About Us

The idea for Arwen Web Design started in late 2016. We wanted to put our experience in web design and search engine optimisation to good use helping individuals and small businesses. 

We believe our services represent excellent value for money. A great looking website that ranks on page 1 of Google is a huge benefit in a very competitive marketplace. 

About Gary

Gary Box

The idea for Arwen Web Design came at the end of 2016. I had moved from London to Northampton in the summer of 2015. In October 2016 I sold my travel business and was wondering what to do next. I decided to start two businesses, Arwen Web Design but also a pet services business called Northampton Dog Walker.

My interest in web design dates back to the late 1990’s. Initially I created my own personal websites and some for friends and relatives. I remember using tools like Pagemill, Microsoft Frontpage and then later Macromedia Dreamweaver (later purchased by Adobe). I then found WordPress which is what I’ve exclusively used since. I’ve used themes from the likes of StudioPress (Genesis), GeneratePress and most recently Kadence.

Once I started designing websites for my own businesses, my interest in SEO (search engine optimisation) started. I decided to teach myself rather than outsource it and quickly found that I was fascinated by the topic. I’ve put my knowledge to good use on a few projects and would now like to help other small local businesses. 

I live with my partner Ewelina and our Border Collie Archie. My main hobbies are photography and travel.