Welcome to Pale September, a small web design studio based in Colchester, Essex, dedicated to creating inspirational and bespoke websites for Creatives and the small business or organization.

My aim is to build you a website which is pleasing to the eye, functions in a manner that meets both user and client needs, ranks well with the major search engines and is robust and thus will display well on all current and future browsers and will be accessible to all on whatever device.

I have over 10 years experience and provide a service that is friendly, approachable and professional whether you wish to feel empowered and manage your own website or would prefer to leave your online presence in the hands of a specialist.

At Pale September, I have chosen to work  with websites .

This is because I like the ease, security and peace of mind that this affords for both my clients and myself .

I can be assured of providing you with a robust website where internet security, back-up of webpages and the future proofing  of your site for devices or web browsers not yet developed is all taken care of by the Happiness Engineers at

As all software updates are done automatically by and I will be using templates that have already been written by professional designers, it is a very cost efficient way of having a WordPress website/website.

You will own and have complete control at all times of your domain name, email account and website.

Other Services

I can also assist and advise with many other aspects of your online presence including mailing lists, logo, message boards, setting up domain names and email accounts, and e-commerce.



As a small business owner, it’s really important to be in control of your site, and be able to make changes yourself.  The good news is that is very intuitive and easy to use, and with just a couple of hours of training you can gain the skills you need to make updates and maintain your site yourself.

Create your own website

If you feel confident and would like to create your own website,   I offer an afternoon session in which I will assist you with the set-up of a basic site and provide you with documentation so that you can complete the rest of the site yourself.

This session will include assistance with domain names and email accounts.

Please do not hesitate to contact me for further information on either of the above.

The majority of my web projects are built on which enables the insertion of Paypal buttons but does not provide a fully integrated shopping cart.

For clients interested in a more comprehensive e-commerce, I design for Big Cartel. Please contact the studio if you have a specific e-commerce platform in mind, as it may be an option.