My passion is for beautiful websites that are mobile responsive and Google friendly, linking customers to you from any device.
I've been designing and programming websites for 4 years, after an amazing 13 years at Microsoft Games Studios as a Software Engineer and Project Manager.
Originally from Ireland, I live in the beautiful Vendée countryside in France with my wife and 2 children. I'm a family man, and enjoy the outdoors, literature, woodwork, and technology (when it doesn't get in the way of the other things).
I love what I do, and I'm always excited to discuss new projects.
Manoir de la Baudonnière is a family run business offering camping, bed & breakfast, cottages and caravan storage in Vendée, France. They needed a large, easy to navigate website to cover their diverse services.
"We own a B&B, gîtes and campsite in Vendée, and we asked Brian to re-design our website this year. It's wonderful, easy to access, you have everything set out clearly at the push of a button. Our customers are extremely impressed with the "new website" not to mention the increase in our bookings!!! We are thoroughly satisfied and delighted with his design and as always Brian is available to discuss, advise and solve any issues that we have. We totally recommend him and can insure absolute satisfaction and value for money. Thank you Brian - our business is booming." - Tom & Eleanor
Fresco Interiors is an interior decoration company and shop selling art de table, furniture and chalk paint, based in Vouvant, Vendée, France. They needed a simple one-page website to showcase their unique collections & services.
"Brian created a beautiful website for us here at Fresco Interiors, Vouvant. We didn't have to worry about a thing, he did all the hard work, he understood exactly what we needed which has resulted in lots of extra lovely business" - Ali & Colin
Rick McGroarty is an established artist from Cork, Ireland. He needed a website to support his growing portfolio, enabling him to target a wider market.
"The end result was perfect, Brian was very thorough in asking me what I wanted, the website is easy to navigate, the art work is very clear, and I was very happy with the overall look." - Rick McGroarty
Café Cour du Miracle is an English run café restaurant in the picturesque tourist town of Vouvant in France. They also act as a centre for the local English speaking and artist communities, and needed a website with a newsletter page and artists gallery.
"Thanks Brian for setting up our new website, and for for the training on how to up-date and use the tools you provided. We feel it has made a big impression on both our existing and new clients, and we have noticed we have received many more hits than previously. Keep up the good work." Karen and Paul Braun, Café Cour du Miracle.
La Bouillatrie is a self-catering cottages business in Monsireigne, Vendée, France. They needed a simple, easy to get around website to display their beautiful property.
"Brian has recently set up a new website for me. The result is brilliant, I have had a lot of feedback from past visitors who are very impressed. Brian is very supportive and is always there if you need any help. I highly recommend him." - Wendy
Strood Copy is run by Lucy Pitts, a copywriter based in Horsham, West Sussex, UK. She needed a complete logo and website revamp as part of a rebranding effort.
DHM Spécialiste Moto was a motorbike specialist workshop in Cheffois, France, covering restoration, repair and servicing of classic and modern motorbikes. They needed a clean, easy to navigate website reflecting their specialist services and passion for motorcycles. DHM is no longer trading as Darren has immigrated. All the best Darren!
"I set up a business in France 9 years ago and not being too computer literate, didn't worry too much about getting a website. I met Brian and he explained how he was a website developer and how it was so effective and really not difficult to set up with his help. We have had an amazing response from our website and couldn't be happier with the service we have had from Brian. I thoroughly recommend Brian and would encourage other website 'non-believers' to give it a go." - Darren
Les Gîtes de Fontenioux is a gîte business in the Pays du Gâtine, Deux Sèvres, France. They needed an easy to navigate website with a customized booking calendar to showcase their 2 gîtes.
"Brian provides an excellent service through the whole process of website design and any 'hand-holding' that may be needed for those not particularly technically minded. He goes out of his way to make your website individual and suited to your business." - Barbara & Trevor
La Maison du Puits is a gîte (holiday cottage) near Fontenay-le-Comte in Vendée, France. They needed a modern website with a booking calendar to show off their property & the natural beauty of the surrounding Marais Poitevin marshes.
