Founded to assist businesses with
high quality design

Actualise Design is a digital and visual communications design consultancy
spanning the web, mobile, print, branding and tendering.

We're an award winning boutique consultancy driven by delivering consistently high quality work, professional service and enjoying the project at hand. Our projects are frequently under NDA due to the confidential nature of the work or simply due to the competitive advantage our clients gain over their competitors. Actualise Design is also a NSW Government prequalified agency.

Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, we help clients in a diverse range of industries locally and abroad including organisations operating in the UK, USA, and the Asia Pacific. Our Managing Director and Principal are both originally from Newcastle and take a no-bull approach to projects, pricing, stakeholder management and customer service. We’re here to help.

IMA - Best In Class | Horizon - Distinguished Agency | Awwwards - Featured


James Hazelton

Managing Director

Ever since the year 2000 when James first self taught himself how to code and design with the assistance of the internet over a 56kb modem (that always dropped out mind you), he has dedicated himself to all things digital.

Throughout his career, James has specialised in user interface design, user experience design and information architecture, as well as front-end development and digital production including ecommerce sites and mobile apps. In that time he has won 16 industry awards and been featured in over 50 online publications nationally and internationally.

James founded Actualise Design in 2012 to deliver high quality digital services without the excessive price tag of big agencies.

Providing clients with honest advice regarding their digital needs, James brings extensive industry knowledge and a deep understanding of how websites, mobile applications and online marketing should be designed, developed and implemented to achieve the best outcomes. He also takes the occasional photo.

Ingrid Bruggestrass


Ingrid is a tendering, marketing and communications professional with nearly 10 years experience in the engineering, construction, property, health and professional services sectors. She has written, designed, and managed tenders for some of Australia's largest projects, helping win billions of dollars in work for companies in the road, rail, property and health sectors.

As a Principal, Ingrid provides best practice tendering advice to a number of businesses to help them understand tendering processes, Government and private client drivers and how to best respond to questions. She also helps the business clarify what tenders they should and should not be bidding, how and who should be involved in the development and delivery of responses and how and where efficiencies can be made to save time and costs (in some cases saving up to 65%).

Ingrid supports businesses across a range of disciplines from providing graphic design and print production through to copywriting, technical writing, project management and strategy in tendering, marketing and company communications. She is highly dedicated to her clients and ensures they are best set up for success.


Our consultants have worked on projects for brands and organisations including:


“We recently engaged Actualise Design to build and create our website. Actualise was great at listening to what we wanted and turning it around efficiently and effectively at great value for money. I highly recommend them.”

Alex Zak
Managing Director

“Actualise Design has been engaged to refresh the Classique website and a series of Electronic Mail Promotions for a number of months and achieved this within our limited budget and time-frames.

Right from the start, their service has been prompt, highly professional and they’ve understood the brief of their client .... faster than a bullet.

Their ability to develop solutions to solve technical problems is first-class and they’ve always offered honest and straightforward suggestions for a more cost-effective way of designing and implementing every campaign.

Actualise Design can be thoroughly recommended for new clients on the horizon.”

Dave Bihari
Managing Director

“Actualise Design has been a key service provider to Codess over the past two years, enabling us to re-launch our brand and website. Actualise's design skills, professionalism and project management skills in this space are second to none.”

Nick Johnson
Business Development / Project Management

“Actualise Design's service was first rate and satisfied all our needs.”

Tony Owen
Tony Owen Partners

“We recently had the good fortune to use the services of Actualise for our website development. Actualise Design was a pleasure to work with from start to finish of the project. The site looks great and we have received great feedback on the setup and functionality.”

Joe Fusca
Managing Director
Graphite Projects

“Actualise Design got a rough brief on a poorly defined idea and was able to create designs that accurately reflected the concept. Really impressed with the speed and quality of work. The deliverables lead directly to securing significant funding for the new project that we were working on.”

George Freney
Technology Entrepreneur & Investor

“Actualise Design has an excellent breadth of programming, design and user experience skills. They are able to understand and deliver on a complex brief. James (Managing Director) is a good communicator and a nice guy to work with. He produces high quality work, and I whole-heartedly recommend him. James, and Actualise Design, is good value in every sense of the term.”

Michael McGee
Co-Founder and Advisor

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