About the Design Team

Hi, we’re Lavinia and Tom Hartney, a husband and wife design team based in sunny Sydney, Australia.

After years of working with some of the biggest brands, we left and started our own design business aimed at helping creative entrepreneurs like you.

Offering you the same industry insider knowledge,
we crafted website templates tailored for you, your industry and your audience.

We love seeing our templates transform our customers business, confidence, and online presence.

Say goodbye to embarrassing websites ( that were never really you! ) and finally feel proud to show your work online.

We can’t wait to see what you’ll do with our
template designs.

Hi, we’re Lavinia and Tom Hartney,
a husband and wife design team based in sunny Sydney, Australia.

After years of working with some of the biggest brands, we left and started our own design business aimed at helping creative entrepreneurs
like you.

Offering you the same industry
insider knowledge, we crafted website templates tailored for you, your industry and your audience.

We love seeing our templates transform our customers business, confidence, and online presence.

Say goodbye to embarrassing websites ( that were never really you! ) and finally feel proud to show your work online.

We can’t wait to see what you’ll do with our template designs.

Brands we’ve worked with

We’ve been fortunate to work with these wonderful brands.

What people are saying about us

“Working and collaborating on a design project was a
total pleasure for me. Experience, wisdom and skill, plus
the intelligent, cooperative nature made the job an
easygoing experience with an excellent outcome.”

“Working and collaborating
on a design project was a
total pleasure for me.
Experience, wisdom and
skill, plus the intelligent,
cooperative nature made the
job an easygoing experience
with an excellent outcome.”

Michael Leunig, Artist & Cartoonist 

“What immediately struck me, as it does anyone
else who has the pleasure of working with Lavinia
and Tom is - how incredibly hard-working,
honest and dependable they both are.”

“What immediately struck
me, as it does anyone else
who has the pleasure of
working with Lavinia and
Tom is - how incredibly
hard-working, honest and
dependable they both are.”

Jade Hobson - State Marketing Manager, Bendigo Bank

“Lavinia can always be relied on to bring beauty
and love to any project. She always delivered great
results, on time, and gave you 150%. ”

“Lavinia can always be
relied on to bring beauty
and love to any project.
She always delivered great
results, on time, and
gave you 150%. ”

Cory Watson, Head of Parenting, Fairfax Events 

“A talented, creative designer who produces
outstanding work, every time. She always brings fresh and creative thinking to the table and her work is always finished
to the highest quality and exacting standards. ”

“A talented, creative
designer who produces
outstanding work, every time.
She always brings fresh and
creative thinking to the table
and her work is always
finished to the highest quality
and exacting standards. ”

Kelly Handley, Marketing & Communications Professional 

“Regularly delivers beyond expectations
and goes the extra mile to ensure that our
creative is as effective as possible.”

“Regularly delivers
beyond expectations
and goes the extra mile
to ensure that our
creative is as effective
as possible.”

Janine Foley, Business Development Fairfax Media

“My business has increased and grown considerably
since I’ve been using The Template Emporium designs.
My clients often comment on the high standard
and creativity of my website.”

“My business has increased
and grown considerably
since I’ve been using The
Template Emporium designs.
My clients often comment on
the high standard and
creativity of my website.”

Tish Clarke - Countdown to Kindy

“They have always displayed a high degree of integrity, responsibility, and organisation throughout their professional careers.”

“They have always
displayed a high degree of integrity, responsibility, and
organisation throughout
their professional careers.”

Jade Hobson - State Marketing Manager, Bendigo Bank

Reviews are from similar products

We share a lot of favourite things, but when it comes to our top 5, we couldn’t decide who was right. So, we thought it would be easier for you to pick!

Our Top 5 Favourite Things

Kittens
vs.
Pugs

Kittens
vs. Pugs

Tom’s favourite pudgy-faced friend is a pug.
While I’m a lover of cats, and my British Blue Mina, was my all-time favourite pet.


Tom’s favourite pudgy-faced friend
is a pug. While I’m a lover of cats, and my British Blue Mina, was my all-time favourite pet.


LAVINIA’S TAKE: Are you a dog or a cat fan?


Reality TV
vs.
Relativity

Reality TV
vs. Relativity

Lavinia will take The Bachelor, Real Housewives or Survivor any day over Cosmos or PBS Space-Time.

Tom’s Take: Reality or Relativity, what’s your favourite?

Sweet
vs.
Savory

Sweet
vs. Savory

I’m all about the sweetness! But having a sweet tooth and being allergic to chocolate is torture! Tom is savoury all the way - Pizza and Pasta are his true loves.

I’m all about the sweetness! But having a sweet tooth and being allergic to chocolate is torture! Tom is savoury all the way.

Lavinia’s Take: Are you straight to dessert or savoury?

Mild
vs.
Spicy

Mild vs.
Spicy

I love anything hot and spicy! The Carolina Reaper (world’s hottest chilli) grows on our balcony.
Lavinia however, is not a fan at all!

Tom’s Take: Extra spicy or mild, what’s your preference?

Ice Skating
vs.
Running

Ice Skating
vs. Running

Tom’s a runner at heart while I love the cold air on my face as I glide around the rink.

Lavinia’s Take: Do you prefer sliding on ice or your feet firmly on the ground?