web design & development
graphic design
marketing

Big Dynamite

We are Designamite - a no frills web development, graphic design and marketing agency hell bent on providing high quality, high performance creativity and engineering without the need for blowing massive budgets.

How do we do it? We're a low profile and efficient business with low overheads - no sales reps, no secretaries, no flashy cars, no business lunches, no deep pile carpet, and definitely, definitely no techno babble.

What you get for your money is a highly experienced multi skilled team of plain speaking and motivated creatives, designers, developers, CGI artists, marketeers and project managers that really understand what they're supposed to do - turn your investment into hard profit!

About Us

We’ve been in business for over 16 years now. The two directors, Paul and Karen, have 20 and 16 years of experience respectively, but if you add up all our staff we're talking over 160 years. So you can be sure there are no jumped up whippersnapper know-alls here!

We aim high with quality - there’s no distinction between us and a big national agency in our output. There is a huuuuuuuuge distinction between our hourly rates though...

...so, big company quality (and results), but small company service levels. There’s no back-room in a third world country - you deal with our very loyal in-house staff, most of which have been with us since graduation. Once you get to know us, it’s a long term relationship, there’s no high turnover of staff like a larger company.

meet the team

proposition

explosive ideas

Creative design that delivers. Everyone can tell the difference between an interesting idea and a dull one, but who really cares - we're not into design or marketing awards. What really matters, and what we strive for, is ideas that deliver distinctive marketing messages - ideas that get our clients noticed, ideas that use the right tone of voice and above all, ideas that motivate.

bomb-proof production

If you care about getting things right as much as we do, you'll invest in a design and development team with the experience of doing just that. It's not to say that we take a sledgehammer to crack a nut, but we do select a combination of suitably experienced designers, web developers and industry standard technology that are appropriate to the task, in order to design and build robust solutions. We build websites that work, work work, web applications that are a joy to use, colours that print brilliantly, words that sing and pictures that fly.

split-second timing

Designed and produced on time, every time. We've never spoken to a design consultancy or advertising agency that hasn't claimed to beat impossible deadlines, in the same way that we've never met a salesman without a winning smile. Impossible deadlines are either impossible or they're not. Next time you have a hairy scary problem and not enough time to think, speak to us and we will come up with a solution or tell you plain...

relentless efficiency

A design agency with low hourly rates? We don't like wasting money, yours or ours - it's not in anyone's interest. We need to be profitable and you need to be sure that you're buying your marketing tools and websites from us at the minimum possible cost. We buy keenly but without compromising quality, we use tried and tested suppliers and build worthwhile relationships, we don't take risks with your money, we don't over specify, we don't over design, and above all we don't waste time.

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Our Services

Our broad based experience within most business sectors means our range of services are extensive, covering both digital solutions and conventional paper based marketing tools, with specialist focus in:

graphic design, corporate identity & brand development

Although we have them, we're not into design or marketing awards. What really matters, and what we strive for, are ideas that deliver distinctive marketing messages - ideas that get our clients noticed, ideas that use the right tone of voice and above all, ideas that motivate and create profit for our clients.

advertising &
marketing campaigns

We're going to give all your clients an iPad and paint the Pyramids blue… everything is possible with enough money, but who's paying for it? We live in the real world where marketing budgets just don't stretch to that! We have lots of experience squeezing as much exposure out of your marketing budget as possible - fully integrated campaigns… advertising and PR, brand communication and market research, promotions, competitions and surveys, copywriting and copy-polishing, direct mail, SMS and email marketing, event management, corporate hospitality and on-line marketing (PPC, SEO and viral).

direct marketing planning, production & fulfillment

We can help define what to do and where, which prospect lists to buy or how to better manage your own. We can advise on delivery and distribution methods, managing the whole process from concept to fulfillment. Be it a simple well worded letter or an all singing all dancing multi-touch campaign with post, email and SMS follow ups, we have the experience of making a splash, making your direct marketing stand out from the crowd, making your proposition more enticing, making it work harder and deliver more.

web design, web applications & mobile apps

We've been delivering innovative on-line solutions since the mid-nineties. Back then it was a mighty team of one person and a vision that went beyond colour television and sliced bread. From simple brochure sites through to highly complex web and mobile applications, even full blown business systems - if you can define it we can build it. Actually, if you can name it, we can define it and then build it!

database services lead nurturing & bespoke CRM systems

If you value your leads - Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is the way forward. We design and build powerful bespoke lead nurturing and marketing systems, and produce and fulfill highly targeted direct mail, email and SMS marketing campaigns to your prospects and customers. All activities are recorded and supported by detailed periodical and/or live statistical reporting that help prove Return on Investment (ROI) for marketing activities and the system itself.

Computer Generated Imagery (CGI's)

We have traditional and skilled illustrators and animators who use the latest technology and software to produce realistic visualisations & animations to help sell ideas and bring concepts into reality. We’ve created everything from characters and product prototyping to hundreds of architectural images and fly-throughs for the new homes industry.

"Designamite provide high-quality, effective marketing for our company. They often go above and beyond what is asked of them and the work they create is delivered on-time, to a continual high standard, and is regularly proven to drive sales and increase traffic to our website."

company Brian McWhinnie
Group Sales & Marketing Manager
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Clients

We have no sales function - this website is it! We get all our work through recommendation - clients come and they stay: even the few clients that leave usually come back! We currently have over 100 active clients of all shapes and sizes, across most industry sectors - yours is probably here, but if not... great, a new challenge.

  • Agriculture
  • Housebuilding / Property
  • Art
  • Information Technology
  • Automotive
  • Legal
  • Charities
  • Manufacturing
  • Communications
  • Medical and Health
  • Super Computing
  • Military
  • Construction
  • Printing
  • Consulting
  • Professional Services
  • Education
  • Publishing
  • Energy
  • Research
  • Entertainment
  • Retail
  • Estate Agents
  • Science & Nano Technology
  • Financial Services
  • Security
  • Hospitality
  • Tourism & Leisure
 

Portfolio

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We’ve got a huge portfolio of work, but we find it bores the hell out of people, so here are some examples of recent work instead. We'd love to show you our portfolio in person, tailored to your business needs. Give us a call and we will arrange a suitable time to come along to your offices, or if you're passing, why not pop into our Exeter studio (please call first though so we can have a quick tidy up!).

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Contact Us

Our offices are based in Exeter, at the end of the M5 motorway in the South West of England. Although we service clients nationally, it's a nice place to visit...

Designamite Ltd.
7 Oak Business Units
18 Thorverton Road
Matford
Exeter EX2 8FS

tel: +44 (0)1392 667600
email: sparks@designamite.co.uk

Office hours are 9am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday.

(please don’t tell the staff or nothing will ever get done)

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Company Information
Company Number: 4777921
VAT Number: 817 8199 89

Registered in England:
2 Barnfield Crescent
Exeter EX1 1QT

(please don't use this postal address... our accountants are only faintly amused)