web design simplified

GRAPHIC design simplified



Sand is a freelance design service based in Cairns.

At Sand Web Design we believe that North Queensland's business owners are looking for more than just a 'set and forget' web service. We believe that they are looking for someone that they can talk to face to face. They want someone that understands their requirements and strives to exceed their expectations. They want custom content, purpose built for them. They want Sand.

smart design

Smart design is much more than just a catchphrase. Sand websites are built to run flawlessly on any device, and make the information that you want to provide to your end users easy to find, interesting to experience and act as a perfect online representation of your business.

a creative space

Making the right creative choices when it comes to your web presence does not have to be an arduous challenge, it can actually be fun. Couple your own vision and ideas with our creative and technical ability and the result is bound to be something special.

business focus

At Sand we have worked with dozens of small business clients. We know how busy you are and we know that you want your site built fast and problem free. We love working with local businesses and we will cater our services to meet your needs.

reliable support

Your business will change, and of course, your website will change with it. Sand can provide options for you to make these changes yourself via a robust CMS, or you can leave it to us to do that for you. Each Sand website also comes with hosting, a custom domain and email accounts.


Who Is Sand?

The founding principle of Sand is very simple; to offer small to medium business owners a professional, reliable and cost effective resource for their digital design, web design and business branding requirements. Sand is owned and operated by me; Hamish Oates, a veteran of the design and advertising industries, with over ten years of experience working as a freelance designer. I split my time working between Sand and as a graphic artist at the Cairns Post, the regions number one print and online news source.

Sand is local, which in an industry that lives in an online world, is something that I take great pride in. My process is to - first and foremost - talk to you, the business owner. I want to understand your business to the core, allowing me to tailor your website and design assets perfectly. You will not be receiving cookie-cutter templates with Sand. I will build your project from the ground up to fit your needs perfectly.

Working in a freelance capacity allows me to offer you much less expensive rates than what you might be charged at a design agency, with no compromise on service or quality of the end result. If you're interested in what Sand (and I) can do for you, I encourage you to  for an obligation free chat.

tools of the trade

google g suite

A powerful suite of tools perfect for any business.

Included with every Sand website package is access to a Google G Suite account. This is a set of cloud based tools and applications that are designed to simplify and streamline communication and collaboration between team members of any sized business or organisation.

Need a secure and reliable email system? Look no further. Use the custom domain of your new website for your accounts. Do you have important data to share between your staff? Google Drive is perfect for that. Does your team need to keep track of shared lists and appointments? Look no further than Google Calendar. G Suite even includes access to browser based publishing and spread-sheeting tools.

Setup and integration of G Suite is included with all Sand websites, plus training and support is offered free of charge.


Contact Us

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Got a new project you're keen to get started?

Sand is a professional website & graphic design service that operates on a freelance basis. We love meeting new clients, so if you would like to schedule a face to face chat (Cairns area) or a Skype discussion (anywhere at all) with a Sand representative, just provide your details and we will be in touch to confirm your appointment.

Call Hamish : 0428 242 639
Email: info@sandweb.com.au
ABN: 43 106 127 988

3 Tribulation Close,
Kewarra Beach, QLD