Trust a designer who understands your startup DNA

The designer you choose will shape how the world sees your business. Collaborate with an expert who can bring your startup vision to life. Turn your ideas into powerful products that break through the mundane and make people take notice.

“I was really impressed with Simon’s professionalism, dedication to the project and speed of execution. He communicated clearly and had great ideas whilst working effectively within the constraints of the brief. The quality of his work exceeded my high expectations.”

— Simon Evans, Product Manager at Preoday

I'm Simon McCade, a designer based in Bristol, England

I always knew that innovation and ideas excited me. New ways of looking at the world and visualising how and why things work are at the core of who I am. Becoming a designer was inevitable!

Two cities have been central to my success — Carlisle, where I was born and raised, and Bristol where I have honed my career. I bring the straightforward, no-nonsense approach of a Northerner and combine that with the breadth of experience that a modern, vibrant city like Bristol provides.

Since coming to Bristol in 2009, I’ve been both fascinated and welcomed by the local, fast-moving startup scene. I learned the most important principles of working with startups at all stages — collaboration, speed, flexibility, and getting stuff done!

As a designer, I know the profound responsibility I have to the startups I work with. It takes an enormous amount of trust to hire a designer who is going to influence your entire UX, UI, branding, and digital products. I work on websites, apps, SaaS, and digital products to drive up revenue, conversion, and engagement.

I also know that finding the right designer means we can accomplish amazing things together.

The principles I stand by

Startups don’t just want to hire someone who is good at what they do, they also have to be easy to work with, share a similar approach, and look at things in a slightly different way…

Results focussed

You have business goals you want to achieve. I create the design solutions to help you build extraordinary products, websites, and more..

Open minded

You share strong ideas about the UX, UI, and branding you need for your digital product. I polish those ideas into powerful designs and user experiences.

Adaptable approach

You work in a fast-moving, unpredictable, shifting environment. I’m flexible enough to deal with any changes and still meet your deadlines.

Straightforward thinking

You need a simple, clear approach to digital product design. I provide ideas, recommendations, and advice to help you achieve that.

User centric

You want your customers to love your products. I use best practices in UX and UI to create an experience that will delight your users.

Easy collaboration

You seek a designer who can easily fit into your team and workflow. I build a rapport with you and your team to make the design process responsive and straightforward.

Who I've worked with

I’ve enjoyed working with startups and established businesses from diverse industries, all bringing exciting and unique challenges.

Helastel logo design
True Digital logo design
HP logo design
HPE logo design
BT logo design
e3 logo design
Anana logo design
Nationwide logo design
Preoday logo design
CX Partners logo design
DAS Insurance Expenses logo design
M&S logo design

Learn how other clients feel about my startup design services

I’m delighted that my clients have loved my work enough to share the following testimonials:

“If you want to work with somebody who understands your aims, objectives and is able to represent them in creative domain, Simon is your man!”

— Iouri Prokhorov, Managing Director at Helastel

“Simon created the current Anana corporate look and feel, based on our ethos of modern, clean and bright, and applies those principles rigorously to all work that he produces for us.”

— Chris Woodward, CEO at Anana

“Simon’s creative instincts and ability to manage the design process to a point of delivery are second-to-none. He is collaborative, imaginative and technically-skilled.”

— Matthew Goodman, Founder at Map My Health

“Simon exceeded our expectations in every aspect and has given us confidence to move forward with a fantastic new company image. We cannot thank him enough and intend on working with him again.”

— Luke Barrett, Director at Épure Design

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