ProjectsHere are details of some projects that I have worked on!
My Role: Discovery, Design, Front-End, Custom Theme, Back-End
ChristPond is a faith-based retreat destination in southeastern Wisconsin. They need a website design update, an easier way to manage content, and a way to accept payment for reservations online.
A custom, fully responsive WordPress website, built with structured content in mind, while also allowing for flexibility and customization of the design by editors. The new design brings to life the beauty and tranquility of the ChristPond grounds. The WordPress backend gives ChristPond and its volunteers, an easy way to manage all of their content. I used Advanced Custom Fields coupled with a completely custom theme built on underscores(_s) and Bootstrap. They wanted to keep their existing Reservation system, built on .aspx for now, so I built an integration that will allow their users to register on the aspx site, while paying through the WordPress site, keeping all records together in one place. Phase 2 plans include a full Reservation System rebuild into WordPress.
My Role: Logo Design, Website Design, Custom Divi Website and Child Theme
Hidden Trails Skincare is a business owned by a local Portland aesthetician. She had been using her parent company’s website for her business, but realized it was time to have her own brand identity and website.
Colleen of Hidden Trails wanted a logo that reflected her profession: calming, natural, earthy, but that also communicated her own personality: fun, friendly, outdoorsy. The final logo reflects who she is and what she does, and the website offers assurance of a relaxing and healthy atmosphere while highlighting all her services and products.
My Role: Website Redesign
Mowtown has and outdated website design and needed a new design that would place them in competition with larger companies. They have an unique sales model that includes online shipping of large lawn equipment, and needed a website that shows they are a major player in the online lawncare sales industry.
I created a custom design for them that brings their site into modern days. Bold colors and imagery guide the user to their desired products.
My Role: Website Design
Siteworkz is a new company that needed a design for their website, which matches users with skilled people in their area.
I designed the site to communicate a DIY aesthetic, inviting visitors to easily scan the homepage for categories, offer examples of current ads, and a step-by-step to illustrate the easy process to sign up. The site design is professional but friendly and easy to navigate.
Past ProjectsSome fun projects that I have worked on in the past!
My Role: Discovery, Design, Front-End, Custom Theme, Back-End
The Parsemus Foundation is a non-profit organization that picks up abandoned but promising medical research projects. They needed a new website design to get the word out about their projects, encourage donation, and be a hub for information on all the projects. They were getting too many direct requests for information and wanted a place for the press and the general public to find the answers they were looking for.
A custom, fully responsive WordPress theme, built with structured content in mind, while also allowing for flexibility and customization of the design by editors. I used Advanced Custom Fields coupled with a completely custom theme built on underscores(_s) and Bootstrap. We created a contact page that addressed and gave more information on the various reasons for contact. Editor experience on the Admin side is very simple and intuitive, utilizing well-organized and labeled custom fields and post types for all structured content. Each page and section has customizable sidebars. Petition plugin integration allows for collection and display of individual signatures to encourage participation and show the reaches of Parsemus’ work.
My Role: Discovery, Design, Front-End, Plugin Integration & Customization, Custom Themeing
BET celebrity Chenoa Maxwell came to us with a challenge in more ways than one: build a 30 Day Challenge for her website that includes membership, auto publishing/unpublishing, and general Challenge management – with a 2 week deadline.
The deadline and budget did not allow for a fully custom plugin, so I went with a LMS solution. A learning management system had all the functionality we needed for a 30 day challenge, hidden in the form of lessons and classes! I customized Sensei LMS to manage and publish Challenges instead of Courses. The site includes user management and registration, along with front-end Notes submission, allowing each user to create their own notes about each challenge. Their user profiles show how far along they are in the challenge, and allow them to review notes about their progress.
Note: The Challenge was active for 30 days and only available to registered users. The data in the photos here is placer copy and not actual challenge copy.
My Role: Front-End, WooCommerce, Commercial Theme Integration
Angel’s Cup, an online single and subscription-based gourmet Coffee retailer, wanted to move their store from Shopify to WordPress, while keeping the rest of their static site intact outside of WordPress. They needed to migrate over all their Shopify products while retaining the same layout and design.
WooCommerce! I migrated over all their Shopify products into WooCommerce-specific categories and fields, retaining all the product metadata and images. A commercial WooTheme was customized via child theme to recreate the layout to match the static site and the original Shopify site design. They are now able to easily manage all their products via WordPress and WooCommerce, and in the future will be able to easily move the rest of their static site into WordPress for full control of every aspect of the site.
My Role: Front-End, Custom Theme, Back-End
Due to budget constraints, this site was slated to be built in .asp. When I found out, I stated my case for a WordPress build instead: I could build it more quickly, AND build in all the content management the client could possibly want – all in the same time and budget it would take to build a semi-static .asp site. To my delight, I won them over and got to build this website for WTI, a company that designs and builds premier waterparks all across the world.
WTI wanted a portfolio website to showcase their waterpark designs, with details about each park. They wanted to speak to specific audiences individually, by showing their work by industry. They also wanted highlight their great designers and show upcoming events they are presenting at.
Our designers came up with a beautiful website design, which I built into a beautiful custom WordPress website. I used Advanced Custom Fields to manage the various project details and relationships, including listing designers associated with each project. Projects are listed in many ways: most recent, featured, by industry, and by application. Any audience can easily see waterpark installations that match their situation. I also created a simple custom plugin for managing Events.
The client was delighted with the ease of maintaining projects and updating events!
Note: I built this site while working at the Milwaukee-based web development agency Ascedia.