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We are substrakt — A team with the creative passion and experience to help you
get the best from considered design and intelligent digital media.

    UI and UX design

    UI and UX design

    We pride ourselves on thorough user journey planning during the interface design process. Communicating our rationale on interaction through wireframes and design through mockups enables clients to be instrumental in the process, resulting in a comprehensive and well considered end product.

    Web development

    Web development

    Whatever the requirements, the team will build usable and accessible websites, databases and web applications. We're proficient in using several code bases and content management systems to develop clients' web solutions. Core strengths and expertise lie in PHP frameworks: WordPress, Drupal and Magento.

    Branding & graphic design

    Branding & graphic design

    From conception to completion this encompasses, amongst others, logo and identity design, brand guidelines, print design and buying. We can fulfil design needs, across a range of mediums including booklets, brochures, marketing materials, signage and business stationery.

    Mobile app development

    Mobile app development

    The team can build applications natively for iPhone, iPad and Android devices using Objective C and Java. We also develop for mobile using web techniques that can work effectively for cross platform applications.

    Digital consultancy

    Digital consultancy

    If your digital vision requires (a little) more thought, we can work with you to define your brief prior to project commencement. This enables us to achieve the most suitable and complete digital platforms for you and your clients or audiences.

    Digital advertising campaigns

    Digital advertising campaigns

    We can work with you to devise and implement marketing and advertising campaigns utilising our knowledge of design, digital and social media. This can be for prolonged campaigns or short sharp time specific targeting.


    Chris Smith


    Stuart Maynes

    Max Woolf

    Max Woolf

    Senior Developer


    Andy Hartwell

    Managing Director


    Jim Braithwaite

    Creative Director


    Mark Steadman

    Technical Director


    Lee Aplin

    Web Developer

7 things That you may or may not know about Substrakt


Plain English

Our trade requires us to know some pretty technical and esoteric things – but don’t worry – we know no-one is a fan of  jargon. We talk to our clients in plain English.


A studio’s best friend

If you come to our Birmingham studio you’re likely to meet Dave the dog, he’s very friendly, but don’t worry, if you’re not a fan of golden retrievers we’ll keep him away! (ps he’s grown a little since the photo!)


A break from those pixels

Even the biggest nerds need time away from the screen. For those times, we have plenty of great books and magazines in the studio so we can continue to hone our skills.


Work & play

We’ve got a pool table in the Birmingham studio to aid with those creative thinking sessions and also to rise to the odd client challenge. We’ve even developed an app to keep score!



We continue to follow our passion for design away from the studio, through our involvement in design-led projects and the curation of several exhibitions.


Burning midnight oil

We stay late every Tuesday to experiment with new ideas and technologies. This ensures we keep on top of our game, and up to date on the latest and greatest developments.


Tech for gold

We’re not just a bunch of designers & developers. We understand how businesses work, and can consult on how our clients can utilise digital media to make money.


This is Distrakt.

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