About Us

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A creative web, graphic and UI design company from Emsworth, on the sunny South Coast

Our Story

We’re a focussed team – small enough to fit round your kitchen table –  ensuring you receive a truly personal and friendly service. We’ve worked with customers, from one man shops to global enterprises, across multiple disciplines and industries. They love what we do, and they tell us so.

no1son is headed up by Scott Birnie, our Creative Director. Scott’s love for design started at a very early age (translation: “CRAYONS!!!”). Having spent more than 12 years working for various design agencies, departments and companies, he decided to go it alone and start his own.

So, why no1son you ask? Well a few reasons.

  1. His nickname at school was Birnie Son (taken from the classic Scottish comedy series Rab. C. Nesbitt)
  2. His mother calls him her number one Son (He is, in fact, her only Son)
  3. He started the company soon after his own number one Son was born!

Our Design

We’ve experience working in a number of different industries and specialisms. We’re able to design and develop solutions to suit your individual requirements.

Being versatile in our approach means we come up with creative, inspirational ideas. This is evident in the work we have produced for some of our existing clients, and continues with the work you’ll see from us in the not too distant future.

Our service

We cover disciplines from design and development services – that cover logo design and branding — to web design, app design and UI design. We prefer to work from scratch with our experienced team, but can collaborate with your existing team to compliment or enhance any “in-house” teams and solutions.

Our clients really like us. See what they have to say.

James Fearn

We have worked with Scott at no1son for many years through all stages of development and marketing of our website. Scott has always delivered exactly what we want on time and has been a valuable member of our team.

He has not only delivered stunning designs and project managed a large amount of our projects but has helped us through some tough times and always found a way to a positive outcome.

James FearnCo-FounderPoles & Blinds.com
Ally Tolhurst

Working with no1son is refreshing and effortless. Scott is always both responsive and eager to help in any way he can. Understanding the requirements and business is never a problem. His design and production is of the highest standard and his professionalism second to none. Work is always delivered on time and within budget.

Ally TolhurstSenior ProducerCreative Jar
Sarah Allen

Being faced with the task of branding your company is a huge and daunting undertaking.  Scott from no1son was literally able to read my mind and make my garbled ideas become a reality, and provide us with an identity to be incredibly proud of. I have now worked with Scott on a number of projects and his skills, creativity and accuracy are of the highest standard, I have no hesitation in recommending no1son time and time again.

Sarah AllenFounder and Managing DirectorThe Baby Shack Ltd
Mark Rivers

Scott has worked closely with Raymarine for several years, consistently delivering high quality graphics on time, on budget, and to brief.

I value his creativity, his technical understanding and his ability to project our brand through the graphic user interface. I hugely appreciate Scott’s willingness to respond to urgent requests, and his ability to liaise directly with our software engineers, and, frankly, his stubbornness in driving the detail of his designs through to implementation!  He has contributed highly in ensuring our award-winning displays are attractive, legible, and easy- to use.

Mark RiversSenior User Interface DesignerRaymarine UK
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