Hambly Freeman

Graphic & Digital Design

WordPress & Web Development

We are a highly experienced and personable team of designers and developers, based in the centre of Exeter, South West UK. We specialise in the creation of bespoke WordPress powered websites, graphic and digital design and corporate branding.

Hambly Freeman Ltd have over 30 years of combined experience in web development and work extensively with WordPress to create bespoke CMS websites. We are proficient in modern web technologies, like HTML5, PHP, SASS, jQuery and Ajax, and have a diverse range of responsive, e-commerce and multilingual websites in our portfolio.

We are comprehensively experienced in designing responsive websites and creating corporate branding and advertising material for both print and digital mediums.

We are always on the lookout for new and exciting graphic design and website development projects. We regularly work alongside other agencies in a collaborative capacity.

We have an office in the centre of Exeter, Devon. However, our client list is not location-driven. Please do get in touch to discuss your project.

Recent Work

Design, development and collaboration

A. N. Other

  • WordPress
  • Responsive
  • E-Commerce
  • Custom Features

We were enlisted to build a high-quality front-end presentation and build a highly customised e-commerce platform for a new fragrance concept business in Miami, USA. The site makes heavy use of AJAX to deliver content smoothly and seamlessly while WooCommerce provides the business backbone, tying in with multiple third party service providers to give the client an easy to manage sales platform alongside a visually impressive, but subtle shop window.

In collaboration with Socio Design

Annie Martin Architect

  • Web Design
  • WordPress
  • Branding

We designed and developed a portfolio website for award-winning RIBA Chartered Architect, Annie Martin. Before working on the website we developed a logo, applied this branding to business cards and to the client's architectural drawings template. The website also adheres closely to this brand and makes use of high-impact photography and digital renderings.

Baker + Baker

  • Web Design
  • WordPress

We designed and developed a promotional website for local Exeter-based property consultants, Baker + Baker. The website adheres closely to the company's modern branding, makes use of high impact photography and includes a bespoke property and projects portfolio.

Carter Geering

  • Web Design
  • WordPress
  • Responsive
  • Branding
  • Data Capture
  • Data Output
  • Custom Features

We designed and developed a responsive and dynamically populated website for a local, long-established estate agency firm. As part of a rebrand, we created an original logo and identity for the business and applied this to stationery and promotional material, as well as designing their new sale boards. Properties on the website are automatically listed, with data pulled directly from the company's property database.

Cognitive Law

  • WordPress
  • Responsive

This Brighton-based client had an existing website built on a poorly-modified WordPress theme. We were tasked with building a brand new, future-proof responsive website that adhered to a new design and allowed for additional features and functionality to be added.

In collaboration with Studio Gallant

Design District

  • WordPress
  • Responsive
  • Data Output
  • Custom Features

We worked with Socio Design to produce this highly bespoke, dynamic and innovative web site to promote the Design District, a new creative destination for London on Greenwich Peninsula. This was a two part project that saw us first launching a social media powered showcase of artists wanting to #keeplondoncreative, before rolling out the full site as part of the Design District's launch event. One of our most high profile projects to date.

In collaboration with Socio Design

Facebook Cannes Lions 2015

  • WordPress
  • Responsive
  • Custom Features

We were approached to develop a very brand-focused event website for Facebook to promote a staff-only event they hold in Cannes, France. Hosted on Wordpress VIP, the build required a high level of code and security efficiency.

In collaboration with Innovision

FönsterHus

  • WordPress
  • Responsive

A single page responsive website for a local firm supplying Swedish-designed high performance windows and doors, developed in collaboration with GM Design in Exeter

In collaboration with GM Design

Formerly Yes

  • WordPress
  • Responsive
  • E-Commerce
  • Custom Features

A fully responsive e-commerce development for an LA-based homewares company featuring bespoke Ajax-powered cart and product viewing modules and an interactive product index. Built upon a highly-customised WooCommerce installation, our development work was nominated for a Webby Award in 2015.

In collaboration with Six

GB Card and Partners

  • Web Design
  • WordPress
  • Responsive

We designed and developed a responsive website for this specialist engineering consultancy with a national and international reputation for delivering solutions to challenging civil and environmental engineering problems. The site makes extensive use of high-impact photography and was created within a tight deadline.

