A digital design agency based on the beautiful Gold Coast, Australia.

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!

Dean Oakley

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 and design of our projects.

Saxon Evers

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 Frost

Jake develops 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 addition to the team.

Jon Blackwood

Jon has recently joined the team after a very successful national role with YOOBEE in New Zealand where he executed customer acquisition, conversion and retention activities in the digital space and managed their digital footprint. He is an experienced digital designer and marketing professional with a solid background in corporate social media and SEO campaigns.

Reece Kokshoorn

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 companies and freelancers including:

Tinstar, run by Bruce Johnson, a talented graphic designer originally from the UK.

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.

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