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About Me

My journey to web design has been anything but straightforward. If you had told me at 22 that I would become a WordPress and Shopify expert by the time I was 47, I would have found it hard to believe.

In my early 20s, I had the privilege of managing The Oringal Levis Store in Reading, Watford, and Guildford. Despite the common perception that careers in retail are not highly regarded, I must honestly say that I absolutely loved it. Working for Levis at that time was an incredible experience. We received extensive training on products and customer service, and our main focus was to help customers find the perfect pair of jeans. The customer journey was at the core of everything we did. On top of that, we were able to dress in stylish clothes, listen to music we enjoyed, and regularly attended festivals, concerts, and even The Brit Awards. It was an amazing period of my life. However, with the introduction of Sunday opening, I eventually realised that I wanted to reclaim my weekends.

Following my time at Levis, I transitioned into working in outsourced recruitment solutions within the financial services industry. Over the course of 15 years with Hyphen – Prudential, I managed a team of recruiters, implemented technologies, and successfully project managed numerous change programs. Many of the skills I utilise today directly stem from the valuable experience I gained during that period.

In 2008, I married my incredible husband Richard Tidmarsh, a talented web developer. Together, we decided to start a family, and we welcomed our first son in 2009, followed by our second son in 2012. With a desire for a change of scenery, we relocated from London to the peaceful Wiltshire countryside. At this point, I made the decision to leave behind my corporate life and focus on nurturing our growing family. In 2014, we joyfully welcomed our third and final son.

The urge to return to work resurfaced once our youngest started school. I was determined to find a career that would allow me to utilise the skills I had acquired while maintaining flexibility and being present for my children. It was my husband who suggested exploring web design, and with his guidance, I eagerly embarked on the journey of retraining. Through gradual growth and word-of-mouth referrals, I have been able to build my business.

Today, I can confidently say that web design is where I belong. I have the privilege of working with a diverse range of businesses and applying the knowledge and skills accumulated throughout my professional journey, including my time at Levis. I genuinely love what I do, finding immense satisfaction in being a part of my clients’ journeys. Creating beautiful websites and assisting them in achieving their goals brings me great joy.

 

Testimonials

What my clients think...

Victoria Pickford
Victoria Pickford
15 March 2024
Tess is simply wonderful. I can’t recommend her enough. She is kind, patient and very talented. I struggled with sharing my vision for the site and where we’ve landed is better than I could have imagined. It’s stylish, simple and yet has the quirks that you want to show off professionalism and a high class brand. She stuck to budget too which is no mean feat and something I’m very grateful for. If you use her to build your website, you won’t be disappointed.
Liz Davis
Liz Davis
12 March 2024
Tess has just done the most amazing job on my new website. It was such a painless process and the whole project was turned around very quickly! She is very pleasant to deal with and is also great at trouble-shooting and resolving any technical problems. My site now not only looks amazing, but the feedback I have received so far is its very easy to use and navigate – people want to be able to find the info they’re looking for quickly and easily – which they now can. Tess is also amazing at making sure you get your marketing message across effectively using text and graphics, and has a superb eye for design.
rosie wright
rosie wright
12 December 2023
Tess is great with her work. She gets straight to it and exceeds expectations and is always happy to help explain and guide me through her work.
Jo Penny
Jo Penny
12 December 2023
So pleased with the end result and the whole journey to produce a fantastic looking website. Tess makes the experience personalised and respects that not everyone has technology background knowledge. After service is great too so you never feel on your own to deal with any issues or questions. Highly recommended!
Poornima Janakiraman
Poornima Janakiraman
27 November 2023
Last year I decided to get my website redesigned and was looking for a web designer / developer. I finally found Tess and after our initial meet & greet, I was sold!! Tess is extremely reliable, creative and very professional. She made sure I got what I wanted for the website and most importantly she listened to what I was looking for. We went through couple of iterations and she came out with the best colors and designs. The end result was absolutely stunning! Thanks again Tess for all your help!! 😊
Julia Alderman
Julia Alderman
21 November 2023
I adore my website made my Tess. She has a wonderful eye for colour and design, is super efficient and professional. I highly recommend her services and she is brilliant to work with.
Sabine Werner
Sabine Werner
21 November 2023
Loved to work with Tess. She did an amazing job setting up my shopify website and helping me to navigate through it independently. Tess is very knowledgeable, reliable and a pleasure to work with.
Imogen Kunzer
Imogen Kunzer
20 November 2023
Amazing service and knowledge and love our website! Thank you so much for all of your hard work and time spent getting our website across the line. Really appreciate it and so pleased with the final product!
Helga Soket
Helga Soket
18 November 2023
Big thanks to Tess for the fantastic job she did! I'm absolutely in love with my new website and couldn't be prouder. If you're after a well-made, gorgeous, and clean-looking website for your small business, look no further. Tess is your person! She's great at communicating with super positive vibes, has a fantastic eye for design, and is skilled at troubleshooting. Teaming up with her web developer husband, they can handle anything related to websites. Thanks again!
Jemma Banks
Jemma Banks
18 November 2023
Tess created a fantastic site for our school PTA. It is really aesthetically pleasing and very user friendly. Super service all round!