• Want a new website?
  • Got an idea for some new functionality?

There's thousands of people who can do that for you. So why do people keep coming to Artful Robot?

  • Experience. With 18 years' experience in designing and managing websites, I've developed public websites and blogs (see below), wikis and feature-rich intranets.
  • Personal. My clients see me as part of their team. I don't talk technical gibberish to non technical people, but I do explain how things work. I'm friendly, flexible and I listen, while also offering my own expertise-based opinions and ideas.
  • Integration. Many websites need integration including databases (inc. CiviCRM, Salesforce, Mailchimp, Influence), secure payment systems (inc. Go Cardless, Stripe and Sage Pay), other websites (embedding both ways), or other in-house systems. As an experienced developer I can get this working right, it's not always easy!
  • Design. There's many talented designers and there are many talented developers. Artful Robot thrives in the overlap. Another specialty is interactive infographics.
  • Open Source. This development model gives more flexible, accessible, stable and secure software. It saves you and your data from being locked in to one vendor (including me!).
  • Word of mouth. Most enquiries come because my existing clients have recommended me.

Below is a list of public websites (several of my clients' sites are for private use only) to give you an idea of my work.

Websites by Artful Robot

A responsive website showcasing the work of not-for-profit sector researchers nfpSynergy, with tight integration with their Salesforce database to give a bespoke user experience to clients.

“Rich is the first person we’d consult and we would highly recommend him.”

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“Rich impressed the whole team by how well, and how quickly he got a feel for the culture of the organisation and the work we do. He combines considerable technical wizardry with a real client focus.” Shivani Smith, Principal Consultant - Development, NFP

A new website project improving user experience, visual identity and presentation, with database integration.

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"WOW! Looks fantastic. Perfect for asserting our identity and incredibly useful for new comers and the curious."

A new website for mayBe, a local community wanting to be open and welcoming to new people.

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Website for We Own It, campaigning for public services to be run for people not profit. Petitions, integration with MP emailing system, secure regular and one-off donations. Also interactive graphics.

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A fully integrated online print buying website with interactive, instant quotes and delivery dates for a range of products; drag-n-drop artwork uploads; secure payment; customer communication; and integration with factory workflow. Built for the UK's first zero waste to landfill, waterless eco printers.

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