It just takes one

bright spark

to set your website design, marketing & Brand strategy alight

We create effective and affordable creative design solutions to exclusively help small to medium sized businesses in Devon, Cornwall and the South West region gain a competitive advantage in a fast changing connected world.

Website Design


Logo Design




Social Media


Marketing & Brand Strategy

Website Design | Logo Design | Copywriting | Social Media | Marketing & Brand Strategy

Our mission

We work hard
to make sure you don't have to

Welcome to DesignSoSimple, we are a website and logo design consultancy unlike others because we’ve made it our mission to exclusively help develop and grow start-ups and small to medium-sized businesses like yours, using our big brand and big agency experience (over 30 years) to produce high quality creative website and logo identity designs, social and digital media solutions that are not only affordable, but simple to implement and easy to understand, and always designed to create delight and customer engagement to increase awareness, sales and as a result, grow your business. …And we choose to work with smaller businesses because we understand that you don’t always have the same resources that your big brand competitors do and frankly, we think it’s much more interesting and satisfying to help businesses like yours to grow and succeed, rather than working with big brands that are already there. And when you succeed as a result of what we do, then so do we. So you can be sure that we work damn hard to ensure you get the results you’re looking for. And when you’re ready to take the next step, we’re still there, on-hand to support and help you take your business to the next level with the right timely professional advice and solutions to get you there. All this and much more, but always with creativity, simplicity and customer support at the heart of everything we do. Because we believe – simple is as simple does!

David Nute - Founder and Creative Director

David Nute – Founder & Creative Director

It only takes one bright spark to ignite your brand.

Clients - Past & Present
Past client - zurich logo
Past client - Ginsters logo
Past client - Buro Happold logo
Past client - Natwest Bank logo
Past client - cotswold outdoor logo
Past client - Milupa Babyfood logo
  • National Grid
  • British Energy
  • National Trust
  • West Bromwich Building Society
  • O2 Telfonica
  • Birmingham City Council
  • NHS
  • Buro Happold
  • First Great Western
  • United Utilities
  • Hampshire County Council
  • Halfords
  • Zurich Financial Services
  • Norwich Union
  • Barclaycard
  • Lloyds Black Horse
  • Glevum Windows & Conservatories
  • Gloucestershire Innovation Centre
  • Cotswold Outdoor
  • Leaps & Bounds
  • Action for ME
  • Millward Brown
  • Dunn & Bradstreet
  • Toyota Finance
  • Apollo2000
  • Whitehead Group Ltd
  • SCH Group
  • Birmingham Midshires
  • Compaq
  • Volvo
  • NatWest Bank
  • GE First Personal Insurance
  • AA
  • Lincoln National
  • Schroders
  • Staedtler
  • Ideal Homes
  • British Gas
  • Milupa Babyfoods
  • Birds Eye Walls
  • Kraft Foods
  • SWEB
  • South Wales Electricity
  • Bank of Wales
  • Welsh Office
  • United Artists
  • Inch’s Cider
  • Heron Homes
  • Barratt Homes
  • Cardiff Marketing
  • Welsh Water Plc
  • Bank of Wales
  • British Telecom Wales
  • Chartered Trust
  • Rockwool
  • Ernest Jacksons
  • Simoniz
  • AXA Insurance
  • Tenovus Cancer Research
  • Champion Sparkplugs
  • Ginsters
  • Northcliffe Newspapers
  • DDD Dendron
  • Glasgow Herald & Evening Times
  • Scottish Office
  • Turnberry Hotel & Golf Courses
  • Highlands & Islands Development Board
  • Scottish Milk Marketing Board
  • Dairy Council for Northern Island
  • Coats Viyella

Who we work with

When little sparks fly unstoppable raging fires begin

We’ve gone from working with big brands and big agencies to working with little businesses who want to be big brands.

We like nothing more than working with small to medium sized businesses and start-ups, using our big brand experience to help you tell your story, grow your businesses, launch, position and build your brand to help create awareness, and discover new opportunities that will build engaging and enduring relationships between you, your existing customers and your future customers.

Our work

Light the blue touch paper and stand well back

Our story starts here

Two bright sparks

Two people with very different skills sets; one in creative marketing, brand strategy, print and digital, and the other one in sales. And like our customers, we both have a burning passion for creativity, building brands, and creating the unexpected to help small and medium-sized businesses tell their stories and grow their businesses.

Why? Well frankly, we find it more interesting and more rewarding for everyone when we work directly with small to medium-sized businesses and the people who know and love their businesses and customers better than anyone else and who are just as passionate as us to see it grow.

Taking your business to the next level

It only takes one bright spark to ignite a brand

We help create and develop marketing and brand strategies

Oh boy, do we love starting fires because once lit, they’re hard to stop.

