WHO IS THE PIXEL FAIRY?
Hi! I'm The Pixel Fairy, Marie Gallagher, a freelance web designer based in the North East of England. With over 16 years of experience, I recently left the corporate world behind to get back to my roots as a freelancer. I love nothing more than helping small businesses and organisations to explore their potential online!
WHY CHOOSE ME?
I firmly believe that good, professional web design should be available to all. I aim to deliver the service people need, without the silly prices and jargon that many have come to expect. I pride myself on my friendly, professional service and affordable prices, and that is reflected in the feedback from my customers, some of whom have been with me for well over a decade now.
SOME OF MY RECENT WORK
Tilda and TomApril 2015 - ongoing
Bespoke e-commerce website for a fab local company who sell some simply AWESOME toys!
It's been a pleasure working with Elizabeth and I'm thrilled to have such a lovely project as my first official freelance project! Elizabeth knew exactly what she wanted, though some of it morphed as work progressed! After a lot of hard work by the two of us, the outcome was a website that will fit her long term requirements and grow as her business does.
Taking her newly designed logo as inspiration for the colour scheme, the site was built using a modified WordPress as a backend, with WooCommerce powering the e-commerce part. This means that Elizabeth is able to amend her pages and products with ease at any time of day or night, with support from myself on hand if needed.
The project also included web hosting, domain registration and SSL services and basic SEO as well as ongoing support. I'm looking forward to seeing Tilda and Tom continue to grow!
The Bungalow Pre-School
November 2015 - ongoing
Bespoke brochure website created for a fantastic local pre-school nursery The Bungalow Pre-School.
It was a pleasure creating this colourful brochure website, getting to know owner Joanne and learning all about her lovely nursery.
The site is built on a WordPress core with a bespoke theme created just for them.
A blog page and photo gallery that can be updated by the nursery (as can all the pages) mean the site is always up to date.
The project also includes web hosting, domain registration and SEO. Logo by Turtle Sea Design, who I LOVE working with!
Bee Beautiful Beauty
2014 - ongoing
Brochure website for a local beauty therapist and skin care expert based in Sunderland.
I actually created a website for the lovely Debbie of Bee Beautiful back in 2014, but the opportunity then arose for her to travel the world for work (lucky thing) so we never officially launched it. Fast forward to this year and the return of Bee Beautiful to the North East, leading to the creation of a new logo and a complete redesign of the website to reflect where her business is now. Ta-da!
The website is built on a WordPress base, enabling Debbie to update her blog and service details at any time. It also features Mailchimp integration.
As well as website design the project includes logo design and branding, web hosting, domain registration and management and basic SEO as well as ongoing support as always.
April 2015 - ongoing
I may be a little biased about this one... bespoke e-commerce website for a local jewellery maker (who just happens to be yours truly with another hat on).
The website will fit long term requirements and grow as the business does. With help from the lovely and talented Claire at Turtle Sea Design the magpie logo was polished off and became the inspiration for the original colour scheme and typeface used for the site.
The website layout and the logo was refreshed in Spring 2016, bringing in a new colour scheme, a new font for the branding and giving the magpie a makeover I'm finally happy with!
Like many e-commerce sites I design nowadays, the site was built using a modified WordPress as a backend, with WooCommerce powering the e-commerce part. This makes it easy to amend pages and products with ease at any time of day or night.
Needless to say, the project also includes web hosting, domain registration and SSL services and ongoing SEO. The photos show the various incarnations of the site and logo since the launch in 2015, with the newest first.