I specialize in designing websites for solopreneurs and creatives who have a lot to say or show off but don’t have the time or know-how to get things up online. As you can see from my client testimonials, with me you get an intuitive, creative, personalized digital partner who delivers on time and exceeds expectations. And I’m as picky as you are: I look for clients who understand there’s more to branding than just a “set it and forget it” website, although it’s a great home base for a start. (Here’s some of the other things you could be doing.)
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A full WordPress responsive redesign to echo the clean colors and design of the white book jacket, plus feature multiple entry points to articles and pages on innovation and questioning. Highlights new book & reviews on home page.
An elegantly simple WordPress website for author Philip Caputo. Each of Phil’s 15 books gets its own showcase page. Many promotional features were added as Phil’s new book THE LONGEST ROAD launched summer 2013 and he began blogging (I helped him with the images).
Incubator website for an eventual book by author and journalist Edie Jarolim. A responsive WordPress site with lots of custom artwork I created, including lines of sausages for border rules! Check out this fun, interesting read covering the topics of Genealogy, Freud, and Meat.
Official website for writer Ben Cheever, a WordPress site with lots of custom design touches, such as the “my favorite quotes” slider at the top.
A full-fledged book site with video, music, and photos galore, to support the launch of a first novel. Heavily customized WordPress template, with original photos in header and custom buttons. The blog aspect is suppressed.
Official website of author Terry Richard Bazes, featuring his 2011 book LIZARD WORLD on the Home page. This was a fun one to work on, with all the "lizard" motifs.
Website for a writers' organization. Featuring a WordPress blog on the home page, with a custom designed header and buttons on side.
Hub website for a brand-new small business press, featuring books and author info.
Author website for Warren Berger, with custom art. Not using WordPress with this one, since there is no blog.
My personal blog, customized for Tumblr.com. Features custom-designed header and a fun sidebar of widgets and videos.
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A custom WordPress redesign for a popular advice blog written by the Friendship Doctor. With more than 5 years of content, discoverability/searchability was a priority.
This custom portfolio website/blog was written and designed by me for fine-art photographer Barbara Erdmann. She wanted something "elegant, simple, and dramatic" and I think we achieved that.
A custom WordPress travel blog. The site is designed to be accessible and attractive to the “age 50 and above” target market.
A simple, white portfolio site for artist Jan Dilenschneider’s art show in Paris. This was rush job, turned around in 24 hours.
A personal blog design on Google’s Blogger platform I set up for author Kate "Katey Lee" Buford. Fun, light, elegant, and whimsical, like her wonderful blog posts.
Official website for actor Brian d’Arcy James. I did not develop the original site design, but have edited and updated all content and created the original artwork for the site the past several years.
Colorful WordPress blog designed to handle many articles, categories, and rotating features. Maintained for 4 years; now closed.
10-page business website, using GoDaddy templates and support. No blog required. Features custom header with unique photos.
The site uses dramatic photos as backdrops to each page—any photos can be used to give a “mood” to this kind of site.
Original design for A More Beautiful Question, in its first two years as a Wordpress blog. I designed it to look bright and direct—like its subject, a beautiful question. The main goal for this site was to stimulate conversation, so the blog and comments features were front and center and it had a lot of special discussion features, including a forum.