WebMechanics relies on the talents of its two partners to bring you great design and functionality.
Stephen first became interested in computing in 1983, when as a 16 year old he did a programming course in the language of COBOL.
It didn't take long to realise that he had an aptitude for the work and went on to become the site administrator in the government department that he worked in during the late 80's.
Stephen arrived in New Zealand in 1998 and then worked for a short period of time for a web design and hosting company, however, it wasn't until 2003, after the dotcom bust, that he decided that web development was where he wanted to be.
Since then it's been a sharp learning curve through college courses, plenty of online research and starting his own part-time web design and development business, where he has created over 30 complete websites.
Stephen's passion for web development is in the research & development stage of site building, fiddling around with databases, search engine optimisation and the marketing through email and social media.
As a work-from-home father of two young children, Stephen loves family life and living a holistic lifestyle.
Follow Stephen on Twitter @peacefulwarrior
Geoff graduated from Bradford College of Art in the United Kingdom with a Diploma in Advertising. He worked as a TV floor manager and then as illustrator/graphic artist at Leeds Polytechnic before uprooting and settling in New Zealand.
His first jobs in Auckland were as paste-up artist in a typesetting house, then as a freelance designer and studio manager for seven years at MacHarman Advertising, before becoming art director at JWT. Since then he has worked mainly as a freelancer, has managed art studios, published magazines and more recently ventured into web design and development.
Geoff runs his own design consultancy, A-line Graphics, specialising in design and art for print and web and along with Stephen Grant-Jones is one of the partners in WebMechanics, where he is responsible for the design and coding of websites.
Geoff’s passions are many and varied (he says he’s “interested in lots of stuff”) but typography and pyramids/sacred geometry would come near the top of the list.
Follow Geoff on Twitter @GeoffWigz
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