clients' recommendations

Rebecca Smith – author & academic

Rebecca Smith – author & academic

I am so delighted and impressed with my new website and the work Aerta Creative did. The whole process was so quick and smooth. I can’t recommend them highly enough. They really understand what writers need. I’m so happy with the design. Thank you.

Visit Rebecca’s website here.

Jules Fisher – writer & spy specialist

Jules Fisher – writer & spy specialist

Great work: John was efficient and responsive throughout and is committed to ongoing client care. Highly recommended.

Visit Jules’s site here

Roderick Mountain – author and climate campaigner

Roderick Mountain – author and climate campaigner

John Biggins was a joy to work with; he was quick to understand the brief, very prompt with starting the project when he said he would, very creative and the website looks gorgeous.

John was extremely patient with explaining the techy stuff and extremely accurate and thorough with all the links needed on the site.

It is so nice to work with someone who takes so much pride in his work. Fabulous! I would recommend JB without hesitation to anyone needing a website.

Richard Burnip

Richard Burnip

Thanks, John, for your great work on my website. Your skill, adaptability and patience were much appreciated and the results are excellent.

Beth Dawson – coach, consultant, teacher and mentor

Beth Dawson – coach, consultant, teacher and mentor

John at AERTA Creative designed a new website for me from scratch, and he made the process extremely stress-free. I wasn’t always sure of what I wanted, and I’m extremely grateful that John was so patient and constructive. He also tactfully pointed out when some of my suggestions weren’t consistent or logical, but always left final decisions with me (I invariably ended up agreeing with his guidelines each time!) I also appreciate that John explained everything in an easy-to-understand way and gave me clear instructions how to post and keep my website up to date. He was very patient when waiting for edits but gave me the required nudge to keep me on track and accountable. The process was seamless, and he answered all my questions in a timely and helpful manner. I highly recommend working with John. I am delighted with the final result.

Visit Beth’s site here.

Michelene Wandor – writer & musician

Michelene Wandor – writer & musician

Well. My old website was not only dated, but needed some reorganising. John Biggins was amazing: diligent, responsive, inventive and efficient. My shiny new website has received compliments, and it has been a pleasure to work with aerta creative. Highly recommended.

See Michelene’s site here.

Janne Teller – writer & activist

Janne Teller – writer & activist

John has been absolutely outstanding in designing and setting up my new website. He understood from the outset how to put my loose ideas into a beautiful and well-functioning site, explained patiently the possible and not, and equally patiently awaited contents and edits, and set them up as I could produce them, giving me different options and choices of design. It’s been an excellent process – and I couldn’t be happier with the final result!

On top, John has given me clear instructions how to add and post to the site in the future, so I can keep it up to date. Can only give my highest recommendations to aerta!

See Janne’s new site here.

Lesley Glaister – writer

Lesley Glaister – writer

John Biggins has designed for me a really elegant website, so much more sophisticated than my old one. It’s attractive and full of information and also I think, reflects my personality. He was fun to work with, though we never met and I enjoyed the creative to-and-fro email process of decision making. He was always prompt and thoughtful in his replies. I am delighted with the result.

See Lesley’s new site here.

Frank P Ryan – author

Frank P Ryan – author

John at Aerta Creative did a fantastic, and speedy, job on my website. Many thanks!

See Frank’s new site here.

Steven McLaughlin – writer

Steven McLaughlin – writer

After 12 years’ loyal service my old website was looking decidedly long in the tooth and very much ‘last decade’. With great trepidation and much angst, I began the search for a new designer who could bring the whole thing back to life, resurrected and fighting-fit for the 2020s. It was no easy task and I despaired of finding anybody suitable who understood the exact needs of a creative like me. My luck changed when I stumbled across an advert for John Biggins and his unique web-design company, Aerta Creative.

From my first, tentative call, John immediately ‘got it’ and over the course of a fortnight a brand-new, spick and span website emerged, that ticked all of my boxes and brought me bang up to date. His knowledge of colour palette, theme and design is second to none and I found myself agreeing with virtually all of his suggestions, and being educated too. I can’t recommend his services highly enough and if you’re in need of a new website he’s definitely the man to call.

Visit Steven’s site here.

Tracey Emerson – writer

Tracey Emerson – writer

I’m so delighted with the website John designed for me. From my initial contact e-mail onwards, John communicated swiftly and clearly and made me feel confident I was in good hands. As for the website itself, I felt John really grasped what it was I was looking for and came up with a stylish, appropriate design that is also really easy to use. All the way through the design process he made sure I was happy with all suggestions and he was happy to try out different options for certain aspects of the site. He made the whole process swift and stress-free and professional, and I cannot recommend him highly enough.

Visit Tracey’s new site here.

