The Home of Digital Natives
If you’re looking for a team of digital experts to custom design and develop a website that will help your business succeed, look no further than our team at SGD.
We specialise in creating custom websites that are tailor-made to help you achieve your business goals and surpass your competition. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you take your business to the next level with digital solutions that really work!
Years in Business
Founded in 2010, our boutique agency located in Hawthorn, Melbourne boasts an energetic and talented team of digital legends. We strive to provide our clients with digital solutions that shine – because we love what we do!
Let’s jump straight in, shall we? Everything we create is custom designed and developed to suit your business needs and goals. We don’t use templates or off-the-shelf solutions; we create websites that look and feel great from all aspects with user experience at the forefront. While building WordPress websites is our bread and butter, we also specialise in digital marketing centred on AdWords and SEO campaigns, as well as the all-important hosting and website maintenance.
Once we launch your website on our server, we don’t fall off the face of the earth. We stick around to maintain and update your website with ongoing support services – so you always have someone on hand to help… A sigh of relief for the non-tech-savvy! If you decide to take us up on our digital marketing services, we will work to achieve great rankings and conversions backed by a deep understanding of your website and its foundations. There’s no one better to manage this for you than the team who built your website!
During our time, we have worked with some pretty major clients across a range of sectors from hospitality, to finance, to online boutiques. Without bragging – or are we? – we have recently worked with clients like Accor Hotels, East Coast Car Rentals, and Colliers International, and we are the go-to for the entire AppleJack Hospitality family of establishments.
Yes, we’ve earned our street cred in these areas, but we also love a challenge! If you have a digital dream and you want to work with a small team of digital marketing experts who know their stuff, we would love to connect with you.
We like to think that our calibre of clients says a lot about the standards we uphold here at SGD. While we work with lots of start-ups and small businesses to help them get some amazing results, we also work with established brands like coffee experts Lavazza, Accor Hotels, Colliers International, and educational platforms such as Monash University.
These creative and innovative digital projects allow us to grow our skillset and challenge ourselves as we push the boundaries in web development.
We welcome you to be part of our movement to create something truly unique for every business we work with. The possibilities are endless when you place your digital dreams in our capable hands.
At SGD, we believe that being honest, open, and transparent is the best way to do business. Encouraging two-way communication every step of the way, we will work hand-in-hand with you to produce a sustainable, affordable online strategy for your brand.
And don’t worry that you’ll be on your own once your new website is launched. We’re in this for the long haul with ongoing hosting and support plans as well as digital marketing solutions designed to help you meet your business goals.
Our studio boasts a small creative family of designers, developers, and digital marketing guns who work together to achieve a mutual goal – to help your brand thrive in the digital world.
Meet our team of talented, passionate individuals. They are the digital (nerdy) aficionados that will bring your business to life with their creativity and technological know-how!
A multimedia and design professional with a healthy obsession for all things web, James’ passion for web design sees him stretching his creative imagination to eternal limits and forever sees him taking on challenges to expand SGD’s portfolio.
James leads the SGD team and inspires them to challenge themselves and grow their skills to set the benchmark in digital design – for themselves and for SGD clients.
As Project Manager, Ismay takes clients from discovery through to go-live stage as each project progresses. With 15 years of experience in publishing and digital marketing, Ismay is committed to project quality and achieving client goals.
With a journalistic and copywriting background, we love Ismay’s passion for authentic client connections and meeting project milestones amongst her busy life as a mum of three girls.
Simon is a digital strategist with a track record for helping brands define themselves in the digital space.
With an extensive knowledge of digital marketing, web development and branding strategies, Simon brings tried and proven processes and structure to all happenings here at SGD.
Self-taught, Alex is the creative mind behind SGD’s most impressive projects, always pushing the boundaries in functionality, flair and user experience. Leading the SGD design team, Alex keeps his cool as we navigate simultaneous projects without compromising on quality of design or development. Every project is impressive under Alex’s guidance.
Away from the keyboard, Alex’s creativity expands into the musical space with a skill for playing the guitar.
Max is a passionate Wordpress web developer who commits to bringing his own spin to every project. Always looking for ways to enhance a project or problem solve through design, Max is as creative as they come. Max enjoys working in the SGD team and playing an integral role in the final product for the client.
When Max isn’t working alongside Alex to deliver SGD excellence, you can find him behind a drum kit where his creativity continues to shine.
Marija is our content queen, with a skill for WordPress content placement and data entry. Marija also manages our ticketing support system for our ongoing clients, actioning and solving client queries and making site updates in a timely manner. Marija has experience in development, design, and customer support – just a few of her many talents.
