Hello! We are Ffion Atkinson and Becky Trow. We’ve been creating together since we were 9 years old. We used to make potions and cardboard hotels for our pets, but now we design and build bespoke websites and refreshing visual identities, that work.

Obviously a lot has happened in between. Becky’s interest in human behaviour took her to London to study Anthropology, and later Graphic Design, which helped her turn her insights and research skills into a tangible craft. Since studying Software Engineering in Manchester, Ffion has been building websites freelance for a number of years. In 2019, we had both moved back to our beloved hometown, Hebden Bridge and it felt like the perfect time to start collaborating.

Now we’re working together in our attic studio, with hills and trees outside the windows and lots of plants inside, and it feels just right.

We offer two broad services: website design & build and visual branding. You may only need one of these, but if you’re just starting out or going for a full re-brand we’ve got you covered. We are part of a vibrant community of creative professionals, so should you need a copywriter, illustrator or photographer as well, we can point you in the right direction.

Strictly speaking, Becky works on logos, branding and visual site designs, then Ffion turns the site designs into code, but we work together closely from start to finish.

We believe in honest and open communication. We want to build things that make the world a more positive and nourishing place for us all to live. To push boundaries, connect people and inspire changing perspectives.  

We’d love to talk to you about what you do and why. And we really listen. This allows us to share your excitement and visions and communicate this with the people you want to reach.

If you think we would work well together and you’d like to find out more, say hello@ffandb.studio and let’s have a chat! Please feel free to take a look at our other projects too.

Please note, we're currently booked up for new projects, until February 2021.

Frequently Asked Questions 

What exactly can you do for me/us?

Our packages are bespoke and we always provide a quote that is completely tailored to you and your needs. We offer the following: Web Design, Web Development and Logo Design (including providing brand guidelines regarding use of colours and fonts). In some cases, we can do other graphic design too (for example, business cards, flyers, signage, menus…), just let us know what you need and we’ll let you know what we can do. If we can’t help, we’ll do our best to recommend another suitable creative professional. 

 

Will my website be easy to update? 

Yes! You will have a custom admin area, where you can quickly and easily add, change and delete content. We will encourage you to be self sufficient, and give you the tools and confidence to keep your site up to date. This ensures that what your visitors see is reliable, accurate and interesting.

But never feel alone. If you need clarification on something once we’ve signed a project off, or would like us to make substantial changes, we will be happy to help. We will provide a time estimate and let you know our current hourly rate. 

 

Will you host my website? 

For Django websites (the majority that we build), we manage your hosting for you, on Opalstack. This means we make sure the site is running smoothly, everything is up to date and crucially, that regular backups are taken. We charge as little as £4/month for this and you will not need to purchase your own web hosting / web space, unless you really want to of course! For e-commerce sites, we usually use Shopify, and your plan with them will include hosting.

 

Will my website be mobile friendly?

Absolutely! It’s crucial that websites adapt to different device and screen sizes, so we wouldn’t dare build one that didn’t.

 

Can you help me get a domain name and email address?

Yes! We always encourage our clients to register their domains themselves, so they remain in full control of them, but we can talk you through every step and make recommendations tailored to you.

 

Can you help with SEO?

The sites we build are accessible, responsive and high performance, as well as securely encrypted, which already puts you in good stead. In our code, we also make appropriate use of semantic HTML and heading tags. In your admin area, you will be able to manage the title and meta description for each page, but when it comes to writing these, you’ll need to do that yourself or work with an SEO expert. We can help you set up Google Search Console and Analytics, so your reach can be monitored. 

 

Can you help me update my existing Squarespace or WordPress site?

I’m afraid that’s not something we offer at this time.

 

Do you use templates?

Nope! We pride ourselves on building our designs from scratch, meaning that the resulting site (and CMS) is lean, bespoke and beautiful. 

 

I don’t live in Hebden Bridge / Yorkshire / the UK, can we still work together?

Of course! So far, we have happy clients in two continents. We always like to chat face-to-face initially, so in this case, we would just arrange a meeting on Skype/Zoom instead of your favourite café.