Colin Clarke – writer & academic

Colin Clarke – writer & academic

We are delighted with the completed website. It has been hard work getting the materials together, and we are indebted to the skills and backup of our mentor, John Biggins of AERTA UK.

Visit Colin & Gillian Clarke’s new website here.

Melissa Benn – writer & campaigner

Melissa Benn – writer & campaigner

John is fantastic to work with: knowledgeable, encouraging, reliable and an admirably speedy responder when, inevitably, large and small questions arise.  Highly recommended.

See Melissa’s new website here.

Stephen Bourne – writer

Stephen Bourne – writer

My website is very classy, beautifully designed, clear and concise and exactly what I had hoped for. Aerta Creative have done a grand job. They are easy to work with and I would highly recommend them.

See Stephen’s new website here.

Bernardine Evaristo – writer

Bernardine Evaristo – writer

John was fantastic to work with on developing my lovely new website. I’m very pleased with the result and wholeheartedly recommend his services.

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Geraldine Pinch – author

Geraldine Pinch – author

I am delighted with the new website built for me by John Biggins at Aerta.The process was far less daunting than I feared. John was very patient with my technophobia and explained what I needed to know and do in a clear way. He understood what I wanted to achieve with the site and worked very quickly. I would recommend Aerta’s services to any author.

Visit Geraldine’s site here.

John Harvey – novelist, poet and publisher

John Harvey – novelist, poet and publisher

Having set it up originally, John has recently given my website a sparkling new look, with easy-to-find information arranged in a number of clearly distinct categories that even an old geezer like me can find his way around with ease. It was important to me that, not being amongst the most computer literate of people, I was able to communicate with someone like John who was both patient when necessary and speedy to respond.

See John’s new site here.

Beverley Naidoo – author

Beverley Naidoo – author

It has been a pleasure working with John and he has done a fabulous job of refreshing and developing my website. I had delayed the task, thinking it was much too mountainous. Now that I’m happily on the other side, I fully recommend John as a steady, careful guide!

See Beverley’s site here.

Ann Lingard – author

Ann Lingard – author

I found John through the Society of Authors, and would thoroughly recommend him to other authors wanting to set up websites about their writing. John did a marvellous job setting up the website for my latest book – he always responded very speedily, made very useful suggestions, and gave me good, simple instructions that allowed me to update and add new images and text to the site whenever necessary. He was also very quick to sort out any glitches, and we had a happy collaboration!

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Alex Shearer – writer

Alex Shearer – writer

John was very fast, efficient and helpful in getting the website up and running and has a designer’s eye for shaping the content and the look. He obviously knows what he’s doing and gives good advice and suggestions to help get the best results and to maximise the flow of traffic to the site.

Steve Ladd – writer

Steve Ladd – writer

I’ve just had my first book published. I wanted a first-rate website to help promote it. My level of expertise in design is closely comparable to that of a pig trying to read a wristwatch, but John took a jumble of my unworkable ideas and turned it into a clear, hard-hitting website in a little over a week. I’ve had numerous compliments already. I can’t recommend his work enough!

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Tom Skippings – sports broadcaster

Tom Skippings – sports broadcaster

John might just be the perfect web designer. This is my first website and I had almost no clue what I wanted or how to go about it, but John guided me through the whole process.  He was full of ideas, endlessly patient and worked incredibly fast! The result is a website that is much more stylish than I could have ever imagined. I would recommend Aerta to anyone.

Visit Tom’s website

Duncan Forbes – poet and painter

Duncan Forbes – poet and painter

Anyone wanting an individual and expertly designed website needs look no further than John Biggins of Aerta UK. He designed a complex website for me in ten days and was most helpful from start to finish. In my view, he is highly literate as well as being a specialist in his field and he swiftly converted my artistic hopes and draft pages into a contemporary and commercial site which looks ‘wonderfully inviting’. He solves problems rapidly and also has a sympathetic understanding of how things should look and how a website will appear on various devices. John is utterly straightforward to deal with and his perceptive advice is both creative and invaluable. Early comments on the website also apply to him and his work: ‘Brilliant. Utterly brilliant’, ‘Very professional’, ‘looks great … clear and clean’, ‘Superb’.

Visit Duncan’s site

John Lahr – writer

John Lahr – writer

The web design of John Biggins–bold, colorful, and well-organized–has been instrumental in drawing a lot of traffic to my sites and in generating much more interest in my work than I ever could have reasonably expected. Many of my writer-friends who see the sites immediately want to use John. Creative, practical, and no-nonsense, John is fun, flexible, and efficient. He listens well, and he invents sites that suit the mission of the project. He gets a good result, and his social media advice is sound. As a strategic tool in supporting and broadcasting the work, John Biggins’s web design has been invaluable and well-worth the money. I would never use anyone else. He de man.

