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The Apple Yard

Excite your audience with captivating visuals

We help you delight your audience through tailored, creative and alluring solutions



We're a design boutique based in the centre of the universe Derby, England. We deliver simple, beautiful websites and powerful branding that pack a punch for your business. We work with individuals, small businesses and charities.

The Apple Yard is Rachael and Simon Cox. Rachael is the design genius with the creative flair; Simon provides the muscle power behind projects. We collaborate with in-field expert friends for specialist projects.





Sharp, fully-functional Squarespace websites

Take control of your web presence with a simple, effective platform that frees you up to focus on the goals that matter most to you


Discover or re-find your brand’s visual identity

Build and launch your brand or regain pride in your branding; get equipped with the tools to make it fly on screen or digitally

Graphic Design

Specialist design elements to give your brand an edge

Cut through the noise and be noticed in the marketplace with consistent, on-message designs that stand out

Film Making

Content that gets people talking about you

Weave your story into video, animation and social media content to drive engagement with your audience


Testimonials from some of our wonderful clients


Katie Turnbull


Right from the start we were so impressed by Simon and Rachael’s thorough and professional approach to our website redesign. It was refreshing to work with people who really cared about what we were broadcasting online, our brand integrity and how we wanted to come across; so much more than just a nice new design! We felt very listened to along the way and no request was too much work for them to investigate for us. Throughout the whole process we felt confident in The Apple Yard’s knowledge and expertise and have a final outcome we are really proud of; it’s beautifully clean and simple website with all of the features we hoped for!

We would highly recommend!

Sharon Broadbent


Creative, talented & professional are just some of the words I would use to describe my experience with The Apple Yard. Simon & Rachael listened to my hopes & dreams for my first website and have turned them into a beautiful reality!

Rachael worked wonders on the branding and created something first class that really does wow our clients. Simon has a wealth of knowledge and has guided me through each stage with patience & plenty of hand holding where necessary.

I cannot recommend them highly enough and look forward to a continued working relationship with them both.

Cathryn Avison


Since the initial contact with Apple Yard until the completion of my portfolio website, Rachael and Simon provided continual advise and a great depth of knowledge which was further enhanced by a visit to my studio to gain a genuine feel and understanding for my projects and ethos.

They followed the brief closely but also provided fresh ideas that allowed for a positive portrayal of my bespoke work creating a behind the scenes video and a link to Instagram for my most current and up to date work.

Rachael and Simon went far and beyond my original expectations, which left me feeling confident of updating and promoting my website.

Let’s work together!

Interested in working together? Feel free to drop us a line to get the conversation started


The Apple Yard is a boutique graphic and web design studio based in Derby, UK.