Nick Jacobs

Website builder.
Silverstripe developer.
Agency gun-for-hire.

I specialise in the development of bespoke websites and software applications. I work as a contract developer for design agencies and direct to clients as a project manager, designer and developer. I am based in Gisborne, NZ but work with government and private clients and agencies throughout New Zealand and internationally.

I predominantly work with the Silverstripe CMS, I have around twelve years experience developing on the platform - including on the Government's CWP.

On this site are some examples of the kind of website work that I do. Some of these are for my own clients and some freelancing for design agencies.

If you have an interesting project that you'd like some advice on please get in touch:

Selected projects

Working with MITO and Auckland digital agency Little Giant, we put together this campaign site to help MITO get young people interested in apprenticeships in the automotive industry.

A new website for Gisborne's Public Library based on the Governments Common Web Platform.

JPPF is a professional development initiative supported by New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Ministry of Justice, aimed at providing development opportunities and activities for judges, judicial officers and court officers throughout the Pacific.

Working with Office of the Auditor General and Mark Creative, I developed this interactive quiz for educating public servants on various scenarios for managing conflicts of interest.

The second part of the integrity town series, this is a video guide on controlling sensitive expenditure.

Working with the Measurement Standards Laboratory/Callaghan innovation and Mark Creative, I developed this interactive mini-site to showcase the various types of measurement standards undertaken by MSL.

Another interactive infographic for Office of the Auditor General, working with Wellington Agency Mark Creative. This one examines import and export data through NZ's ports.

Hayes Metals is a leading Australasian ingot manufacturer and metal merchant based in Auckland.

A information site  detailing changes to New Zealand's air traffic surveillance system.

Working with Wellington agency MarkCreative we developed this microsite to support a campaign to inform and educate consumers about the Utilities Disputes service.

Working with the team at Surtees Boats, we are developing a range of new features to enhance the boat purchasing experience for customers and streamlining the back office systems for staff and boat dealers.

NZ Productivity Commission provides advice to the Government on improving productivity in a way that is directed to supporting the overall well-being of New Zealanders. We worked with Wellington agency Mark Creative to redevelop this government site.

A new site for the Wellington public gardens.

Working with Australasian web agency One Fat Sheep, I'm involved with ongoing development of the Queenstown Airport site.

Working with Australasian web agency One Fat Sheep, I'm responsible for the ongoing development of the Cairns Airport site.

Working with Australasian web agency One Fat Sheep, I developed this site for Mackay Airport - a sister site to Cairns Airport.

Working with Australasian web agency One Fat Sheep, we developed a new site for Wanaka Airport, showcasing the wide range of services they offer to visitors, in an easy to navigate responsive website.

Working with Pultron and Auckland agency Mechanic Advertising, we developed this new site to represent Pultron in their global markets

Sustainably farming on the East Coast, Whangara Farms produce the very best beef, lamb and wool possible, while looking after both their people and beautiful natural environment.

A small site for a fire engineering design consultancy.

The Fallsafe platform system is a new way of approaching residential and commercial construction in New Zealand. A safe working platform that’s an easier, safer and more efficient way to build. I worked with Intuit Creative to bring this new system to the web.

Gisborne Fisheries is a local icon - providing superb fresh fish for over 70 years.

This, their first website presence, features fantastic imagery of the sea, their history and great fresh product.

A new site for a food importation and distribution company.

YouOwn is a new shared ownership initiative that offers a helping hand to home buyers.

A minisite for the Forest Levy Trust to get feedback and submissions on the upcoming forest levy vote.

Spy Valley Wines produce some of the world's finest wines.  We provide ongoing support for their online presence.

Acclaimed as the largest Warbird Airshow in the Southern Hemisphere and one of the world's top four Warbird airshows, WOW will be celebrating 30 years of operating Airshows in 2018. I developed a new site for Warbirds working with One Fat Sheep and Feast Creative - to provide a hub for visitors, staff and volunteers. You've got to turn on sound for this one!

Competenz partners with employers, apprentices, schools, training providers and assessors across the country to help Kiwis build skills, careers and businesses.

I'm involved with ongoing development of a range of sites for Competenz and ATNZ, including their main websites.

This is a multi campaign site that runs a variety of campaigns and reports for Competenz and ATNZ.

UrbanFrame’s innovative build processes and space-saving designs provide you with durable, good-looking, affordable small homes. The site features a highly customisable house plan configurator...

A consultation site for the State Services Commission to collect feedback on a proposed law change.

We built CPS's first site in 2015. Since then they have grown significantly and needed a new web presence to showcase their enhanced capabilities and growing team. We have updated their site with a fresh new design utilising some of their fantastic project photography.

