Hello! I’m Marie, aka The Pixel Fairy, a freelance web designer working with businesses and individuals for over twenty years.

Fuelled by endless cups of tea, I work from my home office in South Shields on the beautiful North East coast of England, but I have clients all over the world.

Having started designing websites before the turn of the century, I began working as a freelance designer in 2000 whilst on maternity leave, before going on to form a successful design and hosting company, Pixel Source.

After a period of immense change in my personal life, in 2014 I left my directorship in the corporate world behind to start this freelance venture and get back to my roots. At the same time, I also turned a lifelong passion for jewellery making into a second business, Little Magpye. Now specialising in WordPress design, I’ve helped many crafters and small businesses get established online over the last two decades, including personal trainers, window cleaners, toy retailers and authors.

The Covid-19 pandemic of 2020 has been a time of major upheaval and changes for many small businesses in the UK and beyond, and it’s been no different for the Pixel Fairy. As demand for web design naturally decreased, change was needed in order to survive. Although I do still offer them, I no longer focus on all-inclusive packages, focusing instead on one to one design and consultancy services by the hour or day.

I also tapped into the graphic design skills I’ve used for years here and over at Little Magpye to make my logos, business stationery, jewellery backing cards and so on, and introduced a temporary shop selling a seasonal range of prints, gifts and greetings cards for Christmas 2020 – if there is demand, it will return in Winter 2021.

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