How our Wales-based website design studio is leading by example

Leading by example LEADING BY EXAMPLE

For the first few years after I founded Stuff & Nonsense in 1998, I helped local businesses take their first steps online. This taught me how unique design can improve engagement, increases sales, and allow companies to grow.

Today, I help businesses, charities, and start-ups around the world to improve the design of their products and websites. I’ve become one of the best-known web designers in Wales and the UK.

I’m 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. I’m available to work with interesting people on designs for products and websites.

Trusted by clients the world over

Over the past 25 years, I’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 me. When Sunlife needed a design system to improve consistency across digital and print marketing, they did the same.

I worked with the Home Office on a website for the Hillsborough Independent Panel, and designed an anti-smoking campaign for the Welsh Government.

I’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, I worked in Australia with Ansarada to develop their brand and visual identity. I’ve also worked in Switzerland on website designs for ISO and WIPO, and on product designs for SAP in Germany. For the past five years I led product design at Nozomi Networks. But, there’s more to me than the work I 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.

I often look outside the web for inspiration for digital product and website designs. This has given me a fresh perspective on what I can achieve online.

My knowledge of modern web technologies—combined with a unique perspective on product and website design—helps me deliver designs which are a world away from common generic templates.

Sharing knowledge

I love sharing my approach to my work and am a polished and popular speaker and teacher.

Since 2005, I’ve travelled to almost every continent to speak at major web industry conferences including An Event Apart, Beyond Tellerrand, Smashing Conference, SXSW, and Web Directions.

Web design books

I’ve written several popular books on art direction and website design including Art Direction for the Web, Hardboiled Web Design, and Transcending CSS.

I also published Contract Killer, a popular open source contract which has been used by thousands of website designers and developers on countless projects.

Experienced professional

My work includes art direction, branding, visual and user experience design, interactive prototyping and front-end development. Some projects need other specialists, so when I need them, I can count on a network of experienced copywriters, developers, and illustrators who extend my expertise.


in long-term creative partnerships which allow designs to develop.


in only working on projects where our experience adds value.


every business deserves a creative approach to solving challenges.


that design should be a part of every business decision.


in confident, creative direction and bold ideas.


in studying design history and bringing lessons learned to the web.


creative ideas can communicate messages better than facts alone.


every design detail should represent a business’s personality.

Our philosophy

You won’t be interesting unless you say things imaginatively, originally, freshly.

—Bill Bernbach, Advertising legend

Hire me — I’m available to work on new design projects. Hire me now.


Working with clients for over 25 years

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