About Bright Spark

Justin Whittaker

Justin Whittaker is a talented website designer based in Empangeni, South Africa. Since his days in high school, Justin has had an interest in all things web related and began experimenting with then existing website technology at 15 years of age.

After matriculating in 2005 inspiration struck and the challenge for entrepreneurial independence was formed.

Since then he has continuously improved upon the skills required and over the last ten years has provided excellent service to local businesses and national corporates alike, helping many to reach their target markets successfully and to grow and expand their businesses online.

Local knowledge is gained from a base of contacts built up of close friends and professional suppliers. Bright Spark can source all the desired components required in setting up a website which include promotional items such as graphic design, online marketing, video production, newsletters, virtual tours and even photography.

Community Support

Bright Spark is proud to be able to support the following organisations by donating time and expertise.

 

Client Testimonials

"Justin Whittaker from Bright Spark designed our company website for 3D60 Survey Solutions. I can’t help but compliment Justin during the entire process for his professional and efficient service, it was a very exciting and valuable experience and would definitely recommend his services to people I know."

 

Gavin Topham - 3D60 Survey Solutions

Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

 


"Wow what impressive service. I most certainly will recommend you and your services. This has been an absolutely pain free experience. Once again would like to thank you for your professional manner and excellent service."

 

Heather & Hennie - A&E Recycling

Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

 


"After trying to design our own website, not really knowing what we were doing, a friend recommended we contact Justin. He was extremely helpful, professional and efficient in redesigning our webpage to exactly what we wanted. Thank you Justin for your professional and friendly service, it was a pleasure doing business with you. We will definitely recommend you to other work colleagues, friends and family."

 

Jenny & Peet - South Coast Tarmac

Amanzimtoti, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

 


"Justin was professional and efficient in the re-launching of our company website. He complied to the design brief, whilst offering guidance on improvement. The site he set-up was user-friendly and well structured. Justin also ensured the website was maintainable in-house and he continued to follow our progress even after the job was completed."

 

Elena Martins - Leomat Group

Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

 


 

"Thank you Justin for your professional and friendly service while designing our website. You went above and beyond to assist us with not only our website, but other internet related queries too. The level of service you provided us with exceeded our expectations, and we would definitely not hesitate to recommend Bright Spark to friends, family, clients and suppliers."

 

Jennifer Kouwenhoven - Masiqhame Trading 810cc

Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

 


 

"I believe the website that Justin developed for PeterClearyBooks has a degree of clarity and functionality that is exceptional. He brings to the party excellent knowledge of his art, creativity, speed and integrity, all at an affordable price. I was pleasantly surprised to find a world-class solution to my requirements right here in Zululand."

 

Peter Cleary - PeterClearyBooks and Tangawizi Motors

Mtunzini, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

 


 

"Justin was wonderful in translating vague ideas circling around my vivid imagination into a professional and fun website that captured the spirit of life coaching and my approach to life. He was patient and helpful as I tweaked and changed my mind until I was completely happy. It was a pleasure working with Justin and I would recommend his services to anyone wanting to create a website."

 

Tania Potter - Soul Sense Coaching

Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

 


 

"All I can say is Gorgeous.....and huge thanks Justin. Worth every cent! Hope you will go visit again sometime?"

 

Andy Shaw - Sleepy Shaws

Ramsgate, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

 


 

"Justin has met all our needs. He has been diligent from start to finish in creating our website. He has responded to every request with interest and enthusiasm. Putting ideas forward was also a great revelation for us as we had done our website many years ago and did not know where to begin. We would recommend Justin to all interested parties."

 

Jonathan and Pearl Cromhout - Twinstreams Indigenous Nursery & Landscaping

Mtunzini, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

 


 

"I transferred my office from Umhlanga Rocks to Richards Bay and was looking for somebody in the area to take over my website. After numerous phone calls I finally saw Justin’s ad and contacted him.

He was very quick to respond to all my questions and after a consultation took over the site. He is very sufficient in his work and you can contact him at any hour, day or night, he is always available.

He is definitely excellent in all aspects of his work and a pleasure to work with."

 

Rienie du Preez - Ridu Creations

Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

 


 

"I couldn't be any happier with the work that Justin has done on my website. He has been able to take my thoughts and create a site which was exactly what I had envisioned.

