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Brighter by design

Vynl is a new venture run by me, Simon A. Burley.

With over fifteen years experience with internet technologies, and some eleven years building and running a successful web design business (thedesignsalon.com), I have decided to use my knowledge, skills, and continuing enthusiasm to move on into slightly new realms.

It is now my aim to supply as much of our new web design, development, logo design, branding, print design, and marketing services to ethical ventures.

To reach this goal we are initially working on projects which are not specifically ethical in nature, and we will also continue to serve our many valued existing clients. However, I am tipping the balance towards the ethical as quickly as I can without losing the roof over my head.

Example work

British Veterinary Dental Association Website

New website for the British Veterinary Dental Association (BVDA)

The BVDA trains Veterinary and Dental Surgeons and promotes practice, teaching and research of animal dentistry. It champions veterinary dentistry to the public highlighting the importance of good oral care.

The BVDA website uses Wordpress as a content managament system and was produced in association with Chris Spooner from SpoonGraphics.

Visit project

Our customers say

Vynl have created a clear, superb and easy to navigate design for our training school's website, which brings us lots of compliments ... and new customers. Importantly, the website always fares well with the search engines. They also update the site for us on a regular basis and we've always found them to be efficient, courteous and a pleasure to work with. I have no hesitation in highly recommending their services.

- Michael Kern, Director of Craniosacral Therapy Educational Trust

Dedicated to success

Having been in the industry for many years we find ourselves spending a lot of time maintaining existing websites and also helping clients to increase their sales and the size of their customer base. Some of the clients we work regularly with include:

Bags of Bass

Accounts4All

Hallmark Financial Services

No Nonsense Mortgages

Craniosacral Therapy Educational Trust

Gingerbread - single parents, equal families

DJH Interiors

Parish Register - new website is in progress for this client; to be launched early 2014.

Doc Tooth Fairy

Will4Adventure - Great long-term client whose website we are redesigning as we speak. The current website has been online for over eleven years but still receives compliments over it's design which was clean and minimalist when first launched. It has grown to become a little messy over the years and also now needs to be responsive to fit the new media devices on the market. We are working hard to launch a new Will4Adventure website in spring 2014 with an equally long lifespan.

Social marketing

We offer a range of social marketing services for your organisation. Custom Facebook Pages are currently the most popular area amongst our client base. We also offer social network integration on your website and help and advice for gaining targetted followers/fans/friends on the most popular networks such as LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

Email: simon@vynl.co.uk

Branding and logo design

ethical-id logo

ethical-ID has been set up as the branding and logo design division of Vynl.

Big River Walk

Example logo design project for the London based charity event, Big River Walk.

Need branding, a logo, or any sort of promotional material? Please contact simon@vynl.co.uk for a free estimate.

Search engine optimisation (SEO)

Search engine optimisation services for your website are available through a trusted partner. Your site will be optimised, monitored, and adjusted regularly with the aim of maximising its search engine potential. Contracts are offered on a monthly fee basis and/or on commission based on targets and results. Our partner is not one of the plethora of SEO rip-off companies doing the bare minimum for their fee; we utterly despise these sorts of companies. Our partner in SEO works ethically and the results of their work speak for themselves. Email: simon@vynl.co.uk

Hosting services for the future

We offer bespoke ethical hosting. Please email simon@vynl.co.uk if you would like more info.

What do you mean, "ethical" ?

It is not my place to dictate what is, and what isn't, ethical; that simply wouldn't be ethical ! So all I can do is offer you the first question I ask myself when deciding whether or not to take on a new job for Vynl . . .

"Is the main purpose of the project to increase happiness?"

. . . if the answer is "yes", then I will take the job on if I can.

I don't believe that it is possible to be ethical in everything we do. However, I do believe that if I can help increase happiness in the world by what I do in my working life, then it is a worthwhile endeavour. By the way, not to get too deep, but I'm ideally looking for happiness as opposed to pleasure (The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living).

We Support

British Red Cross

Unicef UK

Water Aid

Friends of the Earth

Help for Heroes

. . . and other causes we like - Suggest one