Ben Usher SmithI’m a web designer and illustrator living and working in Edinburgh, Scotland, where I run a small design business called BU-S.

I  make beautiful, responsive website and emails. I primarily use WordPress for my web work. Emails I enjoy hand coding. When I’m done, I love testing my work with real people. I also use a plethora of tools and devices to ensure it works everywhere too.

When I’m not designing emails or websites I take on selected illustration commissions. I love drawing and image making as a form of communication. You can see some of my work here.

I’ve over 17 years experience working on the web I’ve worked for Union, where I was the Head of Digital Design and Heehaw where I worked as a senior designer. Over the y ears I’ve freelanced for a host of agencies and companies. I feel lucky and privileged to do what I do, and share it with others.

When I need to reset and take a break, I skateboard, go swimming in the sea, or play music.

Selected Clients


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