is a New Zealand Web Site Design Agency in Christchurch

hairyLemon Digital Agency

hairyLemon is an innovative, rapidly growing digital solutions company which continues to reinvent, revisit and expand our web-based products and service offering.

Since our early start up days back around the turn of the century (the millennium that is), hairyLemon has evolved dramatically, made the occasional acquisition and now we offer a “one stop shop” array of web and marketing related services to our rapidly expanding client base.

The Lemons can look after your online marketing requirements from designing your brand identity through to helping you research and implement a kick-ass search marketing that will deliver all the traffic, customers, repeat business and awareness you could hope for.

Some of Our Clients

Research and Strategy

To develop a website that really works for you, or an online marketing strategy that optimises your marketing budget and reaches your goals, we spend a significant amount of time on research of various kinds as part of the preparation process.

  • User research
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  • Online Strategy
  • Scoping
  • Website audits


How you choose to represent your company or organisation – both online and offline, can have a dramatic effect on the effectiveness of your marketing and communications efforts. Whether you are a new business wanting to build a brand and needing the visual aspects of that brand created for you, or you have an existing brand identity and it’s time for an upgrade or repositioning - our design team is ready to help. Experienced and qualified, the Lemon’s graphic designers are equally at home designing for print, multi-media or web. They understand the importance of an integrated visual identity that works effectively for your business across a range of media and channels, from websites to vehicle fleets, business cards to billboards.

  • Brand creation
  • Conceptualisation
  • Web Design
  • Copywriting and content creation
  • Video editing and optimisation


The systems and platforms we use to build client websites tend to evolve over time as new solutions are developed, but our current favourite platform and CMS (content management system) is Joomla! Why Joomla? Because it is open-source, which means that website developers all around the world are using the source code, and sharing the tweaks, enhancements, customisations, components and extensions they have developed with others. It’s also an easy CMS for our clients to use themselves, which means your website won’t suffer from that greatest of all time fails, horrendously out of date content. You’ll be able to update text, images, video and files on your site quickly and easily – without needing a computer science degree to do it. In addition to the Joomla websites we build, many of our clients have existing sites that use other platforms, so our developers regularly work with them to make changes to their sites as required.

  • Website development and hosting
  • Ecommerce
  • Hardware and IT support

Mobile Development

One of the most rapidly growing areas in online development and design is mobile applications and websites that are optimised for mobile users with smartphones and tablet devices like the iPad. hairyLemon’s development team includes specialist mobile developers who will help ensure your business makes the most of this trend to the mobile web.

  • Mobile app development for iPhones, Android phones and tablets
  • Mobile versions of websites
  • Facebook app creation


The process of ensuring your website gets found, and when it is found actually generates the kind of business you are expecting is largely overseen by our traffic team. They specialise in search marketing, optimising your site for search engines, developing online strategies and incorporating social media marketing into your marketing plan. The team also includes qualified AdWords individuals who can assist with PPC campaigns.

  • Search Marketing
  • Analytics and research
  • User Experience (UX)
  • Reputation management
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Email Marketing
  • Digital Campaigns

Case Studies


Client Testimonials

Both your technical and graphical skills were excellent and when issues arose during construction you were able to deal with these quickly and efficiently…We always found you approachable, friendly and willing to listen to our needs. Your innovation in providing solutions…has allowed us to move forward with confidence. We are now planning to grow and enhance our website with new functionality and look forward to working with your team on these projects.Peter Oliver, Westland District Council

Having a well designed, built and optimised website is absolutely critical because it plays such an important role in the research and recruitment process for our prospective students. Our enrollment numbers (both domestic and international) continue to increase year on year and we know the work Hairy Lemon has done on our website is a major contributing factor to this positive trend.

Hamish Taylor, Natcoll Design Technology

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