Here’s what our customers are saying about Optical Design Business Enhancement.

Vladimir Ostashkevich, ULX111 Proven Custom Blend Oil

From Ted Goodfellow. Qantas Capt. Ret.

Dear David,

Just a few words for your potential customers. When I was trying to sell my B55 Beech Baron it had been in various publications for about twelve months with not a great deal of response.

When you suggested a video presentation to be linked to the press advertisements I was keen to try it out.  The video and voiceover you made of my aircraft was of excellent quality and highlighted the best features of my aircraft.

As soon as it was available attached to the aviation press there was a surge of interest and enquiries which soon resulted in a successful sale.

I would strongly recommend to anyone wishing to sell their aircraft that they  contact you as I firmly believe that the video clip was instrumental in expediting my sale.


Kind regards, Ted Goodfellow

Qantas Capt. Ret.

From Clare McAdam, Southern Junction Community Services

I first encountered David Hales and the team at Optical Design when we both joined the same business networking group. At the time, David was launching Biz Adelaide and he ran a competition with a free video promotion as the prize. I submitted an entry on behalf of Southern Junction Community Services and much to my delight, I won.

When I met with David to discuss how claiming my prize would work, he generously brainstormed other promotional ideas for our not for profit, one of which was the notion of a Christmas Greeting video including our various corporate partners. This would be made available through YouTube and each organisation would promote the video to its own networks – great cross-marketing and an innovative idea! I was so impressed that I decided to contract David to undertake this project with me almost immediately.

The project involved several hours of filming in different locations, largely with groups of people who had never been on camera before. David was on time, organised, attentive (these people were our Corporate Partners and we wanted them to have a great experience) and professional at all times. He produced the final product quickly and used his experience and initiative to provide a great result. The feedback from everyone involved and who saw the video was very positive.

In January, David graciously allowed our CEO Graham Brown to have a slot on Biz Adelaide. This was a great opportunity for us to showcase who we are and what we do. Again, David was highly professional and supportive throughout. We’ve put a link to the interview on our website.

I am delighted to have had the chance to get to know David and his team and look forward to continuing to work with them as opportunities arise.

Clare V MacAdam
Partnerships, Fundraising and Marketing Manager
Direct: 8392 3065
Mobile: 0400 824 266
Email: cmacadam@southernjunction.org.au

From the proprietors of Tyto Alba Holiday Cottage…

Dear David and Pat,

Over the last 3 years your total support was very much appreciated, if I had to go it alone I would never have had the success with our business, unfortunately we didn’t sell the business as someone came along and wanted only the cottage.

David, your patience with me, being a total novice was very heartening & surprising. My comprehension was very limited after having 14 years away from the work-force and to start a business from scratch left me wondering why I was doing this, but you both gave me the courage to continue.

The changes that we did over the years with the web page were amazing and I was so wrapped with what we did achieve during our years together.

I will always remember you both and appreciate what you did for us.

Ruth & Geoff Goldsmith.

From Group Manager, Bowden Brompton Community Centre…

Dear David, Pat and Kirstie

On behalf of the Bowden Brompton Community Centre I am writing to thank all of three of you and your team for the wonderful and professional service you have been providing.

For years the Bowden Brompton Community Centre had been talking about updating their website. For years different people had attempted without success and other professionals were simply too expensive. Pat advised me to contact you to see if our website could be updated. I found the whole process very simple and results were almost instant!

We are very pleased with the website to date and I will continue to edit it and develop it over time. It’s reassuring to know your technical support is only an email or phone call away, without having to wait like you do with large organisations.

Now the Centre is experiencing similar customer service from Pat who does the Community Centre bookkeeping and Kirstie who is assisting the Community Centre with event management projects.

Well done team, I’ll recommend you to anyone in need of your skills and service from now on.


Richard Ptak
Group Manager
Bowden Brompton Community Centre

From the President of the Aldinga Aero Club…

David and Pat and team.

I cannot speak too highly of the diligence and enthusiasm which you have contributed to the activities of the Aldinga Aero Club, and especially the amount of time and effort you have put into establishing and maintaining our website. It is of such a format that information about the Club’s activities is easily obtained by those who are interested in seeing what we do, as well as limiting specific and more pertinent internal material only available to the members by the use of a password.

