WITH A FRIENDLY SERVICE
What we offer
Branding & Logo Design
We forge new brands and improve existing ones to make sure your audience is being sent the right message.
PR & Marketing
Allow Apparition to help structure, organise and promote all aspects of your PR and marketing activities.
We know what makes shoppers tick! The easier and quicker it is to make a purchase the more chance of winning a customer.
Stunning design to engage your audience! Let us inject some creativity and eye-catching design to engage your customers.
Beautiful websites that work for you. We build affordable websites that are right for your audience and businesses objectives.
We publish our very own lifestyle magazine called Bounce, so can help with all kinds of publishing projects.
Director and Founder
About Rachel Ducker
After working for several large firms, Rachel decided to create a one stop shop for creative design and marketing and founded Apparition Marketing & Design Ltd in 2009 at the age of 23. After working hard for seven months on her business she was crowned East of England’s Young Business Woman of the Year. She has since gone on to win several more prestigious awards and set up two further business including her lifestyle publication ‘Bounce Magazine’, and ‘The Suffolk Hamper’ with her partner Samuel Hunt. She is also a co-director for Paddy & Scott’s Retail ltd for the well know international artisan coffee company. Her passion is to please people and to keep her clients happy!
About Samuel Hunt
Sam joined the Apparition team last year as Managing Director, whilst he still has a vital role in the company, he is also the founder of Strides Agency, Apparition’s sister company specialising in digital web design. With vast knowledge of web design and experience in web agencies Sam is keen to get the best results he can for his clients, perfection is his strong point!
About James Norman
James is a Suffolk based photographer and retoucher focusing on creative portraiture & providing services to Suffolk, Norfolk, London and the surrounding areas.
His aim to deliver exceptional imagery for any occasion. With an Art & Design background and eye for beauty I ensure that every click of the shutter is a captured moment worth treasuring!
A real asset to any of our clients who really want to showcase their business!
About Our Dev
Whilst our developer prefers to remain anonymous, we can brag about the fact he has a vast range of amazing abilities! He has years of both commercial and freelance experience working for agencies. As well as this our developer has built a range of bespoke online web applications which have been extremely successful and continue to grow. Check out his skill set below:
- Front End
- Back End
PHP (core / OOP) SOAP / REST, API Integration, CodeIgniter, Expression Engine, Symphony, Yii, WordPress, WooCommerce, Magento, OpenCart, Concrete5
- Other Skills
(Objective) C, C Libriaries (for gaming), C++, C#, Java
- Front End
Hayley Sparkes, Freelance TV Presenter, Celerbity Make up Artist & Stylist
Not only did Rachel design an excellent website for my business, I also hired Apparition Marketing & Design to create my own personal website to help promote my services and keep in touch with my contact database. I was really pleased with the creative designs I was given to choose from, and the expert advise received regarding layout and content. I found Apparition to be very affordable compared with other agencies and I highly recommend them to anyone in need of the range of services they offer.
Dr Karen Smith , Director of Bioprocess Leadership - University College London
I engaged Apparition to undertake design work for the Annual Report of our Innovative Manufacturing Research Centre in Bioprocessing and they delivered a quality document exactly to requirement within a short timescale. During the initial design process, they asked sensible and informed questions so they could have an idea of what I was looking for. They listened to the feedback and designed the initial concept within a few days. Their first design was so good that very little was changed throughout the course of the project.
Jim Campbell , Owner of Ark Property Services Ltd
We are over the moon with the results of the whole exercise, everything looks great thank you. We are getting advertising out and the van has been logo’ed up. I can only say great things about Apparition and have been mentioning you to whoever will listen! Everyone that sees the logo is commenting on how great it looks... we have NEVER had that with the original brand! So obviously it was time for a change.
David & Gemma Sanchez, The Lord Nelson, Southwold
We called in Apparition to re-design our first brand in 2010.We loved the range of ideas they came up with for us and selected one straight from the initial selection. They were great to work with and made our image transformation very easy. We were so delighted we also had Apparition re-design our website. We now have a modern, user friendly platform everyone can use. I would highly recommend anyone using them as a company.
Caroline Burgess , Dawson Energy
Rachel and her team managed to develop our dated logo into a modern and contemporary brand which has not gone un-noticed by our clients. We found her advice both informative and professional and would not hesitate to recommend her to prospective clients.
Richard Lawrence , Actor
I found Rachel a joy to work with and very professional in all aspects of my campaign. Very impressed at the presentation of the plan to move my company forward to reach that audience that my business craves.
James Dean , Owner of DB Hifi
As a business owner, it’s essential to have trust in a company and know they are going to represent your brand well. Apparition couldn’t have been easier to work with and we’re over the moon with our new website. The whole experience was really positive and we’d recommend Apparition to anyone wanting a professional service and a fantastic outcome.