy and website hosting to businesses in Bristol.

I enjoy working with local businesses as it’s important to make local connections and support other new businesses around Bristol and the South West.

I’m a WordPress web designer and web developer. I’ve been building websites for 16 years, professionally for 10. This is my bread-and-butter.

Extensive project research ensuring your website is focused and effective

Completely bespoke website design

As flexible as you need it to be, allowing you to edit the site

Fully responsive for display on mobile and tablet
Website SEO optimisation built in from the ground up

Ongoing web support and hosting available as needed

Screens showing responsive website

Among other areas I provide services to:

Bristol, Bath, Cardiff, Dorset, Glamorgan, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Monmouthshire, Somerset, Swindon, Taunton, Towbridge and Wiltshire

My office is local to:

Clifton, Redland, Cotham, Southville, Bedminster, St. Andrews, Montpelier, Stokes Croft, Bishopston, and Horfield

But I can travel further afield, so if you’d like to arrange a visit so we can discuss your needs in-person, do get in touch.

How do you make a website?

Starting out on the road to getting yourself a website can seem daunting at first – there are so many options! But fear not, I have a simple guide to the process that we’ll go through to work out your needs and get the best solution for you.

Our web design process

Why do I build with WordPress?

It’s a powerful platform. It’s versatile, stable, fast and incredibly well supported by a growing open source community, which means it’s unlikely to go out of date any time soon.

What do I build?

I design sites to be responsive so they’ll display beautifully on devices of any size. Good job too, as just over half of web traffic is now initiated on mobile devices.

With your WordPress website I’ll set up the following, as standard:

  • Search engine optimisation tools
  • Site caching and minification for super fast site loading. Your users will love you, as will search engines.
  • Rock-solid website security. This is especially important for e-commerce sites. You can get SSL certificates for free with an additional hosting plan.
  • Google Analytics to help you track where visitors come from and what they do on your site
  • On-website spam protection

I also have great experience building ecommerce websites using WooCommerce.

A little man starting a new website

Other services for clients in Bristol and the South West

Alongside the core web design and development work Lucid Rhino also provides the following:

Frequently Asked Questions


How much should a web designer cost?

A web designer's cost can vary greatly depending on factors such as their level of experience, the complexity of the project, and the specific services required. On average, you can expect to pay anywhere between £500 for a basic website and over £5,000 for a custom, high-quality design. Remember, investing in a professional web designer is an investment in your business's online presence and overall success.

Should I pay for a web designer?

Absolutely! But you expected me to say that, right? Seriously though, a professional web designer can bring expertise, creativity, and technical know-how to your project, helping you create a website that not only looks great but also functions optimally. A well-designed website can improve user experience, enhance your brand image, and drive business growth. While there are free website builders available, they often lack the customization, functionality, and support you'll find when working with a dedicated web designer.

Can I hire someone to design my website?

Yes, you can hire a web designer to create a bespoke website tailored to your business needs. When choosing a web designer, look for someone with a strong portfolio, positive client testimonials, and a clear understanding of your industry. Hiring a web designer ensures you get a unique, user-friendly, and search engine optimized website, helping you stand out from the competition and reach your target audience.

What is the day rate for a web designer in the UK?

The day rate for a web designer in the UK can range from £200 to £600, depending on their level of experience and expertise. Most web designers also offer project-based pricing, which can be more cost-effective for clients. It's essential to discuss the scope of work, deliverables, and any additional fees upfront to avoid surprises later on.

How long does it take to design a website?

How long is a piece of string? The time it takes to design a website depends on the project's complexity, the designer's availability, and the level of client involvement. A basic website can take anywhere from two to four weeks, while more complex projects may take several months. It's essential to establish a clear timeline with your web designer to ensure the project stays on track and meets your expectations.

How can I ensure my website is search engine friendly?

A professional web designer will incorporate search engine optimization (SEO) best practices throughout the design process. This includes proper use of headings, image optimization, mobile responsiveness, and fast loading times. Additionally, they'll ensure your website is structured in a way that makes it easy for search engine bots to crawl and index. To maintain and improve your website's search engine rankings, it's essential to regularly update content and follow SEO guidelines.


What is the process of working with a web designer?

The web design process typically begins with an initial consultation, where the designer will learn about your business goals, target audience, and design preferences. They'll then create a project proposal outlining the scope of work, timeline, and costs. Once the proposal is approved, the designer will begin the design phase, which includes creating wireframes and mockups for your review. After incorporating your feedback, they'll move on to the development phase, where the website is built and tested for functionality and responsiveness. Finally, after thorough testing and your final approval, the website is launched and ready for your audience to explore.

Contact me

Would you like to arrange a free, no-obligation chat?
Or perhaps you simply have a few questions?
Drop us a line and we’ll see what we can do.

87 Ashley Road