"Fred came to us as on recommendation and was patient, honest and open throughout the process, making us feel like we were his only customer. Fred's sole interest wasn't just in the design of our website but also in the business behind the project. He designed a simple, effective and creative website that encapsulates Barlows and we are delighted with the result. We would strongly recommend his services."
Lee Walker - Barlows
"Northstar took an amateur website, that if anything did us more harm than good, and produced a slick, professional site that is a credit to our business. The ability to upload battery specifications, and a newsletter to keep all our customers up to date with developments, has enhanced our service and will cut print costs"
Andrew Brook-Smith - IBL
"Creating a successful presence on the Internet is so much more than just having a pretty website built. You need the person behind it to be knowledgeable and trustworthy - someone who will pay attention to the all important detail. Fred is all this and more. His knowledge and application of SEO is bordering on Über geek. Thinking of having a website built? Avoid the growing number of alleged 'experts' (people who claim to know what they're doing) and go straight to Fred. You won't regret it."
Mike Warren - Per Call
"What a refreshing change in this world of computers shrouded in mystery and 'gobbledygook'. Here is a man with the a great ability to put things over in a straight forward and easy to understand way - well done Fred. He stuck to the brief and delivered a great value site on time and on budget and always with a patient, enthusiastic and professional approach throughout. Delighted with the site and got good new enquiries in the first week and orders from new customers in week two, what more can you ask for?"
Chris Walshaw - Byron & Brown
"I have worked with Fred on a number of projects and have recommended him to a number of my clients; each time he manages to exceed expectation. He's creative, personable, efficient, effective, and actually has a way of steering you in order to ensure the project result is outstanding. He's also very funny and great company. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending him for any project."
Emma Hall - Marketing Consultant
"A first class job turned round in an unbelievably short period of time. It was a complete package: new logo, website, stationery ... that has transformed the look of my company. I have recommended Fred to all my clients."
Barry Daniels - Cauldron
"Fred performed some SEO and copywriting for our group websites. His work was of an excellent standard and I would not hesitate to recommend him for this type of work."
Cairn Emmerson - Intrahost
"Fred is an excellent copywriter and very tuned in to SEO, he always provides a great service."
Mike Archibald - 939 Design
"Northstar came on recommendation, and I am very pleased with the results. Fred understood the brief, came up with some great ideas both creatively, and in ways in which the site could work better for the company. He was enthusiastic, pro-active, and I was advised throughout the whole process. I would strongly recommend his services."
Anthony Birks - Fidelis Resourcing
"We were delighted when we received the logo for our new company. Fred had designed a corporate image which was a very strong starting point on which to base our profile and web marketing campaign. Fred then developed a stylish, easy to navigate and informative web site. We were impressed with Fred’s professionalism; he has made our web site an interesting place to visit with bespoke technical features. We could completely rely on Fred as he had all the ‘know how’ to make the site generate leads as well as finding solutions to integrate the website with our in-house data management systems. We are looking forward to working with Fred to continually update the website with news items, blogs and the all important optimization. Thank you Fred."
Julie Atkinson - Apollo Solar
"Many thanks for a great job. The feedback has been terrific and you have delivered exactly the product that I required. This is no mean feat as I didn't really know in any detail what I wanted when I came to you! The whole project became a collaboration and I am very grateful to you for the qualities of patience and restraint that you exhibited throughout."
John Davies - John Davies Landscape
"Northstar took an embryonic idea and turned it into an exciting and dynamic showcase for my company's products. I recommend this company whole heartedly, and thank Fred for his unswerving enthusiasm throughout the whole project."
Peter Doran - Military-Insignia
"Fred is a true gentleman. He is creative and has a good commercial understanding of the Advertising / Marketing industry. Fred delivers on time, on brief and on budget."
Alistair Freegard - Wharfedale Media
"Boundless enthusiasm and knowledge of the advertising industry. Great to work with, Fred always delivers!"
Steve Marsden - Bezier
"Fred, what can I say? You're patient and thorough explanation of the process and your gentle (yet firm!) guidance through every stage of the design has been reassuring to say the least. You understood the brief perfectly, and have created a product way beyond my expectations. It's a real gift to be able to talk to a complete stranger, understand their brand and help them develop that into a concrete site with fabulous logo. I challenged and queried your ideas and decisions at every stage: and at every stage I see you were absolutely spot on. The feedback has already been amazing, and I'm only into Day 3!"
