How it works

Below you can find out a little bit about how I build websites, and the technologies and approaches I use.

  • Dialog
    Every project begins with a conversation.

    Getting to know you, and the precise needs of your website is the first step.
  • Concept
    Next up is sketching, protyping and exploring different approaches.

    Regular feedback and review is vital.
  • Development
    Once we have the perfect design, development can begin.

    I provide regular updates so you can follow my progress.
  • Testing
    Testing a website before launching is crucial.

    I’ll test it on all common browsers and the most popular devices.
  • Launch
    Everything is in place and your site is now ready to meet the world!

Built using the latest and greatest frameworks
Secure and simple custom Wordpress backend
Host your site with me, free backups included
Mobile & tablet friendly responsive design
Stat tracking with built in Google Analytics
Optimised for Google's own SEO guidelines

Still got questions? Check out the FAQ page, or shoot me an email.

Recent Projects


Munich and the Mountains

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Munich and the Mountains is a lifestyle and travel blog that draws focus to events, spaces and life in the alpine regions of Italy, Austria, France and Germany.  As such a huge priority was placed not just on creating a functional and useful website, but one that aesthetically reflects the high standard of photography used throughout.

Over the years the site has grown to provide a huge amount of content, all presented in unique and surprising ways.

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Marc Teitler

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Marc Teitler’s work spans Musicals, films, plays and albums. Marc approached me to build a beautiful and carefully designed website that perfectly reflected his body of work.

Focus was placed on finding a simple balance between beautiful typography and imagery. The site uses a structural motif built around the notion of three acts, three pages, three columns, and three projects within each.

The site uses a customised wordpress backend that allows Marc to easily update and manage the site himself.

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Artconnect is an online network for visual artists, creative professionals, companies, and art lovers, established in 2010 here in Berlin.

In 2015 I was brought in as Artconnect’s lead designer, helping guide them through an overdue relaunch that would allow them to reposition themselves as not just a local but international service.

Rethinking such a popular platform from the ground up, offered a range of new challenges, and a great opportunity to learn directly from other members of the team.

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A mysterious project from a mysterious character! Paper face is the anonymous side project of a well known musician based in the London.

The aim was to provide a quick, yet fun stopping point for fans to get the latest glimpses and updates regarding Paperface’s movements.

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My African Food Map

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Tuleka Prah’s project is about cataloging and sharing popular African recipes and documenting her food-related experiences.

The site we created together allows her to share the recipes she’s learned and discovered through her beautiful photographs and instructional videos.

It was key to develop a website that looked great but was also simple and fast to load as a good portion of her intended audience may have unreliable connections.

The result is a beautiful and extremely useful website, that has been featured on CNN and other large media outlets.

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Cafe Gipfeltreffen

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Cafe Gipfeltreffen is a well known and much loved cafe / restaurant in the heart of Kreuzberg here in Berlin. They came to me to help them redevelop their online presence.

The result is a site that beautifully reflects the casual, typically Berlin style of their space.

The website is mobile ready and includes a wordpress backend specifically tailored to allow them to easily update and modify their weekly menus.

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Breon Rydell

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Breton Rydell is a Scottish writer, musician and collaborator in many artistic fields. He came to me to find a solution to a problem, how to create a site that pulls all these different aspects of his work into a single concise website.

The result is a constantly evolving sketchbook-like creation, featuring a custom built system that allows Breon full creative control over the layout and structure of the site.

The site features a host of different techniques and media including, video and audio, all of which are optimised to work on all platforms and devices.

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Moutique is a boutique independent booking agency, focused on providing their services for a whole host of different musical acts throughout Europe.

My task was to not only update, simplify and revitalise their visual aesthetic, but to create a new forward looking platform that represents their current roster while also keeping track of their previous roster, and paying homage to their long history of working within in the industry.

The site provides information about which acts are currently on tour, while also featuring all the latest musical tastes directly from the team at Moutique.

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Tim Walker

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Timothy Walker is an actor, director and writer based in London.  He came to me looking for a website that allowed him to clearly and eleganlty present his work online.

We worked closely together to find a clean visual aesthetic that put the focus directly on his different projects.

The site is optimised for desktop, mobile and tablets and easily updated and maintained through a custom wordpress backend.

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  • Tuleka Prah - My African Food Map

    It was the easiest thing to work with Ryan! Right from the start, he was professional, approachable and responsive. I came to him with a basic impression of what I wanted and he surpassed all expectations, delivering a website I'm really proud of. I've already recommended him to others, and would do so again and again, with the greatest of pleasure.

  • Breon George Rydell

    From entry point to finish, Ryan Hays, hits all the right notes. He is a solutions-based designer, able to intuitively, integrate complex challenges, with ease. The result for me, has been a unique website, with a design that is striking, elegant and cutting edge. Ryan's service, insight and attention to detail is of the highest order, and the continuing technical back-up is invaluable. Quite simply, it is the best web design company, I have ever worked with.

  • Marc Teitler

    Ryan has designed two websites for me and I have been ecstatic with the results. Ryan is a great listener and equally great at finding creative ways to realise ideas. He has the visual flair of a fine artist whilst being very sensitive to elegant functionality. I have found the branding of my site perfectly fits with the music I write.

  • Paperface

    Ryan Hays has built two different sites for me. He really understood what I wanted in each case and was able to add an element of visual design and general usability that lifted the finished result into something special, easy to use, and very cool. I always had the sense that he was trying to understand what I wanted. The work was done on and time and at great value. I have already recommended him to friends and would not hesitate to do so again.

  • Timothy Walker

    I am not in the least tech savvy and although I wanted to have my own website I had been putting off the decision. I really liked a friend's website built by Ryan. It was clear, bold, easy to navigate and sophisticated in it's layout and content.

    Ryan was exceptional to work with: easy going, responsive, creative and extremely efficient. Within the parameters of my specific requirements and budget I am totally happy with the results.