"We recently took over the business and asked Brian to revamp the website. He has created a fantastic, clear and easy to navigate web site in both French and English. The site enables our guests to get a good feel of not only the property but also what else is going on in the Vendée. Brian is always very prompt to answer questions either on the phone or by e mail. It has been a pleasure working with Brian and can with hand on heart, thoroughly recommend him to you." - Chris & Dawn
Le Clémenceau is an English run bar based in Mouilleron-en-Pareds in Vendée, France, offering tapas, cocktails, teas and lunches. They needed a website to showcase their premises, and a content management system to manage their evolving menu and weekly events.
"From start to finish of Brian setting up our website and email, nothing was too much trouble, and he was more than happy to take time to explain everything thoroughly. The Wordpress training really helped." - Tim & Ali
Gat...oh! is a pâtissier based in Cheffois, France, specializing in wedding cakes, birthday cakes, 3d cakes and more. They needed a clean, attractive website to act as a canvas for their creations, with a picture gallery that they could update as they build their portfolio.
"We asked Brian to design a website to showcase our products, and the result has met our expectations. He also took the time and patience to show us how to edit our photos and update our photo gallery. Thanks!" - Bastien
In the Vendée is an expat and tourist resource site targeting the Vendée region in France. It needed a strong responsive design due to the prevalance of mobile devices in the tourist market. The unique tiled layout automatically shifts in response to different screen sizes.
'In the Vendée' is my own little contribution to the local English speaking community. The original intent was as a community and tourist resource, and I have since added a classifieds directory, business directory and a blog (maintained by the talented Lucy Pitts of Strood Copy). The response to the site has been very rewarding, being one of the premier resource sites in Vendée with over 800 visitors a month." - Brian Fox
Get Together is a friendly English speaking family based association in Deux-Sèvres, organizing social activities, walks and events to help its members integrate into the social life of France. They needed an easy to update website to attract new members and to keep existing members up to date with planned events. The site copy was written by Lucy Pitts of Strood Copy
Glencairn Bed & Breakfast is located in Rochestown, Cork, Ireland, and is regarded by Tripadvisor as the 4th best B&B in the city & suburbs. They needed an easy to navigate website to showcase their beautiful property and rooms.
"We run a Bed and Breakfast in Cork, Ireland, and asked Brian to redesign our website. We are absolutely delighted with the look of the website and the results it is giving us. We have seen a significant increase in the number of visits to our website, and a very significant increase in business. Thank you Brian for a job well done!" - Helen & John
Coach Hill House is a bed & breakfast and apartment rental business located in Rochestown, Cork, Ireland. They needed an easy to navigate website to display their properties and grounds.
"We have had the pleasure of working with Brian and we are absolutely thrilled with the results. Brian is fantastic to deal with, very pleasurable with great attention to detail, nothing is too much trouble, any changes or questions we had were dealt with immediately and solutions found. The new site is a dream, very easy to navigate, and includes everything we wanted it to have. Also, Brian has very kindly given us great advice and direction on how to maximise our new website, and how to secure its potential. We highly recommend Brian for your website needs." - Julie & Niall
Douglas Community Association is a volunteer run community association for the village of Douglas, Cork, Ireland. They needed a large, easy to navigate website to provide information on their various services to the local community.
"I was given the task of setting up a website, and so I approached Brian with a brief for a user-friendly, clean and straightforward design incorporating the diverse feedback from our members’ committee. We also needed to be able to edit and add articles ourselves without technical know-how. Brian was extremely flexible in accommodating all of this, and delivered a website that exceeded our expectations at a very affordable price. We have noticed a marked increase in the number of volunteers approaching us and in the support for our fund raising projects. We would highly recommend him." - Helen
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If you would like a free quote on your web design project, or just a chat about your options, I'd be delighted to hear from you. You'll be surprised at how easy it is to get up and running.