Frequently asked questions

Answers to questions we are frequently asked at Karsten Rowe …


What is Karsten Rowe?

Karsten Rowe is a small design agency based in Harrogate. We build brands, websites & apps.

Karsten Rowe – what’s with the weird name?

I have a Danish Mum.

What services do we offer?

We mainly design logos, build websites and apps.

Why shouldn’t I use a site building product like 1&1, 123-reg or GoDaddy to build my own website?

Your brand and website should be professional and unique – we don’t believe these products can provide that.

Are we expensive?

This is a tough one to answer. Every project we take on is bespoke to that client so the cost will depend on the type of project and its requirements.

Depending on your budget our recommendation is to hire us for scheduled design sprints, or a long-term monthly retainer. You will most likely find our prices reasonable.

What are we currently working on?

That’s a good question … We post our new design work weekly on Dribbble.

Do you do speculative work?

Please don’t even ask. We don’t produce ‘stab ­in­ the dark’ concepts in order to win business, it’s simply not the right way to start a working relationship. We believe in a collaborative partnership where we listen, research, and work with you to create the perfect solution to meet your needs.

What if I don’t like the concepts you produce?

We’ve been professional designers since 2006, so we’ve pretty much seen it all. It’s our job to ask the right questions and create the perfect design for you. On those occasions when a concept isn’t right first time, we’ll take on-board your feedback and come back with one that is.

What is good design?

Clarity, simplicity and usefulness.

What is a CMS and why do you use WordPress?

A CMS is a content management system. From a basic level, WordPress enables you to add, edit and manage any page, product or blog post on your website and allows us to build pretty much anything you need to do more business.

I don’t care too much for pretty pictures. What design experience does Karsten Rowe have?

We develop websites that are well designed and adhere to modern web standards and accessibility requirements. You can learn more about the company’s background and credentials by reading about us.

Employers, co-workers and customers will vouch that we play nice with others too.

What do you do away from work?

On a whole, we love sport; running to work, playing football on a Monday, tennis on a Saturday, golf occasionally, cycle in the summer & snowboard in the winter. Away from sport, we enjoy art, food, music & travel. We’re also lego enthusiasts.