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Whilst investigating other organisation’s websites, Neo-archaic were recommended to us and they subsequently won the tender to develop the website. From the start, both Martin and Karina were unfailingly helpful, knowledgeable and patient and guided us through the process with understanding and good humour. They were quick to respond and willing to help at every turn. We are extremely happy with our website which has received lots of positive feedback and we would have no hesitation in recommending Neo-archaic to any organisation.

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Ingrid Doyle

Healthy Workplace Ireland

Neo-Archaic were recommended by several other PPNs and after having just completed our new website with them, I would strongly recommend them too. Karina and Martin are a pleasure to work with. They are incredibly knowledgeable, skilled and professional. They brought vast experience to the process and guided us along the way. In fact they continue to guide us and are always very quick to respond to any questions we have. We now have a website that looks great, functions perfectly and is adaptable to future needs as we can make edits ourselves thanks to their excellent training. Thank you Karina and Martin for all your work!

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Sandy McGroarty

Cork County PPN

We worked with Martin and Karina in Neo-Archaic to develop the website. They were very easy to work with. They took the time to ensure they understood our requirements and worked collaboratively with us to ensure they were achieved. They were very responsive, flexible and engaged in the project from the outset. Martin and Karina took the time to answer all of questions quickly and thoroughly and provided excellent support throughout the entire process. Neo-Archaic delivered an attractive and easy-to-use website that we are very pleased with.

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Sarah Kennedy

The Housing Agency

We in the ICSH, recently appointed (following a competitive tendering process) Neo Archaic to develop a new website for our national federation, representing over 270 Housing Associations.

Our experience of  working with Karina and Martin from the beginning to the end of the process was excellent.

They understood and listened to the brief they responded and improved it. As a federation our communications are often complex and we have many audiences. Neo Archaic have built a intuitive, fresh and beautifully designed website. The response to the site has been very positive from our smaller more rural housing associations to larger associations, all agree on the accessibility and attractiveness of the site.

Neo Archaic provided excellent training and manuals for our staff who work on the site following the site development. The contract to develop the site was delivered on time in budget and we in the ICSH are delighted to recommend Neo Archaic.

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Éadaoin Ní Chléirigh – ICSH

Director of Development Operations for the Irish Council for Social Housing

Neo Archaic (Karina Steffens) designed and developed our website. You will understand when you look at the Richmond Barracks site why we are so very pleased with it. It is attractive, it dignifies its subject matter and it demonstrates how easy to use a website can be.

We have received so much positive feedback from people looking at the site. Karina is as easy to work with as her website is, she has supported others to update and create on the site and her response time is second to none. Well done Karina and we look forward to further projects together.

Éadaoin Ní Chléirigh – Richmond Barracks

Formerly CEO of Richmond Barracks (now @ ICSH)

I have really enjoyed keeping the Fingal PPN website up-to-date. It is such an easy site to navigate and update. Your help and support throughout my time in the PPN was invaluable, and I think you will agree that during Covid-19 it was fantastic to know we were doing something so helpful to the community. Fingal PPN got a very positive response to all of our work throughout Covid-19, but special mention was given on numerous occasions to the website, particularly the easy to read/navigate COVID-19 sections. Everyone loves the #CoronavirusSolidarity diary and I have given a copy of this to the Fingal Archive section for the history books!

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Jenny Foley

Fingal Public Participation Network

Karina and Neo-Archaic were a pleasure to deal with throughout the redevelopment of the Fingal Public Participation Network website and the launch of a new Fingal Community Directory. Karina and her team showed the upmost professionalism and flexibility in dealing with us throughout the lifetime of the project and beyond. No challenge was too much with innovative solutions delivered across a complex range of data-sets and feature requirements. Karina engaged meaningfully in a community design led approach and I would not hesitate in recommending her and Neo Archaic for future work.

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Jamie Moore

Fingal Public Participation Network

It’s rare that you come across standout talent like Karina.

I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Karina for over five years now during which she did subcontracting for my company Touchapps Ltd for a number of high profile clients.

She can handle every aspect of web development, design, coding, and handling clients many and varied requests with ease. Not only is she an amazing designer, but she has ingenious web skills with an eye for detail. I have always found her to be a true professional.

I would highly recommend her for any and all aspects of web development.

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Daniel Leahy

Co-Founder of Touchapps Ltd.

Karina and Martin were a pleasure to work with on the full re design of our old website.

With their help we moved to an online e-commerce platform. Their technical expertise combined with their professionalism and enthusiasm made the whole ordeal seamless and even enjoyable.

They went above and beyond in ensuring our website was tested rigorously before going live, giving us complete confidence in the final solution they provided.

We also had many laughs along the way! They are a great team to work with.

