About Tartan

Our mission, values and origin story

Our Mission

Tartan is a web design studio based in Edinburgh. We specialise in designing, developing and marketing websites for new and growing businesses. We work with business owners who want to take advantage of online opportunities but don't want the burden of adding a full time technical employee to their team.

Tartan was started out of a frustration with the value provided by web design agencies we'd worked with in the past. We knew we could do a better job, so we decided to start one ourselves.

"To help Small Business compete online"

Our Values

Our values guide the decisions we make in pursuing our mission

ISO Standards


Trust is the foundation of relationships. We go out of our way to earn and keep our client's trust.



Transparency builds trust. We share everything from our insights to our pricing publicly.


Creating compelling products requires leaps of the imagination. We explore new and innovative approaches.



The rate of improvement is what determines the long term success of a company. We seek out ways to offer more value for less.

We also have a strong open source ethos. Learn more about our open source activities 

Careers @ Tartan

Like what you've see? Explore our careers page to see if a career at Tartan could be for you.