Site to promote the work of the British Sign Language Broadcast Trust. It's primary focus was to allow it's predominantly deaf users to watch the programmes/films funded by the Trust, and also to allow the Trust to engage and interact with the Deaf community. The brief was to create a very visual site with clear and logical navigation paths, which would allow users to easily find the content the wanted, but also to encourage discovery of additional content along the way.
A Micro-site for CloudFlex, from Bytes, a secure and flexible Microsoft Office 365 solution. My role was to create the front-end, and then integrate it into the existing main Bytes website CMS.
Site for 4iP Council which is a European research council dedicated to developing high quality academic insight and empirical evidence on topics related to intellectual property and innovation. The site is on a continuous design & developement cycle, gradually expanding to house new content and layout formats.
Site for Boost Technology. The requirement was a clean design using mobile-first methodology, and allowing for easy expansion of the site over time, to represent Boost's various offerings.
A site for New City Primary School. The previous site was difficult to maintain and looking tired. The brief was to make a site that was colourful and engaging, representing the vibrancy of the school, it's pupils and staff.
Minimalist site for central London Agency Vision Artists, representing Cinematographers and Production Designers. The site design is a clean grid system, showcasing the stunning visual portfolios of the creatives on the roster.
Brochure site for vucanvas who specialise in integrated collaboration technology. This site was designed to showcase the growing product range, and advertise upcoming exhibitions.
I am a UK-based Web Developer & UX/UI Designer with over 15 years experience creating websites. Focusing primarily on content, usability, and accessibility, my work places the end-user at the centre of the design process. As a Developer coming from a Graphic Design and Photography background I understand that aesthetics and brand values can be as important to a successul design as logical structures, hierarchy, and a great user experience.
My role tends to change with each project, and I can fit into different teams easily. I have extensive experience covering most aspects of a website project - from research and planning, through to the design, front-end build, and back-end application development / CMS integration. I specialise in Content Management Systems such as Concrete CMS, Wordpress, and Shopify (for Ecommerce).
When I'm not designing/building/curating online experiences, I love listening to a wide variety of music (old-school vinyl junkie at heart!), drinking too much high-grade coffee, playing guitar, exploring the beautiful Wiltshire countryside by bike, or relaxing with my amazing family.Why choose to work with me?
I've worked with Rich on various projects running from full CMS-driven website builds through to HTML email campaigns. I've always found his work to be of a high standard, and his technincal knowledge / input invaluable. From a Design Agency perspective, outsourcing to Web developers can be a complete minefield, but I've always had a great experience with Rich because he is trustworthy, and takes real care about his work output.
Owner / Director
I've worked with Rich many times over the last five years, and I've only admiration for the way he takes on a brief of any size and produces fantastic results every time. When it comes to website development, he is a rare breed as he comes from a design background – which means he not only has the technical ability to produce cutting edge websites, but the design flare to match! If you get the chance to work with him, you'll find him extremely personable, easy to work with and a true expert in his field. I really can't recommend him more highly.
The Good Collective
We have worked with Rich over the last five years on the design, build and support of our website, bslzone.co.uk, and he is now working towards the launch of a BSL Zone app later this year. Throughout this time he has been a pleasure to work with: Rich is proactive and forthcoming with new ideas and designs, highly reliable in keeping the site up to date and always available while also being very approachable and responsive to our requests and questions. He communicates technical things in straightforward, clear language which is really helpful for all of us, too.
British Sign Language Broadcasting Trust
Richard Tidmarsh has been an invaluable support in liaising with our staff team to keep our website up to date. Richard takes great care in presenting a positive and professional website to promote the highest expectations of learning.
Tom Canning OBE
Headteacher and National Leader of Education
Tollgate Primary School, London
At Elmhurst Teaching School, we were very impressed with both the quality of consultation and the quality of the website that Richard built for us. As school leaders, without advanced levels of technological and web-design knowledge, Richard has been able to support us to design and manage a professional, effective and easy-to-maintain site, and this has really helped our public image.
Elmhurst Teaching School Alliance, London
Our site has now gone from tired and dreary to colourful and informative with the help of Richard Tidmarsh.
Richard's support has been second to none, with his expertise we have been able to breathe life into a new site which the whole school community loves. Any issues and amendments are always dealt with quickly and to the highest standard.
ICT Learning and Resources Manager
St. Edward's Catholic Primary school, London