Nick Jacobs

Website builder.
Software developer.
Agency gun-for-hire.

I specialise in the development of bespoke websites and software applications. I work as a contract developer for design agencies and direct to clients as a project manager, designer and developer. I am based in Gisborne, NZ but work with clients and agencies throughout New Zealand and internationally.

I predominantly work with Silverstripe - a New Zealand developed content management system. I have around ten years experience developing on the platform and highly recommend it as an invaluable tool for building modern websites and applications. 

On this site are some examples of the kind of website work that I do. Some of these are for my own clients and some freelancing for design agencies.

If you have an interesting project that you'd like some advice on please get in touch:

hello@nickjacobs.nz

Selected projects

Working with the team at Surtees Boats, we are developing a range of new features to enhance the boat purchasing experience for customers and streamlining the back office systems for staff and boat dealers.

Gisborne Fisheries is a local icon - providing superb fresh fish for over 70 years.

This, their first website presence, features fantastic imagery of the sea, their history and great fresh product.

Electric Village is NZ’s first energy hub – and Tairāwhiti’s home of new energy. It’s where you’ll find interactive exhibitions on the history and future of energy technology, tips and tricks on clever ways to use your power, and all the latest information on solar energy, electric vehicles and e-bikes.

The Fallsafe platform system is a new way of approaching residential and commercial construction in New Zealand. A safe working platform that’s an easier, safer and more efficient way to build. I worked with Intuit Creative to bring this new system to the web.

The Attainable Trust helps people with disabilities to become more included and accepted within the community. Working with creative agency Intuit, I developed this new responsive site to better communicate the Attainable message.

This leading Gisborne law firm has been around since 1978 and this is their first website.  I created a simple site with personality - the basics of the firm and solicitors with room to grow.

Acclaimed as the largest Warbird Airshow in the Southern Hemisphere and one of the world's top four Warbird airshows, WOW will be celebrating 30 years of operating Airshows in 2018. I developed a new site for Warbirds working with One Fat Sheep and Feast Creative - to provide a hub for visitors, staff and volunteers.

Working with Australasian web agency One Fat Sheep, I'm responsible for the ongoing development of the Cairns Airport site.

Working with Australasian web agency One Fat Sheep, I developed this site for Mackay Airport - a sister site to Cairns Airport.

Working with Australasian web agency One Fat Sheep, I'm involved with ongoing development of the Queenstown Airport site.

Working with Australasian web agency One Fat Sheep, we developed a new site for Wanaka Airport, showcasing the wide range of services they offer to visitors, in an easy to navigate responsive website.

ORI invests time, energy and money into people and technologies in the Property Technology field. Working with Intuit Creative I developed this simple and elegant portfolio site.

Pacific Aerials has been designing and manufacturing world leading antennas for marine, land and data since 1977.

Working with great designs by creative agency Intuit, I developed a new responsive site which showcases Pacific Aerials comprehensive product line.

Santos Café in Newmarket is the perfect place to enjoy a true artisan roasting experience. This highly crafted website design by Intuit Creative brings the unique Santos flavour to life.

LDE are national  specialists in geotechnical, civil, environmental and structural engineering, taking on the tough projects that others don't want to touch.

I built a new responsive silverstripe site for them, allowing them to easily manage updates in-house.

Supergrans share the skills and experience of people who have bought up families with people who are just starting out. Their mission is to be able to pass on skills for safe, healthy, low-impact, budget living.

BigBrandsOnline is an online appliance retailer with a difference - everything they do revolves around understanding their clients’ unique needs and ensuring they receive products that are perfect for their needs, lifestyles and budgets.

I worked with Intuit Creative to develop a bespoke OpenCart website to showcase the new brand and direction.

Asthmaban carpets are specially formulated to cater to New Zealand’s more than 800,000 asthma and allergy sufferers.

Working with Intuit Creative, I developed a new site to showcase their product range and benefits.

Gisborne’s award-winning skin, body and beauty specialists have relaunched with a new brand and new website.

A nice simple site for the team at Civil Projects. Clean and uncluttered, a little bit of smooth scrolling, with great photography (including drone shoots) by Strike Photography to top it off.

For digital agency One Fat Sheep, I look after a portfolio of 11 websites for one of New Zealand's largest tourism operators, Ngai Tahu Tourism. Sites include some of NZ's most iconic tourism experiences: Rainbow Springs nature Park, Agrodome, Shotover Jet, Huka Falls Jet, and  Franz Josef Glacier Guides.

Rob & Hilary run incredible hiking trips in off the beaten track locations - truly NZ's best guided walks and walking legends!

Based around Graham Howe's amazing design concepts, I created an engaging website that lets potential walkers easily find the information they need while juicing them up for an epic walking adventure.

Riversun is New Zealand’s premium supplier of certified plant material and the leading supplier of certified grafted grapevines to many of this country's top vineyards.

Working with Incubator design I built a site that is easy for Riversun's marketing team to manage, and provides added value for staff and growers.

The goal of the site is to be a first stop and repository of knowledge for the New Zealand grape industry, and the features we have built, and plan to build are leading toward making this goal a reality. 

Inspired by the growing popularity of glamping around the world, Liz Henderson and Sonia Minnaar launched Canopy Camping Escapes in New Zealand in 2012. Canopy Camping has several glamping sites located in easily accessible, unspoilt areas and is working with landowners to provide a network of secluded spots, on private land throughout the country.

We bought Tim O'Neill's design to life for the web and have continued to add features to this site over the last few years.

Japanese Studies Aotearoa New Zealand (JSANZ) is a formal network for communication, collaboration, and advocacy of the Japanese language and studies in New Zealand's tertiary sector.

Little Red Hen is a children’s educational toy store & babywear store based in Lower Hutt and online.

As New Zealand’s largest organic apple producer, JB Organics uses sustainable organic practices to preserve and enhance their fertile soils, rivers and underground aquifer for future generations to enjoy. 

The Waipaoa Farm Cadet Training Trust runs a two year Agricultural Training Programme on Waipaoa Station, a commercial sheep and beef farm near Gisborne.

Their goal is to train young school leavers into the agricultural leaders of the future.

We built Waipaoa an easy to use site that is focused on presenting key information to students, parents, and the interested public.

Freelance Silverstripe developer

Looking for some help with Silverstripe? I have around ten years experience with the CMS and regularly do contract development for various web and design agencies around NZ. I'm quick and efficient, and have a high level of skill with HTML/CSS/JS and various front-end frameworks.

I've been designing/developing for about 15 years and have wide range of experience with different platforms/programming languages and frameworks. I'm an allrounder, equally at home working with your design team, building front-end code, back-end development or answering client queries. I play well with others and have good working relationships with my key freelance clients.

Get in touch

If you would like to chat about a project, or find out more about what I can do for you, please get in touch:

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027 308 1402
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