When Marija hangs up her work hat, she loves to grow and care for her indoor plant collection and is obsessed with keeping things organised and in order – a great asset to SGD’s operations and administrative processes!
Jason is an Adwords & PPC Specialist with an education background in Digital Marketing, Economics, Business Development and Management. Jason has worked with countless clients across a wide range of industries, from startups to global brands.
Jason is able to dissect data and apply his findings to create effective strategies and campaigns. Jason loves learning new things, achieved national status in squash as a young lad, and is a mad Liverpool FC fan.
Sofia’s role involves supporting our clients, providing customer service, and collaborating with our Social Media clients, where she leverages her creativity to craft fantastic posts and content.
Sofia is a dog mom to a 7-year-old beagle named Max. She enjoys taking Max on hikes and to the park, and because of her passion for social media, she manages Max’s Instagram account!
Outside of the office, Sofia is a comedian and actress, performing in stand-up shows and nurturing her love for all things creative, including writing and reading.
Elisa is a seasoned professional in online marketing and SEO consulting with over 17 years of experience. She excels in optimising websites for search engines and driving targeted traffic, focusing on tangible outcomes like increased sales and subscriptions for our clients. Elisa’s extensive knowledge and hands-on experience enable her to create customised strategies that align with each client’s objectives.
Elisa enjoys learning from diverse perspectives, pursuing her love for surfing whenever possible, working from various locations while chasing endless spring or summer.
Esther is a digital marketing allrounder, with a passion for SEO and gaining real results for SGD clients. Dabbling in all areas of digital marketing, Esther’s role as SEO Strategist connects with her strong copywriting and social media skills.
When Esther isn’t building campaigns for our clients, she is travelling and tapping into her musical talents (a theme here at SGD!) which include piano, singing, and the guitar.
Iryna’s passion for innovation in design is evident across much of the SGD portfolio as she commits to pushing the boundaries with intuitive and research-based design.
With experience in global settings, Iryna is constantly evolving her design skills as she fine tunes her craft in the ever evolving landscape of web design. Iryna loves to travel and constantly delivers with her impressive design concepts and ideas.
With experience across digital agency environments and a global portfolio, Anastasia brings quality and innovation to her design work which spans both corporate and small business client work.
An art school graduate, and avid jewellery maker, Anastasia is a true creative which is evident in the designs she delivers for SGD clients.
Yana is a valuable addition to our team as a WordPress specialist with a strong background in content placement, data entry, and QA. Her expertise in these areas is invaluable in managing our clients’ websites, ensuring that all content is placed correctly and that data is accurate.
In addition to her WordPress skills, Yana is also a talented social media manager and content creator. With a background in marketing and PR, she brings a fresh perspective to our approach. Her eye for aesthetics and storytelling is evident in the engaging content she creates for our clients across various social media platforms.
When she’s not busy with work, Yana enjoys keeping fit and going to the gym. She believes that staying active and healthy is essential for maintaining creativity and innovative thinking. Her dedication to personal wellness makes her an asset to our team at SGD
Possessing a keen eye and a feel for detail, concepts and creativity, Seb has explored many facets of design including branding, editorial, packaging and web design.
Away from his (organised-messy) desk, he loves sitting behind his drums, walking his dog, drawing, reading, collecting inspiration, listening to Oasis and being with his other half. Seb recently graduated from RMIT’s Communication Design bachelor course.
Oliver is a talented WordPress Developer with skills that complement our already very skilled team of Developers.
Oliver assists our ongoing clients by actioning the development tasks that come through the SGD ticketing support system with speed, accuracy and creativity.
Aleks is our resident graphic design specialist with a knack for capturing and conceptualising brand values and identity in the way of logos and brand guidelines. Aleks’ work provides our clients with the branding foundations that allow us to carry out our design and development work to represent a business in the digital space effectively.
Aleks is a creative at heart, has a love of travel and is based in Poland for much of the year.
Caitlin has always had a passion for writing. After years of scribbling short stories and journal entries, she’s now a copywriting powerhouse. She’s had the pleasure of working with clients in just about every industry, but the topics of digital marketing and web design are her favorite by far.
When Caitlin isn’t researching and writing for SGD, she’s hopping on the first flight to a new destination. Since adopting a digital nomad lifestyle in 2013, her love of travel has led to a SCUBA certification, yoga teacher license, and unforgettable memories.
Gina is our resident Accountant and is in charge of all things numbers here at SGD.
Gina will provide you with account updates, invoices and receipts for all transactions made between your company and SGD. Gina is accurate, prompt and professional and has been with SGD since the very beginning.
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