Hi, I’m a Gold Coast web designer and developer specialising in WordPress.
I live on the sunny GC, Australia, where I graduated, receiving 1st Class Honours in a Bachelor of IT at Griffith University in 2004. Since graduating, my craft has taken me around the world, from building high end digital productions in the UK, through to niche sites for small, local businesses. My work has landed me back on the Gold Coast where I now run Thrive Web Design Gold Coast, a boutique web, digital design and development studio.
Thrive consists of a tightknit team of like-minded, creative professionals, and we are always on the lookout for projects – large or small – so please contact us if you need our expert services. We not only love creating unique, clean, custom-designed websites that are easy to navigate, we can also provide branding solutions, print packages and a myriad of other digital strategies.
Please peruse our portfolio where we have a small selection of our more recent work.
We designed and developed this sleek, fully-responsive site for a high-end, award-winning restaurant in Brisbane’s CBD. It features a single page vertical scrolling layout and integrates a high def HTML5 video loop ( which we shot in-house ) and fixed background techniques to give a dynamic user experience.
We gave Wiltshire Family Lawyers a complete overhaul with a fresh new look, a more contemporary feel, better functionality and smoother navigation. We used imagery of their impressive working environment, knowing it will speak volumes about Wiltshire’s high standards and open-door policy. We seamlessly embedded a video using creative photos ( all shot in-house ) throughout the design to reinforce Wiltshire’s professional stance, highlighting their firm as the most qualified, trustworthy and highly efficient practice around.
We recently launched a full rebuild of this very successful e-commerce site. With a mobile browsing overtaking desktop this year the site had to be retina ready and responsive, and we took a lot of care developing a unique gallery system that works great on small touch devices and large desktop screens.
Switch is a small organic wine producer. They were after something a little different to stand out from the crowd (just like their wine). They didn’t need a lot of excessive content on the site, so I went for a more original horizontal layout and threw some css3 animation in the mix.
Being a Gold Coast based interior architect and designer, Jim wanted a super-clean online portfolio that he could easily update himself. The responsive site that I built for him works on all screen sizes including mobile – simply enlarge and shrink the pages to see how the responsive system adapts to the width of the browser.
Now this was a fun, alternative project that resulted in something special: a horizontal, scroll-along, single-page site that features a drag and drop shopping cart which also works on mobile devices.
We worked with the client’s designs and they were super happy with the outcome!
This is an online gallery of contemporary, limited-edition prints. The shopping-cart site is powered by WordPress, providing a seamless and easy to use CMS.
I worked with the team at Design Culture to come up with an intuitive layout that is also flexible enough to handle the ever-growing collection.