Scottish Contemporary Art Network

Working with Maraid to create our new website has been an absolute joy. Even throughout lockdown Jane and Richard have always been available to respond to any questions and have always been at the end of the phone when we have required any help or tips whilst putting content on our new site. Commissioning a new website can be a daunting prospect but, with their copy, design and technical skills, Maraid helped us identify what we needed straight away and have guided us through the whole process. Jane and Richard are excellent designers, and lovely to work with, and we can't recommend them enough.

Science Museum

Maraid showed great enthusiasm and professionalism throughout the project. They came up with creative ideas, showed attention to detail and have the all-important ability to just get things done. It was a demanding project with multiple stakeholders and they managed to keep on budget and schedule despite being thrown a few last minute challenges. Overall the project was a resounding success: innovation endorsements from the Prime Minister to Stephen Fry; national press coverage, amazing Twitter uptake, 50,000 votes cast and over 90,000 unique visitors in the space of two weeks. Thank you, Maraid!

Without Walls

Without Walls have worked with Maraid for over a year and I only have good things to say about them. With many agencies you feel like you are on a conveyor belt, where site architecture and design is forced on you. But not with Maraid. Jane and Richard have always taken the time to understand exactly what we want to achieve and have proposed a series of cost-effective solutions that have genuinely met our requirements. This has covered front-end page design and back-end functionality. Maraid are easy to work with and totally reliable. Most importantly for us, however, is their refreshingly honest and open approach to the client/agency relationship.

University of York

Excellent and personal service from this team. No job is too much hassle, and the level of care they show their clients is exemplary. I like that they are willing to have genuine conversations about what will and won't work, and they are flexible enough to meet our requirements. They're also creative and the website we have ended up with looks great as well as functioning well. Thank you! We can’t recommend Maraid enough, they were helpful, supportive and really professional. Working with them was fun at the same time as being hugely productive. Your collaborative and flexible approach was really refreshing and much appreciated. Thank you again

University of Leeds

Maraid were fantastic to work with on our challenging and fast-moving online publication project. Richard and Jane were really helpful and patient, listened to our needs and adapted when we needed to make changes. They got the unique aspects of our project and developed a design that let alternative voices be heard and brought the people we worked with to the fore. The site looks amazing.


My organization and I have worked with Maraid Design on several projects now and every time they deliver beyond belief. They seem to intuitively understand what you want/need and make the entire process - from conceptualization to realization - delightfully painless. They are responsive and reliable - always able to make deadlines, even when there are delays on our end. And they go beyond the call of duty and give advice on how to improve the content of our site to best suit our audiences. I will continue to go to them for our website development and design needs.

Science and Industry Museum

Maraid are my go-to web designers. I trust their experience and expertise in everything from accessibility to design patterns, and know that they will approach every project with genuine enthusiasm. Quick to understand business goals and users’ needs, they get the job done on time and on budget. From design to build, Maraid put user experience at the heart of their work. Skilled and tenacious - no detail was disregarded. If you want quality code written by quality people then look no further.

Thackray Museum of Medicine

Good communication and a straightforward approach - a pleasure to work with. Delivered a much needed vibrant and accessible website meeting the brief, timescale and budget.

Sheffield General Cemetery

Jane and Richard designed our new website and were brilliant. They took the time to really understand the intricacies of our heritage site and everything we have to offer. They were always on hand to ask questions too, either by email, zoom or WhatsApp. Jane and Richard are wonderfully professional and knowledgeable but also warm and great to work with - always straightforward and clear. They worked really well with our branding agency too :)

The Witham

Jane and Richard have been fantastically supportive, patient and creative with our website design. It is a pleasure to work with such a positive and effective organisation. They do an awesome job of turning the mythical and scary world of web design into a warm and friendly place to visit! I would highly recommend Maraid without hesitation. We love our website!

