Web sites and applications built with knowledge

Consult and Design have been working with the web for over 15 years. We bring to each project the knowledge and expertise to ensure our clients get exactly what they need to thrive. We pride ourselves on being friendly and values driven, providing work of the highest quality using the best tools available.

From our bases in the North East of England and Latvia we work with clients and partners from across the world, bringing vast real-life experience in the commercial, public and voluntary sectors. Our clients range from individuals and small businesses right up to international institutions working across 42 countries. In every case Consult and Design bring energy, passion and innovative ideas.

Using the Drupal platform we have the building blocks to make even the most complex project simple, putting the power of the latest technology in your hands. Our straight-talking staff will ensure you are empowered, and not baffled by science.

We ensure that your web site or application is built with knowledge.

Our Team

David Van der Velde
David Van der Velde
Managing Director

David founded Consult and Design way back in 1999 when the Internet was still held together by string and sticky tape. He takes care of business development and making sure all the i's are dotted and t's crossed.

Adam Hill
Adam Hill
Operations Director

Adam has been working in IT for almost 20 years and has managed many large-scale web development projects. He doesn't shut up about Drupal but that is because he's been using it since 2006 and travels the world talking about it.

Ieva Hill
Ieva Hill
Office Manager

Ieva is the engine behind the office and keeps the rest of us in check. She also manages projects for our sister company CiviNet and should not be left in charity shops for too long at lunch time!

Nathan Lawson
Nathan Lawson
Lead Front-End Developer

Nathan’s keen eye for detail ensures our Drupal sites and applications look and work great on desktop and mobile devices. Nathan graduated from the University of Sunderland in 2012, and is a season ticket holder at Sunderland AFC.

Stefan Kimak
Stefan Kimak
Lead Drupal Developer

Stefan is the technical wizard in Consult and Design, and while he doesn't always say much, when he does you should listen. With a PhD in HTML5 security, he makes sure our code is rock solid and secure.

Paul Kerrigan
Drupal Developer

Having first learned BASIC on the BBC, Paul has a natural aptitude for working with computers. Drupal became the next conquest on Paul's list and he got up to speed... fast. He also loves programming 2D and 3D graphics demos.

Cameron Shaw
Cameron Shaw
Project Manager

Cameron started off in IT but wanted to take his learning further by completing a Masters in Innovation. Now he is using his skills in both to manage projects with Consult and Design.

Kevin Gibson
Kevin Gibson
Lead Design

With a creative agency background in design for branding, print and web, Kevin joined the Consult and Design team from an in-house role at Newcastle University with a brief to keep our work easy on the eye and easier on the ol' grey matter.

Sarah Allen
Sarah Allen
Front-End Developer

With a background in web application and website building, Sarah has a passion for building pretty things. Sarah is also a self confessed crazy cat lady, with two little bundles of fluff and counting.

Lizzie Henderson
Marketing Intern

As a Marketing Management Student from Northumbria University, Lizzie is currently learning hands on experience of how a business operates and aiding in the development of marketing strategies. She also loves volunteering within the community!

Our Associates and Partners

The Consult and Design team includes partners and associates providing a mix of services to meet the specific needs of each client. Our team of specialists includes brand design, website performance, evaluation and sector specific skills. For more information or to offer your skills you can contact us at any time.

Digital Insights

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