I design beautiful websites, logos, print materials and other digital products and experiences that look great and are a joy to use.

I do not believe in a ‘one size fits all’ approach – I take time to get to know your brand and work closely with you through the design process.

I make the digital space less daunting. I take your content then unravel and sort it into easy-to-use, appealing digital and print design solutions. I work closely with you to get your key messaging across simply and beautifully and create services and products which make you feel proud and which your customers enjoy using.

Whether you are a new or established business, I am able to help you with everything from logos and the feel of your brand to getting you a lovely website set up and designing any print materials you may need such as leaflets and posters.

I also really enjoy working with design and marketing agencies so if you need an extra pair of hands, let me know!

Want to know more about how I can help you?

With well over 2 decades worth of experience plus a first class Interactive Design degree, you are in safe hands. I will create you something we are both proud of, which works for your target audience.

I have oodles of experience in the Adobe suite plus other applications such as Figma. 

Whether you are a design or development agency needing extra design support or a sole trader needing more business, I can help you.

Your customer is always at the forefront of my mind. With design experience across many platforms I have a wealth of knowledge which I can apply to any project.

Web Design
Graphic Design
Mobile Design
Usability Audits
Wordpress Websites
App Design
Logo Design
Email Design
Ecommerce Design
Social Media Design
Interactive PDF Creation
Interactive TV Design

Below is a small selection of my design work. Click here to view my full freelance design portfolio

Featured Work

A selection of my most recent design projects. Please see my portfolio for more work examples.

York Archaeological Trust – brochure design

York Archaeological Trust – brochure design

Brochure design

OnSight Systems – branding and SaaS design

July 20, 2022

Humberhead Peatlands – branding and bespoke website design

Humberhead Peatlands – branding and bespoke website design

July 19, 2022

Merseyrail Phone Book Application – mobile design

July 18, 2022

Core Systems – SaaS design and branding

July 18, 2022

Visit York Members Leaflet – graphic design and illustration

Visit York Members Leaflet – graphic design and illustration

July 7, 2022

Love York Summer Guides – leaflet design

Love York Summer Guides – leaflet design

July 7, 2022

Make It York Business Plan – brochure design

Make It York Business Plan – brochure design

July 6, 2022

The Visit York Pass – logo, leaflet and website update

The Visit York Pass – logo, leaflet and website update

July 5, 2022

Growth Space – branding and bespoke website design

July 5, 2022

Lucy rigley in a red bmw i3 outside the Centre for Alternative Technology in wales

Are We There Yet Mum – concept, logo and blog design

January 10, 2017

Big Futures Foundation – branding, graphic design and website

Big Futures Foundation – branding, graphic design and website

December 10, 2016

YorkieCard – branding and bespoke website design

YorkieCard – branding and bespoke website design

November 16, 2016


What my happy clients have to say about me.

“I can highly recommend Lucy. Lucy has done fantastic work for Youwe on a freelance basis. Lucy's work is of a very high quality and the work is always done on time. Lucy has designed infographics, emails, and social campaigns for our clients.”

Steve Hoyle - Head of Operations (UK) and Partner at YouweFreelance Digital Designer - infographics, email designs, and social media graphics

“I worked with Lucy for approaching two years in my capacity as Senior Marketing Manager with Visit York.

During that time we worked together on many and various projects, from annual and seasonal printed guides to digital assets and 48 sheet outdoor posters.

I found Lucy to be extremely personable, very easy to work with and the quality of her work was always exemplary.

Highly recommend!”

Ashley Young - Communications Manager at Make It YorkFreelance Graphic Designer for Make It York / Visit York

“Creative. Brilliant. Recommended.
Lucy designed a new logo and strap-line for my Sales Marvel business and working with her was a breeze.

Lucy nailed the (rather woolly) initial brief and gently surfaced my actual priorities for the design, learning about my business and, as importantly, my target audience. She was creative and thought of a number of issues I hadn't before considered.

Interacting with Lucy was easy and "low friction" too. I didn't feel rushed, which I have before as I struggle a bit with my mental health from time to time. Lucy was patient and professional throughout.

I would definitely recommend Lucy for any creative or graphic design needs your business may require.

Thanks, Lucy!”

Keith Rozelle - Sales MarvelLogo and pdf presentation refresh

“A huge big thank you for all your help - have just started implementing all the ideas you have sent.”

Mandira - Surry SpiceUsability audit

"I was lucky enough to work with Lucy who created a perfect logo for my business. She was incredibly patient with me and really listened to what I wanted. She made adjustments where necessary and was very professional and easy to work with. I would highly recommend working with Transparent Design."

Sita - Mama's Got MovesLogo Design

"I used lucy at transparent design to build me a website, not been my thing i had no idea which way to go to achive a decent website, with excellent advice and a highly professional service lucy made it really easy and effortless to make a fantastic website, im really happy with the finished result and would highly recommend transparent design to anyone looking for a fantastic website!!
Thanks again!"

Nick - Turner FlooringWordPress website template set up

Looking to hire a designer or need extra design help?

I can be the design support you need.

Maybe you are a busy design agency and are looking for a new senior or lead designer or maybe you need some ad-hoc design work, for instance when your designer is busy or on holiday?  I work with several agencies as and when they need me. No need to be local to York – I work well remotely and love working across different projects.

I am also open to permanent remote roles – so get in touch if you think my design skills would suit what you’re looking for.

Need help with something I don’t offer?


I work closely with a York based freelance creative developer plus local social media experts, marketing experts,  copywriters and photographers so please let me know if you’d like a recommendation.