The reporting of our charity functions, and monthly meetings, often documented with very professional and interesting video clips, that are often linked to other national and international aviation activities, has made it a very worthwhile exercise to visit our website: attractive, easy to use and to access.

It was only today that I received an email from the father of a family in the UK who had visited our website, was planning a trip for the family to Australia and South Australia, and wished to spend a day with us, particularly his children, when they arrived.

Thanks again for your earnest and willing efforts to highlight the activities of the Aldinga Aero Club, South Australia. We would have no hesitation in recommending your professionalism to others.

Evan John
Aldinga Aero Club
Colville Rd,
South Australia

From Zumba with Katie…

Dear David & Pat

Zumba With Katie would like to thank you for doing such a great job with my website, I am very pleased, it is exactly what I was after, and I get lots of comments about how great it is.

I really appreciate Pat’s help with the Quick Books set up and helping me get up and going, both of you do a great job, always helpful and easy to understand.

I appreciate your patience and also the way you make me feel comfortable, and explain everything so that I can understand, I know that I can ask questions and get advice at any time, should I need it. I am more than happy to recommend your services to anyone who may be interested, they will wish they had done it sooner, a very affordable & professional service.

Zumba with Katie

From the Director of Glassenbury Pty Ltd (Psycholites)…

David Hales I have been associated for some 40 years in all avenues of production, from the early days of entertainment, discos, school functions, corporate displays,
the world of commercial televsion in all aspects, commercial production, major OB events and live and recorded studio productions.
I have always found David to be dedicated to the projects in which he is involved.
He has an intricate knowledge of both technical aspects and production values of the projects he is associated with.
I have long valued our professional association and friendship.

Ian Linton
Director of Glassenbury Pty. Ltd. trading as Psycholites

From the Director of Lex Security…

David, Pat & Team

Lex Security would like to thank yourself and team for the work that you have done over the years.

Not only have you done a great job with the website the manner that it was done was outstanding. There is no silly question when dealing with your company and felt at ease to ask you anything in regards to the website.

No time was wasted in setting up the website with photo shoots etc and would highly recommend their services to anybody.

Even after the job was done any changes required etc was done promptly and with no fuss at all.

Optical Design is a pleasant company to deal with and would use the over and over again

Thank you

Alex Krasser
Lex Security

From Pelican Panels Australia…

We have been using Optical design for our website since 2003 & have found their service and advice fantastic. David is always ready to help with queries wherever he can & it’s never too difficult for him to visit our office to run through things. Since building our first website in 2003 we have had nothing but positive feedback from clients, family and friends.


From the Director Ascot Conveyancing…

Dear David , Pat

The team at Ascot Conveyancing would like to thank you for your service over the years and your wonderful support.
Your innovation and ideas have brought us much success. We look forward to working together with you as we develop
and continue to enhance our site.


From the Manager of Intriguing Travel…

I have known David for over 30 years through his involvement with the entertainment and television industry.
Recently he has assisted me with setting up and maintaining a website – www.intriguingtravel.com.
His dedication to and his knowledge of his business is excellent and I have always found him to be most helpful and
happy to assist me with my questions and ideas. His patience is exemplary!
I look forward to continuing to expand and develop my website further with him, world politics permitting!



Susie Linton

From the Director of Southern Real Estate…


Just a short note to say thank you for your help in redesigning our website and setting up all of our new email accounts . Your ongoing support, reliable website hosting & the fact that you are local & only a phone call away, which I might ad is always answered by a real person, is always greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,

Andrew Robertson
Southern Real Estate Pty Ltd

From LLoyd Irving & Cheryl Rae

We were very impressed with many features of the service we received from Optical Design.

Firstly, their friendliness and willingness to meet our needs was outstanding. Then came their professionalism in actually producing web pages given the specifications we negotiated with them.

Then there was the cost aspect – we received an excellent, affordable product for a very reasonable price, as well as ongoing web hosting and engaging their service to remind us of when our domain names expire so we don’t get caught out! Lastly was their ability to produce websites whose contents were able to be easily updated, changed and amended with a minimum of technical knowledge by us, in addition to their back up service should we run into any difficulties or need further advice.

