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Christopher Ard
WordPress Developer & Designer, Freelancer

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I am a web designer that builds beautiful, modern websites on virtually any platform.

Although adaptable to many platforms, I specialise in WordPress specifically due to its versatility/popularity.

About Me

Thanks for taking the time to read my profile 🙂

My name is Chris. I’m a web developer with a love for design and efficiency. I have dedicated much of my career to fixing anything less than perfect, whether it’s a website’s design, coding, or even the project management surrounding it.

If it’s fixing an existing website or building a new one, I’m always happy to help and offer my technical expertise where possible and deliver consistent and reliable results.

My clients widely range from local businesses to international ones, including clients via freelancing services like Upwork and Airtasker. I always strive to create a comfortable and professional environment for all of my clients and value this deeply due to how critical it is for a project’s overall success.

Find out more about me below or get in touch if you have any questions.

Personal Background

I work on the Sunshine Coast in Australia & possess over 7 years of experience in graphics design, SEO analysis, marketing, sales, web coding / programming, and many additional emergent technologies.

My passion for all of this started when I was very young, around 7 years old with my first Compaq Presario computer. Born in Silicon Valley, the birthplace of the tech revolution, I could hardly escape the emergence of technology and its endless possibilities. That same passion has stayed with me over 20 years later, and followed me all the way to Australia, where I’ve struck an awesome balance between work and relaxation.

Technical Experience

I am based in Australia & possess over 7 years of industry experience in graphics design, SEO analysis, marketing, sales, web coding / programming, and many additional emergent technologies.

You can check out my profile on Team Treehouse (under the photo), which includes info about my activity in taking up-to-date technology courses that supplement my existing knowledge.

I have built over 60 websites using various frameworks and technologies. However, my primary focus in the last 2 years has been almost exclusive to WordPress. As such, developing custom functionalities, plugins, and advanced Child Themes have become something of an obsession of mine.

I am proficient in HTML5, CSS, PHP, JavaScript / JQuery, and have a good working knowledge of Bootstrap, React, & Angular. As a hosting account manager, I am also familiar with many CLI platforms, cPanel / WHM, some database management (SQL), and have a solid understanding of DNS. This allows me to have complete oversight of website launches from start to finish.

Web Design Objectives

My goal is to provide clients with a website that they love, while providing clear and precise communication along the way. The whole process should be exciting and manageable, which is ultimately a great predictor of whether or not the project will succeed. I focus first and foremost on the bottom line of a website, so this means finding a solution that best fits, not just a one size fits all or overload of fancy features that are liabilities down the track.

Being a part of the online community can be overwhelming as a business owner, so my role is to narrow down the endless options available into something that just works. As a small business owner myself, I take pride in each and every web build and want it to succeed regardless of budget. At the end of the day, you need to be happy with what I produce, so I make every effort to ensure that outcome.

Skills Overview

Reviews & Awards


  • HTML 5 / CSS / PHP / Javascript development
  • Compatible with Bootstrap 4
  • Strong knowledge of on-page SEO and best practices
  • Direct communication
  • Coming up with long-term & comprehensive robust solutions
  • Fast, efficient, & reliable
  • Adaptable to most budgets
  • Big agency experience
  • Agile Project Management


  • Beetroot / Vegemite
  • Require coffee to survive
  • Netflix
Am I Right For You?

You are likely a prime candidate for my services if you are:

  • An agency that is overloaded with work and needs versatile, top level freelancer to complete projects but also keep quality levels high.
  • A small to mid-size business owner that needs a website that is better than the competition and converts.
  • An individual or business tired of the limitations and issues that come about when using an online builder like Wix or Squarespace.
  • An individual or business that wants to improve the performance and functionality of a dated or poorly built website.
  • Anyone who just wants a great website, but doesn’t want the hassle of designing and building it themselves.

If you’re not on this list or 100% sure of where you fit in, just send me a message outlining your questions and requirements.

* Please, do not contact me to learn about other agencies, or try to work with me outside the contractual bounds of a project I might be involved on the behalf of an agency. I value my clients & partnerships highly & believe there is plenty of business to go around. Thank you 🙂

Reviews & Testimonials

What some of my clients are saying

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Rebuild Website, Fix WooCommerce, Faster Hosting

"It was fantastic working with Chris. He was always really quick to respond and get things done. Working with him was so easy. On top of what I requested, he also picked up a few other improvements to enhance the website and has made it so much easier to navigate and purchase my book. I am so delighted I have found Chris and would strongly recommend him. Will definitely be taking up his services again soon."



Website Rebuild

"Extremely patient and easy to deal with. Understood our requirements from the get go. Very professional and creative. Highly recommend.”



Build New Website, Branding, Logo Design

"...Went above and beyond requirements, super fast delivery not to mention the amazing and speedy communication. I feel lucky Chris responded to my post. I'd hire him anytime without a second thought. Just amazing!!. I look forward to working with Chris soon again.”


Happy Client

Website Rebuild & Performance Optimisation

"Chris was outstanding. Conveyed info clearly and easy to understand. He has brilliant knowledge and understood what I needed straight away. He was also happy to do added items that I wouldn’t think of or understand which provided excellent customer value. Highly recommend!!”



Build New Website, On Page SEO

“Chris did an excellent job interpreting what we wanted on our website from the information we provided him (both written and verbal). He was exceptionally quick completing the job and communicated with us every step of the way. Chris was flexible and able to fit in with our timelines and availability. We are very happy with the quality of Chris's work and the finished product and would recommend him to everyone.”

Meredith + Ali


SEO & Performance Optimisation

“Thank you Chris for helping me with my website. He not only updated it but redesigned it into a format that is much easier for me to use. I can highly recommend Chris to anyone.”



Troubleshooting WordPress

“Very prompt and skilled. Would definitely recommend and I will use again!”



On Page SEO, Website Audit, Web Hosting Improvement, Performance Optimisation

"Fantastic experience working with Chris. He is professional, knowledgeable, honest and hardworking. The qualities you need when you trust someone with your website. Just wish I had found him sooner! Will be hiring again."



Troubleshooting WordPress, Structural Redesign

"A true Website & WordPress Professional. Fast and reliable, a pleasure to deal with."



WooCommerce Configuration

“Easy to contact, easy to work with and the work was great quality. Would happily work with Chris again.”



WooCommerce Integration, Troubleshooting

“Chris is always great to work with. Professional, prompt and goes above and beyond. I'll keep going to him with any tasks I need help with.”


Happy Client

On Page SEO, Website Audit

"Great freelancer. Chris helped with improving my website SEO. I was provided with before and after reports and work was completed quickly to my budget. Great communication and a pleasure to work with."



Hosting Migration

“Chris was AMAZING! He was prompt with his service and communicated thoroughly. Nothing was too much to ask, I will definitely be working with him on future tasks."


Happy Client

SEO & Performance Optimisation

“Really efficient, Chris was able to complete the task in only hours and was clear with his communication throughout."



Build New Website, Hosting Migration, DNS

“Chris went above and beyond. Competed the task earlier than needed, without any mistakes and offered professional suggestions and ideas moving forward. Highly recommend!"


Happy Client