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From searing steaks to building software

Our founder, Kyle, began his design story as a chef. Only rather than designing websites, he was designing delicious dishes. He soon found that the skills of his trade – creativity, attention-to-detail and reliability (as well as an understanding of how things work together) – made him pretty good at fixing computers.

Soon enough, he’d catapulted from searing steaks to building software, and eventually, self-taught web design. 

And the transformation from chef to web designer turned out to be the perfect fit. 

To be a master chef, you need passion, skill and dedication. To be a master web designer, it’s pretty much the same thing.

In fact, Kyle’s background in hospitality has made Flatout a web designing business with a difference. 

Like a good meal, our team know a good website needs to excite all the senses. It isn’t just about the looks (although important). It’s the taste, the experience, and the combination of all the elements that leaves you wanting more. That’s what our websites do.

Long story short: at Flatout, we’re not just computer geeks. We’re computer geeks that like people and know how to talk to them. (You’d be surprised in this industry).

Specialising in no bullsh*t web design for nearly two decades

If you didn’t already know, we do web design and development.

No hassle, no bullsh*t, no jargon, web design.

Whether you’re an accountant or an architect, we’ll take your ideas and turn them into a website as unique and original as your business. A website you can get excited about.

Kiwi born-and-bred, our team works with clients in Invercargill, Dunedin and throughout New Zealand.

While we’re very good at what we do (the geeky stuff), we ensure that our business approach is ultimately relatable, approachable and personal (i.e. we keep the geeky stuff behind closed doors).

In other words, we promise to make you feel comfortable, understood and supported, every step of the way.

This “old-school hospitality” attitude is something that has stuck with our company since way back when. We’ve been wizards in this industry for nearly two decades, you see.

And it shows.

Our name says it all

At the core of our business is a focus on lasting and meaningful client relationships. We value building long-term connections, and some of our clients have been with us through our entire journey – over decades.

It may have something to do with the fact that we always go above and beyond for our clients; working flat out to create the website they’ve always wanted.

It’s part of our can-do (anything) attitude, and something we’re particularly proud of at Flatout.

We’ll do whatever it takes to help our clients, even if it means answering unrelated questions and being on the end of the phone at all times of the day. 

And if we don’t know how to do something (a pretty rare phenomenon), we’ll figure it out. 

That’s just the way we do it here. 
 

Web design doesn’t have to be stressful or complicated. We make it easy. Find out how. 

Get in touch or call us on 0800 111 300 (we don’t bite).
 

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