This is an excellent family owned company providing a great service and we have already recommended them to friends and associates and we continue to recommend their services, especially to any small business seeking an impressive and professional shopfront on the web.

Lloyd Irving www.heavensaboveastrology.com and
Cheryl Rae www.adelaidemysteryschool.com

From the Manager, Women at Work Painters

Optical Design has been hosting our website and emails for 2-3 years now. We have found their service to be very personable and efficient and we are very happy with the overall service. On the odd occasion when we’ve had issues Optical Design have assisted us immediately which is very important given we need our website and emails to be operating 24/7. We have no hesitation in referring Optical Design to others looking for the same service.

Avril Southern
Women at Work Painters

From the Team at Aberfoyle Community Centre

On behalf of Aberfoyle Community Centre’s Board of Management and staff team, I would like to thank you for all of your professional support as our webpage designers and maintenance team over the past 4 years.
None of us had the skills to go it alone with setting up a web page and we have been continuously impressed with the support that you have provided each time we need to update material.

We have found it a great relief not having to worry about this aspect of our marketing. Our web page is colourful and informative, and everyone loves the virtual tour of the rooms available for hire.
Thankyou David and team, we are happy to recommend you to anyone in need of this type of service.

Anne, Paul, Ellen and the team at Aberfoyle Community Centre



From the Webmaster FX HZ Holden Car Club

To David and the team at Optical Design, I would like to express my sincere thanks for the friendly and personal service and assistance in hosting my websites for the past three years. Your knowledge and expertise in all aspects of computing, internet and multimedia is amazing.
You’ve always been readily availabe for help and advice, the hosting has been very reliable, and I recommend to everyone to save themselves a lot of trouble and go straight to Optical Design for their web needs.
Steve S.



Dogs Big Day Out


In May 2012, the Bowden Brompton Community Centre engaged the services of ODL Events Management to organise a large community event here in the Western region of Adelaide. The event known as the ‘Dogs Big Day Out’ was an event which worked in partnership with two other organisations.

The ‘Dogs Big Day Out’ was held at the Fitzroy Community Club on the 16 September. The event attracted such personalities as Simon Bryant and Racheal Leahcar.

ODL Events looked after everything, enabling the event to be a success on the day. We were impressed by ODL Events ability to work closely with all organisations in the lead up to the event. In addition, ODL Events were able to work within the tight budget allocated for the occasion.

Clearly their experience and knowledge ensured all Legislative requirements were met on the day. We acknowledge the difficulty and enormity such an event posed, especially working with 3 organisations at the same time. ODL Event Management made it look easy. Without their experience and ability to relate and communicate at all levels, we doubt the community event would have been successful?

I have no hesitation in recommending ODL Events for future initiatives, whether large or small in future. Thank you ODL Events Management for understanding our business and demonstrating an ability to deliver a prompt and efficient service.


Richard Ptak

Group Manager

Bowden Brompton Community Group Inc.


Tour Down Under 2013

Snapper point TDU 2013 was a great success from a stallholders point of view. The event was well run and smoothly organised, everything we needed was in place. A lot of work seemed to have been done in getting the crowds to attend and we would have no hesitation about being part of another event run by the same crew. A very successful day.


Paul Arguile Great Relish ( coffee provider )


West Beach Aviation Group 50th Anniversary

Planning our 50th Anniversary was made easier for our group because we allowed the team from ODL Events to prepare everything to do with catering. Kirstie and her team did a fantastic job organizing people to serve, the caterers as well as cleaning up. We had so many questions, but the team from ODL events came through on the night. I would recommend Kirstie and the team to anyone that has an event. Well Done.


Neal Billett
Former President
West Beach Aviation group


Tour Down Under 2013

Dear Kirstie,

On behalf of the Aldinga Bay Business and Tourism Association I would like to thank you for your generous support both professionally and as a volunteer. We greatly appreciated your enthusiastic support to our association in volunteering to coordinate the Tour Down Under event in 2013. The event was a big success for the community and enjoyed by all who attended. Your work in making it happen was invaluable. With your straight forward approach and friendly, helpful attitude it was a pleasure to work with you. I have no hesitation in recommending your services to anyone needing help with putting on an event.

Kind Regards


Ute Annells
Deputy Chair, Aldinga Bay Business & Tourism Association