About me

Hi, my name is Dave Rayner. I'm a creative guy who has been converting ideas, user and business needs into online 'reality' for over sixteen years.

A brief history

  • Studied at Enmore Design Centre - Diploma of Graphic Design (I ended up teaching web design there in my last year)
  • I worked as an all-round graphic designer for about a year
  • Started a web design / web development company with three other guys in late 2000
  • Gained six years of invaluable production and leadership experience as a web designer, writer, project manager, company (and eventually) managing director
  • Started my freelance web design & web development practice in late 2006 (to enjoy more time with our first child)
  • Built many long term client relationships over the years – including NRL and Telstra.
  • I continue to be a busy freelance designer and front end web developer (+ husband & father of two of course).

I'm good at:

  • Interface design and graphics
  • HTML and CSS - W3C compliant & WAI conscious
  • Usability principles
  • Writing for the web & organising content
  • Understanding your business, customers and how that can work online
  • Brand / logo design
  • Email newsletter campaigns
  • ExpressionEngine and Wordpress content management systems
  • Online store creation / eCommerce principles
  • Getting it done on time.

A selection of clients I work with directly:

NRL, Fox Symes, Telstra, Western Sydney Wanderers, Slader, Department of Education, and many others.

Quick facts

  • Freelance web designer based in the Blue Mountains (just outside Sydney)
  • Prefer to work from my office
  • Hour rate: $ contact me
  • Project rate: $ will quote
  • I'm passionate about quality
  • Married, with two great kids

Read more about me...

Skill & software overview

  • Trained graphic designer
  • 16+ yrs commercial experience
  • User-centred approach
  • Advanced Photoshop & Illustrator
  • Advanced HTML & CSS
  • W3C & WAI compliant
  • Responsive / Mobile friendly
  • WordPress customisation
  • ExpressionEngine customisation
  • Craft CMS customisation

I have a few PHP, Javascript and CMS experts that I work with when required – which is handy.

Right now I am...

  • Building the new website for the NRL's Bunker video review platform: powered by 'Craft' content management system
  • Designing and building a responsive website for a major TV production company - powered by Craft CMS
  • Designing an online software service for the Australian real estate / strata industry
  • Building a Craft CMS website for one of Australia's largest venture capital firms.

Testimonials

Thanks Dave, You’re a legend! Much appreciated. Al, Specialised Force
Thanks so much for your help with those changes, I really appreciate you turning that around for me on such a short deadline. You've been extremely accommodating and helpful in piecing the product together, and I know everyone over here will be thrilled with the final result. Gina, Manly Sea Eagles
I love it man - You never disappoint, I'll pass on to the guys and come back to you... they all love it. Richard M, Marketing Consultant
Dave interprets a brief really well and most often gets it right straight away which leads to great client satisfaction. He's easy to work with, has great suggestions and ideas and gets the job done quickly and efficiently. I highly recommend his services. Chris, CKWEB
David, we keep getting nothing but rave reviews and overly positive feedback on the website – people love it. Thanks so much for the fantastic work! Isaac H, Syncplicity.com
Very impressive turn around! Thanks mate, I really appreciate it. In hindsight, this should have been done a long time ago. Looking forward to the next stage of development! Oskar B, Sino Resources Capital
Epic! Thank you! Legend... Perfect! Thank you, as always! Reece, NRL
Thanks Dave – looks great! We are really happy with the look and feel... Good work team! Courtney & Michael, NRL

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