Bright Spark has been fantastic with helping me establish my web site. Justin had plenty of ideas to offer, yet still responded to my ideas and input. Justin has that rare combination of broad vision and tactical expertise, especially when it comes to careful listening.

Justin of is an excellent advisor and the service provided by Bright Spark has been remarkable. Since establishing my website, I have found it to be a very beneficial advertising tool for my Company. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Justinand will continue to do so".

 

Biddy White - Impact Mentorship and Spine Chillers

Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

 


 

"We approached Justin to help us out at the last minute and find time to produce a website and sort our existing website out in his already busy schedule. He came to the party and produced a simple clean website exactly what we were after and in time.

We too have had computer issues and we feel when in doubt we have nothing to fear if we know we have reliable support on our side.

A big thanks to Justin, Chris and to the Zulucom team for their great service and support."

 

Brent Craig - Island Charters

Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

 


 

"My experience has been great – you were fast, expedient and accurate in interpreting my requirements. This is actually an “artistic” field as there are so many options, colour schemes, appearance and end result options possible, that it can become utterly confusing to make a selection – you have guided Rho-Tech well through this difficult task."

 

Jeroen Wentink - Rho-Tech

Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

 


 

"Justin Whittaker (Bright Spark) compiled our website. Justin is a very reliable person and gets the job done timeously. He is very professional in what he does and has a large amount of insight into this kind of work. He also takes quality photographs.

He is open to suggestions and has many great ideas of his own which I am sure will stand him in good stead as far as building other websites is concerned.

I can highly recommend Justin (Bright Spark) if you are planning on having a website designed."

 

Moira le Roux - Laughing Tummies Bed & Breakfast

Empangeni, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

 


 

"Working with Justin has been a very professional and pleasant experience. He sought to understand what we were looking for and offered helpful suggestions that helped create a finished product that met our expectations. Our website has already served us well as a church and we believe will serve us well into the future! Thanks Justin!"

 

Bruce Mackenzie - The Journey Church

Weltevreden Park, Gauteng, South Africa

 


 

"Isinkwe Safaris & Backpackers Bushcamp’s outdated website needed a serious makeover and we had the dilemma of having to utilise one website address to advertise to two different markets. As our website address has been advertised extensively over the past years, we were not able to create two different websites.  We needed a landing page with clear directions to the different aspects of our company. Justin managed to create this page beautifully, as well as two sets of different background pages targeting our two markets, but still managing to unite the pages with a general theme running throughout all our pages.

This was not an easy task and Justin had so much patience with our ENDLESS requirements and requests for changes. We love the modern colours and the features used to create the nature theme, which represents our company very well.

We have had many positive responses to our website, one client even commented on it being one of the most user friendly sites they have ever used.

Access to our stats pages has been very useful in determining which advertising websites clients have found us on and which search keywords are most used. Justin continues to be very helpful with advice and suggestions on how to increase traffic to our website.

Thanks, again, Justin."

 

Harriet Davies - Isinkwe Safaris and Backpackers Bushcamp

Hluhluwe, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

 


 

"Justin is an extremely professional and competent individual. He is very quick at understanding your concept and applying it to your website design. Always available for advice and helpful ideas and suggestions. A pleasure working with him and will be using him again for our next venture."

 

Lucy Williamson - Macadamia Lodge and Gallachers

Monzi Village, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

 


 

"Justin was able to understand our brief exactly, and produced websites that have the functionality, ease of modification and aesthetic appeal we desired. The work was carried out quickly and efficiently. Bright Spark would be my first recommendation to anybody needing a new website or upgrade of an existing site."

 

James van Vuuren - Heritage KZN and KwaZulu Cultural Museum

Ulundi, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

 


 

"I’ve worked with Justin Whittaker during the creation of my website. Not really knowing what I want and how I need it done, Justin came up with some creative ideas. Making this project fun to do. His aftermarket assistance is especially good with always being available and assisting when needed. You are great!"

 

Nadia Ferreira-Hattingh - G&T Labour Solution

Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

 


 

"Justin is a pleasure to work with, prompt in replying to queries, ever helpful, efficient in providing solutions and never impatient with those who know so much less techno-stuff than he does."

