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Yorkshire Dales web design

Jake Richard BSc (Hons)


Jake Richard - Freelance web designer

I’m a freelance web designer living & working in Skipton, close to the Yorkshire Dales national park. I have over 20 years commercial web design experience, & have been developing websites as a specialism since I graduated with a 2:1 design degree in 1999.

I have moved through a whole heap of different web technologies in my career, currently specialising in WordPress & WooCommerce.

Starting off from a background designing CD-ROM’s (remember those)? & producing music for children’s games, I have since worked on hundreds of websites & multimedia projects. From small website designs for individuals & local businesses through to large web portals for multinational companies such as Proctor & Gamble, Cussons & The BBC.

Jake Richard


I began my freelancing career in digital design in 2000.

As the internet as a commercial platform was relatively new at the time, sending out speculative emails to companies quickly generated work for me & my first projects were for some of the worlds best known brands: CD-ROM development for Adidas, the BBC & Sony, & websites for SC Johnson & Procter & Gamble.

All produced in my tiny home based office in Skipton…

Coming from a background playing the guitar, I write & compose music, In 2001 I put some of my music online, I received an email within a couple of weeks from SKY TV wanting to buy the music for a new TV series they were producing.

I went on to sell music to many national broadcasters & corporates including the BBC, Sky, Computer Arts magazine, Adidas, Sony & Playboy.

I enjoy sharing knowledge & have taught web design, animation, video production & photography at further education level to a wide range of students from young people to mature students.

In addition to loving all different aspects of design, I’m afraid I’m also a bit of a technical geek.

Call me on 07985 433 090 or email:

What they say about me


Jake made my website in 2016 and has since updated with an ecommerce page and other changes – always extremely supportive and professional.  Would highly recommend

Over the last 16 years, I have run websites with 5 different webmasters and Jake Richard is definitely the best, most reliable, most sincere, and value for money webmaster that I have used.

Our joinery company comes up number 1 in Google since Jake built our website. I get work enquiries multiple times a day directly from the site. Thanks Jake!

The website Jake built for me generates enquiries & work for me, season after season. A great investment.

I first used Jake to create a website for my catering business 8 years ago, and again 4 years ago for my restaurant, Jake always comes up with the goods, he is quick to do amendments if required. I would highly recommend him.

Creating an ecommerce website for our new business felt daunting. Jake made it uncomplicated & straightforward giving hints & tips, design ideas & advised us of what works best.

Jake re designed and modernised our website Mobile Guitar Lessons. He also helped us move our guitar lessons online onto Skype during the Covid lockdown. This has been a total game changer for our business.

Thank you Jake for your creativity, professionalism, and speed in designing our website, we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend your services and may we thank you kindly for your continued ongoing support

I have been professionally acquainted with Jake Richard for several years and found him to be a most excellent web designer. Indeed, both of our two separate company websites were designed by Jake, which are massively significant in attracting customers. Many of customers comment favourably on our websites. Jake also maintains both sites on a monthly basis to our ultimate satisfaction.

Jake has developed four very different websites for me and at every stage the customer service and design has been exemplary! So much so I have confidently recommended Jake to the most exacting of my friends and colleagues.

Jake has helped us with our hobbyist photography website project for more than six years, I would recommend The Jake Richard Experience to everyone.

Jake came highly recommended and we weren’t disappointed.  He had our website up and running in under two weeks.  Very easy to deal with and I would highly recommend him.  Our business has gone from strength to strength because of it.

Jake was contracted to produce an ethnographic research intranet website for us, working alongside content writers, photographers, videographers and graphic designers. We were so pleased with the result. Jake managed to pull all the different content together to make a very informative and easy to navigate website.

SC Johnson

Jake has been my website designer for the last 6 years., he really listened to what I wanted design wise and created a fantastic website for Chic Hair Studio.

Jake has been fantastic to work with, setting our website up from scratch. His innovative ideas, knowledge and eye for detail has really helped us to raise our profile through this platform. People are always commenting on how great our website looks. Thank you!

Jake has been my web designer since 2008, and created four great websites. Really helpful and very quick to fix any issues.  Not only would I recommend Jake as a great web designer, but I have done many times.

Our new website looks beautiful and reflects our brand much better than our previous websites. We are over the moon, thank you Jake.

Professional & efficient. Helped us both with the website build and putting our music online.

Jake built us a great website for our electrical business Bright Sparks Eco services, he is quick to respond to queries and keeps our site updated regularly and on top in search.

Excellent service and very knowledgeable, would recommend without hesitation. A very good website design and helped with our email set up etc.

Paul Oxtoby

Jake is an amazing creative thinker and multi skilled. Over the last 15 years he has provided a wide range of services for our music label, from web design, to video editing and getting our music tagged and onto Spotify. Highly recommended.

I have used many many web designers over the years but I have now stuck with Jake due to his conscientious approach to my projects. He is also great value for money and a very honest person – This is hard to find these days. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM.

I have worked with Jake since 2004 when he helped me design my first website. He has been my first choice for all our business sites ever since.

Just to say thanks for a great website its paid for itself in the first week.

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