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A well designed website

should not only look great

it needs to perform well.

Think smart, stand out!

Specialising in High performance websites, clever Video Production and useful 1 on 1 training.

About Astonish Me Creative

Hi my name is Bryce, I’m an experienced web designer happily based in Nelson, New Zealand. Building high performing, customised wordpress websites requires a delicate balance between technical knowledge and creative flair. The viewer needs to get the message in less than 3 seconds.

WordPress is regarded as the best & most popular website platform on the planet and has all sorts of great features that help google push your site to the top of the pile so it get’s seen.

A video featuring music composed in my Recording Studio really adds to the x factor. Most filmmakers use stock audio clips – which all sound the same after a while. Your video deserves to have an original song.

Let me tune up your facebook page and get your Mailchimp email list newsletters set up and looking sharp. I can even teach you how to do it yourself.


Astonish Me Creative can build your website, produce your promotional videos, compose original backing music, manage your website or train you up on how to update your website yourself.

Training packages for facebook marketing, Mailchimp newsletters and more. Astonish Me Creative can design your new logo and branding.

When you combine talent, experience and a darned good laptop it means affordable prices with stunning results. Check out some recently completed projects below.



Need a top quality website to showcase your business? WordPress is the “Roll Royce” of web design platforms. It’s simply the best.

Make contact today for a free quote.



Need a creative video made to help tell your story? I use only top quality equipment plus an experienced eye for what is needed is key.

Make contact today for a free quote.



Need training on Mail Chimp? Or updating your website? It’s easier to master Facebook or Instagram with someone who knows it inside out.

Make contact today for a free quote.


Have a look at some recently completed websites below.


Have a look at some recently completed videos below.

What spins my wheels?

I love good design. I hold a BA/B Tch (double degree) majoring in Visual Arts and Graphic design.

In 2004 I completed my degrees including a thesis titled “Harnessing Creativity”. This allows me to understand the creative process at a very high level. I know how to generate original material and structure the process in a way that is efficient and gets a stunning result every time.

There’s more to good design than simply making something look good. It needs to function even better. That’s what makes my wheels spin!

When I’m not editing footage, or building websites I’m out mtn biking in the hills above Nelson with my dog Micky, on weekends I enjoy helping out at my church and love encouraging people to be their best.


“They say success won’t happen overnight but it will happen & behind every good Cd or musician is a team of people that believe in the artist. Bryce was one of those people, he encouraged & gently nudged me at a time I was grief stricken after a friend’s tragic death. He listened to my ideas & crafted the CD cover in a way that would be user friendly for both CD graphics and website. His knowledge, skills, empathy & expertise were greatly appreciated in making a somewhat daunting process much simpler.  I learned the less is more always works best & it was awesome to have a fellow musician who understands the challenges we face as independent artists with creative control & maintaining the integrity of our message.”

Christina Divine – NZ Independent Recording Artist / Actor

“A huge thank you to the team at Astonish Me Creative! I am very pleased with the final result. The imagery & wording is stunning and I am very proud to have such wonderful artwork adorning my first album. Definitely money well spent!”

Dennis Klopper  NZ Award Winning Classical Pianist

“VGM is one of Australia’s leading Independent music marketing & management companies specializing in distinctive marketing concepts for Independent & Indigenous musicians trying to break into the mainstream industry. We believe in the power of independence & the importance of ownership in the creative process for all our artists.  Catchy branding & quality graphic design is key to achieving the best results every time. His attention to detail combined with their capacity to interpret & deliver essential branding messages through their design work has been outstanding.”

Vicki Gordon – Entertainment Director, Sydney Vicki Gordon Management

“Bryce and Astonish Me Creative were like a breath of fresh air in my search for quality innovative graphic design work to be utilizes for my album covers and general marketing in my journey as a singer songwriter. Not only is Bryce talented he is also and absolute pleasure to work with, which is so important when you wanting everything to be done just right. His advice and support has also made a such a big difference  to my overall presentation to the public.”

Mark Harragon  – Australian singer/songwriter


“He listened to my needs, requirements & meticulously put the whole puzzle together. I am totally satisfied with the manner in which they conducted themselves, I find this level of professionalism a ‘breath of fresh air’ not only in website construction but  in customer service generally. Without any hesitation I totally  recommend them to all in need of graphic design & website construction.”

Paul Ubana Jones – NZ Blues Maestro

“Working with Bryce Wastney designing my company image has been an absolute pleasure. I run a building company  based in Broome, Western Australia while at the time Bryce was based in Nelson, New Zealand. The distance and time zone differences were never an issue. The flair, and creativeness that Bryce displayed throughout this process has produced a company profile that I am very proud of and feel it is second to none. I constantly receive positive comments on something that people rarely comment on. It has lifted the perception of professionalism that is now simply produced in every contact with potential customers or suppliers.”

Mike Cornelissen – Director of Dry Hills Construction

“Bryce is talented, personable and proactive. He has great ideas and is genuine in his enthusiasm and commitment to getting the very best result for me as his client. If you’re looking for a website, a graphic designer, or a photographer, he’s your guy.”

Jacquie Walters – Walters PR

“When someone does a design/creative job for me I usually get frustrated because I am fussy, I can see in my minds eye what I want but I don’t have the technical or communicative ability to get it across. However Bryce has both technical and creative abilities along with the patience of a good teacher, but he also has a “sixth sense” and knows when to “shepherd” a project and when to lead it. I was therefore delighted with the results, found him easy and fair to work with and relieved he has the same tenacity as I do to see a job done well, all the way through from beginning to end, no matter what it takes. I therefore can confidently recommend him to you.”

Amberli Hartwell – Personal life coach & director at Life Design.

“I have just purchased a hair salon and within 7 days Bryce at Astonish Me Creative has sorted out business cards, new logo, price lists, posters, new client cards etc. Bryce is so efficient and always works to deadlines. The final result are professional and look amazing, he listened to what I wanted and his client care is outstanding. I highly recommend using Bryce’s Services. Thank you so much Bryce!”

Sarah Nyssen – Owner of

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1/111 Nile st,

Nelson, New Zealand

027 446 5047
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