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About 

Hello there, my name is Simon, founder of SiPat.inc. If you would like a bit of background on our little design and marketing agency in Leeds then please read on. But first a really quick disclaimer about spiders:

Disclaimer

Due to SEO copywriting (Search Engine Optimisation copywriting) considerations some semantics and grammar might seem a little odd on this page.

That’s because we’re writing for robots, literal Googlebots and Bingbots that ‘crawl’ the web looking for keywords and phrases on your website to then match up to the stuff people are typing into search engines. There’s even a spider out there somewhere called Baidu Spider which helps match Chinese web designers up with potential customers.

You have to play the game so just like any other business aiming to improve their online presence we’ve done some keyword research and keyword planning and as such shoehorn search terms into our website to get more visibility on SERPs (Search Engine Results Pages).

A good website design will accommodate such aims. You can read more about this here. The best design for a website is a product of good website planning and a website checklist. I mean, please ignore that last sentence entirely – it’s just for the robots.

Anyway, a little bit about how SiPat.inc started…

From 2005–2011 I worked in the marketing department as a Halifax (near Leeds) graphic designer at an office supplies company where, in addition to providing general marketing support, partner liaison and marketing strategy, I used Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign and Adobe Illustrator for product catalogue design, marketing campaigns, flyer design, branding designs and graphic logo design.

Further back, from 2001–2005, I was a sub-editor at the Halifax Evening Courier newspaper where I used QuarkXPress (page layout design software ultimately usurped by InDesign) and Photoshop for newspaper design and photo editing.

All the while, on evenings and weekends, I was providing marketing support for a handful of companies. I created things like Mailchimp newsletter designs (email newsletters, email marketing) for people like Veritais.

In October 2011 I left my 9–5 and founded SiPat.inc, a tiny collective of Hebden Bridge graphic design and Todmorden website design people. It was mostly just me [print design person], my friend Kevin [web design wizard who just loved ConcreteCMS content management system and then warmed to making WordPress websites].

In November of 2011 I personally started working with Raise the Youth Foundation CIC in Bolton. After 10 years in the 9–5, working with Raise the Youth Foundation was a dazzling experience. Teaching graphic design to young people, business startup advice, creating graphic and web design training modules, helping with their branding design (they were only a few months old at that time) and also a ‘design website’ brief. It was buzzy, sometimes edgy (on the streets of Bolton) exciting and fulfilling (and still is!). You can read a massively appreciated recommendation from their CEO, Jason Steele, here

Since then SiPat.inc has worked with over 110 organisations and businesses (correct as of 5th May, 2022). You can take a look at some of them below. We can’t name them all because we have non-disclosure agreements in place.

Work completed over the years
OrganisationType of work done and locationYear
1200PLATESLogo design, Hebden Bridge; Website design, Hebden Bridge2016
Abacus Engineering Supplies Lid. Logo design, Liverpool; Wall calendar design, Liverpool; Engineering website design, Liverpool2018
Access Facilities LimitedLetterhead design, Hebden Bridge2012
Access Underwater Ltd.Vectorise logo redraw / logo design, Woodlesford2016
ADK LawBusiness card design, Bolton2017
AlcoloLogo design, Oulton2019
Al's HouseFlyer design, Bolton2014
Andrew McCartneyCV design, San Francisco2015
AndystandWebsite design, Bradford2017
Aspire Print Ltd.Graphic design agency, Manchester2016
Aquatic AV LLCTri-fold brochure design, USA2014
AuraClub night flyer design, Bolton2014
Calder Running Ltd. Trainer and running shoe shop logo design, Mytholmroyd2014
CCR KitchenLogo design, Tokyo; Website design, Tokyo2016
ClearMoveRemovals company logo design, Mytholmroyd2014
Calder Property Services Ltd. Website design, Sowerby Bridge; Letterhead design, Sowerby Bridge2015
Digital Skills Training CICLogo design, Oulton; Branding, Oulton; E-commerce website design, Oulton;
Elevated Systems Technology LimitedWebsite design, Keswick; Logo design, Keswick; ISO quality management system documentation graphic design, Keswick 2015
Global Policing LimitedFlyer design, Manchester; Website design, Manchester; Pop-up banner design, Manchester; Online courses portal / LMS design, Manchester; Digital Marketing, Manchester2015
Heavy CratesRecord store e-commerce web design, Hebden Bridge2015
i90 Print Ltd. Hairdresser appointment cards design, Bradford; Web design, Bradford2012
HPMagazine advertising design, Halifax2011
Jonathan DinesBusiness card design, Manchester2015
Northern Bee Books (Peacock Press Ltd.)Bee book designs, Mytholmroyd; Typesetting, Mytholmroyd; Agency e-commerce web design, Mytholmroyd 2016
Net0KitchenEthical startup branding, San Francisco; Website design, Portugal2021
Pension Compensation UK Ltd. Newspaper advert design, Luddenden Foot; Lead-capture web design, Halifax2015
Raise the Youth Foundation CICLogo design, Bolton; Website design, Bolton; Graphic design training, Bolton / remote; School prospectus design, Bolton; Adobe Illustrator training, Bolton; Brochure design, Bolton; Group work programme booklet design, Bolton2011
Raise Education and Wellbeing SchoolSchool website design, Great Lever; Cyber-security audit; School prospectus design, Bolton2016
Royd Private HireTaxi business card design, Mytholmroyd
RubberlipsFlyer design, Mytholmroyd2013
Robert BurbidgeMusician website design, Mytholmroyd; Press release design, Mytholmroyd2021
Stag Exhibitions Ltd.Exhibition stand design. Warwickshire; Website design, Warwickshire2015
TorchguardWebsite design, Leeds2017
Twenty Seven StepsBed and breakfast logo design, Hebden Bridge; Accommodation booking website design, Hebden Bridge2015
Veritais Ltd. Mailchimp newsletter design, Tamworth; Tri-fold brochure design, Tamworth2015
Woodlesford Primary School (PTA)Flyer graphic design, Woodlesford; Competition entry redraw (logo design), Woodlesford2021

Most of this work was generated by word-of-mouth. No Google or FaceBook ads, no cold (or even warm) calls, no flyer drops. Our friendly yet informed and straight-talking approach results in good design, effective results and long-term working relationships with a high level of transparency and good faith.

Also since then we set up a little web design and graphic design training company in Leeds — Digital Skills Training CIC.

Give us a call today – we’d be happy to set up a quick video call with absolutely no obligations. We volunteer with Digital Boost if you want to get to us that way. It’s part of an initiative with Digital Skills Training CIC where we volunteer our time to small business owners.

Also since then we moved to Woodlesford; graphic design near Leeds that is. Web design near Leeds also. That was in 2016 and we’re very happy here :] ‘Graphic design agency Leeds’ also ranks high on Google’s keyword planner – an amazing free tool you can use to investigate which terms you might want to include if you are on the path of ‘build your own website’ or on a web designing course, or asking a website design company to do it. We do just need to add here that web design Woodlesford is a search term we would like to rank on!

Thank you for reading

Simon

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