About Clearbox Designs

Clearbox Designs is an Oban-based company specialising in web design, e-commerce, database development, corporate branding and design for print. The company was founded in 2010 by Jonathan Ireland, a graduate from Portsmouth University with a degree in interactive media. Jonathan has been a freelance website designer/developer for a number of years and had established a diverse customer base prior to the launch of Clearbox Designs based on word-of-mouth and reputation alone.

At Clearbox Designs we believe in creating attractive and functional websites that are specific to your requirements and that will improve your customers' online experience. All of our websites are made from scratch (we don't buy pre-formed templates) using latest web standards and incorporating search engine optimisation (SEO) to help your business stand out and maximize your potential to reach out to a global audience.

Our approach is simple: we will meet you face-to-face or by e-mail/telephone to discuss your website needs, we'll present a mock-up for your approval, we'll design and construct your custom-made website and throughout the process you'll be in direct contact with your web designer. Once your website has launched we can provide web hosting, technical support/consultancy and site management/maintenance. We are a small company that believes in establishing good relationships with clients and having a clear, honest and straightforward approach. Whether its your first venture into web-based advertising or just a website update/redevelopment that you require, we can create a high quality, effective and affordable website that will allow you to engage with your customers.

We also offer design and print of stationery packages (for example, business cards, letterheads, flyers), logo design and branding, and database solutions. For more information see our services page.

Client Testimonials

"Exactly what we asked for"

We found Jon to be very helpful and efficient. He had lots of good ideas and most importantly the end result was exactly what we asked for.

MB - Failte Guest House

"Very quickly, with only minor input"

Jon took our old spreadsheet based stock-inventory and converted it into a user-friendly database. It is now much easier to enter item details, separate into relevant categories, search for item information and calculate stock value, all of which will save a lot of time come the next stock take. Jon quickly understood what we needed and was able to adapt existing information very quickly, with only minor input from us. I would thoroughly recommend his services.

Claire M - GlycoMar Limited

"Our site's now bringing in a lot more sales"

It was suggested me to get in contact with Jon about web development when I first began my website last year. Jon is very approachable in any area of web work. After the hours he’s put into our site its now bringing in a lot more sales from the clean look he’s managed to put together for me. I’ll be in contact for many more jobs in the future.

Jamie G - Director, MTB Essentials

"Exceeded my expectations in every aspect"

My name is Peter MacGregor, I own and run PMG Services Truck and Plant in Oban, Argyll. My company is very new and has only been running for one year, when I had the idea of starting the business I needed to approach somebody who could take what was in my head and materialise an image of a good professional company and design a website that would impress anybody who looked at it and attract customers to regard my business as professional and an easy to approach business.

Jon at Clearbox Designs was excellent to deal with, he took all of my thoughts and produced an amazing image for my business which exceeded my expectations in every aspect of the process. It is very hard in business sometimes to find a competent person who will see the job through to the end with great results and be easy to deal with.

Because of my website and Clearbox Designs backup I have gained customers and good business at a level above my expectations and will be continuing to use Clearbox Designs well into the future.

Peter M - PMG Services

"Great service"

We have been using Jon to produce our website for well over 4 years now. We are currently on our fourth version of the site which allows us to update and add content. Jon is always on hand to answer any questions we have.

Daniel H - Hoggmot