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Motive: Company profile

Motive is a web design and development agency based in Wellington, New Zealand. We provide consultation, website design, development and usability evaluation services.

The partners

Motive (Ltd) was established in 2000, and is managed by partners Andy Kirkwood and Justine Flanagan. Their backgrounds include interaction design, visual communications, international politics and linguistics. After nearly a decade in the web industry, they also know a thing or two about what makes a website ‘tick’.


Two concepts are key to what we do; people and fulfillment.

People are those we hope to reach; to inform, educate, entertain or persuade. Working from an understanding your audience means that we can provide appropriate recommendations and services.

Fulfillment is about ensuring that your website or online service works for your audience.

Building relationships

We’re big-picture thinkers with an eye for detail.

Effective web communication begins with mapping out relationships; between an organisation and its audience; between communications and operational activities; and also the relationships within an organisation.

Each of these relationships affects the long-term success of a website, online service or campaign.

Standards come standard

…design that inspires confident interaction.

Building a relationship is made easier when a website works the way that people expect.

We’re experienced in working with relevant industry standards, including the New Zealand Government Web Standards and Recommendations and international accessibility recommendations. We’re also a member of local and international web-savvy organisations.

Memberships and associations


To arrange a meeting or request a quote, please contact Andy Kirkwood.