website design gold coast
thrive who?

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

The THRIVE team members all have a passion for great design and digital technology. We are constantly pushing the limits and exploring new techniques to provide a more seamless and engaging experience for our clients. We love creating unique, clean, custom-designed websites that are simple to navigate.

Our full-service approach includes Web Design, Branding, Graphic Design and a swag of e-Marketing techniques, including Adwords for which we are a certified Google partner.

We look forward to hearing from you!

  • Dean Oakley

    Owner / Director

    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. Dean oversees all the technical aspects and design of our projects.

  • Jake D. Frost

    Project Manager

    Jake D. 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.

  • Saxon Evers

    Coding Wizard

    Saxon Evers

    Saxon is a talented artist and illustrator who has honed his development skills at THRIVE to become a kick-ass Font-end Developer. You could call him a WordPress wizard–he does!

  • Ambre Tatar


    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.

  • Alex Frith

    Front-End Developer

    Alex Frith

    Alex is our WordPress guru who has over the years, worked across a diverse range of technologies and brands. For over 7 years he Alex been working as a senior developer taking on high end, complex web based projects.

  • Teresa Dulin


    Teresa Dulin

    Teresa is a very talented graphic, web designer, illustrator and frontend developer from Spain. We are constantly blown away by her engaging and creative designs.

  • Samantha Scott

    Front-end Developer

    Samantha Scott

    Our talented young Web Design Wizard. Sam is naturally creative, technically skilled with a great eye for design.

  • Justina Puckaite

    Web Designer

    Justina Puckaite

    Our beautiful new web designer. Justina has years of UX design experience and creates slick functional designs.

  • Danny Barinshtein

    Web Developer

    Danny Barinshtein

    Our master debugger. With lightning fast typing, no one can code as fast as Danny. Lover of React and Javascript.

  • Amber Gowans


    Amber Gowans

    The better half of our Canadian front end development duo. Amber can code up websites blindfolded.

  • Francesca Costa


    Francesca Costa

    A funky frontend developer who has a world of enthusiasm for all things digital. She speaks fluent Japanese and prefers to code up websites with the lightening fast, serverless, React Javascript technology.

  • Jon Blackwood

    Senior Digital Strategist

    Jon Blackwood

    He's back on our team after a little break and is our lead creative thinker.

  • Rebecca Blackwood

    Administration & Customer Service

    Rebecca Blackwood

    Our beautiful in-house administrator. She keeps the office sane through her vital contribution to client and admin services.

  • Joshua Young

    Graphic Designer

    Joshua Young

    A budding young designer who has dazzled us with his use of the Adobe Suite for a range of web and print design projects.


We give back

At THRIVE we like to give back to those who help others.
  • CanTeen Australia

    CanTeen Australia

    CanTeen supports young people and helps them cope with the physical, emotional and practical impact of living with cancer.

    find out more
  • Project Aware

    Project Aware

    Project AWARE is a global movement for ocean protection powered by the purpose of marine conservation to create lasting change.

    find out more
  • One Tree Planted

    One Tree Planted

    We make it simple for you to plant trees around the World. Every dollar donated helps plant one tree.

    find out more

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