Thrive consists of a tightknit team of like-minded, creative professionals, and we are always on the lookout for projects – large or small, local and abroad – 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. So if you like our work please get in touch!
Thrive was founded by Dean Oakley who has been working in web design and development on the Gold Coast and in London since 2004. Dean received 1st Class Honours in a Bachelor of IT at Griffith University on the Gold Coast in 2004. An expert in web accessibility and standards-based web design, Dean oversees all the technical aspects of our projects.
Saxon is a talented artist and illustrator and has been enthusiastically honing his development skills as our Junior Designer/Developer. You could call him a WordPress wizard–he does!
Jake has recently joined us as our Sales and Account Manger. Jake has been developing new client relationships, as well as working on design, content updates and branding. He brings with him a huge amount of media experience and charm, he is a welcome edition to the team.
Our support team is headed by Reece Kokshoorn who provides great technical and onsite support. Reece is an expert in networking and computer solutions.
We also work with some exceptional freelancers including:
Jon Blackwood is an expert in print, branding design and social media.
Doug Wells is a senior illustrator with over 12 years experience in Australia and abroad.
Dave Wardle is a UK based developer who specialises in development and the typo3 CMS.
Brad Anderson who is a talented graphic designer based in Brisbane.