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Business Website Design

Bring your vision to life with a creative digital storefront that will attract your target audience and leave a lasting impression.  

Business websites starting from $1,500.

E-commerce Websites

Sell your products online with a user-friendly and SEO-optimised website.

E-commerce websites starting from $1,750.

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Barbi is incredible. It took me years, but finally I found a designer that meets and exceeds my standards.

Jonathan S.

Creative Director, The Creative Offices, Dallas TX

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Artist Website Packages

Share your art with the world and monetise your passion! As an artist myself, I have developed some special pricing options just for you!

Bold Company

Minimalist design for Business Canterbury's sleek news website

Visual Dreaming

An immersive design for a cultural outreach programme

Acuity Lenses

A polished, professional design for a B2B service

Ruth Killoran

An inviting, interactive design for a contemporary artist

Small Business Plans

A highly responsive and user-friendly design to let small business help small business.

Two Tales Gin

A boutique gin brewery moves from local to international markets

Invoke Wellness

Fresh, clean minimalist website design

Yaala Sparkling

Colourful Indigenous-themed e-commerce website

Assett Group Services

A corporate re-design to improve the profile and credibility of a growing enterprise

Dreenan Civil

A sleek, contemporary design on Wix

Ngiilay Gift Boxes

Ease of use and Indigenous theming on an e-commerce website design


Lively imagery and colourful effects bring an education website to life

Asko Design

Shopify customisation for a furniture retailer


A membership area, online shop and conference management all in one website.



I know web design, but you’re the one who knows your business. I partner with my clients, incorporating their ideas and feedback to create a site that perfectly suits their branding and their business objectives.


All websites are optimised to get the best results on all screen sizes.


What good is a website if no one can find you? Basic SEO is included in every web package. Need more? SEO expansions are available.


Let’s be honest – web design can be expensive! If you’re just starting out in business, you may feel like you can’t afford the investment. 

I offer a flat rate pricing on all projects so you will know exactly how much your website will cost. 


Who wants to rush off to a web designer every time you need to update your site? Once your website is completed, I’ll teach you how to update it yourself. 

If you would rather have someone else keep your website updated for you, I’ve got options for that too!


My name is Barbi Larkins. I design things. I am a Christchurch based freelance WordPress web designer who believes that good design doesn’t have to be unaffordable for those who need it.

I’ve spent years in business, just where you are – trying to find the best way to raise my business profile while keeping a close eye on my marketing budget.

I started Be Design as a friendly source for web and graphic design. Let’s be honest – graphic and web design can be expensive and often out of reach for small to mid-sized businesses and non-profit groups. Be Design specialises in solutions. We’ll assess your needs and how they can best be met within your budget. Because, if you’re like me, you would rather spend your hard-earned marketing budget on good design than on someone else’s overhead and fancy office. 

Whoever you want to be, I want to be the one to help.

Jonathan S.
Jonathan S.Creative Director, The Creative Offices (Dallas, TX)
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Barbi is incredible. It took me years, but finally I found a designer that meets and exceeds my standards.
David M.
David M.CEO, Assent Consulting (Sydney, AU)
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Barbi is excellent at quickly understanding what we need and then getting exactly the right amount of creativity into the materials she creates for our clients. Can’t recommend her highly enough!
Kate P.
Kate P.Founder, GloriousCo
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An awesome website developer who was so affordable and easy to work with. I appreciate her patience and I love the end result! I am totally recommending her to everyone!


There is a lot to learn when setting up your own website. It’s easy to get stuck and feel frustrated. Before you give up and resign yourself to paying for a designer to do it for you, just ask for help.

I offer expert advice and assistance to answer your questions and help you to get unstuck and moving forward. Consultations available over Zoom, phone or live chat, $40 per half hour.

Need help? Just ask!