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About Us

SwankyApple love to create compelling things for the web, print and mobile devices. We specialise in Shopify store creation and marketing, but also have the broad experience and skills to deliver a range of other creative projects too. We live and work in the beautiful Cathedral city of Exeter. Our personal service is designed to be simple, clear and responsive to our clients’ needs. Swanky specialises in Shopify design and development, but also provide services in WordPress. Shopify has recognised our deep commitment and contribution to the platform and ecommerce design by awarding us the highly regarded title of ‘Shopify Experts’. You can take a look at our expert profile on Shopify to view independent reviews of our projects and client feedback.

Over the last several years we’ve established a network of extremely capable, trusted service partners who help us deliver search optimisation, marketing and advertising campaign management on-par with the best of the best. We’re really proud of this because it means we can deliver complete solutions (everything you may need to run a successful ecommerce store) without compromising product or service quality.

Director

Dan McIvor

Dan brings ten years of creative digital experience gained through content production, search marketing, time as a freelance designer/developer and then as UK manager for an off-shore development studio.

Creative Director

Matt Giles

Swanky’s creative director, Matt Giles, comes from a deeply creative background previously working as a print designer, musician and web freelancer.

Our Mission

We are on a mission to level up our clients’ e-commerce game.

We aspire to unlock clients’ full potential by consulting on the best tools and strategies; transforming them into industry leaders with beautiful and commercially optimised websites.

Our Vision

Pursuing our mission will result in our customers becoming industry leaders in their field. 

By following our consultation, customers will constantly grow, innovate and use the best possible mix of tools to control market share.

Our Values

We ignite industry trends and inspire change with data-backed, creative leadership approach to our work.
We let long-term thinking guide our decisions, keeping a commercially strategic mindset.
We build and maintain customer trust – the most essential component in the digital era.
We tell aspirational stories, encouraging ambition to grow by unlocking one’s full potential.

Our Origins

2010

SwankyApple was created by Andrew McSweeney and Dan McIvor in January 2010 with the aim of building a client-focused, jargon-free creative agency. Andrew is an expert in lean operations, the subject of his PhD, and brings several years department and company management experience.

Fun fact – Andrew thought of the name SwankyApple years earlier and remembered it when it came time to name the business.

2018

SwankyApple decides to go completely Swanky! A change of name and complete rebrand (based on our customers’ feedback) happens on the 26th April 2018.

Careers and Job Openings

Thank you for your interest. You may find positions we are currently recruiting for below.

Digital Insights Analyst

Key Requirements

  • Experience with data management best practices including maintaining RAW data for sanity checks & balances, explaining working in all reporting, date/source marking.
  • Knowledge of Google analytics software: Google Analytics, Google Analytics 360, Tag Manager
  • Additional analytics knowledge would be valued: Adobe, HEAP, Tealium, Signal etc
  • Presentation skills
  • Attention to detail in this role is paramount - presenting results in a clear and concise manner, with clearly explained process, sample and source information.
  • Ability to work to hard deadlines.

Additional skills

Ideally, this role will develop into a leadership position with oversight of a growing data department - if you have experience leading a team, building and improving processes, setting internal goals, and training staff, do express your interest in this aspect.

Benefits

  • Remote and office-based hours in their beautiful Exeter office
  • Opportunity to grow and shape the position
  • Personal development within a fast-growing company
  • Collaborative, creative working environment
  • Generous commission structure for bringing new work to the business
  • Dog-friendly and down-to-earth
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Digital Projects Coordinator

Key Requirements

  • Proactively manage selected projects to ensure resources are utilised effectively and reasonable deadlines are set and met.
  • Work under projects director and in partnership with the design and development leads to ensure project plans, timelines and deliverables are clear, understood by all, and followed.
  • Monitor informal/priority task workload and ensure long-term projects are kept on track.
  • Define and maintain project management processes in staff and contractors in their UK and India offices.
  • Keeping scheduling Calendar up to date to avoid under/overbooking
  • Report back to managers on the progress of projects in daily and weekly reviews
  • Quality assure outgoing projects / manage QA process
  • Responsible for deliverables planned in are being delivered by resource team.

Advantageous skills

  • Experience with design software (Adobe products largely) and process
  • Experience with programming, particularly web front-end
  • Experience with Prince2

Additional skills

If you have experience leading a team, building and improving processes, setting internal goals, and training staff, do express your interest in this aspect.

Benefits

  • Remote and office-based hours in their beautiful Exeter office
  • Occasional travel to work from their India office may be offered
  • Opportunity to grow and shape the position
  • Personal development within a fast-growing company
  • Collaborative, creative working environment
  • Generous commission structure for bringing new work to the business
  • Dog-friendly and down-to-earth
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Junior Web Designer

We are looking for

  • A strong portfolio of design work, ideally relevant to ecommerce front-end.
  • A keen eye for typography and a passion for producing beautiful designs.
  • An awareness of e-commerce UX design patterns and how to convert a visitor into a returning customer.
  • Proficiency in using Sketch, Photoshop, Illustrator, Invision and similar design & prototyping tools.
  • Ability to communicate well with clients, helping them to understand your designs.
  • A keen interest in e-commerce, social media and digital marketing platforms & tools.
  • Experience of responsive HTML & SCSS.
  • Experience with Shopify or a similar e-commerce platform (Magento, Woocommerce, Demandware, Hybris).
  • Relevant experience in an agency or in-house and/or a degree in digital media or design (or similar).

What you'll be doing

  • 37.5h/week in their beautiful Exeter office, a short walk from the city centre.
  • Designing e-commerce sites for a wide range of brands, from startups to established high-street stores.
  • Communicating with their project management and development teams in order to deliver world-class e-commerce stores.
  • Designing Conversion Rate Optimisation split tests for clients, with a view to constantly improving revenue and brand interaction.
  • Sharing and implementing ideas with the rest of their industrious designers, developers and strategists.

Benefits

  • Salary of £18k - £21k depending on experience.
  • 20 days holiday per year as well as 8 bank holidays.
  • Working with dynamic, creative and growing clients on fun and challenging projects.
  • A beautiful, fun and social office in Baring Crescent, Exeter, with use of a huge private garden.
  • Build a strong portfolio whilst working with aspiring and established brands.
  • Be part of an inspiring, growing and ambitious team.
  • They invest in their team and aim to provide assistance in growing and nurturing your skills.
  • They are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at their company.
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If you have a project in mind, feel free to contact us for a friendly chat.