So when you’re ready to really ignite your business and take it to the next level, then our sister company IGNITE Marketing and Brand Strategy Design Consultancy is here, waiting ready to light your fire.

And together, we’ll find the spark that’ll ignite your brand and make it the beacon that’ll draw your crowd towards you.

So contact us now and become a firestarter, a twisted firestarter!

A bigger bang for your bucks

More than just website and logo design

Save time and make money

We get it, you have a limited budget but you still need results to grow, so we…

  • make everything as simple as possible to save you time and as creative as possible to make you stand out and engage with your customers.
  • use our 30+ years of big agency and big brand experience to ensure you get the right recommendations that’ll get you the results you need.
  • only charge for third-party website apps and hosting at cost price or less where possible, we just charge for the set-up and design work we do.
  • make all websites easy to edit, SEO optimisable, fast loading, secure and code-free, plus much more

Editable responsive websites with no code to learn

We make everything as simple as possible for you and your customers, so you can…

  • quickly and simply make changes to your website without having to learn code in our what you see is what you get drag and drop website editing dashboard.
  • add and edit text, image and video content and functionality.
  • edit desktop, tablet and mobile formats individually in formatted windows, so you can see and what your customers will see on the devices they use.
  • change colours, fonts, content and literally anything you want, to give you complete control of your website.
  • Plus much more

Support that get you the results you want

We’re here when you need us to reassure, support and help you…

  • when you have a query, or a problem through our free email support, or we can even add your edits for you (chargeable) if just don’t have the time.
  • with our simple step-by-step video editing how-to tutorials.
  • with monthly software updates and testing on staging copies of your website, daily server backups and periodic downloaded backups.
  • with SSL certificates and security firewalls on every website to protect you website from malious activity and your customers data.
  • with brand and marketing solutions.

More functionality

We create high quality, creative; logo identities designed to make you stand out from your competitiors, and responsive (desktop, tablet and mobile friendly) WordPress websites designed to meet your present needs, with the ability to add the functionality to meet your future needs, on industry-leading, robust, secure and monitored hosting servers with 24/7 server support, daily server backups and monthly software updates to reassure you that we all we can to make sure your online business remains stable and open for business. We also add additional security and firewalls to protect your website and your customers data from malicious activity, viruses and hackers, plus software to speed up your website loading time to ensure your customers aren’t waiting around for your website page to load and in the meantime go elsewhere, plus software to help optimise your website for search engines so that your customers can find you.

More time saving simplicity

What’s more, we work hard to make your website easy for you to add and edit text, images, products, video content and even additional pages of your own using a simple drag and drop WYSIWYG content management user interface, so that you can easily develop your website as your business develops and grows.

More support when you need it

We’ve even made very simple step by step video tutorials to show you how to add and edit your website content, and if you ever get stuck, or just too busy and want us to make changes for you, then we’re here to support you through our FREE email support, because we recognise that you have better things to do with your time then learn complicated software and we firmly believe that simple is as simple does.

More honesty

Let’s be straight …because that’s the way we like to do business! You can always find people who are cheaper than us and there are a lot of the adverts you see online from some other website design shops, offering website builds anywhere from £99 to £350, but if you do the maths they are generally only working for between £8 and £15 an hour and realistically you can’t imagine you’re going to get much experience, design ability, or future-proofed functionality for that kind of money and even less likely to get much support going forward, let alone the getting anything special from cookie-cutter templates.

So yes, we also can build entry-level websites starting from £499 depending on what you require, the number of pages + hosting and plugins etc, but ours are created from one of 100 free sylish, dynamic and responsive template designs to suit your business, personalised by us to add your content, images and brand colours, plus the ability to add and edit content yourself. But if you want something really uniquely reflects your brand individuality and your budget can stretch a little further then we recommend a one-of-a-kind bespoke website designed just for you. Either way, the difference between them and us is that with us, you get a top level Creative Director with over 30 years marketing, brand strategy, design and copywriting experience working with big brands and big advertising and design agencies in your corner, supporting you when you need it and helping you by making the right timely suggestions and recommendations to get you where you want to go.

So why do we work so hard for you? Well that’s simple, we’re in this for the long game because when you succeed as a result of what we do, then so do we. And as you grow, so will we as your marketing, brand and design requirements grow. So our future success is 100% invested in yours, which as we look at it is a win win for everyone.

More help to grow your business

And if all that wasn’t enough, then when you’re ready to take your business to the next level to develop and execute a marketing and brand strategy then we can help with that too through our our sister company IGNITE Marketing and Brand Strategy Design Consultancy. For more information about this go to our IGNITE website, or contact us here.

So what's your story?

We want to hear about you and your journey. So let’s talk and see how we can help you find your spark.

It only takes one bright spark to ignite your brand

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