Gold Coast Web designer and developer

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, a boutique web 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 sites 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.

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Switch Wine

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.

switchwine.com.au

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Grace Loves Lace

Megan from Grace Loves Lace approached me with the challenge of creating a brand package along with a powerful shopping-cart site for her new company, all within a tight budget.

Utilising the integrated micro blog and frequent social networking updates has helped really kickstart her company. So far hits and subsequent sales have been booming with the site featured on various fashion blogs. A full site upgrade will be coming soon. Stay tuned!

graceloveslace.com.au

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Jim Mullins

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.

jimmullins.com.au

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Look.Love.Want

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.

looklovewant.com.au

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Daniel Aaron Sprague

Super creative and hyper active, Daniel, a Photographer based in the US, needed a flexible online presence… and he needed it fast! I set the site up so Daniel can easily add new events and blog posts to the homepage. The gallery system allows for easy uploading, sorting and automatic resizing. Take a ganda!

DanielAaronSprague.com

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URBAN COLLECTIVE

Urban collective offer a revolutionary alternative to the traditional methods of building homes. They wanted to reflect this with a fresh, modern site that utilises social networking and blogging in a bold format. The site was designed so they can easily add the new designs and galleries as they are developed and released. Safe as houses!

UrbanCollective.com.au

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Modabots

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!

Modabots.com

Feel free to email me contact@deanoakley.com, call our office on (07) 55 35 00 63 or use the form below.

Our studio is located at 4/25 Lemana Ln, Burleigh Heads, on the Gold Coast.

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