Happy Clients

David Benson Hon. RWS, FRSA


"We wanted a website for my exhibition in Edinburgh which would be easily understandable and navigable by octogenarians like me and numerous contemporaries with an equal terror of the digital world.  This feature became more essential when Covid put paid to the gallery showing and we therefore became totally dependant on the website. The online show has proved a great success with numerous comments about the excellence of the website and ease of use. All credit goes to Sarah who has been a delight to work with."

Christa D'Souza

Features journalist

A substantial indexed catalogue bringing together over 30 years of Christa's celebrity profiles and features for leading publications.

"If you're thinking of doing your own website don't think of anyone else but Sarah McDougall" 

Dave Finnegan's Commitments

The ultimate soul band for hire in the UK.

A simple website with Facebook news and event feeds.

"Our soul sister Sarah really took it to the river for our website! We love it." 

Deborah Jackson Brown

Personal stylist

A simple website showcasing Deborah's services.

"Having decided to start my own styling consultancy I contacted Sarah to build the website for my business. My deadline was extremely tight, just three weeks to create, edit, and launch. 


I am very un-confident with technology but Sarah’s patience and kindness reassured me at all times.


Her calm knowledgeable manner seamlessly steered me through each stage. She liaised closely with me and the photographer and speedily understood the style and look of what we both wanted and I'm absolutely delighted with the results. 


I would highly recommend Sarah, for professionalism and also the brilliant enthusiasm she brings to her job. It was a pleasure working with her and the results were amazing, Thank you Sarah!" 

Really Good Films

Short form documentary film-makers.

A simple film portfolio website. 

"Having worked with Sarah for years we knew her as an incredibly efficient problem solver and when we asked to her to build our site for us, her creativity and insight into our business was a great asset.  We’re a new business and she was encouraging, enthusiastic and flexible which was great.


We’d both very much recommend working with Sarah, she has answers to questions you didn’t know you had, offers you great choices without overwhelming you, and delivered in a timely and creative way."

Patrick Mills Photography

A photographer's gallery

"From a rough layout on a scrap of paper Sarah worked her magic.


I was looking for a simple site to show off my photography which I could then content manage. Sarah quickly brought my vague ideas to life: the process was easy, we discussed various design options and the site was live within two weeks.


Sarah proffered useful advice throughout, translated technical mumbo jumbo into English and sorted the complicated domain transfer, hosting and email issues with no fuss. I love the site, my work is displayed beautifully in an easy to navigate fashion. Sarah is great to work with, she gets the job done - brilliantly. Thank you." 

The Kimberleys

Folk music

"We needed a website to launch our new band, we had a limited budget and high expectations. From our first meeting I felt that Sarah was fully engaged in the project, she listened to our needs and interpreted them in a truly empathetic way. The process was a delight, with regular updates regarding her progress and a genuinely motivational tone to her communication.  We could not be happier with the results. Thank you Sarah." 


Gifts and furnishings shop in Shepherd's Bush

"Sarah listened to what I wanted, gave me some excellent advice, and then very quickly produced the website I wanted. She was incredibly efficient, has a great sense of humour and is a pleasure to work with.  Highly recommended."  

Katinka Blackford Newman

Documentary film-maker

"Sarah has an extraordinary talent in showcasing her clients' work so that their websites really stand out. She cares deeply about what she does, has great attention to detail, is super organised and is a delight to work with. I cannot recommend her highly enough." 

Emily Faccini

An artist's gallery

"I’d needed a website for my artwork for some time, which became urgent as an exhibition loomed, and Sarah was recommended to me by a friend. She was unbelievably quick, efficient and accommodating and very enjoyable to work with. I’m delighted with my website and working together we got it up and running in good time." 

Jemma Allett


"I'm a photographer and Sarah designed my website. I immediately felt comfortable with her, she helped me organise my mountains of photographs, she was really patient, empathetic to my creativity, encouraging and great fun. The whole experience was far less tedious than I expected. Sarah also taught me how to update it so I can add new work whenever I like. It was so worthwhile making a new website as I have doubled my client base. I highly recommend Essmacdee!" 

Victor Sebestyen

Historian and writer

“I had become frustrated with problems maintaining my old website. I loved the design and I asked Sarah if she could do me an exact copy, which she did, superbly and efficiently. It now works as it should.” 

Kensington Gardeners' Club

A local community group

"Sarah made it a breeze to get a good website!  I'd had a mental block about starting on the project but Sarah led me through it, gathering the information she needed and doing the serious donkey work. KGC members all delighted with the result.  Once we get used to the standard version of the site we may, with Sarah's help, go in for all singing and dancing enhancements.  THANK YOU Sarah." 

Love My Job

Career inspiration

I helped my sister build this site for her excellent project. LOVE MY JOB brings together young people needing career inspiration and people who love their jobs.

Chris Cowey

TV Producer and Director

"Even though I'm a media professional it's very difficult to create a website designed to big yourself up. Sarah took all of the fraught and awkward issues away from me. It was simple and straightforward, but really effective. Most importantly, when you're putting your career in someone else's hands, Sarah is 100% trustworthy, and even for a control freak like me, it was a joy. I can't recommend more highly collaborating with someone who has real integrity."

Lovelace Cakes

An independent baker

"Sarah is a top-notch website designer. Totally professional, down to earth and helpful every step of the way. Thank you so much for helping me take my business to the next level. I absolutely LOVE my website!"  

Douggie John


"Sarah McD built my website and she did an excellent job.  I bloody love my website. Sarah didn't just build my website, she imparted a wealth of sound business advice along the way. I'd definitely recommend Essmacdee, she's easy company, knowledgeable and a fantastic listener. Many thanks Sarah, for a quality job at an affordable price." 

Francesca Topolski

Complementary medicine

"I absolutely loved working with Sarah.  She created this most wonderful website, which my clients love, and gave me excellent, positive advice all the way through the process of creating the site. I'm absolutely delighted with the results.  Thank you Sarah!" 

Hamlet Productions

A musical theatre company

"We needed an online presentation of our theatrical proposals with a private area that's password protected for investors only. The site looks great and has saved us a lot of time, having all the necessary material in one place for our collaborators to view easily from anywhere." Ondřej Soukup, Hamlet Productions

Alison Catchpole

Fashion journalist

Frida Pain

Collage artist

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