About the Team.

If you’re a small business then we get you. We’re a small business too.

Hazelnut Creative has been around since 2013 and operates from Adelaide, South Australia. We are proud to be an Australian business.

Referrals have also given us the opportunity to work with some wonderful people in Victoria, NSW and Tasmania.

The business is run by a couple of everyday people who love design and specialise in getting businesses up and running on the path to success. Get to know us in more detail below!

hazelnut creative team
kate vanderhorst

Kate Vanderhorst

Graphic/Web Designer & Developer & Digital Strategist 

Kate is Hazelnut’s key designer, developer & digital strategist. She has been creating websites since the age of 11 and holds a degree in IT and Digital Media from Flinders University in South Australia. Kate also taught web development at Flinders and worked there for several years creating promotional materials and developing websites.

Kate has a passion for beautiful clean design and is determined to create the best outcome for every client she works with.

When she doesn’t have a head full of code you can catch her eating, travelling, ogling at nature or on the stage and screen.

Simon Welford

Junior Graphic Designer, Social Media, SEO & WordPress Administrator

Her partner in crime, Simon, has extensive customer service experience and specialises in WordPress administration, SEO and social media. Growing up, he was always drawn to logos and marketing from a young age which led to a career change into graphic design.

His previous experience working in a high-octane business development environment has helped form a clear picture of what it takes to succeed as a small business today.

Simon also holds full Google Certification qualifications encompassing search engine marketing, analytics and optimisation.

Outside of Hazelnut Creative, his interests include making art, getting out into nature and reading.

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