Somar is a Professional Partner of SilverStripe

The content management system of choice with corporates & NZ Government agencies.

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Somar is an approved vendor on the Web Services Panel

Our agile team can deliver any solution for NZ Government.

Somar and the Web Services Panel

Strategy and experience that gets results

Somar help bridge that divide between the needs of your business, and the needs of your customers. We pride ourselves on user-centric design, and exploring the best solutions to suit your needs and budget.

Some of our Recent Work


Hundreds of thousands of people need quick and easy public transport information. We put human experience at the heart of a SilverStripe solution. Learn more

Wellington Jazz Festival

Wellington Jazz Festival is a yearly fixture, heating up the capital with a mid-winter culture hit, enhanced by great music, food, wines and craft beers. The Festival features major international headliners as well as top local musicians, with festivities all over the city.

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Outward Bound

Outward Bound is a non-profit organisation which helps New Zealanders reach their full potential through the challenge in the great outdoors. Somar designed a better UX experience for their customers and to improve sign up conversions.

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Mountain Safety Council

The New Zealand Mountain Safety Council (MSC) - the national organisation with a mandate to encourage safe participation in land-based outdoor activities, including tramping, hunting and alpine pursuits - required a durable and highly engaging online tool.

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MITO is an industry training organisation that provides qualifications and training programmes in the automotive, transport, logistics, industrial textile fabrication and extractive industries.

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Ministry for Pacific Peoples

MPP's strategic direction aims to generate opportunities for Pacific peoples in New Zealand to prosper. We created a new website that is as vibrant as their culture.

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Metlink Commuter App

Following on from the success of the Metlink website, Somar was asked to create a mobile app for Apple iOS and Android devices. This companion app focuses on real-time bus, train and ferry information for commuters on the go.

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Te Matatini

Te Matatini host a Māori performing arts that attracts over 30,000 people and supports Māori performing arts in schools, at festivals, in wananga, with businesses and government departments, with master classes and on the international stage.

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Let's chat

If you'd like to talk with us about a project, or get to know us better,
please get in touch. We're always up for a coffee at our Manners Street office.

Drop us a line

Somar Design Studios
Level 9, 50 Manners Street
Wellington 6011

+64 4 385 1075

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When we think about user experience, it’s usually things like “putting the user first”, “creating personas”, or “building an intuitive information architecture” that come to mind. Read more...