Web Design


Contentment Agency

Sam’s work is thoughtful, warm, and engaging – everything I wanted my website to be. He totally understood my very untechy brief and created a Squarespace site that reflected my own personal brand and values. I found Sam really responsive, reliable and extremely helpful and I’m happy to recommend his work to others." - Fiona

www.contentment.co.nz Built on Squarespace

The Dutch Shop

Here at The Dutch Shop we set out to renew our internet presence and provide an attractive shopping platform for our customers. Sam got us to the end result we wanted and we are thrilled with our new website. " - Mischa

www.thedutchshop.co.nz Built on Shopify

Anne Elder-Knight

Sam quickly grasped what I was trying to achieve, made my initial ideas come to life and created a web site that everyone loves. Working with Sam felt like a genuine collaboration. He’s an inspired designer and practical developer as well as being an all round nice guy. " - Anne

www.anneelderknight.com Built on Squarespace

Kelly Gibney

Working with Sam to revamp my site was a real breeze. He was fast, knowledgable and thorough. The website is now a real pleasure to use for me and laid out in an appealing and accessible way for my readers. I’ll definitely be using Sam again in the future. " - Kelly

www.kellygibney.com Built on Squarespace

Alpine Guides

We wanted a site we could edit ourselves after the design and basic framework was in place. We couldn't be happier with Sam's design work, attention to detail, response to our queries, and timely delivery. " - Arthur

www.alpineguides.co.nz Built on Squarespace

Camille Sanson

As a Fashion Photographer I’d been running with an outdated website that didn’t do justice to my work and was difficult for me to maintain. I briefed Sam with the task of providing two new websites to showcase my work in a clean, well designed, device friendly format. Sam was fantastic to work with, he understood my requirements and delivered two beautifully designed websites that I’m proud to show off to my clients and social media followers. " - Camille

www.disciple-productions.com Both sites built on Squarespace


My husband Sam designed and developed Silkbody's online store Silkliving.com on Shopify and built our 'brand story' websites (Silkbody, Silkbaby, and Silksak) on Squarespace. The migration to Shopify (from Magento) couldn't have gone better, with conversions increasing dramatically. The ease of use also made a huge difference to the day to day running of the business. " - Emily

UPDATE: The Silkbody business has been sold and is no longer run by Emily.

Francis Nicholls

I wanted to engage a web designer that was creative, responsive, and in tune with what I had in mind. Finding Clarkson Design was the best move I could've made. In just a week we took an idea and turned it into a live website. What impressed me was how easy Sam made the whole process seem. " - Francis

www.francisnicholls.com Built on Squarespace

Jennifer Slattery

From initial brief to job completion, every step of the process was smooth. From word go I felt Sam really understood my requirements, he is an excellent communicator which was particularly important considering we are located on opposite sides of the globe (New Zealand - Ireland). As well as creating a site that is perfect for my business, he has left me with the tools I need to operate my store. I can't recommend Sam highly enough. " - Jennifer

www.jenniferslattery.com Built on Shopify

Nutrition & Life

Sam was a fantastic support and resource for someone who knew nothing about making a website. He taught me how to update the website myself and picked up all the other areas of website development. " - Josephine

www.nutritionandlife.org Built on Squarespace

A 'before/after' video showing how I updated their homepage

Design. Build. Listen.

Sam did a great job of taking my basic Shopify template site and fine-tuning it to give it a smarter feel and to ease the navigation around the site. I think it is telling that since this upgrade I have had a number of people comment spontaneously how nice the site looks." - Simon

www.designbuildlisten.com Built on Shopify

Steamer Basin

We engaged Sam to develop an identity for our small brewery ... Sam did exactly that, doing everything from logo and web design to bottle labels, door signage and product photography. We're thrilled with the result." - Paul & Karen

www.steamerbasin.co.nz Built on Shopify

Estelle Flowers

Sam created a beautiful website for my business and continues to offer excellent support and advice. I am extremely happy with my new website and have received many orders, including an overseas order within the hour it was launched. I would and have recommended Sam to other businesses." - Jolene

www.estelleflowers.co.nz Built on Shopify

Bison Jacks

If you want a professional designer with broad skills and a can-do attitude, who can add great insight and ideas in executing your design concept, then look no further than Clarkson Design." - Greg

www.bison-jacks.com Built on Squarespace


Sam made it all seem very simple and kept us involved and informed every step of the way. We highly recommend Clarkson Design to anyone looking to create a new website." - Harriet

www.miracle.net.nz Built on Shopify


Sam is very easy to deal with and the communication has been clear throughout the process." - Peter & Michaela

www.watchsale.co.nz Built on Shopify