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Malcolm Welshman – writer

Malcolm Welshman – writer

John threw himself wholeheartedly into the challenge of bringing my website up-to-date. And he certainly achieved it with design and content of a highly professional calibre. There’s much to recommend someone who has such excellent website skills.

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Kathryn Heyman – writer

Kathryn Heyman – writer

I found Aerta on the recommendation of many writer friends who assured me that John Biggins would understand what I needed a website to do and would do it without fuss. He’s done much more than that – he’s created something which perfectly reflects my work. There have been plenty of occasions when John has advised me against using certain images or text, and while the final decisions are always my choice, I always choose to trust him – because he knows what he’s doing. John recreated my personal website with a real sense of ‘brand integrity’

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Jill Dawson – writer and mentor

Jill Dawson – writer and mentor

John Biggins at Aerta is brilliant. His ability to translate my half-baked, technophobe’s requests into beautiful web design is really impressive. The ‘after-care’ is terrific too: speedy updates, insider knowledge of the sector we work in, creative responses to my queries and superb suggestions for including new material and expanding the reach of the site. I’ve recommended him to tons of friends and they’ve all been delighted. It’s fascinating to see the results: how individual each design is and how much it reflects the personality of the client.

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Diana Evans – writer

Diana Evans – writer

It took John about a week and a half to produce a beautifully designed, clever, dynamic website. He was outstandingly professional and efficient through the whole process, and left helpful instructions on how to update the site myself. After being told by other companies that the project would take about a month, I’m glad I chose Aerta and would recommended them far and wide.

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Rachel Edwards – writer

Rachel Edwards – writer

Aerta Creative did a fantastic job and gave me a website that far exceeded my expectations. John was friendly, responsive and professional and had the site up and running in a week or so, even sooner than I had hoped.  He knew exactly how to make my website look how I wanted and consulted me throughout, while advising me as required on all aspects. Nothing was too much trouble and his fees were very reasonable for such a first-rate service.  It was a pleasure to have my online home created by a true professional and I would recommend John every time. I could not be more delighted!

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Caitlin Davies – writer

Caitlin Davies – writer

John transformed my worn, cluttered author website into a clean, professional looking site in a matter of weeks. He was incredibly efficient and always quick to reply whatever day of the week, and also gave great advice. He added creative touches to the site that were a lovely surprise. I’m so happy that I responded to his advert in The Author, he has delivered exactly what I was looking for.

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Jessica Finer – Marlborough School, London

Jessica Finer – Marlborough School, London

John Biggins at Aerta Creative designed and configured a beautiful website for my school, taking into account all our functionality needs. Clear and comprehensive instructions were provided and my teachers are busy updating their classroom news pages. Highly recommended for excellent photography, too!

Lisa Opie – Here café bar, Berkhamsted

Lisa Opie – Here café bar, Berkhamsted

Working with John is a real pleasure. He’s highly creative, adaptable and responsive. He listens well, gets to the bottom of an issue and finds innovative solutions. He works incredibly hard too. His response times were brilliant, especially when we were juggling so much, trying to launch our business in a very short time frame. Most importantly the standard of John’s design is fantastic. The site looks amazing – and works brilliantly on all mobile devices. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him.

Robert Greenfield – writer

Robert Greenfield – writer

One of the things that really impressed me about working with John at Aerta was his personal care and assistance throughout the process. My technical skills are reasonable, but even if you are a novice in navigating around your desktop/laptop, having someone like John is such a boon – as he is always on hand to help. And oh, his rates are very competitive! I highly recommend Aerta Creative as being one of the best around.

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Sue Woolfe – writer

Sue Woolfe – writer

I’m thrilled with the website John created for me, and the uncomplaining back-up service he offers. It has to be uncomplaining, because I’m a faltering e learner, but each time I’ve asked him a question, he’s replied within hours from across the world, and I’ve never once heard his teeth gnash.

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Donald V Allen – Brutus Productions/High Top Publishing

Thousands of people come to our website. Fans, publishers, reviewers, agents, blogs, writers, film makers, members of the literati. And to a fault what they have all commented on is the artistry and the beauty of the site. To that end, all credit belongs to John Biggins and Aerta Web Design. We have been fortunate to reap the reward of his vision, his professionalism, and his awareness of how to achieve our needs.

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Peter Owens – composer

Peter Owens – composer

Working with John Biggins at Aerta to create my website was a delight, and he was able to find visual and and structural solutions to fit exactly with my needs. Responses to my requests and comments were practically instantaneous, and we were able to progress from initial discussion to a fully functioning site at remarkable speed. Since launching it, I have been pleased to see the site coming top of Google listings; and John has been extremely helpful in keeping me advised of what is needed to maintain it in good order on the server. I’d recommend Aerta without hesitation to anyone who is looking to make an impact on the internet.

