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Harrogate web design & development

Stand out from the crowd

If you’ve come here looking for the latest in game shooting news or where to buy a deerstalker, then let me apologise. Riflebird is all about the power of good web design, brand design and design for print; ensuring your business gets noticed and stands out from the crowd… hence the Bird of Paradise reference.

So, if you’re a business in Harrogate and you’d like a 5 star web designer for a new website, or a brand spanking new version of your existing website, you’ve come to the right place.

I’ll happily provide a free audit of your existing website to determine why it might not be working for you as well as it might.

A deerstalker hat - not a website!

A Harrogate web designer

My name’s Dave Tillotson. Serving Harrogate, North Yorkshire and further afield, I design and build websites, design brands and produce professional creative print design that’ll get you noticed. Why should you consider using me? With over 20 years in brand, graphic and web design, my experience is matched only by my passion for what I do.

My web design work is agency standard but my fees aren’t and you won’t have to go through a bunch of account handlers to make yourself heard. Instead, you’ll deal with one person who’ll deliver web design, brand & logo design and print design services to deadline, respond quickly and flexibly to a project brief, and is upfront and honest about the work that goes into any design project.

I’m a great believer in the value of ongoing and open communication so I won’t just design and build you a website and then leave you to get on with it. Rather, I hope to build an enduring relationship to help your business adapt, develop and grow, ensuring your website keeps pace with both changes to your business and web technology.

Finally, I’m just as happy building websites or designing logos for local Harrogate businesses as I am working for my corporate clients like Orange, Sony, NHS, Renault, Jeep, Odeon, LG, Mercedes or Specsavers. They seem like good reasons to keep reading.

Web design services


I provide design services ranging from a simple logo design and delivery to a complete company brand development.  My services include…

  • Brand consultation
  • Competitor & market research
  • Multiple logo design options
  • Full range of graphic assets


I produce clean, distinct design for print that delivers stand-out, professional communication from business card design to vehicle livery and shop signage. My print design services include…

  • Flyers & business cards
  • Brochures & postcards
  • Harrogate school yearbooks
  • Signage & window graphics


A great looking website isn’t much use if your potential customers can’t find it. Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is an increasingly important element of web development. This involves…

  • Keyword research
  • Competitor analysis and monitoring
  • Website auditing
  • Page experience & core web vitals
  • Content management
Photo of a new car as a metaphor for the cost of a new website.

How much does a website cost?

You wouldn’t ask a car salesman “How much does a car cost?” They’ll ask what is it needed for, how fast do you want it to go, do you want leather seats with that? In the same way, the cost of a new website will vary, depending on what you are looking for… a simple brochure website or a full ecommerce delivery.

Then there’s everything in between. Some brochure sites require significant bespoke design elements or additional functionality which goes beyond the basics. An ecommerce website  might only sell a handful of products… or several thousand. The majority of my clients are start ups or small businesses, so I offer very competitive entry level prices for my web design services that I believe are unlikely to be beaten.

I can deliver a bespoke, fully responsive CMS website for as little as £900 (plus VAT) which includes a domain name, email accounts, tuition on how to update your website, plus 6 months hosting and personal support. My ecommerce websites start at just £1,500 (plus VAT) with the same inclusive services provided.

Website builders

If you’re thinking that website builders like WIX, IONOS or Squarespace won’t charge anything like this to get you up and running, you’d be correct.  But they will charge you monthly fees that will soon add up. What’s more, you’ll have a website that looks and feels like thousands of other sites out there… and you’ll have to devote hours of your time building all this yourself, instead of focussing on your business.

If you’re still to be persuaded, bear in mind the website you painstakingly build yourself isn’t actually yours. If you stop your subscription, your website is gone. With a website designed and built by Riflebird, the website is yours to keep. So, if you’re not happy with the hosting services I provide, I’ll happily send you the database, files and images that make up your website and you’re free to take it elsewhere.

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Don’t take my word for it

Real words from real people…

We found Dave to be reliable, knowledgeable, responsive and committed to all aspects of web design and would thoroughly recommend working with Riflebird on any website development.

Garth Imison, Managing DirectorCROMWELL POLYTHENE LTD

Dave built me a fantastic website for a very reasonable cost. He's a total professional and brilliant at what he does. I can't recommend him highly enough!


Approachable, professional, patient, open regarding pricing, and with a fast turnaround from initial enquiry to going live, I was, and continue to be, delighted with the services Dave provides.


Riflebird have been a brilliant find for me, Dave consistently exceeds my expectations. His web design work has been superb. He guided me patiently through the design process and produced excellent results - he's a very talented and thoughtful designer.

Roger HulleyMEDIART

Riflebird has worked with my company on website & logo designs, plus hosting. We have always found them fast to respond, great value for money and willing to go the extra mile to find solutions in a creative and professional manner. Highly recommended.


web design portfolio

websites for Harrogate (and everywhere else)

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Web design for an agriculture data farming IT Company

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A new ecommerce website for a West Yorkshire retailer

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A website redesign for a Leeds charity

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Rachel O’Dell

A portfolio web design for a Leeds makeup artist

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Tony Brummell Smith

A clean and colourful website for a Harrogate artist

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The DNA Nutritionist

A fresh and vibrant web design for a Harrogate nutritionist

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Michael Eyres Partnership

A website redesign for an established Quantity Surveyors

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High Peak Steels

An extensive ecommerce website for a steelstockholder

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Stylish, modern web design and build

My web design work is of a very high standard but my prices aren’t. Why not give me a call?