Sol of Purple Dog Design
Sol of Purple Dog Design

Purple Dog Design was established in 2006 by Sol Harris. Since then, the business has grown to serve an ever growing list of both local and international clients.

Customers take confidence in our ability to quickly understand their web and e-marketing objectives and to deliver professional, realistic solutions that produce sustainable results. Our extensive creative and technical expertise, and many years of experience, means that you can trust us to look after your online business.


Why Purple Dog?

  • We have many years of experience in all aspects of digital communications.
  • One-stop-shop for your webdesign, marketing, Social Media, web hosting / email, domain names, email newsletter software requirements and more!
  • We work for you and focus on delivering results.
  • Personalised, friendly, knowledgeable, one-to-one service.
  • Large number of satisfied customers : your success = our success.
  • We are passionate about what we do – take a look at these client testimonials…
  • A network of colleagues who can provide additional services as required, for example computer support, computer networking and more.


About Sol Harris

Article in Waiheke's Gulf News
Article in Waiheke’s Gulf News – click to read/enlarge

Born and raised in Somerset, UK, Sol received his first computer – a ZX81 – in 1982 at the tender age of twelve. The first program he wrote was a simple 10 line code that provided a greeting to anyone who typed their name. From then on, the obsession with programming and computers gathered pace!  After getting his Bachelor degree, he changed tack to work in IT, marketing and communications.  In 1994 he joined BT PLC (British Telecom) in London and quickly became a successful Account Director, managing multi-million dollar accounts such as The Boston Consulting Group, Chanel (perfumes) and Hamleys of London.

Sol worked and travelled the world in his IT role for BT PLC and for Glaxo Smithkline.  In 2002, during a “gap year” he “accidentally discovered” New Zealand and Waiheke Island (see News article!), where he has been based ever since.

He is married with three children and is passionately involved in a variety of local community organisations.  He actively works with children in his spare time, providing soccer coaching and is also a warranted and police checked Cubs Leader with

Sol was Chairman at the Waiheke Recreation Centre for two and a half years and is also a Trustee at Whittaker’s Musical Museum.

Here’s a media article, written by The Gulf News (a local Waiheke Island newspaper) – that tells a little story about Sol.


Working Together

When you contact us, we realise you may not have all the answers.  Naturally, every customer is different and each has different requirements, budgets and time-scales.

We will take the time to work with you, to consult with you – either via Skype, over the phone, or face to face – to fully understand your requirements, project brief and discuss your business objectives.

We will provide you with written recommendations, including an estimate of costs.

Once we have decided to work together, we will provide you with a clear framework of what will happen and when.  Together, we will create agreed objectives, a schedule of work, specific milestones and an overall time-frame.


Get In Touch – Let’s Talk !

Have questions? Want to find out how we can help you?

Call us on 09 950 4676 or use the below button to contact us.

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