FROM SMALL BEGINNINGS TO A BIG IDEA

OUR HISTORY

1999

Bright Ideas

Our first website was for our own company, Bright Ideas Software & Design. We offered web design services and even had a portfolio containing some of our first client projects. Our blog was possibly ahead of the game for the time, documenting our University experience.

1999

January 2014

Two new beginnings

In 2013, we were lucky enough to have our garden re-designed and fully landscaped by Gardens Transformed. After seeing their amazing work on their website, we knew the potential was there to create something transformational of our own to really raise the profile of the business - much discussion later and our first commercial project was released for our own new business.

April 2014

Light Bulb Web Design goes live

We took a leap of faith following on from our first commercial website, and began to put our name out into our local social circle and into a few online groups we were members of.  With work starting to come in, we finally released our own first website.

April 2014

2016

Light Bulb Web Design goes live - again!

We quickly grew our own skills and felt that our initial website really wasn't showcasing our style, so our website was updated to a newer design.

April 2016

Growing our team

In the early years, we tried to be a Jack of all trades - taking on all sorts of work related to web design.  From business cards to SEO, we quickly realised that we could bring improved value to our clients by involving other amazing local businesses with our work.  We developed links with SEO experts, with graphic designers and local marketing specialists.  This network has continued to grow and has proved an amazing resource to be a part of.

April 2016

April 2016

Light Bulb goes full-time

After running Light Bulb Web Design as a part-time business alongside our full-time job as a School Business Manager and IT Manager, we felt the time was right to make our website design business a full-time focus.  This amazing leap made sure we could maintain our great customer service, whilst further developing and growing the business.

2018

Changing for the third time!

In late 2017, we further refined our design process and brought in some great new tools which opened the doors for an even better solution for our client projects.  In turn, we moved our own website over to this new platform, releasing the third and still current iteration of our own online presence.  We've stuck with this ever since, occasionally tweaking or changing the content and pages to address our own development and services.

2018

April 2020

Out with the old

Hitting 6 years old as a business, we felt it was time to bring our own logo up to date with something that really reflected our values and ethics.  We were amazed by the simply, yet really meaningful results from Claire at Big Beans Graphic Design Agency in Carlisle.  Claire went with nothing but our own website to create a logo and iconography that beneath the small exterior, shouted about our core values of transparency and honesty.

October 2020

Always growing

Always growing and developing our own skills, we're also really keen on growing our links with other local businesses who can being their specialisms to web design projects.  Our own web design services continue to change, offering new packages and new solutions to businesses throughout Carlisle, Cumbria and the UK.  In October 2020 we launched a dedicated solution for Dental Practices, bringing together the skills of some great graphic designers, copywriters and SEO professionals.  Instead of copying the rest, we build our services around ourselves and our clients, addressing changing needs in the marketplace instead of just rolling out the same thing we were doing when we started in 2014.

October 2020