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Carol Harvey – actor

Carol Harvey – actor

I needed a website but had no idea where to start. I met with John and I knew I was in safe hands . I explained what I wanted and he guided me. I couldn’t believe how quickly the whole thing was set up and running. I was amazed at the quality and couldn’t quite believe it was my website. The aftercare is extremely good and John always acts immediately, making any changes on the same day usually within the hour. It has attracted lots of attention and I am absolutely thrilled.

Tim Riley – Primo School of Music

Tim Riley – Primo School of Music

John has created a site which I am able to update myself. No uploading pages – I just visit my site and log in and am able to add new photos and recordings of music etc. I’ve also got a blog which is straightforward to use. I think the results speak for themselves. I can’t recommend Aerta too highly.  John responds promptly to all queries and always manages to come up with quick and effective solutions to any issues that have arisen in the course of getting the sites up and running.

Visit the Primo website

Catherine Fisher – writer

Catherine Fisher – writer

Thanks John, for all your work. It looks great.

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Kate Pullinger – writer

Kate Pullinger – writer

I found Aerta offered a very professional service. Their design ideas are clear and innovative; they responded rapidly and with great clarity to all my enquiries. My website is fairly large and complex, and aerta responded to the challenges of designing and building it with good ideas and good humour.

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Luke Sorba – performer

Luke Sorba – performer

John not only customized his design for my needs, his after-care service was swift and helpful too. Rather than imposing a style on me, he made the effort to find out my goals and tastes first. Feedback from my friends has been very positive and technically John was very efficient too. I recommend him.

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Fraser Southey – copywriter

Fraser Southey – copywriter

I was stuck with an old site I couldn’t update without help from a programmer – and growing increasingly frustrated. John Biggins worked with me at every stage of the process. He helped me find the appropriate style, created a site that’s easy to update and provided a brilliant smartphone-friendly version. I recommended Aerta heartily and unconditionally. This is how non-specialists dreamed the web could work – quick and uncomplicated.

AM Hellberg Moberg- writer

AM Hellberg Moberg- writer

Aerta Creative recently designed my new author website and did an excellent job, from prompt service and responses to good advice and follow-up. I’m very happy with the look of my new website.

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Brian Landers – writer

Brian Landers – writer

John produced a wonderful website for my new thriller Awakening of Spies. What especially impressed me was his speed of response every time I changed my mind about the content or the publisher came through with a revised cover. Superb service.

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Gary Myatt – mural artist

Gary Myatt – mural artist

From the outset, John Biggins at Aerta Creative was very careful to establish the precise ambience my website required. Indeed, it felt like a distinctly collaborative process: I felt that John listened to what I wanted, was clear about what was possible within my budget and was very helpful in making creative and technical suggestions. All at a very competitive price. ‘Everyone who has commented on the website has spoken very highly of it, and it has been great for generating new work. John has made alterations and upgrades when requested, and recently a whole re-vamp to the site, and it is for this on-going, reliable, working relationship – and his professional approach from visualising ideas through to managing the final execution – that I recommend him without reservation.

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Liz Rettig – writer

Liz Rettig – writer

Within a few weeks of commissioning, John Biggins had created for me a very visually appealing, highly professional website. Any changes I asked for were done almost instantaneously. I was amazed at how quick and easy the whole process was. Now I have a beautiful site which I will be able to update and maintain myself. John’s rates are very reasonable, especially given the quality of service he provides. I have no reservation in recommending John and Aerta Web Design to anyone who wants a first class website for a very competitive price.

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Jens Bezuidenhout, Director, Phaseone Group

Jens Bezuidenhout, Director, Phaseone Group

John Biggins from Aerta customised a website for us that was creative, well planned and completely met our business needs. Since then we have been working with John for four years. Both his after-sales service and website maintenance have been great.

Glyn Maxwell – poet and dramatist

Glyn Maxwell – poet and dramatist

For several years John Biggins at Aerta has provided me with a clear, elegant and informative website, rapidly updated to order, and at a price a writer can afford.

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Renny Krupinski -writer, actor, director, fight arranger

Renny Krupinski -writer, actor, director, fight arranger

I had a website for years…it was alright, but didn’t really do what I wanted. John Biggins at Aerta was recommended to me. The cost was incredibly competitive, the design simple but incredibly effective. He catered to my needs and advised at every turn and continues to do so. I can recommend his services unreservedly.

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Alys Kihl, Wonderful Beast Theatre Company

Alys Kihl, Wonderful Beast Theatre Company

John Biggins designed a beautiful and functional website which has served us very well over the years. He has continued to update and manage the site with efficiency and imagination. He is always helpful and quick to solve problems. I could not recommend him more highly.