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Did you know

That when race horses travel in floats they often get really stressed out? When they find themselves in unfamiliar territory, they freeze, usually to the point where they can’t race. To combat this, their trainers will often give them an Emotional Support Pony to keep them company on their journey. These little ponies just chill in the back and they’re all ‘You’re cool, bro. Can I get you a herbal tea? Do you need a massage? Sure, I can sing you a little Enya.’


Take a moment to recover from the unbearable cuteness of that whole situation.

We’ll wait.

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we’re like an Emotional (Tech) Support Pony for your website, although admittedly probably not as cute.

We just can’t compete with those stumpy little legs and the majestic Bambi eyelashes that, quite frankly, should be illegal. Our online services may not be as cute, but they're JUST as useful.


The problem we see again and again with online entrepreneurs is how they get in their own way, especially when it comes to websites.

You know what really gets our goat? Web companies that claim it’s super easy to make your own website. If you have a static site, with basic pages that require minimal maintenance, then sure. Go for it. Websites like these are the goldfish of the internet; the pet your parents buy you when they’re trying to stall getting you a puppy.

But what if you want to add a video? A members section? Some course work? Or a shop that needs constant re-stocking? Remember Christmas in 1985? A goldfish isn’t even close to being a suitable alternative to a puppy (note to parents everywhere: you’re not fooling us) - and likewise, a basic handmade website isn’t going to get you the business results you want. It’s just going sit there and blink at you in a bowl of water. 

Sound familiar?
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If you go down that path you end up Googling ‘How to install Notoriously Difficult Plug-in’ and the step-by-step pictures in the article don’t look anything like your WordPress dashboard. You end up clicking around for four hours before giving up and crying in a heap on the floor. You decide you don’t care enough to install that sales page/count down timer/sign up form and you walk away from your computer, stalling your business for another 6 months because you hate the internet and it’s not your real dad anyway.


We don’t do "bang 'em out", cut and paste, cookie cutter style websites.

We offer

Ongoing monthly support and development, lead generating web design, conversion-led page structures, and a full list of online services.

And if none of those words made sense to you, you’re in the right place.


How different your business would be if you didn’t get stuck in your own bottleneck all the time, trying to take care of ALL the online services you need by yourself.

You are a magnificent, fierce, smart, and talented thoroughbred horse who was born to sparkle. If you’re finding yourself frozen in the back of your float, unable to move forward, we’re the Tech Support Pony that’s going to help you break through those barriers and deliver the online services you need to get your business thriving.

Ready to smash through that bottleneck?

About Ellissa

I’m Ellissa.

Design junkie, over-thinker, massive dreamer, and the creative expert you’ve been looking for.

Figuring out how to channel my creative energy has been problematic for me to say the least. As a kid, these tendencies resulted in some rather extreme scrapbooking and stamp collecting behaviours. And in my teens? Let’s just say that I went through a phase where I liked to wrap things in plastic and mould them into cocoons. Buy me a cocktail and I’ll tell you all about it sometime.
My twenties were spent wanting to be a performer. I had no formal training or natural talent, so this didn’t go very well. I also dabbled with wanting to be a painter. Again, no formal training or talent - picture Britney Spears painting on her balcony in her underwear and that’s basically me circa 2001. My former housemate is still traumatised.
Ellissa Nagle - Flourish Online Founder

I realised that I could funnel these bolts of brilliance in my brain into something practical - branding and web design. Win – win – win. (For you, me, and my poor former housemate.) These days, I focus my creative splendour solely on kick-ass online services, branding, design, and websites that help small businesses, entrepreneurs, coaches, teachers and general internet-type people be majestic online swans.

After shacking up with a gorgeous Swede, I spent 6 years living in the land of IKEA, ABBA and Absolut vodka (oh my!) with our 2 awesome kidlets in tow. These days home is the glittery, brown, steamy city of #BrisVegas (Brisbane, for the uninitiated).

I am about empowerment but also about making life easy for the brands I work with. Think of me as an enabler but, like, a good one. Not one that makes you punch tequila shots at 2 am and then do a runner from the taxi on the way home. 
A pretty website is only the by-product of what I set out to create for you.  What I really want for you is change, growth, power, success, and endless good hair days. 
Finding good business partnerships is much like dating so if this were Tinder For Business (Binder? Tindness?) here’s what I’d write in my profile. 
Good at making websites and eating blue cheese. On Friday nights you can find me drinking red wine and watching Nashville. Bananas can die in a dumpster fire. 
Want to hang out? Say hi!

Meet the FO team



Ellissa specialises in branding for women in the online space. Her unique skill set of design, tech, and marketing makes her a Very In-Demand Person. If you buy her a margarita, she’ll be your best friend.

Courtney - Flourish Online


When she’s not crunching down salty snacks like the Gobbledock of Pizza Shapes, Courtney specialises in branding. She’s like a lady Inspector Gadget with an overflowing toolkit of creative skills. If you ask her really nicely, she’ll handcraft you a stand-out branding package that’s so good, your mum will show it to ALL of her friends.


Kim is an integrations whisperer whose special skill is making technical bits and pieces work together. At times, this can feel like trying to get two estranged family members talking (i.e. painful AF), but Kim loves the pain - almost as much as she likes playing Good and Bad Cop as our Project Manager. Kim gets mad food envy, so if you ever find yourself sharing a meal with her, prepare to share. She also has a major travel bug and a shot glass from every city she has visited - which, at last count, added up to 83.



How do you send Em to her happy place? Give her a blank canvas, a cup of tea, and a Korean boyband to fangirl over. Visual Communication is her superpower, and she has been known to lose afternoons creating illustrations so pretty that they belong in a children’s book (literally - she’s now officially a PUBLISHED ILLUSTRATOR!). When she’s not putting pencil to paper, Em can be found hanging out with her favourite furry friends and indulging in two of life’s greatest pleasures: dark chocolate and Marvel movies.


Elke is an illustrator specialising in fine arts like contemporary printmaking and multimedia collage. She’s got the skills to design you a wicked website AND deliver her #wokeAF commentary on the new Cardi B music video without missing a beat - who says you can’t multitask? If you like picnics on the beach, nature hikes with bird-watching binoculars, and a healthy dose of conspiracy theories (with a side serve of Hot Cheetos, of course), Elke is your girl.



Jess loves words and hates spelling errors - so much so that she has made it her mission to eliminate them from as many websites as possible. With a writing portfolio spanning everything from gardening fails to artificial intelligence, there’s almost nothing she can’t put into words...or memes. In between making to-do lists and fantasising about backpacking around Europe, you’ll find her behind her other keyboard (the musical kind) getting her Adele on.


So, what does Flourish Online offer?

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Branding Kits

How you show up online determines how high you can soar. Seriously.

Branding typically starts from $1800.

online services website design

WordPress Websites

Gorgeous design and an experienced team who has worked with both large scale and small projects. We've got you covered.

Built using WordPress & BeaverBuilder our websites are beautifully unique, versatile and ready to grow with you.

online services membership sites

eCourse Platforms

Our platforms are beautiful and built for the future.  #winwin

Built using WordPress, BeaverBuilder and AccessAlly, our membership sites are beautifully unique + built for you to grow with.

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Something else?

Get us on your team on an ongoing basis for a range of online services and projects.

We work with a very limited number of clients on a monthly basis to help them grow their business through ongoing support or custom projects.

Ready to put on your big kid pants

and work with us?