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We are a creative thinking agency for GRAPHIC DESIGN
{ Christchurch Based - Since 2003 }

Welcome to Activate Design

We are a trusted, friendly, and professional Christchurch Web Design and Graphic Design agency. Specialising in responsive web design, graphic design, logos and branding, smartphone apps and more, we have become your one stop shop for all of your digital marketing needs. We have been providing these services since 2003, and work with a variety of businesses in Christchurch and across New Zealand.

Logo Design and Branding

Logo design is an art-form and critical element to success. An amateur looking logo makes for an amateur looking business.

Logo design isn’t about having your company name displayed nicely at the top of a letterhead. It is about establishing a brand identity that sets you apart from your competitors. One that conveys the values, industry, personality and professionalism of your business in a simple, unique and memorable logo design. 


Our brand designer has more than 15 years in the industry and has even written articles on logos published by international design magazines. He will work directly with you to create a unique and memorable logo that captures your brand identity and sets you apart from your competitors. Take a look at some of our logo designs.

To ensure that nothing is lost in translation between our team and yours, you liaise directly with our designer, no in-between buffers like sales reps and marketing people. We offer free consultations, free advice and quotes, all before any work commences.

Our logos are simple, unique and memorable designs and we analyse all our work through TradeMark Vision to ensure authenticity against registered trademarks. Click here to find out more about logo design.

Online Marketing Services

Activate Design offers a variety of digital marketing services to complement your new website including Search Engine Optimisation, Website Content Writing and Email marketing.


If you are not sure where to start or are just starting out, why not have a look at our Starter Pack, combining a company logo, business cards, responsive website, email and web hosting, and domain registration all into one discounted package. If you’re looking for a local web design and graphic design agency that’s big enough to get the job done but still small enough to care, pick up the phone or contact us now and let's get the ball rolling. Here’s to your success online!

Website Design Christchurch

Web design christchurch - Activate Design are the leading Christchurch Web Designers. A bold statement, but you can see the proof for yourselves in our website portfolio. Websites shouldn’t just be something pretty to look at - they have a greater purpose. Whether it’s to increase your leads, brand awareness, sales, or to help educate your clients, we ensure that your website will exceed your goals and expectations.


If your website isn’t already a responsive website or a mobile friendly website, then Google may have recently demoted your website in search results on mobile devices. With mobile and tablets now accounting for more than half of all Google searches, having an out-dated website that doesn’t function properly on these devices can be very damaging to your business. Take a look at the responsive websites that we have designed. If you would prefer a simplified, mobile version of your website instead then we can help with that as well.

We focus on two core components - Form and Function. Through our six stage website development process we are able to uncover the best possible approach to ensure we design a website for you that is not only visually stunning, but also intuitive and easy for your customers to use.

Stage 1: We start our website design process with an initial meeting (this can be in person or via Skype/conference call). In this meeting, we will discuss what you want to achieve from your website, how you envision your website will look, any special requirements you may have for your web design, timeframes, and who your target market is.

Stage 2: Once we have all of the necessary information, we will create a proposal that will demonstrate how we can craft a custom web design that will meet and exceed your objectives.

Stage 3: Should you accept our proposal, the next stage is creating content for your website. Having content aids us in the design process, as we can figure out what to put where, what menu items to include, and in general makes the design process more efficient. The team here can write content for your site, or you can provide your own content. This can also include photos/images.

Stage 4: This is where the fun starts - we will mock-up our first design of your website for you to approve and/or make comments on.

Stage 5: Once you are happy with your design, we will move on to the development stage. This is where we make your website work, and fortunately for you, our developers are so good that it really just feels as easy as flicking on a switch.

Stage 6: Go live! Once you are happy with the look and feel of your new website we can put it live. Using your Content Management System, you can add your own pages and content as needed. We also give you a free run-through of our CMS to show you how easily you can add and edit your own content.

And there you have it - our six stage bespoke web design that not only matches your branding, but delivers an incredible and intuitive user experience.
With our websites, you will experience better rankings in Google which means more traffic to your website (if you are in a competitive niche we recommend further online marketing such as SEO to increase your rankings further).

Get in touch with us today to discuss how we can help your business grow and be successful online!

Graphic Design

Graphic design is the art of intertwining images with text to create a meaningful message. It is a crucial element of web design, branding and creating marketing messages for your business.


Whether it’s for print, web, product packaging, illustration or anything in between the team at Activate Design have got your graphic design needs covered.

Contact us for a no obligation chat about how we can help.