Five by Five build great looking, high performing websites. Known as one of the Gold Coast & Australia’s leading WordPress web design & website development and support agencies.
We deliver a combination of stunning design, robust technology and content that converts.
The only Gold Coast web developer to promise that we can double your website traffic and enquiries in under 6 months with a site you are very proud of.
Founded in 2006 by owner Jon Hollenberg, Five by Five was started in his spare bedroom by building websites in his boardshorts. Jon saw a tremendous opportunity in the marketplace to deliver beautiful web solutions that ultimately get results for clients.
We help businesses get a stack more leads which flow in and give the confidence to have an even more successful business.
With over 17 years experience within the web industry, Jon is an expert in online marketing and online growth strategies. Over the last eight years he has worked with over 500 Australian and international businesses, presented seminars and delivered hundreds of online projects. Jon’s design background coupled with his strong project management skills have made him successful in merging account management and leading a creative team. Jon has a Bachelor of Multimedia from Monash University.
Jon is a keen surfer, enjoys distance running and working out in the gym.
Chief Executive Officer
While small, Carla packs a BIG punch. It is rumoured she once designed, coded and launched a new website in under two hours, all while sipping on a cappuccino casually scrolling through Instagram. True story.
Starting her Five By Five journey in 2017 as our Project Manager, Carla’s role in the business quickly blossomed. She now spends her time making sure our clients, team, community and business is happy & healthy as our CEO.
When Carla isn’t thinking about our clients (very rarely), our team, wrangling WordPress & solving problems, you can find her at the beach taking photos of and patting (other peoples) dogs.
Head of Strategy
Starting his career as a professional Ballroom, Latin, Sth American and Rock n Roll Dance Instructor, Peter went on to spend 16 years behind a microphone in commercial radio working with some of Australia’s biggest media companies.
Gaining extensive experience in Sales, Promotions, Marketing and Events; Peter has jumped across to lead the sales team at Five by Five Web Design and Development Agency in Burleigh Heads.
A fanatical communicator who is always up for a chat and assisting new clients through the buying process.
Lead UI Designer
Nine years with Five by Five and over 300+ custom designed websites has taught Sam a few things about user experience, interface design, website frameworks and design review processes. Sam heads up design at 5×5. A passionate guy who cares deeply about the work he does. The perfect mix of creativity, communication and leadership equips Sam with the tools to deliver one of a kind products.
When Sam’s not whipping up designs in Sketch App or syncing them to Invision you can find him grappling at the gym or travelling in Japan.
Head Of Support
Tammy manages our Support Team and enjoys working with clients to solve problems and to achieve an outcome that adds value to their business. She is truly in her element when tackling complicated WooCommerce queries.
Tammy has a varied background including Television Production, where she spent 6 years honing her skills and working as a Production Manager. She also spent 13 years working in a Primary School as a Jack of All Trades, concentrating mainly on School Marketing and PR, Photography, and Multimedia.
Tammy spends her weekends as a Hockey Mom – but loves to take any opportunity to spend in the ocean, or behind a blow torch as a lampwork glass artist.
Senior UI Designer
Edwin has been interested in Graphic Design, Web Design and Web Development since his high school days. He completed a Diploma in Multimedia at GCIT while in high school which sparked his interest and ambition. After graduating high school he attended Griffith University and began his Bachelor of Digital Media, majoring in Graphic Design.
Since working at Five by Five, Edwin continues to advance his User Interface/Experience design skills and is also known as the icon master around the office. When he’s not creating unique designs he enjoys producing music, going to the gym, as well as playing basketball and golfing.
Gaby has always had a huge interest in the digital space. Growing up in the times of social media and digital marketing means her understanding of these tools are second to none. Completing a Bachelor of Communications (majoring in Advertising) at Bond University only expanded her passion for the digital world.
When she isn’t hanging out in HQ, Gaby spends her time at the beach with a book or exploring nearby hiking tracks and waterfalls! You can also find her most Sunday’s at Burleigh Hill with a cheese platter and friends!
SEO Copywriter & Strategist
Holly started her career in Television production for Sky Sports in New Zealand, after completing her degree in Television and Journalism. After moving to the sunny Gold Coast 4 years ago, Holly branched out into the world of digital marketing and content creation.
Writing subjects were always Holly’s favourites through school and uni and when she started working at Five By Five as an SEO copywriter, her Mum said she had “come back to her roots”. With more than 200 blogs on every subject imaginable under her belt, Holly is equipped to handle any client content thrown her way!
Holly is a big fan of reality television and our resident Kardashian expert. Pre-Covid she was a bit of a jetsetter and would catch more than 30 flights a year. Her favourite thing in the world to do is eat, chat, share ideas and most of all, laugh!
SEO Keyword & Onsite Expert
Oliver has a passion for marketing which he discovered through completing a Bachelor of Business with a double major in Marketing and HR at SCU. It wasn’t until his last year of uni that he discovered his love of the digital space within marketing, and this is where he started to hone his SEO and SEM skills.
Oliver is our Onsite SEO expert and finds great satisfaction in seeing our clients website climb through the ranks of Google and in turn watch their traffic excel!
Oliver spends most weekends at the beach surfing, snorkelling and doing anything else that’s outdoors.
Everyone at Five By Five is impressed with Oliver’s glorious long hair and knows that when he ties it up… he means business!
Head of Partnerships
Christie loves helping ambitious, scaling businesses like yours communicate the value of your product or service to your ideal target market effectively and efficiently.
Christie’s career spans two decades of experience in marketing, communications, education, sales and media working with a wide variety of clients, on diverse projects, across industries and on a national and global scale. A few career highlights include hosting the breakfast radio show in country Western Australia and New South Wales. She also represented Australia and Samsung as the Global Blogger at the 2012 London Olympic Games.
If you’re struggling to find your perfect client, getting frustrated with all the marketing jargon and just want to cut through the noise to find the right people, that’s what she does best. She sees the bigger picture when it comes to your business goals and marketing strategy. With an ability to think outside of the box directing you towards the right marketing platform to reach the heart and mind of your ideal client.
Our Development & Support Team
How we do it
We communicate in plain english
Most clients are lost and they don’t know where to start with digital strategy. They are worried that they might stuff it up and want be educated before making investments in this space. We are a web developer that listens, understands your business and communicates in plain English.
We’re result driven
By clearly defining the goals from the start the expectations are set. We will formulate a customised plan that you actually understand and hold your hand every step of the way keeping you accountable.
We’re in it for the long haul
Your website should not be set and forget. The launch of a new site is just the start of this journey. Through a combination of website maintenance, conversion rate optimisation, education & being proactive we are able to help you grow to achieve the goals you have set.
Our clients are stoked
A rock solid team that you can rely upon
In existence for over 15+ years, we have had some time to get our act together. When you work with us, you are getting the combined power of a team with no single breakpoint. Skills such as project management, design, development, copywriting, photography and video are all part of the mix. This gives you the leverage of a skilled team that does what it says it going to do. on time, every time.