About Dan

I have been a freelance designer for 15 years now. In those years I've learnt a great deal, both in terms of my ability to communicate and work with clients to understand their objectives and achieve their goals; and also by developing a keen eye for my trade.

For many years I worked under the name of "Gorillaweb" and in truth nothing has changed bar the need to use a name that reflects a wider portfolio of work and services.

While design trends come and go, particularly in digital, I have sought to retain my house style of "clarity and utility".



If you have had a chance to look through some of the selected work I'm hoping you will get a clear message that this is someone who:

- Designs and builds websites
- Creates and refreshes identities
- Makes lots of other digital and printed collateral



Sometimes I work closely with other specialists in their fields to create larger scale solutions. These could be technical specialists for scripting and backend work or illustrators and social media experts. One of these is:


Simon Whiteside, Technical Associate

Projects requiring database/application development are supported by Simon. With over 20 years experience as a software developer, and roles for large companies such as Hewlett Packard and Logica, he brings a substantial level of expertise to the mix.

Since starting his own software business in 1999, Simon has worked on a large number of websites, producing many complex content-managed sites and e-commerce systems for corporate clients.

You can view more of Simon's credentials at


The next step

If you're interested in what I could do for you or your organisation let's talk.


Year Dan Macleod went freelance2000
Year gorillaweb incorporated


Clients directly worked for include BBC Worldwide
Concerto Group
Create Food
Giles Insurance
Jones Nickolds
Kew Gardens
Miller Insurance
O'Brien Homes
Portsoken Insurance
Spedition Services
Story Events
Thames Insurance
Ultimate Experience

Clients indirectly worked for include Arup
Balfour Beatty
Fujitsu Telecomms
Moet Hennessey
Pret A Manger
Sir Robert McAlpine
Thomson Reuters
University of Cambridge

Location London, UK
20 minutes south of London Bridge

Domestic specification 3 kids
3 cats
3 bikes
1 wife