Human Innovation

  • Responsive
  • Custom Features

A responsive holding page for London-based client that required the use of animated SVGs with synced captions, requiring a timeline-based system we developed from scratch.

In collaboration with Socio Design

Liquid Design

  • WordPress
  • Responsive

We developed a responsive Wordpress powered website for this high-end bathroom design company, based in Northamptonshire. The client required a modern and elegant website to promote their extensive portfolio and featured brands.

In collaboration with Six

Marine Accident Investigators’ International Forum (MAIIF)

  • Web Design
  • WordPress
  • Responsive
  • Branding

We designed and developed a responsive website for this organisation who specialise in Maritime Safety through investigation and cooperation. The site includes a contacts database, members secure area and a bespoke meetings calendar system.

MD Production

  • WordPress
  • Responsive

Front-end web development for a luxury leather goods designer from Switzerland. Designed by Socio, we were brought on board to deliver on their high-end and minimalist design. The site features many subtle presentational elements to make sure the website delivers as quality an experience as the leather products on show.

In collaboration with Socio Design

Micro but Many

  • WordPress
  • Responsive
  • Data Output
  • Custom Features

Our friend Tim (of My Poor Brain fame) came to us with a desire to build a website to house his micro machine collection. We used Ajax and a WordPress backend to build a fast-loading, innovative site with a fully bespoke filtering system.

In collaboration with My Poor Brain

My Poor Brain

  • WordPress
  • Responsive

Responsive front-end development of a portfolio website, featuring Isotope and Greensock technology, for award winning London-based designer and illustrator, Tim Smith. We are working together again in 2017 on an exciting new project.

In collaboration with My Poor Brain

Naturalmat Hotel

  • WordPress
  • Responsive

Development of responsive website for Devon-based firm who create organic, handmade mattresses and beds for leading hotels. Multiple template types were required to promote both the company's range of products and the natural materials and resources used in each one.

In collaboration with GM Design

Objest

  • WordPress
  • Responsive
  • E-Commerce

A fully responsive e-commerce development for a London-based premium Swiss-made watch company. The website was developed with WooCommerce, using modern front-end techniques to create an engaging, dynamic online retail experience.

In collaboration with Six

Optima UK

  • Web Design
  • WordPress
  • Responsive
  • Data Capture
  • Data Output
  • Custom Features

Unhappy with their previous site's performance, Optima approached us to fully redesign and rebuild their website from scratch. Not only did the website need to properly reflect the Optima ethos and provide a better system for vacancy discovery, it also needed to tie into their back-end systems to better automate vacancy applications and publication.

Otter Angling

  • Web Design
  • WordPress
  • Responsive
  • Branding
  • E-Commerce

We were enlisted to create not only the branding and corporate identity for this new local angling business, but also to build a fully responsive e-commerce website. We used the powerful WooCommerce system for WordPress to catalogue the entire product list and the increasingly popular Stripe payment gateway to easily handle transactions.

Panino Breads

  • Web Design
  • WordPress
  • Responsive
  • Data Capture
  • Custom Features

Panino Breads is one of the south west's best providers of baked goods and ready-prepared foods for the catering industry. We were brought on-board to deliver a website which would emulate the design work which went into their new trade catalogue. Converting their entire catalogue to a digital product base, we added in features for logged in users to view additional product information, user registration system and all in a fully-responsive layout.

Pecorama

  • WordPress
  • Responsive
  • Custom Features

HF were approached to build a highly customised WordPress website for this popular family attraction on the Jurassic Coast. Features include aggregated page content and front end live editing of site content and custom fields among many other features.

In collaboration with GM Design

RedTorch

  • WordPress
  • Responsive

Responsive front-end development of WordPress powered portfolio website for London-based data-driven communications agency, who operate extensively within the sports, charity and recreational industries.

In collaboration with Thomas and Trotman

Siemens Expo

  • WordPress
  • Responsive
  • Multi-Lingual

Working with a large London-based events agency, we were tasked with developing this multilingual responsive event site for tech giant Siemens to promote their 2015 Milan Expo.

