Bryn Heveldt

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Websites Bryn has built

Powershop desktop screen shot Powershop mobile screen shot


Back-End CSS/SASS Front-End Infrastructure Javascript Lead-Dev On-going Maintenance PHP Server Setup SilverStripe Testing UX-Design
Lujo desktop screen shot Lujo mobile screen shot


CSS/SASS Design eCommerce Front-End Javascript On-going Maintenance SEO Optimisation Shopify
Radio13 desktop screen shot Radio13 mobile screen shot


Back-End Complete Build CSS/SASS Design Front-End Javascript PHP Project Management SEO Optimisation Server Setup SilverStripe
Blue Planet Marine desktop screen shot Blue Planet Marine mobile screen shot

Blue Planet Marine:

Complete Build CSS/SASS Design eCommerce Front-End Project Management SquareSpace
Fromm Winery desktop screen shot Fromm Winery mobile screen shot

Fromm Winery, made for UpShift:

CSS/SASS Design eCommerce Front-End Javascript Shopify
Kate MacPherson Photographer desktop screen shot Kate MacPherson Photographer mobile screen shot

Kate MacPherson Photographer:

Back-End Complete Build CSS/SASS Design Front-End Javascript PHP Project Management SEO Optimisation Server Setup SilverStripe
Valley Gold Honey desktop screen shot Valley Gold Honey mobile screen shot

Valley Gold Honey:

CSS/SASS Design Front-End SquareSpace
Nadia Reid desktop screen shot Nadia Reid mobile screen shot

Nadia Reid:

Design SquareSpace
New Zealand Airports desktop screen shot New Zealand Airports mobile screen shot

New Zealand Airports, made for Salted Herring:

Animation CSS/SASS Front-End Javascript SilverStripe
Acupuncture New Zealand desktop screen shot Acupuncture New Zealand mobile screen shot

Acupuncture New Zealand:

Back-End Content Creation CSS/SASS Design Front-End Javascript Project Management SEO Optimisation SilverStripe
Juicies desktop screen shot Juicies mobile screen shot

Juicies, made for UpShift:

CSS/SASS Design eCommerce Front-End Javascript Shopify
The Bike Station desktop screen shot The Bike Station mobile screen shot

The Bike Station, made for UpShift:

CSS/SASS Design Front-End SquareSpace
RacingSparrow desktop screen shot RacingSparrow mobile screen shot


Back-End Complete Build CSS/SASS Design eCommerce Front-End Javascript SEO Optimisation Server Setup SilverStripe
Sail Search desktop screen shot Sail Search mobile screen shot

Sail Search:

AngularJS Back-End Complete Build CSS/SASS Design Front-End Javascript JSON Server Setup

Freelance Design & Development

I specialise in online shops, marketing websites and publishing platforms. Websites that look great on phones with fast download speeds and high ranking search results.

With a design degree from Wanganui School of Design and over 20 years industry experience designing and coding for small and large design agencies, IT companies and startups. I have customers in Nelson, Wellington, Christchurch, Auckland and Tauranga. Most work is done remotely from my home office in Nelson.

The work I do varies from new design/builds to renovation projects and consultation. I use various platforms to build quality sites including SilverStripe, Shopify and SquareSpace.

I started my career as a 3D compositor and CD-rom producer in Melbourne, which soon morphed into web and graphic design in Wellington. I then naturally progressed into development and coding. Freelancing is great because I get to utilise my full range of skills and add immense value to a project.

I am comfortable both in web teams and solo projects. New builds and on-going maintenance. My skillset includes: Front End Development, Back End Development, Responsive Design, Graphic Design, Server Configuration, SEO - Search Engine Optimisation, Team Management.

I am comfortable coding with PHP, HTML, CSS/SASS, Javascript, jQuery, Liquid(Shopify), Shell script.

Outside of the digital field my career has also included:

I live in Tahunanui - Nelson, New Zealand with Kate MacPherson and our daughter.


The pros and cons of some common website platforms:


Great for custom design websites that need to perform well and look sharp. If you have the need for backend functionality like multiple editors with different permissions or a database of users; to managing large format images then SilverStripe is a great choice. The downside is the initial build cost may be higher. A server needs to be managed, although this is not that difficult and rarely needs intervention. All functionality is bespoke and will require some initial coding by a skilled developer using the open source tools available through New Zealand made:


Great for selling products online and tracking inventory / shipping. Shopify deals with all the transactional nuances, currency and money collection tasks well. Ability to customise templates and present your brand well and get a good SEO ranking. Managed hosting takes away the need to manage a server. Not so great for custom layouts if your site is content heavy or you want a truly bespoke brand experience. Highly recommended for an online shop. Check out a Shopify site I work on:


Great for a quick turnaround, cost effective initial build that looks fantastic and professional. Easy to maintain and update yourself or even build on your own if you had the time and patience. Has eCommerce functionality that is easy to setup and manage on their all in one managed hosting. Downsides are the limited customisation options and bloated code base that in some cases can hinder SEO optimisation. Checkout a SquareSpace site I built:


Great in-between option for a relatively quick turnaround for a bespoke custom design website. Great selection of plugins for backend functionality off the shelf saving some initial cost. Down sides are these plugins often behave erratically and cost money to fix and maintain. Wordpress also has a reputation for not being very secure from hackers. Time needs to be spent maintaining a secure up to date configuration.