Gearbox Creative is an award winning web development and digital marketing agency based in South Africa
We recently won Gold at the New Generation Awards for the Best Corporate Website - Afriski Mountain Resort
Bespoke Solutions

We create solutions that are as unique as your business. No two companies are the same; no two websites should be

Attention to Detail

Gearbox Creative will perform a full audit of your current digital presence before proposing any new solutions

UI/UX Specialists

We work with Wordpress, Woocommerce, HTML5, CSS3, Javascript as well as a number of Adobe solutions

Award Winning Agency

Our Small Team Took Home Top Honours in the 2017 New Generation Awards - Best Corporate Website

About Gearbox Creative

Gearbox Creative is a boutique digital agency based in the leafy suburbs of Parktown North, Johannesburg. We do things a little differently here. Unlike many other web-based agencies, we won’t leave you in the lurch. Rather, we pride ourselves on the close relationships that we form with our clients. We take the time to really get to know our clients – right from the start. We’re on call throughout every project process and will continue to stand by you for maintenance and support purposes. We are quirky; we never think inside the box. We are Gearbox Creative.

Gearbox Creative (Pty) Ltd is a Level 2 B-BBEE provider with 51% Black Female Ownership

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Our Specialities

Being a small agency, we don't want to become the jack of all trades. We have specialised in developing corporate websites and bespoke eCommerce solutions for a number of clients. We the take the next step and help our clients with the social media and Google advertising. For a select few will also manage all their social media channels.
01. Website Development

01. Website Development

Website development has always been the core business of Gearbox Creative. It is our bread and butter. We have a number of different options available to clients. If you are looking for a small catalogue style site, maybe a single page – we can do it. Looking for a more detailed multi-page site with different solutions that you offer – we can do it. Possibly you even want to have a corporate site built allowing you to compete with other industry giants – we can do it.

You probably notice a trend here. We can do exactly what you want. Look no further than us for your website development projects.

02. eCommerce Solutions

02. eCommerce Solutions

Gearbox Creative has extensive experience developing and deploying eCommerce Solutions; from simple 5 product stores to large scale boutique clients with 500+ SKUs on the site.

We take special care in building our eCommerce solutions. We ensure that all the sites comply with Google with regards to Page Speed and Mobile Friendliness. We curate the most beautiful shops online. All our shops are hugely successful. Furthermore, we pride ourselves in the relationships that we build with our clients.

Join us today and take your business into the future!

03. Digital Marketing Solutions

03. Digital Marketing Solutions

Gearbox Creative has been creating and implementing digital marketing solutions for our clients for the past 5 years. Through targeted advertising and ensuring that bids and budgets are correct, we can guarantee successful results, yielding results that will grow your business exponentially.

In the past we have looked at a number of different digital marketing solutions and we have settled on using Google AdWords, both Search Ads and Display Ads, and Facebook Advertising. These two platforms offer the best ROI than any other platform out there. And the results they yield are generally more valuable than other platforms.

04. Social Media Creation and Training

04. Social Media Creation and Training

Gearbox Creative has been working in the social media realm for over 7 years now. We have created the perfect formula for setting up social profiles. We can maximise your presence across all the platforms.

We also offer a full day crash course on using social media. We tend not to manage client social profiles as we are not 100% experts in their industry and would rather not create another Bell Pottinger or FNB saga.


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Afriski Mountain Resort

Gearbox Creative has been our preferred digital supplier since 2012. They first built our G-Form South Africa eCommerce platform. In 2014, they were responsible for the development and deployment of another eCommerce site, Goneskiing. As our brands grew, we decided to develop the Boardriders Asylum eCommerce site in 2015. It was because of this long relationship that we approached Gearbox Creative to redevelop the Afriski Mountain Resort website in 2016.
Not only has Gearbox Creative carried out web development work for our group of companies, but they have also been instrumental in creating beautifully written content for a very niche audience. Many of the articles that they have created for us rank top in the Google searches.
Gearbox Creative has also run several digital advertising campaigns for us, which have had success and reached the goals intended.
We look forward to a long-lasting relationship with the company.
Peter Peyper
Owner of Goneskiing and Boardriders Asylum
Operations Director of Afriski Mountain Resort
Our company has been using Andrew Royal and his business, Gearbox Creative, as our digital supplier over the last 2 years. In that time, they have not only delivered a professional service, but have also gone above and beyond with regards to delivering projects on time as well as significantly contributing to the creative process to ensure maximum effectiveness. As a small business, you need a supplier who is agile and can change direction as your needs change and become clearer. No journey done alone is enjoyable, and with Gearbox Creative as our supplier, we have found a partner willing to go on our journey alongside us, learning, understanding and growing on both sides to achieve our various goals and aspirations.
Hardy McQueen
Founder Bureau Group
Mastermind of MangerManje
Hosts of Brunches and Feasts

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