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SmartaStudio is a global brand agency designing, building and transforming the world’s most ambitious brands.

Ethics

We create world-class digital products, communications, and brands.

  • Strategy

    We are obsessed with how things look and work and constantly look to improve our work by analysing every small detail of the world in ways that a normal person does not. Whether its a menu in a restaurant or a sign outside a shop window, we always imagine ways that we could make that better…

  • Brand identity

    A brand today is all about how it makes your customers feel. It's not just a logo, but rather a cohesive system that spans across all areas of your business. We're an agency offering a full-scale solution from naming and logo design to communications and style guides.

  • User experience

    We're a user experience and user interface design agency focused on improving conversion and increasing customer engagement. We create products and services that provide outstanding usability while fully embracing your brand's personality.

  • Development

    Our full‑stack engineering team provides front‑end and back‑end development services working closely with our designers.

  • Websites

    We're a web design agency creating next‑level websites by strategically blending user experience and brand storytelling. Our web designers and developers create responsive websites that feel at home on any device. Product landing pages, marketing sites, and eCommerce stores – we do it all.

Services

Using the technology available to everyone to provide our high quality services to the world.

About SmartaStudio

01 Design

Branding, brochure design, packaging design, prospectus design, marketing literature, advertising campaigns, event signage, large scale print designs.

02 Development

Web design, web application, portfolios, local/international businesses, corporate websites, event websites, SEO, #1 Google Placements service, Ecommerce, fully tailored and custom-built.

03 Marketing

Industry-focused marketing campaigns, HTML email building, social media marketing.

Testimonials

“I worked with Smarta Studio on a recent project originating new corporate websites and reconditioning existing ones coincident upon the merger of various brands into one. This was a complex undertaking requiring agility, attention to detail, responsiveness, adaptability, and also a high level of creativity. I am pleased to say that Smarta Studio excelled on all these requirements, and delivered a best-in class service and exceptional web-sites. It was a pleasure working with them, and I would thoroughly recommend them for any website design projects you may be considering.”

Chris Young
Managing Director, Elite Marketing & Communications International

“The brief was to develop a website that explained the provenance of my craft Gin business, and to tie it into the location of the distillery in the Yorkshire Dales. I was able to provide a back of a napkin idea of what I had in mind, but the results from Smarta Studio were absolutely fantastic, and fulfilled the brief and some. It is extremely important in the highly competitive world of craft gin production to have an outward profile that conveys the real essence of what you do, and to show why your product stands out from the crowd. Smarta Studio have achieved this for us, and are an exceptional organisation.”

Chris Taplin
Owner, Taplin & Mageean Spirit Company

“I have been working with Smarta Studio for the past 12 months and endorse their work and superb customer service. We require regular changes to our site from a design perspective once – twice-a-month, which is always actioned quickly and efficiently. I highly recommend their web building and design service.”

Steven Burgin
Owner, Steven Burgin

“Smarta Studio have built and maintain our sites daily for the past 18 months. Their brief was to build 3 event websites for our International events and the results were outstanding. Along with continual SEO work and constant updating our websites are page 1 ranked across many search pertaining to keywords in pharmaceutical and pharmacy searches. They are simply some of the best web builders, designers I have had the chance to work with and we continue to work closely with the team today.”

Scott Lloyd
Director, FPS Events

“We employed Smarta Studio to re-design our Plastech Additive Manufacturing website and build a new site the new business we launched in 2019 for the 3D Printing market. We met with the Smarta Studio team at their offices and whilst the build was taking place we revisited and spent the day working with the design team whilst the project edged closer to being live.”

Stephen Rundle
Managing Director, Plastech Industries

“I can’t thank you and the team enough for the level of support you have provided following the launch of our new website.  The small tweaks we requested after going live were implemented immediately and accurately.  Throughout the development phase, we were consulted at every step and this gave us high-level confidence that our new website would be just what we wanted.  We will certainly use you again and recommend your business to others.”

Nigel Baker
Director, Plastech Solutions Limited

“I had been looking for a decent website design company for over 3 months and never seemed to get far… it was all about selling more and more products.

I then came across SmartaStudio and they put me onto Ryan, within 1 week I had a brand new site built from scratch, everything I asked Ryan did straight away… very friendly and informative throughout the process, just over the moon with the website and company as well as Ryan… GREAT SERVICE.”

Tim Cruise
Owner, Barrow Landscaping

“We engaged with SmartaStudio to design an exhibitor portal for our customers to access. Historically, we have managed this time-consuming task through an emailed form which our customers complete once they have been contracted and then return to us. The brief was to completely automate this process through an online system via our website and after a few video conferencing meetings with the Smarta Studio team, we have now received a platform that reduces our input by 100%. The clean interface and automated forms that Ryan and his team have built all lead back to a single document that gets updated in real-time and sends direct notifications to our team if and when someone accesses and completes the required forms. Our company has saved over 6 weeks of full-time work through the platform they have built and we can’t thank the SmartaStudio team enough for their continued support and creativity to make this process what it is today.”

