6|2 design’s story started in 2010 when Aaron and Helen (husband and wife co-founders) returned home after working a ski season in France. An old colleague asked them to create a website and – with Helen’s background as a classical artist and business analyst managing large-scale IT projects for Tesco, and Aaron’s background in the world of network engineering and technology – they decided to accept.
One website turned into many more. They hadn’t set out to start a business but within six months they had happy customers, referring them to new customers, and business was growing. They took a step back to review what the local competition was offering. They found designers who couldn’t code, coders who couldn’t design and an endless run of bronze, silver and gold packages forcing businesses into a one-size-fits-all framework; not to mention the horror stories of designers who missed deadlines, failed to communicate or simply disappeared.
They saw an opportunity to build a specialist website design agency that put strategic commercial thinking at its core, with creative design capabilities that were just as strong as their technical abilities, and who delivered with the responsiveness and professionalism they had come to expect from the corporate environment. They registered their partnership and 6|2 design was born.
Today, our strategic commercial approach and our responsiveness and professionalism continue to be two of the now three reasons why customers choose to work with us. The third is our WordPress expertise; as WordPress specialists, we know how to make it even more flexible, powerful, easy, quick and secure than it is out of the box.
Our customers are ambitious SMEs in Kent and the South East, ranging from small startups to established businesses with over 300 staff. Whilst their professions vary, what ties them together is their passion, focus on quality, drive to be the best and instinct to put their customers first.
We’ve grown to a small team of strategists, artists, engineers, organisers and creative problem solvers. We never stop questioning what we do or how we do it in search of a better way; we shun the comfort zone in favour of learning, growing and change; we nurture open and honest teamwork in pursuit of common goals; we have short lead times and hate wasting time; and we genuinely love what we do and have fun at work.