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Design & Media

graphic design, web design, and creative publishing services for the east midlands

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What I can do for you

Design for Web

Specialising in small business and startup business websites, I can find a cost-effective solution to suit your needs. All of my website projects are approached in a bespoke manner working closely with the client to tailor a design and hosting package providing them with an affordable web presence. All of our projects are designed and tested with multiple viewing devices in mind, using fluid css-based layouts to give the best viewing experience whether you are viewing on desktop, iPad, smart phone, or tablet.


Design for Print

Trusting one supplier to provide your business print ensures accuracy and consistency of brand identity throughout all of your printed correspondence. Calling on over 25 years' experience working in the trade, I design and produce press-ready artwork and print for a multitude of items, including;

  • Compliment slips
  • Invoices
  • NCR sets
  • Delivery notes
  • Purchase Order forms
  • Flyers and leaflets
  • Wedding Stationery
  • Brochures
  • Menus
  • Books
  • Letterheadings
  • Rollup and popup exhibition banners
  • Outdoor banners
  • Vehicle magnetic signs
  • Packaging

Web Hosting

Every website needs a safe and secure home. As a hosting reseller, I can offer a hosting package to fit your needs, regardless of the size and specification of your website. All of my packages are hosted with proven, reliable, industry-leading providers and come with generous webspace, bandwidth (traffic allowance), and email address quotas.

All annual hosting fees include search engine submission, regular site maintenance* and offline backup.

Do you already have a site and are looking for a new host? Why not transfer?

*Additional pages and edits are charged extra


About Kim

What I do and how it all started....
KimSim Design & Media was founded in 2003 by myself, Kim Durose. The business was set up when I ventured in to the world of Simulation games software, in particular producing add-ons for railway simulators. The name KimSim comes from an amalgamation of my first name and "Simulation". Having my own part-time business brought numerous requests from friends, family, and local contacts to produce designs for printed items and websites on a freelance basis. When approached by several software publishers to produce commercial content for the game, I decided to start the KimSim business to take care of the financial aspects of this extra income, which opened up new possibilities to expand the creative artwork and website design side of my work. In 2007 I ceased the software development and concentrated on the graphic design part of the business. Maybe I should have changed the name, who knows? It's stuck, and that's that I guess!
I am proud to be able to offer my clients a broad range of products and services for their corporate branding and promotion. I have worked in the print trade, and more specifically the packaging sector since 1989, serving my apprenticeship in multicolour litho printing and conventional pre-press areas before moving full-time into design, digital artwork and reprographics in 1995. I have also worked extensively (and still do to this day) in structural carton packaging design. With a raft of hands-on experience in many areas of pre-press operations, I feel I am in a great position to offer my clients a truly professional "one-stop" shop service for all of their print design and artwork requirements. My portfolio is wide and varied. I offer website design and production, arrange domain registrations, website hosting and multi-device email provision for local and online retailers and businesses in the Amber Valley, Ripley, Heanor, and surrounding areas of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.
In addition, I also provide graphic design and artwork services for many print and signage-based media, such as etched signs, cut vinyl automotive and race decals, vehicle branding, printed business stationery (letterheads, business cards, flyers etc), booklets, catalogues and 3D CAD visualisation, to name but a few.
I have been designing and hosting websites since the "internet explosion" of the late 1990s. What started out as a hobby, producing simple static sites for local clubs and societies has evolved somewhat over the years, to a point where I now offer a broad portfolio of web and email services. I can still provide those small static sites, along with Content Management Systems for my clients to administer and create their own content, as well as professional Email address provision.
Thank you for taking time to look at my website. Please feel free to contact me via email using the links on the site, or t. 01773 741747 or m. 07855 658759


Please feel free to browse some of my work below

Happy Clients

Kind words from some of my great clients
Karens Happy Pets

I was recommended Kimsim Design and Media when I was first setting up my new business as a dog walker/pet carer.  When I first met up with Kim I only had a basic idea of what my site would contain and how it would look.  He took my very vague colour schemes and ideas and turned them into a wonderfully bright, friendly and clear website.  My website is how the majority of my customers find my business and they are always impressed by the site; it sets me apart from my competition.  The advice and support Kim has given me has increased my businesses exposure and his clever social media links help to keep the site relevant and active which my customers enjoy.  I couldn't be happier with the service I received and would recommend Kim to anyone.

Karen McCall
Karens Happy Pets

Eco Roof and Wall Company

Thanks for helping us with business, you've been worth your weight in gold!

My business relies a lot on the quality of marketing material, and you're top drawer."

Anthony Harrison
The Eco Roof & Wall Company


Get in touch

Please feel free to contact me
I am based in the village of Codnor, near Ripley in the Amber Valley region of Derbyshire.
  • 2 Smith Avenue, Codnor, Ripley, Derbyshire, DE5 9RA
  • 01773 741747
  • 07855 658759
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