Design & Photography Services

For many of my services, such as website design, costs depend on the scope of your project.

Please get in touch for a tailored quote.

Gemma Wilks - Nottingham Designer and Photographer

Website Design and Development (WordPress)

I design and develop fully responsive and content-managed WordPress websites that look great, work well and comply to accessibility standards and best practice.

Purpose of your website

A good website must have a purpose – otherwise, what and who do we design for? For example, if you’re a painter and decorator, the purpose of your website might be to generate more online enquiries for quotes.  If you’re a distillery, you might want to sell your gin online, like The Surrey Copper Distillery commissioned me to design and develop.

We’ll discuss this during our initial chat.

Look and feel

Look and feel is important. Your website must be aesthetically pleasing and as on-trend and on-brand. My style is simple, classy and fuss-free! The nicer your website, the more customers will trust you which will lead to more conversions. I’ll ask to see your existing (if any) marketing collateral.

Easy to find information

Information must be easy to find. Don’t leave customers searching for things. The aim is to make life easier for others and to keep frustration to a minimum. Trust me, if people can’t find what they want really quickly, they’ll exit your site and use one of your competitors! 

One of the best websites I’ve ever used is GOV.UK because it’s super simple to navigate.

Rich and relevant content

Content must be rich and relevant. To be found online and achieve a good search engine optimisation (SEO) score, you’ll need tip-top content on your website. It must be well written with your intended audience in mind. You’ll need to know who your audience are, what they need, why they need it and how they might find your service or product (what they’ll search for).  I highly recommend working with a professional copywriter to help you achieve this.

Accessibility and GDPR

Your website will work for everyone. There are certain standards that we, as designers, developers and business owners, must comply with. One of them is the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1. These guide us in ensuring our websites work well for any use, regardless of ability or disability.

We must also comply with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). Compliance is everyone’s responsibility and you must clearly state how you’ll use people’s data and among other things, make their rights clear.

Security and trust

Ensure your website is secure! Your site will use a Secure Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTPS) to ensure the protection, integrity, and privacy of the data exchanged between the server and users of your website. It also authenticates websites and confirms its trustworthiness. Having an HTTPS certificate also ranks you higher on Google than websites without one!

Do you need a website?

I have over 20 years’ experience in digital design and a web accessibility award under my belt. 

If you have a website project in mind, I’d love to chat.


I spend a lot of time behind the lens, shooting unique and eye-catching photos for businesses, events, websites, LinkedIn, online dating, friends, families, couples and more.

1. Consultation

Book a consultation so we can have a chat about your photo shoot and I’ll suggest the best style of shots and location.

2. Photo shoot day

Your booking confirmation will tell you everything you need to know. 

And on the day, you’ll experience a fun and relaxed photo shoot.

3. Final images

After your photos have been selected and perfected, they’ll be available to download from your very own online gallery.

All photos are yours and will be supplied as high resolution digital files.

Need new photos?

Photography is my passion and I love transforming clients from being worried about having their photos taken, to loving their new pics.

Print Design

Although we live in a digital age, print shouldn’t be forgotten. I design eye-catching and pixel-perfect brochures, flyers, business cards, gift vouchers and much more.


What you need designing will depend on what you’re trying to achieve. If you’re running an exhibition stand and want information that people can take away with them, you might want a brochure or flyer. It’s always good to have business cards to hand too – these are still used in networking situations.

Whatever you need, get in touch and we’ll have a chat.


You’ll need to print your marketing materials. You may already have a print company that you like to use. I’ll need their details if so to ensure my artwork meets their print specification. If not, I can get quotes on your behalf and manage the printing and delivery of your new artwork.

Brand, visual elements and imagery

Your printed marketing must be on-brand. You may have established brand guidelines – if so, I’ll need these so I can align the design with your brand. If you don’t have brand guidelines in place, I’ll need details of colours and fonts and will require high resolution logos and any imagery you’d like to use. If you don’t have imagery, I can shoot some photos for you or help you select stock imagery using iStock, for example.


You’ll receive original and editable files. Once your artwork has been signed off I’ll send you the original files so you and your colleagues or other designers can make changes.

Looking to refresh your printed materials?

From business cards and posters, to menus and signage. Whatever you need, just ask.

Logo Design

I help small start-ups establish a look and feel and stand out from competitors. I’ll get to know you and your business and we’ll work together to bring it to life.

1. Sketches

I’ll sketch some ideas. I always begin by sketching out some ideas on paper. We’ll go over these and your feedback will inform the next iteration.

2. Digitisation of logo

Your logo will go digital! The design of your logo will progress on-screen and you’ll receive two concepts to feedback on.

3. Final logo

Your final logo will be provided. Once we’ve agreed a final design, I’ll send all your artwork files and your logo in various formats.

Need an identity for your business?

Your logo is such an important element of your business. My logo design services will give you a number of options to choose from.

User Experience (UX) Design

Everyone is different which makes it challenging to achieve a one-size-fits-all product or service. I’ll work with you and your end users to ensure your customers are at the heart of everything you do.

Workshops and focus groups

I’ll work closely with your customers to get insight into what they need, want how they want to interact with your services. I’ll define what’s working well and identify opportunities for improvements.

The structure of your website can be defined by working with your audience. Your customers can also help shape your brand!

User testing

Using various tools and techniques, I’ll design and facilitate user testing with your target audience. For example, I’ll might ask your customers to complete a series of tasks on your website and gather feedback on how they get on. 

Insight gathered during user testing will inform changes and shape the future of your products and services.

Have a project you'd like to discuss?​

I’d love to have a natter to see if we’d like to work together. I look forward to speaking with you.