 

Roxanne Reid - Reach4Sight

Steenberg, Western Cape, South Africa

 


 

"Thank you so much for the beautiful website that you designed for me, and the colours are exactly what I would have chosen. I wish you good fortune with this exciting career and I am sure your clients will all be as pleased with your work as I am."

 

Rachel Pritchard - Floral Art by Rachel Pritchard

Hluhluwe, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

 


 

"I contacted Justin Whittaker to help me set up my website. It was very daunting as I have never done anything online ever before. It was one phone call and before I knew it Justin had done the suggestions, web design and had everything sorted within two days! I was so impressed at his efficiency, professionalism and knowledge! I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone looking at having a web design / management / hosting created. Thank you Justin – you made this look very easy indeed!."

 

Lorna Carmichael - Bbagzz South Africa agent

Garden Route, Western Cape, South Africa

 


 

"I was referred to Justin by my daughter Chantel from Homezone Property. After contacting him I gave him a few ideas of what I wanted but had no clue of how to put it together. Justin responded to my request in record time and had a sample site up and running in a few days. Well I was blown away by what he did, he had exceeded my wildest dreams and this was only the sample.

We sat down and I told him what I wanted changed and he once again went the extra mile and made the changes better than I expected. Within two weeks my stunning website was up and running smoothly. My site is very fast which was my main wish, I detest it when I'm on some ones site and have to wait for the photos to open.

Justin is a very punctual person, if he says he will see you at 2 pm, he will be there at 2 pm. The once or twice I needed him to sort something out at my office, he was here the same day, with no down time for me.

I highly recommend Justin not only for his high standard and efficiency, but also for his honesty and very fair pricing".

Fred Lubbe - Expressions Photography

Empangeni, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

 


 

"Justin is a hard working individual with sober habits who provides good quality work. It is a pleasure to recommend his services".

John Cawood - Alliance Graphics

Empangeni, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

 


 

"Justin, many thanks for your assistance in taking my business to the next level! I was a bit dubious at first about launching into the online business but the feedback from listing on the mini website on zululandcrafts was a turning point for Kids’ Party Planners and Caterers. It convinced me to make the all important move to have my domain registered and the website developed.

 

Justin was an absolute star, his input and the know-how has resulted in my business reaching yet other milestone. Justin, there are not enough words to thank you for all your hard work. Your professionalism, attention to detail and your business approach are truly rare.

Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

Mercia Hoorzuk - Kids' Party Planners and Caterers

Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

 


 

"The service we received from Bright Spark was extremely professional. Our site was up and running in days. The support and after sales service is exceptional. Bright Spark does not just take your money and run, they support you all the way"

 

Paul van Zyl - Maillot Jaune Trading

Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa

 


 

"I have found Justin Whittaker from Bright Spark to be very efficient and well adapted in his area of expertise. His turn around time is exactly as he promises with no excuses. Above all he prides himself in ensuring that we were happy with our website with every step of the design process. Thank you Justin!"

 

Mogie Govender - Cureton Equipment

Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Nata, South Africa

 


 

"Well, what I can say. The website has helped Imbumba to easily communicate it's activities with the global community very easily.  We have received enquiries from different parts of the world through our website.  It is indeed the best tool of communication with both our partners and beneficiaries"

 

Richard Mabaso - Imbumba Projects and Imbumba Foundation

Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Nata, South Africa

 


 

"Justin at Bright Spark has been so helpful setting up our Website for our Fish Eagle Holiday Accommodation complex in St. Lucia. We are delighted with the results and have glowing comments from people viewing the website.

Comments such as "best holiday complex website we have ever seen", "so easy to use", "very beautiful", "you should fill the complex with this website". Justin's design is really stunning. We wanted the fish eagle call and he obliged. An expat living in New Zealand cried when she heard the haunting fisheagle call again! Our enquires have definitely improved since we had the website and recommend Justin to anyone contemplating a website. He was so patient with me as my knowledge of computers was limited. Well done Justin"

 

Jill Tayfield - Fish Eagle Holiday Accommodation

St Lucia, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

 


 

"Justin has designed two websites for Child Care SA and has done great work. He is able to deliver satisfactory results and beyond. To work with him again will be a pleasure".