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Deirdre Fox & Máire Kearns

Blue Sky - The Project Management Experts

Thank you Neo-Archaic for the excellent job you have done on our website.  Karina and Martin are friendly, knowledgeable and it was a pleasure to work with them.  I was very impressed with their quality of work, customer care and attention to detail.  They were professional to deal with and designed a user friendly website.   I would highly recommend Neo Archaic to any business or individual.

Nina Farrell

Dublin City PPN

Working with Karina has been great over our last few projects. Having someone at the other end who just ‘understands’ what we do and what we want saves us a huge amount of time. Having worked with many developers over the years it’s always good knowing that the code that comes back will be clean and thoroughly tested, so we never hesitate to work with her.

Rob Reid
Rob Reid

Founder of Thought Different / Formerly Director of New Media, Martello Media

We really enjoy working with Karina. She provides sound advice on what will work and what will not and if something seems impossible, left with Karina, a solution soon emerges to solve this. With an easy going and very professional manner I would highly recommend working with Karina on any project.

Stephen Gibson

Art Director, Originate Creative

Karina provided us with exactly what we wanted for our local Bembridge RNLI website – eye catching, friendly, simple and extremely easy to keep updated.  She was very responsive to our suggestions as the site was being developed and has always provided us with excellent support whenever we have needed her help, even when she has been on holiday abroad!  Always a pleasure to work with – many thanks.

Mike Samuelson
Mike Samuelson

LPO, RNLI Bembridge Lifeboat, Isle of Wight

I highly recommend Karina for the high quality of her work. I have contracted her twice and she would be my first choice for future work. In the latest case I am rebranding the company and asked her to design a new logo. With only a very basic set requirements she came up with a number of concepts. One of these was exactly what I wanted, and within strict time and budget constraints it far exceeded expectations.

Ian Harkin
Ian Harkin

Author & Publisher

Karina is a highly creative designer who took my story and provided top-notch typesetting and beautiful cover art.  A joy to work with, Karina gave my novelette the professional treatment it deserved.  It stands out in the crowd in the Amazon Kindle store, where it’s receiving rave reviews.

I highly recommend Karina, and trust no one else in an industry where a beautiful presentation and layout is critical to attracting new readers.  She’s worth more than she charges.

James Beamon
James Beamon

Author of Dialogues with Talking Heads

I have worked with Karina Steffens for a decade. During that time she has helped me evolve my website ( into the efficient client-wooing site that has kept me in business. I get 90% of my business from my website, so having it kept running smoothly with periodic updates and creative improvements has been vital to keeping my business going. In all that time, despite my cretinous lack of technical expertise and amazingly stupid questions, Karina (with some help from her webmaster husband Martin) has consistently pulled off some spectacular design jobs which has made my site as efficient and user-friendly as I believe it is. I meet with her on a regular basis where we are always discussing ways to improve and streamline the site. Karina’s deep knowledge of her subject, her creativity and desire to do the very best in every job, is almost a handicap, because she would almost get sick rather than not deliver a superb product. To top it all, Karina designed a website for my charity,, in under a week. The site delighted the founder of the charity, and his associates in Central America. She has never let me down. If it’s web design you want, look no further. I would not have the business I have today without her. I can’t recommend her enough.

Jan Golden

Tai Chi Ireland

Karina has helped me with many website design projects and I find her invaluable. She has a natural flair for great, well balanced design and ease and flow of navigating through a site. She is very creative and her technical skills are top notch. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to design or maintain their site to the highest standard.

Deirdre Souchere
Deirdre Souchere

Inner Light Healing Therapies / Design Dimension Graphics

“Karina Steffens has been associated with the Drama League of Ireland website since 2007, and has been solely responsible for the maintenance of our site since February 2010.

I would highly recommend Karina to any company seeking an efficient and innovative webmaster.  Our site must be updated on a weekly basis – this is always done accurately and on time, and we feel that we can rely on Karina for a consistently professional approach to her work for us.”

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Valerie McGuile

Drama League of Ireland

Neo Archaic (AKA Karina Steffens) has been Burrenbeo’s primary web developer for almost six years. Throughout this period, Karina has delivered an effective and professional service with technically robust and visually attractive work delivered at all times.

Karina has consistently supported Burrenbeo’s website needs and has added creative and innovative ideas in building a strong web presence for Ireland’s very first Landscape charity.

As part of our new media team, Karina has always been courteous and honest and is meticulous in all that she does. Karina goes way beyond duty (even out of contract) to ensure that Burrenbeo’s website continues to look and function well. Burrenbeo is delighted to recommend Karina and wish her all the best on future projects.

Ann O’Connor

Late of Burrenbeo Trust

Karina designed our web site,, which speaks for itself, as do all the other web sites she developed.  It was a pleasure working with her, as she incorporated all comments very quickly, and she left the site very easy to expand and update.  Highly recommended!