Affordable, local WordPress website design & build

Looking for a creative Web Designer in Brighton?

My name is Peter Hardy-vanDoorn and have over 12 years experience building high-quality WordPress sites for everyone from independent traders and small businesses to large international organisations.

My background is as a print artworker, so I bring a traditional design eye and technical attention to detail to every site that I do.

Whatever your needs, I have a solution to suit you.

Why WordPress?

I believe that WordPress is the best website management tool available for small to medium sized websites. To begin with, at its core it’s 100% free to use and is maintained by a world-wide community of dedicated, enthusiastic developers. It’s intuitive and easy to use, making it perfect for sites where the owner just wants to make updates and changes without requiring extensive training.

WordPress is highly adaptable and can be used to generate websites of all kinds, and has an enormous ecosystem of free and paid-for components which extend its functionality, such as shopping carts.

I’m a WordPress expert, having created many different websites. I create entire websites for customers based on their requirements, from adaptations to an existing third-party themes to entirely bespoke hand-crafted themes.

Why choose me?

A direct collaboration

I’m a freelancer, so when we work together you’ll be dealing directly with me – no account handlers and no intermediaries! I’ll work closely with you throughout the project, ensuring your ideas and feedback are incorporated. If you have a question you can just call, text, WhatsApp or email me.

Web design

I’ll work closely with you to understand your vision. I’ll do some industry research and provide you with a number of design “routes” to make sure you’re happy with the direction we’re going in. Your vision is my priority.

With a strong foundation in print design, I bring an understanding of visual aesthetics, composition and typography. I can help if you need a new company logo, branding, menu, brochure, leaflet or anything else printed.

Always bespoke

I believe in tailor-made solutions. Your website will be uniquely designed to match your brand’s personality and goals. No off-the-shelf templates here; only original, bespoke creations.


It’s not just about looking good; it’s about being found. I optimise your site for search engines and ensure fast loading times for an excellent user experience.

Getting you online

Web hosting can be a complete headache! I can recommend some good hosting companies and help you get online in a budget-friendly way.


If you have an existing WordPress website that you’re generally happy with, but feel that it needs some help, I am happy to offer advice.

How much does it cost?

Always the “million-dollar” question! No, don’t worry – it wouldn’t cost that much… perhaps “how long is a piece of string?” would be more apropos. What I mean is the exact cost to design and build a website can vary greatly depending on your needs and budget.

Generally speaking, a website build starts from around £500 for a really simple one-page website.

A much larger 10 page “brochure” website is often in the region of £2,000.

An e-commerce shop site generally requires a lot more work and starts at around around £2,000 for just a couple of products, but can easily be over £5,000 if you have a lot of products and multiple categories.

Ultimately it depends on what you have already, what you’re trying to achieve and how long it’ll take to deliver.

One thing I can promise upfront is that my pricing is always completely transparent – there are never any hidden costs. Once a price is agreed, provided there are not any subsequent manjor changes to the brief, I will stick to that.

Check out my portfolio to see examples of my work. From sleek corporate websites to artistic portfolios, via user-friendly eCommerce stores, I’ve helped clients across many industries shine online.

Brightbuild Solutions

A relatively simple Information site for small Sussex carpentry and building services company.

Bona Boutique

An eCommerce shop built using WooCommerce integrating with Printful for fulfilment of fun designs on T-shirts and all sorts of other Print To Order products. For speed of development the Woostify theme was chosen and a child theme was developed on top of that, allowing for a lot of customisation.

Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus

This is the third incarnation of the BrightonGMC website, which I have been responsible for as a Trustee of the charity since 2010. Their web offering covers 4 separate WordPress websites, each with its own, unique, requirements.

PAD Design + Art

Build and maintenance of bi-lingual websites for a leading art and design showcase.

Evie’s Garden

A WooCommerce store to support a charming children’s book.

Let’s get your website started!

Ready to turn your vision into a captivating online reality? Let's start a conversation!

Contact me today to discuss your project, request a quote, or simply explore the possibilities.

Your new online journey begins here.