Professional content design services for businesses in Devon, Cornwall, and beyond

For 27 years, I’ve helped companies engage their audience and get results through expertly designed content. If you’re ready to start creating content that is effective and engaging, please fill out the contact form to get in touch.

What is content design?

Content design is the process of planning, creating, and delivering content that is useful, relevant, and engaging for a specific audience. It involves understanding the needs of your audience, researching the topic, and creating content that is easy to understand and use.

Content design is important because it can help you to achieve your business goals. By creating content that is relevant and engaging, you can attract and retain customers, increase brand awareness, and generate leads.

 It involves:

  • User research to identify pain points and needs. Understanding your audience is the heart of great content.
  • Information architecture to organise content logically. Your content shouldn’t leave readers lost in a maze.
  • SEO optimisation for discoverability. Quality content is pointless if no one can find it.
  • Conversational writing for readability. Your content should speak directly to readers.
  • Visual elements for engagement. Well-designed images and layouts add clarity and personality.
  • Analytics to refine and improve. Data provides the compass to guide your content.

The result is content that educates and persuades your customers, leading to action.

Loyalty is hard to win but easy to lose. Poor content design is inviting your customers to walk out the door and visit a competitor.

Why you need content design

Without deliberate content design, your materials may:

  • Fail to connect with your audience. Generic content misses the mark.
  • Provide little value to users. Don’t leave readers asking “So what?”
  • Be difficult to navigate. Confusing content only frustrates your customers.
  • Rank poorly in search engines. Invisible content helps no one.
  • Look visually unappealing. Amateur aesthetics fall flat.

Professional content design solves these problems so you:

  • Attract and retain customers. Quality content builds loyalty.
  • Build trust and credibility. Expert content reinforces authority.
  • Increase brand awareness. Strategic content sticks in your customer’s mind.
  • Improve SEO and traffic. Optimal content brings visitors in.
  • Streamline decision-making. Persuasive content propels action.

How can content design help your business?

Content design can help your business in several ways, including:

  • Attracting and retaining customers
  • Increasing brand awareness
  • Generating leads
  • Boosting sales
  • Improving customer satisfaction
  • Reducing customer support costs

The impact of purposeful content design

Content designed with the user’s journey in mind provides value at each stage:

  • Awareness – Helpful explainers introduce your brand to new audiences.
  • Consideration – Engaging guides show how you can meet visitor needs.
  • Decision – Clear calls-to-action convert interested prospects into customers.
  • Retention – Useful tips, new perspectives, and human personality through content foster loyalty and advocacy.

Turn insights into engagement

Don’t leave your online presence to chance. With research-based content tailored to your goals, I can help you:

  • Explain products clearly to customers.
  • Produce guides that drive leads.
  • Craft web copy that converts.
  • Create content that gets shares and links.

The days of generic content that fades into background noise are over. Strategic content design tailored to your audience ensures your message stands out and resonates.

The content design process

Creating content that achieves results takes an optimised process:

Research and planning

  • Gather insights into your business goals, industry trends, competitors, and customer pain points through surveys, interviews, and data analysis.
  • Map out a content strategy aligning goals, audiences, themes, formats, and channels.
  • Develop an editorial calendar and workflows for content creation, approval and distribution.

Information architecture

  • Organise content into logical, intuitive structures and navigation optimised for usability.
  • Create content templates to maintain consistency across different pieces.
  • Ensure findability through metadata, URLs, headings, and links.

Writing and editing

  • Produce draft content in a clear, concise, and engaging editorial style tailored to your brand voice and audiences.
  • Refine content through an iterative editing process focused on depth of information, flow, persuasiveness and search optimisation.

Visual design

  • Develop engaging yet functional visual designs across modules and pages.
  • Curate or produce supporting images, illustrations, icons, videos and other media.
  • Optimise content presentation for the user experience on all devices.

Publication and promotion

  • Publish content on your website or distribute through other channels.
  • Promote content through email marketing, social media, SEO, and partnerships.
  • Monitor performance and optimise based on analytics.

Why work with me?

With decades of experience, I offer strategic content design services adapted to your unique needs:

  • Website content audits – I’ll thoroughly assess your existing content and provide recommendations.
  • Content framework design – I’ll map out content structures and templates for seamless expansion.
  • Custom content creation – I’ll produce optimised content tailored to your goals, brand, and audience.
  • Content management – I’ll oversee workflows, governance, production, and analysis for ongoing excellence.

The result? Content that engages customers across every digital touchpoint, fuels business growth, and establishes you as an industry leader.

If you’re ready to start creating content that is effective and engaging, please fill out the contact form to get in touch.

David Hodder - Professional content design services for businesses in Devon, Cornwall, and beyond

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I have 27 years of experience in the web, digital media, communication and IT industries with extensive knowledge of idea conceptualisation, solution identification, project delivery and the complete digital media lifecycle. Read more.

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