The UK design and development market is growing and leaps and bounds, and there are a huge number of talented people out there producing beautiful websites, designs, illustrations, animations, software and much more. There are hundreds more designers and developers who deserve to be on our list, but we’ve picked out some of the ones to watch in 2012. So if you’re looking for inspiration or valuable Twitter contacts, these ladies and gentlemen are well worth checking out. We’re looking forward to seeing what they come up with this year!
Tom, aka Ginger Monkey, was highly recommended in the comments of our 2011 post, 15 of the Most Inspirational UK Web Designers. His website effectively showcases his stunning work.
Following on from her successes in 2011, which included being featured in .net magazine, Rachel’s recent website redesign and Dribbble snapshots make her a designer to watch in 2012.
With his signature bright colours, Thomas’s illustrations are naturally appealing as well as being flexible enough for a wide variety of applications.
Kirsty’s design and development work is very commercial and business-friendly, making it ideal for those who are looking for professional, functional websites.
Henry’s attention to detail and original artistry makes him the one to go to for a unique design finished to very high standards.
A friendly face and clean, versatile design work makes Tom a great choice for designing or developing your website.
Neal’s design skills – particularly his typography – never fails to impress. He also made our ‘Most Inspirational UK Designers’ list back in 2011.
In addition to running a popular Photoshop tutorials website, Richard also has a modern portfolio website which showcases his excellent print and web work.
Having used her skills to create work for a variety of big names including Skype and Barclays, Katie’s portfolio encompasses a variety of design styles and is a great place to find inspiration.
Penguin designer Matthew’s website is a testament to his quirky, attention-grabbing illustrations and animations.
Nottingham-based James produces excellent captivating designs covering everything from typography to full branding.
Jamie and his mascot Lion offer web development and various styles of creative design ranging from cartoons to slick commercial offerings.
A web design veteran with a history of working at top London agencies, Naomi’s success lies in her innovative ideas and thoughtful execution.
Who’s your favourite or who did we miss out? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!