We're a friendly bunch of web designers who speak your language
Meet the Avoca team
Our greatest satisfaction comes from delighting our clients with web design services that grow their businesses online. We aim to do this by creating an environment that enables the right solutions to evolve. That means partnering with our clients and always looking at the big picture.
We are a small team of experienced and driven web designers based in Nelson. We care about the stories we share and the relationships we develop.
We’re passionate about everything we do, including keeping a healthy balance in life. We believe in good, clear communication; great design; having a good time; slow food; living well; and getting into the great outdoors.
We also love supporting our community and we’re proud to be here in Nelson, New Zealand, a truely beautiful part of the world.
We imagine a world where vibrant community minded teams are delivering joyous experiences, life changing learning and new opportunities everyday, by reaching the right people at the right time.
Our Agency Values:
Take care of all the little details
Always try and see the big picture and ask "why?"
Take the time to really really listen
Celebrate everyone's successes
Always be genuine and friendly
Explore opportunities/problems with an inquisitive mind
Our core web design team members
Brendyn has worked as a website designer in Nelson since 2006. He is also experienced in print design. Alongside his design roles, Brendyn is a musician and teacher of Irish music (on flute and fiddle), with an M.A. in Irish music performance. He is a passionate trail runner and lover of barefoot shoes.
Jan began her career as a web designer in 2009. Her eclectic work history includes managing a successful Bed & Breakfast, working in publishing and as a computer user support person. Jan has a fine arts background (textiles) and a degree in Medical Imaging. She is a passionate waka ama paddler and has represented New Zealand at the World Waka Ama Sprints.
Our partner network
We try and stick to our knitting and focus on what we're best at - web design. So we've built up strong relationships with complimentary businesses that can help take your business and online project to the next level.
We only recommend businesses that we know will treat you as we would. If you have existing relationships with third party providers we won't try and pry you away from them, we're happy to work with your exisiting team.
A little history, why Avoca?
Avoca Web Design was started at Castle Hill Village in Canterbury. Half an hour from Arthur's Pass, Castle Hill is a mountain paradise. The Avoca river flows through the next valley over and it is from here that the name was born. It's an alpine environment, a place of great natural beauty.
Brendyn moved to Nelson in 2006 and brought the business with him. Jan joined in the fun after also moving into the area. We've been kept here by the dual vistas of the mountains and the sea.
Avoca Web Design has grown rapidly. Servicing both local Nelson and Tasman clients and international clients we are kept very busy.