About Us

We make beautiful, fast, custom WordPress websites

We’re a sister-brother team, Rachel Cunliffe and Stephen Merriman, specializing in clean, creative, and custom WordPress design and development since 2003, with particular expertise in the food blogging industry. We’ll ensure your website offers a fantastic user experience that is optimized for search and mobile.

We love getting to know our clients – expect to be asked lots of questions! We’re easy to get in touch with, and our clients say we’re more responsive than local companies. Based in New Zealand, we typically work Sunday-Thursday from noon Eastern, serving clients mainly in the US.

Rachel Cunliffe – Designer

For over twenty years, Rachel has designed beautiful successful sites for clients like TechCrunch, ProBlogger, The University of Auckland, and South Pacific Pictures. Her design aesthetic is clean, clear, and creative, ensuring your site is fast, user-friendly, and optimized for search.

Rachel uses a data-driven approach to design, with a strong emphasis on content. She lectured statistics at the University of Auckland and received a government award for teaching excellence. Her research interests include online learning and statistical literacy. She is the co-director of CensusAtSchool, co-founded three award-winning websites and Manufacturing Marketing Magazine.

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Stephen Merriman – Developer

Stephen Merriman

Stephen is a highly skilled lead developer who specializes in large, custom, and complex WordPress websites with high traffic. He is fast, accurate, and incredibly thorough in his work, coding with HTML5, CSS, PHP, MySQL, and Javascript.

His expertise and dedication ensure your website is built to the highest standards, focusing on optimal performance, security, and scalability.

Stephen has an impressive track record, having competed in international programming competitions and achieving notable success, including an 11th-place finish in the International Collegiate Programming Competition and a top 100 finish in Google Code Jam.



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