Are you a business looking for a freelance web designer, or an agency looking to outsource your web development and SEO projects?

Hello, my name is Stephen Shaw, a freelance web designer, SEO specialist and company director of Webactiv. I provide bespoke, cost effective web design, development and SEO consulting services to small and medium-sized enterprises in both London and Manchester.

Graphic & web design portfolio

Award winning freelance web design & web development

My working methodology is based around an in-depth understanding of your ebusiness needs and working with you to achieve a consultative solution; a blend of my 15 years industry experience and an insightful understanding of your online business objectives.

Social Media: Linked-in & Twitter.

Need a quote for a web project or discuss outsourcing? I'm available for hire.
Give me a call on 0845 6800815 or email your requirements.

Client testimonials

"Stephen has helped us for the last five years and has been responsible for transforming our web based sales.

His knowledge of digital design and web marketing has proved invaluable and I would have no hesitation in recommending him."

Jon Blakeney. Managing Director
Absolute Museum & Gallery Products Ltd

PR, marketing & design agency outsourcing

For PR, print and traditional marketing agencies I can also provide competitively priced web outsourcing which includes a wide range of white labelled web support packages covering monthly SEO campaigns, client keyword position reporting, technical website auditing, XHTML/CSS coding from agency supplied Photoshop layouts, Wordpress CMS integration, responsive email newsletter coding, influencer research and email outreach for link building.

Agency web projects will be treated in the strictest confidence and fully guarenteed until client signoff. Ongoing support is also provided for the most challenging of clients.

For an agency price list or to view some example white label SEO reports please call 0845 680 6815 or email your requirements.

Freelance services include;

  • Website concept design and web site UI
  • Site structure and low-fi prototyping
  • Valid HTML5 & CSS3 web-page coding
  • Wordpress theme development
  • E-commerce store design
  • Shopping basket & gateway integration
  • Keyword research & competition analysis
  • On page SEO
  • Competitor back-link analysis
  • Toxic back-link analysis
  • Link building & anchor text management
  • SEO auditing
  • SEO campaign performance reporting
  • Keyword position tracking
  • Influencer research and social outreach
  • Content promotion & guest blogging
  • Infographic story development and design
  • Responsive HTML email coding
  • Website analytics setup
  • E-commerce tracking and report analysis


"It's been great working with Stephen. Thank you so much for your hard work, hours dedicated, flexibility and, most of all, a great result! "

Irene Martinez. Category Development Manager
Rexam Beverage Can Europe & Asia

Website project scoping

Before any project is undertaken I initiate an initial scoping period. Consisting of a series of discussions between key client personnel and myself, the scoping period allows me to conduct an in-depth needs and website assessment, how your company works and what you want to achieve. From here I can develop a shared understanding and vision of the project, its primary concepts and overall direction.

The key goals of scoping are to:

  • Create a working partnership between the client and WebActiv
  • Provide me with a framework to apply best practices
  • Allow for the seamless integration of activities with the website development

The benefits of my methodology

The scoping, evaluation and assessment process is premised on my being able to work hand-in-hand with clients to provide the best and most creative solution possible. The benefits of this approach include:

Creative e-business solutions

My creative e-business solutions are shaped by experience in all fields, design, marketing and technology. This enables me to provide an objective, consultative methodology, which can be successfully applied to meet most e-business needs.

An informed solution

I allocate time to ensure a detailed understanding of your company and its business objectives. This allows me to provide an informed and accurate solution.

Competitor analysis

I undertake a rigorous competitive evaluation of the business environment to help position the website effectively and differentiate it from your competitors.

Accurate costings

The competitor analysis allows me to provide a totally accurate and, typically, lower quote for the necessary work. Without this process I would have to charge for the worst-case scenario.

Project schedule

Detailed schedule of activities, which describes the quality and detail of all work to be done with attached time scales, costs and sign off dates.


Wherever necessary, details of when and what content, graphics and data need to be supplied. This enables you to plan time and review resources and defines all of our responsibilities.

Freelance clients

Reed Exhibitions
Chamber Link
Caerphilly Tourism
Go Chicago
Laird Technologies
lite craft
Oliver Burns
PPC Worldwide
Piran Strange
Excel Partnership
Consilium Group
Charterhouse Claims
Montana Retail
Sign Solutions





Website graphic & brand design

My award winning website design service explores all elements of creativity, including typography, form, content, arrangement, illustration, audio and motion. This enables me to create unique, immersive online experiences that deliver coherent, user centric information while still reflecting client vision.

SEO, website audits & keyword reporting

I can plan and deliver targeted search and social media marketing campaigns ranging from standard website SEO audits and toxic backlink analysis through to advanced techniques such as influencer research, email outreach and link acquisition. I can help build up your domain authority and keyword ranking to drive the right traffic to your site and convert visitors into customers.

Web technologies, ecommerce and web analytics

I can solve your ebusiness problems by inventing, adapting and integrating the latest Internet technologies. After 15 years in the web industry I have the experience to combine a blend of my technical and creative skills to provide custom web solutions to individual problems. My business-focused approach enables me to create an intelligent, balanced integration of marketing, technical and creative disciplines.


"The resulting solution more than exceeded our expectations, and we will be delighted to strengthen our association and working relationship with Stephen for the future."

Lindsay Soulsby. Director

Honors & Awards

Design Week Awards


Digital Analytics Fundamentals
October 2013 – Present

LRT Associate Certificate
Link Research Tools (LRT)
February 2014 – Present

Press & Media

Internet Works Magazine
Featured full page article

Cre@te Online Magazine
Featured web project


Tel: 0845 680 0815
Fax: 0845 680 0816

Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Emergency technical support is available:
24 hours a day, 7 days a week by email.

Webactiv Technologies Ltd
Registered in England and Wales No. 5720731
VAT No. 878 1240 08

Need a quote for a web project or discuss outsourcing? I'm available for hire.
Give me a call on 0845 6800815 or email your requirements.