I've been building websites for nearly three decades and in that time have helped a wide variety of clients including small, home-based, medium and large businesses, community sporting organisations, big-name sporting brands, church groups, non-profit volunteer organisations, and other design and advertising agencies.
For every client, I tailor my work to their situation and specifications and deliver a result of which they can be proud. While some might focus on achieving maximum dollars for minimum effort, I believe delivering the right result is the main objective, and strive to understand your requirements and problems properly.
I use plain language that you can understand — no technical jargon — and I'm always available when you need me and won't keep you waiting for responses to your enquiries, guaranteeing same-day response times.
I'm based in Brisbane but have worked with clients throughout Australia, New Zealand, the U.K., the U.S., South Africa, Singapore, Norway, Lithuania, and Portugal.
The perfect partner
With years of experience in web standards-driven and accessible web design including content management systems (CMS) and e-commerce, I'm also the perfect web development partner for design and marketing agencies looking to complement their skills and services.
Well, that's a bit about me. Now it's your turn. Let me get to know you and how I can help.
I began work on my first website in 1998 but I've been pushing shapes, text and pictures around on computer screens with a mouse since the early ’90s.
I started my working life as a journalist and subeditor for regional newspapers in Western Australia but found I wasn’t very good at asking tough questions and so I gradually became more involved in the design side of things doing A3 layouts on an Apple Classic with a massive 9” screen.
Fast forward a few years and I was working for national newspapers in the U.K. when I had the opportunity to join the team of the new sports website for The Daily Express in time for the 1998 World Cup. Long hours were worked followed by much hair-pulling and furniture-kicking when Beckham was sent off after kicking Simeone and England went out in a penalty shootout.
The next few years saw me work for a variety of sporting websites, including the UEFA website for the 2000 European Football Championships in the Netherlands.
Since then I've worked as a designer, developer, editor, project manager, copywriter, search engine optimiser, webmaster, general layout troubleshooter and developer with experience with a variety of CMSs including ExpressionEngine, ProcessWire, Craft, Statamic and WordPress.
‘Tyssen’ is the name of a little street in Dalston, London that I used to live near for a few years while in the U.K. from 1995-2002. I always liked the name and started using it as a forum handle in 1998 or 1999 and then it just kind of stuck.
This site is built to the latest web standards and uses ExpressionEngine as its CMS.
This design is version 3 of the Tyssen Design website. Previous versions have been archived: