Nightjar Studio design digital first global brands, products and services.

In the right hands, design and technology can be a force for positive change, and this conviction drives us forward. Nightjar was created by three friends with a desire to do things better. The process, the work, and the enjoyment of both. Bringing complementary strengths across strategy, creative, tech and delivery, we have a bond that lives beyond the studio and drives our vision. We are thinkers, makers and innovators driven by our passion for design and technology. Change, progress and experimentation is our only focus.

In the right hands, design and technology can be a force for positive change, and this conviction drives us forward. Nightjar was created by three friends with a desire to do things better. The process, the work, and the enjoyment of both. Bringing complementary strengths across strategy, creative, tech and delivery, we have a bond that lives beyond the studio and drives our vision. We are thinkers, makers and innovators driven by our passion for design and technology. Change, progress and experimentation is our only focus.

Leadership

Christine Sultana: Head of Operations

Christine Sultana

Excels at providing the frameworks to deliver products that drive our partner’s businesses forward.

Manages expectations and delivery of all Nightjar projects and ensures the smooth running of the ship. She moves fast (and breaks things), but always has time to listen, evaluate and improve.

Excels at providing the frameworks to deliver products that drive our partner’s businesses forward.

Bonnie Mactavish: Head of Experience Strategy

Shines at simplifying (and articulating) problems and how they might be solved.

She brings strategic rigour and thinking to ReachOut, Optus, Destination NSW and EVENT Hospitality. Her grumpiest attribute is her griffon Graeme...Nightjar’s fourth founding member, and not-always-so-silent partner.

Shines at simplifying (and articulating) problems and how they might be solved.

Ahmed Meer: Head of Design & Technology

Ahmed Meer

A passionate advocate for emerging web technologies with a meticulous eye for detail.

Bringing magic and polish to everything he touches, from Sneaker Freaker to THE ICONIC to a website for a plum. Ahmed started his career with collaborative math and literature software, and continues to school us.

A passionate advocate for emerging web technologies with a meticulous eye for detail.

Partners

Sneaker Freaker

PUBLISHING

A total UX and design overhaul, as well as a brand new tech stack to bring the cult magazine into the digital present and well into the future.

A pair of sneakers on a black background

Destination NSW

Tourism

Long-term relationship across the digital ecosystem, from research, UX, design and development to improve the experience for millions of Australians and inbound tourists.

Art installation from Vivid, showcasing green lights from the ground which resembling grass

Discovered Foods

Startup

With a lean budget for this lean protein - the site needed to be as streamlined and simple as the storytelling needs to be in order to capture a new audience and broaden the appeal of wild foods in Australia.

Nutrafruit

Health & Wellness

We partnered with Nutrafruit to rebrand the range of Queen Garnet health products and deliver a seamless e-comm experience.

Fresh Queen Garnet plums sitting in a pot

Ripeplanet

Startup

A local agritech startup with global ambitions, we developed the brand from the ground up and created a website to share their mission for a more sustainable future.

Fresh produce growing inside a bright greenhouse

Secret-7”

Arts

A global creative platform for the arts, this ongoing relationship is close to our heart, working with great friends for a great cause.

Four album covers in a grid, featuring different art pieces

THE ICONIC

Fashion

Working as an extension of the design, UX and tech teams, we architect solutions to increase efficiency, modernise design, and guide shoppers down the purchase funnel.

Woman in sportswear stretching under different coloured lights

Pernod Ricard

Hospitality

Taking e-Commerce to new heights, Nightjar are architecting an end to end experience across multiple audiences that may just implode an industry!

Bottle of Absolut Rasberri vodka with two glasses filled with vodka and ice

EVENT HOSPITALITY & ENTERTAINMENT

Hospitality

Australia’s iconic hotels - Rydges, QT and stylish newcomer Atura got a UX and design overhaul of their websites to halve taps and increase direct bookings, taking back the power from OTAs.

Two chairs in a luxurious hotel lobby

Optus

Entertainment

As a long-term innovation partner, Nightjar are redefining the CX of the Perks loyalty program from campaign-led activations to long-term product strategy.

Helicopter image of the Optus stadium with the city in the background

ReachOut

Mental Health

As an innovation partner, we’re re-invigorating a mental health tool to guide young Australians to personalised support options, and building a modern community platform.

A brain 'mind blown' emoji with tickers reading 'too much to handle'

THINK. MAKE. MEASURE.

N01: THINK

Nightjar team members all standing around a whiteboard full of notes
A robust strategy is equal parts learning from the past and insight into the future (with a bit of intuition sprinkled on top).
Bonnie MacTavish
Hand holding a highlighter looking over multiple highlighted pages of notes
Stakeholder engagement and user research are the foundation for an unforgettable end-to-end customer experience.
Bonnie MacTavish
Three Nightjar team members looking at designs posted up on a wall
A collaborative approach to your product and data strategy means we’re all working towards the same north star.
Christine Sultana

N02: MAKE

Nightjar team working on a project
This is where we roll up our sleeves and get it done, articulating and expressing the strategy into each output of the process.
Christine Sultana
Person on a video call performing user testing
IA, wireframing, concepting, UI design, right into a rapid prototype we can test with real users.
Bonnie MacTavish
Person holding a phone and testing the Next Step chatbot
We are platform-first, designing and developing experiences today that will grow, scale and support tomorrow's innovations.
Ahmed Meer

N03: MEASURE

Original strategy
By defining what success looks like at the beginning, we're invested in the results at the end.
Christine Sultana
User looking at a Shopify insights panel, showcasing many graphs
Data informs our every move, turning the unknown into the accountable.
Christine Sultana
Two Nightjar team members looking at a timeplan and laughing together
Always optimising, the last step in our process leads us right back to where we started - ensuring the strategy is on point and delivering results.
Bonnie MacTavish

Expertise

Strategy is in our DNA, and our mindset is platform first.

We’re thinking three steps ahead for your future requirements and this forward-looking approach gives your business the power to scale across any channel it may possibly need - even those that don’t exist yet.

Strategy

Product strategyBrand strategyDesign sprintsUser researchData & ecosystem strategy Technology consulting RoadmappingPost-launch optimisation

Design

Digital brandingInformation architectureUser testingInteraction design Rapid prototypingCopywritingMotion design3D design

Technology

Fullstack developmentChat & Voice Platform integrationHeadless commerceAPI & CMS developmentAWS infrastructureMixed Reality

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