We are a graphic and web design agency based in Devon. We offer bespoke ecommerce solutions, online brand development, print advertising and business IT solutions. We offer a friendly one to one service to a diverse range of clients from the UK to Singapore.

Backwood Web is a product of the collaboration between developer James Russell and creative Anna Gover. Together they have accumulated a number of years experience in their respective fields. After working on a number of projects together, often in different time zones to one another, they decided to combine their talents and founded Backwood Web in 2011.

Anna Gover
UX Designer/Graphics,
PHOTOGRAPHY & Brand Identity


Anna Gover

Anna graduated from Goldsmiths University with a degree in Design Studies (BA) where she specialised in graphics & product design. Since then she has worked in various areas within the creative industry ranging from publishing to advertising. Her passion for design and quest for inspiration has taken her to a variety of places, and she has lived and worked in London, Abu Dhabi, Sydney, Egypt and Romania.

When she's not either scheming away on another mad business venture or finding an excuse bunk off for a surf, you'll find her consulting startups and SME's on online brand identity, shooting products and and generally making sure everything looks pretty.

James Russell
Front End/Back End Developer
& IT Specialist


James has over 10 years working with ICT Systems. He has a degree (FdSc) in Multimedia and Internet Technologies from the University of Plymouth and is a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA1). James has had a long history working in the field including working as a Systems Engineer and as a Web Developer and IT Manager.

James started a Code Club and host weekly sessions at a local school with the aim of inspiring children to pursue digital making activities. Code Club is a nationwide network of volunteer-led after school coding clubs for children aged 9-11. Read more about Code Club HERE.

In his spare time you can often find James writing software for popular packages such as Joomla! and Drupal, working on his own content manager MiCMS and hunting Oriond meteors.



Anna joined the team in January 2017 and is involved in the web development/IT side of the business. Anna is also a musician and writes and produces music. 



Mark Hawes
Junior Web Developer/IT technician


After wandering into the studio one day in search of some computer advice, we quickly realised Mark was exactly the kind of person we had been looking for to help out with the development side of things.

Mark develops company-specific applications for Backwood business clients and helps out onsite as an IT technician.