About James Mackie

A highly experienced web and graphic designer based in Glasgow.
James Mackie - Web and Graphic Designer

I offer a personal service where if possible, I visit or talk to you as many times as required to understand your what you want from your website and to advise you on the best approach to designing it.

I also understand that many people are not familiar with the website design process and aim to make the journey as easy as possible for you – taking time to explain each step. No query is too trivial. I welcome your questions and will do my best to provide answers in simple, jargon free language.

  1. Give non bias advice for free
  2. Listen to your requirements and ideas
  3. Advise on what options will be best for you, not myself
  4. Present options to save you money
  5. What’s your budget and explain the best way to use it
  6. Go the extra mile to ensure client satisfaction
  1. Make promises that cannot be delivered
  2. Cut corners to save time
  3. Sell you something you don’t need
  4. Disappear after your project is finished
  5. Take on half finished projects
  6. Become involved in a bidding war for work


Hello! My name is James Mackie and I’m a experienced web and graphic designer based in Glasgow.

I come from a computer engineering background, designing car components for Lotus, Rolls Royce and Jaguar. Following that, I assisted with the development of websites within the music and leisure industry where I learnt the importance of professionalism, quality of design and presentation and keeping up with marketing and promotional trends which carry these concepts forward into my work now.

I have now been creating websites and graphics for over 10 years and currently have a client base of 137 which stretch from Glasgow, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Carlisle to London, Madrid and Cannes.

I work from my home office in Glasgow, so have less overheads than a larger company, which means I can afford to charge less and dedicate more time to all my projects. I always offer honest and flexible pricing with no hidden costs.


  • Adobe Photoshop 92% 92%
  • WordPress 94% 94%
  • Html5 78% 78%
  • Adobe Dreamweaver 89% 89%
  • html + css 91% 91%
  • Javascript 73% 73%

client-img4WHAT ELSE I DO

I have been drawing and painting for around 20 years as a self-taught artist. My artwork primarily come from my travels, from the diversity of the architecture to the vibrancy of colours I associate with different cities. I love Barcelona, Joan Miró and Gaudi, the hustle of New York and its buildings and the works of Kandinsky, Basquiat, Klee and Picasso, and their interpretation of colour and shape that inspire so much of my work.

View my artwork here: http://www.abstractcolourist.co.uk/


Need a poster, flyer, business card, brochure or banner designed?

Restaurant & Cafe Menus
Posters & Banners
Logos & Business Cards
Letterheads & Invoices
Brochures & Presentation Folders

I have created loads of websites for new businesses.

Starter Websites
Bespoke websites
eCommerce Websites
HTML to WordPress
Business websites

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