Our Beginnings

Hash&Salt was founded by James Steel. Built on the belief that every business should have access to effective design and marketing services, without the high price tag that usually comes from working with agencies.

With over 20 years experience, we specialise in producing fast, well designed websites for businesses around the world. Catering for any type of business or service, we have particular experience with Viticulturists, tasting rooms, and those working within the hospitality industry.

About James

Since 1998, James has been producing award winning web sites, video and animation for a broad range of applications. After completing a BA (Hons) in Digital Animation, he worked on television documentaries, video post production, and traditional animation. This included work for high profile companies such as Cisco Systems, The Southern Co-op and The Royal Navy.

From there he moved onto design for the web, holding several senior positions at agencies and businesses within the financial services industry. During this time he worked on large scale projects for ASDA, Debenhams, PDSA and Aviva.

Founding Hash&Salt in March 2017, James has created sites for those in the wine production. These included e-commerce websites for Vineyards and tasting rooms based in Walla Walla Valley, United States. We also developed a site for a holiday tour company specialising in guided tours of vineyards, starting out from Seattle.