Design Options made the website experience very easy for us, they were open to suggestions both in the design,  functionality and maintenance of the site.

 Our experience with Design Options was excellent, they are professional, friendly and accommodating, and we will quietly mention affordable.

We received results which exceeded our expectations and our client response has been fabulous.

Their service and support is second to none. We recommend them highly, if you require further convincing please feel free to call us.

Kelley Jones
Mason Containers Limited
Mason Contractors Limited


Diane has excellent copy editing, typographic, and design skills, which were put to great use for our book project. She proved herself to be willing, able, dedicated, and very conscious of deadlines and budget requirements. The client was most enthusiastic with the result. I look forward to working with Diane again, and recommend her without reservation.

John Wegg
Jet Aircraft Operations


Diane Osborne has recently completed the formatting for my doctoral thesis. The standard of her work is exemplary and I am delighted with the outcome. She was extremely professional in her approach and in every interaction with her, I felt confident that my work was in excellent hands. She demonstrated attention to detail and communicated with me promptly if something needed clarification. I greatly appreciated her drawing my attention to errors I had missed and her thoroughness and eye for detail is evident in the quality of presentation in my formatted thesis. I highly recommend Diane for any design work and will be using her services again in the future.

Francine Bennett
Teacher Educator
Bethlehem Tertiary Institute



Dear Diane
Thank you for the excellent formatting work you did on my lengthy document. I was very impressed by your thoroughness and skill and will encourage my colleagues to make use of your services.
Sincere regards

Dr Elizabeth Rata
Associate Professor
Director: Knowledge and Education Research Unit
School of Critical Studies in Education
Faculty of Education, University of Auckland


Diane Osborne recently completed the formatting for my sole-authored book, which is to be published with Peter Lang Publishers, New York, USA. The book reference is: Fitzpatrick, K. (2013). Critical pedagogy, physical education and urban schooling. New York: Peter Lang.

The quality of Diane’s work on this project was important as the final layout and formatting of the text needed to meet the publisher’s strict and exact requirements in order for the book to proceed to print within the timelines required. Diane competed this work within a short timeline and to the highest possible standards. She communicated directly with the publishers when needed and checked formatting issues with me before proceeding. Diane paid attention to detail in the text and picked up inconsistencies missed by the professional copy editors and me. As a result of her work, the final presentation of the book is of a very high standard, both technically and aesthetically.

Diane’s work on this project significantly reduced my own workload in getting the book to print. Her manner of communication is professional and friendly and she works in an efficient and productive manner. She solved problems when needed and it was clear to me throughout that she brings a great deal experience to her work, both in her knowledge of formatting and other technical software, and of writing conventions and construction. I have no hesitation in recommending Diane for similar work.

Dr Katie Fitzpatrick. PhD.
Senior Research Fellow
School of Curriculum and Pedagogy
Te Kura o te Marautanga me te Ako
Faculty of Education, University of Auckland


Diane of Design Options has been involved from day one with the setting up of Omaha Real Estate. Over the last eighteen months Diane has handled all our design work, not limited to website design, word documents including interactive forms (and designing layout of such), listing and other forms, letterheads, business cards, signage (including photo signs) and property brochures, basically everything. All work has been completed in a timely fashion and of a very professional standard. Being home-based enables Diane to offer an incredibly cost effective service. We definitely regard Diane as one of our most important silent partners and will continue to use her services exclusively. I would have no hesitation in recommending her whatsoever, so much so I invite anyone who would like a verbal testimonial to call me on 09 422 9632.

Chris de Lautour
Owner, Omaha Real Estate
April 2013