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 who has honed his development skills at THRIVE to become a kick-ass 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.

Jon Blackwood

Jon is an experienced digital designer and marketing professional and brings a wealth of expertise to the team at Thrive. He has over 10 years experience in digital design and over six years digital marketing experience. Jon has recently joined the team after a very successful national role with New Zealand’s largest design school.

Ambre Tatar

An all-around creative, specialising in brand identity, print design, web design, typography, packaging and illustration. Ambre’s sensitive approach to clients motivations, ideas and inspirations helps generate a unique and effective visual message that resonates.

Eric Jinks

A true technical genius who loves designing websites, creating music, shooting video and sliding down waves.

BJ Christie-Johnston

With a Bachelor in Computer Science and several years of IT experience, BJ helps take our most challenging projects to completion.

Reece Kokshoorn

Our onsite support specialist is Reece Kokshoorn who provides great technical support and advice. Reece is an expert in networking, email setup and computer solutions.

We also share our office with Bruce Johnson who runs Tinstar. He is an experienced graphic designer originally from the UK.

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