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.
Michael and Carlene make up the dynamic husband and wife team from Channel Nine’s, The Block. The renovating duo made their mark on the record-rating season of The Block Glasshouse where they achieved the most number of room wins and the highest cumulative score overall. The duo currently hold the title of the highest scoring Block contestants of all time!
Local Currumbin based design team “Pollen” specialise in branding, design and marketing communications. They produce great work but struggled with self promotion so they came to us to help with the design of their new website. They wanted to push their online marketing to the next level and we were happy to help!
This well-established online jewellery shop is run by two sisters on the Gold Coast. They came to us to breathe new life into their online presence, with softer touches and by creating a more harmonious, flowing experience. Their meaningful and progressive business model has been flourshing online and with the new site we aimed for a more modern digital platform to showcase the products and to really tell their story clearly.
Vie Pilates is the first fully equipped Pilates studio to be established at Varsity Lakes on the Gold Coast. Firstly we freshened up of their branding package with new colour schemes and logo variations. Then in order to showcase this fantastic venue and the expertise of the instructors, we integrated HTML5 video and strong imagery of the instructors using the equipment into a single page vertical scrolling website. The finished product is an elegant, fully responsive website that allows the user to experience the quality of the classes before they enrol.
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 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.