Hi, we're
Digital Garage

We specialise in recruiting for contract and permanent technology, and digital talent for both small, large and start-up organisations. We have a strong track record of finding and filling brilliant jobs in the IT sector.

Our capabilities

Development & Testing

  • Frontend
  • Mobile
  • Integration
  • Cloud
  • DevOps/SRE
  • Web3
  • VR/AR
  • CMS
  • CRM
  • Testing - Automation & Manual
  • Technical Consultant
  • Architecture
  • Management

Delivery & Enterprise

  • Product Owner
  • Product Manager
  • Programme Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Project Coordinator
  • Delivery Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • UX/CX
  • Agile Coach
  • Scrum Master
  • Change Manager
  • Functional Consultant
  • Release Train Manager
  • C-Suite

Data & Analytics

  • Data Analyst
  • Data Engineer
  • Data Modeler
  • Data Scientist
  • Machine Learning
  • Deep Tech
  • NLP
  • Customer Insights
  • Report Analyst
  • BI/DW Developer
  • ETL Developer
  • Management

Our values

  • Person to person

    Bringing together a diverse nation of like minded individuals is the heartbeat of Digital Garage. Together we are stronger and together we can accomplish far greater success.
  • Creative thinking

    The building blocks of a digital nation. We encourage and actively promote creativity as we believe this drives innovation and progression.
  • Aligned goals

    Whether it be life goals, career goals or business goals we are passionate about getting this right. Strong relationships, collaboration, and a meeting of minds is our commitment to you.
  • Enable development

    We proudly sponsor and aid the development of our people and our customers ensuring we are an integral part to the growth of the New Zealand Software & Product communities.
  • The team

    Experts in their field and highly-entrepreneurial, Mike and Jamie co-founded Digital Garage in 2020.
    Jamie Blackwell

    Jamie Blackwell


    Since joining the recruitment industry in 2010, Jamie has worked for a number of New Zealand’s largest recruitment brands in leadership roles. Jamie enjoys focusing on professional development for the people around him whilst thoroughly enjoying the creative thinking that delivery in recruitment offers. When not working Jamie can be found somewhere near the snow, in Hawkes Bay or enjoying time with family and friends at the beach.

    Mike Farrance

    Mike Farrance


    Mike is as passionate about Software & Product Development as it gets. Being a senior recruitment figure within New Zealand, Mike has over 12 years’ leadership experience driving growth within the Software & Product markets across Asia Pacific. An active member of various tech groups Mike is always keen to connect with like-minded people. On the weekend you’ll find him playing football, spending time with family and enjoying the nature of NZ.

    Kate Hughes

    Kate Hughes

    Principal Consultant

    Kate joins Digital Garage with over 5 years recruitment experience in the construction sector working her way from the ground up to Senior level. She loves the feeling of placing the right candidate with the right company, and has gained a real passion for recruitment. Kate has had no trouble transferring her wide skill set to the IT environment. Outside of work you can find Kate spending time with her young family, PC gaming, or reading a good book.

    Alric Wright

    Alric Wright

    Principal Consultant

    Alric joins with 7 years recruitment experience in the IT space. Having worked across the full spectrum of Digital & Technology he brings a wide range of skills to the team. With a passion for recruitment , Alric loves that every day is different and enjoys consulting within his market. Outside recruitment you can find Alric watching F1, playing golf and supporting the local rugby team.

    Sofia Garcia

    Sofia Garcia

    Delivery Consultant

    Coming from a HR and IT Recruitment background Sofia brings with her a keen interest in customer experience and digital delivery with a passion for sourcing top talent in the industry. Sofia is all about building genuine and lasting relationships with her candidates and enjoys being able to connect them with the best jobs the market has to offer. Away from the office, Sofia enjoys gaming, watching movies or anime, and spending time with her family and fur-babies.

    Henry Lloyd

    Henry Lloyd

    Delivery Consultant

    Henry is an experienced Technology recruiter and has worked extensively across the Digital & Technology NZ landscape bringing with him a diverse range of skills to the team. Henry is a tech enthusiast and thrives in technical conversation with his candidates and will go the extra mile to develop meaningful relationships. When he's not working, Henry can be found surfing, playing golf or watching sports with mates.