Access – By Design

Address
Church Lane
Birdham, PO20 7AT
United States
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Telephone
01243 514454
Fax
0870 705 2683
Website
http://www.access-bydesign.com

Access – By Design

Access – by Design is a family-run company run by Clive and Jess Loseby, both of whom have worked in the media industry for many years. As a composer for TV and Broadcast media, Clive’s previous clients range from Universal Studios, Disney, BBC and Channel 4. Jess is an established international digital artist with a series of high profile, worldwide exhibition credentials and global awards including winner of the International Digital Art prize of 2006.

Until 2007 they both complimented their art and music careers by university lecturing but in May they decided to combine their talents and form the company Access – by Design, a website design company with a difference.

Access – by Design promised to allow their separate creative attributes to blossom together in new arena. As a digital artist, it was natural that Jess would become the lead designer whist Clive, with his experience in a wide range of media technologies and people skills, would direct and technically support the venture and run the recording studio.

By 2008 the company had expanded from creating smaller dynamic (client controlled) websites to fully accessible e-commerce and interactive portfolios. This expansion allowed them to take on new staff including a new data and quality control manager, Lucy Wright, and new young designer Paul Whitehead, a specialist in design, graphics and photography.

Now established as a reliable and professional company, Access – by Design has begun working in partnership with other local firms enabling the provision of full design packages from web to print to media at affordable and competitive prices. Their in-house studio also offers clients state-of-the-art recording facilities to create downloadable visual and audio material to sell through their new e-commerce sites.

By the end of 2008 the company was nominated as finalists ( and given special mention) at the Disabled Go Access Awards and awarded as 1 of 3 finalists for Sussex 2008 New Business of the Year. They have just been short-listed for the Observer Business of the Year Awards.

There are two major elements that make Access – by Design different;

  • Firstly, is the belief that all businesses should be able to run their own websites – as they know most about their own companies – without it becoming either a burden or their needing design skills
  • Secondly that all websites should be accessible – not only for the range of new and emerging technologies to access the internet (from mobile phones to digital TV) but for disabled people who were/are struggling to access the internet because of a blockade of poorly designed sites, created in ignorance of accessible design standards.

After less than 2 years of trading, Access – by Design is fast approaching the magical number of 100 accessible websites! Their sites range from fantastically successful e-commerce to the humble parish council – with hit rates that make SEO companies shake!. Access – by Design has always been lucky to have a “pool” of friends with disabilities that have helped test and give REAL, un-automated web accessibility feedback on our websites but in 2009, we have already started to employ an actual team of people with disabilities to ensure our sites meet the highest accessibility standards.

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Web Design

Web Design

There are traditionally a number of problems when people try to create or run their own websites but it is easy to see why it is tempting. Many designers charge anything between fifty and five hundred pounds a month for website maintenance and web designs often average between one and ten thousand pounds (and that does not even include e-commerce sites!).

Taking a short web design course, buying ‘site in the box’ software, book or a cheap online template, getting a friend to help or simply using PowerPoint to get online suggests an easy and cheap alternative.

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)

One of the first things our clients often ask us for is Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) help. The web is changing – websites can no longer rely on a mixtures of head tags ( such as keywords) and the published age of the web site to keep them up at the top of Google, Yahoo, Ask and all the other growing searches.

Graphic Design

Graphic Design

We offer a graphic design service to meet all needs, industries and budgets. Please select an image to view some our our designs (logos only).

We can “project manage” your company image design from web to print to site with complete packages available. These can include:

  • A website
  • Your headed paper
  • Your business cards
  • Your compliment slips
  • A brochure
  • A marketing A5 flyer
  • Your shop sign