Web Design in Berwick upon Tweed
Since we are coming to the end of the year, it’s about the right time I started looking at Web Design agencies in my hometown. I go to College in Newcastle, and it would be fantastic if I get could involved in an agency down here but the thing is, my preference is back home in Berwick upon Tweed. I would much prefer to be in this area rather than the city. Plus it will be the summer holidays and I wouldn’t fancy travelling each week.
Below I have done some research on the Web Design companies in Berwick and will hopefully get in contact with them about the possibility of a placement throughout the summer. The main benefit of a work placement would be to gain valuable experience. I would learn many new skills and I would be in the perfect environment to learn from others.
When I was in 6th form last year, I spent my Easter Holidays up at Northern Lab, one of the best agencies that are in Berwick upon Tweed. I really enjoyed my time there and learnt a lot before coming on to this course at Newcastle College. I feel that if I was to back up there this year, it would be so much better as I have developed so many skills and the guys up there, Lucas & John, would be able to show me in the right direction.
Northern Lab is a small company that has been designing websites and providing IT services since 1997. Lucas & John love the web and they love what they do. Lucas is more of the Web Designer & John focuses on the hardware side of things, repairs etc. They are dedicated to making accessible and friendly websites, and to find robust IT solutions.
This business is based in Berwick-upon-Tweed in the North East of England and they have a wide range of customers. They range from all over the borough of Berwick and the Scottish Borders, as well as Edinburgh & Newcastle. Like mentioned above, I worked with this company last Easter and managed to gain a lot of knowledge in ONE week! I keep in contact quite often with Lucas as I know him outside of the Web Industry too so I will definitely be looking to get in touch with him sooner rather than later because I would love to be on a placement at Northern Lab.
VIVA Digital are dedicated and experienced professionals that are committed and engaged in web design, branding and print design. The business has been around for almost 15 years now, so they are bound know what works and how to get results. VIVA Digital provides many services such as web design and development, branding, printing etc so that they can maintain excellent brand consistency. The more they do, the more clients will come to them; and if there services are top quality, then it will give the company a good name.
The individual behind VIVA Digital is Paul Smith, who is a mainly graphic designer and web developer. ‘Smudger’ has nearly 15 years experience now. He first started in the UK before making the move down under to Queensland, Australia. Paul is currently in Berwick this summer and again, I know him outside of this industry. I spend a lot of time with Paul at the football and know him quite well so if I get in touch with him out a placement, that would be great for me and he could show me the ropes.
Kreative Technology provides computer sales, repair and advice in Berwick upon Tweed. They say that they have a great location to provide our services to a wide region covering North Northumberland and the Scottish Borders. Although Web Design is not their main focus, they still provide this service.
The owner of this company, Andrew, is very experienced in the IT field. He does a bit of Web Design himself, but not too much. I was in contact with him last year but unfortunately there was no vacancies for placements. I will be trying again this year as I think this would be good company to be involved in. There not as good as the above two, but any company like this is bound to help me along the way and it will be good to show them what I have learnt during my first year.