Working with small to medium businesses from the NSW South Coast, Handmade Web & Design is the leading web and graphic design studio in the region.
We are a team of 10 people who are passionate about effective design, development and marketing.
Known for the beautiful websites and branding we create and the results our marketing support delivers, we suit those looking for a boutique agency without the big city price tag.
Anthony is our creative and technical lead. With 20+ years' experience, he is respected in the industry for his leadership roles at the BBC, myfamily.com, and pioneering Australian design agency Different.
Emma oversees the design and production of every project. With 10 years' experience as a senior user experience designer, she has a deep understanding of how people use the web.
Anthony’s design career began early with his focus on the visual arts during his school years, culminating in selection for the prestigious ARTEXPRESS exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW.
After obtaining his BA degree in Graphic Design from the University of Canberra in 1996, he worked for 3 years as a Graphic Designer for Canberran agency Symagy before moving to London to work as a Senior Designer for BBC New Media. After 5 years in the UK, he moved to Seattle in the US for 3 years, taking up User Experience Manager and Creative Director roles at the social media trailblazers classmates.com and myfamily.com respectively.
Emma obtained her BSc in Psychology with First Class Honours from University College London in 2000. With a series of awards for research under her belt, she won an Economic and Social Sciences Research Council Scholarship to fund her MSc degree.
After applying her research and organisational skills to 3 years leading a global health non-profit organisation based in London, she moved to Australia. Drawing on her psychology background, she started working as an Experience Architect for pioneering Australian experience design consultancy Different, specialising in website usability testing and customer research.
Anthony and Emma have worked together since 2007, when Anthony returned to Australia from the US. From guiding the ABC in the development of their digital services to introducing innovative customer-centred design techniques to companies such as Foxtel, AMP, Westpac, Cochlear and Harvey Norman, they worked at Different as Creative Director and Practice Director until 2011, when they moved to Berry, where Anthony’s family has lived since he was 11 years old.
Establishing their own design studio was an obvious next step, and Handmade Web & Design has quickly earned a strong reputation for quality, professionalism, and friendly service.