Emma Jayne-Louise
Director, Smarta Events

“We have been really pleased with SmartaStudio’s vision and understanding of our business and was able to convey that in a modern and fresh way, overall we’re absolutely delighted with the resulting website, cost, communication and professional service we have received.”

Chris & Jamie Roberts
NetLinx Cabling

FAQ

  • What separates SmartaStudio from other design agencies?

    We get this question a lot. There are many competent UX agencies in the UK alone and even more globally. It’s hard to be different when the standard is so high.

    So how do we stand out? First and foremost, it’s the quality of our work and the craft it takes to make it. The digital products and interfaces we create are easy to use, look great, and represent your brand in the best way possible. Then, it’s the people who make your project a reality. We always assign a multidisciplinary team of senior designers, developers, and other specialists.

    Our proposals are all based on your company, your budget and your ideas. We do not overcharge and will always try our best to support our clients and their needs.

    Finally, unlike most traditional user experience design companies, we combine creative and product design capabilities under one roof and on the same project. Imagine a branding firm meets a UX consultancy — that’s us.

  • Can your agency help me with web design and development?

    Yes, we can. We’re famous for creating dazzling marketing websites that meet our clients’ goals by merging brand storytelling and award‑winning web design with the latest and greatest web technologies. Our sites convert well, and people share them like crazy, which helps us get new clients who are already huge fans of our work.

  • How much does it cost to use your services?

    Our pricing is directly related to the project scope, timeline, deliverables, and team composition. When the scope isn’t set in stone, or the project is very dynamic, we prefer engaging on a time and materials basis where you pay us for the time spent. However, most of our engagements are fixed‑price contracts. In this case, we’ll give you a detailed proposal after learning as much as possible about your project. All estimates are calculated based on the hourly rates and the number of hours we think the job will take.

  • Do you do branding or should I hire a separate branding agency?

    Yes, we do. Our capabilities include research, brand strategy, logo design, visual identity, communication design, and style guide development, among other things.

    However, our clients often provide us either with a brand strategy or even a complete visual identity package. In these cases, we use the current brand foundation as a starting point, not just carefully applying it to whatever we’re designing but making sure we extend and enrich the brand while staying true to its roots.

  • Do you work with startups? If so, how can my early‑stage company afford you?

    As a UK‑based UX design agency, we partner with startups big and small all the time. What can be better than helping founders bring to life ideas the world has never seen before? We enjoy a fast‑moving environment that challenges our skillset and process.

    The ultimate achievement for us is seeing our startup clients grow and take over the world.

    We have special discounted rates for startups we believe in. Email our Director Ryan to learn more.

  • What process should I expect from your UX agency?

    Our UI/UX design process is based on the design thinking methodology, which allows us to be flexible, adapting to almost any project type and collaboration model. While each engagement is unique, we always go through the following key phases:

    Discovery & Research
    We usually start by consolidating all available project documentation and scheduling workshops with your team. During those sessions, we interview key stakeholders, collaborate on requirements, as well as ideate and plan the next steps. When possible, we’d want to talk to your current or potential customers to understand their needs and pain points. In some cases, we may need to audit your existing product to identify opportunities for improvements. We will also review competitor products, gather design references, and document best practices.

    Strategy & Concepts
    Based on the discovery & research results, we synthesize a strategic direction and define an approach to drive our design process. We explore different concepts to establish such core elements as information architecture, key screen layouts, and visual design direction. We then validate the resulting concept with users and stakeholders. Once the feedback is in, we make necessary updates to proceed with designing the rest of the product.

    UI/UX Design
    After the concept has been approved, we start designing the UI and UX, continuously conducting user tests, and iterating along the way. The main activities include user flow mapping, wireframing, user interface design, interaction design, and prototyping. We hand off design assets to developers using tools like Zeplin and provide a comprehensive style guide that includes a UI component library, UX guidelines, and complete user flows.

  • How can I get a proposal for my project?

    Please send us an email first with a quick summary of your project or an RFI/RFP. We usually reply within 24 hours to schedule an introductory call and ask any immediate questions. During our first call, we will ask a lot of questions about the project goals, audience, budget, timeline, and other essential details. We can sign an NDA if necessary, but we always treat all client conversations as confidential.

    After the call, we may request various documentation such as a design brief, project requirements, past designs, etc. If we’re redesigning an existing website, we’ll want to demo or try it ourselves. We will email you a proposal and can schedule a video call to walk you through it. The proposal will include a detailed description of our approach, project phases, activities, and deliverables, team composition, and relevant case studies.

  • Can you help us with Google SEO?

    Yes, we can. We offer top of the range Google SEO services, providing your business with the best of chances of exposure on Google.

    At SmartaStudio we work closely with you to define and plan your perfect SEO campaign, from what keywords to target, how to target them and then we can also work with you to get the most out of your new visitors, through CRO (Conversion Rate Optimisation).

  • Can you help us with email and social media marketing campaigns?

    Yes, we can. We offer bespoke designed email marketing campaigns along with branded and bespoke social media graphics to further improve your business across all platforms of the online world.

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