Hi, I’m Kris – a freelance WordPress Web Designer & Developer who hasn’t taken the conventional route to get here. My background is in recruitment (boring), but when I moved into digital recruitment, my mind was opened to all the elements that make up the internet. Ever since, I’ve been learning to code, achieved numerous Google qualifications and then I found my true calling – web design!
Originally designing websites and eCommerce stores for my own businesses, I realised that website work was the thing I loved doing most. An opportunity was offered to me by a good friend to build a website for his client, then another and another. Things seem to fall into place like that when it’s meant to be, so I set up Saffa Web Design and I’m a web guy now.
As someone with a freakish obsession for detail, web design and development is the perfect way for me to release my inner nerd. I get a huge buzz from creating websites and brands for my clients, that not only provide you with a strong digital presence, but also give you a platform to grow your business, and then supporting you as you grow.
As a small business owner myself, I understand the challenges that come with turning your passion into a business. That’s why I’m so passionate about helping other small business owners like you achieve their online dreams. By working with you in a collaborative and open way, I’ll buy into your goals and values, so I can deliver a website that fits your brand, voice and personality.
With Saffa Web Design, you’ll have a say in every stage of the project, and I’ll always share my honest opinions on what I think will benefit you and your business the most. So, let’s work together to create a website that not only looks great, but also drives results for your business.
Whilst I work on my own on a freelance basis, I have teamed up with my close friend Kieran, who runs a Branding & Design Agency.
Kieran is the left side of the brain, while I’m the right. Together, we’re a dynamic duo that can offer a full-service web, digital, design, and branding offering, all managed in one place. With Kieran’s branding and design expertise and my web design and development skills, we’re a team that can bring your brand to life online.
kris van wellen
I will always be your main contact. I look after web design, development and maintenance, as well as hosting, SEO and all the other techy stuff.
If I’m not at my Mac, I’m either playing golf, with my wife and two young boys, or just making the 35th coffee of the day.
the design guy
If you need a logo, branding, graphic design or even a video, Kieran is your man!
If he’s not on his digital sketchpad, you’ll find him running at stupid-oclock in the morning, in the gym or shaking up a cocktail (with a lot of flair).