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.

  • 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 client's motivations, ideas and inspirations helps generate a unique and effective visual message that resonates.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Katherine Ramirez

    Design - Marketing Junior

    Katherine Ramirez

    Katherine wields a multi-discipline approach to her work at Thrive, being both a degree qualified marketer and budding graphic designer.

  • Kurtis Bradley

    Web Developer

    Kurtis Bradley

    Kurt is an experienced, dynamic and detail-oriented developer who always delivers elegant solutions effectively and efficiently.

  • Anton Martin

    Digital Growth Specialist

    Anton Martin

    Anton is our SEO and SEM guru. He brings a wealth of experience in the digital space and delivers amazing results for our clients.

  • Jody Smith

    Office Administrator

    Jody Smith

    Jody provides administration and financial support to Thrive. She brings organizational skills, attention to detail and strong customer service focus.

  • Sean Gowans


    Sean Gowans

    Sean is our skilled and talented developer who spends the majority of his time converting our website designs from concepts through to working websites.

  • Rochelle Holdsworth


    Rochelle Holdsworth

    Rochelle is an experienced copywriter with a passion for writing, marketing and research. Whatever the topic, Rochelle will work closely with you to develop content that is engaging and tailored to your business or industry.


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.

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  • 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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