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.
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.
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.
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.
Design junkie, over-thinker, massive dreamer, and the creative expert you’ve been looking for.
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).
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.
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?
How you show up online determines how high you can soar. Seriously.
Branding typically starts from $1800.
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.
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.
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.