Situated in Cape Town, South Africa’s Mother City, The Forge Web Creations is a boutique design studio specialising in digital and graphic design.


Run by Sue Rutherford, The Forge began as The Forge Web Creations CC, a successful web design agency that started in 1999. Today, The Forge has evolved into an intimate independent Cape Town design studio that provides digital and graphic design solutions to individuals and small businesses.

This streamlined approach allows The Forge to offer a personalised solution with the advantage of one on one communication throughout the design process. Whether you are seeking a beautifully designed WordPress website, a stunning company logo, personalised corporate stationery such as letterheads and business cards, or expertly designed brochures, The Forge offers a wealth of experience and expertise that is backed by a warm, personalised approach to customer service.

Design Studio Solutions

With ample experience in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and WordPress, my design studio offers a wide range of design services. From digital design solutions all the way to business cards and additional graphic design solutions, I help you create a cohesive design for your brand. I also partner with highly skilled developers to assist in bringing my web design creations to life.

My services include the following:

Logo Design

Looking for a beautifully designed company logo? I will create a powerful logo that represents your brand in a way that is visual and eye-catching. The Forge offers a minimal, unique approach to professional logo design that helps you stand out for all the right reasons.

Business Cards

The Forge also offers business card design, to help you create a calling card that is perfectly suited to your logo, website and brand. Whether you are starting a new business or improving the look of your current card, this service helps you put your best proverbial foot forward when meeting new clients.


Take your branding to the next level with personalised letterhead design that ties in to your logo, business card and website look and style. Letterheads add a professional touch to both internal and external communication, while reinforcing your brand in a subtle yet powerful way.


The Forge also offers brochure design that caters to the diverse needs of local businesses. Whether advertising an event or showcasing your products and services, a beautifully designed brochure is an essential tool in your marketing toolbox.

WordPress Websites

The Forge’s web design services are ideally suited to those seeking a responsive, eye-catching WordPress website. High quality premium themes such as Divi by Elegant Themes are to create minimal, user-friendly, clean, SEO optimised websites that look good and perform even better. As a former developer, I am always aware of coding challenges.

Looking for a Designer?

My extensive experience both as a developer and a web and graphic designer have given me a solid understanding of design that doesn’t only look great, but also works well. The advantage of working with an independent web designer is that it offers a personalised experience. As a small business owner, I understand the unique needs of freelancers and small scale businesses.


I work hand in hand with you through each step of the way, to create designs that resonate. If development or additional services are required, I have a strong network of specialists within various areas of coding, marketing and content creation. The Forge also provides fuss-free, affordable web design and graphic design that does not cost the earth, which further adds to your peace of mind.


My Portfolio




I have had the privilege of working with Sue on a prior occasion, so the decision to make use of her services again was an easy one to make.

Her communication throughout the project was impeccable. Where certain gaps appeared in the brief, her intuition and knowledge of the market allowed her to make the necessary creative recommendations, implement them and be open to consideration thereafter.

The turnaround time of this entire project was remarkable. It has become the hallmark of her service delivery.

I cannot praise Sue and The Forge Web Creations highly enough.

Henré Rossouw

Business Development Strategist, Legal Cover

Thank you so much. You’ve designed the website we dreamed of. It’s truly world-class.

Lewis Pugh

United Nations Patron of the Oceans

A smooth, personal process with excellent results.

Thank you Sue Rutherford at The Forge Web Creations for your excellent interpretation of our vision. We are thrilled with the result and look forward to our new inspiring partnership.

Andrew Warth

Director, Zama Dance School

I have had the pleasure of working alongside Sue Rutherford at The Forge for a number of years now. When I returned from abroad in 2013, one of my first tasks at Dakota Design was to oversee the complete overhaul of our rather dated website and Sue was recommended to me by some big hitters at Ogilvy Mather. I was looking for a designer/developer partner who was savvy enough to produce a world-class product but small enough to give our project the personal attention it required. I was not disappointed. Not only did we develop a website that has generated countless new business leads, but also a fresh, contemporary CI that has stood the test of time.

I highly recommend Sue to anyone who’s considering developing a new website and related

Graeme Adley

Client Services Director, Dakota Design (Pty) Ltd.

We recently worked with Sue on a website project for a company that supplies high-end kitchens. The client was incredibly specific about their design requirements; Sue worked closely with us to achieve a design that was happily accepted. We look forward to working with Sue again.

Christopher Mills

Managing Director, iMod Digital

I have recently had the pleasure of working with Sue at The Forge to design a website, letterhead and business cards for my practice. She was recommended to me by my husband as she had done such wonderful work with designing his website.

Well, I am blown away – not only by her exceptional talent but also her professionalism, diligence and patience in getting it all together. Sue worked tirelessly to get it done in record time and her personal touch and creative expertise created a website that truly meets my needs. Nothing is too much trouble for her and she has a gift of immediately understanding the brief.

Thank you, Sue, I will most certainly recommend you to anyone who needs a website designed or design work for their business.

Lesli-Ann Wareham

Owner, Howard & Wareham Attorneys

Sue Rutherford at The Forge Web Creations is a fortuitous find for me.

She more than fulfilled all my design wishes, got the designated website up and running in record time, and has become indispensable to me for her creative expertise in sorting out my mistakes and updating new content. I am eternally grateful to Sue for her gracious help, guidance, patience and integrity all times.

Rian Swart


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Ready to get started?

For more information on the design services that I offer, simply contact me today to find out why working with an independent design studio is the best route for small businesses looking for help with their web and graphic design needs.

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