Seriously Good Design
We are a team of digital experts who specialise in creating and developing websites to support and enhance your business. We deliver cutting edge websites designed to help you smash your business goals and blow your competition out of the water!
Founded in 2010, our boutique agency located in Hawthorn Melbourne boasts a small but super talented team of digital legends. We love what we do! So what do we do, you ask? We build affordable websites from the ground up. That’s us in a nutshell. Everything we create is custom designed and developed to suit your business needs and goals. Building WordPress websites is our bread and butter, but we also specialise in branding (think logo design and style guide development), content marketing (think blogs and e-newsletters), and all of those added extras like SEO, UX design, and hosting and website maintenance comes with the package if you want it to!
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!
Our clients range from hospitality, to finance, to online boutiques. We have recently worked with some major players in their field such as Lavazza and Monash University, 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 love a challenge! If you have a digital dream let's chat.
100% Australian owned, this family business required a website that showcased their bountiful portfolio of commercial hotel supplies.
The website is streamlined for optimal user experience while subtly touching on their rich family history within the business.
Designed to showcase a large portfolio of products, the website serves as a catalogue of hundreds of products. It is easily navigated with a smart search function and well structured sitemap.
The Coco & Kandy custom ecommerce website was designed to represent their motto “Simple Lines. Timeless Designs”
The website invites visitors into the Coco & Kandy world of sustainable and staple designs. Coco & Kandy strive to change the fashion industry with ethical practices and minimal wastage.
The website tells their story and enables users across the globe to acquire their unique and versatile pieces.
The client required a custom-built website which showcased their extensive cleaning service in detail – without bogging down the website with heavy content. Design-wise they requested a fresh new design which really played off their branding and their name.
In addition to their custom design, Mint Cleaning required a live price summary calculator for each of their 15 cleaning services. The goal was to provide live quotes via a formulated automatic quote template. We achieved this for the client and their site now functions for them by limiting their normal administrative duties.
The Mint Cleaning website now functions quickly, provides instant quotes, accepts payment, and details the premise of their business as well as their services. The goal was achieved of leaving no question unanswered while developing a website that works for their business like a hard working employee.
Brand Services required a custom designed website that represented their multifaceted business model. Here we designed a responsive, user friendly website based on their existing branding.
We custom developed a website that represents their brand and the services provided with a seamless web design. With a clearly structured sitemap, the website allows users to locate their service requirements easily and effortlessly.
The site is optimised for positive SEO and supported by an ongoing SEO support plan to accelerate their rankings.
For The Butler Sydney we designed a brand that reflects the venue’s atmosphere as an exotic, eclectic oasis in Potts Point. Just like the garden surrounding the restaurant and the foliage painted on its sandstone walls, the website gives the visitor an impression of vibrant, natural life.
To convey the activity of the venue, we included several moving parts in the site, such as an opening video, parallax scrolling and shapes that change color or move when the visitor hovers over them. The content on the menu pages is laid out in such a way as to resemble leaves on a vine.
This website has it all: complete menus, bookings, gift cards you can purchase online, news & events, a gallery laid out like mason tiles and a contact page with an interactive map and plenty of information on how to get in touch with The Butler. You can even take a virtual tour of Applejack Hospitality’s venues.
"There is no area we can think of that could have done differently."
SGD was tasked with creating a website for a garment retailer. The client wanted a luxurious look to match its branding, which was also available to international clients.
"There is no area we can think of that could have done differently."
May 25, 2021
SGD's project received positive feedback from both the client's external and internal stakeholders. The vendor explained each milestone in detail and was able to consistently respond within 24 hours. They also taught the internal team how to easily manage the website using WordPress.
The client submitted this review online.
Please describe your company and your position there.
For what projects/services did your company hire SGD, and what were your goals?
We wanted our online boutique to reflect the luxurious quality pieces we offer to our International customers. SGD helped us from the very beginning and were guiding us through the whole process. We are incredibly happy to choose SGD as our web developer as they were helpful and understood exactly our idea for the aesthetics of the website.
How did you select this vendor and what were the deciding factors?
We were recommended to use SGD and our decision was based on their professional approach and aye for details.
Describe the scope of work in detail, including the project steps, key deliverables, and technologies used.
Started with meetings to understand what was the process in building a website, as this is our first experience in this field. Step by step we discussed each detail. They worked very quick and were patient when we needed to change something. The whole team was great and the communication effective and response prompt.
How many people from the vendor's team worked with you, and what were their positions?
A project manager was our point for contact as well as designers and developers who worked behind sciences.
Can you share any measurable outcomes of the project or general feedback about the deliverables?
We constantly receive compliments and positive feedbacks from our customers and business partners.
Describe their project management style, including communication tools and timeliness.
They will set up a timeframe for each step of the project, if there were any delays from our side to provide information, they will let us know in advance to prepare. If we had any questions, there will be a response within 24 hours. SGD used Asana which was great help and very organised!
What did you find most impressive or unique about this company?
We are still happy to be using SGD as they not only provided a excellent professional service with the building of our beautiful website, but also trained our team in using Wordpress in a way so we can manage our website easily.
Are there any areas for improvement or something they could have done differently?
There is no area we can think of that could have done differently.