Jo Thompson - Jo Thompson Garden Design
"I am absolutely delighted with the standard and quality of work produced by Northstar. Fred came up with a 'simple' and 'clean' design for my website which serves my needs perfectly. Everything was completed ahead of schedule and attention to detail was excellent."
Steve Young - Spine UK
"As a start up freelancer I know a good website is a requirement these days and I searched via google and scanned various sites and profiles. What impressed me about Fred Campbell was his own site was stylish, visually appealing, informative without being too heavy on text and a bit savvy too. When we spoke on the 'phone he was not pushy and seemed composed and competent which transpired in his work for me. Archer and Stone was given added status by his thoughtful design, layout and effective use of graphics. I wasn't quick at providing content (busy life) but he was patient and the end result at is great. I would recommend Fred at Northstar heartily and expect others to get an equally good service."
Karl Collingwood-Thirlway - Archer + Stone
"This was an experiment, to see if it was possible to cut down on the costs of dealing with recruitment companies. The results have exceeded all our expectations, generating quality applications, and reaching a wider audience than ever before."
Andrew Riddington - Arcus Partnership
"We briefed Fred on the design of a new corporate identity, and the design and build of our website. From the outset, he understood the key communications objectives we wanted to achieve, both with new logo and website, and we were delighted with the first logo designs created which were both funky and fresh but also corporate. When we agreed the 'look and feel' of our new identity, the website quickly followed which, again, we were delighted with. Being a communications agency, we needed our logo and website to speak volumes for our ethos and services offered - which he delivered. Northstar gave us a quick, efficient and very creative response to our brief and we continue to use them for our online marketing requirements."
Emma Kirkaldy - Smart Agency
"We looked at dozens of church websites, and they all looked the same. The design that Northstar came up with captured the essence of what we are about and we are delighted."
Father Andrew Cain - St Mary's Parish
"Once given a brief, Fred work very quickly to come up with a design that encompassed everything that I was trying to project for my company. I would recommend Fred for any creative design work and will hopefully be working with him again in the future."
Gary Ashton - RE/MAX Elite
"We would just like to take this opportunity to thank you for all the work you have done. The website is so easy to use, update and maintain – and everyone who has seen it is very impressed."
Deborah Morris - Morley Mobility
"Within a few weeks of launch, the results were dramatic. The extensive use of photography, prestigious design and search engine optimization were generating several quality leads each and every day ... and the calls just keep on coming. It's quite a difference from my previous site which didn't generate a single enquiry in over 3 years!"
Sarah Spearing - Universal Dance Creations
"As a start up business, getting our website up and running was absolutely vital. Having had various web designers over the past two years we understood the importance of an honest and professional approach. Fred's work has been outstanding, not only have his designs been perfectly suited to our niche area, it reflects the modern attitude. The quick turnaround of material and input has been imperative and we could not be more grateful for his help - and lack of additional stress!"
Elena Gonzalez - Stretch Therapy UK
"I am really pleased with all the work that Fred has done for me. The logo design is modern and clean and gives a clear professional look to the stationery and website. The new website provides an excellent showcase for the work that I do and works smoothly and efficiently, and the copywriting for the white paper has brought clarity to my first drafts. Fred responded quickly to all my communications and have taken on board exactly what I wanted. All in all he has provided an efficient, responsive and professional service all round."
Anthony Bagshawe - Newton Bagshawe
"It was a pleasure working with Fred. He combines the practical perspective of someone from the advertising world with creativity and technical proficiency. I am delighted with my website."
Ann Nussey - Alexander Technique
"Very good guy to work with, produces great work and very professional! Highly recommended."
Guy Farrow - Guy Farrow Photography
"Fred was very professional in there approach to change my website from a very basic page into a stylish, imaginative and eye catching site. His thoughts and ideas were great, he was willing to listen and happy to make changes as required. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending him."
Caroline James - The Ilkley Dress Agency
"I am totally delighted with the results from my site. Fred came in at about about the same price as other freelancers and considerably cheaper than the agencies. I am delighted with the look and feel of the website. However, it's his copywriting and SEO work that has transformed my business - consistently generating enquiries and clients."
Su Campbell - Su Campbell Therapy
"All directors at Pitts Wilson are delighted with the design and professional appearance the new web site and how it portrays our company. The speed of design and ease of dealing with Northstar made the experience a pleasant one. We would recommend Northstar services to any of our clients."
David Hooley - Pitts Wilson
Blimey, some people take a bit of convincing! OK, click here to view my background and experience, or here for my web design client list (basically shows you what I've done, who for, and where they are based).