Hello. Design-star* is me, Melanie Cook - a freelance web designer, graphic designer and artist.
I have been providing both individuals and businesses with professional web design, logo design, animation and graphic design services since 2001. Creating unique, intelligent and engaging designs for over 10 years.
My web design clients range from local businesses in Weston super Mare to larger companies and organisations around the world. In addition to design-star* services I also create / design and sell jewellery and art.
I work from my home office in the Somerset town of Weston super Mare with my fiance and cat. My hobbies are photography, tinkering at the piano plus I have a passion for fashion. I also love the National Trust (and visit their places as often as I can) which I have been a member of since 2011.
In addition to animation, graphics and web design I am also an artist. I started selling my artwork first back in 1996 and am currently working on a new art website. Read more about Art by Melanie Cook
In addition to animation, graphics, web design and art I also make jewellery. I started selling my jewellery first back in 2003 and am currently working on a new jewellery website. Read more about Jewellery by Melanie Cook
Thank you to all my previous customers for their feedback.
'Thank you, Melanie, for the stunning web design. It looks really fabulous on the screen and frames my text brilliantly. I have to say, Melanie, that you have consistently exceeded my expectations and are a pleasure to work with. You use no techie gobbledigook, just explain in a way I can understand and then deliver the goods. It's clear you are a true artist, Melanie, because your designs are beautifully executed in true empathy with what I needed.'
'Although I already had a website, Melanie took the whole concept and turned it into the professional and modern website it is today. Colleagues in the bridal boutique business regularly tell me that I have probably the best wedding boutique website on the net. My customers regularly comment on how informative it is as well as pleasing to the eye. My business is a niche market and I rely heavily on the website to attract customers, and they now come to me from all over the country. Melanie works quickly and subsequently is cost effective. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Melanie for any type of business, large or small. Her artistic talent and technical ability will enable anyone to enhance their product, or indeed get the best from scratch.'
'I would thoroughly recommend Mel at design-star*. I am delighted with my website and found Mel very professional, trustworthy and friendly. Nothing was too much trouble and she delivered everything to her timescales and often before. Mel is very approachable and her service also extends to brilliant aftercare and advice.'
'Knowing Melanie from Design Star is like having discovered a gem of a hotel, run by friendly owners, with a brilliant restaurant that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. The quandary you find yourself in, is, do you recommend said hotel to others - for fear that this gem may lose its lustre? Then you realise, that a gem will always sparkle, no matter who claps eyes on it. Melanie Cook is such a diamond, and I thoroughly recommend her services.'
'After having spent hours searching the net for a suitable and affordable logo, I could only find very expensive design logos or templates. Not only are the choices very limited - at the end, I would not even own the copyright for what is supposedly MY logo! The service I got was outstanding! Within the hour of purchasing I was contacted and asked about my wishes/ideas. Melanie just picked up on my own ideas and put them together with her expertise and created a logo which I absolutely love. Not only is it very personal but I also own the copyright and I have different versions for offline printing, the web and desktop publishing. I recommend Melanie wholeheartedly and wish her all the success she deserves.'