About the Catchlight Design Team

The most experienced boutique web design studio in Christchurch.

The Catchlight Story

The core Catchlight Design team are the partnership of Brockdin Barr and Stephanie Haskell. Catchlight was founded in 1999 when Brockdin created a website which won the b.net Best New Zealand Music Website Award. Catchlight since became the leaders in the field of web standard compliant web design as early as 2002 and have continued providing exciting solutions to great clients today.

At Catchlight website quality is more than a passion, it’s the ‘unmovable’ in any project. We believe in providing practical advice and measurable value to clients and we ‘keep it simple’ when guiding clients through web technology. Our focus is on providing value and returns on your website investment, we believe in organic growth by putting solutions first and technology second.

With their combined experience, Brockdin and Steph have discovered some secrets to successful websites. Contact us and we’ll share them with you.

The Friendly Catchlight Team

Brockdin Barr

Designer in Chief

Brockdin is a multi award-winning web site designer (best NZ music website award 2000), Tower Design Competition Winner (Ireland 2003), has taught tertiary level multimedia (MAINZ 2004-2007) and has worked in the web design studios responsible for the online presence of world leading brands and musicians such as PlayStation, Sony, Ford, Nissan, U2, Sting, Elvis Costello and Tom Jones.

He is an expert in website production from start to finish and a specialist in front-end web design.

A musician and obsessive music fan Brockdin’s past includes radio presentation & programming (96dot1), music press journalism (Real Groove) and several years as an audio engineer at The Radio Network in Auckland. All of this feeds nicely into Brockdin’s songwriting and recording hobby.

Stephanie Haskell

Studio Manager/Creative Assistant

Steph manages the day to day running of Catchlight from scheduling, accounts to admin. Steph has a background in marketing and adult education, is also Catchlight’s marketing, copywriting and content guru. She is also a Weebly expert and works with our clients to build their DIY websites. She understands that just because you may be able to build it yourself, doesn’t mean you want to, or have the time to. Steph sees cloud-based websites as the future for small businesses. Combined with social media and content marketing, these websites can be equally successful as their big sisters.

Steph is a specialist in making practical connections to make the web work better for Catchlight clients.

Steph is also a keen photographer and enjoys working on a portfolio of images of her family and friends. Steph is involved in the PTA and like Brockdin, is a keen coffee drinker.

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+64 3 381 6362, Christchurch, New Zealand


Award winning web design since 1999