This was a complex assignment
We recently engaged Montage Design Ltd and in particular Allen Theunissen to develop our web site and other associated corporate support material. This was a complex assignment involving thoughts and suggestions from both our local team in NZ and our parent organisation, ICW, based out of London. Allen developed a proposal for our consideration on our initial requirements which we accepted. Throughout the development, over a period of a couple of months, Allen responded quickly to the changing thinking by providing suggestions and producing documentation and graphics for our assessment and feedback. With both the changing thinking and expansion of our needs with UK input Allen always demonstrated a positive and can do attitude to whatever we threw at him. This was very much an iterative process with our thinking changing often and Allen always keeping us abreast of any financial impacts of the changes which I am pleased to say were few in comparison to how many amendments we required. Allen is very trustworthy, sticks to his offering and quickly responds to the situation and makes the whole process very enjoyable. He is a person who always sees the situation as “glass half full” and keeps out of any blame and negative thinking. He is a pleasure to work with and our team is very grateful for the assistance, direction and support provided in producing an output that we are all very happy and proud of. We would have no hesitation in recommending Allen as a person of integrity who can be trusted when working with you. He has the skills and knowledge to tie the graphical ideas and the text together in a professional way.
We look forward very favourably to our ongoing relationship in the management of the web site and immediate response to any other needs that may eventuate.
A man full of passion, energy and talent
Appletons Tree Nursery has been in operation for 50 years supplying Ornamental and Forestry trees to New Zealand's ever growing tree planting market. One of the jewels in the Appletons crown is its annual catalogue which is published in the Autumn and is very well received by thousands of New Zealander’s all over the country.
When we were first introduced to Allen we knew straight away that he was a man full of passion, energy and talent. With the Appletons catalogue, Allen was thrown into decoding our requirements, understanding our corporate ethos and designing a bespoke 50th edition to represent our milestone. He grasped the concept, produced mock up designs, converted old colour transparencies to digital format and worked to a tight deadline. Allen not only delivered us a top quality catalogue but he made improvements that our customers have noted and duly commented on.
Allen really placed himself at the heart of Appletons Tree Nursery to produce our catalogue and we couldn’t be happier and more satisfied with result. We are already full of anticipation to see what the Appletons and Montage Design relationship brings for next year.
Fantastic to work with
A little over a year ago we started our own architectural design business and right from day one Allen has been fantastic to work with. He did an absolutely wonderful job designing and creating our logo, business cards, signage and website. Allen achieved the exact look and feel we were wanting and we are very proud of what he has created. We are regularly receiving compliments from clients and contractors about how creative and fitting our website and signs are.
Allen is always more than willing to keep our website up to date with any changes (big or small) that we would like to make, and he is always very quick and efficient at doing so. We could not recommend him enough, and we look forward to continuing to work with him in future.
Excellent customer service
I’ve worked with Allen for several years now providing hosting, custom development and second line support to his web site services. During this time I’ve seen Allen provide excellent customer service to a number of clients in analysing their requirements and guiding them through the process of designing and maintaining a web site for their business. His honest, reliable and straight talking approach has made him a pleasure to work with. As has his ability to clearly communicate with his clients in providing first line support to our services.
Friendly and professional
We are delighted to provide a testimonial for Montage Design. We had taken over a business (a macadamia farm), but knew nothing about websites and originally found Allen through an internet search and we were impressed with his own website. From our first meeting, we found Allen to be friendly and professional and he grasped our ideas and needs very quickly and helped us gain an idea of what would work for us. Allen took photographs of our product and our property and produced what we feel is an excellent logo for us. He then helped us get exactly what we wanted from our website. Since then, he has also been invaluable in assisting us with product labelling and design. He has always been obliging and quick to respond and "nothing seems to be a problem" for him!
We would recommend his services to anyone.
Best Website Award 2017/2018
Allen Theunissen of Montage Design built our website, which went on to win the NZNF Best Website Award 2017/2018. To achieve this outstanding outcome for us, Allen worked for several months with our committee guiding us through the process, with excellent communication and collaboration, he developed creative solutions to overcome challenges, wrote great script that told our story well and assisted us in taking photographs of our facilities.
Allen also digitised hundreds of archived documents, set up secure storage and email facilities and even helped several members resolve their personal computer issues at no charge. Allen also designed our logo which we are proud of, he has designed a variety of outdoor signage and also produces our regular club newsletters.
Allen is currently working on an accommodation booking programme for us and we so appreciate all he has done for the NSC club. We have found Allen easy going, he offers exceptional service and has a natural ability to make our concepts become reality. He is enthusiastic, trustworthy and very likeable and we recommend Allen wholeheartedly.
Competent and reliable
I am John Barnes, Managing Director of Fertilizer New Zealand Ltd. I have known Allen Theunissen for one year.
I have been involved with many Computer Technical personnel for over 20 years. In my business I am constantly using technicians to build programmes or websites as the world of computers never stands still and is always evolving.
Recently I set up a new International Company called New Zealand Global Ecosystems Ltd. Naturally I needed a new Website and a range of computer work done. I didn't want to use Fertilizer New Zealand's existing contacts to be involved in my new Company's work because it was best to keep them separate. Allen came highly recommended from one of my colleagues within the computer industry. My initial meeting with Allen confirmed that he could quickly comprehend what I needed and then found a cost-effective plan to put together the design I required. Once I had supplied the relevant information, Allen built my website and performed many other tasks competently and on time. I am highly impressed with his skills.
Previously I have thought that larger companies would give me better service and have a greater range of skills. I have had contracts with these sorts of companies because of the 'bigger is better' thinking. I now know that it is more about the relationship with the person and their ability to understand your needs. This is far more important than the Company they represent.
I highly recommend Allen Theunissen as a competent and reliable computer technician.