Electric Village is NZ’s first energy hub – and Tairāwhiti’s home of new energy. It’s where you’ll find interactive exhibitions on the history and future of energy technology, tips and tricks on clever ways to use your power, and all the latest information on solar energy, electric vehicles and e-bikes.

The Attainable Trust helps people with disabilities to become more included and accepted within the community. Working with creative agency Intuit, I developed this new responsive site to better communicate the Attainable message.

This leading Gisborne law firm has been around since 1978 and this is their first website.  I created a simple site with personality - the basics of the firm and solicitors with room to grow.

ORI invests time, energy and money into people and technologies in the Property Technology field. Working with Intuit Creative I developed this simple and elegant portfolio site.

Pacific Aerials has been designing and manufacturing world leading antennas for marine, land and data since 1977.

Working with great designs by creative agency Intuit, I developed a new responsive site which showcases Pacific Aerials comprehensive product line.

Santos Café in Newmarket is the perfect place to enjoy a true artisan roasting experience. This highly crafted website design by Intuit Creative brings the unique Santos flavour to life.

LDE are national  specialists in geotechnical, civil, environmental and structural engineering, taking on the tough projects that others don't want to touch.

I built a new responsive silverstripe site for them, allowing them to easily manage updates in-house.

Supergrans share the skills and experience of people who have bought up families with people who are just starting out. Their mission is to be able to pass on skills for safe, healthy, low-impact, budget living.

BigBrandsOnline is an online appliance retailer with a difference - everything they do revolves around understanding their clients’ unique needs and ensuring they receive products that are perfect for their needs, lifestyles and budgets.

I worked with Intuit Creative to develop a bespoke OpenCart website to showcase the new brand and direction.

Asthmaban carpets are specially formulated to cater to New Zealand’s more than 800,000 asthma and allergy sufferers.

Working with Intuit Creative, I developed a new site to showcase their product range and benefits.

Gisborne’s award-winning skin, body and beauty specialists have relaunched with a new brand and new website.

For digital agency One Fat Sheep, I look after a portfolio of 11 websites for one of New Zealand's largest tourism operators, Ngai Tahu Tourism. Sites include some of NZ's most iconic tourism experiences: Rainbow Springs nature Park, Agrodome, Shotover Jet, Huka Falls Jet, and  Franz Josef Glacier Guides.

Rob & Hilary run incredible hiking trips in off the beaten track locations - truly NZ's best guided walks and walking legends!

Based around Graham Howe's amazing design concepts, I created an engaging website that lets potential walkers easily find the information they need while juicing them up for an epic walking adventure.

Riversun is New Zealand’s premium supplier of certified plant material and the leading supplier of certified grafted grapevines to many of this country's top vineyards.

Working with Incubator design I built a site that is easy for Riversun's marketing team to manage, and provides added value for staff and growers.

The goal of the site is to be a first stop and repository of knowledge for the New Zealand grape industry, and the features we have built, and plan to build are leading toward making this goal a reality. 

Inspired by the growing popularity of glamping around the world, Liz Henderson and Sonia Minnaar launched Canopy Camping Escapes in New Zealand in 2012. Canopy Camping has several glamping sites located in easily accessible, unspoilt areas and is working with landowners to provide a network of secluded spots, on private land throughout the country.

We bought Tim O'Neill's design to life for the web and have continued to add features to this site over the last few years.

Japanese Studies Aotearoa New Zealand (JSANZ) is a formal network for communication, collaboration, and advocacy of the Japanese language and studies in New Zealand's tertiary sector.

Little Red Hen is a children’s educational toy store & babywear store based in Lower Hutt and online.

As New Zealand’s largest organic apple producer, JB Organics uses sustainable organic practices to preserve and enhance their fertile soils, rivers and underground aquifer for future generations to enjoy. 

The Waipaoa Farm Cadet Training Trust runs a two year Agricultural Training Programme on Waipaoa Station, a commercial sheep and beef farm near Gisborne.

Their goal is to train young school leavers into the agricultural leaders of the future.

We built Waipaoa an easy to use site that is focused on presenting key information to students, parents, and the interested public.

Freelance Silverstripe developer

Looking for some help with Silverstripe? I have around ten years experience with the CMS and regularly do contract development for various web and design agencies around NZ. I'm quick and efficient, and have a high level of skill with HTML/CSS/JS and various front-end frameworks.

I've been designing/developing for about 15 years and have wide range of experience with different platforms/programming languages and frameworks. I'm an allrounder, equally at home working with your design team, building front-end code, back-end development or answering client queries. I play well with others and have good working relationships with my key freelance clients.

Get in touch

If you would like to chat about a project, or find out more about what I can do for you, please get in touch:

027 308 1402