For the first few years after we founded Stuff & Nonsense in 1998, we helped local businesses take their first steps online. This taught us how unique design can improve engagement, increases sales, and allow companies to grow.
Today, we help businesses, charities, and start-ups around the world to improve the design of their products and websites. We’ve become one of the best-known web design agencies in Wales and the UK.
We’re based in North Wales, within easy driving distance from Chester, Liverpool, and Manchester. There are easy transport links from elsewhere in Wales and the rest of the UK. We’re available to work with interesting people on designs for products and websites.
Over the past 25 years, we’ve worked with clients around the world. We’ve designed e-commerce websites for Disney Store, WWF, and numerous small businesses.
When Greenpeace and WWF needed help improving their online donations, they came to us. When Sunlife needed a design system to improve consistency across digital and print marketing, they did the same.
We worked with the Home Office on a website for the Hillsborough Independent Panel, and designed an anti-smoking campaign for the Welsh Government.
We’ve worked with numerous local councils in the UK and Wales, and dozens of businesses of all sizes and in various sectors from manufacturing to service industries.
For over a year, we worked in Australia with Ansarada to develop their brand and visual identity. We’ve also worked in Switzerland on website designs for ISO and WIPO, and on product designs for SAP in Germany. But, there’s more to us than the work we do for clients.
Stuff & Nonsense felt like part of our team and dramatically improved how we design and develop our websites.— Luigi Principi.
Web team leader, ISO
Andy Clarke is a well-known designer and writer on art direction and design.
Andy often looks outside the web for inspiration for digital product and website designs. This has given us a fresh perspective on what we can achieve online.
Andy’s knowledge of modern web technologies—combined with a unique perspective on product and website design—helps us deliver designs which are a world away from common generic templates.
Since 2005, Andy’s travelled to almost every continent to speak at major web industry conferences including An Event Apart, Beyond Tellerrand, Smashing Conference, SXSW, and Web Directions.
Andy’s written several popular books on art direction and website design including Art Direction for the Web, Hardboiled Web Design, and Transcending CSS.
We also published Contact Killer, a popular open source contract which has been used by thousands of website designers and developers on countless projects.
Our work includes art direction, branding, visual and user experience design, interactive prototyping and front-end development. Some projects need other specialists, so when we need them, we can count on a network of experienced copywriters, developers, and illustrators who extend our expertise.
You won’t be interesting unless you say things imaginatively, originally, freshly.—Bill Bernbach, Advertising legend
Hire us — We’re currently working three weeks every month with Nozomi Networks. The rest of our time, we’re available to work with interesting people on designs for products and websites.