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Friendly, creative & jargon-free

Design Companies in Manchester are not uncommon.

What we do is.

Creating striking offline and online material is our speciality. Whatever your line of work, we have the skills and vision to help your business stand out from the crowd. Don’t wait. Give us a quick call and we’ll explain how.

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Inspired to create.

We love what we do and you’ll quickly find our enthusiasm is contagious.

Between us, we have decades of experience in marketing, and the ever-changing landscape of print and web design keeps us on our toes and pushes us to keep getting better.

Why Trust Us?

Andrea Prickett
Andrea Prickett
Very happy with the ongoing customer service with Designers Up North. Had a really great website built with them many years ago and they continue to provide support all these years later. Thanks to Matt and the team. We'll be back again soon for a website upgrade!
Simon Dewey
Simon Dewey
Jim from Designers up North dropped me a cold email that would have normally gone straight in the bin. But I had already come across their work several times and it had made an impression so we arranged a chat. Talking to Jim, it turned out he really knew his stuff when it came to SEO and marketing - so many web designers (and templates - especially templates) give you a pretty site, but you'll struggle to fit content in or rank the site. Setting up the new site has been a really involved process (maybe because I like to get my hands dirty) - so Matt and Jim listened to my preferences and brief and we have come up with a new look which is a bold new direction, nodding towards both Bauhaus and high end magazines. Overall I'm really happy with the site, but Jim / Matt are still constantly there for support, and keeping an eye out for opportunities to get the website ranking and in the view of my target audience. We're already seeing improvements in rankings and search traffic. Also - the site is constantly tweak able, with an intuitive back end so you can update pages and create visually appealing blogs with ease. It's early days, but I really believe this (despite the high up-front cost) has been my best marketing spend over the last few years and the website they have designed is a really solid platform to grow and build from. Also - they're really personable and always there if you need support/ advice.
Josh Brackup
Josh Brackup
Excellent service from Matt and his team. Always on hand to assist when needed, providing an efficient service and quick turnaround. Would highly recommend!
karl degroot
karl degroot
Nothing was too much trouble. Responsive, professional service, cant speak highly enough about the service that we have received.
Howard Frankel
Howard Frankel
We have dealt with Jim @ Designers Up North Ltd multiple times and the service is always first class! Nothing is too much trouble (including our last minute edits :)). I have no hesitation in recommending them.
Kieran Bywater
Kieran Bywater
I have recently launched a new business and needed some creative expertise to blend with my own ideas. Jim & team were brilliant and spoke to understand the style/ approach I was looking for in regard to a logo for my business. Easy to work with , great results and great guy.
Umayr Azam
Umayr Azam
Great work from Matt who gave our architects business a fresh look on our website. I proposed quite a few challenges in my brief, but Matt was patient throughout. There were areas that I wanted to have more interactivity on the site with images/text appearing as you scroll and having a filter for the portfolio page. These were all added in and solutions found when there was a sticking point. I had no issues with transferring the hosting over to another provider and getting the site live. Really pleased with the results overall. Considering the responsiveness and transparent communication, they provide a competitively priced service.
Nick Haigh
Nick Haigh
I grew to hate my old wedding photography website from a different web designer. Really hard to change anything and just didn't work or look how I wanted it. I got in touch with Matt & Jim from Designers Up North just after the New Year. Working with them has been excellent. Matt has given me a website to be proud of, looks great, works properly and easy to edit if needed. Can't fault these guys, great communication throughout the whole process and If I wanted anything changing it was no problem. If you're on the lookout for a web designer then look no further!
Fiona Sutherland
Fiona Sutherland
We've been with DUN for over 10 years. They are responsive and helpful and also genuinely nice people to deal with. Highly recommended!
Paul Williams
Paul Williams
Fantastic experience with Jim & Matt. They have built two versions of my website and I have gone from under a hundred visitors a month to over 10K. They understood my vision which can be tough as a creative trying to get out what's in your brain. They got it though and have built a site that feels like me to attract my ideal clients. Really down to earth guys who I can't recommend enough. Ginger Beard x

Our Approach.

Each and every project is centred around our four key values to deliver the best outcome for your business.


Marketing your business can seem a daunting and endless pursuit. We take all the complication and jargon away so you can focus on running your business.


We strive to ensure you're getting the best value for your investment. Equally, we'll always tell you what's realistic to achieve and why.

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The first part of every project is to get to know you and your business. This allows us to create great projects that are aligned with your business goals.


We complete every project in a timely manner to take one more thing off your mind. Working to a tight deadline? No problem!

Jim Adams.

Jim is our design and branding expert, bringing nearly 30 years of experience to each and every project. He has an uncanny knack of being able to translate client’s thoughts and ideas into the perfect finished product. In the last 8 years he has developed a reputation with improving wedding photographers SEO and photographers website designs. Jim also loves to get lost in a sketchpad with a pencil and wants to appear on Landscape Artist of the Year one day.

Matt Parker.

Matt is our WordPress web designer and development expert with over 15 years of experience. He has worked on both bespoke sites and multiple CMS and eCommerce platforms providing the correct solution for the correct client, both large and small. Matt has a large interest in SEO, also written bespoke content management systems and oversees the systems which keep Designers Up North a well oiled machine.

We know all sorts of ways to grow your business.

If you ask us, we’ll tell you about them.

Web Design

When done correctly, your website is easily your hardest working asset. We make sure you're getting the most from your 24/7 shop window.

Branding & Logo Design

From logo design to colour choices and tone of voice, consistency and clarity of message is key.

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Print Design

Brochures, business cards, leaflets and many more...the number of ways to get in front of your customer is almost endless.

Digital Marketing

SEO, Social Media and your own website form the core elements of your digital marketing strategy.

Who we are.

At the core we are a small team of dedicated creative professionals, who genuinely love their work.

Between us we have over 30 years of experience working with small and medium businesses to help them realise their potential.

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What we do.

As a graphic design agency, we draw on over 30 years of experience creating print designs, websites and everything in between to help move businesses forward.

Our Work

Don’t just take our word for it.

Check out a small selection of the kind words our clients have had to say.

I’m calling these guys the digital wizards!

“What can I say about Jim and Matt other than they literally got inside my head and knew exactly everything I wanted, absolute legends who have created pure magic and madness.

Listen up, if you want an amazing creative business website, whacky, alternative and want designers who totally can give you what you need… these are your guys!”

Jade MaguireWedding Photographer
Thoroughly deserve 5 stars and would recommend to anyone.

“Jim and Matt were excellent - they took time to understand what we wanted and were very patient with requests for changes and refinements. They delivered a great output, which was exactly what we asked for.”

Nick JacksonSelby Town PCN
Definitely recommend the team at Designers Up North.

“We have worked together on numerous projects, both directly for our own requirements, as well as liaising on work on behalf of our clients. Jim has excellent flair and understanding of a brief when even we don’t know how to explain it and will turn it into a masterpiece!

When tight deadlines appear, he will work his professional magic with calmness, efficiency and humour!”

Louisa HooperJackson-Stops

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