 

Lwazi Fihlela - Child Care South Africa

Eshowe, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

 


 

"Thanks for the new look on our web page. I found that Justin was very professional and efficient. He always follows up and keeps me informed. Thanks".

 

Sarah Lombard - B&B Plant and Equipment

Empangeni, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

 


 

"Excellent service, patience and professionalism can be used to describe Justin of Bright Spark.  I will not hesitate in recommending Justin for the creation of your web site".

 

Penny Bunting - ML Office Supplies

Empangeni, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

 


 

"I first met Justin about 3 years ago when he was recommended to set up my new website for Celtic Marine. We made an appointment and this very young man appeared - right time, right date and right place and armed for business!!! That alone impressed me! After a short chat he left saying he had the picture and would be in touch soon, three days later the website was up and running almost exactly as we envisioned - he did indeed get the picture!

Recently we needed another website, and again made arrangements with Justin, who else? Again, extremely business-like as on the first occasion, and again within days we were up and running again with the Sunbird Suites website. This one was a bit more complicated but Justin was able to accommodate all our requirements and design features brilliantly. His vision, knowledge, design abilities and professional manner are beyond his still tender years and we will continue to support this extremely nice young man."

 

Steve O'Mahoney - Celtic Marine and Sunbird Suites

Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

 


 

"Justin was very helpful and professional in setting up our website. We are delighted with the results and have had several compliments. It is also very user friendly. The support and after sales service is excellent. Recently we needed another website and did not hesitate to ask Justin once again. We highly recommend him and I am sure his business will grow from strength to strength."

Debbie van Aken - Cartouche Rhodesian Ridgebacks and RJM Systems

Kyalami, Gauteng, South Africa

 


 

"Justin made my life very simple by understanding immediately what I wanted & once he grasped my likes & dislikes, got on & did the most superb job of my website. The most amazing aspect of our working experience together is that he is based in Natal. We never had a face to face meeting at all in order to make the website possible! Having searched the web for a competitively priced web designer & whose whose work appealed to me, I feel I just have to share my experience with you. In the event that you should sometime find the need to build your own website, believe me that Justin got to know what I wanted in 'no time'.

The Chateau de Carolle website has been up & running since November 2009 when Justin handed it over to me. Today with the basic know how, which he provided for me, I am able to update, make changes and even include more information or photos onto the site from my own desk at no extra cost. Fortunately he is always on hand in the background as the safety net should I lose my way or make a mistake, but having found what I wanted as an image on the web, I now have great fun not only with my B&B but also with 'our' website!"

Updated 2011 "Justin is motivated & I highly recommend him to everyone requiring his services for creative website design.

He has proven to be dependable & my steadfast support system since the launch of my site several years ago. The benefits of selecting Justin with your brand is also defined in his constant communication reports which enhances his dedicated client support long after inception".

Carol Millard - Chateau de Carolle and CXC Designs

Greenside, Gauteng, South Africa

 


 

"I found Justin from Bright Spark during a search on the internet, I wasn’t sure about using someone I just found through a search, but I am so glad that we did.  I requested his help with setting up a new site for my husband.  Both the site and Justin have more than exceeded our expectations.

I have my own Joomla website and wanted something similar. Justin listened to what I needed and provided us with a wonderful site that is not only user friendly, but also incorporates everything we wanted to showcase.

He has been a huge help on my own site as well, helping to streamline it for me so that the look is much more professional.

Thank you so much Justin, you have been an absolute pleasure to work with and have really created a site we are extremely proud of.  I will definitely be using your services again as well as recommending you to all my family and friends".

Sam & Herman Kramer – Business Bags Direct and Baby and Kids Corner

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

 


 

"Justin efficiently and cost effectively reconstructed our not too user-friendly web site into an interesting and informative package for the web browser and the researcher. We were pleasantly surprised with his attention to detail, his punctuality for meetings and on time results. He has also remained on board to ensure we get what we want with the minimum of hassle.


We would have no hesitation in recommending him to people requiring the construction of a website."

 

Marilyne Gray - Mhlathuze Water

Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

 


 

"Justin Whittaker of Bright Spark has been extremely professional throughout my experience with him and at all times helpful as well. I have had amazing feedback on my website and have subsequently referred many of my colleagues in my respective profession to him."

