is an independent website design consultancy based in Oaxaca and Mexico City,
founded in 1998 to help companies, organisations
and individuals to benefit from the Internet.
David Sutherland, the sole proprietor of Ambidextro,
is a self-taught, freelance, website developer with an academic background
in Electronic Engineering and a life-long passion for photography, the visual arts and the world of music.
Born and raised in Edinburgh, Scotland, he attended the University of
in Glasgow, graduating with honours, before moving abroad to live in
Oaxaca, Mexico where he gained substancial expertise in the local folk-art
and handicrafts scene.
David is fluent in Spanish and has more than 10 years of professional
experience in the fields of Business Consultancy, Computer Programming,
Export Management and teaching English as a Foreign Language. He collaborates
on projects with private enterprises, federal government agencies, non-profit
organisations and NGO's.
The reach of Ambidextro extends to
clients in Mexico City, New York, Thailand, New Mexico and Edinburgh. The
PORTFOLIO page has a selection of real examples
and shows the wide ranging nature of our work.
is registered with the Secretaría de Hacienda y Crédito
Público (Tax Office) in Mexico and can emit fiscal receipts
upon request. Ambidextro is also an authorized service provider for the Oaxaca State Government.
This is where we let our customers speak.
"The new site is going down a treat! Since launcing 3 months ago we've fitted kitchens for 5 new customers who contcted us via the Web, one from Moscow and another from London, it truly is the Worldwide Web. Getting great response, best money ever spent!"
"Genius! I'm going to tell Apple Mac that my friend Dave is a real genius, not a fake one like them!"
- Catherine Kumar, Vinigulaza.com
" I just got two more requests for information. The page is working well and we are filling up. Thanks David."
- Gary Titus, TOLC.org.mx
" Yes I want to continue the hosting of the site and the domain
names of both. They are drawing continuous traffic for the better.
And to tell the truth it is so much more artistic and aesthetically
pleasing than the one the gringos are doing.
- Douglas French, OaxacanStuff.com
" The site is doing great. I don't know how to access the stats
but I do get a lot of positive comments on the design and information
and it's definately good to be at the top of the search engine pages.
Our flying tour for this year has filled up, and I'm sure a lot of
it has to do with the webpage. "
- Mark Silverberg, Airexplora.com
"I have really noticed the increase, not only in visitors but in sales! I plan to put in some new models when I return. "
- Dr. Debbie Mounts, Milagrosparati.com
"You did a very nice job on the web site and facilitated my being able to locate Luis Pablo after seeing one of his jaguars a few years ago."
- Shelley Leddy, about LuisPablo.org
"I would like you to know that even though we might not have many visitors, I receive e-mail enquiries every day or two that mention the web page, so it´s definately making a difference. Thank you for all your work".
- Cecilia Amador Rodriguez, Shambhalacalli.org
"Thank you David! I've been looking for these guys on the Internet for years! They are potentially VERY fertile clients for me."
- Jonathan Barbieri,
"The presentation was an absolute success; the Website was well received by everyone and it's now a priority for us to keep on adding more information."
- Lic. Andres Soriano Montes,
"The traffic through the site has taken a jump over recent months and is climbing steadily again. Feb finished at about 1,700 and March is continuing the trend. It certainly looks as though we are now on the up and up. It is translating into the occasional call from outside Oaxaca and even the odd sale, which is nice."
- Hugh Kininmoth, customsteel.com.mx
"Their website is not only informative, but well done."
- Stan Gotlieb (realoaxaca.com), about iohio.org
"I got a lot of use from the site this year; it was the key to opening a lot of doors. Thanks and I'll be happy to be on your reference list."
- Athur Brunelle, ajbconsultants.com
"Thanks so much for putting together my page so nicely on the La Luz website."
David Julian, photographer ( www.DavidJulian.com )
"On the brighter side, I have my first clients coming this Saturday. I got a call a few nights ago and they had seen the webpage and decided to come. This is good, very good!"
- Linda Hanna, www.FolkArtFantasy.com
"What's great is that 3 customers have already contacted us!"
- Salime Harp, www.xaquixe.com
Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca, Mexico
A little bit about where we are in the world.
The colonial city of Oaxaca, in the South-eastern region of Mexico,
was officially declared by UNESCO in 1987 as a place of "Cultural
Heritage for Mankind" for its valuable and enriching activities.
Oaxaca was awarded this recognition for its cultural contributions,
archeological monuments, arts and sciences, which are a source of spiritual
enrichment to present and future generations.
The incredibly diverse state of Oaxaca (both culturally and biologically speaking) has inland highlands that still
have cloud forests and big stands of oak and pine, while lower-lying
areas and Pacific-facing slopes support deciduous tropical forest. The
pleasant sub-tropical climate of the Central Valleys is temperate year-round
and the serenity of distant places attract most travellers to the state
of Oaxaca. It has peaks almost 10,000 feet high, caverns among the deepest
in the world, virgin beaches, hidden jungles, and luminous valleys that
house populations where cultures of all people who once lived in its
midst come together. Zapotecs, Mixtecs, and the fourteen other ethnic
groups still present in its culture and customs are the driving force
behind the state's fine handicrafts and blossoming art scene.
"Oaxaca is a place nourished by the past that lives adventurously in the present while creatively anticipating the future"
Selma Holo, Oaxaca at the Crossroads
Mexico is a wonderful place to live, not only for its climate, beauty
or delicious food but because of the people. Their joy, happiness, and
sense of humour is contagious. Music, sunshine, dancing and good beer!
What could be better?