Blue Goanna Digital is a relatively new agency for your digital needs. We love helping people tell their story.
Whether you need a website or content for it, we love helping people make the most of the digital world. With our crazy mascot Monty, we are bringing our helping our clients achieve their business goals, through clever and thoughtful use of video, animation website and social media. If you have computer issues of any sort we can probably help too.
Meet the main men.
Graphic Design, Web Development, Animation, Visual Effects, Video Production
Like many kids born in the late 1970s, my first experience with a home computer was with a technical marvel known as a Commodore 64. The digital content I produced on this was gloriously blocky, yielding nothing like the results I could conjure up with a pencil and paintbrush. The film making tools I also yearned for were way beyond the grasp of the eight year old me – a skinny, curly haired farm boy, who instead filled the creative void by spending hours in our farm’s deteriorated blacksmith workshop – armed with a length of PVC pipe and home made ninja weapons, I would do battle with robots made from old chemical drums and oil filters.
From here, it would be quite some time before computers would be a fun creative tool again – the cranky maths teachers who taught computer studies at school did little to fuel my enthusiasm to operate a device that seemed nothing more than a ‘business machine’.
This all changed when after I graduated from Uni in 1998 and enrolled in a Diploma in Multimedia course at Prides Business College. Suddenly the tools to create animations, visual effects, movies and websites were tangible – and here was a place where they taught you how to do those things!
More than a decade on and I’m privileged to continue working in a field which I am so passionate about. My role at Blue Goanna Digital is to produce engaging content that effectively communicates with the general public and business owners alike. Like Tim, my life experience has given me a very practical approach to my work; design elements need to tell a story, or at least need a reason to exist – arty fluff isn’t going to help anybody.
I’m at my most inspired when I’m making things for other people, so whether its logo design, animation, video production or web development, let us help you with your business or service.
Web Development, IT Support, DNS and Hosting Management, Photography, PHP
Because of my background, I have a real-world attitude to the internet and its associated technologies. Largely self taught in the the IT fields that I now work in, I have written content management systems in PHP and even created online database management systems for NGO’s. However seeing the strengths of platform-based web development, I’m happy leave these core applications to the communities and companies that do such a good job developing them and customise them to suit our needs where necessary.
I grew up in a suburb of Melbourne, starting my working life as a carpenter after completing year 12. Leaving the city after finishing the trade I headed off around Australia, spending a couple of years around the Flinders Ranges, eventually making it as far as Birdsville and Bedourie in the channel country.
Returning to the Ouback of SA, Marree then Coober Pedy became home for several years, where I worked as a licensed builder. Eventually, after a short stint in Adelaide, the Flinders Ranges and Orroroo beckoned once again, and in 1996, the tree change included delving into professional photography and computer related services.
With the accessibility of a young internet, first through slow dial-up connections, later a one-way satellite feed and then ADSL, web development became a major part of what I do.
Department Head of Comic relief & Mascot.
I’m from up in the Flinders Ranges and I’ve sort of adopted Tim and Stu. I’m not your average perenti type goanna, in fact my nearest rellie is in New Guinea. Tim says I’m a “throwback” but Stu is a bit more generous and says I’m “unique”.I help out round the place and stop them other two from taking themselves too seriously. Tim can be a grumpy bugger but he does have a good side. Still looking for it but 😉 Whoa!! He just threw a coffee cup at me!