don't be scared of the web


Jargon-free, affordable web design and advice.

Arachnophobia design


I set up arachnophobia design whilst at Edinburgh College, with the express aim of building sites for customers with little or no internet presence, those who may be a little 'scared of the web' hence the name.

I am now proud to be based at The Creative Exchange, Leith, Edinburgh, and with a number of loyal customers arachnophobia design is now going from strength to strength.



Whatever it is you need, after a no obligation initial meeting, we'll furnish you with an honest timescale and quote..and stick to it.
We'll keep you informed throughout the process

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Where, Who

Based in Scotland's beautiful capital of Edinburgh, I set up arachnophobia design whilst at Edinburgh College in January 2014, to gain some hands-on experience in the real world. It started as a home-office based business, very much a sideline, but quickly gained momentum. The two sites which were built for Cairn Independent Financial Advisors and their sister company Cairn Corporate Insurance Services were designed and built in collaboration with another designer Brad Rands.
Since leaving college in Spring 2016, arachnophobia design has now moved into offices at The Creative Exchange, in Edinburgh, and Brad has become more of a permanent fixture.


Web Design

From a single Landing Page, to a full e-commerce online shop, we're here to help. After a non-obligation meeting we'll give you an honest timescale and quote...and stick to it.

Social Media Setup

Social Media can be a minefield. With so many options, and so many different possible directions to take, let us advise you on the most appropriate for your business and set it up for you.

Marketing Advice

With over 30 years of Sales and Marketing experience bewtween us, we'll advise on what direction to take, to help to grow your business

Quick Response

Having run a range of businesses, I know only too well how frustrating it can be when a supplier leaves you hanging.. I'll go out of my way to answer your queries within 1 working day.







Lose the Unecessary


I always make a point of telling my customers we're building a site for their clients, not for them. Often a simple 'to the point' window to your business would be the best way to start.



Over 25% of the world wide web is Wordpress and this can be a great way to get a new business online. Once the site is set up, it's relatively easy for the customer to update minor parts of the site themselves.

Mobile Friendly


Every site made by arachnophobia design is guaranteed mobile-friendly...the SINGLE most important thing for search-engine rankings

Thank you for your business..


"We have already recommended Rik and his service to others and are very happy to continue to do so." Helena McElmeel Architects.

Web Designers


Years of Marketing

Lines of Code


Happy Customers



Whether you need a new logo, a website or simply help with your social media, we'd be delighted to hear from you


Drop us a line..

  • The Creative Exchange
  • 29 Constitution Street
  • Edinburgh
  • EH6 7BS