About the Catchlight Design Team

The most experienced boutique website design studio in Christchurch

The story of our Christchurch website design team

The core Catchlight Design Christchurch website design team is 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.

Website Quality at the Heart of It.

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 our Christchurch website design 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, Brock and Steph have discovered some secrets to successful websites for our Christchurch clients, whether they are a startup or need a more marketing driven sales machine. Contact us and we’ll share some secrets with you.

The Friendly Catchlight Team

Brockdin Barr, Designer in Chief

Brockdin Barr

Designer in Chief

Brockdin is the inspirational and friendly support person at Catchlight. He is an expert in website production from start to finish and a specialist in front-end web design. Brock loves to provide website greatness to Catchlight clients and also enjoys working alongside web development teams and design agencies to help fuse his two passions, design and usability into their projects too.

Since starting in 1999, Brockdin has become a multi-award-winning Christchurch website designer (best NZ music website award 2000), Tower Design Competition Winner (Ireland 2003), has taught tertiary level multimedia (MAINZ 2004-2007) and has worked internationally in the design studios responsible for world leading brands and musicians such as PlayStation, Sony, Ford, Nissan, U2, Sting, Elvis Costello and Tom Jones.

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

Stephanie Haskell, Studio Manger and Creative Assistant

Stephanie Haskell

Studio Manager/Creative Assistant

Steph manages the day to day running of Catchlight from scheduling, accounts to admin. She has a background in marketing and adult education and is also Catchlight’s marketing, copy editing, website support and content guru.

Steph is also a website builder expert and works with our clients to build their DIY websites in systems like Wix. She understands that just because you may be able to build it yourself, doesn’t mean you want to or have the experience to get it done in a timely fashion.

In her opinion, cloud-based websites are the future for small businesses. Combined with social media and content marketing, these affordable websites can be equally successful as their big sisters. As a specialist in making practical connections, Steph will help make the web work better for you.

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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