In 2007, after an 11 year career at Hewlett Packard, David left to start a web development business called Designhand Limited.

David had a hobby for web design, and finally came to the conclusion that this is what he wanted to do as a change in career. After being in IT for 25 years, it was time to start something of his own.

A year later in 2008, David formed a further business called Web Design Training Limited and began writing entry level courses in web-design and delivering them through a group of high schools in Auckland including Rutherford High School and Selwyn College.

David has built over 200 websites over the last 8 years and in 2014 David completed a Certificate in Digital Marketing through the Marketing Association of New Zealand and also the Google Adwords Certification and formed the business Website Optimisers Limited.

Website Optimisers runs now in Auckland, New Zealand and Melbourne, Australia.

David resides in Melbourne and returns to Auckland regularly for customers, family and delivering courses at Rutherford and Selwyn College.

David Partis

Background and Experience

David’s career spans 6 years in Television New Zealand, 11 years in management roles at Hewlett Packard and 8 years running his own web development and optimisation business.


IT Industry experience - 25+ years
IT Technical experience - 14 years
Management experience - 11 years
Web development - 8 years
Web Training - 6 years
Website Optimisation - 3 years

IT Industry Experience

David has spent 25 years in the IT industry from technical roles to management roles to now running his own business.

IT Technical Experience

David has spent a number of years in technical Computer Engineering in companies such as Southmark Computers, Centron Corporation and Trilogy Business Systems.

Management Experience

David completed a NZIM Certificate in Management and had Technical Management roles over an 11 year period at Compaq Computer New Zealand and Hewlett Packard New Zealand.

Web Development

David has been developing websites now for 8 years and has built over 200 websites in that time.


David formed Web Design Training Limited in 2008 and teaches Web Design courses at Community Education classes for Rutherford College and Selwyn College in Auckland.

Website Optimisation

After building a 100 or so websites David figured out that web development was only a small part of a larger Digital Marketing strategy and website optimisation was becoming very important.

Certificate in Digital Marketing
Google Adwords Certification