In collaboration with Innovision

Six

  • WordPress
  • Responsive
  • Custom Features

Having already collaborated on a diverse portfolio of projects together, Six enlisted us to build their own agency website. This fully bespoke responsive WordPress build, which features Ajax navigation, a host of dynamic content types and an immersive projects showcase, was featured on Site Inspire and revered by the creative community.

In collaboration with Six

Smashbox Studios

  • WordPress
  • Responsive
  • Data Capture
  • Data Output
  • Custom Features

Responsive WordPress-powered website for LA-based client, with high-end imagery and impact typography throughout. Along with a custom events diary, local amenities map and blog, we were also tasked with developing an entirely bespoke "Virtual Concierge" system, with automatically-generated password-protected page for each booking, featuring mapping, door code generator, upcoming events and key contacts.

In collaboration with Six

Stockshield

  • WordPress
  • Responsive
  • Data Capture
  • Custom Features

A two-part development which saw us creating the primary business site and two protection fund sub-sites. In addition to this we were tasked with creating a members-only database that allows the client to track potential stocks and leads.

In collaboration with Six

Studio William

  • WordPress
  • Responsive
  • E-Commerce
  • Custom Features

An ambitious e-commerce development for a high-end cutlery company featuring multiple languages, currencies and product types, aimed at both wholesale and public customers. This complex build, that incorporates user interaction and dynamic content, is built upon a highly-customised WooCommerce installation. Our work continues in 2017 as additional innovative and dynamic features are required.

In collaboration with Studio William

The Oak Barn

  • Web Design
  • WordPress
  • Responsive

We designed and developed this responsive website for The Oak Barn (a client since 2012), a stunning wedding venue set in the heart of rural Devon. A modern, easy to navigate site was developed to house an extensive weddings portfolio and recommended services and display the barns and accommodation available to its patrons.

Thomas and Trotman

  • WordPress
  • Responsive
  • Multi-Lingual

Responsive front-end development of new multilingual WordPress powered portfolio website for Brighton-based strategic design agency, Thomas and Trotman, with whom we have had the privilege of working on multiple projects since 2012.

In collaboration with Thomas and Trotman

Tim Tate

  • Web Design
  • WordPress

We designed and developed a website for best-selling author, multiple award-winning documentary filmmaker and investigative journalist, Tim Tate. Libraries of Youtube-hosted videos and books feature alongside a regularly updated news blog. Making this website responsive is pencilled in for 2017.

World Association of Basketball Coaches

  • WordPress
  • Responsive
  • Multi-Lingual
  • Custom Features

We were tasked with developing a responsive WordPress website to present this multilingual coaching guide, featuring powerful search functionality, interactive geo-located events system with dynamic mapping and date controlled visibility settings and Ajax-powered video library. Initially setup with multiple European languages, 2017 will see Arabic and Chinese translations added to the website.

In collaboration with Works

Zerofat

  • WordPress
  • Responsive
  • Data Capture
  • Custom Features

An Ajax-powered responsive website development for innovative new fitness product. The site features extensive use of timeline-triggered animations, responsive video and high-end photography, along with features such as interactive product imagery, animated page transitions and mobile-specific assets.

In collaboration with Socio Design

Schools

Websites for educational institutions

With almost 20 years experience and more than 300 websites designed and built for schools, we have a unique and detailed knowledge of working with education institutions.

The combination of detailed knowledge of how schools operate and our ability to make sites all school staff can easily manage makes us a great choice for your school’s website management.

We are able to design and build websites to match exactly what you need to do. From automated newsletter archiving to dynamic and live calendar systems, easy to manage page content and social media content sharing, we can make sure your site is built entirely around your requirements.

We are also able to offer an annual school website support service to take the risk and stress out of managing your website yourselves. We will handle software updates, security patches, bug fixes and website backups as well as being on hand via phone or email to help you manage your content yourselves.

Get in touch for many more examples of websites we’ve built for schools and to discuss your project in more detail.

Axe Valley Community College

The first ever Wordpress website we developed for a school was the original Axe Valley College website, so it was pleasing to receive a call from them to redesign and rebuild their website for the 21st century.

Tavistock College

We were commissioned to design and create a college website which presented content in a simple and clean manner while having a dynamic and interesting homepage, displaying social media content alongside latest news in a grid-based panel layout.

Contact

Give us a call on 01392 424258

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