Ilkeston Web Design was founded in 2012 to help small/medium businesses in Derby, Nottingham and the East Midlands get online and communicate with customers.
Working with other local designers and programmers, I understand the importance of visibility, familiarity and reputation for businesses competing in an age where consumers are faced with the agony of choice.
Said another way: every bugger has a website, so you’d better make yours stand out for good reasons.
A well-designed, well-written website sets expectations before a prospect contacts a business. Why have someone phoning you up asking questions that could have been answered on the site?
My name is Darren Mudd, and I’m the bloke steering Ilkeston Web Design. I’m a clean-living geek who likes herbal tea and water, loves reading, relishes writing and enjoys learning.
If you’re from Ilkeston, you might see me out running, or jogging, depending on how tired I am.
At school I was always interested in art, and over time have turned to information and communication technology.
In 2006, I graduated from DeMontfort University, Leicester, with a degree in graphic design. Since then I’ve worked in newspaper publishing, printing and as a Google search engine quality rater.
I’ve a general passion for business, education and marketing, plus, cannot get enough of the philsophy of billionaire investor Warren Buffet.
Having lived in Ilkeston most of my life, I’ve an affinity for the place even if everyone else thinks it’s boring or scruffy.
The video below was recorded at home on a day off:
Mental Health Awareness Week UK (14th – 20th May)
As a business owner, you are probably familiar with the pressures of the work you do. If you’re just starting out in business, it’s important to maintain good mental and physical health.
In the video below, I talk about some of the pressures I’ve faced, as well as how it felt to be made redundant many years ago, which led, incidentally, to becoming self-employed.
Subscribe to my Email List (No Junk!)
Seeing as I have your attention, please subscribe to my email list.
Every now and again I send out useful bits of information that may be of interest to you.
The emails you receive are certainly not of a sell, sell, sell nature, and the emails aren’t even all about web design.
What I tend to send is warnings about scams that target businesses or when some new law comes into force.. or when a well-known service gets hacked.
That sort of thing.
New Website Guide
If you’re thinking of working with me, I’ve put together a rough guide to the process of preparing for and building a website.
At least you know what to expect, what kind of information I’ll be asking for and why.