RJ New Designs A Dynamic Team

RJ New Designs is a boutique website business, owned and operated by Richard and Julie Johnston. We may be small in numbers, but we’re big on results. We don’t outsource our work. You deal directly with us from the time of enquiry to project completion. This ensures nothing is lost in translation and the lines of communication are always open. We pride ourselves on quality service and product. Every new project is another exciting opportunity, for us to work with other business owners. We used to have staff, but we down-sized and you know what, we love it. If you want to work with a team as passionate about your business and website as you are, then give us a call today on (07) 4041 0776.


We love what we do. We’re enthusiastic and care about your business. It’s our goal to exceed your expectations, with quality work and service.


The internet is constantly evolving, so are we. We stay abreast of developments through constant online engagement, workshops and training.


Every new project is a challenge, that we aim to excel at. We’re highly motivated individuals and small business owners. We want to work with you.

Our Promise To You 100% Committed To Success

Our promise to you is that we’re absolutely committed to your website being a success. Why? Not only do we love what we do and take pride in getting results, our business growth is largely due to word of mouth referrals and happy customers. So, we work hard on every project, to make more happy customers and more successful websites. It’s a simple equation that’s been working for us since 2005.

The Designer & Developer

Richard loves working with customers. He specialises in developing ideas to promote your offline business, to an online audience. He also loves tennis, tea and biscuits and is quite partial to a braai. A what? He’s from South Africa, it’s a BBQ on coals. He’s also a great cook, hates mowing the lawn and is handy with a kite.

Writer & Project Manager

Julie is a writer. Before that, she was a reader. She loves words and will craft them to your advantage. She also loves coffee. A lot. But prefers instant, so she can have more of it. Also partial to white wine and gardening. Born in Cairns, loves it here. Doesn’t do the Red Arrow as much she should, but such is life.

Most Energetic Team Member

Ethan is definitely the most energetic team member. His favourite things are the beach, swimming, chocolate milkshakes and sprite. He loves going on weekend adventures and seeing new places. He’s our son and we’re a family business, so your support is valued and appreciated by the whole family.

Life Before RJ New Designs

Starting and running RJ New Designs is a culmination of so many sliding door moments. For Richard, life before coding and development was spent on the water. He loved wind surfing and then kite surfing, until a back injury brought that to a stop. After that, he ran another successful small business, moved around Australia and the world. He worked at hotels and resorts and also spent some time on tour desks. For Julie, it’s always been about the writing. After graduating from university, she started a media role at the North Queensland Cowboys. Worked hard, went travelling and came back to Cairns. Was marketing at Cairns Regional Gallery, spent nearly a decade in communications at Skyrail before a couple of years at Tanks Arts Centre. So, we’ve done some stuff and that helps us understand the cross-section of industry and customers we work with. We look forward to hearing your story.

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Our Clients Make Us Thankful

We appreciate each of our customers and are so grateful for their support and testimonials.

August Stevens

“Ang-Gnarra Aboriginal Corporation highly recommends RJ New Designs work. In developing our own website, we found that both Julie and Richard clearly understood our brief, in what we wanted in our website development. We are completely overjoyed with the end-product, thanks Julie and Richard.”

August Stevens - Ang-Gnarra Aboriginal Corporation

Niki Bailey

“Richard and Julie took our drab website and created something totally impressive, that showcases our business and products. They were both so helpful in working out the message we wanted to convey and produced a website that was way beyond anything we were expecting. We highly recommend them to everyone!”

Niki Bailey - Aztec Security Screens

Bram Collins

“We couldn't be happier with the website produced for our tourism business, Undara Experience. It has the look and feel we were after and carries all our essential brand elements. RJ New Designs are very easy to work with and are always very professional to deal with. I would happily recommend them for a totally professional website!”

Bram Collins - Undara Experience