Opera North

We can't recommend Maraid highly enough. They understood the priorities for Arts Together from the very first meeting; that it was a community project to help people find performances and events in the Greater Leeds area that was accessible, affordable and suitable for their specific needs. So they knew that the site had to be easy to navigate, lovely to look at, and accessible, within our budget constraints. There are more functions we would like to add in the future and they were very happy to make sure the site was designed to allow these possibilities, plus they kept us informed of how it was being designed every step of the way. Since it was first launched, there have been updates to the API from the site that send us the events data and Maraid were really helpful in liaising directly with them to make sure that the updates were seamless. And we love the fact that they only choose to work on projects that they believe in - something that we feel resonates with the ethos of Arts Together.

Accessible Arts and Media

We've recently worked with Maraid on the design and build of a new website. From day one they ensured that they got to know us and our brand, products and audiences and they clearly understood the brief. They quickly came up with a look and feel that encapsulates our core values of accessibility, inclusion and fun. They spent time exploring different content management system (CMS) options with us, quickly understanding our in-house technical capabilities and knowledge as well as what we wanted the site and CMS to deliver. This resulted in a system we find intuitive and easy to use. We work with learning disabled people and people with visual impairments so accessibility of the site and its design was a key factor. Jane and Richard proved themselves to be knowledgeable in this area, both in terms of current best practice and new developments in web accessibility and, on the design side, researching and sourcing an accessible font that was designed in partnership with Mencap. They went the extra mile by road-testing the site with some of our learning-disabled participants, giving us confidence that, as well as providing key information to funders and other stakeholders, the site can be easily navigated by people with learning difficulties. We're all delighted with the end result - a vibrant, accessible website that looks and feels contemporary, provides a fantastic platform for our projects and resources and perfectly reflects our brand.

Go Higher West Yorkshire

Maraid Design have recently supported and implemented the redevelopment of Go Higher West Yorkshire's website. We have been particularly impressed by the high level of integrity and technical guidance of their team, as this will significantly enhance the overall functionality and aesthetic of our site. Maraid's background in accessibility has generated positive discussions allowing further implementations to make our site more appropriate for a range of audience needs. We have really valued their collaborative nature, follow up and technical skillset on this project.

Security Force Monitor

Great agency; professional, creative and value for money. Maraid worked with us to create create a simple brand and apply it to our organisational website, whilst improving its overall structure. The outcome strongly met the aim we had of explaining our work and services clearly and distinctively. I was very impressed by the way Jane and Richard worked with us. They were clear sighted about the job from the start, figuring out what we wanted (and could afford!), answered our questions quickly and clearly, involved us meaningfully in the design process, pushed back confidently when we were going out of scope or budget, and delivered efficiently on time and to budget.

Highlights Rural Touring Scheme

Jane and Richard's down-to-earth approach to website design made working with them on the new Highlights website a real pleasure. After making sense of our slightly unusual organisational structure and procedures, they delivered a website design that struck exactly the right balance between professional arts provider and volunteer-led community rural touring scheme that Highlights represents. Maraid's focus on accessibility and web design best practice allows our web content to be found quickly and easily, and feedback from our audiences and customers has been extremely positive. Maraid's open, honest and non-binding approach to web hosting and on-going support is something other web design agencies could learn from. We would be more than happy to recommend Maraid to anyone looking to create a new website or redesign an existing one.

Screen Yorkshire

Maraid have been an absolute pleasure to work with. They interpreted our brief quickly and within budget. The result is a website that is highly functional, visually engaging and straightforward to maintain. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to future clients.

Unlimited Theatre

Jane and Richard at Maraid have been designing and building websites for Unlimited since we were introduced to them in 2014. Since then we have worked with them on every digital project we’ve produced for which they have always delivered outstanding work on time and competitively priced. Beyond their highly skilled technical expertise and consummate professionalism, both Jane and Richard are excellent collaborators and a joy to work with - always looking to find a solution to requests (no matter how outlandish) and suggesting valuable additional insight and options. I can't recommend them enough.


Richard and Jane are easy to work with, respond quickly to requests and no task is too small or question too silly. They mix technical professionalism with creative input and are not afraid to suggest better solutions and explain their reasoning. They are also really good value for money and the aftercare is second to none.

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