 

Ricky Maraj - BMA Group

Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

 


 

"Thanks to Justin Whittaker, I have no more frustration dealing with my website. His efficiency and after-sales service are unsurpassable. He is always patient with us at the agency, no matter how busy he is. The web design is very user friendly and I have had many calls from people enquiring about the designer. Well done Justin for delivering such a good service".

 

Jenni Schoeman - Tuzi Gazi Properties

Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

 


 

"The only reason why I did not attempt my own website earlier was the perception that it would be extremely difficult to get a designer that have a natural "feel" for this hobby and one that can instinctively create a website that will appeal to Koi lovers.

Someone referred me to Justin Whittaker at Bright Spark and what a pleasant surprise was in stock for me! After a 20 minute brief, Justin got to work and koi4u was published in record time. Not once was it necessary to change a single aspect of the design. It was all perfect. The most valuable aspect is however the service that Justin offers after the design was completed. Justin trained me and two other members of the family. After the training, we received a very user-friendly manual on how to publish new material and also how effect changes ourselves. Not once did I experience a problem that was not solved immediately. Sometimes it was late at night.

Thanks Justin. Excellent product, excellent service, excellent rates".

Pieter Odendaal - Koi4u

Empangeni, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

 


 

"Justin is very efficient at creating a website. I had no idea what I was looking for. I basically showed him a few existing sites that I liked and he did the rest.

Although it seemed as though the website was up and going in a flash, I'm sure he spent many a sleepless hour working on the site. I never anticipated after sales service, however I still receive help with a smile whenever I have a hiccup.

Thanks again Justin."

 

Elbe Beukes - Ammigo Ridgebacks

Empangeni, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

 


 

"After more than a year that we struggled to get our website going, we heard about Justin Whitaker of Bright Spark. We were referred to him by a colleague.

Justin designed our website and made it user friendly and very easy to update by ourselves.

Justin's standards and professionalism were clear from the beginning. He has done a great job and we strongly recommend him to any organisation who wants a website to be developed. He works fast and his work is of a high standard.

Thanks again, Justin"

 

Annolien Liebenberg - Kidigym

Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

 


 

"Justin created the website for the Empangeni Dog Club. He has done a great job and has shown great dedication and patience with the ladies of the dog club. I would strongly recommend him to any organization who wants a professional website developed for them. He works fast and his work is always of high standard".

 

Tanja Garces - Empangeni Dog Club

Empangeni, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

 


 

"Bright Spark developed the new and improved Crocodylus Private Sanctuary and Ostrich Farm website. It is a great improvement on the last website we had up.

His prices are very favourable compared to others in the same market. I would definitely use Bright Spark in the future".

 

Steve Daly - Crocodylus Private Sanctuary and Ostrich Farm

Hluhluwe, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

 


 

"Thank you for creating this beautiful website for me Justin. You took over my existing website and in a matter of a week created a completely new look; exactly the way I wanted my website to look. I really don't know what I would have done without you!!!!! You did an EXCELLENT job.

 

Your service is excellent and you are a very fast worker - no waiting for a week or two before you do a change, it gets done immediately. I can really recommend you to anyone looking for a website designer".

 

Martie Hofmeyr - Martie Hofmeyr Photography and Contessa Brides

Empangeni, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

 


 

"Justin Whittaker was actually recommended to me by a close friend and he has been fantastic. The website turned out exactly the way I pictured it, as well as some added extra's recommended by Justin. He's always looking to improve on the existing website and offers valid and helpful suggestions.
It's been an absolute pleasure working with him".

 

Berdette Down - Pizzazz Modelling Agency
Empangeni, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

 


 

"Thank you for creating the beautiful website for DuneSide Guest House. Guests have e-mailed commenting that it is looking great.

 

Your service was prompt and professional at all times at a reasonable rate".

 

Rudie Salvage - DuneSide Guest House

 

Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

 


 

"This is to let you know that I am happy with work you have done for us. It is nice to see such good work produced by a person of your age. I will not hesitate to refer a company, organisation or individual for this same work you have done for us".

 

Mxolisi Nyuswa - Kwazulu Regional Christian Council

Eshowe, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa