About Us

Webmad is a web design and development company based in Christchurch, New Zealand. We exist because we believe in Web sites Making A Difference. Our aim is to build exceptional web sites that enhance our client’s brands, and to fight poverty and social injustice. Our business exists to serve You, and through that, those in need.


Webmad was officially formed in early 2012 as a collaborative merger between Isaac Trevathan, founder of Pirate Pup Web Design and Stephen Price, founder of WebHQ. Both Stephen and Isaac have been working in different areas of web design, development, and infrastructure for over 12 years each, and the joining of forces to form Webmad is complementary, and allows us to offer you the complete solution. Design, Development and Hosting.

Our Team

Stephen Price – Director

Stephens background is in web development and hosting, specialising in PHP, database and media management technologies. If you have a project that is a bit outside the norm, Stephen is the man to talk to. Stephen is often found behind a sound desk or changing diapers when he is not behind a keyboard.

Isaac Trevathan – Director

Isaac comes from an accounting and law background, but has been working with web technologies for over 12 years setting up numerous websites for various causes before partnering with WebHQ to form Webmad. Isaac specialises in PHP and database skills, and can help you completely work through your web projects so you get accurate and reliable results. Isaac likes long walks on the beach, and eating quiche.

Peter Sharp – Web Developer

Peter has been part of the team for 18 months as Web Developer and comes with a range of experience in PHP, Nodejs, html, css and javascript. He has a Diploma in Web Development and a Bachelor of Design (Animation) and really enjoys the problem solving part of his role. Peter will be found head down and focused on perfecting projects while enjoying the challenges of making large development projects easier to manage and learning new aspects of the trade. In his spare time Peter enjoys drawing, various coding projects and being with his wife.

Nathan Newell – Web Developer

Nathan is our Web Developer with a range of experience in PHP and WordPress. He is keen to take on a challenge and keep developing his skills in an industry where the expectations and standards move rapidly. He has 3 years of experience and comes with lots of enthusiasm to throw at any task put before him. We are eagerly looking forward to seeing what heights he can climb to, so watch this space. Out of the office Nathan swaps his computer for a football, and will most likely be relaxing with coffee in hand.

Joel Withers – Web Developer

Joel is one of our newest developers, joining the team in August 2018. He joined Webmad after graduating from Yoobee School of Design with a Diploma in Web and UX Design. He has experience in a range of development languages and technologies, and is always looking to learn more. In his spare time Joel likes to play video games, spend time with his partner and pretend to be good at golf.

Jennine Thomson – Administrator

Jennine is the Administrator at Webmad, and brings a raft of skills that will help us more effectively support and manage anything that comes our way. Jennine has worked in the corporate world and more recently the non profit sector which involved project management, funding, marketing, IT, financial and administrative management. Being busy and involved in family and community bring great reward and enjoyment for Jennine.

Brent Barclay-Jones – Sales

Brent is our sales expert, having worked in web agencies for many years he has a wealth of knowledge to help get you the right solution for your needs.

Kakapo Design

Gabe Hawker and Abi Trevathan of Kakapo Design have partnered with Webmad since 2012 providing a variety of design services. From logo development to specialised design work of all kinds. We appreciate their flare, eye for detail and strong creative bent. Kakapo Design remains our preferred design house.