Based in Newcastle, Australia, Trek Web Design creates custom websites for small business. Service is personalised – you will always be consulting directly with business owner and developer Georgia Tang.
about georgia tang
I am a web designer/developer based in Newcastle, Australia. My professional background is diverse, and with this I believe I bring more to my projects than the average IT professional. I am also an optometrist and small business owner. I have worked for large corporations and for the government. Along the way I discovered a passion for website design.
I graduated from the University of New South Wales in 2000 with a Bachelor of Optometry, first class honours, and the University Medal. I have since completed a Master of Public Health (2007) and a Graduate Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics (2011). After working in optometry and public health in various locations across Australia and New Zealand, I settled in Newcastle, and began studying web development. I love traveling and hiking, which is what led to the name ‘Trek Web Design’. I have been freelancing through Trek since 2014.
I am a great person to hire as not only do I love creating beautiful websites, but I am reliable, thorough, and easy to communicate with.
How did an optometrist become a web designer?
In 2010 my husband Jason (also an optometrist) went into private practice. I assisted with the setup and marketing, which included developing a practice website. We started out using drag and drop programs which limited our design ideas while also creating a mass of messed up code behind the scenes. So I taught myself to code from scratch in HTML5/CSS3. I loved designing and developing the practice website. It took a ton of time and looking back my first efforts were just awful, but I haven’t stopped since.
Four years on, I established Trek Web Design, and have since designed, developed & maintained websites for dozens of small businesses. My areas of interest continue to evolve and most of my websites are now PHP based custom WordPress builds.