Derek Armsden – Website Design & WordPress Developer


About me

  • Graphic designer for over 30 years
  • Over 20 years as a web developer
  • 6 years specialising in WordPress
  • Ad/Marketing agency background
  • Divi Devotee
  • WooCommerce wizard
  • Issues Management Specialist:
    • Hacked sites
    • Lost domains
    • Web hosting tangles
    • AWOL designer/developer
      (that happens a lot!)
  • Special rates to agencies and designers as outsource freelancer
  • Looks like Santa.

Always included

  • Custom, responsive design
  • Site development & construction
  • Optimised for loading speed and image quality
  • Contact form
  • Links to and/or feed from social media accounts
  • Uploading to a server
  • Basic SEO package
  • Google Analytics
  • XML sitemap for search engine indexing
  • SSL Security Certificate (if I host)
  • Security from spam and hacking
  • Clients’ own admin login.

Price guide

One Page Website   from $800
Mini Site (2-5 pages)   from $1000
Full Site (6+ pages)   from $1400
Ecommerce Site   from $1800
SEO Makeover   from $480
Maintenance Contract   from $60/m
Web Hosting   from $100/y
Issues Management   $120/h

All prices refer to WordPress websites


Derek has been instrumental in the success of our business. His services of logo design, web design, integration of ecommerce platforms, freight services and video and content production have given our business an edge over competitors and has given us the ability to expand interstate and in to new markets. You are welcome to visit our sites, and for examples.

We love Derek’s simple approach and also like the fact he is local and available. I would like to offer my personal recommendation and invite you to call me directly on mobile 0400 85 86 87 for any information regarding Derek’s services.

Roy Lawson

Lawson Services, Bird Boxes Australia, Fridge Cable Caddy

I like designing websites but getting my ideas from the concept to the World Wide Web was something that eluded my capabilities and my interest. Enter Derek Armsden. Nothing short of a guru. Derek would take a concept, fully get where I’m coming from and deliver a product even better.

Derek has been developing websites for me for over 7 years. I won’t say he doesn’t grumble, he does, but only because I’ve stretched him to the outer limits, but he never fails to deliver. He’s up for the challenge.

To say he’s an expert in his field is an understatement and, if you are fortunate enough to get to work with him, you will find he has a solution for every situation.

Thank you Derek for being you, don’t know where I’d be without you!

Georgina Barnett

Gecko Web Design

Derek has been an integral part of my graphic design business for the past 6 years, taking care of all my clients web and eCommerce projects.

He has never once let me down in all that time and always exceeds my expectations with his brilliant website designs. His technical ability is second to none and he happens to be a really top guy to work with too which is the icing on the cake.



Over the last 24+ years we have been using Derek for website design and implementation for numerous companies, including Bonus Points Club, Kempfit Health and Fitness, Cornell Consulting, Carrera Kitchens, and Animals Anonymous.

Regardless of the tasks requested, Derek has consistently produced outstanding results to our satisfaction, reasonably priced and within the required time frame.

He also has offered assistance with my frequent ad hoc questions.

Hamish Cornell

Over the past 20 years I have worked with a number of web builders and without a doubt Derek is by far the best!

For more than 7 years we have collaborated on numerous websites across many industry sectors. Derek has great skill in interpreting the end result I am trying to achieve for my clients and often offers great ideas to make the project really shine.

What makes Derek different from many people in the industry is that he is easy to work with… perhaps this may sound a given but in my experience it is certainly not always the case. Many web builders are very poor communicators and can be difficult to reach an understanding with.

In particular his turnaround for projects is really good, if he says he will do it by a certain time, I know he will deliver. Another reason why I use Derek for my website builds is that he is really good at problem solving and is great at finding solutions and workarounds to technical issues.

Bob Lewis

Tango Print & Design

Visualcom engaged Derek to build our website based on a recommendation – this was a collaborative effort and we are extremely happy with the result.

Dealing with Derek was easy and the website was built in a timely manner and everything met our expectations.

Ray Ormsby

Director, Visualcom

Derek is always ready to assist and clearly understands and balances web designs with reality. Derek is very approachable and creative. We love working with him as he is super quick in responses and empathetic to our ideas and finding ways to create them into reality.

He knows and advises on other related services which are instrumental to an efficient business model for our website.

Communication and reliability are his greatest strengths to assisting our business with web design.

We love working with him.

Lauren Brett

Clipboard Art Supplies

Derek is our go to graphic designer for branding and marketing solutions. We really appreciate his expertise and creative flair. He always has time to discuss new ideas and jobs are always finished on time. 

Chris Hunter

Bush Bling

About five years ago I decided that my business needed a whole new ‘look’ and the branding had to change dramatically. I also knew that a website was essential if anyone was going to take me seriously.

Someone I met through a networking group recommended the fabulous Derek Armsden! I told Derek roughly what I wanted and needed and he went about doing exactly that! I’m so happy with my website, and so many of my clients have come to me because it has drawn them in as it represents perfectly who I am and what I offer.

Derek was understanding in regards to my specific budget at the time but was still able to give me an excellent online presence. He not only designed my website but my logo, business cards, gift vouchers and thank you cards – all reflecting me and my target audience.

Derek is also there for me whenever I need him. He’s very reliable and consistent and quick to change, correct or tweak anything I need regarding my website.

I have and would recommend Derek to anyone for website design and support.

Lizzy Eden

Lizzy Eden Personal Stylist

6 Click Quote

This quote may change when we discuss your job in more detail – but it’s a pretty good guide!

Graphic Design

DA Design can help your business with every creative step from designing your logo, producing your stationery and packaging your products through to designing and building your website and promoting it with advertising and social media.

  • Logo design
  • Business cards
  • Letterheads and forms for print or as Word or Acrobat PDF templates
  • Signage for your building or vehicles
  • Product packaging
  • Brochures, leaflets, catalogues
  • Posters, displays and billboards
  • Newspaper or magazine advertising
  • Photoshop image manipulation
  • Copywriting