Since opening our doors in 2002, we have delivered thousands of web and digital experiences, across a multitude of platforms and industries.

We are large enough to offer you the knowledge and expertise we’ve gained servicing many corporate clients, yet small enough to care.

We are not a high volume digital agency so we can assure our clients that they will receive personal attention and the dedication that every project deserves. For us the highest praise is customers who come back with another website.

We have an excellent record of return customers and referrals, and a large number of clients who have been with us for many, many years. Feel free to ask for references or visit our portfolio section to view some of our work.

Our Team

We are website designers, graphic artists, programmers and internet marketing specialists. We are passionate about what we do and about providing outstanding customer service.


Co-Owner / Manager

As one of the founders of web design services in NZ, Elaine has been in the industry since 1999. She launched Online Designs in 2002 with the goal of providing unique, custom-made digital solutions at an affordable cost. With extensive expertise in web strategy Elaine is our key project manager and head of sales and marketing.


Co-Owner / Web Designer

With over twelve years of industry experience as a digital designer and developer, Jo adds value at various stages of the project life-cycle through digital strategy, user experience (UX), visual design, quality assurance testing and delivery.



Bronwyn is a great front end developer who is now turning her attention to mastering MySQL and PHP. A dedicated learner, she is currently working towards an IT degree in her spare time! A keen 'gamer' - she loves everything to do with computers.


Accounts Admin

Susan has many years experience working in administrative positions in NZ and the UK. She's totally organised and meticulous and enjoys keeping things in order which is no easy task around here! When not looking after our accounts, she can be found singing opera or acting in local productions.


Web Designer

Anaru is a passionate web designer and developer with a remarkable talent for building websites. His expertise turns conceptual ideas into engaging experiences for all kinds of devices. When he’s not buried deep in code or designing, he can be found skateboarding through the streets of Whangarei.



Mark is a seasoned and highly experienced programming architect with 20+ years experience working in the IT industry. Mark has built countless eCommerce sites, Intranets, CRMs and everything in between making him a highly versatile back-end developer.



Vijay is an experienced programmer with a degree in Information Technology and a diploma in Project Management. He loves coding and can often be found still at his desk long after everyone else has gone home. Originally from Ravipadu in India, he often makes everyone in the office happy by bringing in a good curry to share for lunch.


Web Designer

Marlene is the latest addition to our team. A graphic designer and web developer originally from Chile, she speaks fluent Spanish. Marlene is a creative person with solid web design knowledge and technical skills. When not at work, she enjoys going sightseeing around Northland and the rest of New Zealand.